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  1. News - China - TAIWAN AIR CRASH

    International experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site for clues to cause

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 08:29pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... to determine whether the plane had made impact with the trees. The information contained in the black boxes would give a clearer picture when it was released in the coming week, he added. Angry relatives have blamed the authorities and TransAsia for the worst air disaster in a decade in Taiwan, questioning why the plane was cleared to fly in such stormy weather. Some vented their anger ...

  2. News - China - CYBER CRIME

    Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 12:36pm by Associated Press

    ... information, and we have repeatedly made it clear that the United States will continue using all the tools our government possesses to strengthen cyber security and confront cybercrime,” Raimondi said. ...

  3. Gas blast highlights lack of disaster relief plan

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... safety equipment at mines, but some assessment needs to be made on whether the money is being spent appropriately. In places where unlicensed mines are shut down only to be quickly opened again, ... emergency response system. Even if risks from industrial accidents such as these can and should be reduced, there will always be a need to mobilise rescue efforts during natural disasters. Last ...

  4. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    Yoo Dae-gyun, son of South Korean ferry tycoon, detained

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... of Chonghaejin. For months, authorities sought the two, saying embezzlement and other alleged corruption by the Yoo family may have contributed to the April 16 disaster that left 294 people dead and 10 ... man's despite nearby clues to its identity. The authorities continued their massive manhunt for more than a month, prompting public criticism of police and prosecutors. DNA testing confirmed ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Government to launch HK$227m study into building man-made islands

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Government will ask for HK$227 million to study where to build them, and how many Bureau to look into creating new islands A HK$227 million study on building artificial islands in central Hong Kong waters- including th ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches satellite to monitor damage from natural disasters

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Satellite to monitor disaster damage Japan successfully launched a new mapping satellite yesterday that will be used to survey damage from natural disasters and changes affecting rainforests. The Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 (ALOS-2) will be able to see scars left by catastrophes such as Japan's 2011 tsunami as well as monitor progress made ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology

    Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by DARREN WEE

    ... made the problem, man can remedy it. The son of Japanese sculptor Tetsuo Harada, he grew up in Paris and Saint Malo and studied product and interactive design in France and at the Royal College ... in the Gulf of Mexico, following one of the most devastating environmental disasters in recent years- the 2010 BP oil spill. Harada was working in construction in Kenya when the Massachusetts ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROPERTY

    Hotel scheme holds high risks for buyers who saved on stamp duty

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man, Olga Wong and Paggie Leung

    ... Joyce Man, Olga Wong and Paggie Leung High risk for buyers in hotel scheme Buyers of units in the Apex Horizon hotel may risk financial burdens despite avoiding stamp duties by making ... Authority spokeswoman said the authority would take action if any agents were found to have misled buyers or made false claims. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said he had instructed departments ...

  9. News - World

    Australian woman loses relatives in both Malaysia Airlines disasters

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:50am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sydney Woman's double tragedy In an almost incomprehensible twist of fate, an Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 learned yesterday that her stepdaughter was on the plane shot ...

  10. News - Asia - FERRY DISASTER

    South Korea raids religious commune in search of ferry disaster suspect

    Posted May 21st 2014, 03:22pm by Reuters

    ... the government of religious persecution. “We will prove that our dear brother Yoo Byung-un is not an evil man and that he has lived as a role model citizen of this country practicing the love of Jesus ...




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