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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Inferno prompts state of emergency

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Red Bluff, California Inferno prompts state of emergency California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties after a wildfire ... and Manton. More than 3,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in Tehama and Shasta counties, about 200 kilometres north of the state capital, Sacramento, although evacuation orders were ...

  2. The sorry state of rampant euphemisms

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... are intended to make unpleasant or embarrassing things sound more pleasant. Yet there is a fine line between trying to be polite and trying to hide the true meaning of things. In their statements about ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the green-eyed monster lurking? He says he is 'bored' by the issue. Most local politics is boring to those on the outside. Why, even our little issue of democracy for Hong Kong would not cut much ice with your average Londoner or Manhattanite. But to the locals affected local politics can be of intense interest, passion even. I'll bet there are local issues in Tai Hang ...

  4. Beijing puts brakes on railways

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A State Council meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday said the speed of new high-speed trains should be reduced 'appropriately' during the early phase of their operation ... authorities would also gradually increase the intervals between trains to reduce risks. More trains would be arranged to ease passenger flow. The State Council said it would suspend approvals of new ...

  5. New policy to push stricter ship safety

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... every two weeks- using official government or port state records, including those from the US Coastguard and Australian authorities. To ensure that the data is being compiled, classification ... last year. With 2,068 ships registered here, totalling 74.7 million gross tonnes, Hong Kong is among the world's five biggest ship registries. To qualify for Qualship, flag states must ...

  6. What did you think of 11'09''01?

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Send in your vote to syp.chatroom@scmp.com together with your name, age, contact number and address. The first 10 entries will be awarded a special prize. SANDY RIE D'IMBRUER - 17 Sometimes you get so immersed in your work, in your fun, in your loved ...

  7. Gas blamed in killer Kowloon blast

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the explosion damaged a water pipe. Rescuers who responded to the scene resuscitated the injured workers, who were brought to the United Christian Hospital. One of the victims is in critical condition, ...

  8. United effort needed for quake victims

    Posted Oct 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... especially as winter is approaching. The world has been quick to react. The United Nations has sent an emergency relief team. The European Union, the US and other governments have pledged funds. ...

  9. State oil refinery blamed for turning Pearl River tributary black

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... several years ago caused widespread pollution and the refinery was fined, the official said, 'but this is a ministerial-level unit so it's hard to punish them'. Refinery officials ...

  10. Crash in US kills two HK students and injures third

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Two Hong Kong students studying in the United States were killed and another was injured in a car crash last week. Ricky Fok Ka-hei, 21, who was attending Ohio State University (OSU), was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident in Clinton Township, New Jersey, on Monday. A second OSU student from Hong Kong involved in the accident, Jeffrey ...




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