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  1. Sport - China

    'My body is begging me to stop': Li Na confirms retirement because of recurring knee injuries

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 02:42pm

    ... knee weekly to alleviate swelling and pain, my body is begging me to stop the pounding. “My previous three surgeries were on my right knee. My most recent knee surgery took place this July ...

  2. Sport - Soccer - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Lay off Iker Casillas, Carlo Ancelotti begs Real Madrid fans

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:07am

    ... Reuters Coach pleads with supporters to be 'positive' after 5-1 thrashing of Basle Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti urged the club’s fans to “be positive” after captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas was again targeted with whistles in Tuesday’s ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Triple Trio goes begging at the track with no beer

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 11:03pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Triple Trio goes begging at the track with no beer The Triple Trio again went unclaimed resulting in another huge jackpot for next week's Sha Tin meeting, but worse still, losing punters could not even drown their sorrows after a licensing mix-up meant no alcohol could be served in the members' section of the racecourse. The TT has ...

  4. Beggars on Campus empty of real ideas

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... for its HK$18 billion. Aside from sticking its begging bowl right under Mr Tsang's nose again, its only thought was that a government advisory committee should identify key research areas. ...

  5. News - China

    Three deaf and mute defendants convicted of running Beijing begging gang

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 01:44pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Three deaf and mute defendants were convicted yesterday of forcing a group of young disabled people in their 20s – who were also deaf and mute – to beg on the streets of Beijing, the Beijing Times reported. One of the defendants, Zhang Zhiguo, had been threatening at least four deaf and mute men to beg for donations since August 2011. Zhang claimed ...

  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Rich pay, rich clients, but luxury retail jobs go begging

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Surge in new hotels and shopping centres to cater to rising number of mainland tourists is stretching staff recruitment in the luxury sector Luxury brands struggle to keep talent despite top pay Working on the sales floor fo ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai civil servants forced to beg anti-government protesters for access to offices

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 04:57pm by Associated Press in Bangkok

    ... were begging permission to get back to work – in offices across the street his anti-government demonstrators had shut them out of two weeks earlier. Tens of thousands of passport applications ... chief, Major General Adul Narongsak, pressed his palms together in a traditional sign of respect, and smiled meekly. “We are begging for your mercy,” he said. The monk, Luang Pu Buddha Issara, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Pianos begging to be played in Melbourne streets

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 04:14pm by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green Taking the piano out of its ivory tower and into the street Imagine stepping out of your front door to find that, overnight, a brightly painted piano has turned up in the street. What's more, it's wearing a sign that says "Play Me ...

  9. Ringleaders in Anhui ordered to surrender

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam The authorities urged the kingpins behind a child-begging ring to turn themselves in. Media reports revealed that possibly thousands of children kidnapped or lured to villages in Fuyang, Anhui, were deliberately disfigured and disabled, then forced to beg in big cities. A directive issued by the Gongji township government on Tuesday asked ringleaders from Gongxiao ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Hong Kong Cycling Association begs young star Choi Ki-ho not to quit

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 10:59pm by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin One of city's most promising talents says his interest in the sport has waned, and he wants to pursue studies instead of joining pro team HKCA begs top young star Choi not to quit Hong Kong officials are desperately trying to convince multi-talented young rider Choi Ki-ho not to quit the sport. Choi, the heir apparent to Wong Kam-po and considered the best Hong Kong ...




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