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  1. News - World - WILDLIFE

    Bagpipes seized at border- that’s how seriously US authorities take ivory ban

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Concord, New Hampshire The skirl of their pipes had barely receded before two US teenagers learned a hard lesson in cross-border musical diplomacy. If your bagpipes ... to a small border crossing in the state of Vermont when they were told to hand over their pipes because they contained ivory. The US prohibits importing ivory taken after 1976. Even though the boys ...

  2. Border health surveillance lax

    Posted Jan 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Cross-border surveillance for infectious diseases was lax at the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border yesterday, despite a pledge by health officials to stay on high alert after a suspected Sars case in Guangzhou. With the case still under investigation, a South China Morning Post reporter was able to cross the Shenzhen and Lowu checkpoints without completing a health ...

  3. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukraine presses Russia to return soldiers who crossed border

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kiev Kiev urges Russia to return soldiers Ukraine said it was in talks with Moscow over the return of 311 Ukrainian soldiers and border guards who had been forced by fighting with separatists to cross into Russia, but Russian border authorities said the troops were seeking asylum. Both sides seemed set to use the fate of the troops to score propaganda points as Ukrainian ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia plans military aircraft drills near border with Ukraine

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:32pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russia plans border military drills Russia has begun a massive military exercise involving more than 100 aircraft near the border with Ukraine. The war games came ... would shoot at ground- and air-based targets at newly opened testing grounds in regions near Ukraine's southeast border, while air defence forces would fire surface-to-air missiles near ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Liantang-Heung Yuen Wai border crossing hits HK$8.5b snag in Legco

    Posted Jan 07th 2014, 01:05pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG AND PHILA SIU

    ... with Shenzhen. The project includes a checkpoint, a new road connecting it with Fanling Highway, a tunnel and five cross-border bridges. Joining the chorus of doubts was the pro-government Democratic ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phila Siu Multibillion-dollar crossing with Shenzhen runs into a hitch, with lawmakers refusing to boost the budget funding by more than 50 per cent Border project ...

  6. News - World - LEBANON

    Civilians flee as 16 Lebanese soldiers reported killed in border clash with Syrian rebels

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:12pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Beirut Civilians flee as troops killed fighting Syrian rebels Thousands of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees crammed into cars and trucks to flee a town in eastern Lebanon yesterday as troops battled al-Qaeda-linked militants from neighbouring Syria who overran the border region in the most serious incursion into Lebanon of the three-year conflict. The Lebanese army ...

  7. Police plan to ease border congestion

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Law enforcement agencies may set up a joint border command to ease congestion at busy checkpoints caused by a rise in the number of travellers. The main function of the joint command would be to divert travellers to less busy checkpoints during public holidays. Police Commissioner Tsang Yam-pui said yesterday that the force was talking to the Customs and Excise and Immigration ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukraine rebel commander threatens attacks on checkpoints

    Posted May 15th 2014, 09:02pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg US and EU weigh more sanctions on Moscow A senior rebel commander in Ukraine's separatist eastern region has threatened an onslaught on Ukrainian military checkpoints if they are not withdrawn immediately, according to a video posted on the Facebook page of a rebel politician. Sergei Zdrilyuk, dressed in military fatigues, warned he had covert groups already in place. "I am ...

  9. One killed, 11 injured in border crash

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... into a lamp post near the border checkpoint at about 4.15pm, said Chief Inspector Chan Sai-leung, of the New Territories North traffic accident investigation team. No one was injured on the bus, which ... was the most serious since the corridor and the checkpoint were opened on July 1, 2007 by President Hu Jintao to mark the tenth anniversary of the handover. The border checkpoint was the first at which ...

  10. News - World

    Scarce Ebola drugs bring hard ethical choices as outbreak spreads

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 10:04pm by BLOOM

    ... just give technical advice." Doctors Without Borders, with almost 700 workers in the affected region, was also critical, saying in a statement that it had been repeating for weeks that "a massive medical, epidemiological and public-health response is desperately needed to save lives and reverse the course of the epidemic". Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone ...




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