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  1. News - World

    Pair accused of trying to deposit fake bonds in Vatican bank

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:57am by AFP

    ... we're talking about a plot by criminal masterminds if they managed to get caught at the first hurdle". The IOR has a troubled history, including the collapse of the Banco Ambrosiano, ... Banker" in the press- was found hanging from Blackfriars Bridge in London in 1982 in a suspected murder by mobsters. In February, Pope Francis created a new finance ministry to oversee the Holy ...

  2. Safety drive after deadly collapse

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok All arched bridges to be checked, construction of new ones stopped The deadly collapse of a stone bridge in Fenghuang county, Hunan province, has sparked a mainland-wide ... from the site of the collapsed bridge, which spanned 328 metres and was 42 metres high. Xinhua last night put the death toll at 47, and quoted an unnamed expert as saying it was unlikely ...

  3. Business - Money - BONDS

    Bonds by Chinese property firms fall further after collapse of Zhejiang Xingrun

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:26am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Bonds by Evergrande and Agile decline after Xingrun collapse intensifies default fears Mainland property firms dealt blow Bonds issued by some mainland real estate companies extended a slump after the collapse of a developer stoked concern that defaults are starting to mount as the economy slows and the government reins in lending. The 8.75 per cent notes due ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Mo Farah insists 'it's no big deal' after race collapse in New York

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York World track champion recovers from fall in half-marathon to finish second I'm fine, Olympic ace insists after race collapse Double Olympic and world track champion Mo Farah collapsed after crossing the finish line in the New York half-marathon on Sunday, having recovered from a fall earlier in the race to finish second to Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai. Farah ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Demba Ba stuns Paris Saint-Germain as Chelsea storm into semi-finals

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 09:49am by Associated Press

    ... the ball was in the net. It was a big joy for everyone Demba Ba Mourinho was elated, sprinting from the bench to join his celebrating players, who collapsed in a heap on the pitch. “It ... during his 2004-07 stint in charge, remains on course to win the competition in his first season back at Stamford Bridge, while the team are also second in the Premier League. Joining Chelsea ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORTATION

    Air bridge bolts are focus of inquiry

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... bridges that collapsed at Chek Lap Kok airport on Sunday failed because of the bolts connecting different parts of the platforms, the Airport Authority says. Ricky Leung Wing-kee, general manager ... is conducted on the air bridges weekly, monthly and quarterly, and the collapsed bridges had just passed the monthly check carried out on March 27. Nothing unusual was discovered Twenty of the bridges ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - ATHLETICS

    Respect the distance

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 09:28pm by Reuters

    ... metres champion told a news conference held in the shadow of Tower Bridge, the iconic halfway mark of the race. "When I'm training normally I know I can do reps of 5km or whatever ... but another half-marathon outing in New York three weeks ago was not so smooth as he tripped early in the race and then collapsed unconscious after crossing the line in second place behind ...

  8. Bodies recovered from Jiujiang Bridge accident

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Five bodies have been recovered downstream of Foshan's Jiujiang Bridge, part of which collapsed last week when it was hit by a sand barge. Two were not related to the collapse and police were trying to identify the others, Nanhai district spokesman Mai Shaoqiang said. At least nine people, including two bridge workmen, plunged into Guangdong's West River, ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Death toll from New York blast, building collapse rises to seven

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 10:42pm by Reuters, AFP, AP

    ... toll from an explosion that collapsed two New York apartment buildings after an apparent gas leak rose to seven on Thursday, and the number of injured is close to 60, police said. New York City ... to save people.” His office said nine residents from the two collapsed buildings were still unaccounted as night fell. The new, fifth fatality was a body pulled from the rubble, the fire ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Drogba warns he will afford Chelsea no favours at Stamford Bridge

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Former Blues hero makes it clear his allegiance is to his Turkish masters as he returns to the ground where he forged his reputation I aim to score at the Bridge ... in the Champions League, where, following a 1-1 draw between the sides in Istanbul last month, a win or high-scoring draw for Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge would send the Turks into the quarter-finals. ...




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