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  1. News - World - DEFENCE

    US Army builds rapid reaction force in turf war with marines over Asia role

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:17pm by WASHPOST

    ... calls "the tyranny of distance", Brooks is trying to make his forces more maritime and expeditionary. To save their budget, they want to build a force the nation doesn’t need A MARINE ... "They're trying to create a second Marine Corps in the Pacific," said a marine general, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "To save their budget, they want to build a force ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Bomb near Egypt intelligence building wounds four soldiers

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 08:26pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo A bomb near an army intelligence building wounded four soldiers on Sunday, the third such blast within a week in Egypt after the Muslim Brotherhood’s ... and destroyed the rear compound wall of the intelligence building, the army said, adding four soldiers were wounded. The blast was the third such attack in less than a week. But another was averted ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Yung looking to build on success after a flying treble

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 10:19pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Yung looking to build on success after flying treble Rookie trainer Benno Yung Tin-pang continued his stellar recent run at Sha Tin, racking up ... for his recent hot run of form. "There's no secret at all, it's all about patience and time, my horses needed it early in the season. Hopefully, now we can build ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Call to postpone building of new Kowloon highway

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:57am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Call to postpone new Kowloon flyover A green group has urged the government to postpone the development of the Central Kowloon Route as it fears more pollution from its construction will affect the district. Green Sense said ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Islamist students torch Cairo campus building: police

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 08:50pm by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... arrested as Egyptian police entered a Cairo university on Saturday to confront Islamist protesters who torched a building, amid an intensifying crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, officials said. ... said 60 of the students were arrested after the fire on the first two floors of the building was brought under control. The violence comes a day after five people were killed in clashes across ...

  6. News - China - LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    Beijing district officials build themselves 'Kremlin-like' office complex

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 01:03pm by Angela Meng

    ... by building themselves a lavish office complex reminiscent of the Kremlin, the Beijing Youth Daily said. Mentougou, a largely rural district in western Beijing with some 270,000 residents, is now home to a group of government buildings with onion-shaped golden crowns, arched windows and white walls similar to the Cathedral of Annunciation, the five-century-old Russian Orthodox Church located ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    What price heritage? Advisory group to consult on saving historic buildings

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Consultation on conservation to raise question of what heritage buildings are worth saving and to what extent public money should be used Saving ourpast- but at what price? Are Hongkongers willing to pay more to conserve privately owned historic buildings? And what constitutes the city's "collective memory" when deciding what ...

  8. News - World - AVIATION

    British Airways plane hits Johannesburg airport office building

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 02:26pm by AFP, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Johannesburg Wing of British Airways jet slices through offices while taxiing on wrong runway in Johannesburg Passenger jet strikes airport building BA 747 slices through a building in Johannesburg pic.twitter.com/CrOgqDlmLv — Flight Emergencies (@FlightEmergency) December 23, 2013 A British Airways plane carrying 202 people has struck an office building ...

  9. News - China - ANTARCTICA

    China to build two new Antarctic bases: state media

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 11:58am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Antarctic exploration and research are the priorities for China's new bases on the frozen continent Chinese workers are on their way to build the country’s fourth Antarctic research base and a fifth is being planned, state-run media said on Thursday as the country expands its imprint on the icy continent. Construction on the main building ...

  10. News - China Insider - FIRE

    Fire engulfs high-rise building in Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 10:06am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com No casualties have been reported Watch: High-rise building engulfed by fire in Guangzhou A night after a massive fire engulfed a high-rise building in the heart of Guangzhou, authorities have yet to say whether anyone died in the blaze. The fire in the Jianye Building, in the heart of China’s fourth most populous city, started around 7pm ...




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