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  1. News - World - UKRAINE

    Nato chief flies to Ukraine amid fears over Russian troop build-up

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 11:56am by Agence France-Presse in Donetsk

    ... Agence France-Presse in Donetsk Anders Fogh Rasmussen en route to Kiev as Nato issues warning over Russian troops massing close to border and Moscow announces retaliatory sanctions against the EU and US Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen will visit Ukraine on Thursday, amid growing fears of a major Russian incursion as the Alliance warns of a troop build-up at the border ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt plans to build new Suez Canal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Plans for new Suez Canal on the drawing board Egypt plans to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing 145-year-old historic waterway in a multi-billion dollar project aimed at expanding trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia. The Suez Canal earns Egypt about US$5 billion a year in revenues, a vital source of hard currency for a country ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Book reviews: Lavish tomes offer insight into architects' work

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Richard Lord

    ... and textual document of an enormous number of projects each architect has undertaken, plus quite a few unrealised ones. Each building gets everything from a spread to several dozen pages of lavishly produced photographs from every possible angle, with detailed captions, together with a short essay about each building, again in three languages, as well as plans, diagrams and architectural ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - RESIDENTIAL

    Hang Lung to build luxury homes next to its malls, office towers

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:00pm by Sandy Li

    ... it is hard to commit any fatal mistakes, as these kinds of projects are in the heart of the city." But Hang Lung would not build stand-alone residential projects, he said. The company has a land ...

  5. News - World - TURKEY

    Erdogan looks to the past as he vows to build a new Turkey

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... to past as he vows to build new Turkey Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hopes to secure a place alongside Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the pantheon of great and transformative Turkish ... of Islamic Cooperation, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu- is clearly eyeing a legacy that will cement his place in history by building Turkey's first national high-speed train network, a third bridge over ...

  6. Sport

    Serena Williams claims Stanford title in build-up to US Open

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 11:07am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Stanford, California World number one Serena Williams climbed out of an early hole to beat third-seeded German Angelique Kerber 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 on Sunday to win the WTA Stanford crown. The top-seeded American, playing her first tournament since a disappointing Wimbledon campaign in which she was slowed by a virus, got her hard-court build-up to the US ...

  7. News - China - EXPLOSION

    Dust build-up could have led to Jiangsu factory disaster, says expert

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Dust build-up could have led to blast, says expert The deadly explosion at a car parts factory in Jiangsu could have been caused by the ignition ... fire," Zhang said. That could blow a building apart, collapse walls and seriously burn victims, he said. Zhang said metallic dust may have fallen on the floor, which is why factories used air ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 04:14am by LETTERS

    ... On China hoping to build high-speed rail networks stretching to the UK and Singapore: Aaron Lau- Would definitely try it when its complete (on the condition that it's safe). Pa Sha- Russia is planning to build a railway linking Europe with the US through the Bering Strait. Douglas- The problem is the longer the rail, the bigger the risk. A tiny crack or obstacle can pose ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhausts. These are perfect conditions to find out the impact of pollutants ... of monitors will be installed on selected buildings, four outside at different heights and two in flats. Data collected will help assess how pollution from vehicles is trapped in street canyons, ...

  10. News - China - DESIGN

    Xi’s call for end to ‘weird architecture’ stirs debate

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:12am by AFP

    ... architecture" in a country enjoying a huge building boom. Much of the mainland's older building stock is made up of Soviet-style concrete blocks, but in recent years property development has played ... media account yesterday. The report said Xi told the group Beijing should build "no more weird architecture". Many web users welcomed Xi's call. "My understanding ...




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