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  1. News - China - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    China to build five lighthouses in disputed Paracel Islands

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:55am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com China to build five lighthouses in disputed islands China is planning to build five lighthouses in the disputed Paracel Islands in a move analysts said ... in the islands," said Du Jifeng, a research fellow at the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. "But building a lighthouse in the name of aiding navigation ...

  2. Magazines - Style - DIVERSIONS

    Designer builds vintage home on the island of Ibiza

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by MICHAEL PAUL

    ... Story and Photography Michael Paul / Living Inside Renovating her summer holiday home in Ibiza has filled interior designer Caroline Legrand with joy Sense of belonging Sense of belonging Story and Photography Michael Paul / Living Inside   SPEC CHECK RES ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    New Bangkok 'Super Tower' to be tallest in Southeast Asia at 615 metres

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:18am by AP

    ... to Bangkok. A Thai property developer has announced plans to build a skyscraper in the Thai capital that will be among the 10 tallest buildings in the world when it is completed in 2019. ... Canal Land Public Company said. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, which maintains a database of the tallest skyscrapers, the Bangkok "Super Tower" ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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