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  1. News - Asia - South Korea Ferry Disaster

    South Korean ferry survivors return to school vowing to remember lost friends

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:08pm

    ... Reuters in Ansan, South Korea Two months after Sewol ferry sank and killed more than 300 passengers, surviving children brought to school in five buses under police escort. Holding hands ... sank and killed more than 300 passengers, the surviving children were brought to school in five buses under a police escort. Many were wearing bracelets engraved with the message, “Remember ...

  2. Old buses vanish in cloud of smoke

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam If you don't see the difference, you may smell it. In three months, there will be no single-decker buses on Hong Kong's roads that pre-date the European Union's ... it was introduced in 1993. 'I am happy it will soon rest in peace.' All 400 existing pre-Euro buses have been fitted with filters to ensure that suspended particles in their emissions meet Euro I, ...

  3. KMB may be granted fare increase of around 3pc

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the latest increase, KMB said that while the cost of ultra-low sulphur diesel used by franchised buses had fallen since 2007, it had noticed a rising trend after 2009. It said its fuel costs last ...

  4. News - World - YEMEN

    Yemeni airport briefly seized as 8 soldiers killed in two attacks

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... The assault took place as a Yemen Airways plane landed, a military official said. Troops scrambled armoured vehicles to confront the militants and evacuate the flight's passengers in army buses ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 7, 2014

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... Strong case for lower urban speed limits In the last five years, there has been little change to our picture of pedestrian casualties, with 73 fatalities on average each year. On Des Voeux Road Central, the Community for Road Safety has recorded buses overtaking stationary buses at 49km/h. While such speeds do not violate the legal speed limit of 50km/h, there is little room ...

  6. Dirty buses off the road in four years

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Three bus companies are expected to replace 700 polluting buses, offer more fare concessions and make space for foldable bicycles after being granted new 10-year ... was whether the bus companies could provide efficient services.' The operators agreed to replace a total of 700 buses with buses meeting the latest Euro V emissions standards by 2016. Many buses ...

  7. Half Shenzhen's buses to be electric or hybrid

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com In a bid to become China's electric vehicle capital, Shenzhen has set a goal to replace more than 50 per cent of its combustion engine buses with electric ... and a further 2,000 were planned for this year. Shenzhen's transport commission said earlier that the city planned to put on the road 5,000 hybrid and 1,000 electric buses, and 3,000 electric ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 6, 2014

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:48am by LETTERS

    ...   Divert traffic to help ease pollution I agree with those who have called for buses to be diverted from Des Voeux Road Central (from Pedder Street to Morrison Street) so that it can be left ... the appearance of the street. If the diversion of buses and other vehicles is managed properly, it will avoid the problem of spreading traffic jams and air pollution to other districts. Amy Ng, Tseung ...

  9. News - China - LABOUR

    Student workers at Dongguan factory were under-age, state media claim

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Andrea Chen

    ... (HK$10.67) an hour and used fake identity documents to obtain the jobs, according to the Guangzhou Daily. A total of 192 "student workers" from Dongguan Gang Gu Electronic boarded buses ...




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