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  1. News - China

    Car horns used 40 times more often in China than in Europe

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Honking of horns a way of life in China Car horns are used 40 times more often in China than in Europe. That was one of the lessons French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen learned when it expanded on the mainland. "In Europe, a car horn is used 10,000 times on average," Pierre Frederic Lebelle, head of the company's ...

  2. News - China

    Car horns to signal period of public mourning for Sichuan quake victims

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:36pm by Staff reporter and Agence France Presse

    ... A period of public mourning will be observed on Saturday for those who died in a 7.0-magnitude quake that jolted Lushan County in Sichuan Province on April 20. The announcement comes as a 78-year-old man was rescued five days after the quake struck.  ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi sweeps to victory in Egypt presidential vote

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:18am

    ... His supporters waved Egyptian flags and sounded car horns on the crowded streets of the capital. Celebrations lasted through the early hours of the morning. About 1,000 people gathered in Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of the popular uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak in 2011 and raised hopes of a democracy free of influence from the military. Sisi supporters honked car horns ...

  4. News - Asia - UNITED STATES

    Japanese tourist leads US police on fast and furious high-speed car chase

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:26am by AP

    ... operation, and Horne said he thought the car was being driven by a drunken driver. Horne turned on his lights and siren to pull the car over. Instead of pulling over, the driver sped up and began ... LIEUTENANT BRAD HORNE, UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL DUI UNIT COMMANDER Soon, there were three patrol cars in pursuit, with other officers closing highway exits and setting tyre spikes ahead. "It ...

  5. News - Asia - POLLUTION

    New Delhi's pollution levels go from world's worst to even worse

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 02:37am by AP

    ... rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed ... pollution kills millions worldwide every year, according to the WHO, including more than 627,000 in India. One of the biggest culprits in India is vehicular traffic: Car ownership in the country ...

  6. News - China - JUSTICE

    Execution of hawker Xia Junfeng sparks anger and grief among lawyers and online community

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... at 10am on Tuesday- the traditional seventh day when Chinese commemorate the passing of loved ones- by making noises with pots, pans, car horns or by singing and shouting at home or on the street. ...

  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Arab Idol victory sparks joy among Palestinians

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... with Israeli police. Several were arrested. In northern Lebanon, Palestinian refugees in the Beddawi camp fired gunshots into the air and took to the streets, honking their car horns to celebrate. ...

  8. News - World

    Crimean people celebrate 'liberation' as Russian soldiers arrive in Balaclava

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:20am by Reuters

    ... unloaded dozens of armed troops into the sleepy Crimean port town of Balaclava on Saturday, residents thronged around them honking car horns, snapping pictures and waving Russian flags. Although ... carnival-like scene, Russian Orthodox priests chanted prayers, while a wedding party drove by loudly honking their car horns. "It is a great joy for us," said Vladimir Tikhonov, 53, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Noise and the city – Hong Kong’s struggle for quiet

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 05:10pm by AFP

    ... On the roads the battle between buses, trams and cars is won by the piercing drone of continuous car horns. For banker Kenny Chen, 35, the last 15 months have been a nightmare as the area around his ... on the sofa,” he said – but it’s the drivers leaning on their car horns outside his flat which he hates the most, seemingly undeterred by regulations. In 2011 the government included the effects ...

  10. News - World - TURKEY

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the man with future of Turkey in his hands

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 07:49pm by Reuters

    ... in Ankara. Supporters honking car horns and waving flags took to the streets in Ankara after results on Turkish television said Erdogan, the prime minister for more than a decade, had won 52 per cent ...




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