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  1. Live pig imports go on despite new case

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government still sees no need to ban imports of live pigs from mainland provinces with Streptococcus suis outbreaks despite the infection of a supermarket butcher ... person in Hong Kong to catch the bacterial infection in the past month. He was in a stable condition last night. Calls snowballed yesterday for a ban on live pig imports but Health, Welfare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512654/live-pig-imports-go-despite-new-case
  2. Deadly crash revives Taipei's call for new jets

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwanese authorities have found the remains of three pilots killed Tuesday night when two F-5 fighter jets crashed into a mountain- an incident that added new urgency to the island's request for new US jets. Th ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/979071/deadly-crash-revives-taipeis-call-new-jets
  3. 11 dead, scores sick, in Xinjiang food poisoning

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com At least 11 people were killed and more than 100 others fell sick on Friday in a massive case of food poisoning in the outskirts of Hotan in the restive region of Xinjiang, official media reported. As of Saturday evening, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976836/11-dead-scores-sick-xinjiang-food-poisoning
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Avenue of Comic Stars opens in Kowloon Park with statues of characters

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... appeared in 1962, Wang Xiao Hu, the lead character in the kung fu comic Tiger and Dragon Heroes, and McMug, a cartoon pig in a comic book dedicated to covering social issues and contemporary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1049718/avenue-comic-stars-opens-kowloon-park-statues-characters
  5. Silence envelops equity markets as traders remember the dead

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra, Enoch Yiu and Daniel Ren in Shanghai Trading was muted yesterday in the Hong Kong and mainland markets as the nation observed three minutes of silence to pay respects to the victims of last week's devastating earthquake in Sichuan. As pa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638248/silence-envelops-equity-markets-traders-remember-dead
  6. Hezbollah's long, deadly shadow

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Is there peace, at last, between Israel and Lebanon? Or just a pause in a wider battle by militant Islamists who will never accept that Israel has a right to exist as a sovereign state? These questions resonate in Asia, where many count ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/561458/hezbollahs-long-deadly-shadow
  7. A tradition to appease the ghosts

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Not just rice is offered during the annual Hungry Ghost Festival. Vegetables, suckling pigs, chicken, fish and a thirst-easing melon drink are presented to the spirits, who it is believed are not fed enough in the underworld. The tradition was introduced to Hong Kong 60 years ago by immigrants from Chiu Chow in eastern Guangdong. Rice offered to ghosts would later ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514664/tradition-appease-ghosts
  8. Talking points

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of residents, triggered floods and toppled houses. Pig-nosed turtles highlight conservation lapses The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department will draw public attention to the need for better protection for the world's endangered species, holding a press briefing about 600 pig-nosed turtles confiscated earlier this year in an anti-smuggling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980923/talking-points
  9. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 24, 2012

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... - A flash flood triggered by torrential rain has killed at least nine construction workers and left 15 missing and feared dead in India's remote northeast. The Sikkim state office says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1045200/briefs-september-24-2012
  10. News - Asia

    Asia news in brief- August 27, 2012

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the Pakistani government say they believe Badruddin Haqqani was dead. Zabiullah Mujahid said Haqqani was alive and in good health in Afghanistan. This conflicts with reports that a US drone strike ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1022981/asia-news-brief-august-27-2012

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