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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Diamond boss urges employees to oppose Occupy Central in 'humiliating' e-mail

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:14pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Company-wide e-mail refers to workers as 'children' and urges them to 'wake up' Diamond boss tells staff not to join Occupy A diamond ... of Lee Heng Diamond Group, urged them to "wake up" and see the "hypocrisy" of pro-democracy leaders. Ma, a member of the National People's Congress who has previously ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    Chinese scientists develop what they say are tougher synthetic diamonds

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:13pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Chinese scientists develop microscopic industrial gems they say are harder and more stable, but critics question the testing methods Tougher synthetic diamonds created Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but they are also prized by oil drillers, road crews and experimental physicists for their unparalleled ability to bore, grind and cut. Now scientists ...

  3. News - China

    After woman leaves diamonds on Shanghai subway, police find them in trash can

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 07:37pm by Anne Yi

    ... nine loose diamonds worth 178,000 yuan (HK$224,800) on a metro train; but after a six-hour search, police and metro operators found the package in a garbage bin, the Shanghai Morning Post reported. The woman, identified only as Miss Hou, had claimed the package of diamonds from Shanghai’s customs office on the morning of June 6. She had intended to bring them to customers ...

  4. News - World - COLLECTIBLES

    Sotheby’s sells giant yellow diamond for US$16.3 million at Geneva auction

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva US$16m 'a good price' for giant yellow diamond A 100-carat yellow diamond has sold for US$16.3 million at auction in Geneva. The 110.09 carat gem ... million to US$25 million. The Graff vivid diamond is one of the largest yellow diamonds in the world, with its colour given as "daffodil yellow". The auction set a record for a jewellery ...

  5. News - World - CRIME

    Mystery of missing US$50m diamond

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 12:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Mystery over missing US$50m gem Swiss authorities are investigating the disappearance of a huge pink diamond estimated to be worth around US$50 million from a reputable storage firm. Prosecutors ordered a probe after a South African-Guinean diamond trader, Sylla Moussa, filed a complaint in September claiming the 50.66-carat pink diamond he had been ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Universal suffrage without genuine choice is meaningless, says democracy academic Larry Diamond

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:51am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... to vote freely- if potential candidates are screened out by an undemocratic body, one of the world's leading academics on democracy has said. Professor Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, was speaking amid concern that Beijing will insist on a nomination system that screens out candidates it finds unacceptable for the 2017 race. Diamond ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai officers cleared of killing in Saudi ‘blue diamond’ affair

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 10:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Officers cleared of killing in 'blue diamond' affair A Thai court yesterday dismissed a case against five former policemen accused of killing a Saudi ... as the "blue diamond" affair. Saudi Arabia has long suspected official involvement in the 1990 disappearance of businessman Mohammad al-Ruwaili and the murders of three members of Saudi ...

  8. News - China

    'Smuggler caught with diamonds in his pants'

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 05:20pm by DARREN WEE

    ... at a checkpoint at Shenzhen trying to smuggle more than 7,000 diamonds in his underwear, according to a mainland media report. The man was stopped at the Shenzhen Bay crossing last Thursday after customs officers noticed he was walking in a peculiar manner, the Guangzhou Daily said. Officers searched him and found a small plastic bag in his underwear containing thousands of small diamonds ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    HK$1 million blue diamond lost and found at Hong Kong International airport

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 07:02pm

    ... a HK$1 million blue diamond at Hong Kong International Airport today. Panic was averted, however, when it was found that the unaccompanied bag – and its valuable contents – had been found ... to the check-in counter on the departure hall but he left behind the bag on the ground,” a police officer said. Meanwhile, two patrolling airport security officers found the bag contained a blue diamond ...

  10. News - World - SCIENCE

    ‘Ugly’ US$20 diamond reveals proof of water held deep within the earth

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 09:31pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Geologists believe an 'ugly' US$20 stone offers proof that minerals retain liquid up to 660 kilometres beneath the surface of the planet Diamond holds proof of water deep in earth A small, battered diamond found in the gravel strewn along a shallow river bed in Brazil has provided evidence of a vast "wet zone" deep inside the earth that could hold ...




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