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  1. He used website to outline his mission, hopes and fears

    Posted Jan 16th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... months ago, Shaw wrote: 'When I saw him, I swam to him. He was lying on his back with his dive equipment on. He was in a wetsuit and he still had his fins and mask on. His face was bone. His ... the body of Deon Dreyer back from the depths. 'The dive will be unique and huge. I plan on spending up to five minutes at 270 metres recovering the body,' he wrote on www.deepcave.com. ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington White House asks US Congress to approve US$500 million to train and arm fighters Obama seeks funds for Syria rebels The White House has asked lawmakers for US$500 million to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels, in what would be a significant escalation of US involvement in a conflict that has spilled into Iraq. Following several signals in recent ...

  3. News - Asia - CRIME

    Gunmen kill policeman, kidnap another during attack on Malaysian diving resort

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 11:56am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Gunmen launch deadly attack on diving resort A policeman was killed and a second kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving ... of the world's top diving sites, with travel agents saying the violence has already hurt visits to the area. A major hunt has been launched for the criminals believed to have come "from ...

  4. Exploration ambitions reach new Depths

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com A manned deep-sea submersible will soon attempt to set a Chinese record for the deepest dive, in a sign of the country's growing prowess in deep-sea ... city of Jiangyin in Jiangsu province, heading to the West Pacific's Mariana Trench- the deepest area in the world's oceans. Xinhua reported that a three-man dive team was expected ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs

    A new breed of upscale bars and nightclubs have replaced Macau's once-seedy dive bars

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 10:31pm by Mathew Scott

    ... Text: Mathew Scott The former sleepy port town has shed its seedy image to become one of the region's hottest entertainment destinations Drink and jive During the past decade, Macau has done much to cast off its reputation as an Asian "sin city". Gone- for the most part, anyway- are the dark dives where to enter on some nights was to take your life (and your ...

  6. 'Man of steel' aims for quick return

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Brett Prebble is hoping to be back riding by early March, despite the fractured left collarbone he suffered falling in the opening race last Saturday at Sha Tin. To many observers, the top Australian jockey looked to have ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Netherlands v Costa Rica: Watch out for Robben's dives, says Ticos coach

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 05:01am

    ... Robben in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the Netherlands. “We are really worried about Robben’s diving,” Pinto told reporters on Friday. “I would like to ask Fifa and the referees ... of impressive displays and three goals in Brazil, caused a storm when he admitted that he had dived in the first half of Sunday’s last-16 2-1 win over Mexico. The rapid forward went on to win ...

  8. Treasures in the deep

    Posted Feb 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their way through a series of advanced training courses in deep diving, they found it requires very specific skills and equipment. Mr Wu says being aware of time is crucial, and divers should have ... co-founded the Hong Kong Underwater Archaeological Association with Johny Lee in 2006. After doing numerous diving courses, the Hong Kong duo realised that rather than frolicking with fish and sea ...

  9. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Russia's MegaFon signs US$600m equipment order with Huawei

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 01:02am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Moscow MegaFon signs US$600m gear order with Huawei MegaFon, Russia's second-largest wireless operator, has agreed to buy at least US$600 million of equipment from Huawei ... Gazprom, Russia's biggest company, signed a US$400 billion deal last month to ship gas to China. "Huawei is one of the technological leaders in 4G equipment," Bashmakov said. ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Arjen Robben's dive admission misinterpreted, say Netherlands

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:32am by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fortaleza Statement made after Robben says he tried for a penalty against Mexico – just not the one given Robben: 'I did dive, but not for winning ... The association, the KNVB, said Robben's comments, in which he admitted diving to try and get a penalty in the first half, were interpreted "completely wrong". "KNVB is unpleasantly ...




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