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  1. News - World

    Innocent truck driver tells of ordeal at Afghanistan's Bagram jail

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Lahore, Pakistan Innocent truck driver tells of ordeal at Afghan jail Pakistani truck driver Umran Khan spent nine years in Afghanistan's Bagram prison, where he says he suffered beatings, sleep deprivation and a sustained campaign of mental disintegration despite committing no crime. Accused with a friend of transporting bombs in 2005, he has ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Here’s the real question, Vancouver: Why are non-Asians such lousy drivers?

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:15am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young Are Asian drivers really so bad? Judging from some of the recent reaction to a series of dash-cam videos  shot in and around Vancouver, you’d think it was a scientific fact. The videos, posted to YouTube and highlighted last month by local media, depict a cringe-worthy array of terrible road skills. Vancouver drivers reverse into moving traffic, sail through red lights ...

  3. News - Asia

    After K-Pop and shopping, South Korea lures Chinese visitors with drivers' licences

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:06am by Reuters

    ... for South Korean pop music, TV dramas, cosmetics and fashion. Now they're after another must-have item: a driver's licence. In China, would-be drivers can wait up to a year for a licence ... their eyes on a TV screen showing sample questions for written tests in Mandarin. "It is easy to get a driver's licence in South Korea. Although I feel nervous, it is fast and easy ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    The five drivers of China’s Internet deal frenzy

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 04:26pm by Jonathan Woetzel and Jeffrey Towson

    ... take advantage of the situation. Per American M&A guru Bruce Wasserstein, such deal waves are typically driven by one or more of five drivers. In China today, it looks like all five are happening at once. They are: Technological change The need for scale Fluctuations in the financial markets Regulatory change The role of leadership Technological change (#1) is the biggest driver ...

  5. News - China

    Dump truck driver arrested in Shenzhen for death of urban management officer

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:55pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Incident is the latest in spate of similar fatal accidents involving heavy trucks and blamed on city's construction boom A 30-year-old dump truck driver ... 7 pm, the officers found nine dump trucks parking along Jincheng Road and waiting to dump the waste. Eight of the nine truck drivers were unlicensed to drive heavy vehicles in Shenzhen. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Always give up your seat- unless you're the driver

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse Pan-democrats with chance to steer reform on Shanghai trip must not give up their plane seat Always give up your seat- unless you're the driver From a very early age, I was taught that young people should give up their seats on public transport so that those with a greater need- the elderly, the infirm, pregnant women or people travelling with young children- could ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Bets on appreciation no longer the driver of yuan deposits in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 01:32am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Interest rate difference and the city's economic growth have become the driving forces behind the rise in yuan deposits in offshore markets Hopes for stronger yuan lose steam in HK Bets on yuan appreciation have long been ...

  8. Top jockey fined HK$3,000 for criminal damage

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:14pm

    ... Matthew Chadwick acquitted of assault charge after bus driver assaulted High-flying jockey Matthew Chadwick was fined HK$3,000 for one count of criminal damage and acquitted of another ... 23, requested that the driver stop at the Wu Kai Sha MTR station, but the driver forgot. When the coach was in Sai Sha Road, the driver felt someone hit him. He then dropped off Chadwick ...

  9. Driver in Ocean Park train accident was sick, management says

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The train driver involved in an accident at Ocean Park that injured seven passengers, one critically, on Sunday was sick at the time, according to park management. The man's condition might have contributed to the accident on the Ocean Express tunnel railway, deputy chief executive Matthias Li Shing-chung said yesterday. The driver, who has been in the job for more than ...

  10. News - World - FRANCE

    Paris limits drivers to alternate days in bid to solve pollution crisis

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Drivers restricted to using roads every other day as French capital hit by pollution particulates in air exceeding safe levels for five days running Paris ... pollution. It is only the second time the French authorities have ever resorted to the drastic restriction, which means that drivers will only be able to use their cars on alternate days. ...




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