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  1. Sport - Soccer - SOUTH KOREA V RUSSIA

    Fate of Taeguk Warriors in their own hands in face-off against Russia

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 08:03pm by AFP

    ... book on its head by becoming the first Asian side to make it through to the semi-finals. But before reaching their eighth consecutive World Cup, they struggled in qualifying, squeaking home only on goal difference. They also lost World Cup warm-ups to Tunisia, 1-0, and more worryingly a 4-0 drubbing by Ghana last week. Maybe the Russians are physically stronger than Asian sides ...

  2. World Cup winner Victoire Pisa heading to HK for QE II Cup

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Hong Kong will host its first Dubai World Cup winner on May 1 with confirmation yesterday that connections of Japan's Victoire Pisa plan to run in what is shaping as the best Audemars Piguet QE II Cup in the history of the race. With the switch to the Tapeta surface, the World Cup is trending away from being an event dominated by North American dirt stars ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Akeed Mofeed bound for riches in Dubai as quarantine rules Sydney out

    Posted Jan 11th 2014, 11:20pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Hong Kong Cup winner a chance to contest the world's richest race after quarantine restrictions prove too great a hurdle for Australian campaign Mofeed bound for riches in Dubai as Sydney ruled out Connections of Hong Kong Cup winner, Akeed Mofeed have elected to bypass the million-dollar offerings of Sydney's revamped carnival ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Military Attack joins Akeed Mofeed in assault on World Cup

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:22pm by Michael Cox

    ... for World Cup raid John Moore has his eyes on racing's richest purse after Horse of the Year Military Attack was elevated into the Dubai World Cup field on Tuesday, giving Hong Kong two horses ... was a "live chance" in the 2,000m event. "We're obviously thrilled to have a runner in the World Cup- and if we draw a gate, and the horse travels like he did when we went to Singapore ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Dubai disappointment might be just the tonic for Igugu

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Dubai disappointment might be just the tonic for Igugu Mike de Kock has already trained two winners of the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup and the South African's travelling assistant Steven Jell is hoping an established pattern can repeat on Sunday. Irridescence had more to offer when she arrived for the 2006 QE II Cup after being a late scratching minutes before the Duty Free on Dubai ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - INSIDE INCHEON

    Inside Incheon: Why haven't World Cup hosts Qatar bothered to enter Asian Games football tournament?

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:25pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... soccer World Cup does not consent to send a team to these Asian Games. If it were some tiny Asian footballing nation, then that would hardly registered on the radar. But Qatar are a regional ... against incumbent Fifa president Sepp Blatter four years ago, was charged with paying US$5 million to get the support of African nations for Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid. Is it a way of telling ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Blue skies mark Magic Joao Moreira's landing in Dubai

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 10:09pm by Alan Aitken

    ... an unprecedented entry to the racing world's wider consciousness. "I rode here once at the old racecourse, Nad Al Sheba, but that was not at the Dubai World Cup meeting," Moreira said after ... discussion he has generated in anticipation. World Cup week would not be complete without a decent rumour, and one that has been on everyone's lips, recycled for the occasion, ...

  8. News - World - DUBAI

    Wine Dubai style: no alcohol but infused with 24-carat gold

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:48am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dubai Wine Dubai style: no alcohol but infused with gold Dubai built the world's tallest building, put a ski slope inside a shopping mall and gave its cops a Lamborghini ... in Dubai, a Gulf Arab emirate that attracts tourists with the promise of an opulent lifestyle. Or so Tony Colley, head manager of Lootah Premium Foods, which distributes the wine, said. "It has ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Moore could plot Attack on Dubai

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... sprinted clear to win by a space and perhaps put himself on the plane to the Dubai World Cup meeting. "He's entered for the Dubai World Cup and for the Duty Free so we've got two ... Moore could plot Attack on Dubai Zac Purton grabbed a rare opportunity for the John Moore yard to claim his first Citibank Hong Kong Gold Cup yesterday and break the trainer's Group One ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Dubai to expand airport at cost of US$32 billion

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... square kilometres. The emirate's current main airport, Dubai International, is already one of the biggest in the world and has a capacity of 75 million passengers. Traffic has been growing ... Reuters in Dubai Development will let city's second airport handle over 200m passengers a year Expansion of Dubai Airport to cost US$32b Dubai will spend US$32 billion on expanding ...




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