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  1. Infographics - MH17

    INFOGRAPHIC: Shot down over Ukraine

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:52pm by Adolfo Arranz

    ... Adolfo Arranz A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam crashed near Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. Click here for the full size infographic ...

  2. Business - Companies - STOCK MARKET

    Malaysia Airlines' future in doubt after Ukraine downing

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 01:30pm by SIJIA JIANG

    ... happening, said both analysts. Asian stocks fell for the first time in five days on the news. The Nikkei 225 fell the most- by 1.01 per cent. The Hang Seng Index was down by 0.28 per cent. However, ...

  3. News - World

    Australian PM points finger at Russia over downed Malaysian plane

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:46am by Reuters in Sydney

    ... Reuters in Sydney Tony Abbott said he was 'filled with revulsion' over the attack Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott blamed Russia on Friday over the shooting down ... separatists for shooting down the plane, killing 27 Australian citizens on board. "This is a grim day for our country and it's a grim day for our world. Malaysian airlines MH17 has been shot ...

  4. News - World - AIR SAFETY

    Timeline: The tragic history of civilian airliners shot down since the cold war

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 09:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy, here are some cases of civilian airliners being shot down by armed forces since the end of the second world war. Cathay Pacific VR-HEU, July 23, 1954. Chinese PLA Air Force jets shot down a DC-4 airliner operated by Cathay Pacific Airways on a flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong, killing 10 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Towngas backs down after asking staff to sign anti-Occupy Central petition

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 04:23am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Towngas backs down over anti-Occupy petition Towngas did a rapid U-turn yesterday on collecting staff signatures against the Occupy Central civil ... the alliance's petition. A Henderson spokeswoman said the company opposed Occupy Central because its plans to shut down the business district "would harm the city's stability ...

  6. News - World

    Ukraine accuses Russian jet of downing fighter plane in east

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kiev Ukraine accuses Russian jet of downing fighter A Russian jet shot down a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter plane that was on military operations over the east of Ukraine, where ... in the conflict. Russia's defence ministry declined to comment. A rocket brought down the plane on Wednesday night and the pilot safely ejected, Andriy Lysenko, a spokesman for Ukraine's national ...

  7. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Deadly Typhoon Rammasun sets sights on China after shutting down Manila

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 06:55pm by AGENCIES

    ... 150km/h winds and blinding 185km/h gusts yesterday brought down trees and electricity poles and ripped off roofs across Manila, where government offices and schools were closed. More than 370,000 people moved from high-risk villages to emergency shelters in six provinces. Watch: Typhoon shuts down Philippine capital In a shantytown at the edge of Manila Bay, hundreds fled when strong wind ...

  8. Sustainability is vital for both existing and new racecourses, experts tell the Asian Racing Conference

    Posted May 07th 2014, 09:46am

    ... to delegates at the 35th Asian Racing Conference in Hong Kong that conserving precious resources by a whole range of initiatives is already part of racecourses’ daily operations. In a session entitled: ‘Racecourses and environmental sustainability’, ARC delegates were also addressed by Andrew James, a director of Populous, a global collective of architects concentrating on sports design, who outlined ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Stamp duty relief for corporate property buyers set to be voted down

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 04:29am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... refunds to corporate buyers who hold on to premises for three years looks set to be voted down today. Radical group People Power changed its stance on the issue for a second time, and decided ... as part of measures to cool the property market- was voted down 39-9. The lawmaker who put forward the proposal, real estate and construction representative Abraham Razack, said the doubling ...

  10. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian military transport plane shot down along eastern border

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:45am by Reuters

    ... Agencies in Kiev Military plane shot down on eastern border A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down yesterday along the country's eastern border with Russia, the defence minister said, adding the rocket may have been fired from Russia. While rebels in conflict-wracked eastern Ukraine claimed responsibility for downing the Antonov-26, Ukrainian Defence Minister ...




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