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  1. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Cigarettes go up in smoke after fire at warehouse

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 01:16pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... in Kwai Chung were set ablaze by a fire that broke out early Thursday morning. The dutiable imports were temporarily stored in the bonded warehouse pending tax clearance before being sold on the market. The fire started about 5.15am at the first-floor warehouse managed by the Brilliant Cold Storage Management company, at No 11 Wing Yip Street in Kwai Chung. The flames spread across ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    120 firefighters tackle 3-alarm blaze in Fanling

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 02:27pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo About 120 firefighters took more than 3½ hours to extinguish a blaze at a recycling plant in Fanling on Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews were called when the fire broke out at the Ng Chow Road site at noon. Four workers were evacuated from the single-storey structure, where a large quantity of plastic waste and electronic goods were stored. The fire was upgraded ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Helicopter sent to drop water on forest fire in Tai Po country park

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 01:34pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Service has deployed a helicopter to drop water on a forest fire that has been raging for more than 18 hours in Pat Sin Leng Country Park near Tai Po. The blaze, which has reportedly affected some six hectares of parkland, had been contained by 11.30am on Monday but was not yet out, according to the government. The remaining fire has been reduced to a front about 200 metres in length, ...

  4. News - China - Public safety

    Fire at Dalian block of flats raises concerns about building safety compliance

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:02am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com A blaze that started on the exterior of a prime residential building raises new fears that cheating developers are compromising safety Dalian flats fire renews concern A fire that broke out at a 34-storey block of flats in Dalian yesterday prompted renewed concerns over fire safety in high-rise buildings on the mainland. State media reported ...

  5. News - World - GAMBLING

    Gambling giants blacked out as blast and fire hit Gibraltar power station

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 11:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gibraltar Explosion and fire at power station cause blackout that knocks out telecoms of gambling giants exploiting British outpost's low taxes Bets off as blast hits Gibraltar An explosion and fire at a Gibraltar power station which blacked out much of the British outpost also caused major worldwide disruption to the online betting industry, ...

  6. News - China - CRIME

    Hunan man held over knife killings and fire in Shenzhen flat

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Mimi.lau@scmp.com Man held over knife killings in Shenzhen flat A 23-year-old man from Hunan has been arrested over a frenzied knife attack and fire that left two ... Detectives said the suspect, Xie Jie, had been surfing the internet in a cyber cafe in the building where the women shared a flat. He climbed out of a fire exit after midnight and noticed ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    ICAC erases references to fired China Resources boss Song Lin

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by LANA LAM AND KEIRA LU HUANG

    ... watchdog was quick to distance itself from fired China Resources boss Song Lin, erasing from its website references to his role as head of its ethics committee. Bosses at the Independent Commission ... evaluation" of the company's top leaders that would focus heavily on the "moral conduct" of senior executives.   THREE-DECADE CAREER ENDS The firing of China Resources boss Song Lin ...

  8. News - World

    Veteran Fox executive fired over Flight MH370 charity email

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 07:18pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Darlene Tipton, vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families of passengers TV executive fired for flight 370 e-mail appeal A veteran Fox television executive has been sacked after she used her company e-mail account to plan aid for relatives of missing passengers on Malaysia ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    Mob forces way into UN base in South Sudan, opens fire, kills 48 civilians

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 10:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Mob opens fire, kills 48 at UN base A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the UN in South Sudan forced their way into a UN base sheltering some 5,000 civilians and opened fire, killing dozens. A UN source said at least 58 people had been killed and dozens wounded in the attack on the base in Bor in northern ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Los Angeles fire engines crash, and one rams Chinese restaurant

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:49pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Monterey Park Fire engine crashes, rams L.A. dumpling house Fifteen people were injured, including at least five firefighters, when two fire engines collided in a Los ... boom and a lot of shaking. I thought it was an earthquake," said Wendy Wu, a waitress who was in a walk-in freezer when the fire engine ploughed through the front of the restaurant. When ...




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