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  1. India probes river diversion claims

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... American scientific journals, Indian media reports allege that China plans to divert the river's water to its arid northwest territory- including the Gobi desert. Alarmed by persistent ...

  2. As history is made 200km away, it's just another day in Jiuquan

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Visitors arrive excited, eager to witness history - locals get on with their lives History was in the making 200km away in the Gobi desert, but the day of the space launch was ordinary ... to the launch base, doing about 40 per cent of its business there. She has visited the base many times in the 1980s but says life in the desert is tough. 'The weather is flying sand and flying ...

  3. First Person

    Posted Sep 18th 2003, 12:00am by Hannah Lee

    ... James Bryson, 38, an ex-British Army officer turned stockbroker, has just returned to Hong Kong after racing across the Gobi desert for a week with a 14kg rucksack on his back in this year's Gobi March. The 250km race also gave Mr Bryson the opportunity to meet Mark Pollock, a fellow participant who became blind five years ago and completed the march successfully with the help ...

  4. Security stepped up as centre makes final preparations

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Shenzhou V and rocket are moved from the assembly building to launch tower Security measures were tightened yesterday at the Jiuquan launch site in the remote Gobi desert as officials made final preparations for China's first manned space mission. Xinhua reported that the Shenzhou V spacecraft and the Long March CZ-2F rocket had been moved from the assembly building ...

  5. Space flight will be broadcast live

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Mongolia. According to the report, the Shenzhou V is at the Jiuquan Space Centre in the Gobi desert in the northwest of the province. The rocket will blast off from a launch pad in the base's ...

  6. Launch boosts nation's international standing

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... When the Shenzhou V took off from the Gobi desert, China staked its claim as a world power and fulfilled a centuries-old dream of sending a man into space after its ancestors first invented the rocket. The nation of 1.3 billion people has been gripped by a sensation mixing jubilation over the smooth launch with anxiety about the dangers of ensuring the safe return ...

  7. Digital view for money firm

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... in the next six months. Managers of Shanghai-based Gobi Partners said it had raised the US$30 million from strategic investors such as IBM, NTT DoCoMo and Goldbond, a Hong Kong financial services ... was looking for investment opportunities in the mainland in areas such as interactive entertainment, 3D online games, digital television and mobile broadcasting, Gobi partner Lawrence Tse said. ...

  8. An oasis in the desert

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Anthony Woo

    ... facilities, shopping till you drop, mountains and the desert a short drive away, and Dubai becomes an unbeatable, off-the-beaten-track, destination. And destination it has to be, because the emirate, ... the amenities impressively rising out of the desert sands. For starters, there are some 280 hotels - from budget to super deluxe - and 130 hotel apartments. Shangri-La Hotels has recently opened ...

  9. Deserted joined brothers find a home

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... A 35-day-old pair of Siamese twins born at a New Delhi hospital has been offered a home by a volunteer group that says it is willing to give the boys the special care they will need for the rest of their lives. Neelu and Pinku, as they have been named by ...

  10. Dansert Maestro is one to watch

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell The Melbourne Cup win of outstanding mare Makybe Diva was the second major staying trophy this year for the progeny of Desert King following the Ascot Gold Cup success of Mr ... Australia. It gives reason to reflect on what may have inappropriately been expected on debut from last year's $4.8 million International Sale-topper, the Desert King colt who now races ...




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