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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    California drought spells the end of the American dream household lawn

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... such as drought-tolerant plants, rocks and pebbles. Under the "Cash in Your Lawn" incentive, property owners can get up to US$6,000 for making the conversion. "People forget we live in the desert ... "It isn't something that has to be just boring and unattractive and really dry looking," she said. Dry or desert gardens are gaining ground in Los Angeles, especially in trendy parts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1565606/california-drought-spells-end-american-dream-household-lawn
  2. Lifestyle - Health

    Marathon running is becoming popular on the mainland

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by Jeanette Wang

    ... the region's unique culture and geography draw him back. "You have amazing deserts, snow-capped mountains, rivers, and more," says LaHaie, who won the 2009 Gobi March, a 250 kilometre stage race held in the Gobi Desert in Xinjiang. "The culture combined with the landscape can be unmatched at times- the air pollution is another story." Indeed, air quality is a hot issue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1450844/marathon-running-becoming-popular-mainland
  3. From Tiananmen to the Eiffel Tower- or bust

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... the next 60 days, the three Britons and one Swiss plan to re-create the legendary race of 1907 by driving more than 12,000km across the Gobi desert and Eurasian steppes in two restored Austin Seven ... nets to protect Kenyan children from malaria. The biggest challenge would be the unmarked roads and emptiness of the Gobi desert, Waistell said. 'The Gobi desert- that's the thing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/593172/tiananmen-eiffel-tower-or-bust
  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: John Weiley

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... then was a cultural desert. People thought we had beautiful beaches and everything we needed. They didn't see the need for an expensive opera house built on a site they were used to seeing as a tram ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1568216/my-life-john-weiley
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    West Kowloon Cultural District will enrich lives of generations to come

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:38pm by LAURENCE SCOFIELD

    ... investors and widely considered to be a "cultural desert". A study by the business consultant McKinsey found that enterprises consider the cultural and social environment a key factor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1566852/west-kowloon-cultural-district-willenrich-lives-ofgenerations-come
  6. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul insider attack

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:39pm by AFP

    ... been built from scratch since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, and it has struggled with high casualty rates, “insider attack” killings, mass desertions and equipment shortages. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1567701/afghan-soldier-guns-down-us-general-kabul-insider-attack
  7. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Rory McIlroy back on top of world after winning Bridgestone

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:57am

    ... but this time had only himself to blame as his putting touch deserted him. "I didn’t feel comfortable on the greens at all, with the speed of the greens changing quite dramatically after ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/golf/article/1566020/rory-mcilroy-back-top-world-after-winning-bridgestone
  8. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- July 16, 2014

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 07:50am

    ... in Tennessee—but it still has to import shoe boxes from China |Source: Quartz Society Chinese signs questioned in West Vancouver |Source: The Vancouver Sun The Gobi March ultra: a 155-mile, seven-day ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1555194/posts-daily-china-news-round-july-16-2014
  9. News - China - AVIATION

    Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay flights

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:21am by Daniel Ren, Phila Siu and Nectar Gan

    ... Daniel Ren, Phila Siu and Nectar Gan Rail tickets into Shanghai sell out as airports across eastern region see restrictions on traffic Travellers turn to trains as military drills delay flights At Shanghai's Hongqiao transport hub, the airport terminal yesterday appeared to be deserted, in stark contrast to the railway station next to it, where thousands of passengers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1562232/travellers-turn-trains-military-drills-delay-flights
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Attack on Egyptian border post near Libya kills 21 soldiers

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Attack on border post kills 21 troops Egypt's military said militants firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) attacked a border guards' checkpoint, killing 21 soldiers. Saturday's attack in a desert area 630km west of Cairo left four soldiers wounded, the military said in a statement, blaming "terrorists". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556761/attack-egyptian-border-post-near-libya-kills-21-soldiers

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