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  1. Jewels of the sea

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... Compiled by Susan Ramsay Coral reefs might look like plants but they are made up of many tiny creatures. The Great Barrier Reef, in Australia, is the only living thing that can be seen from space Unscramble these letters to find the names of creatures who life on the reef: sae eeoannm, once iasln, ocrwn fo ohrsnt, ase rats, ooeettlbsn iodsnihpl, orlac ttour, eiknm elawh, ...

  2. Business - Commodities - MINING

    Bankers and investors join the fight against Australian coal project

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Reuters

    ... it will not finance any of the multibillion-dollar expansion work for a coal port near Australia's World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef. HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland have also stated ... to plans for dredging near the Great Barrier Reef for the coal port. "Using business as a tool for social and environmental change is just as important as sourcing the best ingredients to make ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    China must avoid joining Great Game in Middle East

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:46am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com China must avoid joining Great Game How far should China commit itself to enhance its standing in the Middle East? Israeli ambassador to China Matan Vilnai has ... material incentives to entangle itself in the Middle Eastern conflagrations. China may be tempted to play a greater role in the region. After all, the Middle East has been part of the Great Game ...

  4. News - World - GREECE

    Ancient Greek tomb may offer secrets from the era of Alexander the Great

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amphipolis Archaeologists hope the biggest structure of its kind found in Greece will contain a treasure trove from the era of Alexander the Great Ancient tomb set ... unearthed near the town dating back to the era of Alexander the Great has locals and visitors abuzz like never before. "The mystery hiding behind this discovery has excited our ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong's Geoff Cheah feels at home with Michael Phelps

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 09:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... about swimming in the US is you get the chance to swim against the best Geoff Cheah You cannot argue with Cheah's thinking, especially when he reveals he raced against the great Phelps, ... the chance to swim against the best. "It was a great experience. I was intimidated at first swimming next to this legend. But then I was excited and once I finished, I felt as if I too belonged ...

  6. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Rescuers to work non-stop to lower dangerous barrier lake in Yunnan quake zone

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 06:36pm by Nectar Gan

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Rising waters threaten 39,000 residents and more than 2,700 hectares of farmland Bid to drain barrier lake formed by quake Rescuers are digging a canal to divert water from a giant barrier lake, formed by landslides during the deadly earthquake in Yunnan province, which threatens to deluge villages and power stations. The channel, five metres wide ...

  7. News - World - SHIPPING

    Was North Korean rustbucket stuck on Mexico reef sent to smuggle Cuba arms?

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:43pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Miami North Korean vessel aground on Mexican reef has similarities to one impounded in Panama New suspicions of Cuba arms smuggling A North Korean freighter has run ... Mu Du Bong grounded on a reef about 11km from the Mexican port of Tuxpan, according to shipping officials. The task of pulling it off the reef would be complicated and take several days, ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS

    China must push ahead with reform despite 'great struggles', says Xi Jinping

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:35pm by Andrea Chen, Teddy Ng

    ... Xi said at the symposium, which was attended by all members of the Politburo Standing Committee. "We will have many great struggles of new historic uniqueness along our path ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books

    A law unto himself

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm

    ... and TV versions may be that people of different races and places detect their own experience in Martin’s world. Depending on your perspective, the great dividing barrier in the books could ... block. I can’t go out any more; I can’t walk the streets. And it’s great to have all these readers and fans who, for the most part, are nice people … but there are so many of them and it just ...

  10. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    Yunnan earthquake death toll tops 400 as barrier lakes pose new threat to survivors

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:52pm by AP

    ... province of Yunnan had risen to 407, state broadcaster CCTV said on a verified Twitter account, as concerns mounted over a barrier lake formed by a landslide blocking a river in the disaster zone. Rescuers are racing to evacuate villages near rising lakes formed by landslides following the deadly quake. Landslides have created barrier lakes where water levels were rising today, posing a new ...




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