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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Mursi hails charter as ‘new dawn for Egypt’, targets economy

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 09:28am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi on Wednesday hailed an Islamist-backed charter he pushed through despite fierce opposition protests as “a new dawn” for his ... decisions he made. “I only took decisions for God and in the interests of the nation,” said Mursi, who hails from Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. The result, he contended, holding up the constitution, ...

  2. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    New York to test 'e-hailing' of taxis

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York One-year trial begins in February of a method for using an app on smartphones to call a cab New Yorkers to test system for 'e-hailing' a taxi New York passengers will be able to use smartphones to "e-hail" taxis from the kerb in a one- year test programme, according to the city's taxi and limousine commission. The pilot programme, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Flu fighter Thomas Tsang hails his successor as protector of Hong Kong

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Super-Detective Fai hails man who has to fill his shoes The man who helped ban smoking in Hong Kong's bars and restaurants has been chosen to replace the hugely respected "flu fighter" Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-fai in leading the city's defence against epidemic diseases. Dr Leung Ting-hung, 55, an epidemiologist- a specialist ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    All hail 'The Master', 3-D and nostalgia trips

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by James Mottram, Paul Fonoroff and Yvonne Teh

    ... James Mottram, Paul Fonoroff and Yvonne Teh Our reviewers James Mottram, Yvonne Teh and Paul Fonoroff pick the highlights and talking points of the cinematic year Let's hear it for the heroes You can almost hear the pop of champagne corks. This was a ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

    Ferguson hails Manchester United's courage after win over Newcastle

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manchester United boss praises courage of players after dramatic win in seven-goal thriller against Newcastle, but reveals Rooney will be out for three weeks Ferguson salutes never-say-die spirit Manchester United's 4-3 victor ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong

    Coach Dai Rees hails fresh talent as Hong Kong go down to Belgium

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai Dubai was 'a success despite Belgium loss' Belgium was a bridge too far for Hong Kong but head of performance Dai Rees hailed the second Emirates Airline Cup of Nations as a success with a number of players announcing they were ready to step into the void left by sevens players next season. "We have achieved what we set out to do which ...

  7. News - China - MILITARY

    Reports hail aircraft carrier's landing tests

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Reports hail aircraft carrier's landing tests China's indigenous carrier-based fighter, the J-15, has completed landing tests on the country's first carrier, the Liaoning, state media reported yesterday. In a sign that the carrier could soon be operational, the tests took place on Tuesday during a 19-day period of sea trials ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Steve Hansen hails England for rugby World Cup

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is impressed by the way his side, which was unbeaten this year, was controlled in a game that rewrote records England put down marker for World Cup New Zealand coach Steve Hansen believes Englan ...

  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel's Iron Dome anti-rocket system hailed a success

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Jerusalem

    ... The New York Times in Jerusalem Iron Dome anti-rocket interceptor system is hailed a success after it shot down more than 300 missiles headed for Israeli towns and cities Anti-rocket ... was being hailed as a defence visionary for having had the foresight while in office to push for the development of Iron Dome, Israel's unique anti-rocket interceptor system. The naysayers now ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST: ANALYSIS

    Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi hailed after brokering Gaza ceasefire

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... the battle. Mursi hails from the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's most powerful political group and Hamas' own parent organisation. Brotherhood leaders, including Mursi, refuse ...




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