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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Argentina hail Agustin Pichot after victory over Wallabies

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 12:59am by Reuters

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mendoza, Argentina Australia fume over laser-beaming Mendoza fans as media back home describe their performance as an ‘absolute shambles’ Argentina hail Pichot after victory over Wallabies Argentina dedicated their first Rugby Championship victory to former star Agustin Pichot while Australia fumed over laser-beaming Mendoza spectators. Pichot, ...

  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Barack Obama hails signing of pact to keep US troops in Afghanistan

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 03:58am by Reuters, AP, GUARDIAN

    ... Agencies Obama hails signing of US-Afghan security pact US President Barack Obama hailed a new deal with Afghanistan that could see US forces remain in the country for at least another 10 years. The long-awaited deal comes after former Afghan president Hamid Karzai refused to sign the agreement, straining ties between the two nations. Obama said the deal marked a "historic ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - CYCLING

    Hong Kong coach Shen Jinkang hails young charge Leung Chun-wing

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 10:40pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Incheon kinwa.chan@scmp.com Trainer is proud of rider, who is described as the next Wong Kam-po, after taking bronze in men's road race Shen hails young charge Leung ... overcoming a group of five other riders with a powerful sprint. He was 59 seconds behind the champion. Teammate Cheung King-lok was 17th in the 48-rider field. Coach Shen Jinkang hailed his young ...

  4. News - China

    At least 9 die after hail and thunderstorms hit Dongguan

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:06pm by Peony Lui

    ... Peony Lui China's southern cities lashed by severe hail and thunderstorms Severe thunderstorms and heavy hail struck Dongguan on Wednesday- and are believed to have killed nine people ... rainfall, strong winds and hail, causing substantial damage to homes and vehicles. The storm caused the collapse of temporary buildings and regional power blackouts.  Maximum wind speeds were ...

  5. News - China - WEATHER

    Southern China braced for second battering by storms

    Posted Mar 26th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com More hail, high winds and heavy rain due after thousands of homes are destroyed Storm-hit regions set for second battering Most parts of southern China ... and Sunday, while hail swept Shaoguan, cutting power to several villages. Thirty cities and counties in Fujian and Guangxi were also battered by hailstorms and thunderstorms. Between Friday ...

  6. News - China

    Prepare for more hailstorms, China's southern provinces warned

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:16pm by Peony Lui

    ... influence of thunder and lightning, high wind and hail,” the meteorological centre said. The storms began on Tuesday, but climaxed the following day when a ferry overturned in a river in the city ...


    Dalai Lama hails Xi Jinping as ‘more open-minded’ amid India talks

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 03:58pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai The Dalai Lama hailed Xi Jinping as “more open-minded” on Thursday as the president held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rare visit to India. “Xi Jinping’s approach [is] more realistic, more open-minded” than that of his Chinese predecessor Hu Jintao, the Tibetan spiritual leader said in Mumbai. “Xi Jinping’s thinking [is] more ...

  8. Sport - Racing

    All hail Hong Kong racing's off-season, unmatched around the world

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 07:16pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Andrew Hawkins andrew.hawkins@scmp.com Follow @AndrewNJHawkins Last month, legendary American track announcer Tom Durkin evoked memories of Mel Gibson as William Wallace in Braveheart as he hung up the binoculars one final time. Durkin, of Arrrrr  and Dor ...

  9. News - World - HISTORY

    Hail of vicious blows to head killed King Richard III, scans of skull show

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Scans reveal vicious head wounds and back Shakespeare's account Richard III's brutal death laid bare King Richard III probably perished at the hands of assailants who hacked away pieces of his scalp and rammed spikes or swor ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Brendan Rodgers hails Liverpool grit after last-gasp win

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 09:00am

    ... to put them ahead, holding off a pair of defenders to gather Alberto Moreno’s left-wing cross and then guiding a shot inside the right-hand post. But while Rodgers hailed his sang-froid, he urged ...




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