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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand mourns top Buddhist leader

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 03:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara died on Thursday died aged 100 Flags flew at half-mast and crowds of mourners turned out to pay their respects ... of education were asked to fly flags at half mast for three days and civil servants were instructed to observe 15 days of mourning, according to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s office. It said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1339653/thailand-mourns-top-buddhist-leader
  2. News - Asia

    Australia to monitor Japanese whalers as conflict looms

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 02:15pm by AFP

    ... claimed that a Japanese boat had rammed its vessels on multiple occasions-- destroying masts and a radar on the Bob Barker and leaving it without power. The Japanese claimed their boats had been ... permitting harpooning for “scientific research”-- netted just 103 minke whales, less than half the tally in the previous year, and no fin whales, with Japanese authorities blaming “unforgivable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1388258/australia-monitor-japanese-whalers-conflict-looms
  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Nelson Mandela's childhood village of Qunu prepares for his final return

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 07:31am by AFP

    ... were flying at half mast, with posters of him hanging from lamp posts. A supermarket displayed a large image of the anti-apartheid icon with the message: "Rest in peace Nelson Mandela. You ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1375601/nelson-mandelas-childhood-village-qunu-prepares-his-final-return
  4. Sport - Racing

    Why Jockey Club's new half-win ruling is a half measure

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 08:54pm by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com Why Club's new ruling is a half measure for half wins In recent days, the Jockey Club has revealed that dead-heats will have a new status when it comes to the winning or losing of championships- but has it been done in a half-baked fashion? When Tony Cruz took Dennis Yip Chor-hong right to the wire last year in the trainers' title, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/racing/article/1366355/why-jockey-clubs-new-half-win-ruling-half-measure
  5. News - World - Mandela

    Obamas, Bushes confirm plans to head to South Africa for Mandela memorial

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 03:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... for his “fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others”. Obama – who ordered flags to fly at half-mast at the White House and public buildings – said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1375352/obamas-bushes-confirm-plans-head-south-africa-mandela-memorial
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Couple die 11 hours apart after 66-year marriage

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... at the farmhouse where the couple had lived, where a flag was flown at half-mast. "It is really just a love story," said Carol Romie, another daughter. "They were so committed and loyal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1299900/couple-dayton-ohio-die-11-hours-apart-after-66-years-marriage
  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Mass mourning for Vo Nguyen Giap unlikely to be seen again in Vietnam

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... of the public were allowed to pay their respects, with tens of thousands of people waiting in a line that stretched about three kilometres. The national flag was flown at half-mast, and unrelated public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1330482/mass-mourning-vo-nguyen-giap-unlikely-be-seen-again-vietnam
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP, AP

    ... at 10am, when people will hold silent prayers for 10 minutes. The South Korean flag will be flown at half-mast.   European Leader of the Year to be chosen Six nominees are contesting the European ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1254315/talking-points
  9. News - World - KENYA

    Grim hunt for bodies in wake of siege at Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... upmarket mall. A large part of the complex collapsed after heavy explosions and a fierce fire. Video: Nairobi video shows Westgate Mall wreckage Across Kenya, flags flew at half mast at the start ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318414/grim-hunt-bodies-wake-siege-westgate-mall-nairobi-kenya
  10. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Bruno Mars is braced for cold weather during Super Bowl half-time show

    Posted Dec 28th 2013, 09:55pm by APSPT

    ... Mesfin Fekadu It's not only the players who'll be shivering in New Jersey on February 2, the half-time entertainers will be literally shaking in their boots, too Singing in the cold: Bruno Mars prepares for the Super Bowl Everyone is in Bruno Mars' ear about one thing when it comes to performing the Super Bowl halftime show: How will you deal with the freezing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1391879/bruno-mars-braced-cold-weather-during-super-bowl-half-time-show

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