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  1. Slice of Life

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... servants.' 'The Time Ball on Kowloon Signal Hill is dropped daily at 10am and 4pm, except on Saturdays when it is dropped at 10am only,' a notice said on July 13. The ball was hoisted half mast at the 55th minute and full mast at the 57th minute. Should it fail to drop at the correct time it would be lowered at 5 minutes past the hour. 'Should the Time Ball be out of order, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686790/slice-life
  2. Taiwan orders flags lowered to half-mast as a sign of respect

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu in Taipei Taiwan yesterday lowered its official flags to half-mast to show respect to the late Pope John Paul II, whose Holy See is Taipei's only ally in Europe. In his condolence message to the Vatican, Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian praised the Pope as one of the greatest religious leaders in the world. 'The world has lost a great religious leader,' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495362/taiwan-orders-flags-lowered-half-mast-sign-respect
  3. Flag flap

    Posted May 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Rick Boychuk

    ... quarrel has broken out over the simple matter of when the flag on the Peace Tower- over the Parliament buildings in Ottawa- should be flown at half-mast. The battle royale is being waged ... and flags would be flown at half-mast at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa from the day of the death until sunset on the day of the funeral. In addition, flags at the soldiers' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547236/flag-flap
  4. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    Russia can't wash its hands of blame for MH17 crash, Tony Abbott says

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:36am by AFP

    ... for the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine as flags flew at half mast to honour the Australians killed. The airliner carrying 298 people, including 28 Australians, came down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine ... for a comprehensive international probe with access to the site, debris, black box and any possible witnesses. Abbott ordered flags flown at half-mast across the country in tribute to those who died, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556692/russia-cant-wash-its-hands-blame-mh17-crash-tony-abbott-says
  5. News - World

    Relatives of passengers on downed flight gather at Amsterdam airport

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:51am by AFP

    ... lowered to half-mast across the Netherlands and at embassies around the world. "I am deeply saddened by this horrible news," King Willem-Alexander said in a statement. "Our thoughts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556577/relatives-passengers-downed-flight-gather-amsterdam-airport
  6. News - World - SPAIN

    Pamplona cracks down on bull run daredevils who try to snap the action

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... by running with half-tonne fighting bulls at the annual San Fermin festival. Police routinely stop people carrying cameras from taking part in the electrifying early morning runs, in which crowds ... dozens of people can be seen carrying digital cameras- sometimes on a mast- and camera-equipped smartphones as they take part in the daily early morning bull runs, a highlight of the fiesta which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1552150/pamplona-cracks-down-bull-run-daredevils-who-try-snap-action
  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Hong Kong's Exchange Fund turns around from loss to HK$50.5b gain in first half

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 01:25am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com As fund that backs peg posts HK$50.5b gain in first half, HKMA looks to uncertainties abroad Caution greets Exchange Fund's investment bounce The Exchange Fund staged a turnaround by posting an investment gain of HK$50.5 billion in the first half of this year, a sharp reversal from a loss of HK$4.2 billion in the same period a year ago. The Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1562212/hong-kongs-exchange-fund-turns-around-loss-hk505b
  8. News - World - FLIGHT MH17

    First plane carrying bodies of MH17 victims arrives in Netherlands as nation mourns

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:01pm by AFP

    ... of the 11 nations that lost citizens in the crash flew at half mast at the airport. Uniformed members of the Dutch military marched to the planes to unload the wooden coffins, while a trumpeter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557555/netherlands-mourns-bodies-mh17-crash-victims-return-ukraine
  9. Business - Economy

    Global economy starts second half on solid footing

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... economy started the second half of the year on a solid footing. While China is relying on increased government stimulus to steer its economy away from reliance on exports and towards consumer ... suggests the sector is growing at an annualised rate of roughly 8 per cent as we moved into the second half of the year," said Chris Williamson, the chief economist at Markit. "The growth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1558512/global-economy-starts-second-half-solid-footing

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