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  1. Students pull together for victims

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... at half-mast for the past few days to honour the casualties of the earthquake. With state mourning declared by the State Council last Sunday, students and teachers at the school observed three minutes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638446/students-pull-together-victims
  2. Silence envelops equity markets as traders remember the dead

    Posted May 20th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Nick Westra

    ... and schools at half mast and observing the period of silence. Officials at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing observed the entire period of silence, but said it was not logistically feasible to suspend ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638248/silence-envelops-equity-markets-traders-remember-dead
  3. Tsang sends condolences to Britain, vows to protect expats

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday expressed his condolences for victims of the London bombings, saying he was deeply shocked and saddened by the attacks. At the British consulate in Admiralty yesterday, the Union Flag was flown at half mast and one minute's silence was observed for the victims. Bouquets were placed outside the building. 'We feel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507646/tsang-sends-condolences-britain-vows-protect-expats
  4. Chiang Kai-shek to be formally buried

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... spokesman said yesterday. Under the island's law, a state burial, with flags flown at half mast, can be held only with the approval of the cabinet and the president. Presidential spokesman Chen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/462476/chiang-kai-shek-be-formally-buried
  5. News - World - TERROR

    French hostage beheading in Algeria sparks global outrage

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 10:07am

    ... town of Nice after news of the murder broke, with flags in the city flying at half mast. The deputy mayor of the French riviera resort, Christian Estrosi, visibly moved, told reporters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1600054/french-hostage-beheading-algeria-sparks-global-outrage
  6. News - World - OBITUARY

    Jim Flaherty, the man who balanced Canada’s books, dies at 64

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... on Parliament Hill in Ottawa was lowered to half-mast. US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Flaherty was admired and respected by leaders throughout the world. "Known for his drive and hard work, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1476654/jim-flaherty-man-who-balanced-canadas-books-dies-64
  7. Lifestyle - Books - BIOGRAPHY

    Book review: The Heir Apparent, by Jane Ridley

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 03:47pm by NYT

    ... wrote simply, but another reaction soon emerged. The royal yacht carried Victoria's coffin with the yacht's flag at half-mast until Bertie asked about it. "The queen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1407663/book-review-heir-apparent-jane-ridley
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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