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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia mourns beloved ex-king Sihanouk

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 01:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Tearful Cambodians wore black ribbons and flags flew at half-mast on Tuesday as the nation mourned the death of revered ex-king Norodom Sihanouk and prepared for the return of his body from China. Sihanouk, who steered his country through decades of painful political and social upheavals, from independence to war, the Khmer Rouge terror ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong observes 3 minutes' silence for ferry tragedy victims

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... to observe three minutes' silence at government headquarters. Outside the Legislative Council complex, lawmakers stood dressed in black in the commemoration. Flags flew at half mast all over ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Seven ferry crew arrested

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Simpson Cheung, Olga Wong, Ada Lee, LO WEI

    ... Chun-ying declared three days of mourning and promised a thorough investigation. From tomorrow Hong Kong's flag will fly at half mast on government buildings in memory of the 38 killed ...

  4. Taipei approves HK$23.5b for typhoon reconstruction

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Taiwanese flags to fly at half-mast from tomorrow until Monday as a mark of respect for the dead. The natural disaster has been labelled Taiwan's worst in half a century, but people have blamed ...

  5. Streaming home to mourn

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Yalu River was almost empty, with flags flying at half-mast.) But there was no faking the emotions on show among those in China no longer subject to the miseries of life in North Korea. ...

  6. Rapid spread of English 'is infecting Putonghua'

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Hong Kong were at half-mast, the first time a cultural leader had been honoured in a Chinese city.' Yu himself is a witness to history. The son of an official of the Nationalist Overseas ...

  7. Opera House lights dimmed in tribute to the Great Dane

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Mark Chipperfield

    ... Mark Chipperfield Sydney Flags were flown at half mast. Politicians paid their tributes. Obituaries appeared. A condolence book was brought out. But the final touch was the most poignant- the lights on the scalloped roof of the Sydney Opera House were dimmed to mark his passing. Joern Utzon was not one of Sydney's grandees. He was not a prime minister, a soldier or a sporting ...

  8. Muslim region tense ahead of US exercises

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... the deaths. He has sided with the peace activists and ordered the Philippine flag flown at half-mast because 'innocent civilians were killed. The children were shot in the head'. He said his ...

  9. Slice of Life

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Bonny Schoonakker

    ... deep interest and support for the Hongkong Life Guard Club.' All flags were flown at half mast in Hong Kong, and a book of condolence was opened at Government House. 'Two thugs stole ...

  10. KMT persecuted Taiwan, says Chen

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... history and agitate ethnic rows or confrontation on the island'. Meanwhile, various memorial activities were held across the island, and flags were lowered to half-mast to commemorate ...




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