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  1. Friend's tireless aid to Thais hit by floods inspires photographic fund-raiser to rebuild homes

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... something, and it was then I decided the imagery I captured could be used as a device to help her bring something back to the beautiful souls of Thailand. 'All proceeds from sales will go towards rebuilding homes for those who lost theirs to the flooding.' ...

  2. Survivors still face psychological distress

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Minamisoma, a town 19.5 kilometres away from the Fukushima nuclear plant. She was upstairs at home when the earthquake hit, and ran down to her youngest daughter- six years old at the time- who ... husband Mitsuo was working in Osaka when the earthquake hit, and blocked and damaged roads meant he was not able to get home until a week later. The family later moved to temporary housing not too ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US government freezes home foreclosures for victims of Sandy

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington The US government is also seeking hotels and motels to house tens of thousands of people Freeze on home foreclosures in storm-hit areas The US government said it had ... Sandy slammed into the east coast on October 29, hitting New Jersey and New York especially hard as it killed more than 100 people. Thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged. The Housing ...

  4. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... on Monday, Xinhua reports. More than 200,000 people were affected in Guilin , Yuilin and Qinzhou , and 180 homes were destroyed. Nearly 10,000 people were forced to evacuate because of actual ... reports. Authorities said the landslide destroyed a dozen homes, and 125 people have been relocated. Excessive rain was blamed. Nine hurt in rare hailstorm A rare hailstorm injured nine people ...

  5. Landslide danger shifts with rise in rural homes

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to upgrading natural slopes was a direct result of population growth which had pushed urban development farther out, he said. Official government figures show that by 2039, Hong Kong will be home ...

  6. Quake in Xinjiang destroys homes, causes injuries

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... on the farm were quite old and poorly built. The homes of all 70 families in Alashan village were damaged or had collapsed, he said. In neighbouring Hejing county, 10 people were injured, including ...

  7. Nursing crisis in care homes for elderly

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Emily Tsang and Jennifer Ngo A chronic shortage of nurses in private homes for the elderly is behind huge waiting lists for places at the facilities, a service group says. At least 400 more nurses are needed in the homes to cope with demand, said Grace Li Fai, chairwoman of the Elderly Services Association of Hong Kong. Li was responding to yesterday's report ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Peasant survivors of 2008 quake find life in modern flats a struggle

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHIYUK

    ... "All in all, we peasants simply don't find that life in multi-storey flats suits us, even though as quake victims we were basically given our new homes for free," Zhou added. When the massive quake struck the village in May 2008, Zhou was digging for coal hundreds of kilometres away in an underground mine in Taiyuan , Shaanxi . He rushed back home, spending two days and nights ...

  9. Dishonesty at home in mainland building sector

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Illegal practices are still rife in the mainland construction sector, which is known for its corruption, poor safety and low standards, the Ministry of Supervision said. In the first 11 months of last year, 22,243 people ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... they can get to help them rebuild their homes and to return to a normal life. Those who were injured need medical supplies, and raw materials are required for the reconstruction of schools, houses ... and help to reduce pollution and also traffic congestion, provided cars are left at home for such journeys. Blocking taller ships with a bridge simply to accommodate a monorail would significantly ...




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