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  1. Proposed waste levy will not bother rich but will hurt families on low incomes

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Friends of the Earth has suggested a charge per bag of refuse of HK$1.30 under a proposed waste levy. The green group estimates this would come to about HK$40 a month for a typical family. This sum will be of little consequence to well-off citizens, but w ...

  2. Chemical explosion kills 10, hurts 120

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Nanjing and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing At least 10 people were killed and around 120 injured yesterday by a powerful blast at an abandoned chemical factory in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Xinhua reported. The explosion happened at 10.15am at the N ...

  3. Inconsistent responses over bird flu hurt nature reserve's finances

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As many of your readers will know, the Mai Po Nature Reserve was closed for 21 days at the end of March because a dead bird infected by avian flu was found within a three-kilometre radius of the site. WWF manages the reserve on behalf of the Agriculture, ...

  4. Parents fear exotic fish in park could hurt children

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A carnivorous catfish that can grow to more than a metre long and weigh up to 70kg has been found in a pond in a Chai Wan park, three months after it was cleared of another exotic species that can grow up to three metres. The discovery of the 60cm freshwater fish sparked concerns among parents who feared it might hurt their children because part of the pond ...

  5. 6 die, 12 hurt in bridge collapse near epicentre of Sichuan quake

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Falling rocks destroyed part of a bridge in Wenchuan county, the epicentre of last year's Sichuan earthquake, early yesterday morning, leaving at least six people dead and 12 injured. Vehicles plunged into the Min River as rocks, loose ...

  6. Reliance on coal hurts climate change fight

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao China's reliance on coal for economic growth has made it difficult to curb growing greenhouse gas emissions, according to the central government's first policy statement on climate change. 'Developing the economy and improving ...

  7. Hurt rare bird set free at Mai Po

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak A young black-faced spoonbill flew the coup at Mai Po nature reserve yesterday after seven weeks of tender, loving care to treat injuries caused when it got entangled in fishing line and swallowed a hook. The bird, less than a year old, is the onl ...

  8. Villagers hurt in clash with police

    Posted Aug 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk At least seven residents of Dongzhou township in Shanwei, Guangdong province, were injured as a result of a confrontation with armed police on Friday, villagers said yesterday. A resident who gave his name as Huang said villagers wanted to st ...

  9. Decorators hurt in gas blaze

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Two decorators suffered burns when one drilled into a gas pipe in a house in Sai Kung, triggering a fire. They were working in a bathroom in Marina Cove, Hiram's Highway, when sparks from the drill ignited the gas. They eventually managed ...

  10. Liaoning mine blast leaves 22 dead, 37 hurt

    Posted Jun 29th 2006, 12:00am by Cynthia Wan

    ... Cynthia Wan and Alice Yan At least 22 workers were killed and 37 injured in Liaoning province yesterday in China's latest coal mine accident, according to Xinhua. Four more miners were missing after an early morning explosion at the Wulong Coal Mine ...




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