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  1. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Paul McCartney, 72, returns to stage after two months out with viral illness

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AP

    ... songs from McCartney's latest album and a generous sampling from more obscure corners of his catalogue, including The Beatles' songs Lovely Rita and Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1548101/paul-mccartney-72-returns-stage-after-two-months-out-viral-illness
  2. Anniversary flight

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Szeto Wah, chairman of the Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement in China, is among kite fliers at Tai Au Mun, Clearwater Bay, marking the June 4 crackdown's 15th anniversary. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456001/anniversary-flight
  3. Get wet and wild in the ice kingdom of extreme sports

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Edward Peters

    ... and the waterfalls around L?rdal at the head of the Sognefjord. Getting to the top of a mountain or an ice fall is one thing- flying above them is a whole new ball game. Called both snow kiting and ski kiting, the latest craze in sporty Norway is taking its aficionados to the skies at speeds of up to 100km/h. Instead of queueing for a chairlift, snow kiters- equipped with skis, harness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705443/get-wet-and-wild-ice-kingdom-extreme-sports
  4. Prepare to soar

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As winter approaches, why not try a new sport, writes Zoe Mak People love to fly kites because it gives them a sense of what it must feel like to fly. But one sport goes further than mere imagination and lets you fly with the kite. Kite flying has been around for thousands of years, but it wasn't until the early 1980s French brothers Bruno and Dominique Legaignoux considered using ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653498/prepare-soar
  5. World kitesurfing champ seals deal with local wetsuit maker

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... team. When we first started talking I was super stoked.' For those unaware, the sport is a bit like windsurfing, except the athlete is attached to a giant kite that can lift him or her more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/673587/world-kitesurfing-champ-seals-deal-local-wetsuit-maker
  6. Head in the clouds

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... or simply kiting. Jesse's dream lifestyle is all due to his parents. 'My parents moved to Maui, Hawaii, to windsurf and be in the water,' says the 16-year-old, 'They helped me ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/675097/head-clouds
  7. A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Manreet Sodhi Someshwar A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Bloomsbury, HK$208 Khaled Hosseini's debut novel, The Kite Runner, was one of those publishing rarities: a word-of-mouth best-seller that became a book club favourite, sold millions of copies, and won its author a Hollywood film deal. With such lineage, a second novel would need to execute some amazing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/596143/thousand-splendid-suns
  8. The Book of Trouble: A Romance

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Steven Martinovich

    ... Steven Martinovich The Book of Trouble: A Romance by Ann Marlowe Harcourt, $179 Many of us have a love affair in our past that, had we looked at it from the outside as a disinterested observer, we would have quickly concluded was doomed to end catastrophi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547766/book-trouble-romance
  9. Entangled kitesurfer dies

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A 32-year-old Hongkonger became entangled in ropes and drowned while kitesurfing with friends in Taiwan. The man, a car salesman surnamed Chau, was found floating in the sea with his legs tangled in his kite's ropes a kilometre from where his kite was seen falling into the sea near Longfong Fishing Harbour in Chunan town, Miaoli county, on Friday. He was declared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643520/entangled-kitesurfer-dies
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Panacea Retreat, Koh Samui

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by Tim Pile

    ... biking, hill walking, jet skiing or kite boarding. And if you're concerned about where you'll end up on one of his nightlife tours, fear not- Sunny's itineraries are the result ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1540339/hot-spots-panacea-retreat-koh-samui

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