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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Tony Abbott sweeps into power in landslide win in Australian election

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the Australian Electoral Commission said Abbott's Liberal/National coalition was heading for a landslide win, leading in 90 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives, to Labor's 55. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    As a student, Laura Cha said no to war boycott

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by Joyce Ng, Peter So

    ... paper on Hong Kong. But All Around Town has heard another issue made the vote such a landslide: some conservative lawyers who had no issue with Lam's white paper remarks were upset he ...

  3. Maid praying for a mudslide miracle for 30 relatives

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Domestic helper Celestina Pie is praying for a miracle to save at least 30 of her relatives feared entombed in last week's mudslide in the Philippines. 'I am still hoping for a miracle from God. I pray that those who are buried ...

  4. News - China

    Death toll from weekend flooding, landslides passes 100

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 06:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Landslides bury vehicles in Guangxi after worst floods 'in decades' hit parts of China Devastating floods at opposite ends of China have left 105 ... of thousands of travellers. Some services from Guangzhou railway station, Guangdong’s most important transport hub, were suspended due to rain and landslides. State media said 80,000 passengers were ...

  5. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    As China's economy matures, it trades speed for build quality on big projects

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... that time. But the hasty construction of the dam led to landslides and the forced relocation of 300,000 people. And while state media lauded the rail project as yet another "China miracle", ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    Rescuers evacuate tens of thousands in Indian Kashmir as flood waters recede

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 05:35pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New Delhi Officials 'overwhelmed' by scale of flood disaster in Kashmir Valley Flood waters started receding in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, giving rescue teams a chance to reach tens of thousands of villagers stranded by the heaviest rainfall in half a century. Floods and landslides triggered by days of rain in the disputed Himalayan region have killed ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Eight killed in Indonesian floods, landslides

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 03:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta At least eight people are dead and five are missing after flooding and landslides hit eastern Indonesia, an official said on Tuesday. A search and rescue ... Nugroho stated. The floods submerged some houses on the river’s banks and triggered landslides in several areas among Ambon’s hills. Nine houses were swept away or buried and another 30 damaged. ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    India, Pakistan scramble to help flood victims as death toll reaches 400

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 05:24pm by AP

    ... neighbouring states. Pakistani and Indian troops have been using boats and helicopters to drop food supplies for stranded families and evacuate victims. The floods have also triggered landslides ...

  9. News - China

    Video: The moment China landslide engulfs car- and passengers walk away

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 02:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Extraordinary video footage captured during torrential storms that hit northwest China this month shows four men making a miraculous escape when a landslide ... appears to have been just outside the impact zone, although he cannot be seen after the landslide. The footage was recorded in the northwest Chinese city of Yanan earlier this month when ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Good governance key to maintaining democracy in Pakistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Good governance vital in Pakistan Pakistan's turbulent politics is proof that democracy is not in itself a solution to a country's challenges. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif won a landslide election 15 months ago but that has not prevented a growing tide of dissatisfaction with his government. Unemployment is rising and the electricity shortages and corruption ...




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