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  1. City's secret weapon in landslide prevention

    Posted Aug 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com One of the city's foremost experts on landslides says hundreds of lives have been saved since a special government office was set up to manage Hong ... the important thing.' Landslides have killed more than 470 people since 1948, with almost all of the deaths caused by man-made slopes collapsing during torrential rain, according to Malone. ...

  2. News - China - DEVELOPMENT

    Tibet mine disaster 'shows failure of resources policy to benefit minorities'

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Ethnic minorities are not sharing in the benefits of a boom in the mining sector, analysts say Tibet disaster 'shows resources policy flaws' A landslide that crashed down a Tibetan mountain, entombing scores of mine workers, serves as a parable for the nation's resources boom and its failure to benefit ethnic minorities, analysts say. ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - ASIA

    Sheikh Salman reveals AFC re-election bid to restore region's reputation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:53pm by AFP

    ... the confederation," Salman said. "So yes I would be pleased to continue with the presidency with the support from the member associations," added the Bahraini royal. He won a landslide election last ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Flooding, havoc as Typhoon Neoguri batters Japanese mainland

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... over the risk of flooding and landslides as powerful winds and torrential rain batter the archipelago nation, with local authorities urging half a million people to seek shelter in Okinawa ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... also help prevent soil erosion, landslides and provide habitats for animals. Since its planting programme began in 1998, the group has planted more than 50,000 trees, including 40 to 50 new ...

  6. News - Asia

    Briefs, January 28, 2013

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Democratic Party tackles a territorial spat with Beijing over East China Sea islets. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe led the LDP to a landslide election victory last month, promising to beef up ... decades, Onodera said. Reuters   Death toll rises after Indonesian landslides JAKARTA- The death toll in two separate landslides triggered by torrential rain in western Indonesia rose to 12, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Eye in the sky

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:08pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... for viewing the sunrise, to the large landslide area on the other side of the mountain. The descent from beauty to ugliness is breathtaking. "I don't expect the film to change the world ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party youth ready to rise in ranks

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:40am by AFP

    ... to work to win a landslide," she said. "[But] the more important thing is we need to think about the next generation. The youth nowadays will also have to think about the next ...

  9. News - World - BALKANS

    Floods menace Balkan towns as more than one million Bosnians affected

    Posted May 19th 2014, 07:40pm by Reuters

    ... flooding in Bosnia, Serbia Communities in Serbia and Bosnia battled to protect towns and power plants on Monday from rising flood waters and landslides that have devastated swathes of both ... was out of danger, but there was concern for the Kolubara coal mine that supplies it. Hundreds of landslides have caused havoc, particularly in mountainous Bosnia, where the Sava has devastated ...

  10. Experts count down to next Philippine landslide disaster

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Alastair Mcindoe

    ... was yet another reminder of the continuous risk of landslides for thousands of communities across the archipelago- a danger that's becoming acute as the La Nina weather pattern of unusually heavy rainfall descends on Southeast Asia. Environmental groups blame most landslides on decades of logging, which has stripped the country of the forest cover that once protected upland ...




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