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  1. A life where guns and survival are part of everyday life

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... time to understand what is going on around her because every minute of every day is taken up with the business of survival. Gun-fire, running away and hiding are part of everyday life ... the guns and falling bombs. But will life be any safer there than in their old home which has been reduced to a pile of rubble? The four refugees settle in a bombed-out block of flats in the city ...

  2. Driving range runs out of road, but you can get a round in (and some golf) at bar

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney The constant transient nature of Hong Kong has seen many recognised establishments close over the years only for new hi-tech concepts to appear in their place as the move for more new and innovative businesses continues. No trade here is immun ...

  3. Eat to maintain weight for life

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Wynnie Chan

    ... Wynnie Chan Gabriella asks: I've gained a bit of weight quite suddenly. How can I lose it safely? Wynnie says: When it comes to healthy weight, the bottom line is that dieting, eating or cutting out specific foods just won't work in the long run ...

  4. 200 recruited under internship scheme

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai More than 200 young people have been recruited by companies that have joined a youth internship programme, with an average monthly wage of HK$8,500, Commissioner for Labour Cherry Tse Ling Kit-ching said yesterday. The programme has attract ...

  5. Man, 23, jailed for life for murder of stepfather in fight over TV noise

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A 23-year-old man who stabbed his stepfather to death with a screwdriver while high on ketamine has been sent to jail for life. After less than eight hours of deliberation, a Court of First Instance jury convicted Vicken Chiu Wai-kan of one count of murder by a majority of five to two last night. Madam Justice Clare-Marie Beeson said it was a tragedy. 'Apparently you ...

  6. It's a pampered, extravagant dog's life in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It's a dog's life for some mutts in Hong Kong, while other pooches get indulged with excess and extravagance. A bit of that lavishness was evident on Sunday afternoon at the Hong Kong Canine Working and Agility Club in Sheung Shui. More than 100 owners and their pets gathered to create a giant montage ...

  7. Boy goes on journey through inferno in retelling of a classic

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... includes many references to contemporary life, 21st-century sins and world problems. Our hero is guided to Hell by the storyteller Aesop, famous for his animal fables. On their journey, the pair ...

  8. Back to life, back to reality

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wai-Yee Man After a three-year break which did little to quell his craving for appreciation and attention, Robbie Williams has released his eighth studio album, Reality Killed the Video Star. After receiving mixed reviews for his 2006 record Rudebox, Will ...

  9. Life and sole

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh Often in Hong Kong, shoes are kept either in cabinets right outside a home or next to the front door. Rather than wearing shoes in the home, slippers or even bare feet are preferred. While there is obviously a hygiene element to the decision ...

  10. Count cash, feel good, study finds

    Posted May 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Counting money- even if it's not yours- makes you feel good subconsciously, according to a joint study by mainland and US psychologists. Zhou Xinyue, associate professor at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and the primary author of th ...




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