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  1. News - Asia - FATAL ACCIDENT

    S Koreans killed in Sri Lanka lightning strike, not Chinese

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 03:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Two foreign tourists killed by lightning in Sri Lanka’s central region have been identified as South Koreans, police said on Sunday, correcting earlier reports they were Chinese. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said the victims, a man and a woman, had been erroneously identified as Chinese tourists after the Saturday evening strike in Haputale, 200 ...

  2. 'Lightning strike' fear forces plane back to HK

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei and Clifford Lo A Taiwan-bound flight from Hong Kong was forced to return to the airport yesterday after it was suspected to have been struck by lightning. The Hong Kong Express ... after checks found no damage. It happened as thunderstorms swirled around the city, with the Observatory recording 683 lightning strikes in the hour from noon to 1pm and a total of 816 strikes ...

  3. Sprites on the moor come alive

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Millen The Windvale Sprites Mackenzie Crook Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 978 0 571 24071 5 Mackenzie Crook is the latest actor to have a go at writing youth fiction. The British actor starred in The Office and The Pirates of the Caribbean. His ...

  4. FILM (1978)

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway Director: Randal Kleiser All together now: 'Go grease lightning, you're burning up the quarter mile/(Grease lightning, go grease lightning)/Go grease lightning, you're coasting through the heat lap trial/(Grease lighting, go grease lightning)/You are supreme/ The chicks'll ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the Boao Forum My role as chairman could become a lightning rod for BSkyB James Murdoch resigns from the broadcaster ...

  6. ALBUM (1984)

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Richard Macauley Ride the Lightning Metallica Megaforce Records Encounter two metal fans of any age in any country on earth and there is one sentence that's guaranteed to provoke ... but even since the band's sophomore album, Ride the Lightning. Released in 1984, Ride the Lightning was the album that immediately preceded Master of Puppets- the record which would secure ...

  7. Quotes of the week

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We hope that this will be the beginning of a new era Myanmar's Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the results of last Sunday's by-elections My role as chairman could become a lightning rod for BSkyB James Murdoch resigns from the British broadcaster What is paramount is rule of law, not rule of man Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai gives some advice to chief executive-elect Leung ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Cult infiltrating Hong Kong churches, warn religious leaders

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... known as Lightning of the East- was active in many districts in Hong Kong, including Tai Po, Kwai Chung and Tseung Kwan O. "As it has been banned on the mainland, I suspect it will, like ... do not accept the woman known as Lightning Deng as the second Christ will die a terrible death. Police in Xining, capital of the northwestern province of Qinghai, detained seven ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Mainland officials arrest 93 for spreading 'doomsday' rumours

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP, Li Jing

    ... apocalypse, most of them members of what officials long branded as a cult, Xinhua reported yesterday. The Church of Almighty God, known as the Eastern Lightning, warned that the sun would not shine and electricity would not work for three days starting on December 21, the so-called Mayan doomsday, Xinhua reported. Earlier reports said dozens of Eastern Lightning followers were detained in Qinghai ...

  10. News - Asia

    Briefs, October 8, 2012

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... subjected to "threats and intimidation". AFP   South Korean tourists killed in lightning strike COLOMBO- Two foreign tourists killed by lightning in Sri Lanka's central region have ...




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