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  1. Capital prepares to combat locust swarm

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Pest-fighting units in Beijing have been put on alert as a swarm of locusts flies closer to the capital. The insects have already devoured more than 4.6 million hectares of grassland ... for a possible locust invasion,' she said. Ms Jin said the agency had begun to mobilise its staff at the municipality's 10 monitoring stations after officials discovered some of the insects ...

  2. Locust fight always left too late, says scientist

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The marauding masses of locusts that chomp their way across the north and east of the country each summer could be stopped if authorities took preventive measures rather than purely reacting to the problem when it arises each year, experts have said. Last year locusts ravaged vast swathes of the country, forcing officials to spray expensive and damaging pesticides over ...

  3. Scandal in the psyche

    Posted Nov 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ideas sometimes seep into people's minds almost imperceptibly and, over time, become embedded in a population's collective psyche. Or they take hold more quickly, remain superficial, and then gently fade. Alternatively, ideas can ravage communities in successive waves, like plagues of locusts. Hong Kong seems to be particularly susceptible to the latter- a tabloid ...

  4. No room at the inn?

    Posted Sep 16th 2003, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... at that time swarming like locusts across certain parts of the globe - to stop a while here. Sir John, in language characteristically more colourful than I dare reproduce, replied to the effect ...

  5. Cossacks ride again for the protection of southern Russia

    Posted Dec 18th 2003, 12:00am by Tom Parfitt

    ... branded immigrants in southern Russia 'weeds and locusts', saying it was necessary 'to jump in and scare them a bit'. But at the Cossack Cadet School in Stavropol, new recruits ...



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