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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Archaeologists in Luxor, Egypt, piece together two more pharaoh statues

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Luxor Archaeologists piece together fresh attractions at world-famous site Luxor unveils more pharaoh statues Archaeologists have unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor, adding to existing attractions. The two monoliths in red quartzite were raised on Sunday at what European and Egyptian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1456332/archaeologists-luxor-egypt-piece-together-two-more-pharaoh-statues
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Gas leak caused 2013 Egypt balloon crash: report

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 02:45am by Staff Reporter and AFP

    ... Egyptian report released yesterday said. A fact-finding committee found the "likely cause" of the accident in February in Luxor was "a gas leak in the upper section of the hose... ... on most balloon flight operators in August, despite a promise that such activity would only resume upon the completion of their investigations. Watch: The Luxor hot air balloon accident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400293/gas-leak-caused-2013-egypt-balloon-crash-report
  3. News - Hong Kong - CORONER'S COURT

    Inquest into Egypt balloon tragedy could start at end of year

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:25pm by Amy Nip, LO WEI

    ... Dawn hot-air balloon rides over the ancient ruins of Luxor are a tourist staple, with many balloons taking to the skies at the same time. Siu said families would see what transpires before ... the truth." Ho Ming-leung, the son of Ho Oi-ming and Tang Yuk-ling, is also desperate to know the truth about what happened that February morning over the ancient city of Luxor. "I have always ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521221/inquest-egypt-balloon-tragedy-could-start-end-year
  4. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Egyptian balloon tragedy that killed Hong Kong tourists 'down to fuel leak'

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Lana Lam

    ... of Luxor, but the new report was based on technical evidence. "The sole objective is to draw lessons from the accident and to prevent this from happening in the future," said Captain Ayman ... a pilot with Magic Horizons, a hot-air balloon operator in Luxor, said business dropped 95 per cent last year. "We suffered a lot since the accident and also what's going ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1400939/egyptian-balloon-tragedy-killed-hong-kong-tourists-down-fuel-leak
  5. News - Hong Kong - BALLOON DISASTER

    Families of victims of Egypt balloon disaster renew call for inquiry

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:14am by Lana Lam

    ... when the early-morning sightseeing trip turned to tragedy in the ancient temple city of Luxor on February 26. "We feel so helpless; the government is not helping us and fufilling its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1408673/families-victims-egypt-balloon-disaster-renew-call-inquiry
  6. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT TRAGEDY

    Relatives of Hongkongers killed in Egypt balloon tragedy face compensation battle

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:46am by Lana Lam

    ... balloon caught fire just moments before it was due to land after a dawn flight over the ancient temple city of Luxor. The flames caused the balloon, which was flying alongside several other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435848/relatives-hongkongers-killed-egypt-balloon-tragedy-face-compensation
  7. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    Egyptian balloon tragedy company confirms victims had insurance cover

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:11am by Lana Lam

    ... Cruises, the hot-air balloon company in the ancient temple city of Luxor that chartered the ill-fated flight. All nine victims had bought insurance specifically for the hot-air balloon ride. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433556/egyptian-balloon-tragedy-company-confirms-victims-had-insurance-cover
  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Militant group warns tourists to leave Egypt after suicide bombing kills four

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:42pm by Reuters

    ... has said it was behind Sunday's suicide bombing near the resort of Taba, which revived memories of an Islamist insurgency in the 1990s including a 1997 bloodbath at Luxor, when 58 foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431197/militant-group-warns-tourists-leave-egypt-after-suicide-bombing-kills
  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Anti-Chinese feelings in Thailand high as influx of tourists angers locals

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... Widely publicised was graffiti etched into Egypt’s ancient Luxor temple reading “Ding Jinhao was here.” Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang last year said negative conduct had “damaged the image ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1483307/anti-chinese-feelings-thailand-high-influx-tourists-angers-locals
  10. News - World - EGYPT: ANALYSIS

    With bus attack, Egypt’s Islamists may be targeting tourism

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 11:24pm by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... November 17: 58 tourists among 62 people killed in an attack on Hatshepsut temple in Luxor claimed by Jamaa Islamiyya. 2004 October 7: Israeli tourists among 34 people killed in three bombings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1429869/bus-attack-egypts-islamists-may-be-targeting-tourism

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