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  1. Full inquiry into Zhouqu disaster may save lives

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The disaster that left at least 1,700 people dead or missing in the Gansu province town of Zhouqu was waiting to happen. The area has a tragic history of landslides. Two years ago, ... Zhouqu was not one of them, though the cost of making a start on it would have been a drop in the bucket. There must be a full inquiry into the circumstances leading up to the Zhouqu disaster ...

  2. China Taiping pays price for BP disaster and earthquake

    Posted Aug 18th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... worldwide are still full of uncertainties. As such, we will continue to adopt a cautious and prudent investment strategy for the second half.' Policies pay off Disaster payouts were offset ...

  3. Disaster-prone Zijin gave media 'hush money'- reports

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Zijin Mining Group, the gold- and copper-producing giant that has caused one disaster after another, has allegedly offered journalists tens of thousands of yuan to remain ... simply take the money and there was no need to do anything with it except giving them a receipt.' The magazine printed nothing about the incident, it turned out, but Xinhua made public ...

  4. Taking yaks upmarket

    Posted May 10th 2008, 12:00am by Wong How Man

    ... Wong How Man Suddenly, Tibet is front-page news the world over, again. In some ways, that is to be expected, as part of the pre-Olympic fever. How can those in the west with multiple ... for someone who has spent a good part of almost three decades taking part in exploration and conservation projects on the Tibetan plateau, I too feel compelled to speak up. I have made my small ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    Book explores what made Gavrilo Princip, the man who ignited the great war

    Posted May 11th 2014, 04:08pm by GDN

    ... acquaints himself with Princip by walking in the young man's footsteps from his birthplace in the tiny hamlet of Obljaj in western Bosnia to Sarajevo and across the border to Belgrade, ... of the people who still eke out a living there: all this says much about the world that made Princip. Could it be, Butcher wonders, that the isolation and self-reliance of these mountain communities ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Singer Bobby Womack made his name among music's legends

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:09pm by LAT

    ... (made famous by the J. Geils Band) or Harry Hippie. There's so much more. Starting in the early 1960s, he learned to nail his guitar cues while on a multi-act tour with musical taskmaster James Brown. He married Cooke's widow a few months after Cooke was killed and decades later appeared on the breakout pop-rap album by Gorillaz. Two years ago he released The Bravest Man ...

  7. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Younger brother of South Korea ferry disaster fugitive arrested

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 07:12pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul South Korean police arrested a younger brother of the country’s most wanted man, a businessman linked to a ferry disaster in which hundreds of school children drowned, ... The sinking of the Sewol was a disaster that prompted a national outpouring of grief and anger, especially after some crew were caught on video abandoning ship while the children, following ...

  8. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 09:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Police confirm body in orchard is that of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive billionaire sought over the deaths of 300 in the April capsize Disaster ferry tycoon ... Korean ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, police confirmed yesterday. The body was found in a field of apricot trees in the southern city of Suncheon on June 12, police station ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry disaster trial

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gwangju, South Korea Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew in a special session at a courtroom in their traumatised home town, a district court ruled on Tuesday. The court in Gwangju, 265 kilometres south of Seoul, said the decision had been made to spare the students any further stress. The ruling came ...

  10. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea arrests wife of businessman linked to disaster ferry's operator

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 02:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Patriarch's wife held in ferry firm owners hunt The wife of South Korea's most wanted man, whose sons own the company that operated a ferry which sank, drowning ... where your husband is?" She did not reply. The sinking of the Sewol was a disaster that prompted a national outpouring of grief and anger, especially after some crew were caught on video ...




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