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  1. News - World - SOMALIA

    Somali pirate chief says US$1.6m paid for release of German-US journalist

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 09:07pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Mogadishu Pirate chief says US$1.6m paid for hostage’s release Negotiators paid a US$1.6 million ransom for the release of a German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia and held for two years and eight months, said a commander of the pirates who held him. A German spokeswoman would not confirm that money was paid for the freedom of Michael ...

  2. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    US conducts ‘near continuous’ strikes against Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 06:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... a motion authorising air strikes in Iraq. British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said there would be no “immediate military action” but that it would be a “long, drawn-out campaign”. Ahead ...

  3. Sport - RACING

    Lucky Nine passes rehearsal at Moonee Valley

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 03:00pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer Caspar Fownes flies in to watch star sprinter have 'look at the track and surroundings' Jockey Brett Prebble wasn’t concerned about some misbehaviour behind the barriers by five-time Group One winner Lucky Nine prior to a much-needed jump-out at Moonee Valley on Tuesday morning. Lucky Nine’s trainer, Caspar Fownes, flew into Melbourne ...

  4. Sport - Racing

    Teetan and Millard hold key to unlocking Triple Trio at Sha Tin

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Supreme Hong Kong and Great Sky can be relied on to deliver on dirt, especially with the jockey-trainer combination firing on all cylinders Teetan and Millard hold key to unlocking Triple Trio Rookie sensation Karis Teetan and Tony Millard have already formed a formidable combination so far this term and the pair provide two bankers ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Faculties should be 'diplomatic', says HKU's new law dean Michael Hor Yew Meng

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Blunt academics have their place, says the new dean of HKU's law faculty, Michael Hor- but the faculties should be more tactful Time for diplomacy amid the chaos Michael Hor Yew Meng could not have taken up his post as one of Hong Kong's most high-profile legal intellectuals at a more chaotic time for the city. Hor became dean ...

  6. Sport - Racing

    Trainer John Moore's 'lesser lights' give stable more depth

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Moore's 'lesser lights' give stable more depth While the highly anticipated return of a trio of John Moore-trained Hong Kong Derby hopefuls drew praise but failed to result in a win, the trainer still managed a double with a pair of progressive types eligible for the big four-year-old races. The spotlight was on highly rated ...

  7. Sport - Racing

    Hall finds patience pays off nicely with Berlinski

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox Hall finds patience pays off nicely with Berlinski The patience shown by trainer David Hall with Berlinski last season paid off with a grinding win first-up, in a roughhouse race where being stuck in an awkward, three-wide position on the short-priced favourite turned into a blessing for Douglas Whyte. Berlinski was given just five tries last term ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    A dream match-up worth arguing over

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 05:16pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Follow @KemblaCoxy   The two highest-rated sprinters in training in the world - or at least the two horses that should be rated highest, Lord Kanaloa and Moonlight Cloud - clashing on the neutral ground of Sha Tin at December’s Hong Kong International raceday is a tantalising prospect, and a match-up that could spark a “who’s better?” online debate ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    Trainer Ricky Yiu lauds Happy Valley specialist Karis Teetan

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 12:35am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Trainer showers praise on Mauritian jockey who continues his spectacular start to season Valley specialist Teetan enjoys double success Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai had rookie sensation Karis Teetan pegged as a Happy Valley specialist from the moment he saw him in a race and the Mauritian continued his spectacular start to the season with a double ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Caspar Fownes is in charge after awesome night

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:18am by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Champion trainer scores a four-timer, while Prebble's hat-trick spoiled by suspension Fownes is in charge after awesome night With a grin on his face and hand cupped to his ear, defending title holder Caspar Fownes jokingly asked the assembled press "what championship hangover?" after an emphatic four-timer at Sha Tin on Wednesday ...




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