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  1. News - China

    Google's services unable to reach much of China

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 06:08am by AP in Mountain View

    ... MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) — Google says its search engine and other Internet services have been cut off from much of China just as the country's ruling party picks new leaders. ... that the country's government deems objectionable. Google, which is based in Mountain View, California, decided to stop censoring its search results in China in 2010. To avoid breaking the country's ...

  2. Athlete battles altitude sickness to finish 250km desert odyssey

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Hong Kong adventure racer Derek Tsan Kwik has fought back crippling altitude sickness to complete a sponsored 250km race across the world's driest desert in Chile. Tsan, 36, was so badly affected by altitude sickness he had to be lifted i ...

  3. Consistency flavours Snowy Mountain's quality spring water

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:21am by Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh, Christina Liedke and David Bell

    ... acquainted with the distinctive taste of Snowy Mountain Natural Spring Water from Australia's Macedon Ranges. The consistent flavour, which comes from a sustainable single source at the foothills of Musk, makes Snowy Mountain an iconic brand in Australia. "Our customers can identify the taste as coming from a particular source," says Tony McMahon, spokesperson for Snowy ...

  4. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Nepal introduces rules to remove Everest’s mountain of rubbish

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 11:16pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kathmandu Fit of pique over Everest's mountain of rubbish Litterbugs are no longer welcome on the roof of the world. As Nepal welcomes trekkers at the start of the climbing season on Everest, it is introducing new rules in the hope of taking more control over the world's tallest mountain. The rules, which include a demand that climbers bring down ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    It's goodbye to Lion Rock, hello Money Mountain

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:38am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Say goodbye to Lion Rock, hello to Money Mountain Price-gouging fishball sellers, passengers occupying a cruise ship to extort compensation for a missed port call, cabbies ... occupy cruise ships to price-gouging fishball sellers. Let's ditch the old Lion Rock symbol. Our new symbol should be a mountain of money, with everyone clamouring to climb it. ...

  6. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Twelve Nepali guides killed by avalanche in worst-ever Everest accident

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu First major avalanche on Mount Everest this climbing season and deadliest avalanche in eight years hits the most popular climbing route to the mountain’s peak An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said. The avalanche, ...

  7. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping the taxman on the other side of the mountains

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 12:47am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on the other side of the mountains "As the next step, the taxation administration will rigorously investigate major cases of tax fraud," the [State Administration of Taxation] said. SCMP, January 25 I am much taken by an old Chinese aphorism on relations between government and citizen- san go wong dai yuen: the mountains are high and the emperor is far away. For a concrete example ...

  8. News - World - THEATRE

    Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Madrid, nine years after hit film

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 10:17pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Madrid Next week will see world premiere of new version of love story of two American cowboys Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Madrid It is a tale that has pushed the boundaries of print and film. Now, Brokeback Mountain, the tragic love story of two American cowboys, is looking to again chart new territory. Next week will see the world premiere of the opera ...

  9. News - World - ADVENTURE

    Nine-year-old the youngest to reach summit of Aconcagua mountain

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:21am by AP

    ... the summit of Argentina's Aconcagua mountain, which at 6,962 metres is the tallest peak in the Western and Southern hemispheres. Tyler Armstrong, from Orange County, reached the summit ... a kid's drawing of a mountain. It's probably as big as a house at the summit, and then it's a sheer drop." Only 30 per cent of the 7,000 people who obtain permits to climb Aconcagua ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Indian batsmen leave South Africa with a mountain to climb

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 12:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Johannesburg Indian batsmen leave South Africa with a mountain to climb South Africa were 138 for two at stumps on Saturday chasing a mammoth 458 to win the first test against a Cheteshwar Pujara-inspired India at the Wanderers.   The No 1-ranked South Africans still need another 320 runs to win on the last day, or more likely must bat out three sessions ...




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