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  1. mountains to climb

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 In what country was Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man (with Tenzing Norgay) to climb Everest, born? 2 Which is the highest mountain in Africa? 3 Eight of the 10 tallest mountains in the world are in or partially in which country? 4 Which mountain range is named after a Greek mythological character who carried the world on his shoulders? 5 The tallest ...

  2. Quake in Xinjiang destroys homes, causes injuries

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com A mountainous area of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was struck by a strong earthquake yesterday morning, injuring at least 34 people, one seriously, ... local residents, workers at a mine near the forest farm and tourists whose buses were hit by falling rocks on a mountainous section of National Highway 218. All were evacuated to a hospital ...

  3. News - China - DISASTER

    Dig for bodies of 83 dead in Tibetan mine landslide

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 01:50pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Nightmare dig for entire camp of gold miners wiped out by landslide in Tibetan mountains Only two bodies have been found so far at a Tibetan mine where ... asleep when the landslide occurred at about 6am. Xinhua quoted an armed police officer engaged in the rescue as saying that cracks were observed along nearby mountains, indicating the possibility ...

  4. Avalanche fears put halt to search

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The search for a missing Hong Kong climber and a mainland colleague in Qinghai was halted yesterday because more avalanches were feared as temperatures on the mountain rose. A 60-member rescue team resumed the search at about 5am following an avalanche last Saturday on the mountain near Menyuan county in the northern province, Xinhua reported. Members walked for 10km ...

  5. Policeman critical after bicycle crash

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A 52-year-old off-duty police senior inspector from the marine regional command and control centre was treated for severe injuries at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sha Tin after a bicycle crash in Tai Po. He was found unconscious on the roadside with head injuries at about 4.30pm. His mountain bicycle was nearby. Police believe he lost control when travelling down ...

  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Survivors of Typhoon Bopha mourn their dead

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... standing in the town of Cateel," Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman and other officials said, referring to an isolated town sandwiched by mountains and the sea on Mindanao's east ... Soliman said. The governor of the worst-hit province, Compostela Valley, said waves of water and mud came crashing down mountains and swept through schools, town halls and clinics where huddled ...

  7. Daily danger for 'icefall doctors'

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... Thomas Bell The most dangerous job in the Everest industry belongs to the 'icefall doctors', six veteran Sherpa mountaineers responsible for keeping the climbing route open on the most dangerous section of the mountain. 'It's very risky. When we leave the tents in the morning we don't know whether we'll come back,' said Ang Nima Sherpa, 56, ...

  8. Death toll mounts from Mindulle

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The death toll in Taiwan from Tropical Storm Mindulle has risen to 19, while a group of stranded Hong Kong tourists were forced to walk down the mountain at Alishan. On the mainland, a woman and her 12-year-old son have drowned and two other people are missing after 10 boats on Huzhou's Tai Lake got into difficulty in the storm. Full report- A5 ...

  9. 3 fighter pilots missing after jets crash

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Two Taiwanese military planes crashed in a mountain in the east of the island yesterday during routine nighttime training. The three pilots ... investigating the cause of the accident. Witnesses at a port in Hualien said they saw the planes roaring above their heads before crashing on a mountain at the back of the Hualien airbase, exploding ...

  10. Holidaymakers left stranded by blizzards

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stranded for 10 hours on an ice-covered mountain road in the Huanglong scenic park in below-zero temperatures before rescuers reached them. They laid 1,000 straw mats over the icy stretch of road ... on Sunday and quickly brought traffic on the mountain to a halt. 'It's a freak snowstorm which seemed to come from nowhere. We've had to close off the main road up the mountain ...




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