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  1. News - Asia - IRAQ

    Indian spiritual leader steps up relief work for refugees in northern Iraq

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 08:09pm by Staff Reporter

    ... in the Sinjar mountains in northern Iraq, following an insurgency by Islamic State militants. The International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a sister concern of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's ... minority as devil worshippers. So far, volunteers from IAHV have airlifted just 1.5 tonnes of relief materials to the remote mountainous area and the charity called on international governments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1643903/indian-spiritual-leaders-ngo-steps-relief-work-refugees-northern-iraq
  2. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Seven Elements That Have Changed the World, by John Browne

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 11:15pm by GDN

    ... into the slopes of the 5km-high Cerro de Potosí across the Chaco Boreal in South America, they found spectacular, rich veins of silver. Nearby the mountain a city grew up which made slaves of millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1645281/book-review-seven-elements-have-changed-world-john-browne
  3. Magazines - Style - COVETED

    Splurge on a 24ct gold mountain bike

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 08:10pm by EILEEN LIU

    ... Eileen Liu Eileen Liu Golden ride Line 1 line 2 WHAT: THE 24CT GOLD EXTREME MOUNTAIN BIKE HOW MUCH: HK$7.8 MILLION WHY: For adventurous mountain bikers who may find that titanium ... a unique masterpiece. Known as the Beverly Hills Edition, the handcrafted, one-of-a-kind Extreme Mountain Bike requires more than 750 hours of craftsmanship to complete. An electroplating process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1627561/splurge-24ct-gold-mountain-bike
  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Ex-army leader Xu Caihou had 'a tonne of cash' in basement

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:08am by Reuters

    ... to high levels of the military. "Case handlers had no option but to call more than 10 military trucks before all the confiscated property piled up like mountains from this former Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1644858/ex-army-leader-xu-caihou-had-tonne-cash-basement
  5. News - World - HONDURAS

    Honduran Miss World contestant shot dead

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tegucigalpa Miss World contestant shot dead A Honduran beauty queen has been found murdered just days before she was due to compete in the Miss World pageant in London. The bodies of Maria Jose Alvarado, 19, and her sister Sofia, 23, were found buried near a river in the mountainous region of Santa Barbara, about 180km from the capital Tegucigalpa, said Leandro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1644146/honduran-miss-world-contestant-shot-dead
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York’s Times Square unveils enormous advertising billboard

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:42pm by AFP

    ... of mountains, skyscrapers and bursts of colour accompanying a musical soundtrack. The panel, located on the side of a hotel, is eight storeys tall and intended for advertisements similar to those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1643883/new-yorks-times-square-unveils-enormous-advertising-billboard
  7. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Reformed addicts help others in rehabilitation

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:20am by ALEC CHEUNG

    ... others in rehabilitation The headquarters of Remar Hong Kong sits in the middle of a field in Yuen Long, surrounded by greenery and mountains. The cosy two-storey house is also home to fish, ... to the mountains for fresh air. The house here helps addicts to recover due to the nature and quiet," Silva said. "Some of our addicts are clean after two to three months. We know many of them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1643919/reformed-addicts-help-others-rehabilitation
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 21, 2014

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 06:02am by LETTERS

    ... is surrounded by mountains, so the wind comes in, but it is more difficult for it be blown out. Also, the city is surrounded by areas with heavy industry that are major polluters. So Beijing needs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1644886/letters-editor-november-21-2014
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Farewell to 'Apec blue' as smog returns to Beijing following summit

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 03:22pm by WU NAN

    ... mountainous regions of Hebei and central Shaanxi. Watch: Smog returns to Beijing following Apec summit    The capital was under huge pressure to tackle persistent smog and clear the skies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1643740/farewell-apec-blue-smog-returns-beijing-following-summit
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Five hidden gems in Pokhara Valley

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:47pm by SHAFIK MEGHJI

    ... to the 1,442-metre summit of Kahun Daada. There are stunning views of the Annapurna range, notably the 6,667-metre Machhapuchhare Mountain, popularly known as Fishtail peak for its distinctive shape. You may ... conquered the country's valley kingdoms and unified the modern Nepal. The Durbar, which gazes out towards the Himalayan mountains of Ganesh Himal, the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri, is a hive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1639915/five-hidden-gems-pokhara-valley

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