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  1. Lifestyle - Books - TIBET

    Book review: My Tibetan Childhood, by Naktsang Nulo

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by David Wilson

    ... by day and dogs at night. "If you surrender, they will cut off your head, and if you run away to the mountains, they cut off your legs." But Tibet was no paradise even before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1623643/book-review-my-tibetan-childhood-naktsang-nulo
  2. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says US is trying to 'remake the whole world'

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:44am by Reuters

    ... on the sovereignty of its neighbours, are groundless," the former KGB spy declared in a speech at a ski resort in mountains above the Black Sea city of Sochi. Listing a series of conflicts in which he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624123/russian-president-vladimir-putin-says-us-trying-remake-whole-world
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Luck and instinct determined fate of hikers on Japan's killer volcano

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tokyo Luck and instinct settled fate of hikers Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing grey smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling ... the mountain's slopes. Outdoors, other hikers fell, hit by rocks or possibly suffocated by gases, and were quickly buried in ash. For survivors such as mountain guide Sayuri Ogawa, it was a near-death ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1606644/luck-and-instinct-determined-fate-hikers-japans-killer-volcano
  4. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE SPORTS

    Hong Kong-based climber sets off on expedition to scale Mount Everest

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Ultimate challenge for HK mountaineer Nearly 60 years after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest, a Hong Kong-based mountaineer wants to repeat the feat. Austrian-born Paul Niel and his team have set off on a nine-week long expedition to scale the famous mountain, which at 8,848 metres is the highest in the world. They will also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1219446/hong-kong-based-climber-sets-expedition-scale-mount-everest
  5. Business - Commodities - AGRICULTURE

    Grains down to 4-year lows due bumper crop from US, Russia, others

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:21am by Reuters

    ... sky-high, making it expensive to bring the mountains of grain to ports for shipping. That is driving down what farmers get paid by exporters, encouraging many to hold on to their crops hoping ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1621587/grains-down-4-year-lows-due-bumper-crop-us-russia-others
  6. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pro-democracy banner hung from Lion Rock has officials scrambling

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:26pm by Clifford Lo, Peter So, Emily Tsang

    ... Clifford Lo, Peter So and Emily Tsang Banner's opponents left with mountain to climb A group of rock climbers hung a huge yellow banner- reading "I want real universal suffrage"- from the highest point of Lion Rock yesterday to show support for the democracy movement. As of late afternoon, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said it was still ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622971/climbers-hang-giant-banner-lion-rock-calling-real-universal-suffrage
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    America’s doomsday preppers see Ebola threat as opportunity to survive

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:03pm by Reuters

    ... to the National Geographic Channel TV show Doomsday Preppers, and includes strains as disparate as off-grid homesteaders in the Great Plains, wilderness experts in the Mountain West and suburbanites ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1623076/americas-doomsday-preppers-see-ebola-threat-opportunity-survive
  8. News - World - SPACE

    Comet Siding Spring whizzes by Mars after a million year journey

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Press in Washington If you missed Siding Spring's first pass, wait a million years and it should be back again 1.5km-wide comet whizzes by Mars A comet the size of a small mountain whizzed past Mars at the weekend, dazzling space enthusiasts with the once-in-a-million-years encounter. The comet, known as Siding Spring, made its closest encounter with Mars ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620744/comet-siding-spring-whizzes-mars-after-million-year-journey
  9. Business - Commodities - MINING

    China's grip on rare earths supply loosens as more overseas mines start

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:45am by Eric Ng

    ... of locations made enforcement against it difficult. Wang cited a 40,000-tonne-a-year expansion by US-based Molycorp at its Mountain Pass project in California as headlining efforts by overseas miners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1622372/chinas-grip-rare-earths-supply-loosens-more-overseas-mines
  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Emergency rule declared in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after bomb kills 30 troops

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 06:07pm by AFP

    ... in Egypt. From the desert and mountainous Sinai, which borders the Gaza Strip and Israel, the attacks have also extended to the capital and the Nile Delta to the north. Ansar Beit al-Maqdis tried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624422/emergency-rule-declared-egypts-sinai-peninsula-after-bomb-kills-30-troops

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