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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Canada plans to phase out home delivery of mail

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 10:12pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Ottawa Post office plans to phase out home deliveries, a first for a G20 country Mailman an endangered species in Canada Labrador City in Eastern Canada is about as remote as it gets. This 7,000-strong mining community is surrounded by mountains, forests and lakes, with its nearest neighbour, the town of Baie-Comeau, an eight-hour drive away. In winter- which lasts ...

  2. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Submarine hunt for MH370 aborted after water proves to be ‘too deep’

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 07:22pm by AFP and AP

    ... period. He described the ocean floor at the search site, where the plane and 239 people onboard may have come to rest, as "an area new to man". "It's not sharply mountainous ...

  3. News - World - SCIENCE

    Giant pandas found to have sweet tooth, suggesting they once ate more than bamboo

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 11:13pm by Reuters

    ... been part of the natural diet of pandas before human activities helped drive the animals into their current mountainous habitat where those foods are scarce, the researchers said. "Giant ... inhabit bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China. Understanding what type of food they prefer may help determine what nutrients can be used to supplement bamboo in their diet as part ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Welcome to euro casino

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:07am by DAVID BROWN

    ... a horror show. These countries are plagued by recession risks, crippled by mountainous debt and handicapped by compromised banking sectors. In effect, they remain zombie economies kept alive ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Wasteful manufacturers must produce less packaging

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... I will not be the only person to think of doing this, so very soon Hong Kong will have mountains of rubbish on its streets. I am paying my taxes so the government can provide waste disposal. ...

  6. News - World - HISTORY

    Film claims Hitler’s Eva Braun wife may have had Jewish ancestry

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Scientists commissioned by the Dead Famous DNA programme tested hair said to have come from a brush used by Braun and found at Hitler's mountain retreat. In DNA from the hair, they found ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Police search landfill for HK$28 million painting 'after cleaners mistake it for rubbish'

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Ng Kang Chung

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Ng Kang Chung Landfill search for HK$28m painting Cleaners at the city's Grand Hyatt hotel are suspected to have dumped a painting that had just sold for more than HK$28 million with rubbish that was then taken to a landfill. The Chinese ink wash painting, Snowy Mountain, by Cui Ruzhuo went under the hammer for HK$28.75 million, ...

  8. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal avalanche sweeps away climbers

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:39pm by Associated Press in Katmandu

    ... mountaineers and injured others. Many of the climbers were French, German and Italian. The avalanche a day earlier hit a camp with more than two dozen climbers high up the slopes of the world’s ... on the mountain were also searching on foot and had managed to bring three more bodies to the base camp on Monday, Kuwar said. The bodies of a Nepalese guide and a German man were recovered on Sunday ...

  9. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    China boosts diplomatic efforts in Afghanistan as Nato troops withdraw

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 09:24pm by Reuters

    ... The two countries are connected by a narrow mountainous corridor that is almost impassable, which meant Beijing could focus on mining and mineral deals in Afghanistan as Western forces battled ...

  10. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Two-way through train better for mainland investors, brokers

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:16am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... surpluses, exports were booming, and foreign direct investment and speculative capital inflows were heady. The central bank was printing a mountain of fresh yuan to keep the currency from ...




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