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  1. 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
  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Terror group Jund al-Khilafah threatens to kill French hostage

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:27am by AP

    ... threatened execution. Algerian military planes were combing the mountainous eastern Tizi Ouzou region backed by elite anti-terrorist troops in a desperate bid to find 55-year-old Herve Gourdel, ... in Iraq. As the deadline loomed, 20 truckloads of paratroopers also joined the search, a witness said, and police set up roadblocks along the highway that works its way through the mountains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1599065/terror-group-jund-al-khilafah-threatens-kill-french-hostage
  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    A moving experience

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... the following morning seems like a good idea. A vast breakfast is followed by a brisk trot, by a handful of passengers, through breathtaking mountain scenery to the historic settlement of Matjiesfontein ... Cape and the centre of the Cape Winelands. Like moving landscape paintings, views of fruit trees and vines backed by rugged mountains fill the windows. By now conditioned by Mart to Africa ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1616130/moving-experience
  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Net closes on Ling Jihua, one-time top aide to ex-president Hu Jintao

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:54am by Staff Reporters

    ... The investigators were using supercomputers to sift through the mountains of data to follow any money trails. Unlike his two brothers, Ling Wancheng stayed out of politics, becoming a successful businessman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1622436/net-closes-ling-jihua-one-time-top-aide-president-hu-jintao
  5. News - China

    China’s fourth spaceport completed in boost for space programme

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 02:39pm by Adrian Wan

    ... plateau and mountainous regions, lack commercial development and are inconvenient for transport. The report said Hainan had been considered one of the best locations for a spaceport back ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1618422/construction-mainlands-fourth-spaceport-finished
  6. News - Asia - NEW ZEALAND

    Climbing couple die on New Zealand mountain

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... in a snow cave on a New Zealand mountain for two nights in bitterly cold conditions, police said on Monday. Police identified the pair as 31-year-old Hiroki Ogawa, a Japanese geoscientist studying ... that he received a text from his daughter on Sunday night saying she did not think she would survive. Keith Sutton described Ogawa, an experienced mountaineer, as “a very special man” who tried ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1341821/climbing-couple-die-new-zealand-mountain
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW

    Picturesque Music- A Yuan Dynasty Painting Reinvented

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:39pm by ALEXIS ALRICH

    ... made it work. The Yuan dynasty painting, Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains by Hong Gongwan, was projected on a large screen behind the players and simple animations were added: drifting boats, ... on Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains by Liu Yuan. The first of the five sections of Caprice, "Cosmic Harmony", began with running notes and, on screen, ink clouds in slow motion, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1597986/picturesque-music-yuan-dynasty-painting-reinvented
  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Taliban ambush kills 22 Afghan security force members

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:44am by Reuters

    ... from 1996 to 2001, attacked from the mountains as the convoy was travelling through Laghman Valley in Sar-e-Pul province, Governor Abdul Jabar Haqbeen said. Eight security forces were wounded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1615954/taliban-ambush-kills-22-afghan-security-force-members
  9. News - World - NATURE

    Death of northern white rhino Suni raises extinction fears

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by Reuters

    ... the snow-capped Mount Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range, would offer a more favourable climate for breeding. "We will continue to do what we can to work with the remaining three animals on Ol ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620035/death-northern-white-rhino-suni-raises-extinction-fears
  10. News - World - ITALY

    Genoa bureaucracy blasted as unprepared for latest flood disaster

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:38am by Reuters

    ... angry questions about how the city could be reduced to chaos despite repeated warnings of a potential disaster. Italy's mountainous and unstable geography has always made the country vulnerable to natural disasters, from floods to landslides and earthquakes. Genoa, between the sea and a ring of steep mountains, is particularly exposed to severe storms and flooding. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1614790/genoa-bureaucracy-blasted-unprepared-latest-flood-disaster

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