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  1. News - Asia - NATURAL DISASTER

    Hiroshima landslide toll climbs to 46 as looming rains threaten rescue

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 02:35pm by AFP, AP

    ... in this part of Japan. For hours on Friday afternoon, rescue workers had to suspend their operations when the shape of the mountains appeared to change, heralding a possible new landslip. The death ... debris by hand. "Operations in [two districts] were halted as mountains there were becoming misshapen," a Hiroshima police spokesman said. Rescuers were "evacuated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1579120/japanese-fear-landslide-death-toll-could-double-number-missing-rises
  2. Business - Economy

    German contraction a danger to fragile euro-zone recovery

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 12:38am by BLOOM

    ... mountain retreat that hosts the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual economic symposium. The ECB's Governing Council will set monetary policy on Thursday in Frankfurt. Capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1583215/german-contraction-danger-fragile-euro-zone-recovery
  3. Sport - Hong Kong - NATIONAL GAMES

    Chan Chun-hing fades to bronze in mountain bike race

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Shenyang kinwa.chan@scmp.com Mountain bike veteran leads race in the final stage of 31-km race only to drop two places Chan runs out of steam, but still snatches bronze Mountain biker Chan Chun-hing flirted with golden glory at the National Games yesterday but ended up having to settle for the bronze medal. Starting on the second row of the grid, and racing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/1301325/chan-chun-hing-fades-bronze-mountain-bike-race
  4. News - China - NATURAL DISASTERS

    Death toll revised down to three in quake at Yunnan mountain scenic area

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 11:19am by AFP

    ... of thousands of homes in the mountainous area. The driver of a tour bus died after being struck by falling rocks, Xinhua reported. Seven tourists aboard four buses were injured and were being treated ... is 60 kilometres from Shangri-La county, named after the fictional mountain paradise in James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon. Local officials borrowed the name to attract more tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1301000/yunnan-earthquake-death-toll-rolled-back-trapped-tourists-fate-unknown
  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Home of the 93rd: Mae Salong

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... of incense to those who have come to pray at the tomb of the general, who led his troops over the mountains into Thailand in the late 1960s, via Myanmar, after refusing to surrender to the communist ... to crush the communist guerrillas in the mountains of northern Thailand. At the time, Mae Salong was little more than a thickly forested hillside. As the impoverished Chinese slowly created ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1573385/home-93rd-mae-salong
  6. Lifestyle

    On the right track: Mountain biking on the increase in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Mountain biking in the city has hit top gear thanks to government support. But there are still bumps in the road On the right track "An oasis ... Matt Wragg described his experience riding mountain bike trails on Lamma Island in the April issue of Mountain Biking UK magazine. The AFCD now understands that mountain bikers need single ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1292787/right-track-mountain-biking-increase-hong-kong
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Making a mountain out of a mole hill

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Making a mountain out of a mole hill Boy, has Hong Kong gone crazy? A minor spat with the police involving a primary schoolteacher has become a cause célèbre and sparked a clash between rival groups on Sunday involving thousands and paralysing Mong Kok traffic. As it turned out, Alpais Lam Wai-sze, the teacher in question, was the only one who acted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1294545/making-mountain-out-mole-hill
  8. Magazines - 48hrs - FITNESS AND BEAUTY

    True grit: a beginner's guide to mountain biking in HK

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... better by taking it off-road. Not only does mountain biking give you more of a full-body workout, riders say it's also safer than riding on the street. With all the country parks in Hong ... in the city," says Steve Coward, who offers mountain bike lessons and tours through his company, Crosscountry HK. "There's fantastic terrain and many mountains," he adds. "You can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1291365/true-grit-beginners-guide-mountain-biking-hk
  9. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:30am by AFP

    ... The "uplift" effect equals some 15mm in California's mountains and about 4mm across the west. The study was conducted by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1580101/short-science-august-24-2014
  10. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    The joy of flex: a yoga retreat in Dharamsala

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by EKATERINA ZHILINA

    ... Dharamsala, at the foot of the mighty mountain range with many peaks of over 7,000 metres. The reason for my visit? A focused week of chanting, meditation and yoga. I've enjoyed the exercise side ... to November is pleasant for sightseeing and long walks, and the late-summer rainfall has usually stopped. Winters in northern India are freezing, but if you enjoy the cold and snow-white mountains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1572729/joy-flex-yoga-retreat-dharamsala

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