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  1. News - World - GERMANY

    Man rescued after being trapped for 11 days in Germany's deepest cave

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:10am by AFP

    ... care," a mountain rescue official said after the team reached the mouth of the cave in the Bavarian Alps, where a helicopter was waiting to take him to hospital. Explorer Johann Westhauser, 52, ... in the history of the mountain rescue service," said Klemens Reindl, who runs the mountain rescue service and supervised the operation. "Especially, the international character of the mission ...

  2. News - China - CHINA-JAPAN TIES

    Hebei villagers to file 6b-yuan lawsuit against Japanese government over WW2

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 06:57pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... so with such cases. Panjiayu is a mountainous village in the Fengrun district of Hebei’s Tangshan city. Around 1,300 of its villagers were killed by 3,000 Japanese soldiers on January 25, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mining profit from Hong Kong's mountains of plastic

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by DOUG WOODRING

    ... Doug Woodring Doug Woodring calls for a study of its current use, to find ways to turn waste into resources How to mine profit from our mountains of plastic As economies and populations grow, so too does consumption. In most countries, the waste generated has outpaced the waste management and recycling infrastructure. This is exactly what is happening today in Hong Kong, where ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Eye in the sky

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:08pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... Festival last October and it is Taiwan's top-grossing documentary of all time. The cautionary tale opens with stunning shots of Taiwan's islands, coastlines and mountains. It then reveals the environmental devastation exacted by mountain farming, tourism development and industrial production on the land. So the camera pans from the beautiful Alishan Railway Station, a popular spot ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ADVENTURE

    Hong Kong-based mountaineer scales Everest and Lhotse peaks within 24 hours

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Paul Niel conquers Everest and Lhotse within a day but his feat is shadowed by the death of a fellow climber Mountaineer scales two peaks within 24 hours Sixty years to the day since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest, a Hong Kong-based mountaineer has repeated the feat but it was overshadowed by tragedy. Austrian-born Paul ...

  6. News - China - WILDLIFE

    Environmentalists get claws into plans for Qatari-funded falcon-breeding centre in China

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:20pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... that ecologists have traced only four wild falcons between 2010 and 2012 in a large conservation area stretching over nearly 47,000 square kilometres at the Altun Mountains Nature Reserve. Liu Huili, ... suffered because of the poaching of young birds. Saker falcons already breed naturally in remote, mountainous parts of northern China and southeastern Siberia, including Xinjiang, where falcon ...

  7. News - Asia - BHUTAN

    Bhutanese brave mountains and monsoon for election

    Posted May 31st 2013, 04:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Thimphu Voters in Bhutan braved heavy rain and treacherous mountain paths to cast their ballots on Friday as the “land of the thunder dragon” began electing ... reported. “Because the monsoon period has started people may face a little difficulty in climbing the mountains... but as of now all are set and ready,” said Sherab Zangpo, a spokesman ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Mending Wall, New South Wales

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:25pm by Stephen Lacey

    ... of the same name. The three-bedroom house sits high on a plateau on Mount Irvine, looking east over the Blue Mountains National Park and the Cumberland Plain of the Sydney basin. Sounds very Hollywood ... butcher shop in Kurrajong on your way up to the mountains and grab some of its award-winning gourmet sausages (the san choy bau flavour was a big hit). Might I get bored? That won't happen. ...

  9. Mountain bike equipment

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on top of it, as most bike helmets are. pocsports.com Teva Links Mountain Bike Shoe Designed by US freerider Jeff Lenosky, the Links (US$100- online price) has the cool looks of a skate shoe, with features specifically tailored for mountain biking. These include a sole pattern that interfaces with the platform of a bike pedal for a better grip, aggressive tread designs at the toe and heel ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Dwayne Johnson's Herculean labour of love

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by James Mottram

    ... wrestler formerly known as "The Rock"- an apt nickname for an actor destined to play the man-mountain Hercules. "I grew up loving and admiring Hercules," the 42-year-old Johnson ...




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