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  1. News - World - MEXICO

    Anger increases in Mexico as search widens for 43 missing students

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 12:11pm by Associated Press in Tixtla, Mexico

    ... organising secretary for the union’s High Mountain region, said such protest actions would continue until the 43 students were returned alive. Asked about the announcement that none of the first 28 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - MACROSCOPE

    Ray of hope flickers on the horizon for WTO

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Patrick Low Plurilateral approach mooted as way for WTO to tackle issues hindering Doha Round at today's meeting, seen as the last chance for compromise Ray of hope flickers on the horizon for world trade body Anyone interested in international trade is accustomed to disappointment with the World Trade Organisation. The growing mountain of failed talks and missed deadlines ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Xu Jiang's sunflowers are symbol of a lost generation

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... travelling on foot on the mountain tracks between his teaching posts. When the students went on holiday, he had to contribute to farming for the production brigade he officially belonged to. ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Volcano erupts in central Japan, injuries reported and 250 left stranded

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 02:52pm by AP

    ... seriously injured, including more than 10 who were unconscious. The broadcaster said one woman was known to have died. The eruption came on a busy autumn day on a mountain popular with hikers ... walkers. "The speed of the smoke was too fast. You can't escape," a climber told NHK. "I'm worried that many more people are still on the mountain." Another climber ...

  8. News - World - TRAVEL

    Swiss youth hostel gives budget travellers the spa treatment

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 08:44pm by GDN

    ... place,"Emmerich said. "We have the mountain views and it is a quiet location. You have access to the sports and skiing in the mountains but also to calm." Prices for beds start at around 50 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China - YUNNAN EARTHQUAKE

    Timber buildings, high forest cover and low population levels kept Jinggu quake casualties low

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:28am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... afternoon from the 6.6-magtitude quake, which struck the remote, mountainous county at around 9.50pm Tuesday, Xinhua reported. The authorities said 324 people were injured. The China Earthquake ...




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