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  1. 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 ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - TELEVISION

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    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by MARK LYNZ

    ... Mark Peters Mark Peters My love affair with bikes began when I was only knee-high to a grasshopper. As a child, I would build ramps from which to jump over ditches on my Raleigh Chopper. It didn't always end well. I bashed my balls on that damn machine many times, but it never took away the thrill of messing around on a bike. Then came BMXs, racers and mountain bikes, and now ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Scores killed or missing as huge landslide engulfs Hiroshima suburb

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:17am

    ... Management Agency said. Aerial footage showed several houses buried in thick slurry, their wooden frames splintered by the weight of the mud. Torrents of brown water raced off the mountains behind ... lives. Despite widespread concreting to shore up hillsides, mountainous and densely populated Japan is prone to this kind of disaster. In October last year, dozens of people were killed when ...

  4. News - China

    Truck flips on mountain road in Jiangxi province, killing 16

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 10:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Local authorities say 16 people were killed when a truck flipped over while making a turn in a mountainous area of eastern China. The accident on Tuesday night happened as a group of agricultural workers were headed back to their homes in Jiangxi province after picking pears in neighbouring Fujian province. The Jiangxi provincial government said that 24 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Land of the Huldufolk

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:15pm by Tim Pile

    ... a well-maintained artery that encircles the island. For those without mountaineering equipment, an off-road vehicle or a love of cold-weather camping, the 1,332km loop offers an accessible introduction ... the cascades at Seljalandsfoss and hike above them at Skogafoss. Some have wonderful-sounding names like Gluggafoss; others have glistening bridal veils that tumble down mountains, soaking anyone who ...

  7. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Just what exactly is Yunnan cuisine?

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:49pm by Annabel Jackson

    ... from Yiling county, and ham from Xuanwei county. He also mentions the wild mushrooms found in the mountainous, forested parts of the province, for which it is famous. We could also add ...

  8. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State takes town of Sinjar from Kurdish forces in northern Iraq

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 03:48am by AFP

    ... withdrawn to mountain areas and are getting reinforcements," a high-ranking Kurdish source said. Sinjar had sheltered thousands of people who were displaced by the Islamic State offensive ... into the neighbouring mountains. The push on Sinjar came a day after the jihadists seized control of Zumar, another town to the northeast, which had also been under peshmerga control. The Sunni Muslim militants ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China's growing mountain of debt

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 12:00am by ZHANG MONAN

    ... Zhang Monan Zhang Monan says even as financing for local governments grows in size and variety, they still struggle to repay debt and support spending. It's time for China to get its fiscal house in order Mountain to climb In the coming years, China's government will have to confront significant challenges to achieve stable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. ...

  10. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Leprosy's ancient curse still strikes the people of Myanmar's borderlands

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 11:17pm by AFP

    ... mountain trek- for medical workers to treat two leprosy patients in a remote corner of the country, where access to even basic medicines is a dream. But the charity-funded medics were also looking ...




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