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  1. 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. ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA/PAKISTAN

    India, Pakistan scramble to help flood victims as death toll reaches 400

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 05:24pm by AP

    ... in India said extensive deforestation of Kashmir’s mountains has aggravated the damage due to the floods. With the Himalayan hills in Kashmir stripped off their green cover, fast flowing streams ...

  3. News - Asia - WEATHER

    Floods threaten Pakistan’s cotton fields, Srinagar ‘drowned completely’

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... earner. This year's floods in Indian Kashmir are the deadliest in the territory in 50 years and up to 100,000 people are cut off in the mountainous region. The waters are beginning to recede, ...

  4. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Uncovering the secrets of Mount Paektu on the China, North Korea border

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 09:58pm by AP

    ... off their third visit to the volcano, two British scientists studying the mountain in an unprecedented joint project with North Korea say they may soon be able to reveal some of its secrets, ... People's Republic of Korea. On the North Korean side, the area around the mountain is dotted with "revolutionary historical sites" and camps from which Kim Il-sung, North Korea's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WASTE

    Tough new rules 'creating mountain of plastic'

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Trade group says rejected waste is piling up in landfills instead of being processed on mainland Tough new rules creating mountain of plastic: recyclers Thousands of tonnes of plastic that could have been recycled has instead been dumped in landfills since Beijing imposed tough new restrictions on imported waste five months ago, a trade group says. ...

  6. News - World - SWITZERLAND

    Swiss train carriage plunges into ravine after landslide

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva A landslide derailed a passenger train in the Swiss mountains on Wednesday sending one carriage plunging into a ravine but it appeared that miraculously there had been no deaths. Photos in Swiss media showed another carriage hanging precariously over the edge of the ravine in the heavily forested region of mountainous eastern Switzerland. Terrified ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    From broken leg to triumph: Alberto Contador wins sixth grand tour

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 10:21am

    ... strong in the preceding time trial as well as in the mountains. The final stage was held in Santiago instead of the traditional finish in Madrid. The finish line was in the square in front ...

  8. News - China - OBITUARY

    Chinese mountaineer was prepared to die- but not from terrorist gunfire in Pakistan

    Posted Jun 25th 2013, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou Yang Chunfeng just 3 peaks short of climbing world's top 14 when terrorists cut him down Mountaineer was prepared to die- but not in gunfire Yang Chunfeng 1968-2013 Yang ... of Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-highest mountain and the western anchor of the Himalayas. Yang told friends before leaving for Pakistan that he would "complete the 14 mountains or lie ...

  9. News - World - OBITUARY

    Richard Kiel, towering actor whose big break was playing Bond villain Jaws

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... of Thunder Mountain, in which he also starred. He reprised his Jaws character in 1999 action movie Inspector Gadget with Matthew Broderick. In 2002 he published his autobiography, appropriately ...

  10. 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 ...




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