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  1. News - World

    Xi Jinping and Barack Obama in Brokeback Mountain parody

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 10:37am by Staff Reporter

    ... Presidents are due to meet in California today Presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama are depicted as gay cowboys on the latest cover of The Economist . On the day the Chinese leader meets his US counterpart at an informal summit in California, the British-based weekly newspaper parodied the film Brokeback Mountain , a story of the forbidden and secretive relationship between ...

  2. News - World - IRAQ

    Thousands flee as Islamist fighters surge towards Kurdish capital

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:46pm by Reuters

    ... of thousands from the ancient Yazidi community to flee the town of Sinjar for surrounding mountains. Some of the many thousands trapped on Sinjar mountain have been rescued in the past 24 hours, ... of hundreds of thousands of people," spokesman David Swanson said. A spokesman for the UN agency for children said many of the children on the mountain were suffering from dehydration ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    With 'far fewer' Yazidis stuck on Iraqi peak than thought, rescue less likely

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 09:35pm by AFP

    ... Iraqi refugee rescue looking less likely The United States said its troops found "far fewer" Yazidi refugees marooned on a northern Iraqi mountain than expected, making an evacuation ... on Wednesday that- based on a direct assessment by a small party of US troops- the plight of those on the mountain was better than feared, and an evacuation mission "is far less likely". A US ...

  4. 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 ...

  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 - 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 ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Alancha, Alacati

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm by Leisa Tyler

    ... forests, tart cheeses made from the milk of hardy mountain goats, nutty olive oils from 1,000-year-old trees and an abundance of fish from the cobalt-blue Aegean Sea. Even the wines are local; ...

  8. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Hundreds mark fifth anniversary of Sichuan quake at mountain memorial

    Posted May 12th 2013, 01:37pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui in Yingxiu, Sichuan province pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Hundreds mark anniversary of quake at mountain memorial to victims Mother's tears at epicentre of grief Chen Huaqin ... spoke." People who lost relatives in the quake and tourists have been visiting the public cemetery in the tiny mountain town since Friday to pay their respects. The cemetery, built above a giant ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs

    Best kept secret: Lantau Base Camp

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:12am by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... mountain biking and water sports. Founded in 2012 by veteran trail enthusiast Jeremy Ritcey, the store has since been entrusted to passionate runner, Martijn Doekes, and is managed by equally ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    The curds and the way: Why tofu pudding is part of our cultural heritage

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:12am by Jessie Lau

    ... of Liu An, grandson of Emperor Liu Bang, the founder of the Han dynasty in 202BC. It was thought to have been created when Liu went into the mountains in search of immortality … instead, he came ...




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