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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    National Day ferry disaster captain hires QC

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Case is likely to be 'cut-throat' between two captains accused of manslaughter: judge Ferry disaster captain hires QC A captain involved ... of Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry's Sea Smooth, both face manslaughter charges for each of the 31 adults and eight children who died in the October 1, 2012, marine disaster. In allowing ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Berry helps Woods' cause with a 'natural'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:20pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Berry helps Woods' cause with a 'natural' Tommy Berry declared Griffin winner So Caffe "a natural" after the impressive first-starter kicked off another big day for the jockey and moved English trainer Sean Woods tantalisingly close to the performance benchmark of 15 wins with one meeting remaining in the season. Woods ...

  3. News - Asia - INDIA

    Race to find survivors in India landslide as death toll rises

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 06:48pm by AP

    ... on Wednesday. The disaster only came to light when a bus driver passed by and saw that the village had disappeared under masses of mud and earth. “The driver returned to a nearby city and alerted ... nearby areas were helping rescuers, using their bare hands to move fallen trees and rocks. About 250 disaster response workers and at least 100 ambulances were involved in the rescue effort, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MH17

    Hong Kong-born chef and wife died aboard Flight MH17 after change of route

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 12:02pm by Stuart Lau

    ... for their philanthropy. "Whenever there were natural disasters, the Fans never hesitated to organise charity dinners to help raise funds," Liu said. In the wake of the Fukushima tsunami in March 2011, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENERGY

    Hong Kong needs reserves of natural gas and more energy sources: lawmaker

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 11:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... reserves of natural gas to ensure a stable supply and cost if the government decides to boost domestic production from local sources. Kenneth Leung, of the Professional Commons, warned ... needs from the mainland grid. The consultation, which drew 86,000 submissions, ended on June 18. Leung said the natural gas option would offer Hong Kong more “energy autonomy and security”, ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry disaster trial

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:01pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gwangju, South Korea Student survivors of South Korea’s ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew in a special session at a courtroom ... to the public to protect the students’ “privacy and mental well-being”, it said. Most of the 75 students who survived the disaster were set to return to normal classes at Dawon High School on Wednesday. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:24am by STAFF

    ... It's pretty clear that the Chinese fishing fleet is being encouraged to fish in disputed waters Alan Dupont, professor of international security at the University of New South Wales   Whilst we rejoice, lets not forget MH370 and MH17 Malaysian Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim remembers air disaster victims as Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Puasa, marking the end of Ramadan ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Tai O's private heritage museum will be history in just two years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... to redevelop it and the founder and curator chose to retire. And, after 13 years of fending off natural disasters and overcoming financial difficulties, the founder of the museum telling the story ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In face of disaster, let Hong Kong's kindness prevail

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:23am

    ... SCMP Editorial Let Hong Kong's kindness prevail The Philippines, no stranger to the awesome power of nature to wreak death and devastation, has suffered its worst recorded natural disaster. So extensive is the destruction wrought by Super Typhoon Haiyan, so catastrophic the loss of life, that the full extent may not be known for days as rescue and relief teams battle ...




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