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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Auckland tornado leaves three dead and causes 'utter devastation'

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... tornado hit Auckland yesterday, killing three people and causing "utter devastation" as wild weather ripped apart homes and caused flash flooding in New Zealand's largest city. ... was the deadliest in New Zealand in more than 60 years. About 150 homes were badly damaged, many rendered uninhabitable, forcing residents into temporary accommodation at a nearby air force base. Suzanne ...

  2. Search still on for bus that ran over woman

    Posted Dec 08th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A bus that ran over and killed an 83-year-old woman in Happy Valley had not yet been identified, a spokeswoman for Citybus and sister company New World First Bus said. The accident occurred near Moreton Terrace on Sunday afternoon. A witness said it may have been a Citybus vehicle. The bus companies were working with police to find the driver. ...

  3. Bus driver charged after fatal crash

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 29-year-old driver, surnamed Tam, was released on bail of HK$10,000. He was employed by New World First Bus. Seventeen passengers, who were all in one bus, were admitted to hospital after ... the turn. But he said they would discuss with the department whether the traffic lights at the junction should be turned back on to make it safer. A spokeswoman for Citybus and New World First Bus ...

  4. Scientist warns of new plague of mice at Dongting Lake

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A scientist is warning of a second wave of invasion by field mice fleeing floods in the Dongting Lake area in Hunan province, despite an official claim that the mouse plague was under control. Two billion mice have already fled their nests. Zha ...

  5. News - World - WEATHER

    New Orleans braced for Hurricane Isaac

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Louisiana Seven years after Katrina lashed Louisiana, killing 1,800, city bracesfor new onslaught from tropical storm, with state of emergency declared Nightmare returns as Isaac closes in on New Orleans Hurricane Isaac bore down on New Orleans last night, seven years after Hurricane Katrina left 1,800 dead. President Barack Obama, mindful of the bungled ...

  6. Safety roadblock for new-energy cars

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam There are only 330 electric cars running on a Hong Kong road network crowded with 600,000 drivers. But with the world's auto industry leaders scrambling to bring electric ... of the cars to modern roads. Beijing- which is set to ramp up new-energy car sales from less than 2,000 units last year to 500,000 by 2015- is particularly concerned about the technology keeping pace ...

  7. New policy to push stricter ship safety

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ming-yau, general manager of the Marine Department's ship safety branch, said the new programme would require ship managers to keep records about detentions in port and safety deficiencies on their ships. They must also record the number of ship inspections where no deficiencies were recorded by official maritime inspection personnel at ports around the world. The scheme is part ...

  8. Ishikawa now the new ace in pack

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Noel Prentice in Bangkok noel.prentice@scmp.com Organisers of the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship yesterday played down the absence of world number two Rory McIlroy, believing Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa was the key to the event raising millions for flood relief- and helping restore the country's spirits. Ishikawa, world number three Lee Westwood, major winners Charl ...

  9. Quake-hit city not left out of the party

    Posted Aug 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mathew Scott Christchurch's World Cup dreams might have been lost in the rubble and tragedy of the three major earthquakes that have ripped through the city over the past 12 months ... heart of rugby in New Zealand'- still had a vital role to play once the tournament kicked off. 'We have worked hard in the past few months in keeping them involved,' he said. ...

  10. Approval of safety plan indicates end to hiatus on new nuclear plants

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Xinhua. However, key safety issues listed in the statement included a point that some nuclear power plants failed to meet new requirements of flood control, and that some were not fully prepared to handle a tsunami like the one that struck Japan and resulted in the nuclear meltdown. 'Some civil reactors and fuelcycle facilities did not meet new earthquake standards,' it said. ...




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