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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    British empire staff burned sensitive files before new nations' birth

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:49pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Retreating colonial officials went to great lengths to stop new nations seeing sensitive documents Burning embarrassments of empire The full extent of the destruction of Britain's colonial government records during the retreat from empire was disclosed yesterday with the declassification of a small part of the Foreign Office's vast secret ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1369191/british-empire-staff-burned-sensitive-files-new-nations-birth
  2. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian wife 'admits' ordering death of British husband, Robert Ellis

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 06:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Denpasar Wife 'admits' ordering husband's death The wife of a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch on Indonesia's resort island of Bali has admitted ordering the killing, police said yesterday. Robert Ellis, 60, an Australian passport holder, was killed on instructions from his Indonesian wife, they said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1622208/british-man-found-dead-bali-indonesian-wife-admits-hiring-hitmen
  3. Lee Wai-sze sets sights on Games

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Beijing Asian Games champion Lee Wai-sze has her sights set on racing in two events at the 2012 London Olympics as she starts one of the key qualifying races at the Track World Cup Classic in Beijing today. The 23-year-old, who clinched a g ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736289/lee-wai-sze-sets-sights-games
  4. News - World - MEDIA

    US media tycoon Michael Bloomberg given British knighthood

    Posted Oct 07th 2014, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... himself Sir Michael but can add the initials KBE, an abbreviation for Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, to the end of his name. Accepting the honour, Bloomberg said he had long ... Agence France-Press in New York Michael Bloomberg, former New York mayor and philanthropist, strengthened countries' ties US news tycoon given British knighthood Former New York mayor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1611580/us-media-tycoon-michael-bloomberg-given-british-knighthood
  5. Top riders rev up for indoor spectacle

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Jonathan Powell

    ... Jonathan Powell Hall Three at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre will become a cauldron of high-octane action when the inaugural Indoor Trial World Championship- Hong Kong Grand Prix is held tonight and tomorrow. Organisers are confident the t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436971/top-riders-rev-indoor-spectacle
  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Opium and Empire, by Richard J. Grace

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:52pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Opium and Empire by Richard J. Grace McGill-Queen's University Press In their day, Scottish traders William Jardine and James Matheson were seen by the Chinese as "barbarians"- predatory invaders peddling "foreign mud": that is, opium. But most of their 19th-century British contemporaries admired them, according to revisionist Richard Grace. In his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1613638/book-review-opium-and-empire-richard-j-grace
  7. Running on a full tank

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... Kevin Kung You might never imagine snooker players as fit athletes, but Asian Games gold medal winner Ng On-yee thinks differently. 'Before I started training for snooker, I thought it was an easy indoor sport. I imagined I could take breaks before e ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741689/running-full-tank
  8. British riders promise to go all out in HK

    Posted Nov 09th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Murray Bell

    ... Murray Bell and Alan Aitken Holland and Sanders insist there will be no repeat of last year's fiasco Top British riders Seb Sanders and Darryl Holland pledged their commitment to Hong ... therefore sought the best of the British, with Sanders and Holland ranked third and fourth respectively in the English flat championship this season behind Frankie Dettori and Kieren Fallon. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/477410/british-riders-promise-go-all-out-hk
  9. 42 - Lightweight Four

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Team: Wu Chongkui, Huang Zhongmin, Tian Jun, Zhang Lin. Credentials: Gold at 2006 world championships, winners at 2008 World Cup regatta in Switzerland Why they'll win: Because the boys want to prove they can win, too. China's women rowers have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647303/42-lightweight-four
  10. 'Shotgun' format a great leveller - Williams

    Posted Aug 20th 2003, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... He may be the world champion, but Mark Williams admits the shotgun-style best-of-three-frames format in the preliminary round of the Euro-Asia Snooker Masters Challenge could be a great leveller. 'This format evens things out. It won't give us a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425250/shotgun-format-great-leveller-williams

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