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  1. Afghan election an exercise in futility

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer 'They have the watches, but we have the time,' the Taliban commanders say in Afghanistan, and it's perfectly true. The election on Thursday is not going to change that. The foreign forces, US, Canadian and European, are well-tra ...

  2. Into the unknown

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark Graham Deep in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, at the end of an arduous two-day drive up and down steep dunes and along rock-strewn tracks, explorer William Lindesay looked across the shimmering sand and let out a gasp. Most people would have concluded ...

  3. Open Horizons- Journeys across Mongolia

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Matthieu Paley's photographs (including Naran Baator, left) of the Mongolian landscape and the lives and rituals of its people. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm, Picture This Gallery, Suite 1308, 13/F, 9 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2525 2820. Ends Nov 12 ...

  4. Desert crossing inspires student

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not about physical but mental strength.' The day he rode on a camel for the first time and looked out at the vast horizon proved life-changing. 'There was a magical moment ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The caption on page C1 on December 18 accompanying pictures of sightseers viewing frosty conditions on Tai Mo Shan the previous day should have said the temperature there reached a low of minus 3 degrees Celsius, not 3 Celsius as reported. ...

  6. Should Hong Kong host the Asian Games?

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Melody Cheung

    ... physical education at school and encouraging people to exercise and play more sport are more effective ways to develop a lasting sports culture. Third, the government has ignored the question ... promote sports and exercise and make the people proud. Although taxpayers may be shocked by the cost of hosting such a big event, much of that money can fund better sports facilities and training ...

  7. Last month hottest since 1980

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Last month was the hottest June in Hong Kong for 30 years. The highest temperature was 34.5 degrees Celsius on June 9. Many people enjoy swimming when it is hot. But there were nine serious cases of heatstroke during May and June. Heatstroke can be very d ...

  8. Mining boom brings conflict

    Posted Jun 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kitty Hamilton 'We're now protesting all over the country,' says award-winning Mongolian environmental activist Tsetsegee Munkhbayar. 'It's moving toward nationwide civil action.' Munkhbayar made headlines in 2010 when he sho ...

  9. News - China - DISPUTED TERRITORY

    Taiwan warns of Spratly Islands training drill

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Announcement of five days of live-fire exercises could cause mounting tensions with neighbours Taiwan warns of training drill on Spratly ... exercise would take place on Taiping Island, in the South China Sea, between September 1 and 5. He said the notification was in line with international practice and was given so that neighbouring ...

  10. Business - Companies - AVIATION

    Qantas brings forward Asian flight times

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 01:00pm by Bloomberg

    ... to business-class passengers. The carrier would also look at whether to run direct flights from Australia to Beijing, Delhi and Mumbai from 2016, when it could exercise options to buy as many as 50 Boeing ...




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