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  1. Villagers riot over poisoned water

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Thousands of villagers from the Zhuang ethnic group clashed with Han workers over an aluminium plant that natives say dumped the sewage that poisoned their drinking water and flooded 100 homes. Both Xinhua and local authorities in Jingxi county, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said the clash was over a dispute concerning construction of a road to the plant. ...

  2. Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File Director: Andrei Nekrasov The film: Andrei Nekrasov couldn't have anticipated that the DVD release of his new documentary would ... Georgia in response to its bombardment of South Ossetia, Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File lifts the lid on the political machinations through which Vladimir Putin has nurtured, ...

  3. Speculators circling- to do Japan a big favour

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... to do so unless, of course, I receive orders from a higher authority (yes, dear). Look at the chart of Nikkei 225 daily closings in 1995. Can you pick out the date of the great Kobe earthquake ... often. But while I am no expert on tectonic plate movements and uranium fuel rods, I do know a little about the media and I can confidently tell you that it is not the media's way ...

  4. China 'will do whatever is needed'

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li China says it is willing to provide Japan with whatever help is necessary as Tokyo deals with massive disruption caused by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that battered the country's northeast coast yesterday. Premier Wen ...

  5. Islanders return to volcanic home

    Posted Feb 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... ago. The first group of islanders will brave poisonous gas and the possibility of further eruptions when their boat arrives this morning. The evacuation order was lifted by local authorities yesterday afternoon. The residents' boat left Tokyo last night for the 200km trip south. 'We do not know how many will be on the first boat, but we are expecting around 100,' said ...

  6. Clan-do spirit

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin The story of Patricia O'Sullivan's journey to Hong Kong sounds like something out of a Hollywood drama. It started in the summer of 2009, when the 50-year-old Hertfordshire music teacher visited her 90-year-old aunt in Dublin. While rumm ...

  7. Why city needs to do something about a big, wet footprint before it's too late

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... the government acknowledged Hong Kong's low water rates contributed to its exceptionally high rate of water consumption. 'We do not rule out the option of changing the water tariff structure ...

  8. Private jet travel a selfish form of transport and major polluter

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... dispute. Firms involved in promoting private jets and helicopters are no less immoral than mainland factory owners who poison villagers by dumping toxic waste and leaking heavy metals into water ... dalliance with his Shenzhen mistress. This demonstrates that too many people still do not get the message about the urgent need to adjust their environmentally destructive lifestyles and stop ...

  9. One missing after rail tunnel collapse

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... continues for Li Bo, a 22-year-old carpenter from Sichuan who had started working on the project on Saturday. Rescuers do not expect to find him alive. Another worker from Sichuan, in his 40s, ... site in Shenzhen in the past two weeks. Earlier this month, two workers were poisoned by toxic gas in Luohu district. There have also been frequent cases of subsidence during the work ...

  10. Winner of quake design was driven 'to do something'

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... to join them. 'However, at the bottom of my heart, I always wanted to do something for Sichuan,' he said. That dream bore fruit last month when Gao and two other mainland students ... that it's likely to make some mistakes in the urbanisation process,' he said. 'I hope to do more research in this area in future and help my country avoid such mistakes.' A team ...




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