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  1. Projectile devices found buried in racetrack

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Alan Aitken, Clifford Lo, Danny Mok, Murray Bell

    ... embedded near the starting stalls on Happy Valley racecourse that the Jockey Club said could have fired projectiles, causing serious harm to jockeys and horses. The cylindrical objects- which ... to determine what the devices contained. But club chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said the projectiles could have been fired at all 12 horses on the track at the same time. 'The ...

  2. The houses that Jim built

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham Little did Jim Spear realise that when he bought a postcard from a Great Wall hawker in the mid-1990s, it would set off a chain of events that, ultimately, would lead to him becoming a property developer, restaurateur and hotelier, employing h ...

  3. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    North Korea fires two short-range missiles ahead of Xi Jinping's visit to Korean peninsula

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 10:10am

    ... Associated Press in Seoul North Korea on Wednesday fired two short-range projectiles into waters off its east coast, a day after South Korea rejected its proposals to reduce tensions, including the cancellation of annual drills between Seoul and Washington. The projectiles, with a range of 180km, were fired from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan and harmlessly landed in the sea ...

  4. News - World

    Large majority of rockets Gaza used against Israel were home-made

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... more, the Israeli official said, estimating some 150 people in Gaza were directly involved in producing projectiles. Hamas surprised Israel during the campaign that began on July 8 with its ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - ENVIRONMENT

    Typhoon Kai-Tak helps clean up plastic pellets dumped by Vicente

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Kai-Tak rectified some of the damage done by Vicente, by washing another wave of plastic pellets ashore Second storm aids pellets clean-up One brought havoc, the other was a godsend. In an unusual twist, Typhoon Kai-Tak dumped a ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Volunteers remove plastic pellets from beach

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Sandra Lowe

    ... Clean-up crew More than 150 volunteers from the Hong Kong-based NGO Ecovision Asia removed 217 bags of plastic pellets and assorted rubbish from Big Wave Bay beach yesteday. Some 150 tonnes of the plastic pellets were in six containers which fell from the ...

  7. News - World - GAZA

    Israel pounds Gaza with 50 air strikes as mediators try to rescue truce

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... on Israel, bringing to 61 the number of projectiles launched at the Jewish state since a 72-hour truce ended on Friday. One Israeli civilian and a soldier were wounded on Friday. Israel said it had ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: Arguing the toss

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:57am by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Arguing the toss Officials and legislators have openly mulled the idea of imposing punitive measures against disorderly conduct in the Legislative Council, with a special focus on discouraging members from hurling projectiles at speakers and interrupting proceedings in the august chamber. A dramatic scene involving an object thrown at a person in power can ...

  9. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Bangkok urges Israel to relocate Thai workers away from Gaza Strip

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 03:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Bangkok

    ... Israeli police said a Thai farm labourer, Narakorn Kittiyongkul, died on Wednesday when a projectile fired from Gaza struck the greenhouse where he was working in the southern part of the country. ...

  10. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Pope sends message to Beijing as China bars Catholics from attending South Korea event

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 12:01pm

    ... ministry. The test site was hundreds of kilometres away from the pope’s plane. North Korea fired two more projectiles from the same location early on Thursday afternoon. The North has tested ...




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