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  1. Filipino actor to run for president

    Posted Nov 27th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... and two opposition senators- Panfilo Lacson and Gregorio Honasan- have already announced they will be running. In a two-minute speech, followed by a six-minute press conference, Poe, 64, gave an indication of what his campaign style could be like- short on words and promises. In explaining his decision to run, he said: 'You know in a person's life, a day will come when one has ...

  2. HK smugglers jailed over huge drug run

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires Two men from a Hong Kong-based drug smuggling syndicate that imported nearly half a million Ecstasy tablets worth A$21 million (HK$124 million) into Australia have been jailed for life. Kam Pui To, from Hong Kong, and Vietnamese-born Van Hau ...

  3. New-look Labor set to give 'Teflon John' a run for his money

    Posted Dec 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... legislation. 'Given that, John Howard is the sort of prime minister who would mostly run his full term,' Dr Smith said. He said that, although polls showed some voters were returning ...

  4. Dissidents and Christians are detained in run-up to Communist Party conference

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... At least seven political and Christian dissidents have been detained in the run-up to an important Communist Party conference due to be held later this month, the New York-based Human Rights in China reported. The group's president, Liu Qing, criticised mainland authorities, saying the detentions were a violation of human rights that the government always committed before ...

  5. I won't be running for chief, says Tang

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... of the chief executive race, making it highly likely that Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will be returned unopposed as Hong Kong's next leader. Mr Tang said he had decided not to run in the July election ... the source said. 'How can the government remain stable if both the chief secretary and the financial secretary are fighting each other for the job? 'And who would run the government ...

  6. Bands on the run

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Lee Li, Sherry Lee

    ... Impromptu singalongs are breaking out all over Hong Kong, rejuvenating the city's parks- and the lives of the old-time musicians. Sherry Lee listens in LEUNG KWOK-CHUNG and his friends have pushed their trolleys of musical instruments to their usual ...

  7. Maggie's marathon effort

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Two record runs prove Chan-Roper's conversion to the classic distance has been a resounding success Life has taken on added significance for Maggie Chan-Roper these days. She has added her husband's name to her own; she has an addition to her family in the form of eight-month-old son Skyler; and she has added more miles to her discipline- running marathons ...

  8. Williams' quest for personal best

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... to run two or three events every year. Mark Williams is and always has been a footballer. His passion for the game was fuelled by competing at county level while at secondary school in his native Wales- a passion that was to become a lifelong obsession. In October 2003, Williams gave up his beloved football to concentrate on marathon running, and in particular to try to reduce his ...

  9. Five-way presidential contest will put Arroyo in pole position

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Philippine presidential election. Their entry creates a crowded five-way leadership race which could favour the incumbent Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Mr Roco announced as his running mate former congressman Herminio Aquino, an uncle of former president Corazon Aquino's murdered husband, Benigno. Mr Villanueva said he intends to run alone because 'to lead a righteous good government, ...

  10. Sacrifices for art

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... was caught having a giggle with festival life president Sir Run Run Shaw. Hong Kong Jockey Club chairman Ronald Arculli and his wife, Johanna, were seen having a banter with good friend Allan Zeman ...




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