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  1. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    England crush India to win fifth test and series

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 12:40am by AP

    ... at the Oval on Sunday. Chris Jordan and James Anderson spearheaded England’s attack as the hosts thrashed India by an innings and 244 runs. India resumed the second session on 9-2 and 50 minutes later ... for a duck. Woakes had earlier run out Gautam Gambhir from mid-on. Jordan was then introduced into the bowling attack and propelled England to victory. He dismissed Virat Kohli (20) with a delivery ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    'Any cuts should be run past industry'

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com 'Any cuts should be run past industry' The government should consult the tourism industry before deciding on a cut to mainland visitor numbers, Tourism Board chief Peter Lam Kin-ngok says. Lam said tourism created over 200,000 direct job opportunities. "Would cutting mainland tourist numbers by 20 per cent see incomes fall by one-fifth? ...

  3. Sport - Soccer

    Brazil's World Cup squad has to run gauntlet of angry protestors

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Teresopolis, Brazil National team runs gauntlet of people angry at billions spent on tournament as they travel to their multimillion-dollar training base Protestors target Brazil's bus Brazil's team ran a gauntlet of protesters as they reported for World Cup training against a backdrop of public anger over spending on the tournament. "An ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Majority in poll opposes Beijing screening candidates for top job

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Majority in poll opposes screening of candidates More than half of Hongkongers say candidates should be allowed to run for chief executive in 2017 ... support to run in the election, the first time the city's leader will be picked by universal suffrage. Arrangements for the election will be announced by the Standing Committee, which meets ...

  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Coup leader Prayuth gets Thailand king's backing to run the country

    Posted May 26th 2014, 01:20pm by AP

    ... by a royal endorsement yesterday to run the country after last week's coup, Thailand's junta leader warned citizens not to cause trouble, not to criticise and not to protest- or else face ... Adulyadej officially endorsed Prayuth to run the country in a royal command that called for "reconciliation among the people". Television footage showed Prayuth, standing to attention ...

  6. News - China

    Three deaf and mute defendants convicted of running Beijing begging gang

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 01:44pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com Three deaf and mute defendants were convicted yesterday of forcing a group of young disabled people in their 20s – who were also deaf and mute – to beg on the streets of Beijing, the Beijing Times reported. One of the d ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - Animals

    Hunt on for police dog feared drowned after running away from handler

    Posted May 20th 2014, 02:06pm by Clifford Lo

    ... patrol dog is under way after it ran away from its handler and went missing in Quarry Bay on Tuesday morning. Dax the three-year-old Belgian shepherd was not leashed and was running in a confined ... in the fence on the coastline side, according to police. “[Dax] is believed to have run out of the confined area through the hole,” a police source said. A police launch has also been deployed after ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    My wife gave me strength to carry on: Alastair Cook

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 11:03am

    ... to stay on as England captain after leading the side to a come-from-behind test series win over India. After last month’s 95-run defeat by India in the second test at Lord’s, a result that meant ... and 244-run victory at The Oval on Sunday. “It was the support I had from my wife,” said Cook, when asked what had persuaded him against resigning as England captain. “You can bare your soul to Alice ...

  9. News - World

    US state considers execution by firing squad as lethal injection drugs run short

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 11:08am

    ... Associated Press in Cheyenne, Wyoming Lawmakers in the western state of Wyoming are considering changing state law to permit execution of condemned inmates by firing squad in light of a shortage of drugs for lethal injections. A legislative committee has ...

  10. Business - Commodities - ACQUISITIONS

    China Molybdenum looks for more overseas mining acquisitions

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... on copper over the long run. It is one of our investment priorities. We're also studying other metals." Buying the Northparkes mine, its first overseas copper acquisition, helped ... in refining catalysts, will push up the metal consumption over the long run." While molybdenum mines were opening up, smaller and inefficient mines were set to be closed, restraining the supply ...




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