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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Fury after dog killed on MTR tracks because rail bosses refused to halt services

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:57pm by Bryan Harris and Gloria Chan

    ... control centre said services had to resume. The animal, which had run down the track towards the next station, Fanling, was then hit by intercity T801 from Guangzhou. The incident sparked outrage ... for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said the MTR had no mechanism to deal with such a situation. "We understand the MTR is under pressure to keep the trains running ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Joko Widodo picks former vice-president Jusuf Kalla as presidential running mate

    Posted May 19th 2014, 01:36pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jakarta Favourite opts for former vice-president as running mate in July election Widodo and Kalla form strong team Indonesian presidential favourite Joko Widodo chose former vice-president Jusuf Kalla as his running mate yesterday, making them a formidable ticket in July's elections. Opinion polls point to a Widodo-Kalla partnership coming out comfortably ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    China’s state-run newspaper backs ‘non-peaceful’ steps against Vietnam

    Posted May 16th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters in Washington and Shanghai

    ... Reuters in Washington and Shanghai Global Times says a 'forced war' would convince some countries of 'China's peaceful intentions' as PLA General Fang Fenghui points finger of blame for Vietnam unrest at US strategic 'pivot' to Asia The state-run Global Times newspaper backed the use of “non-peaceful” measures against Vietnam ...

  7. Sport - China - ATHLETICS

    Justin Gatlin runs fastest 100m of the season in Shanghai

    Posted May 19th 2014, 10:35am by Agence France-Presse

    ... seconds after leading from the blocks – and then immediately vowed to improve on that time. “To go out there and technically run a 9, 9.92, with no wind at all. I think it puts me in the right direction of where I need to go,” Gatlin said. “My next step. My ultimate goal is... to run a couple of 9.7s, a 9.6, just put together a good race and try not to burn out towards the end ...

  8. Sport - Rugby

    Ryan Crotty will start first test as All Blacks make three changes for Australia

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:52am

    ... with the safe Crotty preferred to run on in the 12 jersey ahead of the explosive Malakai Fekitoa who deputised for Smith in the first Test. Crotty has taken the field as a replacement in his previous ... the running skills of Ben Smith at fullback ahead of the raking kicks of Israel Dagg, while Aaron Cruden remains at fly-half and Wyatt Crockett at loosehead prop. The one change on the reserves bench ...

  9. Business - Companies - INTERNET

    Online liquor store Jiuxian lands 300m yuan investment

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 06:37pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com China’s largest online alcohol retailer Jiuxian announced it had received a 300 million yuan (HK$377.9 million) equity investment from several major state-run banks, despite a recent slump in the mainland’s wine market. China Merchants Bank, Minsheng Bank, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and Jinzhou Bank all contributed ...

  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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