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  1. Detours: Pushkar Fair

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... Philip Game The world's largest camel fair is an explosion of colour and life, a visual paradise for the more intrepid traveller to northern India. In centuries past, Pushkar, in the state of Rajasthan in northeast India, represented a crossroads on the great caravan trade routes of Asia. By the 16th century, the camel market had grown into an annual event held during ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport

    Sierra Leone bats for cricketing glory once again

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Freetown After 11 years of conflict, the sound of bat hitting ball can once again be heard at Kingtom Oval Game making comeback in war-torn Sierra Leone Packed with hard red dirt overlooked by a faded scoreboard, Sierra Leone's only cricket oval is worlds away from the lush, carefully grassed grounds typically associated with the game. Muddy water ...

  3. Animal attraction

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... You may feel you're chasing your own tail on India's tiger trail, writes Philip Game Tiger is giving us dodge,' says wildlife guide Hem Bahuguna, calling a halt near some telltale paw prints and scrapings. As the engine cools, then stills, we hear only the birds, the soft breeze and the distant chattering of monkeys. From time to time another jeep driver ...

  4. Pilgrims' progress

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Philip Game

    ... The devout have been making the long trek across the north of Spain for centuries. Philip Game discovers the route's many appeals. Forget the flamenco. What about some stirring reels from a Galician piper? Far from the golden sands of Andalucia and beyond the great plains of Castile, a different Spain awaits along the Atlantic. A land of cloud-wrapped crags, apple orchards ...

  5. News - World

    UN-backed court upholds Charles Taylor's convictions, sentence in Sierra Leone atrocities

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 06:19pm by AP

    ... LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AP) — UN-backed court upholds Charles Taylor's convictions, sentence in Sierra Leone atrocities. ...

  6. Afghanistan's visa woes leave Hong Kong juniors kicking their heels

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... the Netherlands tomorrow, then Papua New Guinea, Canada, Uganda, Ireland, Sierra Leone, Vanuvatu and the United States. The Afghanistan game will be slotted in during one of the rest days. The ICC have ... under way as their first opponents, Afghanistan, are not yet in Canada. Hong Kong were due to meet Afghanistan in the first of their nine games today at the Maple Leaf Grounds in Toronto. ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - CRICKET

    Jonathan Trott to take another break from game after recurrence of "stress-related illness"

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 11:02pm

    ... AFP South African-born player's comeback with Warwickshire has lasted one game The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday confirmed that batsman Jonathan Trott is to take another break from all cricket with immediate effect. Trott, who pulled out of England’s tour of Australia and spent four months out of the game with what the ECB described as a “stress-related ...

  8. Sport - Other Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Vietnam quits as host of 2019 Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:36am

    ... Reuters in Hanoi Olympic Council of Asia waiting for formal communication before deciding new host city Vietnam has quit as host of the 2019 Asian Games, citing a lack of preparedness ... was unable to foot the bill for facilities and venues that would not be profitable in the years after the Games. It’s too premature to talk about new possible venues Randhir Singh ...

  9. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Hanoi cites lacks of funds and fear of damaging the country's image as its reasons for withdrawing from hosting 2019 Games Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country’s reputation could be at risk if things don’t go smoothly. In a statement late on Thursday, the government said hosting the event ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Fourth series of Game of Thrones dishes up surprises for audience and actors

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:25am by JAMES MOTTROM

    ... the importance of Game of Thrones it was the recent New York premiere. With Two Swords, the first episode of the fourth season of the HBO fantasy show, unveiled at Manhattan's lavish Lincoln Centre, ... is pitching up in a host of Hollywood movies, from Cameron Diaz rom-com The Other Woman to forthcoming Egyptian drama Gods of Egypt. "It certainly doesn't hurt to be on Game ...




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