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  1. HK may compete in Sri Lanka, after all

    Posted Sep 17th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... 1969 and is the oldest regional tournament after the Six Nations. It will be replaced by a championship played annually on a home and away basis and split into divisions. ... in Colombo, but was cancelled due to security reasons. 'Our focus this season for the XVs squad is the new Asian Five Nations Championship which kicks off in April next year. We had ...

  2. Six nations gather for war games in Urals

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Organisation's six member countries- Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan- will be held in Russia's Chelyabinsk region at the foot of the Ural Mountains from next Thursday to August 17. The exercises will be the first joint manoeuvres to include all six SCO countries. The exercises, which will feature 6,500 military personnel and 92 planes, come two years ...

  3. Gallagher helps broker peace deal

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... was in Colombo to oversee a contentious annual general meeting where a new leadership to the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union was appointed. He also wanted to make sure today's Asian Five Nations ... Alvin Sallay Former Hong Kong No8 turned international peacemaker Jarrad Gallagher returned from Sri Lanka this week a relieved man. The island nation may be at peace after three decades ...

  4. Sri Lanka suspended from IRB

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Sri Lanka has been suspended as a full member of the IRB, but will still play in next month's HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition, which includes Hong Kong. ... on Sri Lanka's participation in the tournament,' Ross Mitchell, secretary-general of the Asian Rugby Football Union, said. 'We don't want to ban our unions, our job ...

  5. Fallout from Six-Day war still clouds Mideast

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Four decades ago today, the conflicts between Arabs and Israelis escalated into a war that lasted only six days, but the ramifications of which have since been at the crux of tensions ... attacks from guerillas in the Palestinian territories and Lebanon and perceived danger from Arab nations and Iran have stiffened resolve among influential Israelis to maintain positions. The war ...

  6. HK get security nod to compete in Sri Lanka

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will take part in the Sri Lankan Sevens this weekend after the Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) yesterday gave the green light for the tournament. 'It is a go,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) chairman Trevor Gregory. 'The Sri Lankan rugby union will adopt some additional recommendations made by an independent security company, ...

  7. Decision day over Sri Lanka Sevens participation

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The decision whether or not to take part in this weekend's Sri Lankan Sevens will be made today by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's (HKRFU) board of directors. The Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU), which was supposed to sanction the tournament at last Saturday's council meeting in Seoul, failed to arrive at a decision after Sri Lankan officials could ...

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    Australia foreign minister says nation is weary of war in Afghanistan

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australia weary of Afghanistan war Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr yesterday acknowledged the nation's weariness with the Afghan conflict after five more troop deaths but warned of "enormous" damage to its image if it pulled out now. Carr said an accelerated Australian withdrawal would also put other coalition nations under ...

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    Israeli Muppets' Oscar the Grouch tells nation to ready for war with Iran

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... protective gear to the public. The pamphlet urges Israelis to have a "family talk" about getting ready for any national emergency. ...

  10. Not all rogue nations are the same

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Negotiations to make the Korean Peninsula permanently free of nuclear weapons are due to resume in Beijing in September. China, the United States, Japan, Russia, and North and South Korea will meet for the fourth round of the six-party talks, following recent calls from the US for Pyongyang to emulate Libya in dismantling its nuclear and chemical weapons ...




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