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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Thais swarm into Cambodian casinos to beat junta's betting ban

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Poipet Thai gamblers swarm into border town casinos Desperate for a flutter during a junta crackdown on gambling at home, Thais are making a beeline for casinos in a seedy Cambodian border town- which has already been deluged by migrants also fleeing the kingdom. For over a decade Poipet, a scruffy, vice-ridden frontier town studded with casinos and online ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Direct hit by ‘swarm’ of tornadoes obliterates small Nebraska town

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 05:28pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pilger, Nebraska A swarm of tornadoes, some appearing two at a time, struck several farming communities in northeastern Nebraska on Monday, killing at least one person and injuring 16 others in one tiny town obliterated by a direct hit, officials said. The tornadoes, part of a super-cell thunderstorm system, appeared to be class EF-2 or EF-3 twisters, meaning ...

  3. News - World

    Thai protesters swarm into Government House compound, as police stand by watching

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 02:14pm by AP

    ... BANGKOK (AP) — Thai protesters swarm into Government House compound, as police stand by watching. ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: swarm welcome

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:31pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon Swarm welcome More than 100 Hongkongers rolled out a different kind of welcome for mainland tourists in Tsim Sha Tsui last month. Outside luxury-goods stores along Canton Road, protestors hurled insults and obscenities at the visitors, and several stores rolled down their shutters for fear that the crowd would run amok. Mock cans of DDT pesticide ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    Cicadas set to swarm US as breeding cycle begins

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the average ground temperature hits 17 degrees Celsius. At its peak, there could be swarms with 1,000-2,000 chirping insects per square metre. Although cicadas are common around the world, a cyclical ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Beijing home rents to rise as millions swarm back to work

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 10:46am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Fresh records are expected to be notched in the capital as tenants brace for seasonal increases Rise in rents to dampen holiday mood in Beijing The millions of people heading back to work in Beijing this week are likely ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Invasion of the flies: Hong Kong village swamped by swarms from landfill site

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Locals believe the swarms of flies are coming from the nearby landfill- and it's getting worse Winged invaders creating a buzz in Tuen Mun What sounds ... Post saw swarms of flies yesterday afternoon. "We've always had pests, but in the last 10 days, it's become very serious. Every time we eat, we have to put out fly traps," ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for making 342 abusive or nuisance phone calls over 11 days to the Social Welfare Department. Bees turn on police after officer bumps hive A swarm of bees attacked four police officers when one ...

  9. Locust fight always left too late, says scientist

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... millions of hectares of land. And this year they are back, with swarms reported in 14 provinces. Liu Rongtang, a professor at Gansu Agricultural University, said there were inadequate preventive ... it was important to improve the training for staff involved in predicting when swarms might arrive. 'They need much more expertise,' he said, 'particularly at the local level.' He also ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Starved of news after tightly scripted Party Congress, foreign press swarm and devour Australian woman

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 07:14am by John Kennedy

    ... John Kennedy Navigation: China abroad  |  China at home  |  Chinese media Andrea Yu, the Australian reporter called on a miraculous four times during the Communist Party congress which ended yesterday, first claimed her secret, as the Wall Street Journal ...




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