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  1. 'UFO' was street lamp, observatory says

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung The Hong Kong Observatory said yesterday that an apparent unidentified flying object seen late on Wednesday night was actually a street lamp. The observatory had received eight reports, three of sightings near the entrance of Tai Lam Tunnel. Something like a UFO was also seen on a weather photo taken at Cheung Chau by the observatory. A spokesman said ...

  2. UFO researcher wants more explanations from authorities

    Posted Sep 12th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney A Hong Kong-based researcher of extraterrestrial life says the Hong Kong Observatory was right to shoot down reports a UFO had appeared during rainstorms last week, but says other recent sightings have been ignored by authorities. On Wednesday the Observatory received eight reports, three of them concerning alleged UFO sightings near an entrance to the Tai Lam ...

  3. Act now to avoid a water crisis, Observatory warns

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu The Observatory says people should brace for possible water shortages caused by global warming. Rainfall would decline up to 10 per cent in the next 30 years, it projected on the eve of World Water Day today. From now until the end of the century, the Observatory says, there will be 10 years of extremely high rainfall, exceeding 3,187mm a year, and four years ...

  4. National pride tempered by lack of human rights

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the climate for human rights and media freedoms to appease critics of their successful bid to host the Olympic Games in 2008. Few people remember that pledge now. Liu's treatment mocks it. And it is even harder to reconcile with the fate of ordinary Chinese who search for truth and justice only to find themselves in jail. Ironically, far from advancing human rights and the rule of law, ...

  5. Russians may come to rue loss of human rights

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Human rights, on the other hand, are a net loss that Russians might not find so palatable in different times. ...

  6. human rights

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not to bother to get a passport because he would not be going. Think about 1 What motive could the West have for giving Liu the prize? 2 What are human rights, and are they important in a modern society? Who decides what a right is? 3 Which would give Liu the most political face, to accept the prize or to decline it? 4 Did Liu deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? Vocabulary 1 Jill relished being ...

  7. Ma in vow over human rights

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has vowed to safeguard human rights and the island's security in the face of a missile threat from the mainland. In his address yesterday on the Double Tenth holiday- which Taiwan celebrates as its national day- Ma declared he would set up a human rights committee under his office to oversee such issues. ...

  8. Human rights protesters use National Day to reject Beijing's claim of improvements

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Hundreds of petitioners used National Day to reject official claims that human rights conditions in the country have improved. Amid tight security, they staged a protest outside the Beijing office of the United Nations Refugee Agency on Friday. Some of the petitioners say many of the demonstrators were quickly whisked away. In a white paper on human rights ...

  9. Human rights no longer a key issue in US-China exchanges

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... by Ministry of Foreign Affairs official Chen Xu was wrapping up the first day of a formal dialogue with US counterparts, about human rights. Wei, one of the most prominent Chinese democracy advocates, says he owes his freedom to international pressure in support of human rights, especially from American leaders. Now disgruntled with the US engagement with China, he's a reminder of both ...

  10. Amnesty criticises Asia's worsening human rights record

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Asia's human rights record has worsened Amnesty International said in a report that paints a gloomy picture of the region where serial offenders such as North Korea ... on human rights. Governments are willing to use colonial laws and draconian measures' on their populations, she said. Sri Lanka came in for particular criticism for the thousands of Tamil ...




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