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  1. Observatory does a star turn... but only in name

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo On February 18, the day tycoon and philanthropist Lim Por-yen (right) died, the Purple Mountain (Zijinshan) Observatory in Nanjing named a small star after him. Apparently, the observatory has been at this for a while, and not just for dead tycoons but live ones as well. Celestial objects, according to several press reports, have been named after TVB boss Run Run Shaw, ...

  2. '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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. SCMP sweeps board at Amnesty awards for human rights reporting

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Annemarie Evans The South China Morning Post all but swept the board in the English-language newspaper section of the Human Rights Press Awards yesterday. Paul Mooney took the two top features prizes, plus three special merits. One winning article focused on the disappearance of mainland lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Senior reporter Verna Yu won a general news prize for her coverage ...

  5. Human rights awards for Post writers and lensmen

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The South China Morning Post was honoured five times at the annual Human Rights Press Awards - the only Hong Kong-based newspaper singled out by competition judges. Didi Kirsten Tatlow ... - first published in the Sunday Morning Post. Post editor C.K. Lau said he was pleased that such 'outstanding' work exposing violations of human rights had won recognition. The 12th ...

  6. 'What's wearing a bikini got to do with Tibet or human rights?'

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... the focus was just on her and her boyfriend, Australian musician Nick Brazel, 27. 'I don't see how me wearing a bikini has anything to do with Tibet or human rights,' she said. ...

  7. Post leads the way for human rights awards

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post gained eight awards in the 11th Annual Human Rights Press Awards yesterday, more than any other publication in Asia. The Far East Economic ... are for regional publishing and broadcasting excellence related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Leading the Post's tally was China features writer Didi Kirsten Tatlow, who won a general ...

  8. Crusading for human rights

    Posted Aug 31st 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan, Celine Sun

    ... it or not, the socialite-turned-actress has been promoting human rights on her website- telling us all to eradicate poverty and hunger. This is perhaps why the Los Angeles-based group Youth for Human Rights International gave her a human-rights and youth-hero award. She was even listed as an 'Asian celebrity' on its website. 'When I was young, I asked my dad what human rights ...

  9. Should animals have rights?

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... humans are without a doubt far more complicated than any other living thing. We have a unique ability to think and express ourselves, and to formulate social systems with rights ... still do not enjoy even basic human rights. So how could animals be given their own rights? Many children in Africa continue to die of starvation, are caught up in wars and receive no education. ...

  10. Supermoonstruck

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu If the internet rumour mill is to be believed, Apocalypse is right around the corner. It's tomorrow, to be precise. At issue is the so-called 'supermoon' ... Hong Kong Observatory's scientific officer Woo Wang-chun agrees. He dismisses claims that supermoons cause natural disasters. He says Nolle is an astrologer (someone who claims to predict ...




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