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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive; police await toxicology test results

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Police say Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive The autopsy on Live Aid founder Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches, who died suddenly aged 25, proved inconclusive, police said yesterday, as they awaited the results of toxicology tests. Peaches, who wrote for British magazines and newspapers and presented celebrity-driven television shows, was found ...

  2. News - World - NORTH KOREA

    Germany summons N Korean envoy over nuclear test threat

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:27pm by Associated Press in Berlin

    ... Associated Press in Berlin Foreign Ministry in Berlin calls in North Korean ambassador to protest against Pyongyang's threat to carry out an unauthorised nuclear test and its launching of short- and medium-range missiles Germany’s Foreign Ministry says it summoned North Korea’s envoy in Berlin over Pyongyang’s threat to carry out another nuclear test. The Foreign ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Schutz to face inquiry into a positive test

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:53pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... horses returned a positive drug test last month. Schutz's Eagle Spirit, which was entered for a Class Four 2,000m race on March 30, was withdrawn after a prerace urine sample showed traces of the prohibited substance phenylbutazone, an anti-inflammatory drug. Post-race urine and blood samples were taken, and both confirmed the presence of the substance, but independent testing of the unused ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LAW

    Harsh government test denying needy legal aid, Bar Association says

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:54am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com 'Harsh government test' denying needy legal aid The Legal Aid Department has been using an erroneously harsh test to vet applications for civil ... getting financial help to claim compensation for injuries she suffered while delivering documents. It challenged the department's interpretation of a merits test under the Legal Aid ...

  5. Sport - Rugby - SUPER 15

    Blues set to test Brumbies’ new improved scrum

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 11:43pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Canberra Australian leaders’ forwards have dominated in recent weeks, but now they come up against Tony Woodcock Blues will test Brumbies' new improved scrum Australian conference leaders ACT Brumbies' dominant scrum of recent weeks will face a tough test against a seasoned Auckland Blues pack in Super Rugby this weekend. The Brumbies' pack have ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    ‘Offside test’ no longer a reliable instrument of rugby knowledge

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 12:35am by Kenny Hodgart

    ... to ogle each other. With this in mind, it seemed to me the best way to further probe these very pressing questions would be via what was referred to as the offside test: asking women to explain ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    USA stun Samoa, promise to test the rest of World Series’ top teams

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 08:22pm

    ... John Carney Not many people will have them as their first choice to win the title, but the USA emerged as dark horses for a tip at the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens crown after shocking Samoa 26-12 on Friday night in Hong Kong Stadium. Two tries from Zack Test and one each from Madison Hughes and Danny Barrett was more than enough to see off Samoa, who have won the Hong ...

  8. Business - Money

    Buffett to earn US$123m more in dividends after banks pass stress tests

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Payouts to climb at Berkshire Hathawayas Amex and Wells Fargo pass checks Stress tests boost Buffett's dividends Warren Buffett's bet on US banks will generate US$123 million more each year after companies including Wells Fargo and American Express passed the Federal Reserve stress tests and were cleared to lift dividends. Berkshire Hathaway, ...

  9. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    MH370 puts UN search agency's protocol to the test

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 11:59pm by TEDDY AND ERNEST

    ... Teddy Ng and Ernest Kao UN search agency's protocol put to the test With 26 nations hovering over disputed waters and fragile security zones, the search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean seems like a giant game of Risk. A United Nation's agency is in charge of multi-national search and rescue operations. But the latest drama has exposed its limits. Some experts ...

  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Our panel of pundits put Eastern European wines to the taste test

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:22pm by Rob McGovern

    ... Rob McGovern rob.mcgovern@scmp.com Wines from Eastern Europe used to leave a bad taste, but our panel of pundits finds that is no longer true Blind faith Eastern European wines long had a reputation for being of inferior quality, often poorly made using a ...




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