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  1. Veil lifted on natural disaster death tolls

    Posted Sep 13th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... include The New York Times researcher Zhao Yan, detained for leaking state secrets, and Hunan journalist Shi Tao, who was given a 10-year sentence for providing state secrets to overseas organisations. Ching Cheong, a journalist employed by The Straits Times of Singapore, was arrested early last month for selling state secrets to Taiwanese agencies. ...

  2. Mercury warning issued for sushi

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and autism. There was a tuna scare in the United States last week after a test by The New York Times found tuna sushi from 20 restaurants in Manhattan contained dangerously high levels of mercury. ...

  3. News - World - WEATHER

    Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc in US, kills 40

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in New York

    ... which had more than 670,000 customers without power in and around New York City. Trading at the New York Stock Exchange was cancelled again- the first time the exchange suspended operations ... Agencies in New York At least 40 people were reported killed in the US by Sandy, one of the biggest storms to ever hit the country, including 17 in New York City. Killer storm Sandy wreaks ...

  4. Unite in the face of disaster

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Jan Egeland in New York. At the same time, however, we learn the frustrating news that much of the relief supplies are not reaching the victims because of logjams at airports, where hundreds ...

  5. 'No danger of crash' in near-miss over city

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the two flight crews had identified each other. The collision alarms went off in the cockpits of both aircraft, reports at the time said; the Cathay flight from New York descended while ... and the Observatory to implement them. Cathay Pacific and Dragonair, a subsidiary of Cathay, said they would fully support the recommendations to prevent future incidents. The Boeing 777-300 from New York ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US government freezes home foreclosures for victims of Sandy

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Sandy slammed into the east coast on October 29, hitting New Jersey and New York especially hard as it killed more than 100 people. Thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged. The Housing Department also said some 34,000 people displaced by Sandy in New York and New Jersey were eligible to receive short-term government-paid lodging such as hotels and motels. With the weather getting ...

  7. Students gain skills to count cost of disaster

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... catastrophes worldwide last year. That's almost five times as many as in the previous year, the United States-based Insurance Information Institute reports. The heat wave in Europe and the earthquake in Iran each claimed more than 20,000 lives. Such a high annual number of victims has been recorded only four times since 1980. Whether it is a terrorist attack on New York City, ...

  8. listening

    Posted Mar 07th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen, Karly Cox, Will Clem

    ... b) New York airport c) Manchester airport 2) Why were they protesting? Answers Question One: 1. c, 2. a Question Two: 1. c, 2. b Question Three: 1. b, 2. a Question Four: 1. c, 2. c ... 2) What caused the helicopter crash? a) a terrorist bomb b) a mechanical fault c) bad weather Question 3 Violent video game banned a second time 1) Why has the video game banned a second ...

  9. New Delhi

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... director says. 'New information has emerged and a multi-point-of-view story can be told that would not have been possible, say, 10 or 15 years ago.' Starring Martin Sheen as Union Carbide CEO Warren Anderson and Mischa Barton as a reporter confronting the now frail executive at his New York home, Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain revisits the fateful night on December 2, 1984, when ...

  10. US fails its own in their hour of need

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a hurricane strike on New Orleans as one of the three most likely catastrophes facing the United States. The other two were a terrorist attack on New York and a major earthquake in San Francisco. ... Last weekend New Orleans was bracing for Hurricane Katrina. The worst-case scenario- the doomsday version- seemed unthinkable, but the possibility was no secret. Yet the city ...




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