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  1. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Carry the One by Carol Anshaw

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Carry the One by Carol Anshaw Penguin Carry the One opens in 1983, with a wedding and a tragedy happening in quick succession. The wedding of Carmen and Matt is a pleasantly raucous affair, held outdoors at a bohemian farm in rural Wisconsin. Carmen's brother and sister have both momentarily slipped away from the proceedings. Alice, to her thrilled astonishment, has been ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Collision alert not shown on radar before tragedy

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 04:36am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Court told Sea Smooth and Lamma IV were not part of Marine Department's monitoring system Collision alert not shown on radar before tragedy The Marine Department's radar system did not show an alert before the collision between two vessels involved in the National Day tragedy two years ago that led to the deaths of 39 passengers, the High Court heard ...

  3. News - World - MEXICO

    Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto's image damaged by student killings tragedy

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 04:53am by AFP

    ... Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's coming trip to China and Australia was another chance for him to flaunt ambitious economic reforms that have won him international praise. ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's tragedy is lack of leadership as youngsters run the show

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 05:30am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Our tragedy is the lack of leadership What irony! The most recognised and popular political grouping in Hong Kong at the moment is not even a political party. ... democracy and calling on officials to resign. This is our tragedy- we have no real political leaders and the children are running the show. ...

  5. News - Asia - FILM

    Controversy over ferry tragedy piece rocks Busan film festival

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:26am by AFP

    ... on the South Korean ferry tragedy as the event, visited by a record number of people, drew to a close yesterday. The world premiere of the Korean documentary Diving Bell (or The Truth Shall Not Sink ... during the Sewol ferry tragedy in April that claimed more than 300 lives, the majority of them schoolchildren. "People were just voicing their opinions," festival head Lee Yong-kwan ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hours to avoid tragedy, protesters told as thousands attend peace rally

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:55pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Kathy Gao, Danny Mok, Ernest Kao, Bryan Harris

    ... to avoid tragedy, protesters told A stark warning was issued last night that Hong Kong is on the brink of a "tragedy" unless mainly student democracy protesters clear the streets ... and avoid a "tragedy". An open letter to Leung from former US consuls general to the city also urged the chief executive to "open dialogue". The Federation of Students put two ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    First civil suit filed over Lamma ferry tragedy that killed 39 people

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com First compensation claim against companies and ferry captains involved in 2012 collision Civil suit filed over Lamma ferry tragedy The companies and vessel captains involved in the 2012 Lamma ferry tragedy are facing their first civil lawsuit over the collision. The four parties are being sued for negligence and breach of duty, in a High Court writ ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Tragedies prompt inquiry into tree office

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Ombudsman finds agencies tasked with managing city's trees less than satisfactory Tragedies prompt inquiry into tree office The city has launched ... than satisfactory" in carrying out their tree management duties, the Ombudsman said in announcing the move. In the latest tragedy, a tree on private land at Robinson Road, Mid-Levels, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CORONER'S COURT

    Inquest into Egypt balloon tragedy could start at end of year

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:25pm by Amy Nip, LO WEI

    ... into last year's hot-air balloon tragedy in Egypt which cost the lives of nine tourists from the city. It is understood the inquest will not start until late this year at the earliest, ... the tragedy". The other survivor was the balloon pilot, Egyptian Moman Mourad. He is involved in a criminal investigation into the accident and cannot attend. The majority of witnesses to be summoned ...

  10. News - China

    Man dies in Shenzhen after being swallowed by massive hole- video

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 03:08pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler One man died when a massive sink hole opened up under his feet at a Shenzhen residential compound on Tuesday evening, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported. The sink hole that swallowed 25-year old security guard Yang Jiabin measured five metres in diameter and was some four floors deep. It is unclear what caused the tragedy. The daily said residents at the residential ...




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