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  1. Little left to see on HK's Sun Yat-sen historical trail

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com Markers on the Dr Sun Yat-sen Historical Trail pepper Sheung Wan and Central- locations where the revolutionary leader spent his formative years and where history was made. The markers tell of the important role Hong Kong played in the years running up to the revolution. Here, revolutionaries held secret meetings, secret agents from the Qing ...

  2. The Ho Chi Minh Trail

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Trails in the jungle The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a system of trails, roads, bicycle paths and stretches of river. The North Vietnamese built the network, starting with its war against the French colonialists, then against the United States. There had probably been trails for trade for centuries in Laos and Vietnam. The mountains in this border region can ...

  3. Summer Palace on trail of looted relics

    Posted Oct 20th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li in Beijing Beijing's Old Summer Palace, or Yuanmingyuan, has embarked on a global hunt for relics looted from the site nearly 150 years ago by British and French troops. A team of specialists would target museums and libraries in the Unite ...

  4. HK lose all three sevens outings

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong lost all three games on the opening day of the rugby sevens tournament at the World Games in Kaohsiung yesterday. The 12-man squad gave Fiji a run for their money in a 26-10 defeat, then lost 31-0 to Argentina before losing a crunch clash with Japan 20-5. Coach Dai Rees said two 'silly mistakes' in the last three minutes when trailing 10-5 cost Hong ...

  5. Troops came by air, water and goat trails

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They came from the air, waterways and off-the-map goat trails. Finally, the first troops began arriving late on Tuesday night in Wenchuan county to help with rescue and relief. It was a competition of sorts: eager to reach victims still waiting for help, the PLA offered rewards to the first batch of soldiers who could reach the epicentre of Monday's earthquake in Sichuan ...

  6. Sceptical world waits as weapons trail fades

    Posted Jan 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In his annual State of the Union address last week, George W. Bush returned to a familiar theme- the grave danger the world is said to have faced from Saddam Hussein's biological and chemical weapons. Had it not been for the US-led invasion of Iraq, ...


    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A chronology of bomb blasts in Indonesia since 2000 July 14, 2003: A bomb explodes at Indonesia's parliament building, days after the arrest of Jemaah Islamiah terror suspects. April 27, 2003: A bomb rips through a restaurant area at Jakarta airport, ...

  8. Anzac spirit flows along Kokoda Trail

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... to a savage second world war campaign fought in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. For decades the battle of the Kokoda Trail, described by one historian as 'a knife fight out of the Stone ... Memorial in Canberra. 'The difference is that Gallipoli was a failure, whereas at Kokoda we prevailed.' The Kokoda Trail is a 96km-long jungle track that winds its way through ...

  9. Sino-US gun running ring foiled

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com More details have emerged about a Sino-US firearms smuggling ring busted last month as mainland police destroyed more than 100,000 illegal guns and 250 tonnes of explosives in 150 cities yesterday as part of an ongoing crackdo ...

  10. You can run, but you can't hide from justice

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gwynne Dyer The arrest of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, for the murder of about 7,500 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in 1995, is a big step in the international effort to enforce the law against those who used to be free to murde ...




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