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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australian researchers find money doesn’t grow on trees but gold leaf does

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:01pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian researchers have found minuscule nuggets of gold hidden inside the leaves of eucalyptus trees, in a discovery they say could help prospectors ... Australia, which was the site of a major gold rush in the late 1800s. Geochemist Mel Lintern said it appeared the trees sucked up the gold particles from 30 metres below the ground through ...

  2. News - World

    Police chief's son charged with stabbing to death five people at party in Canada

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:18am by AP

    ... drugs. He said police are interviewing witnesses. The blue-sided house where the stabbings occurred is on a quiet, tree-lined residential street. It was surrounded with yellow police tape ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Tony Kirkham

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 11:38pm by Jane Ram

    ... Jane Ram (janeram@netfront.net) The head of the arboretum at Royal Botanic Gardens, in London, takes a walk through Hong Kong Park and tells Jane Ram how trees came to be the root of his existence Tony Kirkham WOOD FOR THE TREES I've worked with trees all my life. I joined (the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in London) as a diploma student in 1978 and I was appointed head ...

  4. News - Asia - CONSERVATION

    'Paper parks': Myanmar habitats where official protection is not worth the paper its written on

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 06:16am by AP

    ... of an illegally felled tree. Nearby, a trap has been set to snare mouse deer. The beach and sea are strewn with plastic, bottles and other human waste. The perilous state of Lampi, Myanmar's only ... harbour 195 plant species, trees soaring as high as 30 metres, and many of the park's 228 bird species. Sea life ranges from dugongs to 73 different kinds of seaweed. Nineteen mammal species, ...

  5. Sport - Golf - THE MASTERS

    Rory McIlroy survives Masters cut by skin of his teeth

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:19am

    ... champion Adam Scott, who was standing on the fifth tee. His ball buried deep in a clump of trees next to a fence and he was forced to return to the tee and restart, eventually limping off ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Group helps Cambodian turn his life around

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... theology programme. And he has started a small church back in Cambodia. He says the huge turnaround in his life would not have happened without the help of a Hong Kong charity, Happy Tree Social ... the founder of Happy Tree, Jerry Wong Hak-kun, in 1999. Phorn Phalla was 14 at the time, but Wong still remembers him as a little child. “I met many kids in that orphanage, and they all looked much ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    About the bush: trekking through Tanzania

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Andrea Oschetti

    ... to a single family. These encampments are surrounded by a fence of acacia thorns, to keep out lions. Next to the inkajijik, livestock is kept in fortified enclosures made of tree logs. I march through ... such as lions don't scare herds of wildebeest and zebra, unless they are on the attack. I wander near giraffes grazing on the twigs of acacia trees. I follow the fresh trails of elephants. At night ...

  8. Sport - Golf - THE MASTERS

    Rory McIlroy eager to enjoy breakfast of champions

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... washed out much of the first official practice round on Monday, McIlroy will now be smiling when he steps onto the 10th tee. Not only did a recent ice storm bring down the famed Eisenhower Tree ... had brought down the huge branch from "Rory's Tree" when playing a practice round in the lead-up to this year's Masters. "Whenever the members play Augusta ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Daniel Allen

    ... enjoying Ko's favourite breakfast of rice pancakes and tea leaf salad. Groups of women and children flow past us, their faces painted in thanaka, a white cosmetic paste made from ground tree ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hiroshima: an open secret

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:12pm by STEVE POWELL

    ... rocks, ponds and trees do the rest. Back in the 16th century, some gardeners maintained that the positioning of the rocks was more important than the foliage. Perhaps that's why more than ... 1,000 maples, koi ponds, islands, waterfalls, cherry trees, iris and hydrangeas, ensuring that- barring December- there's a different natural wonder to savour each month. Even without ...




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