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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Secret tunnel from Legco building 'should not be used to dodge press or protesters'

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Legco Commission bars legislators from sneaking unseen past protesters or the press Secret tunnel offers no escape from accountability Dodging protesters or the press is not a good enough reason for lawmakers to sneak out of the Legislative Council building via its so-called secret tunnel. So ruled the Legco Commission yesterday when it set guidelines ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Express railway bound to bust budget, independent MTR director says

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Ada Lee

    ... because of difficulties with work on the West Kowloon Terminus and at the border. It also blamed storm damage to a tunnel boring machine. Ma said yesterday that the MTR had submitted an estimate ...

  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Gaza death toll tops 340 as UN chief heads to Middle East in peace effort

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 05:05pm by AFP

    ... is necessary to stop militants tunnelling into the Jewish state. Despite the pounding, Palestinian commandos managed to infiltrate, triggering a skirmish with an army patrol that left two Israeli ... casualties. Troops killed a Palestinian militant who tunnelled into southern Israel, but others managed to withdraw back into Gaza, an army statement said. "Several terrorists infiltrated Israel ...

  4. News - World - GAZA

    Long-term Gaza deal hinges on Israeli security, says Netanyahu

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by Reuters

    ... of border crossings, coordination with the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority over the rebuilding of Gaza, the extension of the Gaza fishing zone and a Palestinian commitment to halt tunnel ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST: ANALYSIS

    Brutal war in Gaza Strip has no clear winner as ceasefire sets in

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:06pm by MCT

    ... aims of its own. Hamas depicted Israel as irretrievably tarred in the eyes of the world and as having proved vulnerable to the warren of tunnels under Gaza and its boundaries. Israel portrayed ... as the 72-hour ceasefire, which held all day, began at 8am. "We have destroyed tunnels leading from Gaza into Israel. All of Israel is now safer." In bombings you die instantly. Maybe ...

  6. News - World

    Large majority of rockets Gaza used against Israel were home-made

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:38pm by AFP

    ... materials such as products used in agriculture, the official said. Hamas adapted to manufacturing its own weapons after Egypt cracked down on smuggling through tunnels in the Rafah area ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR Corp should pay part of railway delay cost, experts say

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Ada Lee

    ... Two reasons that have been cited for the delay were rocks and boulders at the terminus that posed difficulties for excavation workers, and heavy rain in March that damaged a tunnel ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    New rules on Legco's 'secret tunnel'

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 03:59am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Emergency exit used to evade protesters will stay in place, with guidelines to cover its use New rules on Legco's 'secret tunnel' New rules are being drawn up to control lawmakers' use of a so-called secret tunnel some have been accused of driving through to avoid angry protesters. The Legislative Council's Secretariat says ...

  9. News - World - GAZA

    Gaza’s sole power plant knocked out by Israeli strike

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 05:32pm by Reuters

    ... by the dominant Hamas movement and other armed groups. Ten days later, it sent in ground forces with the declared aim of destroying Hamas tunnels that criss-cross the border area. Though international ... freedom.” The Israeli military said five soldiers were killed in a battle with militants who crossed into Israel via a tunnel near the community of Nahal Oz, close to the Gaza border. Israeli Army ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 12:25pm by AP

    ... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested troops would reassess the operation after completing the demolition of Hamas military tunnels under the Gaza-Israel border. Security officials said the tunnel mission was winding down. At the same time, Netanyahu warned that Hamas would pay an “intolerable price” if it continued to fire rockets at Israel and that all options remain ...




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