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  1. Slice of life

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1957 The secretary of state for the colonies said in London there was no truth to suggestions that Britain was considering the advisability of returning Hong Kong to China. Speaking in the House of Commons, Alan Lennox-Boyd said: 'I should like to make clear beyond doubt that this report is entirely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/489027/slice-life
  2. Slice of life

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1963 President John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States, was shot dead by a hidden assassin armed with a high-powered rifle while travelling in a motorcade through Dallas, Texas. The president was shot in the head and fell face down in the back seat of his car. Kennedy died in hospital of a gunshot wound ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479258/slice-life
  3. slice of life

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1962 Typhoon Wanda blew in with winds up to 260km/h leaving a trail of death and destruction not seen since 1937, when another gale left 11,000 dead. Wanda brought eight hours of terror, with tidal waves, fires and widespread floods. The final toll was 123 dead, 11 presumed dead, 41 missing and more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/468490/slice-life
  4. slice of life

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1954 The Chinese communist prime minister and foreign minister, Zhou Enlai, told the Geneva Conference that 'influential circles' in the United States were trying to obstruct the Asian people's fight for independence. Making his first speech in the western world, Zhou said the aim of the conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453609/slice-life
  5. Slice of life

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1986 The first the world heard of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was when a wave of radioactivity swept across parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway, followed by suggestions that a Soviet nuclear power station might be the cause. Officials from Finland's Radiation Protection Centre said readings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498185/slice-life
  6. Slice of life

    Posted Nov 30th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1984 At least 304 people were killed and about 10,000 injured when gas leaked from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The 10,000 injured were reportedly suffering from swollen eyes, frothing mouths and breathing difficulties. The United News of India said 264 people died in hospitals and about 40 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480120/slice-life
  7. Wong Chi-ning

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Wong Chi-ning, 79, joined the Fire Services Department nearly 55 years ago as a $150-a-month fireman and when he retired, as an instructor, he was earning $7,000 a month. And during his 35 years in the service he faced danger- and tragedy- on a daily basis. I came down from my native Guangdong province during the Japanese occupation and lived with relatives. Times ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434153/wong-chi-ning
  8. Denis Bray

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Denis Bray, 77, is a true son of Hong Kong. The former Secretary for Home Affairs, director of the Community Chest, chairman of the English Schools Foundation and occasionally acting Governor, was born here. He is a fluent Cantonese-speaker and was involved in some of the most momentous decisions made by the British administration. The only time his career took ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/435716/denis-bray
  9. Lessons must be learned after the mining miracle

    Posted Apr 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 25 men died in an explosion in West Virginia, making it the US' worst coal mining disaster since 1984. Just 34 miners were killed there last year, the lowest figure on record. ... monitor below-ground activities, pump out water and mount missions in the narrow shafts. There is only a slim chance of such survival tales from West Virginia; the blast has dimmed hopes for those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/710739/lessons-must-be-learned-after-mining-miracle
  10. Perfect match

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Simon Tam

    ... Charles Melton, Ros?of Virginia 2006, Barossa Valley, Australia Good roses are flavourful and fruity, and far removed from the soda-pop image many people have of the wine. They are satisfying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740719/perfect-match

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