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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Kalmaegi swipes western Guangdong, Hainan; Hong Kong gets off lightly

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:20am by TIMMY SUNG, Chris Luo, Mimi Lau

    ... provincial capital, Haikou, more than 60,000 households were affected by power and water supply cuts, and parts of the city were under water. The typhoon also hit port cities in western Guangdong, ... because it was taking in water and in danger of sinking, according to the service. It said the ship was battered by 10-metre waves and winds of 100km/h. Kalmaegi first struck the Philippines, ...

  2. Sport - Racing - ON THE RAILS ALAN AITKEN

    Business as usual for favoured few

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:04pm by Alan Aitken

    ... down the straight at Sha Tin- and only 12 over 800m- but fast forward to 2013-14 and we endured 135, with the 800m heats more than tripling. Prepare to be ground down again as this embarrassing ... out about the preseason meeting between trainers and Jockey Club officials. Things apparently got a mite heated at times but it seems the issue is both mountain and molehill, depending on who ...

  3. News - China - TRAVEL

    Stop eating noodles and don't litter: Xi Jinping urges China's tourists abroad to clean up their act

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... during an official visit this week to the Maldives in the Indian Ocean, a popular holiday destination for Chinese travellers. "Do not litter water bottles everywhere. Do not damage coral ... that the hotel had stopped the supply of hot water to rooms to prevent Chinese guests preparing instant noodles. He said the hotel's general manager even joked that "CN", an abbreviation ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - TENNIS

    Lisicki storms back against Pliskova to win Hong Kong Open title

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 11:04pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Pliskova stranded mid-court and wondering how it all went wrong. I love competing and playing in front of a crowd. The crowd gives me so much energy Sabine Lisicki The heat might have been one ... French Open champion Francesa Schiavone to win in three sets again. "I love competing and playing in front of a crowd. The crowd gives me so much energy," Lisicki said. "The heat ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Water quality standards at bridge defended

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung.@scmp.com Department says its relaxation of rules for work on bridge to Macau and Zhuhai is reasonable Water quality standards at bridge defended The environmental watchdog has defended its decision to relax the water quality standards for the Hong Kong section of the bridge linking the city with Zhuhai and Macau, saying that the change is both ...

  6. News - China - EAST CHINA SEA

    China coastguard keeps heat on Japan in Diaoyus row

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 01:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Coastguard keeps heat on Japan in island row Beijing kept up the pressure on Tokyo over the Diaoyu Islands yesterday, sending its coastguard near the disputed island chain following a weekend of sabre-rattling by both sides. Four Chinese coastguard vessels sailed into the territorial waters around the Diaoyus, which the Japanese call the Senkakus, ...

  7. News - World - BELGIUM

    Belgian rapist and murderer is granted mercy killing after 30 years in jail

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:18pm by AFP

    ... to authorise the mercy killing of terminally ill children, a controversial move that sparked heated debate and protest. The Netherlands allows euthanasia for children aged 12 and over, while Belgium ...

  8. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- September 16, 2014

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 08:28am

    ... China practises democracy in class |Source: Financial Times Primary school voting is to teach pupils responsibility and how to compete in a civilised way. Photos reveal China building on reefs in disputed waters |Source: Sydney Morning Herald Spy photographs reveal that China is rapidly building artificial islands on reefs in fiercely disputed areas of the South China Sea. China ...

  9. News - World - HUMAN TRAFFICKING

    They laughed as they left 500 to die, migrant shipwreck survivors reveal

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... to safety into the smaller boat were "forced into the water" by their assailants. "When the boat was first struck, one of the passengers killed himself in despair by hanging," one of the survivors said. The Greek coastguard said the surviving toddler's parents had passed her in the water to a 19-year-old Syrian woman because she was wearing a lifejacket, while ...

  10. News - China - PROTEST

    Pollution fears prompt protests against chemical plants and incinerators

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:16am by McClatchy Tribune

    ... went out on Weibo. One said the incinerator "will directly pollute the water and air of the entire Boluo county. For our families, reject cancer!" Video from the protest suggests ...




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