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  1. Time to end gridlock on tunnel traffic

    Posted Jan 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Heated debates have gone on for years about how to equalise traffic across all three cross-harbour tunnels. Yet virtually each day, most cars still gravitate towards the Cross-Harbour Tunnel between Causeway Bay and Hung Hom as it charges the lowest tolls. The price differences are simply too great for most motorists to ignore. Now, the Western Harbour Tunnel between Western ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Let government run Hong Kong's transport system

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... traffic. Based on these facts, a more effective option would be to increase tolls for the central tunnel and reduce charges at the western crossing. The Western Harbour Tunnel is designed for use ... Albert Cheng Albert Cheng says the plan to tweak cross-harbour tunnel tolls won't alleviate the jams, and advocates nationalising the transport system Government should ...

  3. Western tunnel tolls are going up, despite low usage

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Western tunnel, which was opened in 1997, has been underused mainly because of competition from the government-operated Cross Harbour Tunnel between Hunghom and Wan Chai, which charges much less. ... Joseph Lo Drivers will pay up to $15 more from tomorrow, taxis exempt Trips through the already underused Western Harbour Tunnel are about to get dearer for most drivers. From tomorrow, ...

  4. News - China - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    10 Chinese workers among 27 hostages freed in Cameroon: presidency

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 05:02pm by Reuters

    ... detonated bombs across Nigeria. Boko Haram means "Western education is sinful" in the Hausa language. This year Boko Haram has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon, prompting ...

  5. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Death cross attacks US index

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:58am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Death cross attacks US index We have been keeping a wary eye on this broadly based United States index, worrying that it might be forming a large topping pattern, which until July looked like a broadening top. We warned that the 50-day moving average might cross below the 200-day one- known to technical analysts as a death cross. This did happen. ...

  6. News - China - Anti-terrorism drive

    China sentences four for 'plotting attacks' and 'trying to join foreign terror groups'

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 11:55am by Reuters

    ... militants. The four were found guilty of “participating in terrorist organisations, illegally making explosives, offering funds or harbouring suspects”, the Xinhua news agency said late on Wednesday, ... attempting to launch jihad,” Xinhua added Two of the defendants were detained when trying to cross the border in neighbouring Guangxi province to join the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a  ...

  7. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal blames 'cheap tourists' for falling victim to deadly snowstorm

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by GUARDIAN, KYODO

    ... on "cheap" tourists who failed to hire guides to cross a mountain pass to save money. At least 40 people were killed and around 175 injured when the sudden snowstorm in the country's Annapurna ... trekkers to attempt the hazardous crossing of the pass despite their clients' misgivings. The Guardian, Kyodo ...

  8. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Scottish vote on independence causes growing alarm in Western capitals

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:15pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris Scotland's vote on leaving the United Kingdom is causing growing alarm in Western capitals while energising separatist movements across Europe Independence fever ... with Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond, now racing to turn narrowing opinion polls into a win on Thursday. The potential break-up of a leading Western power is not sitting well in other capitals. ...

  9. News - Asia - PORNOGRAPHY

    Japanese man dumps 200kg of pornography in Osaka park

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 01:11pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Authorities then say the pensioner was disposing the stash for his sick friend A pensioner dumped almost a quarter of a tonne of pornography in a Japanese park in the western Japanese city of Osaka. However, he is unlikely to be charged, police said Tuesday, because the stash belonged to an ill friend. Hideaki Adachi was spotted unloading 17 ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli hospital treats daughter of Hamas leader Ismail Haniya

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 09:48pm by AFP

    ... the movement of Palestinians from Gaza to Israel but allows the passage of humanitarian cases. Every year, thousands of Gazans are given permission to cross the border into neighbouring Israel ...




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