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  1. Rescuers battle the odds in impossible conditions

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and cremation. More than 100,000 troops and 16,000 police were involved in round-the-clock rescue work by yesterday, using everything from their bare hands and shovels to cranes and hoes in places where ... towns that were basically destroyed. Heavy rain slowed rescue work on Tuesday and Wednesday, but the forecast is for clear weather for the rest of the week. The rain also speeded up ...

  2. Nine in critical condition after arson attack

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Nine men were in a critical condition in hospital last night after being badly burned in an arson attack on a factory in Cheung Sha Wan. The police have launched a manhunt ... door-to-door inquiries among people working in other units in the factory building. Initial investigations revealed that the 11 victims, aged 46 to 71, were having dinner and playing mahjong inside ...

  3. Man, 84, dies as stove sets clothes alight

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... for her husband before she left home for work. 'We suspect that the victim's clothes were accidentally lit by the stove,' said an investigator. Kwok also leaves behind a 20-year-old ...

  4. Works reduce key stream to just a trickle

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Simpson Cheung

    ... works carried out by the government. Boulders from the bed of the stream in Deep Water Bay Valley- home to two species of rare freshwater fish- have been moved to the banks, where vegetation has been cleared by the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department. Chong Dee-hwa, president of the Ichthyological Society of Hong Kong, said such a complete stream in good condition was hard ...

  5. Protesters call for safety work on Taiwan's 'road of death'

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... approved the plan on condition that if it is found to be destroying the environment, it must be stopped. A portion of a bone was found in the sea yesterday near the highway, but prosecutors said ...

  6. Hong Kong works up quite a thirst as it swelters through the hottest day of the year

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... degrees. Of the heatstroke victims, a 40-year-old Mongkok man, was critically ill and the other, a 56-year-old woman, was in stable condition. People tried to beat the heat in various ways. Lu Le-thuong, 74, took three showers to keep cool, but insisted on not using her air conditioning to save money. Insurance agent Felix Ng Ka-lun, whose boss requires him to wear a suit, took a taxi ...

  7. Elderly now victims of a 'mismatch' in relief work

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... to their medical and social needs.' She stressed that there was a lack of awareness of the age profiles and health conditions of the people affected by the quake. The prioritisation of relief and rehabilitation work could be affected by various factors, Dr Chan said. Charity organisations may raise funds and supplies for specific tasks or target groups, to stay in line with their own mission ...

  8. Working relationship

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... about a mainland-Hong Kong standoff over political reform. Putting aside the question of whether the conditions for talks were reasonable, the fact that offers have been made is indicative ...

  9. Work on CCTV's controversial HQ gets low-key start

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to optimise the functionality for CCTV and better relate the architecture to Chinese culture and local conditions,' he said. 'The budget disclosure is up to CCTV, but we are still working ... Vivian Wu Work on China Central Television's futuristic headquarters started yesterday morning with a low-key groundbreaking ceremony held amid tight security at the downtown Beijing ...

  10. Super General rises above conditions to romp to SCMP Cup victory

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken Even the atrocious weather and track conditions weren't about to stop Super General last night at Happy Valley, as the New Zealand import claimed his first Hong Kong ... coincidence loomed at one stage last night with a delegation of jockeys approaching the stewards with concerns about the conditions after the third race. 'At that stage there was plenty of rain ...




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