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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Floods hit Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... a swollen river from overwhelming the Czech capital's historic centre yesterday after floods across central Europe forced factories to close, drove thousands from their homes and killed ... that is below street level is usually populated with cyclists and people sitting at cafes, but it was under water yesterday. "We left England yesterday, and it was sunny and warm. We didn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1252741/floods-hit-germany-czech-republic-austria-slovakia-hungary-and-poland
  2. News - World - WEATHER

    Germany sends thousands of soldiers to help cities cope with flooding

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... yesterday sent thousands of soldiers to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-swollen Danube and other southern rivers, a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst ... famous Charles Bridge as a precaution yesterday. The rain in Prague had halted, but the Vltava River that runs through the city and flows into the Elbe was still raging, with currents and water ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1253680/germany-sends-thousands-soldiers-help-cities-cope-flooding
  3. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    PLA shows quick response to Lushan earthquake

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the lead in bringing rapid relief to the many victims In stark contrast to the Great Sichuan Earthquake five years ago, the central government and the army showed yesterday that they could respond quickly to natural disasters. And volunteer groups said they were better equipped to help out. Within hours of yesterday's quake in Lushan county, Sichuan province, relief personnel were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1219509/pla-shows-quick-response-lushan-earthquake
  4. News - China - SICHUAN DISASTER

    Rescuers battle to help victims of Sichuan quake as death toll hits 188

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI, Teddy Ng

    ... are missing, opened briefly yesterday before being closed again last night. Telecommunications at five townships in the county were suspended, creating a problem for rescuers. County chief Ma Jun said ... stock of rice, he added. An excavator in Baoxing plunged 300 metres over a cliff and a rescue vehicle carrying 20 soldiers had left the road. The central government yesterday earmarked 1 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1220176/battle-help-victims-sichuan-quake
  5. News - China - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Quake survivors find extraordinary strength in life-or-death moments

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by MANDY ZUO

    ... survivors Remarkable tales of courage and survival continued to appear in mainland media yesterday, a day after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck Sichuan. Twelve-year-old Gao Shiqin, who suffered ... reported. The girl, who was able to dig herself clear from the rubble before being found by her mother, was in stable condition early yesterday morning after doctors operated on her ruptured spleen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1220168/survivors-find-extraordinary-strength-life-or-death-moments
  6. China offers help, condolences

    Posted Mar 15th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the thousands killed by Friday's quake and tsunami. President Hu Jintao telephoned Japan's Emperor Akihito yesterday to say that China was willing to help those in need in Japan, Xinhua ... that Japan is experiencing now.' Xinhuanet.com quoted an unnamed Ministry of Commerce official as saying yesterday that the central government would donate 30 million yuan (HK$35.47 million) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740948/china-offers-help-condolences
  7. Great value on offer as appeal for calm triggers panic attack

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... yesterday. Investors concluded that if the prime minister was asking people not to panic, then the radiation leak at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant must be more serious than they thought. ... make a case for selling the shares of manufacturing companies like Toyota- down 7 per cent yesterday- whose operations will be affected if Japan suffers a prolonged period of rolling power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741089/great-value-offer-appeal-calm-triggers-panic-attack
  8. Tourists caught by cancelled ferries as Macau cops No3 battering

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Heavy rain stranded tourists and disrupted schools in Macau as Severe Tropical Storm Fengshen swept through the region yesterday. The No3 storm signal was issued early yesterday morning and remained in force until 6.30pm. Hundreds of tourists were stranded in Macau from Tuesday night to yesterday morning because ferry services between Hong Kong and the enclave were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/642987/tourists-caught-cancelled-ferries-macau-cops-no3-battering
  9. Dirty monsoon raises pollution

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Air pollution on Hong Kong Island and across the New Territories rose yesterday because of a combination of dirty air from a northeast winter monsoon and low winds that failed ... were expected to drop overnight and today. At the roadside monitoring station in Causeway Bay, the air pollution index (API) was 126 at 4pm on Friday but jumped to 158 at 7am yesterday. It had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/733783/dirty-monsoon-raises-pollution
  10. Fire chief fights to hold back the tears

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Fire chief Gregory Lo Chun-hung fought to hold back tears yesterday as he spoke of the loss of another colleague in a blaze. Lo, who took command at the scene of the fatal fire in Lai Chi Kok yesterday, had to pause twice to compose himself as he announced the death of senior fireman Yeung Chun-kit, 47. Yeung was the third officer to die in the line of duty since Lo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708092/fire-chief-fights-hold-back-tears

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