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Survivors glimpse a less sombre future

Four days after last year's earthquake, Yixi Dawa, 37, roamed around Zhaxi Datong, one of the worst-hit areas in Yushu, to see if there was anything he could do to help other quake survivors, be it clearing rubble or delivering relief goods.

Monday, 18 April, 2011, 12:00am

Black mark for flawed travel alert system

What does it take for the government to warn against travel to a particular country? Japan has an overheated nuclear reactor from which dangerous levels of radioactive material have been released, a record earthquake with powerful aftershocks and the possibility of more to come, as well as a devastating tsunami.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Speed Racer and Champagne Days maintain Chang's winning momentum

Speed Racer and Champagne Days both saluted to give trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai a satisfying double and push him past 10 wins for the season at a more than healthy strike-rate.

20 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Rebel artist starts to tally dead from quake classrooms

Ai Weiwei, co-designer of Beijing's 'Bird's Nest' stadium, has launched a project that could embarrass the central government - an online effort to count the children who died in their classrooms in the Sichuan quake last year.

Ai, along with friends and volunteers, has started to collect information about the students killed when their school buildings collapsed.

20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Quake science is not perfect, but it saves lives

Science cannot tell us exactly when and where an earthquake will hit. This is especially troubling in Japan, one of the world's most densely populated countries, where 20 per cent of the world's biggest tremors occur.

16 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Gang caught with five kidnapped babies

Six traffickers caught with five babies taken from disaster areas have been arrested in Jiangyou, Sichuan .

Police arrested a middle-aged man and five women aged 20 to 35 on May 15, four days after the quake.

They were all from Xichang city in neighbouring Puxiong county, the Nanchang-based Jiangnan City Daily reported.

26 May 2008 - 12:00am

Fund-raiser for Sichuan animals strikes serious note after quake

Although it was supposed to be a fun event to raise cash for Animals Asia Foundation's China Bear Rescue project on Tuesday night at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental, founder Jill Robinson couldn't hide her concern about their moon bears sanctuary in Sichuan - also home to the famous Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reserve - following the earthquake on Monday.

15 May 2008 - 12:00am

Mix-and-match animal rivals make losing fun

Product: Impossible Creatures Developer: Relic Entertainment/Microsoft Web site: www.microsoft.com/games/ impossiblecreatures Pros: Creative, new real-time strategy with a twist Cons: Not enough players online Price: HK$250

1 Apr 2003 - 12:00am

Joystick designed to attack 3D games

A joystick developed in Australia and the United States for three-dimensional computer games comes out in Hong Kong this month.

SpaceOrb 360 has been developed especially for games such as Quake, Doom and Descent, exclusively for the PC platform, according to local distributor Turbo Channel.

23 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Sequel will run and run

Marathon 2: Durandal from Bungie Software is the sequel to last year's coolest action game, Marathon.

You will be surrounded by all the old adversaries from the first edition, and there are few new ones too. Fortunately, you are well enough armed to face them.

5 May 1996 - 12:00am