Disfigured worker's face transplant hailed as life-saving milestone

The patient after his transplant surgery. Photo: AFP

Polish doctors carried out the world's first life-saving face transplant, the medical centre said, weeks after the 33-year-old recipient was disfigured by a machine in a workplace accident.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 3:14am

Freezing, miserable spring for Europe and parts of America

A farmer rescues a sheep trapped in a snowdrift in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Photo: Reuters

Freak blizzards and freezing weather over the first few days of spring in Europe and parts of the United States caused fatal cases of hypothermia, power outages and transport chaos.

28 Mar 2013 - 3:22am

Briefs, January 17, 2013

Rescuers search for survivors in Alexandria, Egypt. Photo: EPA

Dozens killed in wave of violence in Iraq

17 Jan 2013 - 4:10am

Vandal throws paint over Black Madonna of Czestochowa

The revered Black Madonna of Czestochowa. Photo: AFP

Polish police detained a 58-year-old man after he threw vials of black paint at the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, an ancient Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary believed to work miracles.

A pane of glass over the painting protected it from any damage during the incident on Sunday, local police spokeswoman Joanna Lazar said.

11 Dec 2012 - 3:36am

Europe rights court condemns Poland in abortion rape case

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned Poland for the inhumane and degrading treatment of a 14-year-old rape victim whom the authorities tried to stop having an abortion.

31 Oct 2012 - 10:18am

Oldest Auschwitz survivor dies at 108

The oldest known survivor of the Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Antoni Dobrowolski, has died at the age of 108.

Adam Cyra, who works at the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and museum, said Dobrowolski died in the town of Debno, northwest Poland.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:31am

Nerves fray and cracks appear in Polish generosity

Gifting the Greeks a bailout in the opening game induced a new gait in the Polska faithful as they exited the National Stadium and made their way over the Poniatowski Bridge to the Fan Zone - the Warsaw Wobble.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Polish president pushes trade deals and closer ties during Beijing visit

Chinese investment in Poland has been rapidly growing and the visit of President Bronislaw Komorowski to Beijing this week is bringing new deals.

One major Chinese investment in Poland scheduled to be signed during the Polish leader's visit is Liugong Machinery's acquisition of a Polish heavy machinery company.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Famous Warsaw Boys Choir alto their schedule to give a free Christmas concert

It didn't take long for the newly registered Polish Chamber of Commerce to get active. It officially came into existence at the end of October and right away it invited the famous Warsaw Boys Choir and the Camerata Vistula Quintet to make a detour from their Shanghai tour for a free Christmas concert in Hong Kong.

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Primitive Contemporary II: No Money for Art vs No Time for Art

Stop-motion video art examination of time, money and art in different regions by local artists syan (aka MC Yan), Clara Cheung, Martin Cheung, Gum Cheng Yee-man (including Restart With The Water, above) and Poland's Karolina Matea, Natalia Turczynska and Ewa Graniak-Wosinek. An October Contemporary exhibition.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Young Leung graduates with high marks

Hong Kong's Leung Ho-tsun bid farewell to his career as a junior on a high note by winning the RS:X Youth World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand, yesterday.

19 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Wong shows rust on his return to track

Hong Kong's Wong Kam-po finished seventh in the points race at the World Cup Classic in Beijing last night.

Racing in his first major track competition since the Beijing Olympics, Wong was heading for the runners-up spot until he was lapped, leaving him in seventh place on four points.

17 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Walesa denies police-spy claim

Former Solidarity trade union leader Lech Walesa has hit back angrily at claims in a new book that he helped Poland's loathed secret police during the country's communist era.

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

China far from ready after shock defeat to Poland

Beijing's motto for next year's Olympics is 'We Are Ready' but this was clearly not the case with the China women's volleyball team as the Olympic champions suffered a rare defeat in Hong Kong yesterday.

The crowd favourites blew a 2-0 lead before losing to Poland 3-2 in the HK Health Check FIVB World Grand Prix played before a crowd of 11,000 fans at Hong Kong Coliseum.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Poland's short journey from a Soviet basket-case economy to rising Slavonic tiger seems little short of miraculous. Fifteen years ago, tired Trabants and Ladas lolled around the grey, dimly lit, potholed streets. Now, Mercedes-Benzes and Volkwagens speed along well-kept roads lined with advertising hoardings offering all the consumer riches of a modern, capitalist Poland.

21 Sep 2004 - 12:00am