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Yacht found off Tonga held HK$930m cocaine haul and a body

A yacht that washed up on a deserted tropical island in the South Pacific with a badly decomposed body on board was carrying more than 200kg of cocaine worth up to US$120 million, police said yesterday.

Saturday, 17 November, 2012, 2:22am

Who said it?

Never has qualification tasted as bitter as this.

France coach Marc Lievremont after his team lost to Tonga in the Rugby World Cup yesterday but still got through to the quarter-finals

It's too early to say we are running out of funding

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

The buck stops here

The look is pure Los Angeles, from the bandannas and baggy shorts to the baseball caps and booming ghetto blaster.

8 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Islanders have talent to burn

Tongans may lack the pedigree of their Pacific neighbours but they should be handled with care

Tongans have featured heavily in the history of international sevens, most notably through the efforts of Jonah Lomu and Roy Kinikinilau.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am


The Crown Prince of Tonga - mambo dancer, military buff and technology whizz - joined a dinner hosted by the gorgeous Sophia Harilela at the Foreign Correspondents' Club this week.

13 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Americans the largest donors of foreign aid

In engaging in a debate about irrelevant TV programming, Tony Mellow (South China Morning Post, September 25) closed his rather antagonistic letter by pointedly accusing all Americans of being at fault in the World Trade Centre bombings.

30 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Revolutionary 'Che' needed to tackle game's powerbase

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara would have been proud of Argentina.

A little-known fact about the Argentine-born Marxist guerilla, who became a legend in Cuba, was that he played rugby in his younger days.

Argentina, who still steadfastly cling to amateurism as in the days of Che, have proudly carried the banner of the lesser-fancied teams at this World Cup.

25 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

SAR fall to Tonga in opener

Hong Kong lost to Tonga in their opening match of the World Championship - but have a chance to gain quick revenge.

Unknown quantity Tonga proved too strong for the SAR in a 57-32 victory yesterday in Auckland, New Zealand.

22 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Character-building debut for inexperienced China

CHINA continued to make slow but steady progress up the steep learning curve of international rugby yesterday, but they go into today's bowl competition still searching for their first victory of the tournament.

Having been walloped 69-0 by Samoa in their opening match on Friday night, the Chinese camp expressed the view that 'things could only get better'.

29 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Reserve troops fill breach for injury-hit HK

Hong Kong's pool platoon, who played a significant role in the territory's progress to the Plate final, were unable to deliver in the crunch game against Tonga.

24 Mar 1997 - 12:00am