Issue: June 07, 2011   (Archive)
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Work break along beach led to discovery
Johnny Begue had no idea as he wandered along the shore he would stumble across a piece of plane wreckage that would draw the eyes of the world to his tiny island home.

Debris on Indian Ocean island fuels hopes on missing MH370
Investigators scrambled to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fueling hopes one of aviation's greatest enigmas may finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370.

Threats for Breast case magistrate
A deputy magistrate said he was "threatened" after convicting a protester who used her breasts to bump into a police officer, as he sentenced her to prison for three and a half months.

Deans in call to respect principles
The deans of all 10 HKU faculties have issued a rare joint statement urging the council to respect academic freedom and institutional autonomy as "the absolute bedrock" of higher education.

Seoul doors open with giveaways
The Korea Tourism Organization and an online travel agent are jointly offering discounts on tour packages following the "effective end" to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak in Seoul.

Surgeon hurt in chaos discharged
University of Hong Kong council member Lo Chung-mau was yesterday discharged from Queen Mary Hospital, two days after he fell to the floor clutching his right knee during a chaotic council meeting.

Breakthrough in flu forecasting
Hong Kong and US scientists say they have developed the first computer modeling systems able to forecast the intensity and severity of flu epidemics three weeks in advance of the actual peak, with accuracy of about 93 percent.

Woman loses head in lift horror
A young woman in Hangzhou city was decapitated yesterday when a lift she was entering took off, trapping her head between the lift doors with her body outside.

Assurance for pregnant resident in lead scare
A pregnant woman's blood lead level could be cut in half once she starts drinking non-lead- contaminated water, a Hospital Authority official says.

Tests show Japanese delicacies in the raw
Four samples of sushi and sashimi have two to three times the acceptable bacterial count that may lead to food poisoning, according to the Centre for Food Safety.

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