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Saina advances, Sindhu, Kashyap crash out

Nov 20 2013, 8:08am CST | by IANS

Hong Kong, Nov 20 (IANS) It was a disastrous day for Indian shuttlers at the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series as all but Saina Nehwal crashed out of the first rounds of the tier-II tournament here Wednesday.

Hong Kong, Nov 20 — It was a disastrous day for Indian shuttlers at the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series as all but Saina Nehwal crashed out of the first rounds of the tier-II tournament here...

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Saina advances, Sindhu, Kashyap crash out

Nov 20 2013, 8:08am CST | by IANS

Hong Kong, Nov 20 (IANS) It was a disastrous day for Indian shuttlers at the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series as all but Saina Nehwal crashed out of the first rounds of the tier-II tournament here Wednesday.

Hong Kong, Nov 20 — It was a disastrous day for Indian shuttlers at the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series as all but Saina Nehwal crashed out of the first rounds of the tier-II tournament here Wednesday.

Seventh seed Saina beat Indonesia's Bellaetrix Manuputty 21-14, 21-16 in 34 minutes to progress to the women's singles second round at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

Saina recorded her third victory in as many matches against the World No.30 and will take on Thai Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, against whom the Hyderabadi has a perfect 6-0 record.

However, it was curtains for all others including Parupalli Kashyap and World Championship bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu.

In the men's singles clash, top Chinese player Zhengming Wang easily overcame Kashyap 21-14, 21-10 in 32 minutes while Malaysian World No.1 and top seed Lee Chong Wei took care of K. Srikanth, winning 21-18, 21-14 in half an hour.

It was a 2013 World Championship women's singles semifinal rematch between two of the rising talents of the world as the two 18-year-olds -- Thai World Champion Ratchanok Intanon and Sindhu -- met for the third time in their careers.

The World No.2 Thai proved too good once again and beat the Indian for the third straight time 21-16, 21-17 in 39 minutes to progress further.

In men's doubles, Russian pair Vladimir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov beat Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy 21-9, 21-15 in 26 minutes while Indonesian top seeds Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan drubbed Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar 21-18, 21-19 in 26 minutes.

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Briton arrested in HK after prostitutes found dead

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British banker arrested over double murder in Hong Kong

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A 29-year-old man is being held following the discovery of two dead women in his flatA 29-year-old British banker has been arrested on suspicion of murder, following the deaths of two women in Hong Kong.Police found the women in a 40-storey apartment block in the Wan Chai district of the city in the early hours of Saturday yesterday morning. One of the women aged between 25 and 30 was found dead at the scene with wounds to her neck and buttock. The ...
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Foreign chefs the new stars in Hong Kong

Oct 30 2014 10:46am CDT | Source: Shanghai Daily

FOREIGN chefs have given Hong Kong more starred restaurants, according to Michelin’s 2015 guide to the southern Chinese city released yesterday. It awards new stars to a host of chefs from abroad, with judges saying the city’s 7 million residents are becoming more adventurous when it comes to food. Frenchman Olivier Elzer’s “Seasons” was handed one star just a few months after opening while “Nur,” ...
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Neen and Bjorn in Hong Kong

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Photos: Pacmania sweeps over Hong Kong

Oct 27 2014 12:13pm CDT | Source: fight news

Photo: Mike Young/Team Pacquiao Superstar Manny Pacquiao was surrounded by huge crowds in Hong Kong’s Statue Square as he traveled there to promote his upcoming fight with New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri. Promoted by Top … Continue reading → ...
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Hong Kong can’t dodge democracy forever

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Ferrari F430 Burns to the Ground in Hong Kong

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A Ferrari F430 has been absolutely destroyed after catching fire while driving on a Hong Kong highway. While details about the incident remain unclear, we know that the Italian supercar caught ablaze out of nowhere without the F430 actually crashing. … Ferrari F4 ...
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Hong Kong: Military Attack strikes for Fownes

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