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  1. Climate change

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Tony Henderson

    ... That is now being addressed by two Bangladeshis who deserve to be better known outside and inside their country. Atiq Rahman and Saleemul Huq are not as well known as Al Gore, but all are linked to climate change studies- Mr Gore by bringing the issue into the public domain and the two Bangladeshis by their early recognition of what was coming and by pushing their research deeper ...

  2. The Assault on Reason

    Posted Jul 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Richard J. Havis The Assault on Reason by Al Gore Penguin Press, HK$208 Ever wondered why 50 per cent of the American population voted for George W. Bush in two successive presidential elections? According to The Assault on Reason, the latest book by Al Gore, it's because the US news media has become so facile that Americans no longer have access to the information they need ...

  3. Capitalism is an inevitable byproduct of democracy

    Posted Sep 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... on differences in talent, industriousness and fortune. The two value systems have been the reigning philosophies in two different spheres of life.' Al Gore, Former US vice-president, The Assault on Reason, p83 Another politician who doesn't geddit. I've yet to run across a full-time one who does. A friend recently recommended Al Gore's latest book (Al's pumping them out ...

  4. heroes & villains

    Posted Dec 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on Chechen separatists and of training al-Qaeda terrorists. He said he was motivated by patriotism, announcing in one interview: 'I believe Russia will rise again and that I will manage ... in 1976. The scheme extends loans to people shunned by conventional banking systems- even beggars get loans- and is so successful it has been copied in developing countries around the world. Al ...

  5. Gore urges forceful HK pollution fight

    Posted Sep 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of freedom and prosperity, former US vice-president Al Gore said in the city yesterday. The politician turned environmentalist also urged Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to be 'forceful' in his Action Blue Sky initiative and to consider linking it to a global Action Blue Sky campaign Mr Gore has advocated. However, he admitted that Mr Tsang's task was difficult, while ...

  6. Political learning or leaning?

    Posted Sep 01st 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... with Carrie Chan If you want to meet 'the former next president of the United States'- a self-mocking title used by Al Gore during public speeches- you must first state your ... leaning', but we thought we better ask. Would communists be ousted from interview sessions? The vague answer from the organiser was: 'Al Gore just thought it would be a good idea to understand ...

  7. Bush starts to sound like Gore, but energy can't take Iraq off centre stage

    Posted Jan 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Washington It was no small irony that President Bush seemed to be channelling Al Gore on energy policies on the very day that Mr Gore's documentary film on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, was nominated for an Oscar. After several years of using war and terror as the defining themes of his State of the Union message, the president who came to office ...

  8. News - World - SOMALIA

    Al-Shabab suicide bombers attack presidential palace in Somalia

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:37pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mogadishu Prime minister and president absent as attackers penetrate fortified complex Al-Shabab suicide bombers hit palace Islamist al-Shabab rebels carried out ... believed to have been suicide vests. They detonated themselves." An al-Shabab spokesman confirmed that the group was behind the attack, and claimed their commandos had managed to seize ...

  9. News - World

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: radical Islam’s mystery man unmasked

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:33pm by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian in Baghdad Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has revealed himself, and only added to Iraq's worsening nightmare No more ifs from the caliph For a man so mysterious that there are only two known photographs of him, it was a brazen public debut. The most wanted man in the Middle East, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is also one of the most elusive, an evanescent figure behind ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s President Sisi wishes Al-Jazeera journalists had not faced court

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Sisi wishes journalists' trial had not happened Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said he wished three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists including ... The June 23 sentencing had had a "very negative effect," Sisi conceded to Egyptian editors during a round-table discussion, according to the mass circulation daily Al-Masry Al ...




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