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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ARTS

    Precious Afghanistan heritage reclaimed

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... Sue Green A Melbourne exhibition of Afghan treasures is a remarkable affirmation of a troubled land's ancient culture and a tribute to the people who saved them, writes Sue Green ... it and by the time it was abandoned because of the impending US invasion he had found more gold objects than in the tomb of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun. Some years later, while Hiebert was researching his ...

  2. Reporters see new level of censorship

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... and wrote Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory, was wary of comparisons between Egypt's jasmine revolution and reports of a copycat in China. 'In Egypt, you had ... 'These were the folks that had enough pull to get the military on their side, which was a key thing in Egypt. In China... it is still a place where the educated and middle class have power ...

  3. The fragility of autocrats

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines How stable and confident is a nation that prevents internet users searching for the words 'Egypt' and 'Tunisia'? In democracies, no one feels the need ... in 1995; 14 years later, the figure is estimated to be over 90,000. The reality is that protests are taking place throughout the nation, as they were indeed in Egypt before the upheaval triggered ...

  4. travel

    Posted Jun 05th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 Which country attracted the most visitors in 2004? 2 What unit of currency is used in Egypt, Cyprus and Syria? 3 According to the World Tourism Organisation, how ... of the ancient world are still standing? 10 Which four United States presidents feature on Mount Rushmore? Solution: 1 France (75 million) 2 Pound 3 80km 4 Venice 5 Florence 6 Buckingham Palace ...

  5. Libya a reminder that citizens must come first

    Posted Mar 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the wave of pro-democracy protests sweeping North Africa and the Middle East to make them register. Unlike in Tunisia and Egypt, Gaddafi responded with violence, sending in soldiers ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - ARCHAEOLOGY

    Hong Kong robot reveals mysterious yellow orbs at ancient Mexican temple

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... reveals the lost secrets of ancient temple Under the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Mexico lay a tunnel not seen by people in more than 1,800 years. Damp, dark, filled with debris, and deliberately sealed by its creators, the passageway was thought to house the remains of the rulers of the ancient city of Teotihuacan. A robot that recently explored the tunnel found three secret ...

  7. News - World

    Scientist told not to use Hobbit name

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in London

    ... they were "a little people, about half our height". But a New Zealand scientist planning an event about the species has been banned from describing the ancient people ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - CHINA

    The discontent beneath the surface

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... China The End of the Chinese Dream: Why Chinese People Fear the Future by Gerard LemosYale University Press 2 and a half stars Chow Chung-yan As a visiting professor to Chongqing between 2006 and 2010, Lemos had the opportunity to mingle with ordinary res ...

  9. Hu garners good reviews for stopover in Chicago

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Chicago President Hu Jintao was in Chicago for less than 24 hours but his choice of the Midwestern city as a second stop appeared to have hit the right note with Americans. In the national news cycle, Hu's visit to Chicago has receded f ...

  10. Mainland to share its ping-pong power

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Some are calling it the new 'ping-pong diplomacy'. The mainland is building a table tennis institute to train potential competitors from other countries following mounting complaints that it is monopolising the sport's world champ ...




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