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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Muslim extremist killers of British soldier Lee Rigby sentenced to life in prison

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 02:01pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... minimum sentence for brutal murder of off-duty soldier in London street A Muslim extremist was jailed for life and his accomplice for a 45 years on Wednesday for hacking British soldier Lee Rigby ... to Islam, said they had attacked the off-duty soldier to avenge the deaths of Muslims at the hands of British troops. Minutes before the sentencing, Adebolajo started shouting “Allahu akbar” ...

  2. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: The Hundred-year Old Man Who Climbed Out of The Window and Disappeared

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by YVONNE TEH

    ... including Hong Kong, the darkly comic tale of a centenarian who has led a Forrest Gump-like life has broad appeal. So it was just a matter of time before a film adaptation came along, and Felix Herngren's cinematic take on the tale was released on Christmas Day 2013 in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Fans of the book will flock to watch the film, but even those unfamiliar with Jonasson's ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by Richard James Havis

    ... after the first film. The Viking village that once fought with dragons is full of them; the beasts have integrated themselves into daily life as friends, colleagues and workers. It's an idyllic setting which even features a dragon racing competition that is, like so many competitions in recent fantasy films, reminiscent of Harry Potter's quidditch. Hiccup (voiced by Jay ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs

    Smartphone vs film: Two Hong Kong photographers go head-to-head

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by Tessa Chan

    ... THE ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHER One of the things Luke Casey loves most about shooting on film is the element of suspense. “The excitement I get when I process film and see the images for the first time ... amazing analogue cameras in the Champagne Court in Tsim Sha Tsui. Start with a 35mm camera as the film is cheap and you get a lot of shots for your money. When you are a bit more confident, ...

  5. Magazines - 48hrs

    Karen Mok Man-wai's mind-bending new film hitting Hong Kong cinemas

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... really expensive." Mok's music career is not the only reason that she's been spending the majority of her year on the mainland. Her new film The Great Hypnotist, which is set to open in Hong Kong cinemas on July 17, was released there in late April. A mainland production directed by Taiwan's Leste Chen, the film represents a return to his early roots: he made his ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    ‘Irresponsible’ British PM Cameron slammed for not standing up for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:36pm by Patrick Boehler and Jeffie Lam

    ... under fire for avoiding autonomy issue British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under fire for skirting the heated debate over Hong Kong’s autonomy by prioritising Britain’s economic ties ... to the central government’s authority. That sparked concerns that the high degree of autonomy, guaranteed to Hong Kong in the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984 and the Basic Law, was at risk. ...

  7. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    One for the ages: Transformers film breaks mainland box office records

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 03:45am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Movie's 600m yuan in sales comes after film official warns about Hollywood's dominance Transformers sets opening weekend record Michael Bay's ... smash follows a warning by a top state film official that cinemas should not focus too much on Hollywood fare, as home-grown productions might suffer. Age of Extinction took in 188 million yuan ...

  8. News - World - MEDIA: ANALYSIS

    James Murdoch stands to win in proposed Time Warner deal

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by GDN

    ... Murdoch's career seemed all but over, derailed by his pivotal role in the British phone hacking scandal that shook the foundations of his father Rupert's media empire. This week his comeback ... but the question the Time Warner deal throws up is which of his sons will be his successor. A deal to buy Time Warner's TV and film assets plays to James's strengths: at 28 he ran Fox-owned Asian ...

  9. News - World - AUCTION

    1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sells for record US$9.4m

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:02pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York The rarest of rare stamps sells for record US$9.5m A one-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has become the world's most valuable stamp, again. The 1856 British Guiana One-Cent Magenta sold on Tuesday at auction in New York for US$9.5 million, Sotheby's said. It was the fourth time the stamp had set ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China to consider British help on tunnel in exchange for role in rail and energy projects

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... to consider British aid on tunnel China might allow Britain to take part in the construction of a large undersea tunnel in exchange for a role in its high-speed railway and nuclear power projects, ... Group and a senior scientific adviser to the government on high-speed railway projects, said British representatives had gone to China to discuss cooperation in the construction of the 123km ...




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