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  1. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: World Order, by Henry Kissinger

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by David Wilson

    ... for the US to play a passive role, according to Kissinger, who highlights the threat posed by suicide terrorism and multiplying weapons of mass destruction. "If order cannot be established, vast ...

  2. News - World

    FBI director James Comey criticises Google, Apple for encrypting phones

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AP

    ... themselves beyond the law's reach. Comey cited child-kidnapping and terrorism cases as two examples of situations where quick access by authorities to information on mobile phones could save ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHTS

    EOC move to redefine marital status is too drastic a change

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 10:30am by ROBIN CHEUNG

    ... education for the young. It proposes to change the present definition of marital status, or marriage, from that of the traditional formally registered union between a man and a woman to one ... to harassment. How can schools hold their own when facing growing problems of promiscuity and teenage pregnancy under a new legal definition of marital status? The EOC's own study on discrimination ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Wittgenstein Jr, by Lars Iyer

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by GDN

    ... Tibor Fischer Wittgenstein Jr by Lars Iyer Melville House 2.5 stars Tibor Fischer Wittgenstein Jr is an odd novel, but it is definitely meant to be odd. A lecturer in philosophy, Lars Iyer's comic invention and leanness in his previous works, Spurious, Dogma and Exodus, have invited repeated comparisons with Samuel Beckett. Wittgenstein Jr is about a Wittgenstein-wannabe, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Inner Enemies of Democracy, by Tzvetan Todorov

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by David Wilson

    ... peace is neither religious extremism nor cross-border terrorism: the real threat is modern devotees of democracy, writes Todorov, whose concern for real human rights was shaped by growing up ... for the Iraqi side … a plausible figure is 450,000 people, a ratio of 100 to 1," Todorov writes, adding that tribal tension and terror attacks still dog Iraq. Would-be preventive wars ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - AMERICA

    Book review: An American Odyssey, by Marc Walter and Sabine Arque

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... definition, "America" stretches from New York City in the east, to the Wild West and Pacific coast in the west, and from Montreal in the north to Cuba and the Bahamas in the south. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Ian McEwan pits religion against the law in new novel

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Desmond O'Grady

    ... and fanatical terrorism, but it is limited by the feeling that McEwan is working to a brief. thereview@scmp.com ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    YouTube's top celebrities draw packed houses of adoring admirers at FanFests throughout Asia

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:07pm by Scott Murphy

    ... Nobody, not even the YouTube celebrities themselves, seems to have a definitive answer as to why some personalities who post videos on the site become so super popular (Oakley's offhanded ... definitely the live event of the future." The YouTube FanFest made its debut in Seoul last Friday; local guitar prodigy Sungha Jung and singer Megan Lee performed alongside South Korean make-up ...

  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Nostalgia rules at Milan Fashion Week

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:14am by Francesca Fearon

    ... also riffing on this theme, this look definitely has legs next summer. Rodolfo Paglialunga made his debut at Jil Sander. The former Vionnet designer has big shoes to fill, following Sander ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Personal, by Lee Child

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Guy Haydon

    ... bluntly: "Definitely not Tom Cruise; he's too short." Later, in a volte-face, he said it would be impossible to find a suitable bankable actor who resembled Reacher. After Cruise ...




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