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  1. Old warrior declares war on language education's slackers

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... and moral education. The Virginia Military Institute is the oldest state armed forces college in the United States and has a reputation for offering a sparse, physically demanding environment ... May Chan Chan Shu-kit has declared war on the education system, saying teachers should be trained as though they are in the army. Irritated by sloppy English and Cantonese pronunciation, ...

  2. Fresh interest in female soldiers after parade

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... being.' The China News Service report said all applicants must be at least 160cm tall and pass a series of tests administered by the Education, Public Security and Health ministries ...

  3. Enemies of the state

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... by police and investigating agencies. Last month, during the annual festival of Eid ul-Fitr, clerics in many centres called on Muslims to unite against 'oppression and injustice' ... a Hindu terrorist group was behind the explosion and launched a protest demanding a fair investigation. 'Muslims die in blasts, yet they are suspects. Innocent educated Muslims are being ...

  4. Unite now to plan post-Assad future

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the state television headquarters in Damascus on Monday and the killing last month of four of Assad's top security officials, his brother-in-law Assef Shawkat among them, showed further cracks ...

  5. Sino-US gun running ring foiled

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their origin in order to export them to China, and the firearms were all listed on the US Munitions List and barred from export without a licence issued by the US State Department. The case has thrown ...

  6. United effort the only hope for a brighter Iraq

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The US, its staunch ally Britain and a rag-tag coalition of supporters went to war against Iraq in the name of terrorism. Five years later, the world is far more unsafe and the much-voiced challenge of bringing peace and stability to Iraq and the Middle E ...

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    Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling over Iranian and Syrian arsenals

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are not on the same page politically, but when it comes to Syria's chemical weapons and Iran's nuclear programme, they are rea ...

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    US culture to blame for gun violence

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by BARRY WEISBERG

    ... There are an estimated 270million civilian guns in the US- or 88.8 guns per 100 people. With each state having their own, individual gun control laws, effective gun control is impossible. Yet, despite these two ...

  9. Only the United Nations can bring peace to Iraq

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United States' call for international help to bring stability to Iraq is welcome acknowledgment after five months of escalating, factious violence that its efforts have been inadequate. Only the United Nations can provide a remedy, but it should do so only with the understanding that it has complete control of peacekeeping and reconstruction operations. ...

  10. US throws stones in its own glass house

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton took aim at China this week, saying Asia needs greater political freedom. Democracies, she says, are more stable, ... of Ethiopia systematically suppresses all opposition. But bordered by failed states like Sudan (now divided into North and South) and Somalia, Meles runs a relatively tight ship that has received more ...




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