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  1. Fallibility of the father of a nation

    Posted Sep 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it's easier to emulate them,' he says. 'If even Gandhi failed to sort out this situation in his family, it makes us feel that even we, with all our weaknesses, can try to emulate ...

  2. Hidden away

    Posted Sep 18th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... a case she had two years ago which typifies the problems social workers face. 'The sister of a young man asked us for help. Her brother had stopped talking to his family and stopped bathing. ...

  3. From treks, skis to tricks, sleaze

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Mian Ridge

    ... to earn enough to raise the living standard of their entire, extended family, is not easily passed up. 'It's like an economic door that has opened up, all over the country,' he ...

  4. Latecomer Burger King opens first China shop

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... or number of outlets in China. While the target market worldwide is people between 18 and 34, in China they will appeal to children. 'Most families have one child,' said Steve Desutter, ...

  5. Power of positive thinking

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... has two master's degrees to his name. What they don't necessarily realise is that family circumstances meant he had to leave school when he was 13, with only a rudimentary knowledge of written Chinese and just a few words of English. 'Back then, the education system was not like today,' said Mr Kwan, 45. 'I came from a poor family. My parents were only factory ...

  6. Murky waters

    Posted Oct 07th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... in Melbourne, Australia, received a missing persons report about Angelo Romeo, 51. Romeo was a successful restaurateur and fish wholesaler and his family had become worried when he didn't answer his phone after his van was discovered in a suburban street with the keys still in the ignition. After calling the police, a family member drove the vehicle back to Romeo's factory, ...

  7. Beating bans

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the family. Wang has an impish humour; another chapter, 'State security is a glove', reads in Chinese as 'State security is a condom', playing on the Chinese word for condom, ... and video market. Most Chinese, living with their families in cramped housing, have few opportunities to watch or read such material. Even though the government largely ignores the trade in illegal ...

  8. Winning formula

    Posted Dec 11th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Although the show focuses on crime, there is also family drama as the highly competitive siblings learn to work together. Like the hit show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the plots in Numb3rs ... was a risk. Viewers may like their crime and family spats, but beyond the movie successes of A Beautiful Mind and the independent hit Pi, it's rare that plot elements such as the Riemann ...

  9. Keeping alive the spirit of Yue opera

    Posted Sep 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be able to sing, dance, act and master martial arts. The opera is accompanied by traditional Chinese musical instruments and mostly tells family or love stories, because it has a tender style ...

  10. Who was Steve Irwin?

    Posted Sep 17th 2006, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... to the family zoo. He changed the park's name to Australia Zoo after taking over in 1991, the year he first appeared on TV, in a one-off wildlife special. In 1992, he met his future wife, American ...




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