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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    The US$4.25m California desert home the Obamas are thought to be buying

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:04pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Family thought to be buying in southern California 'playground of the presidents' A US$4.25m desert homefit for the Obamas US President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, could be the owners of a US$4.25 million home in the southern California desert community of Rancho Mirage before the month is out. The first family is believed ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - REVIEW


    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 05:10pm by Sam Olluver

    ... of the desert- no sanctimonious smooth edges here; Jacqueline Dark (Herodias) impressed with subtle reflections of both her weakness and power; and Jason Wickson fired up the opening with command ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Tribal pursuit

    Posted Oct 11th 2014, 10:09pm by TOM CARTER

    ... an elusive Muslim tribe in the deserts of Gujarat state. Our long, hot journey takes us through a colourful constellation of villages, each home to a different tribe; some welcoming, some ... hamlet in Banni is home to a different tribe: Gharacia, Ahir, Harijan, Rabari, Vadha, Lohar … Like scattered pearls, they are separated by vast expanses of desert. Each tribe is distinguished ...

  4. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Islamic State captures Iraqi army base despite US-led air strikes

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by WASHPOST

    ... by desertions, corruption and a collapse in morale. "We don't have any leadership," complained one officer who fled the base near Hit on Monday. "We could have kept our base with some ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    A moving experience

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... dinner. As the night draws in, we rumble on at about 50km/h through the stark scenery of the Karoo- the "land of thirst"; semi-desert and low scrub that covers large parts ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books/audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Desert God by Wilbur Smith (read by Mike Grady) HarperCollins(audiobook) It is 50 years since Wilbur Smith, now 81 years old, first unleashed When the Lion Feeds on an unsuspecting world. Smith's novels haven't changed much in the interim, if Desert God is anything to go by. The fifth of his "Egyptian novels", it whisks up a potent brew of sex, ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine - DESIGN

    Pure magic

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by CHARMAIN CHAN

    ... creative. I love the Iranian desert colours that reflect greys, blues and bleached white at dawn.” Zabihi’s peripatetic childhood installed a wanderlust that led her to a two-year volunteer posting, ...

  8. Business - Commodities - DEBT

    Mongolian miner SouthGobi seeks financing as debt default looms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in New York Miner SouthGobi seeks financingas default looms Mongolian coal miner SouthGobi Resources is seeking additional financing to avoid a default on US$250 million in debt, hurt by low prices and weaker-than-expected demand from Chinese buyers. Based on forecasts for this year, SouthGobi will not have enough cash flow to meet obligations including interest ...

  9. News - World - Ebola

    Obama cancels trip, meets officials after second Ebola case confirmed in Texas

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 09:04am by Reuters and Associated Press in Dallas and Kingston, Jamaica

    ... hazardous waste “as it piled to the ceiling”. “The nurses strongly feel unsupported, unprepared, lied to, and deserted to handle the situation on their own,” the statement said. The hospital said ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Barriers are removed but protesters say they are here to stay

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by Staff Reporters

    ... Kong Island. Timmy Sung Couple in wedding dash to City Hall after turning up at wrong venue The couple emerged from the deserted Queensway outside the Lippo Centre at about 11am as hundreds ...




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