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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING


    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... a taxi home. It was a minimum-fare ride. The driver sighed, but it was too late. He had made the fatal mistake of letting us enter his car. "I've been waiting here for 45 minutes," he complained. "What does he want us to do, drive around to random places we don't want to go to, until he's happy with the meter?" I asked my wife. We felt bad and gave ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:10am by Mark Peters

    ... it was "reported" on Twitter this year that he had suffered heart failure after a car crash in Germany. In 2004, the Pet Shop Boys composed a soundtrack to The Battleship Potemkin, the 1925 silent movie ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... Olivia Rosenman Olivia Rosenman John Dobson, the inventor of the Dobsonian telescope, would today be celebrating his 99th birthday, were he alive. A self-described "belligerent ... however, he wasn't a student: he scored a job as a librarian thanks to his high school professor, Yang Changji, who considered Mao "intelligent and handsome". While many books have ...

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    Then & now

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Jason Wordie

    ... Kong in 1930 and left in 1933. During his time at HKU, he became heavily involved in clandestine Kuomintang (KMT) political activities, doing undercover intel ligence work  and recruiting ... with full military and civilian honours. He is feted as a national war hero in contemporary Singapore – though mostly forgotten in Hong Kong – and an attractive pagoda-style monument to him ...

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    Reflections: cruel and unusual

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... from AD550 to 559, he murdered and mutilated countless people on a whim. When he suspected his consort, Lady Xue, was having an affair, he cut off her head and hid it in his robes. Later, in the middle of an alcohol-soaked banquet with his officials, he pulled out the head and plonked it on a platter. As if that were not horrifying enough for those present, the emperor then dragged out ...

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    My life: Faye Hung

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm by Bernice Chan

    ... Angeles, Seattle and Blackpool, England. A MATCH MADE IN ITALY In 2003, my partner, who was a bit younger than me, decided he wanted to go back to school. I still wanted to dance, so I decided ... of Italy's "boot"). When I told my parents where I was going, they were OK with it. A COUPLE THAT DANCES TOGETHER … Pietro started ballroom dancing when he was nine, so he's had a lot ...

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    Then & now

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:51pm by Jason Wordie

    ... changed little since. He described “young people giving a creditable imitation of youthful mores totally foreign to them”. Little scope existed for spontaneity – everything was scripted ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:50pm

    ... comment won praise from animal rights group Peta but it wasn’t long ago that he deserted his pet monkey, Mally, after it was denied entry to Germany. Last month Bieber became one ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm

    ... racing. He founded the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in southern California with a fellow equine enthusiast, millionaire businessman Charles S. Howard … Despite having lost his teenage son in a car accident, Howard made his millions pushing motors and was known as the best Buick salesman in the world. Fresh out of the army, he began his career at a San Francisco bicycle repair shop in 1903. ...

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    Reflections: the common touch

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Wee Kek Koon The common touch Earlier this month, Premier Li Keqiang walked 5km to the remote town of Longtoushan, the epicentre of the earthquake in Yunnan that killed more than 600 people. Two months earlier, a local official in Jiangxi hitched a piggyback ride on someone’s back to keep his shoes dry when he visited the site where three children had been swept ...




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