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  1. News - World - DRUGS

    New York hits 10-year high in unintentional heroin overdoses

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:10pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post in New York Deaths from heroin soar in New York The number of deaths from unintentional heroin overdoses in New York last year was the highest in a decade, according to data released last week by the city's health officials. The figures reflect a pair of national epidemics operating in tandem. There is a surge in heroin use across the United States, which ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - MUSIC

    Blue Notes by Robin Lynam

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Robin Lynam

    ... who idolised Charlie Parker regarded heroin addiction as a badge of honour. Saxophonist Sonny Rollins, one of many who went through a junkie phase, cites Brown as an inspiration to stay clean. ... in 1950, but probably from the effects of his heroin addiction. "Brownie", as he was known, made his first recordings in 1952 with singer Chris Powell, and fortunately from ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind, film: A Town Like Alice, directed by Jack Lee (1956)

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by James Kidd

    ... and an imagined place that soothes the mind of our heroine, the philanthropic heiress Jean Paget (McKenna). Finally, there is a doubling in realpolitik: the end of British-colonised Malaya ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind album: Sad But True, by Tex, Don & Charlie (1993)

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by Mathew Scott

    ... with a stash of heroin in a suitcase. Malaysia had only recently amped up the punishment for such crimes, and the drama lasted through conviction, then appeal, and then beyond. Pleas for clemency were ...

  5. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Supercouple Jolie and Pitt finally tie the knot

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:50am by AP

    ... in a mental institution in 1999's Girl, Interrupted. She has since played everything from a fairy tale villain (Maleficent) to a sexy video game heroine (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) to the widow ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Jackie Chan's son Jaycee faces being 'detained for six months'

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by WU NAN, Vivienne Chow

    ... son. Mainland criminal law defines the making, smuggling and dealing of drugs, especially opium, heroin and methamphetamine, as severe offences. Depending on the amount of drugs involved, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - THE MIND

    No truth at all in movie Lucy's capacity to thrill

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Movie featuring Scarlett Johansson's Lucy perpetuates myth we only use 10pc of our brain No truth at all in brainy heroine's capacity to thrill Scarlett Johansson's character of Lucy, in the eponymous hit film now showing in Hong Kong cinemas, has such a highly functioning brain that she develops telepathy and telekinesis. When Lucy is accidentally ...

  8. News - China - DRUGS

    Actor Gao Hu latest Chinese celebrity to face drugs charges

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 07:21pm by AP

    ... general of the Public Security Ministry’s Narcotics Control Bureau, said last year that while most users of heroin and opium are peasants and unemployed people, the users of newer drugs ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: John Weiley

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Robby Nimmo

    ... of someone else who'd got on heroin and think, "Not another one …" CASTING CALL I've worked with directors who couldn't direct traffic and I've worked with some amazing ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Ballerina Nina Ananiashvili brings her vision of Don Quixote to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:44am by Natasha Rogai

    ... Kitri, Don Quixote 's feisty heroine, was one of her signature roles. Packed with comedy and spectacular dancing, this is a ballet everybody loves. "It's exciting, there's ...




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