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  1. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Cambodia's killing fields: the 'story' becomes history

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 02:50am by AFP

    ... of the killing fields now history Pointing at photographs of two former Khmer Rouge leaders a day after they were sentenced to life in jail, history teacher Ung Ratha asks his students whether justice ... when Ratha shows them skulls from execution sites, before turning to the first convictions of top ex-leaders to bring this gruesome period of history up to date. On Thursday, Cambodia's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1570843/cambodias-killing-fields-story-becomes-history
  2. Magazines - Style - INSIDE SCOOP

    Baccarat celebrates 250 years of history

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 10:33pm by EILEEN LIU

    ... Eileen Liu Exciting chapter Luxury crystal brand Baccarat is celebrating its 250th anniversary with a special book. From the extravagant Charles X pitcher in 1828, presented to the king on his visit to the factory, to the Unicef Crystal Snowflake sparklin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/article/1562777/baccarat-celebrates-250-years-history
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese girl accused of beheading friend has history of violence

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:36am by AP

    ... Kyodo in Sasebo Japanese girl accused of beheading friend revealed violent streak before Alleged killer has troubled past Schoolteachers and other associates of a Japanese schoolgirl accused of the "dissection" murder of a classmate are engaged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1563720/japanese-girl-accused-beheading-friend-has-history-violence
  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    ‘President Xi Jinping seeks his place in history – among the party greats’

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 11:37pm by Keith Zhai

    ... Keith Zhai keith.zhai@scmp.com President wants anti-graft drive to cement legacy and revive the Communist Party, princelings say 'Xi seeks his place in history- among the party ... with probe into Zhou: analyst "Xi is inspired to claim his own place in history as one of the party greats. To achieve this, he needs to consolidate power and weaken the resistance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1563061/president-xi-jinping-seeks-place-history-alongside-deng-xiaoping-say
  5. Sport

    China’s Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 11:11am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Ji Cheng assumes a special place in Tour de France history Chinese rider Ji Cheng said he wants to get away from cycling for a while after completing the Tour ... sick or anything.” Having made history as the first Chinese rider to compete in the Tour, Ji said he hopes to be a pioneer for his countrymen, but said it will take more than just him to change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1561014/chinas-ji-cheng-assumes-special-place-tour-de-france-history
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Tai O's private heritage museum will be history in just two years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... museum will be history in 2 years Time is running out for one of the city's handful of private museums, which is set to close in the next couple of years after the building owner applied ... at the Heritage Museum and I refused," she recalled. "Tai O things have to stay in Tai O to keep their life and history. A Tai O shan dau put in a Sha Tin museum would be nothing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556869/tai-os-private-heritage-museum-will-be-history-just-two-years
  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    London's National Gallery explores sources and varieties of colour in the history of painting

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay A London exhibition opens our eyes to the amazing variety of pigments in the history of painting, writes Victoria Finlay For the love of colour In 2008 British artist Roger ... Finlay is the author of A Brilliant History of Colour in Art, which will be published by the Getty Museum in the US in November. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1556123/londons-national-gallery-explores-sources-and-varieties
  8. News - World - AIR SAFETY

    Timeline: The tragic history of civilian airliners shot down since the cold war

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 09:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy, here are some cases of civilian airliners being shot down by armed forces since the end of the second world war. Cathay Pacific VR-HEU, July 23, 1954. Chinese PLA Air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556036/timeline-tragic-history-civilian-airliner-shootdown-incidents
  9. Sport - Rugby

    A hop, skip and numerous jumps ahead of biggest game in HK history

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:39pm by Andy Hall

    ... in Hong Kong 15s rugby history. The August 2 Rugby World Cup repêchage game in Uruguay is, without question, a huge challenge. It is truly a “test” match, and as we look ahead to arguably our ... this is not ideal preparation for the biggest game in our history. Our time together has also been limited by player-commitments, such as pre-planned holidays, family time, work and the Hong Kong national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1554912/hop-skip-and-numerous-jumps-ahead-biggest-game-hk-history
  10. Comment - Blogs

    Making history, one Chinese government official at a time

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:04pm by Jesse Appell

    ... Jesse Appell I do not want to brag, but I believe that I have made history. On July 1st, at exactly 7:32 PM, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Wuhan, a Chinese government official laughed, and I caused it. If I might, let us rewind and review the process that led to this remarkable occurrence and the environment in which it took place. Towards the end of June, I received an invitation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1554808/making-history-one-chinese-government-official-time

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