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  1. Disney takes the mickey out of HK with goofy geography

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo It seems Disney is not content to rename parts of Hong Kong- it has just renamed the whole city. Just as the last MTR station before the theme park has been named Yan O, or Sunny Bay, instead of the original namesake for the area, Yam O, whic ...

  2. News - World - PREHISTORY

    Stone Age tools not just from Africa, archaeologists in Armenia find

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 11:40pm by AFP

    ... a period of profound human behavioural and biological change," researcher Simon Blockley, from the Royal Holloway geography department of the University of London, said. Research honed ... the theory held by many archaeologists that such technology came from Africa, then spread to Eurasia as the human population expanded. Experts studied thousands of stone artefacts from the Nor Geghi ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: The Golden Era, a biopic of Zhang Naiying (Xiao Hong), lacks humanity

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 12:14am by Yvonne Teh

    ... complications test the audience's endurance. It's an emotionally distanced effort rather than an involving drama which showcases its protagonist's humanity. The Golden Era opens ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't look to bankers to prevent the next global financial crisis

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:20pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... dance, but also a war dance, because the emergence of the Ukrainian conflict, Islamic State terrorist group and the spread of Ebola are all about geography and power. What Capra and Luisi suggest ... be achieved by adding more and more complex rules. Understanding relationships, patterns and context is ingrained in the Eastern way of thinking. We live in complex human networks that interact ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Human rights abuses by Thai junta reinforce climate of fear

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 02:05pm by Pavin Chachavalpongpun

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Pavin Chachavalpongpun says a new report detailing the human rights abuses of Thailand's military rulers further undermines their legitimacy Rule by force Since ... people's freedoms. Last week, Amnesty International launched a report detailing human rights abuses that have taken place. It may herald stronger sanctions from the West against the military regime ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In a world still ruled by geography, Asians must learn to think strategically

    Posted May 09th 2014, 05:58pm by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says avoiding conflict is vital with globe getting crowded and tensions running high In a world still ruled by geography, Asians must learn to think strategically ... that the British empire must use geography and strategic policy to its advantage against competing great powers. Former British colonies understood very well the British strategy of "divide ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    UN Human Rights Committee to discuss universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:12am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com U.N. to focus on universal suffrage The United Nations Human Rights Committee is to look into universal suffrage in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post has ... of regions- including Hong Kong- have complied with previous recommendations. Law Yuk-kai, director of Human Rights Monitor, says he will write to the Human Rights Committee in Geneva to explain why ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    War on Ebola can be won, if human ingenuity again rises to the challenge

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 06:00pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... the Ebola virus has found a new nest in humans as the latter have encroached on natural habitats where wild animals live. According to the WHO, in Africa, infection has been documented through the handling of infected wild animals found ill or dead, or in the rainforest. The problem is exacerbated by humans developing a taste for primate meat. Point one, be respectful of wildlife or you ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Wolf attack on Xinjiang village leaves six injured

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 12:21pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... supplies run short. Casualties involving human are rarely reported in summer. The website quoted Professor Yang Weikang, biologist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, as saying that intensifying confrontations in Xinjiang between humans and wild animals in recent years have severely reduced the animals’ habitat and food supply. ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Beheaded US journalist Steven Sotloff fearless in his coverage of human side to Syria's conflict

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Second US journalist beheaded by Islamic State fearless in covering human side to Syria conflict Executed writer 'helped the weak' Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed non-stop. In October 2012, the American reporter was in Benghazi, Libya, covering the aftermath of the deadly ...




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