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  1. News - Asia - SINGAPORE

    Singapore book prize judges quit in gay censorship row

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Book prize judges quit in gay censorship row A censorship row in Singapore escalated yesterday when judges of a literary prize quit over the national library's plans to destroy three children's books deemed to be pro-homosexual. The three judges of the non-fiction category of the biennial Singapore Literature Prize condemned a National Library ...

  2. News - World - FRANCE

    British academic Michael Edwards admitted to Academie Francaise

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... establishment, you are welcoming in its heart someone who is worse than a foreigner: an Englishman," said the 74-year-old literature professor from Barnes in southwest London. "The British ...

  3. News - World - LITERATURE

    Scientists confirm book in a Harvard library is bound in human skin

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:45am by AFP

    ... Harvard University scientists have confirmed that a 19th century French treatise in its libraries is bound in human skin, Harvard University said, after a bevy of scientific testing. ...

  4. News - World

    Tighter controls flagged on prescription drug

    Posted Oct 25th 2013, 09:10pm by AFP

    ... a thorough and careful analysis of extensive scientific literature, review of hundreds of public comments on the issue and several public meetings, during which we received input from a wide range ...

  5. News - China

    China is ‘polluting’ Mount Fuji, says Japanese study

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 06:07pm by AFP

    ... The Unesco designation led to a surge in visitors to the iconic peak – which figures heavily in Japanese art and literature – during this summer’s climbing season. Mercury levels around the top ...

  6. News - World

    Prominent poet and statesman Kofi Awoonor killed in Westgate attack

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... 1970s, Awoonor was chairman of the Department of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York. He was also Ghana's ambassador to Brazil and Cuba in the 1980s, the foundation ...

  7. News - World - MEDICINE

    HIV-infected baby still free of virus at age of three, say US researchers

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... was initially announced in March when she was 2½. A handful of HIV-infected adults around the world have been described in medical literature as newly free of the disease, most famously Timothy Brown, ...

  8. News - World - LITERATURE

    New Zealander Eleanor Catton the youngest Man Booker Prize winner

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has become the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Luminaries, a novel set in her homeland in the 19th century that explores identity, greed and human frailty. ...



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