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  1. Tortured by the sadness of war

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Burning Mountain L.J. Adlington Published by Hodder Children's Books ISBN 978 0 340 95682 3 Teenage novels as powerful and intelligent as Lucy Adlington's Burning Mountain don't come along very often. When they do, they remind you what good writing is all about. This complex and brilliantly written book packs a lot into its 300 pages. It covers separate ...

  2. Thirteen Moons

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier (read by John Chancer) Hodder and Stoughton (audiobook) Charles Frazier has written two wonderful novels: Cold Mountain, and last year's fantastically odd Nightwoods. Sandwiched between is Thirteen Moons, an odd fish of a story that is newly available to download on audiobook. It bears some comparison with Cold Mountain: set ...

  3. Briefs

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... SWAT teams mobilised for summer training sessions Thousands of SWAT teams across the mainland have been mobilised for arduous summer training, which is aimed at improving the way in which they handle their main task of safeguarding social stability, Xinhua reports. More than 1,000 policemen with special forces in Sichuan province were sent to a mountainous area in Aba prefecture ...

  4. Civilisation on show

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the oath of provisional president. The palace is open to the public as is Sun's mausoleum in the Purple Mountains to the east. A cable car can take you to the top of the mountain where you can ...

  5. The Khmer Rouge

    Posted Sep 21st 2010, 12:00am by John Brennan

    ... and the nation, in 1975. During his time spent living in the remote jungle and mountains, Pol Pot was influenced by the simple lives led by the surrounding hill tribes. To return the country to 'Year ...

  6. Kachin ask China to forge peace

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... troops are now closing in on Laiza, the mountainous border stronghold of the KIO and its military arm, the Kachin Independence Army (KIA). Human rights' groups say 75,000 people have been ... mountainous northeast, is considered highly strategic. As well as having extensive gold and jade potential, its rivers are considered suitable for dams. Chinese firms have invested in several dams ...

  7. Scorched Earth, Black Snow: Britain and Australia in the Korean War, 1950

    Posted Jul 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and snow-covered mountains, or that of the 63,000 British and 17,000 Australians committed, some 1,438 would be killed and a further 3,874 wounded. The book details troops being deployed at a week's ... there told Salmon that they 'felt' the change in the mountains around them. The onslaught did not take long to materialise and is recounted in painful detail, of a headlong flight ...

  8. Ten hacked to death in Kashgar rampage

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in April 2010. Seven alleged mobsters were shot dead in the mountainous area of Hetian, or Hotan, prefecture after allegedly kidnapping two herders in late December last year. Johnny Lau Yui-siu, ...

  9. Indian military leader plans Beijing visit to improve ties

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... were among the foreign guests invited by Beijing to witness a PLA military exercise code-named Iron Fist-2004 in Henan province. It was preceded by the first joint mountaineering exercise by the PLA and the Indian Army. Forty officers and soldiers from the two armies scaled Point 4450, a mountain in Tibet's Burang region, on August 28. On August 15, a PLA contingent joined ...

  10. PLA, Indian army burying the hatchet

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... together peacefully.' Yesterday, the PLA and the Indian Army held their first joint mountaineering exercise in Tibet to promote friendship in the remote border area. As many as 40 officers and soldiers from the two nuclear nations together scaled Point 4450, a mountain in Tibet's Burang region. A senior Indian official described the climbing expedition as a 'landmark event ...




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