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  1. News - World - HIGHER EDUCATION

    Asian Americans furious at proposal allowing California colleges to choose students by race

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:13pm by LEO ZOU

    ... in admission at California's public universities and colleges. It was approved by the state senate last month but still needs assembly approval before it goes to a referendum. I have not seen ... take piano lessons and learn all the skills that will get her to better universities one day. "College admission should be solely based on merit. SCA 5 reverses the history and that's ...

  2. Sport - Racing

    Outsider Pineau De Re wins Grand National

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 01:28am by AP

    ... Associated Press at Aintree, England Rough landing Pineau De Re ended a chaotic Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree by breaking clear to win by five lengths on Saturday, with a host ... unfinished business and some life in the old dog Leighton Aspell on coming out of retirement to ride Pineau De Re Aspell, who finished second in his debut National in 2003, retired in 2007 ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong juniors vie for Asian Five Nations places

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 11:38pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Football Club from Monday. "We will be keeping an eye on them and if any of the boys catch the eye, no doubt we will be pulling them in [for the Asian Five Nations]," said Dai Rees, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of technical development and performance. The Asian Five Nations Top Five competition gets under way at the end of the month and will double up ...

  4. News - World - POLITICS

    Alex Salmond reaches out to Scottish Labour voters in independence push

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... with England when they vote in an independence referendum in September. Closing the Scottish National Party's (SNP) last conference before the ballot on September 18, Salmond said a vote for independence was not a vote for his party or for him but a way to put Scotland's future in its own hands. His appeal comes after a narrowing in opinion polls that has for the first time ...

  5. News - World - BOSTON BOMBINGS

    Boston bomb suspect hospitalised in 'serious condition', under heavy guard

    Posted Apr 21st 2013, 10:25am by Associated Press in Boston

    ... Associated Press in Boston The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing lay hospitalised in serious condition under heavy guard Saturday — apparently in no shape to be interrogated ... college student without first advising him of his right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. This exception to issuing the warning known as the Miranda rule typically given to criminal ...

  6. A school for thought

    Posted Oct 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... model. Harman, now associate provost for research administration at the American University in Cairo, attended St John's College - where an extreme approach to liberal arts education ... such as Harvard, Yale and MIT. But at least one aspect of US culture has made little impact here: its many top-notch liberal arts universities, which are often called colleges. It was only recently, when ...

  7. High-flying undergraduates give taste of Harvard harmony on their summer tour

    Posted Jun 27th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Jessica Lam One of the oldest and best Ivy League a cappella groups is back in town. The Harvard Krokodiloes' annual international tour has included Hong Kong for what seems like decades now. The group, from Harvard University naturally, will be in the city until Friday. While the faces of the singing undergraduates ...

  8. News - China

    China cracks down on opinion-leading blogs

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 10:04am by Associated Press

    ... of posting daily pollution indexes, were asked at a meeting in Beijing to agree to seven standards: obey the law, uphold the socialist system, guard the national interest, protect individual rights, ... a political scientist and director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing The edicts are broad enough to have a chilling effect on what China’s nascent opinion leaders say online. State media ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    Catalonia to press on with independence referendum despite Spanish parliament's No vote

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:56pm by AFP

    ... constitution referendums on sovereignty must be held nationally and not regionally. The Spanish leader has warned that independence would be an economic disaster for both Spain and Catalonia, one ... the patron saint of Catalonia. Last year on September 11, Catalonia's national day, hundreds of thousands of people formed a human chain across the region to demand independence in a rally ...

  10. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA

    Experts say North Korea training teams of 'cyber warriors'

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 02:02pm by Associated Press in Seoul

    ... of South Korea’s National Intelligence Service, put the number of professional hackers in North Korea’s cyber warfare unit at 1,000. North Korean students are recruited to the nation’s top science schools to become “cyber warriors,” said Kim Heung-kwang, who said he trained future hackers at a university in the industrial North Korean city of Hamhung for two decades before defecting ...




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