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  1. A pope who cannot reach out

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Is the Pope Catholic! This, of course, is a fabled American expression- an exclamation and not a question- usually used sarcastically and meaning how could you be so stupid as to doubt something. 'Would you like another beer?' is ...

  2. Top HK officials pray for relief workers

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Two leading Hong Kong officials were among 1,900 Christians who prayed yesterday for survivors and the rescue teams. Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, the security chief, and Stephen Lam Sui-lung, secretary for constitutional and mainland affairs, were joi ...

  3. New children's series based on ancient Hindu literature

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the foster child of cowherds and shows his divine nature by conquering demons. In Krishna Photocopies Himself, Lord Brahma, wanting to test Krishna, hides the cows and cowherds. In Krishna Rocks, ...

  4. Phuket's glowing tribute to dead and the living

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani in Phuket Candles, lanterns and chants mark an emotional gathering at resort The chants of a thousand monks and the glow from more than 10,000 candles were yesterday dedicated to the memories of those who died in the tsunami and to the m ...

  5. Falun Gong: The End of Days

    Posted Sep 05th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Falun Gong: The End of Days by Maria Hsia Chang Yale University Press $200 The Chinese maxim 'You see a rope and fear it is a snake' sums up Beijing's view of the Falun Gong, according to Maria Hsia Chang, a Hong Kong-born prof ...

  6. Panchen Lama tours quake zone amid rumours of crackdown

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The 11th Panchen Lama visited the Yushu quake zone yesterday, a month after a tremor devastated the Tibetan-populated region and amid rumours about an ongoing crackdown on monks in the Himalayan region. It was the first time that Beijing had ...

  7. Buddha Bar row escalates with 'fatwa' against alcohol

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar The continuing controversy surrounding what once was the first Buddha Bar in Asia has led to a Buddhist organisation issuing the first religious edict reminding Indonesian followers that drinking alcohol is forbidden. The Sangh ...

  8. School cuts Halloween party over tots' terror

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Doubts raised about motive behind scrapping celebrations Halloween is upon us ... and it's got the administrators of the Precious Blood Kindergarten in Happy Valley spooked. Apparently the spectre of a kindergarten teeming with terrified ...

  9. Value-added studies 'help build character'

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Quake, Olympics offer chance to foster identity and citizenship, conference told. Liz Gooch reports In the early years after the 1997 handover, Hong Kong residents were accused of lacking a sense of national identity and solidarity with mainlanders. But a ...

  10. Temple monks saved by Buddha's birthday

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Al Guo and Tom Miller in Wudu Two monks sit beside a mountain road contemplating all the temple property that rolled down the hill in Monday's earthquake. One of them picks up a slab that used to bear the name of their religious centre. Only two word ...




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