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  1. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Nightmare just got worse for Brazil: bitter rivals Argentina reach their Maracana

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:28am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Traumatised fans now have to watch Lionel Messi's team battle for trophy in their own backyard Brazilians might have thought that their World ... already picked a new team for Sunday. “Now I’m German,” he said. Brazilians noted the final will be in the same stadium where Brazil lost the decisive game of the 1950 tournament to Uruguay, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Is the music world ready for a gay superstar?

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by LAT

    ... Gerrick D. Kennedy When will the music world be ready to embrace a gay pop superstar, asks Gerrick D. Kennedy Over the rainbow Frank Ocean made a bold, career-defining decision ahead ... the film and TV worlds have increased their number of LGBT stories, there is still no openly gay pop star ruling the charts and driving the conversation the way Beyonce, Kanye West, Katy Perry, ...

  3. News - World - INTERVIEW

    Uruguay’s Mujica: the world’s ‘poorest president’

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:29pm by AFP

    ... tiny run-down house instead of the presidential mansion-- told AFP he is still looking to the future. “I believe we were always sensitive to a youthful, new-world way of thinking,” he said ... Agence France-Presse in Montevideo A former florist, guerrilla and prisoner now known as the world’s poorest president, Uruguayan leader Jose Mujica says he has had “an extraordinary ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - World cup 2014

    Road to Rio: We may have to sell an eye to secure World Cup final tickets

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 11:21pm by Paul Kay

    ... trip. We stay in the northwest of the park, close to Vale da Capao, a small village with an unexpected new-age vibe. The area has long attracted those with a penchant for alternative lifestyles, ...

  5. News - World

    World Cup arena awaits its second act in Brazil's Amazonas city of Manaus

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:07am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... and final Fifa World Cup match played at Manaus' new Arena da Amazonia, leaving many there wondering if any event might ever again pack the venue, whose shape was inspired by a straw basket ... that it hoped for as a World Cup host city, and what will now become of its state-of-the-art, 44,500-capacity stadium? The only legacy left is the arena itself and the new footpaths and asphalt ...

  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's teens lead world for financial know-how

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press Shanghai teens lead world in financial know-how China leads the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according ... Cooperation and Development (OECD). Shanghai was followed by the Flemish community of Belgium, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, the US, Russia and France. ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - DEVELOPMENT

    Competing interests between BRICS nations could lead to challenges for new bank: analysts

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by Daniel Ren, Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK

    ... of the New Development Bank can be felt around the world," Zhu said. "But the establishment of the bank is certainly in line with China's strategy to play a bigger role ... leaders from five emerging economies celebrated the birth of a new bank on the block. The New Development Bank is intended to rival Western-led financial institutions and become a more sympathetic ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New Kowloon park design a long way from Central Park

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Budget cut hacks 5,000 trees from arts hub The urban forest rivalling New York's Central Park that was to have graced the West Kowloon Cultural District ... proposed 80 per cent to 60 per cent. It is a far cry from the 19-hectare forest proposed by world-renowned architect Norman Foster who told the South China Morning Post in 2010: "It's ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAID

    China goes World Cup crazy despite national team's woeful record

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 03:48am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Estimated 600 million fans are following the action in Brazil, even though country has qualified to take part only once- in 2002 World Cup fever takes hold despite China's ... can't put together 11 players capable of taking on the world's best in the World Cup. But China can still lay claim to the world's largest soccer-loving population, with an estimated ...

  10. Sport - Golf

    The rise of 'SuperMac' Rory McIlroy signals arrival of new star

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... to help him realise his potential. The results were immediate and their boy was crowned world junior champion at the age of 10 in San Diego and by the time he was 16 he was ranked the top amateur in the world. But it was in 2007 that he first exploded on to the international stage with an eye-catching performance as an 18-year-old at the 2007 Carnoustie British Open. Playing in cold, windy ...




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