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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Visitors to Saudi Arabia warned to steer clear of camels amid Mers threat

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 04:23am by SARAH KARACS

    ... a department spokesman said. The Mers coronavirus, which is related to the fatal severe acute respiratory syndrome, was first recorded in Saudi Arabia in 2012 and has spread to Europe, Malaysia ...

  2. News - World

    New Sars-like virus detected in Middle East

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 03:21pm by Reuters in London

    ... of cases.” The WHO issued a statement late on Sunday through its “global alert and response” system saying tests on the Qatari man had confirmed the presence of a new, or novel, coronavirus. “Given that this is a novel coronavirus, WHO is currently in the process of obtaining further information to determine the public health implications,” the statement said. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses ...

  3. Sport - Racing

    Dan Excel to miss the rest of the year

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 11:43pm by STAFF

    ... rewarded after trackwork efforts Christian Reith got his second win of the season with Winning Novel and trainer Danny Shum Chap-shing seemed to suggest he should be directing some training fees ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Book review: The Novel- A Biography, by Michael Schmidt

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:57am by MCT

    ... Jim Higgins The Novel: A Biography by Michael Schmidt Harvard University Press 4 stars Jim Higgins Michael Schmidt's massive new book, The Novel: A Biography, covers nearly 700 years of prose and hundreds of writers. At 1,200 pages, it is much longer than Moby-Dick and nearly as long as War and Peace. Although it's not necessarily the last word on any given novel ...

  5. Lifestyle - Books

    Author dials up the horror in new novel

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 11:28am by GDN

    ... by Lauren Beukes HarperCollins 4 stars The distinction between genre and literary novels is increasingly a matter of marketing rather than critical inquiry. John Banville moonlights in crime as Benjamin Black, Jonathan Lethem uses aliens to explore humanity in Girl in Landscape, just as Nnedi Okorafor does in her sci-fi novel Lagoon. Percival Everett has given us a multicultural western ...

  6. News - World - LITERATURE

    Richard Flanagan wins Booker for account of life as a prisoner of Japanese in second world war

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Australian's prize-winning book draws on the experience of his father as a prisoner of the Japanese building the Burma Death Railway P.O.W. novel of loss and love wins the Booker Australian writer Richard Flanagan has won the Booker Prize with a visceral book about wartime brutality and its aftermath- a novel the head of the judging team said ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE

    Chinese researchers discover why so many writers are heavy smokers

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 06:03am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2012, was said to have exchanged the handwritten manuscript of a best-selling novel for 10 cartons of his favourite brand of cigarette. In the West, smoking has ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    E-books/audiobooks: fiction

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Kidd

    ... Ian McEwan before he remembered those well-crafted Jane Austen novels. A child is murdered in Winter Break, a teenage anorexic longs for death in The Heart Fails Without Warning, a father ... of Discretion, the eighth novel to feature police detective Simon Serrailler, opens in his hometown of Lafferton, the sort of English locale that's tranquil on the surface but a broiling mass ...

  9. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 10:47pm by Mark Peters

    ... Mark Peters Mark Peters John Le Carre, author of The Honourable Schoolboy, a novel about a British spy sent to Hong Kong, celebrates his 83rd birthday today. Le Carre is the pen name ... Carre opposed the actor originally cast to star in the movie adaptation of his novel The Russia House after his pooches fought with the actor’s pet mutt in a London park. The “vicious dog” ...

  10. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 17, 2013

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The Health Protection Agency said the latest person to contract novel coronavirus was a relative of two other cases announced last week. They had travelled to the Middle East but the new victim had ...




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