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  1. 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 ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    Novel explores lives of Beijing's unnoticed street hawkers

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18pm by Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore In Xu Zechen's vibrant novel, the weather is yet another powerful obstacle in the lives of the capital's overlooked and embattled underclass, writes ... is as bleak and inhospitable as life inside. Storms, and the suffocating Beijing dust, appear time and again in Running Through Beijing, Xu Zechen's frenetic and beguiling novel about life ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books

    Book review: Personal, by Lee Child

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Guy Haydon

    ... Guy Haydon The latest novel in the Jack Reacher action series has fallen short, writes Guy Haydon. Is actor Tom Cruise to blame? Measure of a hero Personal  by Lee Child Bantam Press  ... to have lost their way. Again. The success of the past 18 fast-paced novels in the series has seen Reacher become a global "brand"- and also a successful film character portrayed ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books

    From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 01:28pm by Ajay Singh

    ... Ajay Singh From street to CEO seat with 'Slumdog' author The opening line of The Accidental Apprentice, the third and latest novel by Vikas Swarup, reads: "In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate." Through the world of corporate business, Swarup tells the coming-of-age story of the novel's narrator- a 21st-century version ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Xi Jinping hints at more active role for Beijing in city as he meets tycoons

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by Joyce Ng and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Forestry Resources Group founder Ng Leung-ho Goldlion Holdings deputy chairman Ricky Tsang Chi-ming Novel Enterprises vice-chairman Ronald Chao Kee-young HKR International managing director Victor ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - MOTORING

    Drivers set to take a back seat as the driverless car comes of age

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 03:29am by Reuters

    ... in recent years in parallel with features that enable cars to drive themselves. Manufacturers and suppliers are now putting the two together in novel ways, with broad implications for vehicle safety ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books

    E-/audiobook reviews: fiction

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North Orbit (e-book) I've said it before but Claire North's novel is ripe for déjà vu so here goes. There are a lot of titles like The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August- a little bit whimsical, a little bit magical, a little bit intriguing, which is a little bit like this novel. The title refers ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Actor Ben Kingsley is laidback and loving it

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Kavita Daswani

    ... comedy is packed with a raft of odd characters such as cabbageheads, and features catapults made from women's frilly underwear. The 544-page novel's rambling tale had to be condensed ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Destination: Georgia

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 09:09am by Tim Pile

    ... that guests are a gift from God," she purrs, methodically locking each of the shuttered windows from the outside. I seem to have stumbled into a Stephen King novel. Intrigued and flattered ...




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