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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    British empire staff burned sensitive files before new nations' birth

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:49pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Retreating colonial officials went to great lengths to stop new nations seeing sensitive documents Burning embarrassments of empire The full extent of the destruction of Britain's colonial government records during the retreat from empire was disclosed yesterday with the declassification of a small part of the Foreign Office's vast secret ...

  2. Sport - Other Sport - ICE HOCKEY

    Canucks bounce back to defeat Devils

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 03:09pm by Associated Press in Vancouver, British Colombia

    ... Associated Press in Vancouver, British Colombia Cory Schneider’s return to Vancouver started with a standing ovation.  It ended with his former team celebrating its third straight come-from-behind victory.  Jason Garrison scored at 2:18 of overtime on Tuesday and the Canucks bounced back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the winless New Jersey Devils 3-2 in Schneider’s first game against ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ACHIEVEMENT

    Ex-BBC journalist Anthony Lawrence wins OBE

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by ANNMARIE EVANS

    ... and was then chairman from 1988 to 2003 as it helped the needy coming into the city. "We at ISS-HK are delighted at Tony getting a British honour, an OBE, on the heels of his SAR gong," said ISS Hong ...

  4. News - World - ACHIEVEMENT

    Women beat men for first time in Queen's New Year Honours list

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... Empire. Gynaecologist Marcus Setchell, 70, who delayed his retirement to assist at the birth of Prince George in July, was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order- a personal honour ... have been honoured for their work in their communities, and two are Downing Street cleaners. Madeleine Josephine Hennell and Henrietta Shorter received British Empire Medals for their work ...

  5. Business - Companies - ENERGY

    China firms power rising Indian empire

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 05:49am by Debasish Roy Chowdhury

    ... expertise China firms power rising Indian empire As the four-seater private jet turns the final arc before touching down at India's largest private port on the tip of the western bulge ... for risk and audacious leveraging has made his rise one of the most dramatic in the history of Indian business. Starting out as a small-time commodities trader at 17, Adani has carved out an empire ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's colonial era records remain intact

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 04:58am by LETTERS

    ... that there was no mass destruction or secret burning of records in Hong Kong in the run-up to the end of British administration of the colony ("Burning embarrassments of empire", November 30). ... existence of an archives law that condemns the acts of destruction that occurred. And before we hasten to condemn the actions of British colonial officials acting under orders from London during ...

  7. News - World - SCIENCE

    James Bond drank too much alcohol, say British doctors

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 02:27am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London 007 drank too much, say doctors He may have a license to kill, but is he sober enough to shoot? British doctors who carefully read Ian Fleming's series ... amount recommended by the British government. One unit is about eight grams of pure alcohol. A pint of beer has three units of alcohol, about the same as a large glass of wine. Bond's ...

  8. News - World - GAMBIA

    Gambia pulls out of British Commonwealth

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of them former territories of the British empire. A foreign ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the decision came after the government rejected a proposal ... Agence France-Presse in Banjul Gambia pulls out of Commonwealth The Gambian government has announced that the former British colony is pulling out of the Commonwealth with immediate ...

  9. News - China Insider - Morning Clicks

    China news round-up: British PM David Cameron arrives, Jade Rabbit takes off

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 08:06am by Patrick Boehler

    ... maintain their stolen land would defy the post-war East Asian order, risk a resurgence of the once rampant Japanese militarism, and breed historical resentment in countries, on which Japan's ...

  10. News - World - CANADA

    Outrage at demolition order for Chinese elders' Vancouver home

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 10:42am by Ian Young

    ... misery at demolition order The Ming Sun Benevolent Society building in Vancouver’s Chinatown is not much to look at now, with its exposed timbers and chained windows and doors. But for elderly Chinese tenants like Zhen Quangzhao, it was home. Zhen, aged in her 70s, and her fellow tenants have been evicted, ordered out by city authorities who want to demolish the structure, which dates ...




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