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  1. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Car rams into lobby of Sing Tao Building

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com The stolen vehicle was abandoned and set alight after the pre-dawn attack, which happened weeks after a raid at another media organisation Car smashes ... into another Hong Kong media organisation and started smashing up computers. The latest attack targeted the company's headquarters in Tong Wong Road, Shau Kei Wan, at about 3.30am. A witness saw ...

  2. Exposed in the West, the pope looks East

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com His organisation lords it over 1.3 billion souls. Authoritarian and unconstrained by electoral cycles, it is sometimes credited with the mythical ability to plan ... not talking about the Communist Party of China, but the Vatican. They may be spiritual foes but, as political organisations, sometimes they look like twins. The Holy See is, at the moment, cracking ...

  3. Stalin's Last Crime

    Posted Mar 21st 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Compiled by Diana McPartlin Stalin's Last Crime by Jonathan Brent and Vladimir P. Naumov John Murray $135 In January 1953, an apparent conspiracy among Jewish doctors in the Soviet medical profession was discovered. The doctors were accused of murdering Soviet leaders or planning their murders in league with American intelligence. Hundreds were arrested, and fantastic ...

  4. The Catholic gospel of contempt

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... and such people exist in other walks of life, too. But the decision to cover up their crimes was a greater crime, for it was made by men whose main concern was protecting the reputation of the large organisation that they served, the Catholic Church. They were able to act as they did only because they genuinely believed, and still believe, that the church is above the law. No other organisation ...

  5. West can learn from Islam's deep thinkers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... honour and reflect on the sentiments expressed at the recent summit of the 57-nation Organisation of the Islamic Conference, which is said to represent 1.5 billion Muslims across Asia. Its Dakar ...

  6. Police bust sex camp on Luofu Mountain

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... said followers would be asked to release their sexual desires and touch each other during the course, and that Qin once organised a swim together in the nude. It said Qin told the followers ... for Osho's use also attracted notoriety. The Oregon commune collapsed in 1985 after Osho revealed that its leadership had committed a number of serious crimes. Osho was deported from the US and died ...

  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Limbless preacher tests Vietnam's religious freedoms

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in the country's recent history. For Vujicic and the 12 members of "Team Nick", the mostly Californian crew organising his Asian tour, it was another country to add to the long list in which he ... and can't talk about your faith, but with wisdom we come in. Some places we go we have to be wise as serpents and gentle as doves." Nguyen Dat An, a Christian who organised the trip, said he ...

  8. From a common faith to a common agenda

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... summit of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), held in Kuala Lumpur, was more than an outward show of Muslim solidarity that hides deep political divides. The idea of a pan-Islamic ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Why are London barristers calling Hong Kong Treasure Island?

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... on Thermal Technology for Waste Management in Metropolises, which is being held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on May 7. It's being organised by Professor Jonathan Wong the director ... Intelligence Squared, the organisation that seeks to raise the level of public discussion on such matters, has organised a debate entitled "Religion is good for you" at the Exhibition Centre ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pope Francis faces daunting task to restore faith in Catholic Church

    Posted Mar 16th 2013, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... their priests have been found guilty of the heinous crime and mortal sin of sexually abusing children. Inside its Vatican heartland, the church is being torn apart by unholy scandals. Apart from ...




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