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  1. Stamp of approval

    Posted Aug 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the International Day of Peace on September 21. Cherry's work was selected from 24 finalists' entries to appear on the cover of the stamp set. Another six designs- from Thailand, the Philippines, ... as the cover,' said the Year Nine student at Yew Chung International School. 'I hope people from different countries will join together to make the dream of peace come true.' Using watercolours ...

  2. News - Asia - WRESTLING

    Japanese lawmaker in effort to 'build peace' with pro-wrestling extravaganza in North Korea

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... that he will seek world peace from one of the world’s most isolated countries. The visit by Antonio Inoki, an opposition party lawmaker, comes as Japan and North Korea, which have never had ... demonstrations of Japanese and Korean martial arts. ”From Pyongyang, I’d like to appeal for peace to the rest of the world,” Inoki, wearing his trademark red scarf, told a press conference shortly after ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Tony Blair has failed abysmally in his role as Middle East peace envoy

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 03:14am by LETTERS

    ... Tony Blair has failed abysmally in role as Mideast peace envoy The fundamental problems between Gaza and Israel stem from the creation of the state of Israel without a true understanding ... and security for Israel. Tony Blair, who was appointed as Middle East peace envoy, has been an utter disgrace, achieving nothing whatsoever for the region. As recently as July 25, he was throwing ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Is there no better choice for China than putting a price on peace?

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by KAREN LEE

    ... Dr Karen Lee 'Red packets' and security staff for dissidents prove costly in China's bid to maintain stability Is there no better choice than putting a price on peace? In February 1989, Deng Xiaoping coined a phrase that would become one of the Communist Party's guiding principles: "The need for stability overwhelms everything else." New measures show ...

  5. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pope Francis ends South Korean visit with message of peace

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... with words of peace Pope Francis yesterday called for peace and reconciliation on the divided Korean peninsula and sent a further message of goodwill to China, wrapping up a five-day trip to South ... that he wore on his vestment. The pin means the women want to be liberated and fly in a peaceful and free world, a group supporting them said. ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel and Hamas harden peace talks stances as Gaza truce deadline looms

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... Associated Press in Cairo Stances harden on peace pact as Gaza truce ends Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Gaza truce talks hardened their positions yesterday ahead of the expiration of a five-day ceasefire, although both sides appeared reluctant to return to the conflict that has destroyed large parts of the densely populated coastal strip. The month-long conflict has killed more ...

  7. News - Asia - RELIGION

    Pope Francis heads to South Korea with message of peace

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 02:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Pope plans message of peace on first trip to Asia Pope Francis travels to South Korea this week with a message of peace for the divided peninsula on his first ... the two Koreas which remain technically at war because the 1950-53 conflict ended in a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty. Seoul's Cardinal Andrew Yeom Soo-jung, who crossed into North ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Manila's peace pact with Muslim rebels in jeopardy over government changes to deal

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Manila Deal 17 years in the making could unravel as Mindanao rebels say presidential lawyers' revisions and deletions are unacceptable Historic Muslim peace pact in danger An historic peace settlement in the southern Philippines is at risk of breaking down as Muslim rebels accuse the government of going back on its word over a proposed law to create self-rule ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Leaders of Japan, Brazil call for peaceful settlement of international disputes

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 06:14am by KYODO, AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Brasilia International disputes must be resolved by law not force, the heads of the two countries say as they sign pacts on trade and cooperation Leaders of Japan and Brazil urge peaceful settlements Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff have called for the resolution of international disputes based on international law ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    St John's Cathedral to remember 1914-18 war, appeal for peace in modern conflicts

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Service to recall conflict of 1914-18; appeal for peace in Mideast, Ukraine Cathedral deplores war, old and new St John's Cathedral will use the centenary ... the vigil today with a "provocative" prayer to use the "light and the dark" of peace and conflict since the 1914-18 world war- which killed more than nine million soldiers- ...




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