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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Lucky prayers for 'gaokao', the exam of a lifetime for millions of would-be university students

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:58am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... Keira Lu Huang Keira.huang@scmp.com Lucky prayers for exam of a lifetime While more than nine million students across the mainland prepared to take the national university entrance exam, known as gaokao in Chinese, today and tomorrow, parents and students have been praying for good scores. Temples around the country have been flooded with parents praying to Confucius- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1527044/lucky-prayers-gaokao-exam-lifetime-millions-would-be-university-students
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    After diplomacy, Pope Francis turns to prayer with Israel and Palestine

    Posted May 30th 2014, 09:11pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty on Vatican's plans to host Israeli and Palestinian leaders Where diplomacy has failed, Pope Francis turns to prayer Pope Francis is either the bravest ... Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe in The Book, and in the same God. Yet this almighty deity is apparently so distracted by small symbols that he cannot receive prayers unless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1521927/after-diplomacy-pope-francis-turns-prayer-israel-and-palestine
  3. Learn to accept things you don't like

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... refuse to accept something that will not change, the only person we hurt is ourselves. Accepting a situation frees us to move on with our lives. There is a very good prayer known as The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr which sums it up: 'God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739014/learn-accept-things-you-dont
  4. Public Eye

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... heard your prayers. And if you don't know how to pray, volunteers are available to convey your message to heaven. You can't get a better bargain than that. This pay-to-pray package is being offered by Wong Tai Sin Temple, which has just opened a new HK$100 million prayer hall. It's off-limits to all except paying customers. You can choose any one of 60 gods inside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/735430/public-eye
  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Officials ban first Russian screening of Pussy Riot film, A Punk Prayer

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 02:34am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Moscow First Russian screening of Pussy Riot documentaryis banned by officials The first public screening in Russia of a documentary about the activist group Pussy Riot was cancelled by the government at the last minute, organisers say. The film, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer," was to have been screened in Moscow yesterday afternoon, less than a week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1392652/officials-ban-first-russian-screening-pussy-riot-film-punk-prayer
  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    India marks fifth anniversary of Mumbai massacre with prayers

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 10:58pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai Mumbai massacre victims honoured five years on India marked the fifth anniversary of the Mumbai attacks yesterday with memorial services and prayers to honour the 166 people killed in the three-day assault by Pakistani militants. Victims and government ministers laid wreaths at a memorial in south Mumbai dedicated to police and security forces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1366570/india-marks-fifth-anniversary-mumbai-massacre-prayers
  7. News - Asia

    Grieving typhoon survivors seek solace in Sunday prayer

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 07:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Guiuan, Philippines Grieving survivors of a monster typhoon that smashed into the mainly Catholic Philippines flocked to shattered churches Sunday, as scaled-up relief efforts strived to reach vulnerable, isolated communities. The ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1358626/grieving-typhoon-survivors-seek-solace-sunday-prayer
  8. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Microphone bomb kills Afghan governor Arsala Jamal at Eid prayers

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 05:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Puli Alam A bomb hidden in a microphone killed an Afghan provincial governor on Tuesday as he made a speech at a mosque after Eid prayers in Logar, close to the capital Kabul, officials said. “This morning, governor Arsala Jamal was delivering a speech after Eid prayers when he was killed by a bomb planted in the microphone,” Logar provincial governor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1332281/microphone-bomb-kills-afghan-governor-arsala-jamal-eid-prayers

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