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  1. News - World - SOMALIA

    Three Somali pirates killed in fight over US$1.6m ransom money

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 05:34am by AP

    ... not confirmed money was paid and US policy forbids the payment of ransoms. The 45-year-old Moore, who holds both German and US citizenship, was released on Tuesday and flown to the Kenyan capital, ...

  2. News - China - SHAOLIN TEMPLE

    ‘What do monks need money for?’ Officials refuse to hand over revenue from Shaolin temple

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 01:49pm by James Griffiths

    ... a revenue-sharing agreement – does not need the money. The Shaolin Temple, famous around the world for its association with Shaolin kung fu and other Chinese martial arts, in November sued the Songshan ... temple need so much money for?” an official from the committee had demanded, according to Xinhua. “How much money can monks spend? When have they ever been audited while they get so much donation ...

  3. News - World - LITERATURE

    New Zealander Eleanor Catton the youngest Man Booker Prize winner

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington New Zealand celebrates as 28-year-old author of The Luminaries takes prestigious prize, with fans saying it's like winning Rugby World Cup Catton the youngest Booker winner New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has become the youngest winner of the Man Booker Prize for The Luminaries, a novel set in her homeland in the 19th century that explores ...

  4. News - World - FRAUD

    Digital currency executive pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:37pm by AFP

    ... in a United States federal court to conspiring to operate an illegal unlicensed money transmitting business. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Chukharev was one of seven people charged in May 2013, when US authorities announced they had shut down what was described as one of the world's biggest money-laundering schemes. Investigators said the scheme laundered more ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by STAFF

    ... If you are made a hero by your country but don't feel like one... is explored so wonderfully well Philosopher A.C. Grayling praises the Booker Prize-winning novel by Richard Flanagan   Anything that gives women more control over the timing of fertility is... going to be helpful Professor Shelley Correll on moves by Apple and Facebook to help employees pay for fertility treatment ...

  6. News - World - PETS

    43.5 socks found in stomach of ailing Great Dane

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:15pm by Reuters

    ... things, but this is by far the most socks we've ever pulled out of an animal," Harch said after X-ray images of the dog's belly won third prize a tongue-in-cheek veterinary industry prize called, "They ate WHAT?" DoveLewis will use the US$500 prize money to fund emergency care for pets of low-income animal owners, Harch said. The Great Dane had appeared to favour ...

  7. News - World - SOCIETY

    Pritzker Prize for Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who builds in cardboard

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 09:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Japan's Shigeru Ban wins the Pritzker Prize for innovative designs that use everyday materials in humanitarian efforts around the globe Top accolade ... the globe, has won the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The architect said he did not feel worthy of the honour. "I haven't achieved that level yet," Ban said from Copenhagen after ...

  8. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola fears in US spark overzealous measures against virus

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by AGENCIES

    ... stayed in a hotel 16km from the hospital in which the first case of the virus was diagnosed in America. A Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographer's invitation to speak at a journalism school ... "The bottom line is that there is risk," he said. In New York state, Syracuse University rescinded its invitation to three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Michel du Cille. ...

  9. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    US arms Kurds fighting Islamic State in Kobani, calls resistance impressive

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:44am by AFP

    ... understand fully the fundamentals of [Ankara's] opposition and ours to any kind of terrorist group…[but] we cannot take our eye off the prize here. It would be irresponsible of us, as well ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Amid all the 'us or them' talk, no prizes for guessing the outcome of our political reform debate

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says with the electoral reform debate continuing in this 'us versus them' vein, Hong Kong can give up hope of progress Pain of stasis There is little doubt that Hong Kong's electoral reform debate has been cast as somethin ...




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