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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Developing nations face illiteracy crisis, warns Unesco

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 10:29am by GDN

    ... Claire Provost Poor nations face illiteracy crisis One in four young people in developing countries is unable to read a sentence, according to a new report. Poor quality education has left ... national product on education, the report says. Donors must increase their aid for education and sharpen their focus to support the poorest and most underserved populations. It says adult education ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Chinese University puts nation's history and culture on curriculum

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:12am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Chinese University takes aim at overseas students with fresh focus on the nation's history and culture, writesLinda Yeung Reading China In its early days, Chinese University was a haven for scholars who had fled the Communist regime on the mainland. One of its constituent colleges, New Asia College, for example, was founded by acclaimed ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Mercury is toxic, but is still used in amalgam fillings

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Kate Whitehead

    ... metal, the United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury, was signed into action. Although the treaty didn't set a deadline for the banning of dental amalgam, it did lay down steps to phase ... to infants through breast milk. "It is important that women remove their amalgams a good six months before they conceive," says Stuart-Bradshaw. A dentist with a private practice in Central ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    An IB education stresses human values, but not an ideology

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 09:45am by Anjali Hazari

    ... of Nations, was to replace the narrow-minded nationalist attitudes that had led to the outbreak of the first world war with "international mindedness". However, critics accused the IB of promoting socialism, radical environmentalism and moral relativism, and suggested that its multicultural themes conflicted with traditional Judeo-Christian values and national sovereignty. Now ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    About the bush: trekking through Tanzania

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Andrea Oschetti

    ... Andrea Oschetti A six-day, 150-kilometre trek through the Tanzanian wilderness offers a sense of purpose a regular safari would not have. Words and pictures by Andrea Oschetti About ... to the city or to keep hunting and gathering. Lake Eyasi, the Hadza's homeland, is the starting point of my journey through the Tanzanian wilderness: a six-day walk of 150 kilometres towards Lake ...

  6. News - World - FILM

    Norway gives China 87-year-old Monkey King film thought to be long lost

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Oslo Norway will hand to China a copy of “ The Cave of the Silken Web ”, a classic Chinese film that had long been believed lost, the National Library of Norway ... Xiaobo was awarded in 2010 the Nobel Peace Prize, decided by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. After deciding to go through its stock of around 9,000 old films in 2011, the National Library ...

  7. News - World - LITERATURE

    Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in his Colombian hometown

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 02:51pm by AP

    ... Santos declared three days of national mourning for the “most loved and most admired compatriot of all times.” Still some in this impoverished Caribbean town regret, with not a little bit ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - SMARTPHONES

    Google to introduce US$50 smartphone that users can customise

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:26am by GDN

    ... developers for both hardware and software to jump on-board the project. The core frame of the Grey phone will be built to last around five to six years, according to Eremenko, allowing users ...


    Wine opinion: entry-level offerings win favour at Shanghai tasting

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 08:44pm by BB

    ... markets. It's six years since our first event in Hong Kong, and we have been frequent repeat visitors. Saying the market is rapidly evolving in this part of the world is an understatement. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology

    US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:26am by Jamie Carter

    ... There's a long waiting list, too; Virgin Galactic currently has more than 600 paying customers signed up, while its SpaceShip Two craft has only six passengers seats. High-altitude ballooning ...




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