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  1. New York

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing The trees may still be bare and the lawns barren. But New York City's spring unofficially starts on Saturday when the famous Fifth Avenue St Patrick's Day Parade ... for the city. But for some people, participating in the parade with pride and dignity is only a dream, and that includes one of New York's most powerful politicians, City Council speaker Christine ...

  2. New York

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... and the work of literature becomes a work of visual art. That's the focus of The Splendor of the Word, an exhibition on show at the New York Public Library that's drawn from its massive ... of men. The same goes for the delicate and majestic books on show in the New York Public Library. They're a testament to the enduring artistic skills of man. ...

  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis and his 'new style of papacy'

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... played for the Napoli soccer club in the 1980s. Additional reporting by The New York Times, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg ... McClatchy-Tribune What Pope Francis told cardinals after addressing faithful for first time, giving an immediate glimpse of his 'new style' as a man of the people Forget the car, ...

  4. The Trouble With Tom: The Strange Afterlife and Times of Thomas Paine

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... in 1809, aged 72, on the site of what is now a Manhattan gay bar, the Quaker church refused his request to be buried in their cemetery. He wound up underneath his upstate New York farm, his ... into a brass bust of him in New York. A box of his bones ended up in London. A lock of his hair fetched up in Edinburgh. And his skull supposedly headed down under, resting in Sydney. Paul Collins ...

  5. New eras

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Jin Peh

    ... with Jin Peh The Lunar New Year is also known in Putonghua as Yuan Duan, which means beginning and morning. Thus, the new moon in the first lunar month of the year heralds a new cycle, ... with the Gregorian or solar calendar. The solar calendar, which measures the length of time the Earth takes to travel around the sun, has a total of 365.25 days. The difference between the lunar and solar ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Mosques needed in New Territories, says Islamic expert

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com HK's Islamic population has quadrupled in five decades, but no new mosques have been built For Muslims, a lack of room to worship Hong Kong should build more ... could gather as a community, he said at a press conference. The city has five mosques, four on Hong Kong Island and one in Tsim Sha Tsui. Malik said new mosques should be built in the New ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The great faiths continue to provide a moral compass in cynical times

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Christians hijacked the festival? Hong Kong, "Asia's world city", has shown the rest of the world the way in calling the period from November 23 until New Year's Day ... or a new life beyond the grave? Increasingly, people everywhere are shrugging off the superstition of religion. Even in the Catholic Church, the central bastion of Christianity, hundreds ...

  8. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia Islam leaders stir row over 'Buddhist' Chinese New Year

    Posted Feb 10th 2013, 12:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Jakarta

    ... the festivities have over time become an Indonesian tradition. Despite the cleric’s comments, a Javanese-style Lunar New Year celebration was held in Solo last week, with thousands joining a procession ... Chinese-Indonesians are now accepted in mainstream society of the largely Muslim nation. Lunar New Year is also now a public holiday in Indonesia, where it is known as “Imlek”. But a local leader ...

  9. Easter

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... and chocolate bunnies we eat may have come from another festival long before the Easter we celebrate today. Even the English name probably comes from pre-Christian times. Easter is thought to come from ... might eat the traditional hot-cross bun. But elsewhere they have other customs. In Norway, for example, Easter has become a time for mystery stories. The television channels all show mystery ...

  10. News - World - THE PAPAL RESIGNATION

    Muslims see new hope of dialogue with Catholic Church

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Pope Benedict's resignation raises chances of resumption of talks with the Catholic Church Muslims see new hope of dialogue Senior Muslim clerics ... "The resumption of ties with the Vatican hinges on the new atmosphere created by the new pope," said Mahmud Azab, a senior adviser on inter-faith relations for the head of Al-Azhar Ahmed ...




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