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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm

    ... on the Mississippi River, in Illinois. His diverse career spanned radio, television, film, military service and politics. He also triumphed over a hearing impairment, colon cancer, prostate problems and skin ... including one particularly bellicose US president … George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the US, launched the “war on terror” in 2001, an international military campaign that included sending ...

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    Then & now: pride and prejudice

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by Jason Wordie

    ... is well underway. In due course, this progression will seem as fundamentally ordinary as interracial marriage, not so long ago viewed with widespread disdain. Vocal, politically influential ... populations, the scientifically minded and anyone else who constituted a threat to their economic and political power, ultimately prevailed over decent ethical standards in civilised, tolerant ...

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    So near yet so feared: going off the rails

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:43pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... from Hong Kong. But most of us can (if pushed) sympathise with people who do not want to live beneath the runway of a busy airport. The mainland, however, has taken this idea one enormous ...

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    Six degrees

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 10:43pm

    ... plantation home of American founding father Thomas Jefferson … The principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the US, Jefferson was an opponent of the slave trade, ...

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    Reflections: magic & mayhem

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:11pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Magic & mayhem In the immediate aftermath of the loss of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, several bomoh, or traditional medicine men, in Malaysia offered to use their expertise to locate the plane. While it wasn’t the most effective method in the circumstances, the practice of magic, and the belief in its efficacy, is both universal and ancient. The political ...

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    Then & now: telling tales

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:12pm by Jason Wordie

    ... local political concerns. More solidly written, accessible history- and less woolly minded "heritage"- would offer contemporary Hong Kong an enormous public service. Contemporary ...

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    My life: David Tod Roy

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:12pm by RONG XIAOQING

    ... frequently. I liked to play, and sometimes did dangerous things. My brother (J. Stapleton Roy, who, in the 1990s, would become US ambassador to China), who is two years younger, once fell about 15 ... to college, they decided to send us home. The Chinese government decided to get most if not all the remaining foreigners out of China. They chose to have public attacks on the most prominent Western ...

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    Reflections: blood vassals

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:19pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... (died 116BC), the older sister of Emperor Jing of the Western Han dynasty, was a woman of great political influence. Styled Princess Guantao, she was a favourite of her parents and enjoyed ... political position, she tried to marry off her daughter to her brother's son, the crown prince. But her offer was rebuffed by the crown prince's mother, Consort Li, who detested ...

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    Rant: heir of the smog

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:20pm by Mark Footer

    ... and unprecedented asthma attack last week, almost certainly triggered by Hong Kong's outdoor air, which us adults sometimes forget is unfit to breathe (silly us!), I beg of you, oh great masters ...

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    My life: Olga Horak, Auschwitz survivor

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 11:19pm by Liana Cafolla

    ... denounced us. She brought the guards. They took us away. This is how we finished up that first night in a collection camp, and then we were taken to Auschwitz.   MEETING DR MENGELE We were shoved, ...




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