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  1. News - World - FRANCE

    Black South African who fought in first world war finally given military burial in France

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Longueval, France Black South African finally given war burial A black South African soldier who died nearly a century ago during the first world war has been reburied alongside 600 of his white compatriots at the South African war memorial in northern France. Private Myengwa Beleza was one of the first black South African soldiers to be killed in France ...

  2. News - China - SECURITY

    Mainland's elite forces go through 'hell' to prepare for war against terror

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Gruelling years-long training and stringent entry requirements prepare mainland's top anti-terrorism squad for a whole range of security threats Special forces go through 'hell' in war against terror It's described as "hell" training- physical challenges, like crawling through cold streams and climbing hills while ...


    Chinese court order on Japanese ship expected to spark more lawsuits

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 03:02am by Teddy Ng

    ... shake the spirit of the 1972 joint declaration made when Japan and China normalised diplomatic relations," he said. The declaration stipulated that China renounced its demand for war reparations from Japan. But Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said the case was merely an "ordinary commercial dispute". "The case has nothing to do with post-war compensation," ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Who’s the worst post-war US president? Obama, Americans tell pollsters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Poll of Americans also puts George W. Bush among least popular post-war US leaders Who's the worst US president? Obama President Barack Obama, who is enduring a tough second term, tops a list of the worst US leaders since the second world war, according to a poll of Americans. The survey results, unveiled by the polling institute at Quinnipiac ...

  5. News - World - OBITUARY

    Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner, prisoner of war, dies at 97

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:10am by AP

    ... Louis Zamperini 1917-2014 Runner who spent two years in Japanese prison camps featured in bestselling book Unbroken War hero, Olympian, subject of Jolie film dies Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and second world war veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97. ...


    Japanese factory manager apologises to workers after war remarks spark strike in Dongguan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:58am by Zhuang Pinghui and Reuters

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Reuters pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Workers down tolls after Japanese manager says wartime occupation was not an invasion War remarks spark strike A Japanese executive has apologised to workers in Dongguan after a protest erupted over his remarks about Japan's occupation of parts of China in the second world war, which he said was not an invasion, media said. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rationality is no safeguard against another world war

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 05:03am by ANDREAS HERBERG-ROTHE

    ... Andreas Herberg-Rothe Andreas Herberg-Rothe warns against assuming the current friction in Asia will not escalate into a world war, just because it would benefit no one, as history shows the danger of irrationality Lesson of war One hundred years ago today, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, setting off a chain of events that resulted in the outbreak of the first world war ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    The Great War that detonated a creative explosion

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:18pm by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord life@scmp.com The first world war failed to end all wars but it did spawn a vast body of works in literature and film. Richard Lord looks at notable examples on the centenary ... in Sarajevo, triggering the unimaginably bloody conflict that came to be known as the first world war. At the same time, it also triggered a cultural avalanche: no other conflict has captured literary ...

  9. News - World - COURTS

    Caribbean nations seek reparations for slavery trade from The Hague

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 10:22pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times in London The 14 nations argue the barbaric legacy of their past affects them to this day and eye court action for reparations from colonial powers Caribbean states seek ... the countries plan to compile an inventory of the damage they believe they suffered and then demand an apology and reparations from their former colonial rulers: Britain, France and the Netherlands. ...

  10. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    ‘Amerasian’ children of war face poverty and stigma in Philippines

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 10:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Angeles Those fathered by American soldiers experience a lonely cycle of hardship and marginalisation without parents Children of war face poverty and stigma When ... for the American military for half a century. Both played crucial roles as logistics and repair hubs during the Vietnam war in the 1960s and 70s, with Clark also serving as a launch pad for bomb attacks. ...




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