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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Heart attack kills war criminal Ghulam Azam, the ‘Hitler’ of Bangladesh

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka War criminal Ghulam Azam was just one year into his 90-year jail term for masterminding the atrocities in the country's war of independence Heart attack kills 'Hitler' of Bangladesh Bangladeshi war criminal Ghulam Azam has died, aged 91, from a heart attack just over a year after being sentenced to 90 years in prison for masterminding ...

  2. News - World - ESPIONAGE

    British war hero ‘Jack King’ revealed as bank clerk Eric Arthur Roberts

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 10:13pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Bank clerk who fooled wartime traitors Hans Kohout had a plan, according to secret documents released yesterday. At the height of the second world war ... column" that might have damaged Britain's war effort. The files suggest the number of Nazi sympathisers willing to take action against British forces was larger than had been thought, he ...

  3. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    More than 1,700 bombs dropped in US-led air war on Islamic State

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 11:09am by Agence France-Presse at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida

    ... Agence France-Presse at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida Details of allied bombing raids against Islamic State militants operating in Syria and Iraq released by US Central Command US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against Islamic State and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said on Thursday. The flights for “Operation Inherent ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FILM

    Film review: Fury conveys the horror of war

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by James Mottram

    ... of David Ayer's second world war movie as it's painted in thick white letters on the barrel of a Sherman tank. "Fury" is not just the nickname of the metal beast commanded by Brad Pitt's sergeant — it also seems to be the directorial style with which Ayer approaches this most intense of anti-war films. Like Das Boot on wheels, it's set in April 1945, ...

  5. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Sakharov human rights award for 'Dr Miracle' leading Congo's war on mass rape

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kinshasa Sakharov Prize awarded to gynaecologist who has treated tens of thousands of victims 'Dr Miracle' in Congo's war on rape Congolese doctor ... been used as a weapon of war during the decades of violence that has devastated the mineral-rich east of the country. The 59-year-old gynaecologist founded the General Referral Hospital ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A new front in Hong Kong's war on pollution

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A new front in war on pollution Hong Kong is, as researchers studying the health effects of roadside air pollution have observed, an "ideal urban laboratory". In many urban districts, canyons of tall buildings line streets, restricting the dispersal of emissions from vehicle exhausts. These are perfect conditions to find out the impact of pollutants ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Li Keqiang and Shinzo Abe shake hands despite latest war shrine visit

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:50am by AGENCIES

    ... Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shook hands with Premier Li Keqiang in Milan yesterday, despite a mass visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo. The brief greeting ... of Japan's colonisation and invasive war". "Japan should move forward to a bright future based on serious reflection on the past, not locking itself in the dark past," South ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Protesters must give up battle to continue democracy war

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial One battle does not settle a war It has been almost three weeks since the Occupy Central movement began. The aspirations for "true" democracy expressed ... satisfied. The pro-democracy fighters have vowed to soldier on. If losing one battle is the way to sustain a war, there is no reason why they shouldn't vacate the streets for the time being ...

  9. News - Asia - NORTH ASIA

    Japanese lawmakers to visit controversial war shrine

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:42am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan lawmakers to visit war shrine Dozens of Japanese politicians, possibly including cabinet ministers, are poised to visit a Tokyo shrine condemned ... in the shrine's spring and autumn festivals as well as the August 15 anniversary of Japan's surrender in the second world war. The 145-year-old Shinto shrine honours some 2.5 million citizens who ...

  10. News - World - LITERATURE

    Richard Flanagan wins Booker for account of life as a prisoner of Japanese in second world war

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... was as powerful as a kick in the stomach. Flanagan drew on his father's experiences as a second world war prisoner of the Japanese for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, which centres on the Burma ...




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