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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Push to end Gaza war as John Kerry and Ban Ki-moon hold talks in region

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:15pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Kerry in Cairo to push for end to Gaza violence The UN chief and Washington's top diplomat held a flurry of meetings in Cairo yesterday to push for an end to violence in Gaza that has killed more than 590 Palestinian ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    CIA's war of words with the Soviets

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by GDN

    ... Sheila Fitzpatrick New book tells how the CIA used Doctor Zhivago as a weapon against the Soviets, writes Sheila Fitzpatrick A war waged with words The Zhivago Affair by Peter Finn and Petra Couvee  Harvill Secker  4 stars Those were the days, that glorious time when high culture used to matter, and the CIA and the KGB fought cold wars about it. But in the era of the World ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Reflections: Clone wars

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 10:53pm by Wee Kek Koon

    ... Wee Kek Koon Clone wars There are actors in the mainland who, bearing an uncanny resemblance to political leaders such as Mao Zedong or Zhou Enlai, work as lookalikes. And recently, ... comes. There are recorded cases of living people resembling dead ones in ancient China. In 678, China and Tibet were at war and the Chinese army was decimated by the Tibetans. One ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - MH17

    War zone manoeuvres

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by DANNY LEE, Stuart Lau

    ... Ukraine is likely to result in a review of rules for jets flying over war zones, aviation insiders say. Before the downing of the civilian aircraft on Thursday, thousands of jets had flown over ... the International Civil Aviation Organisation would have to seriously consider whether flying over war zones was worth the risk. "The [organisation], in concert with the other aviation authorities, ...

  5. News - World - AIR SAFETY

    Timeline: The tragic history of civilian airliners shot down since the cold war

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 09:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy, here are some cases of civilian airliners being shot down by armed forces since the end of the second world war. Cathay Pacific VR-HEU, July 23, 1954. Chinese PLA Air Force jets shot down a DC-4 airliner operated by Cathay Pacific Airways on a flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong, killing 10 ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Gaza, a war with no winners

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:39pm by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Gwynne Dyer says both sides are trading lives for political gain A Gaza war with no victory and no hope of a solution Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, ... as "exaggerated and unnecessary", he offered his condolences "to the families of the martyrs in Gaza who are fuel to those who trade in war. I oppose these traders, on both sides." What ...

  7. News - World - ARCHAEOLOGY

    War dead from 13,000 years ago go on display at British Museum

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 08:54pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London War dead from 13,000 years ago on display Lying on their left sides, curled together, the two skeletons on display for the first time at the British Museum look peacefully laid to rest. But the razor-sharp stone flakes among the bones are the remains of ancient weapons. The two are among the oldest known war dead in the world, men who died 13,000 years ago. ...

  8. News - World - ANALYSIS: MEDIA

    Why George Clooney and Angelina Jolie are waging war on the Daily Mail

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in London George Clooney and Angelina Jolie are both waging a public campaign against Britain's Daily Mail Hollywood vs the gossip machine It takes a celebrity both brave and secure in their own status to first demand an apology from a m ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    War commemoration suggests modern purpose for Beijing's version of history

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang President Xi Jinping's involvement at war commemoration suggests a modern purpose for Beijing's version of history Playing politics with history shows lesson has been lost Commemorations of historic events are often used for the purpose of modern-day politics. While the celebration of important events from the second world war is nothing new in China, ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Guilt trips: war vets return to Vietnam

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by ERIC SAN JUAN

    ... Eric San Juan Haunted by their past, veterans of the Vietnam war are returning to former battlefields to make peace with the ghosts of the conflict and help those who are still picking up ... deformed and disabled by the dioxin contained in defoliants such as Agent Orange. He was aware that hitherto unexploded ordnance had killed and maimed thousands after the war. He didn't need ...




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