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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US veterans of Iraq war shocked and bitter at its catastrophic turn

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:53pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... for success. The Iraq war killed nearly 4,500 US troops and, by some estimates, cost taxpayers more than US$2 trillion. I worry about the friends I met there and what’s going to happen to them COLONEL ... at the tail end of America's longest war and hoping for a better outcome. "Watching how much everybody worked to continue to have hope and progress for that country and to watch it crumble ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549180/us-veterans-iraq-war-shocked-and-bitter-its-catastrophic-turn
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549115/black-south-african-who-fought-first-world-war-finally-given-military
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547660/mainlands-elite-forces-go-through-hell-prepare-war-against-terror
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545996/obama-worst-post-war-president-americans-tell-pollsters
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Long road to justice for relatives of MH17 victims

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by SCMP Editorial

    ... war-torn eastern Ukraine, which is consistent with a missile strike. The report stopped short of saying that, but no one is suggesting anything else. Despite denials, suspicion remains confined ... to visit the war-ravaged crash site. Investigators are now aiming for a definitive report within a year of the crash on July 17. Lamentably, barring the unlikely event that anyone admits knowledge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591787/long-road-justice-relatives-mh17-victims
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 04:39am by AGENCIES

    ... State authority has crumbled in at least two countries, and is threatened in others. An old religious rift, quiescent for centuries, has cracked wide open, and a sectarian civil war is being ... political objectives of this war, and he will need to spell these out. But it is very welcome that the Americans are taking a lead in combating the threat from IS, and it is also important ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1591972/how-they-see-it
  7. News - China - SINO-JAPANESE RELATIONS

    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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1544575/japanese-factory-manager-apologises-workers-after-war-remarks-spark
  8. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546181/louis-zamperini-olympic-distance-runner-prisoner-war-dies-97
  9. News - World - CINEMA

    Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game wins top prize in Toronto

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 09:22pm by Reuters

    ... mathematician and second world war codebreaker Alan Turing, has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, took the Groslch ... year's 12 Years a Slave, will likely ramp up the buzz around the film. In the movie, Turing is the brilliant mathematician who breaks the Germans' Enigma code, helping to bring the war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1593229/alan-turing-biopic-imitation-game-wins-top-prize-toronto
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Politicians accused of extremism after photos with Japanese far-right leader

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 03:16pm by AFP

    ... unwillingness to condemn imperial Japan's behaviour up to and during the second world war has proved a sticking point in international relations. His equivocations about the formalised system ... cabinet, announced last week, includes a number of people with hawkish views. Both Takaichi and Inada have visited Yasukuni Shrine, the supposed repository of the souls of Japan's war dead, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1587835/shinzo-abes-new-cabinet-members-deny-neo-nazi-links

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