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  1. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Photo artists from across Asia shed light on women's plight

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 05:45am by Lana Lam

    ... site in Admiralty and found it was in stark contrast to her memories of growing up during the 1980s in a war-torn Iran. "It's very peaceful in Hong Kong compared with demonstrations ... cannot separate the war in Iran and me, as an artist." Dashti was referring to the Iran-Iraq war between 1980 and 1989 as well as the country's turbulent history, which witnessed mass ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Canadians showed quiet kind of courage in face of Ottawa attacks

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by Alex Lo

    ... of fuss. Passers-by rushed to the aid of Nathan Cirillo, the soldier who was fatally shot while guarding Ottawa's National War Memorial. Kevin Vickers, the Sergeant-at-Arms in Parliament, ...

  3. News - World - HISTORY

    European leaders mark 100th anniversary of outbreak of first world war

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:31pm by AFP

    ... on lessons of war World leaders marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war yesterday, warning of the lessons to be learned in the face of today's many crises, including Ukraine. "Peace has to be a shared goal," Belgium's King Philippe told leaders gathered in the eastern city of Liege. "World War I reminds us to reflect on our responsibility... ...

  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST: ANALYSIS

    Brutal war in Gaza Strip has no clear winner as ceasefire sets in

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 08:06pm by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Gaza City Both Israelis and Palestinians see a victory in the ruins of the Gaza Strip, but the only certainty is that the human cost has been high A brutal war ... quick to claim victory. And it was left to those who took the pounding during the four-week war, particularly residents of the luckless sliver of seaside territory, to ask if anything of worth ...

  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Pictured: the mystery foreign vessel that's stalking Swedish waters

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 03:46am by AFP

    ... Agence-France Presse Baltic nations on edge as Sweden searches for mystery boat for fourth day Echoes of cold war in hunt for vessel It has all the makings of a cold war thriller- ... newspaper even speculated the submarine hunt could be a ploy staged by the Swedish military to boost its defence budget, which has undergone a series of cuts since the cold war. ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    China's corruption fight 'will never end', says country's chief graft-buster

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:40pm by Reuters

    ... sweeping war on graft. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Hong Kong's literary festival offers a packed programme of foreign and local writers

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 11:32pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... and Feminism; Historical Fiction; Asia, China, Hong Kong; and First World War. There are many events priced at HK$135, although tickets for the more popular programmes with high-calibre line-ups see ... journalists, Adie is a veteran war correspondent. As a flak-jacketed blonde, she reported on many of the big international crises of the late 20th century, including the Gulf war, the Falklands ...

  8. News - World - HISTORY

    Altar cloth embroidered by first world war injured takes place at St Paul’s Cathedral

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London An altar cloth embroidered by 138 wounded first world war soldiers has taken its place at St Paul's Cathedral in London to mark the centenary ... for concentration and a steady hand," the cathedral said on its website. The intricate needlework was commissioned for the national service of thanksgiving in July 1919 marking the end of the war ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Vigil marks 100 years since first world war

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Vigil marks 100 years since first world war Some 200 people sat alongside war veterans at St John's Cathedral in Central yesterday, listening to hymns, poems and prayers as cities across the globe commemorated the beginning of the first world war in 1914. The reminder of the war a century ago came as bloodshed continued in the Middle East, ...




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