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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Edward Snowden and Sami al-Saadi cases 'show double standards'

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Activist contrasts HK's sticking to rules for NSA leaker with abrogation of them for dissident Snowden and Saadi cases 'show double standards' Both men were trapped in the same city, and both were hunted by the CIA while seeking a safe haven. Edward Snowden and Sami al-Saadi came to Hong Kong not knowing what awaited them. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Make-up workshops in Tuen Mun seek to bring out transgender beauty

    Posted Aug 18th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Workshops intended to help transitioning men deal with discrimination Bringing out transgender beauty The ability of make-up to create dramatic facial changes may be nothing new, but a series of beauty workshops to be held next month in Tuen Mun is aimed at a very specific group: men who want to become women. The four-part workshops have been ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Fun, games and politics round the campfire

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Fun, games and politics round the campfire More than 50 university student bodies will push political reform and the Occupy Central movement for universal suffrage at upcoming orientation camps. The Hong Kong Federation of Students wants to send a message: this year the camps will be more than just fun and games. First-year students ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    18,000 sq ft plot is no stockpile, Paul Chan’s wife declares

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 03:32pm by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Lawmakers accuse her of distracting attention from minister's failure to declare interest 18,000 sq ft no stockpile, Chan’s wife declares Lawmakers remained unconvinced yesterday after development minister Paul Chan Mo-po's wife said that if she wanted to stockpile land with development potential in the New Territories she would have ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The day I saw Robin Williams in his element

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:22pm by Francis Moriarty

    ... Francis Moriarty Francis Moriarty recalls an early live performance by the comic genius Tragedy of Robin Williams' demise evokes Shakespeare There are times when talents gather ... and poets. I write of this now because someone very special, even by the standards of that era, has just died. The first time I saw Robin Williams was in one of the comedy clubs that were ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - Western and Southern Open

    Djokovic battles through but Tsonga and Venus Williams crash out in Cincinnati

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 10:58am

    ... withdrew before the tournament because of an injured wrist. While Djokovic managed to advance despite his struggles, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Venus Williams made quick exits after leaving ... And it was.” Venus Williams beat sister Serena while reaching the finals in Montreal on Sunday, finishing runner-up. She lost to Lucie Safarova 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 in the first round here Tuesday. “I ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Rivals scramble for places at CY's public meeting

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com With only 280 tickets left to the venue, opposing parties will be up early to ensure they get a say Rivals scramble for places at CY's public meeting The chief executive's meet-the-public session in Tin Shui Wai on Sunday looks set to start with a scramble between the pan-democrats and the pro-establishment camp to grab the remaining 280 ...

  8. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Grief and homage for Robin Williams, comic genius who hanged himself aged 63

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 11:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles Tributes pour in for comic genius Robin Williams An outpouring of grief and homage greeted the news that Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams had taken his own life after a battle with depression. Struggling with depression, Williams tried to cut his wrist and hanged himself with a belt in a bedroom of his San Francisco Bay Area ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong Law Society president Ambrose Lam falls on own sword

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Law Society head falls on own sword The overwhelming vote of no confidence last week against Ambrose Lam San-keung made his resignation yesterday as Law Society ... the support of 2,392 society members with 1,478 against. However, this does not mean Lam was necessarily wrong. What landed him in hot water was the statement he made on June 16 in support ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - COMEDY

    Robin Williams and the Chinese comedic brotherhood

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:02pm by Jesse Appell

    ... Jesse Appell The world just got a lot less funny. I say the world, because Robin William’s death has not just shocked and saddened his fellow American compatriots, nor merely ... That both Westerners and Chinese alike acknowledged his loss shows that his comedy accessed our common humanity. Beyond language, time, and culture, Robin Williams reached within people everywhere ...




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