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History of the United States

Filibustering buys lawmakers more time to fight bill

A last-minute filibuster on the copyright amendment ordinance has bought a three- to four-week delay for angry internet users to fight for the withdrawal of a law they term the 'Article 23 of the cyber world'.

Saturday, 28 April, 2012, 12:00am

The Conspirator (Film)

Historical biopics can sometimes drown you with facts. Fortunately, The Conspirator spares us a densely packed history lesson. Yet it's still a history lesson without much to add to the topic of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A drawn-out lesson of a movie

Historical biopics can sometimes drown you with facts. Fortunately, The Conspirator spares us a densely packed history lesson. Unfortunately, it's still a history lesson without anything significant to add to the topic of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A History of the World Since 9/11

A History of the World Since 9/11 by Dominic Streatfeild Atlantic Books HK$221

30 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

History-makers Part 28: Geronimo

Quick facts Profession: Apache warrior, medicine man Famous for: opposing social injustice Born: June 26, 1829, Turkey Creek, present-day New Mexico Died: February 17, 1909, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States Married: to numerous women Nickname: Goyaale, meaning 'one who yawns'

End of an era

14 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Ghosts of a racist past

For more than four decades, Thelma Collins has carried the burden of her brother's murder alone. Every night since his death in May 1964 at the age of 19, she said a prayer to her 'baby brother in heaven', told him about her day, perhaps shed a tear or two, then quietly got on with her own life raising a young family.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Life in the aftermath

Five years ago today, an audacious terrorist attack on the US shook the world and prompted an ongoing 'war on terror'. How have the tragic events of 9/11 changed your outlook on the world or your view of life? Write to us

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

'Business as usual' the finest tribute


A tattered Stars and Stripes flag recovered from the rubble. A shattered fireman's oxygen tank and a collection of keys stamped with the World Trade Centre logo. All are on display near Ground Zero this week as a reminder of the day five years ago when terrorists struck.

8 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

719 days to go

Inviting guests round for a party is often a cause for mild panic.

What to do about the tatty sofa, and what about the bare floor and all the dust?

Many head for Ikea and buy a 'throw' for the worn settee and a new rug to tie the room together, under which is swept the domestic waste.

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

No political snooping under spy bill, security chief to tell Legco

The secretary for security will make a policy statement in Legco that snooping operations conducted under the impending covert surveillance law will not be carried out for political purposes, a government source said yesterday.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Under a black cloud

The queues for security checks at the airport are calmer and move faster. There are fewer false alerts for suspicious packages to disturb the city's subway system. And white powder is more likely to be associated with drugs than anthrax.

29 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The Weather Underground

The Weather Underground

Starring: Bernardine Dohrn,

Mark Rudd, Brian Flanagan,

David Gilbert, Bill Ayers

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel

14 Aug 2005 - 12:00am


If you thought the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks was simply going to be a day of solemn memorials and patriotic chest-thumping, you're wrong. Remember, this is the United States, where the only thing more important than the country is the dollar. And for many Americans, September 11, 2002, will be as much about hard cash as national honour.

8 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Shocking lapse of taste

As the anniversary of 9/11 approaches, expect plenty of tacky cash-ins, such as this 'Osama bin at the Twin Towers' lighter, bought for $30 in Shenzhen by American reader Michael Ng.

'There were boxes of them,' warned Ng, who admitted to feeling 'a tad guilty' about buying one.

21 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Air-safety taskforce considered

China is considering setting up a high-ranking taskforce to handle plane hijacking, the semi-official China News Service reported.

It said the Government was thinking of forming an 'anti-hijacking leading group' under the Civil Aviation Administration of China (Caac) to ensure rapid reaction if planes were hijacked.

17 Nov 2001 - 12:00am