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Car rams into lobby of Sing Tao Building

A car rammed into the large plate glass windows of the Sing Tao News Corporation headquarters in a pre-dawn attack yesterday - three weeks after masked men marched into another Hong Kong media organisation and started smashing up computers.

Friday, 31 August, 2012, 3:19am

Sha Tin Christian school forsakes Bible studies for national education

A Sha Tin Christian school will cancel two weekly morning assemblies - which include Bible studies - to make way for national education.

The move by Baptist Lui Ming Choi Primary School has upset parents who chose it for its religious character.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

US soldiers ignored warnings by Afghan colleagues not to burn Korans

In the most detailed account of an incident that triggered deadly riots across Afghanistan, a Pentagon probe revealed how hundreds of Korans were hurled into an incinerator by US soldiers who ignored repeated urging by Afghan colleagues not to do so.

29 Aug 2012 - 4:26am

Vatican's interfaith chief defends Pakistani girl detained for burning Koran verses

French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran yesterday went to the defence of a young Pakistani girl accused of blasphemy, stressing that she "cannot read or write".

Rimsha, whose age is between 11 and 16 based on various reports, is accused of burning pages from a children's religious instruction book inscribed with verses from the Koran. She was arrested and remanded in custody last Thursday.

26 Aug 2012 - 4:59am

Hong Kong class boycotts over Moral and National Education plan averted

Schools are unlikely to introduce classes in moral and national education in the next three years, making a threat by teachers to boycott such classes next month moot, a leading opponent of the planned curriculum says.

Eva Chan Sik-chee, co-founder of the Parents Concern Group on National Education, was speaking after talks with three major school sponsoring bodies.

27 Aug 2012 - 9:12pm

Myanmar has barred Rohingya from mosques since start of Ramadan

Myanmar's security forces barred Muslim Rohingya from worshipping in mosques across Rakhine state since the start of Ramadan, said people with knowledge of the matter.

The ban started in the third week of last month at the start of the Muslim fasting month. It is ongoing even with the end this week of Eid ul-Fitr, the festival that marks the close of Ramadan.

23 Aug 2012 - 4:12am

Pakistan's secret parties push religious boundaries

Women in short skirts and men with gelled hair bump and grind on a dance floor as a disc jockey pumps up the volume. The air is thick with illicit smoke and shots of hard liquor are being passed around. Couples kiss in a lounge.

This is not Saturday night at a club in New York, London or Hong Kong. It is the secret side of Pakistan.

22 Aug 2012 - 2:57am

Philippine bishops fighting trends, and own flock, on reproductive health bill

The Vatican's last bastion of Catholic conservatism looks likely to be breached as a controversial law to make contraceptives freely available to the poor nears passage in the Philippine Congress.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:19am

Legends: kahk

Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, is set to end this weekend. Marking its conclusion is the Eid ul-Fitr holiday.

The celebrations are also known as Hari Raya Puasa in Malaysia or Hari Lebaran in Indonesia. The festivities, which can last for a few days, include visiting friends and family to exchange gifts and, of course, feasting.

15 Aug 2012 - 5:52pm

From father to son, a celebration of Kerala's culinary delights

15 Aug 2012 - 5:39pm