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View from the heart

Think of a film with a cancer-stricken character at its centre, and the mind conjures up scenes of full-blown melodrama.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Barton Hollow The Civil Wars

Grammy Award-winning country/folk group The Civil Wars offer their trademark soulful sounds in their debut studio album, Barton Hollow. The album picked up two Grammys this year - one for Best Folk Album and another for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Folk with a big dose of soul

Grammy Award-winning country/folk group The Civil Wars brings out the soulful music they are famed for in their debut studio album Barton Hollow. The album racked up two Grammys this year: one for Best Folk Album and another for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

15 years on, P.L.A. garrison still an enigma

It is almost 15 years since the first contingent of People's Liberation Army troops took their historic place in Hong Kong, and yesterday - as they held their 23rd open day since the handover - it was clear they remain an enigma to the Hong Kong public.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

Bo Xilai might be corrupt, but he is a capable leader and is good to poor people

A Beijing taxi driver's assessment of the fallen Politburo member

The battle of France has only just begun ... Nothing will be the same again

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen

I'm not that type of player to intentionally hurt anyone

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

Hongkongers have shown a spirit of unity and [readiness to] help one another in difficult times

Premier Wen Jiabao, in a letter to the residents of Sars-hit Amoy Gardens

In Indian culture, we feel that women are also supposed to be taking care of the home

Tessy Thomas, project director for India's long-rage missile programme

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

S Sudan's leader asks Hu for help

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir lobbied for economic and diplomatic support from China in a meeting with President Hu Jintao yesterday, telling Hu that recent attacks by Sudan were equivalent to a declaration of war on his country.

25 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We will have history professors explaining that it is our right, not a privilege, to build a small house

Heung Yee Kuk member Leung Fuk-yuen

It was a big surprise. I'd never imagined that my ball had reached Alaska. I've lost everything in the tsunami

Teenager Misaki Murakami, who has now recovered at least one prized possession

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Watchdog wants a say on protests

The head of the police watchdog says there is a pressing need to get it involved in helping police and protesters to communicate during demonstrations.

Jat Sew-tong, chairman of the Independent Police Complaints Council, also said the watchdog could play a role in monitoring the way the force handled protests.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

I will listen humbly to all the opinions raised by the public and ... remind myself to do my best in my remaining work

Chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on moves by legislators to impeach him

The time when the enemy blackmails us with atomic bombs has gone

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Legco rejects probe of 'tear gas' claim

Lawmakers have rejected a call to investigate accusations that chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying suggested using riot police and tear gas in 2003 to quell protests against controversial security legislation.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Ex-gangster brings new hope to kids

Machine Gun Preacher is based on American Sam Childers' memoir Another Man's War. It tells the story of an ex-convict and ex-gang member who goes on a miraculous journey to save the children of war-torn Sudan.

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A futile war grinds on, this time in Afghanistan

In the midst of the Taliban attacks in central Kabul on Sunday, a journalist called the British embassy for a comment. 'I really don't know why they are doing this,' said a diplomat. 'We'll be out of here in two years' time. All they have to do is wait.'

18 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I hope I can hand the membership card to your 400,000th member in 2015

Leung Chun-ying, at the annual meeting of the Federation of Trade Unions, which gave him 60 votes in the chief executive poll

Being the chairman of the stock exchange ... is very different from running the railway business

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Kachin 'victims of a split at top'

Myanmese President Thein Sein is being hailed for his efforts to end decades of conflict with ethnic Karen rebels - but a brutal battle continues unabated in Kachin state, where a similar fight for autonomy has long been waged.

16 Apr 2012 - 12:00am