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2014/08/24 08:12
2014/08/24 08:12
5d
Unbeaten Golden Rose favourite Almalad might have taken the easier group 1 path as a two-year-old but it was by Gai Waterhouse's design to have him at his peak at three. Unbeaten Golden Rose...
2014/08/24 08:12
2014/08/24 08:12
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2014/08/23 20:13
2014/08/23 20:13
6d
The Chinese import "14 Blades," shot in 2009, is a kind of Eastern western whose one-note characters and convoluted plot are nearly swallowed up whole by this martial arts film's dizzyingly wrought...
2014/08/23 17:28
2014/08/23 17:28
6d
Cloisonné enamel jar and cover with dragons. Metal with cloisonné enamels, Xuande mark and period (1426-1435), Beijing.(The Trustees of the British Museum) Jessica Harrison-Hall, the show's curator...
2014/08/21 02:05
2014/08/21 02:05
9d
Crowded: Visitors are packed around the Mona Lisa. Photo: AP Millions of tourists will interrupt their holidays to visit a museum this year. Here are 17 reasons why not to even bother. 1. You only...
2014/08/19 19:19
2014/08/19 19:19
10d
Newcastle trainer Darren Smith will take a couple of three-year-olds to Randwick on Saturday with the philosophy of "give it a crack and find out where we are at". Newcastle trainer Darren Smith will...
2014/08/17 12:59
2014/08/17 12:59
12d
A short trip to soaks in the sights, the scents and the saga of Shanghai It’s late evening when my Dragonair flight touches down at the Shanghai Pudong International airport, and already dark before...
2014/08/16 04:45
2014/08/16 04:45
14d
A King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) perches on a trunk at the Zoo Summit outside Panama City on June 17, 2013. (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images) A secretarybird is pictured at the zoo of the French...
2014/08/15 12:35
2014/08/15 12:35
14d
F OR most visitors the biggest drawcard in the central-Chinese city of Xian is the world-famous army of Terracotta Warriors, buried to “protect” the tomb of China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huang. But...
2014/08/13 12:21
2014/08/13 12:21
16d
BRENTON Avdulla always thought Saturday’s Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1100m) would be nothing more than a ‘sit and steer’ for him - except he originally thought he’d be aboard Rubick, not stablemate...
2014/08/13 07:08
2014/08/13 07:08
16d
The “Four Great Masters” exhibitions are ambitious undertakings that also signify how Taiwan is striving to secure an international reputation as the guardian of the best of Chinese culture, at a time...
2014/08/12 20:03
2014/08/12 20:03
17d
Send a mental hospital ambulance to the agriculture department, quick. And tell the psychiatric orderlies to use a straitjacket to pick up the hallucinating headman there. Not even President Noynoy...
2014/08/12 14:26
2014/08/12 14:26
17d
Dragon Inn King Hu, Taiwan. In this dazzlingly restored presentation of legendary director King Hu's classic, a heroic trio of outlaw warriors square off against sinister assassins at an isolated...
2014/08/10 16:03
2014/08/10 16:03
19d
The next logical reform, after the illegalization of the congressional and presidential pork barrels, is to slash that of the Judiciary’s too. Then, onto local governments’ “pork” – of governors and...
2014/08/07 14:21
2014/08/07 14:21
22d
A bed fit for a Ming! Battered bowl used by sleeping cat turns out to be Imperial Chinese antique... and sells for £108,000 Essex owners were moving house and thought bowl would fetch £200 at...
2014/08/04 23:28
2014/08/04 23:28
25d
... -- The ancient Chinese were stonewall masters. China not only has the world's longest fortification, the 21,196-kilometer-long Great Wall, but arguably the world's longest circular city wall,...
2014/08/02 20:38
2014/08/02 20:38
27d
Where does Peking Duck come from? It is a trick question: the dish named for China’s capital has its origins in Nanjing, hundreds of kilometers to the south. The tidbit is one of the revelations in a...
2014/07/31 15:46
2014/07/31 15:46
29d
Melbourne Zoo’s newest primate baby, a three week-old Colobus monkey, is held in the arms of her mother Clover, in Melbourne on June 29, 2011. Keepers have not been able to determine the sex of the...
2014/07/30 19:06
2014/07/30 19:06
30d
In Mao’s day, renegade Communists had it even tougher, with some banished to work farms after being designated as “capitalist roaders.” Former President Liu Shaoqi suffered years of beatings and died...
2014/07/29 22:26
2014/07/29 22:26
1m
Old Beijing gets a new lease of life By China correspondent Huey Fern Tay Beijing has a vast network of underground tunnels, built at the height of China’s tensions with the former Soviet...
2014/07/29 14:03
2014/07/29 14:03
1m
The tidbit is one of the revelations in a museum opened earlier this month to mark the 150th anniversary of the Quanjude restaurant, now the seven-storey flagship of a chain with franchises as far...
2014/08/24 08:12
2014/08/24 08:12
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