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The Standard
7,000 HKU alumni favor Johannes ChanThe governing body – the University of Hong Kong Council – has been caught in a
7,000 HKU alumni favor Johannes Chan
The Standard / Posted 4 minutes ago
The governing body – the University of Hong Kong Council – has been caught in a row over the delay to appoint former law dean Johannes Chan Man-mun, who was recommended as a candidate for the post. Critics had said the delay was linked to Chan's... Read more
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The Standard
Cheers and boos as HKU alumni cast pro-vice chancellor votesWednesday, September 02, 2015Cheers and boos filled the special meeting of Univ
Cheers and boos as HKU alumni cast pro-vice chancellor votes
The Standard / Posted 11 hours ago
Wednesday, September 02, 2015Cheers and boos filled the special meeting of University of Hong Kong convocation on the delayed appointment of the new pro-vice chancellor.At 9.30pm, a total of 9,011 convocation members registered to vote in person or... Read more
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The Standard
Pension proposal to `widen gap'Wednesday, September 02, 2015ADVERTISEMENTThe Business and Professionals Federa
Pension proposal to `widen gap'
The Standard / Posted 11 hours ago
Wednesday, September 02, 2015ADVERTISEMENTThe Business and Professionals Federation of Hong Kong criticized the universal pension proposal, saying it would widen the gap between the rich and the poor.An earlier retirement study conducted by... Read more
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The Standard
Big HK delegation heads to BeijingWednesday, September 02, 2015ADVERTISEMENTChief Executive Leung Chun- ying lead
Big HK delegation heads to Beijing
The Standard / Posted 11 hours ago
Wednesday, September 02, 2015ADVERTISEMENTChief Executive Leung Chun- ying leads a 300-strong delegation to Beijing today to attend a large-scale military parade and other events marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.Zhang... Read more
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The Standard
Occupy protesters walk freeWednesday, September 02, 2015Seventeen Mong Kok occupiers walked free from cont
Occupy protesters walk free
The Standard / Posted 11 hours ago
Wednesday, September 02, 2015Seventeen Mong Kok occupiers walked free from contempt of court charges yesterday after the Department of Justice failed to submit a document to the High Court on time.The 17 were charged on March 20 with disobeying... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
Why is China finding it hard to fight the markets?Dave here. I’m not sure I agree with the entirety of this take, but it has good
Why is China finding it hard to fight the markets?
Naked Capitalism / Posted yesterday
Dave here. I’m not sure I agree with the entirety of this take, but it has good data and gives a decent overview of what some economists are saying about China. It’s clear that there’s a leveraging problem in the economy. By Alicia Garcia Herrero, a... Read more
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The Standard
Experts voice concern on cases of hoarse kidsTuesday, September 01, 2015ADVERTISEMENTOne in 10 primary school children suffe
Experts voice concern on cases of hoarse kids
The Standard / Posted yesterday
Tuesday, September 01, 2015ADVERTISEMENTOne in 10 primary school children suffer from moderate to severe voice problems, probably due to too much extracurricular activity, a survey has found.The University of Hong Kong Voice Research Laboratory... Read more
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The Standard
bar chief joins fray on HKU postTuesday, September 1, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint Adver
bar chief joins fray on HKU post
The Standard / Posted yesterday
Tuesday, September 1, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint AdvertisingOnline AdvertisingArchive Site SearchEx-Tuesday, September 01, 2015A former Bar Association chairman has urged the University of Hong... Read more
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The Standard
Homegrown history saverMonday, August 31, 2015When you're dealing with museum exhibits dating back tho
Homegrown history saver
The Standard / Posted 2 days ago
Monday, August 31, 2015When you're dealing with museum exhibits dating back thousands, perhaps millions of years, you must exercise the greatest care. A slight change in temperature or humidity, for instance, may completely ruin a delicate wood... Read more
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The Standard
Hard road to court in battle of data abuseMonday, August 31, 2015There have been as least 40 cases involving the misuse o
Hard road to court in battle of data abuse
The Standard / Posted 2 days ago
Monday, August 31, 2015There have been as least 40 cases involving the misuse of data in marketing but only three have made it to court over the past two years, the privacy watchdog said. Privacy Commissioner Stephen Wong Kai-yi, who took up the post... Read more
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Business Insider
The US may have to go after the 'Great Firewall' to stop China's cyber-attacksAs the world recalls how two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan to end the seco
The US may have to go after the 'Great Firewall' to stop China's cyber-attacks
Business Insider / Posted 2 days ago
As the world recalls how two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan to end the second world war in Asia 70 years ago, a digital deterrent of a similar magnitude could be Washington’s only way to stop cyber attacks from the latest Asian aggressor, China,... Read more
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The Standard
Cancer transplant blunderFriday, August 28, 2015ADVERTISEMENTIn yet another monumental public hospital b
Cancer transplant blunder
The Standard / Posted 5 days ago
Friday, August 28, 2015ADVERTISEMENTIn yet another monumental public hospital blunder, two patients received heart and lung transplants at Queen Mary Hospital from a stroke victim who had kidney cancer. The Prince of Wales Hospital said yesterday... Read more
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The Standard
Parents held after tot drug test positiveFriday, August 28, 2015A two-year-old's urine has tested positive for illegal d
Parents held after tot drug test positive
The Standard / Posted 5 days ago
Friday, August 28, 2015A two-year-old's urine has tested positive for illegal drugs, with the girl's parents arrested under suspicion of ill- treatment and neglect. The mother, surnamed Law, 37, who police say is a drug user, took the toddler to Tuen... Read more
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The China Post
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong charged over protests HONG KONG - Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slammed police Thursday for
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong charged over protests
The China Post / Posted 5 days ago
HONG KONG - Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slammed police Thursday for what he called a "political prosecution" after he was charged over protests which led to last year's mass... Read more
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The New Age
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong charged over protestsHong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slammed police Thursday for what he called
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong charged over protests
The New Age / Posted 5 days ago
Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slammed police Thursday for what he called a "political prosecution" after he was charged over protests which led to last year's mass pro-democracy street rallies. Wong, 18, who became the face of the democracy... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
China's Missteps Tarnish A Reputation For Economic ManagementChina's government has had a rough summer. Officials have tried and failed to s
China's Missteps Tarnish A Reputation For Economic Management
KPBS San Diego / Posted 6 days ago
China's government has had a rough summer. Officials have tried and failed to stop the country's stock markets from nosediving. Both the Shenzhen and Shanghai exchanges closed down again today. Earlier this month, the government announced a surprise... Read more
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Brandon Sun
With power and prestige at stake, China's Xi seen staying the course despite sliding economyFILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends t
With power and prestige at stake, China's Xi seen staying the course despite sliding economy
Brandon Sun / Posted 6 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Despite growing anger among retail investors and a strong sense of economic... Read more
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Market Watch
China’s devaluation sets up clash on trade, market reformsThe renminbi revaluation has turned the currency world upside down. Yin-Wong C
China’s devaluation sets up clash on trade, market reforms
Market Watch / Posted 6 days ago
The renminbi revaluation has turned the currency world upside down. Yin-Wong Cheung was taking a holiday in California from another uncomfortably warm August in Hong Kong, when the Chinese government tweaked the state currency, the renminbi. That... Read more
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Salon.com
China’s Xi staying the course despite sliding economyBEIJING (AP) — What does China’s leadership lose politically as a result of the
China’s Xi staying the course despite sliding economy
Salon.com / Posted 6 days ago
BEIJING (AP) — What does China’s leadership lose politically as a result of the country’s precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international swagger, but probably not much else — for now. Despite growing anger among retail investors and a... Read more
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FOX News
With power and prestige at stake, China's Xi seen staying the course despite sliding economyFILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends t
With power and prestige at stake, China's Xi seen staying the course despite sliding economy
FOX News / Posted 6 days ago
FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing. Despite growing anger among retail investors and a strong sense of economic... Read more
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The Evening Sun
China's Xi staying the course despite sliding economyBEIJING (AP) — What does China's leadership lose politically as a result of the
China's Xi staying the course despite sliding economy
The Evening Sun / Posted 6 days ago
BEIJING (AP) — What does China's leadership lose politically as a result of the country's precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international swagger, but probably not much else — for now. Despite growing anger among retail investors and a... Read more
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York Daily Record
China's Xi staying the course despite sliding economyBEIJING (AP) — What does China's leadership lose politically as a result of the
China's Xi staying the course despite sliding economy
York Daily Record / Posted 6 days ago
BEIJING (AP) — What does China's leadership lose politically as a result of the country's precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international swagger, but probably not much else — for now. Despite growing anger among retail investors and a... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
China's Xi staying the course despite sliding economyBEIJING (AP) � What does China's leadership lose politically as a result of the
China's Xi staying the course despite sliding economy
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 6 days ago
BEIJING (AP) � What does China's leadership lose politically as a result of the country's precipitous stock market decline? A bit of international swagger, but probably not much else � for now. Despite growing anger among retail investors and a... Read more
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Slate
Stealing Jokes Is Now Big Business on the Internet. The Thieves Are Not Ashamed.Notes on the culture of the Internet. Josh Ostrovsky paid his dues in the tren
Stealing Jokes Is Now Big Business on the Internet. The Thieves Are Not Ashamed.
Slate / Posted 6 days ago
Notes on the culture of the Internet. Josh Ostrovsky paid his dues in the trenches of Internet fame. He got a wacky haircut and called himself “The Fat Jew.” He performed as a novelty rapper. He judged a wet T-shirt contest for pregnant women. He... Read more
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Italianicious
ItalianiciousPhD candidate Mia Spizzica from Monash University in Melbourne has been awarded
Italianicious
Italianicious / Posted 7 days ago
PhD candidate Mia Spizzica from Monash University in Melbourne has been awarded one of two new scholarships to support postgraduate archival research into unexplored aspects of Australia’s history involving Italian migrants. The scholarship was... Read more
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Zero Hedge
This Could Be Very Bad News Ahead Of China's Open TonightEarlier today we explained why far from supporting the stock market, all the Ch
This Could Be Very Bad News Ahead Of China's Open Tonight
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
Earlier today we explained why far from supporting the stock market, all the Chinese RRR cut did was offset already used funds to support currency intervention following the August 11 devaluation: the one sentence from SocGen that put it in... Read more
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The Standard
CRUNCH TIME DRAWS NEAR FOR HKUWednesday, August 26, 2015ADVERTISEMENTThe University of Hong Kong Council has
CRUNCH TIME DRAWS NEAR FOR HKU
The Standard / Posted 7 days ago
Wednesday, August 26, 2015ADVERTISEMENTThe University of Hong Kong Council has moved closer to naming controversial pro-democracy academic Joannes Chan Man-mun as pro vice chancellor after announcing it will decide on a search committee's... Read more
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The Standard
Head start in fun businessTuesday, August 25, 2015Amid worldwide growth in the resort and theme-park indu
Head start in fun business
The Standard / Posted 7 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2015Amid worldwide growth in the resort and theme-park industry, the Open University of Hong Kong is collaborating with Hong Kong Disneyland in launching a management higher diploma.The two-year program in resort and theme-park... Read more
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The Standard
Head start in fun businessTuesday, August 25, 2015Amid worldwide growth in the resort and theme-park indu
Head start in fun business
The Standard / Posted 7 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2015Amid worldwide growth in the resort and theme-park industry, the Open University of Hong Kong is collaborating with Hong Kong Disneyland in launching a management higher diploma. The two-year program in resort and theme-park... Read more
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Quartz
How China’s fish bladder investment craze is wiping out species on the other side of the planet - Quartz And then there were none Another asset bubble...
How China’s fish bladder investment craze is wiping out species on the other side of the planet
Quartz / Posted 8 days ago
- Quartz And then there were none Another asset bubble... Read more
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The Standard
Now just mind your languageTuesday, August 25, 2015Seven out of 10 people in Hong Kong face difficulties r
Now just mind your language
The Standard / Posted 8 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2015Seven out of 10 people in Hong Kong face difficulties reading simplified Chinese used in the mainland, even if most youngsters consider themselves trilingual, according to a University of Hong Kong survey.HKU Social Sciences... Read more
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The Standard
IB makes its markTuesday, August 25, 2015The international baccalaureate is still a minority pat
IB makes its mark
The Standard / Posted 8 days ago
Tuesday, August 25, 2015The international baccalaureate is still a minority path in Hong Kong for university entry - it's mainly embraced by the international school sector and a handful of direct subsidy scheme schools.But it's going down... Read more
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Newswise
‘Kathryn’s Wheel’ Collision Lights Up Galaxy Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsMonthly Notices of the Royal A
‘Kathryn’s Wheel’ Collision Lights Up Galaxy
Newswise / Posted 8 days ago
Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society A spectacular collision between galaxies has been spotted near the Milky Way. Two small star systems are... Read more
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The Standard
ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS LOOMSMonday, August 24, 2015ADVERTISEMENTThe recent 3 percent depreciation of the yu
ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS LOOMS
The Standard / Posted 9 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2015ADVERTISEMENTThe recent 3 percent depreciation of the yuan versus the US dollar within a week has raised the prospect of another financial crisis battering the region once more.The last Asian Financial Crisis started after Thai... Read more
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The Standard
Security alert for HKU talksMonday, August 24, 2015ADVERTISEMENTTighter security measures will bar students
Security alert for HKU talks
The Standard / Posted 9 days ago
Monday, August 24, 2015ADVERTISEMENTTighter security measures will bar students and the media from tomorrow's meeting of the University of Hong Kong governing council to be held at its Sassoon Road campus. This comes as former HKU law faculty dean... Read more
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The Standard
Simply the bestFriday, August 21, 2015ADVERTISEMENTIf you remember the mosaic squares from the
Simply the best
The Standard / Posted 12 days ago
Friday, August 21, 2015ADVERTISEMENTIf you remember the mosaic squares from the MTR stations, then Wong Chak-hung's works are not new to you. The renowned Hong Kong artist will have a solo exhibition next month. But there is now a strong sense of... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Go Negosyo supports Harvard Conference 2015Cross-cultural interaction has never been as inevitable as it is nowadays. I am
Go Negosyo supports Harvard Conference 2015
Pilipino Star / Posted 13 days ago
Cross-cultural interaction has never been as inevitable as it is nowadays. I am blessed to have travelled the world by visiting several countries with my family. Aside from the peaceful vacations and beautiful places that I have visited, my most... Read more
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The Standard
Mainland buyers find HK flats safe port in yuan stormThursday, August 20, 2015ADVERTISEMENTMainland investors looking to maintain as
Mainland buyers find HK flats safe port in yuan storm
The Standard / Posted 13 days ago
Thursday, August 20, 2015ADVERTISEMENTMainland investors looking to maintain assets are seeking shelter in Hong Kong's property sector after the yuan fell 3 percent against the US dollar last week. The People's Bank of China's reassurance that yuan... Read more
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The Standard
Daughter of Iron Lady made of write stuffThursday, August 20, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint Advert
Daughter of Iron Lady made of write stuff
The Standard / Posted 13 days ago
Thursday, August 20, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint AdvertisingOnline AdvertisingArchive Site SearchThursday, August 20, 2015ADVERTISEMENTThe first time I "saw" Carol Thatcher, it was in... Read more
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IGN
A Galaxy Collision Has Been DiscoveredAstronomers led by Prof. Quentin Parker at the University of Hong Kong and Prof
A Galaxy Collision Has Been Discovered
IGN / Posted 13 days ago
Astronomers led by Prof. Quentin Parker at the University of Hong Kong and Prof. Albert Zijlstra at the University of Manchester have discovered the closest ever galaxy collision. It's 30 million light years away, but that's fairly nearby by... Read more
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Business Standard India
China turned to risky devaluation of currency as export machine stalledThe labour market is under significant pressure, pay is barely climbing and mil
China turned to risky devaluation of currency as export machine stalled
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
The labour market is under significant pressure, pay is barely climbing and millions of Chinese are looking for workThe labour market is under significant pressure, pay is barely... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
China’s disaster playbook falls short in Tianjin blasts FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, smoke billows from the sit
China’s disaster playbook falls short in Tianjin blasts
Manila Bulletin / Posted 14 days ago
FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, smoke billows from the site of an explosion that reduced a parking lot filled with new cars to charred remains at a warehouse in northeastern... Read more
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The Standard
Legco rumpus comes back to bite Mad DogTuesday, August 18, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint Adverti
Legco rumpus comes back to bite Mad Dog
The Standard / Posted 15 days ago
Tuesday, August 18, 2015  Newsfeeds Contact UsAbout UsPrint AdvertisingOnline AdvertisingArchive Site Search Tuesday, August 18, 2015"Mad Dog" Raymond Wong Yuk-man has been charged with common... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Seven Oklahoma politicians who ran afoul of the lawNo doubt, the history of political shenanigans in Oklahoma is long and colorful
Seven Oklahoma politicians who ran afoul of the law
The Oklahoman / Posted 15 days ago
No doubt, the history of political shenanigans in Oklahoma is long and colorful. A 2014 study by researchers at Indiana University and the University of Hong Kong ranked Oklahoma the 11th most corrupt state in America. Even in pre-statehood days,... Read more
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New Kerala
New galaxy closest ever to earth The discovery of a new ring galaxy which arose from a galaxy collision, the c
New galaxy closest ever to earth
New Kerala / Posted 15 days ago
The discovery of a new ring galaxy which arose from a galaxy collision, the closest ever to the earth, was made public by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) on Monday. The newly formed ring galaxy was found by a team... Read more
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PhysOrg
Celestial firework marks nearest galaxy collisionColour image of the collision, made by combining the CTIO H-alpha image with re
Celestial firework marks nearest galaxy collision
PhysOrg / Posted 15 days ago
Colour image of the collision, made by combining the CTIO H-alpha image with red and blue images. Credit: Ivan Bojicic / the scientific team. A spectacular galaxy collision has been discovered lurking behind the Milky Way. The closest such system... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
China's silence after deadly blasts stokes citizens' fearsDramatic footage and pictures flashed across social media after the blasts at a
China's silence after deadly blasts stokes citizens' fears
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 18 days ago
Dramatic footage and pictures flashed across social media after the blasts at a hazardous goods storage facility, soon giving way to fears that dangerous chemicals could cast a toxic cloud over one of China's biggest cities. Wrong-footed officials... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
China’s silence after deadly blasts stokes citizens’ fears This photo taken on August 13, 2015 shows a firefighter walking past damaged
China’s silence after deadly blasts stokes citizens’ fears
Manila Bulletin / Posted 18 days ago
This photo taken on August 13, 2015 shows a firefighter walking past damaged vehicles after a series of explosions at a chemical warehouse hit the city of Tianjin, in northern China. A... Read more
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The Standard
Persistence pays off for a girl with a higher callingThursday, August 13, 2015A Diocesan Girls' School graduate has become the 12th
Persistence pays off for a girl with a higher calling
The Standard / Posted 19 days ago
Thursday, August 13, 2015A Diocesan Girls' School graduate has become the 12th top scorer in this year's Diploma of Secondary Education exams, and now Regina Yung Wai-man, 18, is set for the University of Hong Kong. She was successful in appealing to... Read more
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Rappler
Grace Poe attempts to break the wheelDaenerys Targaryen: Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell they're all
Grace Poe attempts to break the wheel
Rappler / Posted 19 days ago
Daenerys Targaryen: Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell they're all just spokes on a wheel. This one’s on top, then that one’s on top and on and on it spins crushing those on the ground. Tyrion Lannister: It's a beautiful dream, stopping... Read more
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