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Kate O'Mara, Dynasty Actress, Dead at 74

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Actress Kate O’Mara, of Dynasty and Doctor Who fame, died today at a nursing home in Sussex, England. She was 74 years old. Read more…

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Greece’s Dickensian Christmas

Greece is edging out of recession thanks to EU bailouts, but for many from the country’s former middle class, homelessness and extreme poverty haunt the New Year.

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Deal with protesters defused tensions in Shanghai

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A series of conciliatory speeches by Zhu Rongji in June 1989 most likely defused a tense situation in Shanghai in the days following the military crackdown in Beijing, according to a newly published collection of speeches the former premier made while city mayor and party boss. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Pope’s audience at Rio’s Copacabana beach rivals Rolling Stones concert

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Pope Francis has shown that his message of renewed faith in Jesus Christ can compete with the Rolling Stones and their Sympathy for the Devil. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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In China, losing battle against lung disease and workers’ rights

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Migrant worker Zhang Haichao wakes up three or four times a night. “I have to lie flat on the bed and can’t turn over. I must get up and sit for a while after sleeping for a long time, otherwise I can’t breathe,” he said. Every day it gets harder for him to breathe as his pneumoconiosis recurs. A lung transplant is his only chance of surviving.

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Task force wants HK lights switched off after 11pm or midnight

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Most of the flash and glitter will vanish from Hong Kong’s brightly lit commercial areas after midnight if a government task force’s recommendations are accepted. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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HK$100m grants to district councils spark debate on public interest

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The decisions of two district councils to use their HK$100 million government grants on community projects of their choice have renewed a debate over whether taxpayers’ money is going into advancing the people’s interest or that of politicians. The 18 district councils each have a one-off grant of HK$100 million from Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to improve neighbourhood facilities. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Mad Men: Tracing the Troubled History of Peggy and Joan

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"I’m glad you’re here.""Well, I’m glad you’re here." Oh, Peggy and Joan, aren’t we all just so glad for one another? A few weeks ago, Peggy and Joan declared their mutual gladness when the SCDP/Cutler, Gleason and Chaough merger reunited them, but it rang just a tiny bit false. Yes, … More »

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Is Chungking Mansions a trap for Wong Kar-wai movie fans?

<!– google_ad_section_start –> China’s younger generation, in the wake of the Chungking Mansions rape, wonder whether fans of Wong Kar-wai’s cult movie are staying at the iconic building at the price of their own safety. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Communist Party’s moral guardians wade into debate on Chinese tourism behaviour

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The Chinese Communist Party’s moral guardians have united with the tourism regulators in a joint call for Chinese citizens to behave when leaving their homes to see their country and the world. The party’s Central Guidance Commission for Building Spiritual Civilisation and the China National Tourism Administration have re-issued a 128-character-long rhyme that should help tourists remember the rules of “civilised behaviour” on the road. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Can restricting exports on milk formula prove best for baby?

<!– google_ad_section_start –> “There was only one tin left at home, but we could not buy another tin of the same brand for a whole week,” says Snowy, the mother of a 10-month-old girl, as she recalls the scramble for milk powder she and her husband went through during the Lunar New Year holiday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Can restricting exports on milk formula prove best for Hong Kong’s babies?

<!– google_ad_section_start –> “There was only one tin left at home, but we could not buy another tin of the same brand for a whole week,” says Snowy, the mother of a 10-month-old girl, as she recalls the scramble for milk powder she and her husband went through during the Lunar New Year holiday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Forbes lists China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan among world’s 100 most powerful women

<!– google_ad_section_start –> China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan has made it onto Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women, a feat her predecessors have never achieved, but remains overshadowed by her entrepreneurial compatriots. Peng jumped from nil to No 54 in the rankings published on Wednesday after accompanying President Xi Jinping on his maiden trip as head of state through Africa in March. She was showered with praise as an unprecedentedly confident Chinese first lady. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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