08 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Hong Kong backs down on ‘patriotism’ classes

 Government says new curriculum will be optional after weeks of protests against what was dubbed as Chinese propaganda.
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2012 15:50 GMT


EU agrees to beef up sanctions on Syria

Syrian troops backed by tanks and helicopters repel a rebel attack in Aleppo, while activists report nationwide clashes.
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2012 17:35 GMT

Hala Mohammad: Waiting for Spring

Artscape: Poets of Protest

08 Sep 2012 14:56 GMT
Exiled in Paris, the Syrian poet despairs for her country as the crisis there deepens.

The great riches of our seas have been depleted and forgotten

Just as overfishing impoverishes the life of the sea, the forgetting impoverishes our own lives

Mine Oyster--Dredging-Boats in the Chesapeake

Oyster dredging in Chesapeake Bay. Photograph: Corbis

Researching the history of ecosystems, it is not long before you make an arresting discovery. Great abundance of the kind that exists in the tropics – or existed until recently – was once almost universal.


Pakistani Christian girl leaves jail

Rimsha Masih, accused of burning Qur’an, released on bail via armoured vehicle and helicopter


Iran blasts ‘hostile’ Canada

Ottawa accused of acting as puppet of Israel and west after it closes embassy over Syria and nuclear concerns



OJ lawyer ‘tampered with glove’

Former prosecutor alleges key piece of evidence was doctored by ex-American football star’s defence team during 1995 trial

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