Archive for 十月, 2012

Pakistan’s Emblem of Peace

She has been adopted as an emblem of peace in a region beset by violence and has provided a voice of quiet protest in a sea of angry rhetoric. Now Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old who was shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to want to go to school, could provide a turning point in Pakistan’s history, -read more>

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Pope Makes Philippines Teen Martyr a Saint

Depiction of Pedro Calungsod in the Heritage of Cebu Monument in Pari-an, Cebu City. (Photo: Nickrds09 / WikiMedia)

Pope Benedict XVI canonized the Philippines’ second saint on Sunday, giving one of the church’s top honors to the 17th century teen martyr Pedro Calungsod before throngs of Filipinos in St. Peter’s Square. 阅读更多 »

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6年前被诊出罹患罕见疾病「脊髓小脑退化性动作协调障碍」的陈钰淳,因肢体的恶性变化,被公司同仁私下取笑为「烂人」,3年前又因朋友和亲人相继过世,死亡的阴影笼罩在四周,让她选择封闭自己,甚至想了结生命。不过,在加入合唱团后,以及开朗活泼的丈夫力挺下,陈钰淳逐渐走出生命的幽谷,重新展露笑颜。 -。。。阅读全文>>

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Lessons in selflessness: students share exam notes

AN ONLINE sharing site crashed temporarily earlier this month when up to 4,000 people accessed it.

But the website was not trading movies or songs. -Read the rest of this entry>>

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双方见面之后,会谈并没有想象中那么顺利。因为文化的差异,大家先是在讨论文学创作上有了分歧,接着,古龙发现对方在客气的外表下总是透着一股傲慢,尤其是对中国当代文学,很有些看不上。场面有些尴尬,金庸先生总是大度地微笑着缓和紧张的气氛,古龙的话越来越少,渐渐沉默起来。 -。。。阅读全文>

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From abuse victim to millionaire academic

He was a millionaire by the age of 29 and received his PhD in economics from Princeton University before turning 30 last year. Dr Leong Kai Wen, now 31, an Assistant Professor of economics at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) released on Oct 1 a mini-autobiography titled Singapore’s Lost Son. His life journey reveals a tale of hardship, personal struggles and academic failures, the result of being sexually abused as a 10-year-old. 阅读更多 »

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Against all odds

Jasila Badardin was a toddler when she witnessed for the first time her mother being struck by an epileptic fit.

They were outside together, crossing the road and on the way to school when her mother collapsed. 阅读更多 »

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