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Green Towers

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 9:55AM UTC

Patrick Blanc, a French botanist, believes that his patented Vertical Garden concept (http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com/) could turn Hong Kong’s concrete high-rises into green buildings.  The idea is to reduce energy consumption and insulate structures, not to mention make them pleasant to behold, a plan that I would support without reservation. Some of

ASEAN nations look to the future

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 9:47AM UTC

Leaders of 16 Asian countries gave high priority Sunday to finding a new economic growth model to free half the world’s population from merely serving as producers for the West, the Thai prime minister said. Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the leaders gave such a search “the utmost importance” at

Face of the Day

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 9:35AM UTC Face of the Day

On the 30th anniversary of the assassination of President Park Chung-hee, the Chosun Ilbo put up this photo of his assassin, KCIA director Kim Jae-gyu, re-enacting the crime scene.

Popularity of Indian-bashing continues to grow

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 9:25AM UTC

The Age reports on the “unprovoked bashing” of an Indian man assaulted by a gang of young Australian thugs, the attack continuing despite the intervention of onlookers. Bashing? As in struck a savage blow to the head with a cricket bat? Or perhaps knocked to the ground and then kicked

Malaysian accused of killing wife with acid

By Mon, Oct 26, 2009 8:19AM UTC

Malaysian police arrested a man suspected of killing his wife and blinding his teenage daughter by splashing acid on them while they slept, an official and news reports said Sunday. The man is believed to have crept into his wife’s separate bedroom early Saturday and poured a bottle of acid

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