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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 June, 2012, 12:00am

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Website's lawyers seek dismissal of US lawsuit

Lawyers for Megaupload.com founder and former local resident Kim Dotcom say America's online piracy case against the file-sharing website should be dismissed since the firm was registered in Hong Kong. Lawyer Ira Rothken said foreign firms without a presence in the US could not be indicted. US authorities claim the site earned more than US$175 million for the owners and cost copyright owners more than US$500 million by offering pirated copies of movies, television shows and other content.

Groups to mark British queen's diamond jubilee

The Royal Geographical Society and the British Chamber of Commerce will commemorate Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee on Tuesday evening at the Hong Kong Club in Central. It will include a live broadcast of the queen's ceremonial procession from the Palace of Westminster to Buckingham Palace.

DAB launches internship scheme to recruit youth

The Young Democratic Alliance for the Progress and Betterment of Hong Kong has launched an internship scheme that provides young adults with a chance to work in politics. Horace Cheung Kwok-kwan, DAB vice-chairman, said it could help the party recruit aspiring young talents.

Murder probe over wife's fatal stabbing at home

Police have launched a murder probe after a woman, 48, who worked as a janitor was found dead with a stab wound in her stomach in a Tin Yuet Estate flat in Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long. They suspect her mentally ill husband, 57, killed her with a seven-inch fruit knife after an argument.

Thief swipes HK$13,000 from hotpot restaurant

An intruder stole HK$13,000 in cash from the Hei Yuet Hotpot Seafood Restaurant in Queen's Road Central. A woman employee found the cash missing, and signs of a disturbance, when she arrived for work at 7am.

Woman outsmarts crook posing as ex-colleague

A Sha Tin woman, 37, outwitted a crook who called her posing as an ex-colleague. The impostor said he was in trouble and asked if she could lend him some money. She called the police and phoned her former colleague to confirm he was safe.

 
 
 
 

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