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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 3:22am

Rape of Nanking remembered, 75 years on

China will mark the 75th anniversary of the Rape of Nanking, the slaughter of innocent civilians in the former capital of the Republic of China by invading Japanese troops. Events, including candle-light vigils and other ceremonies, will take place in Nanjing , along with a peace rally. The massacre, which left 300,000 Chinese dead, will also be remembered with memorial events in Hong Kong.

 

Iran in talks with IAEA chiefs

Talks take place in Vienna between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency on Tehran's nuclear programme, which western nations believe is being used to create material for a nuclear bomb. The IAEA hopes to reach a deal that would enable it to resume a long-stalled investigation into suspected past atomic bomb research, possibly still ongoing, in Iran.

 

Golden Globes nominees revealed

The first clues as to this year's likely Oscars contenders arrives in the form of the nominations for the 69th Golden Globes. The Globes, presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have long been seen as among the best indicators of Oscar performance. The films tipped for success include the big-screen version of the musical Les Miserables and Zero Dark Thirty, the tale of the search for Osama bin Laden.

 

Cathay pilot in court in New York

A Cathay Pacific pilot accused of sexually assaulting a colleague in a hotel room appears before a New York court - but no date for a full trial is yet in sight, almost 12 months after the alleged office. David Tonn, 35, was charged in June with a criminal sexual act in the third degree, two counts of forcible touching, third-degree rape and third-degree sexual abuse over an incident on New Year's Eve.

 

Study identifies risk factors for child poverty

The Hong Kong Institute of Education releases results of a study conducted by its department of Asian and policy studies into child poverty in the city. The study, based on the results of last year's census, is expected to show that the risk of child poverty is particularly high for families where the parents lack education, where only one parent is present and in families recently arrived from the mainland.

 

Euro zone set to approve new Greek bailout

Euro-zone finance ministers meet in Brussels and are expected to approve the long-delayed latest tranche of aid for Athens. Two national elections and a drag in negotiations with the EU, IMF and the European Central bank over further cuts in public spending had left the €34 billion (HK$342 million) payout on hold, but a debt buyback this week has opened the way for the funds to be released.

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