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  1. Who could deny joyce her pound of flesh

    Posted Aug 14th 2004, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... with Quinton Chan Joyce Cheng Yan-yee's marvellous efforts to lose 36kg in less than 12 months have become the talk of the town, and her book, My Diet Diary, is a best-seller. LoDown, already surviving on starvation rations, has no need to trim any fat but has read the book out of curiosity. Here are a few lesser-known facts about Joyce's journey from lard to hard body: ...

  2. Mother sells baby boy to feed family

    Posted Sep 15th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi In a desperate attempt to save the rest of her family from starvation, a mother has sold her infant son for 6,000 rupees (HK$1,020), only to be beaten by her ... India's poorest and most backward state, which has endured a perishing drought then heavy flooding that wiped out most of this year's crops. At least five people have died of starvation ...

  3. Couple jailed for abusing daughter

    Posted Mar 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin A couple who abused their seven-year-old daughter and left her wandering the streets close to starvation received 20-month jail terms yesterday. Housewife Lam Lai-ching, 37 and unemployed Lau Hok-yu, 35, both living on welfare payments, had earlier pleaded guilty in Eastern Court to ill-treatment or neglect by those in charge of a child or young person. Magistrate Ian Candy ...

  4. Weavers seek divine intervention

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... selling a child, to ward off starvation and ruin in the city, on the banks of the Ganges. Their despair stems from the result of a government decision in 1995 to allow the import of Chinese silk. ...

  5. As Sudan faces tragedy, has the world learned?

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Oxfam estimates half are refugees, forced from their homes and property, and that of these, 200,000 face starvation because of drought. International Crisis Group special adviser John ... UN agencies, human rights groups and aid workers have accused forces of the janjaweed militia of systemised starvation, killing, rape and pillage. They claim houses have been burned, crops ...

  6. Belgian child rapist found guilty

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the country in 1996. Dutroux, 47, faces life in prison. The crimes, which included the death by starvation of two girls in a dungeon in the basement of Dutroux's house near Charleroi, have ...

  7. Sichuan doctor beats Blaine with seven-week fast

    Posted May 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Chen Jianmin, a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine from Sichuan, yesterday ended a seven-week fast- after bettering American magician David Blaine's 44 days without food. Two aides helped lower Dr Chen, 51, from a glass box perched 14 metres above a steep Sichuan hillside at 3.35pm to the cheers of nearly 1,000 spectators- 49 days after the starvation stunt ...

  8. Kangaroo Island could cull 20,000 tree-chomping koalas

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... has to be done. The koalas are eating themselves out of house and home. They are crucifying the gum trees and will start dying of starvation unless their numbers are reduced,' he said. Mr ...

  9. Pigeon's wartime medal for bravery is set to scale the heights at auction

    Posted Nov 29th 2004, 12:00am by Sean Munday

    ... marksmen and falconers along the French coastline to bring them down. Only one in eight pigeons made it back safely. Many died of starvation after being stuffed into old socks and dropped for spies ...

  10. Charity solves headache of good food gone to waste

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... in poverty and suffering starvation. But we had hesitated to donate them for fear that some of the products would end up on the grey market. 'But we are confident of the reputation of welfare ...




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