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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    US doctor returns bones of arm he amputated from Viet Cong fighter

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Piece of luck allows ex-US army medic to give macabre memento back to one-time Vietcong Doctor returns arm bones he amputated in war A US doctor yesterday returned arm bones to their former Vietcong owner, more than 40 years after he amputated the arm during the Vietnam conflict. The bones were handed back to ex-soldier Nguyen Quang Hung at his house ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1273327/us-doctor-returns-bones-arm-he-amputated-viet-cong-fighter
  2. News - China - SICHUAN FIVE YEARS ON

    Sichuan quake amputee dives back into life

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... sat on the edge of her dormitory bed at a swimming school in Chengdu, sending text messages to a friend on her smartphone. The 16-year-old lost both her legs, amputated above the knee, after ... was pulled out alive late on the morning of May 15 but her legs were so badly damaged that doctors amputated them a couple of days after she was taken to a Chengdu hospital by military helicopter. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1235739/sichuan-quake-amputee-dives-back-life
  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Defence team wraps up case in Oscar Pistorius murder trial

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 05:30pm by Reuters, AP

    ... the slender bones that run from below the knee to the ankle. Part of his lower legs were amputated when he was 11 months old. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549674/defence-team-wraps-case-pistorius-murder-trial
  4. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Farmer cuts off his own feet after being unable to afford frostbite treatment

    Posted May 14th 2014, 05:09pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A farmer from Anhui was forced to amputate his own feet because he could not afford 10,000 yuan for hospital surgery, after suffering untreatable infections brought on by frost-bite. Liu Dunhe, a villager from a small town in Anhui province, 44, used “shards of broken glass” to amputate his feet after suffering unbearable pain, The Beijing News ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1512067/anhui-farmer-unable-afford-medical-expenses-amputates-own-feet
  5. News - World - CRIME

    Experts say they found no signs that Oscar Pistorius was mentally ill

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... anxiety dating back to the amputation of his lower legs as a child and the influence of a mother who abused alcohol and slept with a gun under her pillow out of fear of South Africa's high ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543626/pistorius-had-no-mental-disorder-time-shooting-say-psychiatrists
  6. News - Hong Kong - RESCUE

    Emergency medical team to help trapped victims

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Doctors and nurses group will be able to amputate limbs on the spot to free people Emergency medical team to help trapped victims The Hospital Authority has ... accident scene where an on-site amputation is necessary to free someone. Dr Chow Yuk-yin, head of the orthopaedics and traumatology department for New Territories West, said the team had been set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1267484/emergency-medical-team-help-trapped-victims
  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius reports to psychiatric hospital for court-ordered tests

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:15pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... a deep-seated anxiety that began to fester after the amputation of his lower legs as a child. His trial has attracted global media attention, with evidence showing a turbulent relationship between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519652/oscar-pistorius-reports-psychiatric-hospital-court-ordered-tests
  8. News - World - BRAZIL

    Brazil hospital morgue holds remains of 40 newborns and fetuses

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 12:12am by AFP

    ... Officials also found body parts which prosecutors said probably were left over from emergency amputations. "It's like something from a horror film," prosecutor Ana Cristina Huth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1483172/brazil-hospital-morgue-holds-remains-40-newborns-and-fetuses
  9. News - World - ADVENTURE

    Ultra-marathon burns victim wins HK$72m payout from HK adventure company

    Posted May 30th 2014, 11:53am by Agence France-Presse in Sydney and Danny Lee

    ... her in a valley. She also lost four fingers and a thumb. Kate Sanderson, another runner trapped by the fire, needed to have her left foot amputated. She reportedly settled with Racing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1521780/australia-ultra-marathon-burns-victim-wins-hk72m-payout-hk-adventure
  10. News - World - FRANCE

    France ties transatlantic trade talks to mooted US mega fine on BNP Paribas

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 04:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... a considerable negative knock-on effect. “If Paribas had its capital amputated, that would mean fewer loans to businesses, notably French ones,” he said Noyer, who is the highest banking regulatory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524553/france-ties-transatlantic-trade-talks-mooted-us-mega-fine-bnp-paribas

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