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  1. FYI: What's so great about the Great Train Robbery?

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... Mark Footer FYI: What's so great about the Great Train Robbery? Forty-two years ago today, a British court handed down lengthy prison sentences to men involved in what had already ... stealing a then-British-record sum of #2.6 million. That's #40 million ($544 million) in today's money. By comparison, Hong Kong's biggest robbery is the 1991 taking of a security ...

  2. Peeping Tom 'sought to escape wife's nagging'

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A 76-year-old peeping Tom who took video recordings of women showering, changing and urinating did so as a form of escape from his nagging wife, a court heard yesterday. The explanation was given after Mok Kong pleaded guilty to two counts of co ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Man, 63, arrested for rape Police said a 63-year-old man was arrested for indecent assault and rape on June 28 after a woman reported she had been indecently assaulted and raped in Central the day before. He was released on bail and must report back later this month, a police spokeswoman said. No more details were available. 4-month-old British boy dies A four-month-old British boy ...

  4. British probe of 'rendition' case includes events in HK

    Posted Jan 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam and Greg Torode A criminal probe by British police will expand to cover events in Hong Kong in which UK and US secret agents conspired to handdeliver a suspected Libyan terrorist ... the British government over its complicity in his 'rendition' from Hong Kong to Libya in 2004, where he claims he was tortured for several years under Gaddafi's regime. Saadi's ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - GAMING

    HK film boss Charles Heung may face casino probe

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters US$100,000 credit transfer for alleged triad chief could land Las Vegas casino in trouble HK film boss faces gambling probe A gambling credit transfer of US$100,000 for a Hong Kong film company executive could be investigated by casino regulators in America because of his alleged triad links. The transfer was on behalf of Charles Heung Wah-keung, chairman of Hong ...

  6. Man, 29, charged over death of British tourist

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... A 29-year-old man, arrested over the death of 64-year-old British tourist Janet Gilson, will appear in Eastern Court today. Police said the man was charged with murder yesterday. Gilson was reported missing by her niece last Wednesday. Her body was found at the home of her niece on Lamma Island, at about 4pm on Saturday. Police said an autopsy failed to establish the cause of her ...

  7. Developer wins right to hire top British barrister

    Posted May 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Ng maggie.ng@scmp.com A subsidiary of property giant Cheung Kong (Holdings) will hire a top barrister from Britain in a legal battle with seven purchasers who accused the developer of failing to complete a luxury residential project on time. In the ...

  8. The Wings of the Kirin (Film)

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung I've never read anything by Japanese crime writer Keigo Higashino, but the film adaptation of The Wings of the Kirin feels very much like a novel. It's less a film ... missing- he just has to work out what. The Wings of the Kirin is too preachy for its own good. It's as though the film was made specifically for moral teaching. Everyone has redeeming ...

  9. British legal ruling has implications for HK prenups, lawyer says

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry As long as it something carried out between two consenting adults, then it can go ahead. That was the judgment of the British Supreme Court in the recent case involving the prenuptial agreement between German heiress Katrin Radmacher and her investment banker husband, Nicolas Granatino. Granatino had argued against the prenuptial agreement. But law lords upheld its ...

  10. Our roads no film set, judge says

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com A judge told a banned driver who led police on a wild car chase around Yuen Long that such driving should only be seen on a cinema screen, before jailing him for almost five years. Ngai Sing-keung, who had already been banne ...




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