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  1. Can the guns be silenced?

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Earlier this month Mr Straw called on the world's biggest arms exporting nations to agree on a treaty to control the sales of conventional weapons such as guns and grenades. Already under ... who would still be alive if governments had stricter gun laws has long been the rallying cry of lobbyists, aid agencies and human-rights groups. Their case has been given impetus by a series ...

  2. Japanese alarm at wave of copycat shootings

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... and Firearms Control Division of the National Police Agency. 'The guns are being made stronger and modified to take steel balls rather than plastic pellets. 'There have been at least 20 ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo A rise in the number of shootings in Japan has opened a new discussion on gun ownership- even though the weapons being fired are nothing more than air guns ...

  3. Two guns seized and 16 arrested in series of raids

    Posted Nov 09th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Two modified guns were seized and 16 people arrested during an anti-crime operation in the New Territories yesterday. Police said the operation began at 11am when officers from ... of untreated oil and 600 litres of petrol were seized as well as two modified guns, two long knives, five choppers, 2,000 contraband cigarettes and 12 grams of suspected heroin. Police said a number ...

  4. Blunt facts about mob control

    Posted Dec 13th 2005, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... management: crowd control. The authorities have reason to fret about how the inevitable protests unfold because major WTO events usually degenerate into riots spearheaded by anti-capitalist radicals. ... The Scream emits noise at frequencies that affect the inner ear, inflicting dizziness and sickness, or even damaging hearing. Another fearsome hi-tech crowd control weapon, the Active Denial System ...

  5. Trial of entrapped stun-gun purchaser thrown out

    Posted Aug 18th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The trial of a man charged with possessing stun guns and canisters of pepper spray was abandoned yesterday after a judge found he had been the victim of police entrapment. ... charges of possessing arms without a licence after being arrested at Kwun Tong Plaza on December 7 last year. He was arrested after a tip-off and was found in possession of five stun guns- three ...

  6. Business booms as the guns fall silent

    Posted Oct 28th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... The earthquake in the areas close to the Line of Control, for example, had some Kashmiris muttering that corporate India had been less generous with its aid package than during the 2001 Gujarat ... the gun. Hotel housekeeper Ramzan Butt recalls the day in 1998 when an armed militant stole into his room and held a revolver to his throat, demanding the cash box. These days, the same militant ...

  7. Tsang's backers eager for the starting gun

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... approves his resignation. But his first assignment was to exercise damage control after his top campaign aide quit, having broken campaigning rules. Mr Tsang said as he arrived at the office ...

  8. China sticks to its guns in clone wars

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is born, so from a Chinese ethical perspective, tests on human cells are OK,' she said. 'Aborting a three-month-old foetus is legal and widely applied as a population-control measure, so ...

  9. China sticks to its guns in clone wars

    Posted Feb 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on human cells are OK,' she said. 'Aborting a three-month-old foetus is legal and widely applied as a population-control measure, so both scientists and Chinese citizens accept the use ...

  10. Cruz in control all season

    Posted Jul 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... home. Cruz's prize-money record of $90.9 million, also set last term, was beaten with almost two months to spare as Group One big guns Silent Witness, Bullish Luck and Perfect Partner ...




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