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  1. Drug wars: the law vs healthcare

    Posted Apr 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lucrative, if dangerous. For instance, on the US-Mexico border, drug-related gun battles, assassinations, thefts and kidnappings killed some 5,300 people last year. Last Tuesday, four policemen were ... of healthcare than law enforcement. 'We need law enforcement. But the heart of the matter is to bring back health- prevention [and] treatment- to the centre of drugs control,' said Namibian ...

  2. US fails to learn from school shootings

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lives, including the teenager's own, was also made possible by what are the loosest gun control laws in the developed world. After this shooting, there will be calls for tighter security ... One area where meaningful progress will be hard to come by is gun control. National laws limiting sales and mandating registration of weapons remain weak. State laws are varied and full ...

  3. Gun laws must be changed

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... these happenings, it is still very easy in the United States to buy and own a gun. I understand some people believe they need guns to protect themselves, especially if they live in the countryside and may be threatened by large, wild animals. But many people acquire guns for less understandable purposes. What's more, guns may be a method of self-protection, but they are also a guaranteed way to end ...

  4. Give me five

    Posted Jan 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Give me five furore (n) an outburst of excitement or anger Example: The school shootings in the United States have caused a furore over gun controls. cure-all (n) something that people think will solve all the problems Example: It is only a painkiller, not a cure-all for your illness. efficacy (n) the capability to produce a desired effect Example: The patient started to doubt ...

  5. Tsang sticks to his guns in face of protests

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The financial secretary is adamant- he says he will listen to criticism of his budget but there is little room for negotiation. Since John Tsang Chun-wah delivered his financial blueprint four days ago, there have been widespread complain ...

  6. Hong Kong's government planners are out of control

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland The government-developer complex in Hong Kong is out of control and urgently needs to be reined in. On Wednesday, the government announced proposals for new reclamation projects at up to 25 sites around Hong Kong's coastline, with plans for vast new artificial islands complete with bridges and tunnels to connect them to the city. The government says all ...

  7. Care not control for needy, says scholar

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to 'improve social management capabilities' and to solve problems 'which might harm social harmony and stability'. In reality, this often translates into tightened social control ...

  8. Pollution can't be controlled if first response is to hide it

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Carmen Liu Ka-man, Heep Yunn School Say you are walking on the street with your younger brother, when the ground suddenly cracks and a tall brick wall rises up and surrounds you. What would you do? Here are a few alternatives you can choose from: 1 Hide i ...

  9. Well in control of your future

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... hundreds of visitors and residents every day, for example, working at border control points or processing torture-claim cases at headquarters. Law says good interpersonal skills can be crucial, ... are sent to work in different departments. Work prospects The Immigration Department is divided into six main branches: Control; Enforcement and Torture Claim Assessment; Information Systems; ...

  10. Gun perk spurs more Indians to get the snip

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in New Delhi Government officials in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have begun offering fast-tracked gun licences to men who agree to undergo ... of their manliness. But Madhya Pradesh government's unique 'guns for sterilisation' scheme has been popular in the region where gangs of bandits often attack villages, loot them and kidnap ...




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