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  1. News - World - LIBYA

    Islamists mount heaviest assault so far on Libya's main airport in Tripoli

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tripoli Islamists mount heaviest assault on Tripoli airport Islamist militia launched their heaviest assault so far on Libya's main airport in Tripoli yesterday, two days after a truce with the rivals that control it collapsed, a security official said. "The airport was attacked with mortar rounds, rockets and tank fire," an airport ...

  2. News - China - CHINA

    Arson attack at Hunan plant kills three

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 05:55pm

    ... decades as the nation’s economy has boomed and the gap between rich and poor has expanded. Experts say the increase in assaults shows China is paying the price for focusing on more than 30 years ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    This time, guards dogs intercept White House invader

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:35pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Dogs overpower latest White House invader An unarmed man arrested for climbing over the White House fence has been charged with assaulting a Secret ... of assaulting a police officer, four misdemeanour counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry and a felony count of making arrests, the Secret Service said. After his arrest, Adesanya was taken ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Student accused of attacking senior Post editor Cliff Buddle pleads 'not guilty'

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:04pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Mainlander pleads not guilty over editor's assault A mainland student accused of assaulting University of Hong Kong lecturer and South China Morning Post editor Cliff Buddle pleaded not guilty yesterday. Liu Lu, 26, who says he is a student of Beijing' prestigious Tsinghua University, is facing a charge of common assault for attacking ...

  5. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Domestic helpers in UAE tell Human Rights Watch how they’re abused

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:42pm by AP

    ... The New York-based advocacy group said the report was based on interviews with 99 women domestic workers, recruitment agents and UAE employers. Six had been sexually assaulted or harassed. ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST: ANALYSIS

    Despite week-long assault, Israel may not silence Hamas rockets for good

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:11pm by AP

    ... not silence the Hamas rockets for good Israel says its punishing air assault on Hamas militants, their property and their weaponry has delivered a devastating blow to the Islamic militant group. Yet ... estimated 20 per cent of the rockets in Gaza have either been fired or destroyed by Israel. Besides hitting Hamas' future capabilities, he said the Israeli assaults were an attempt to convince ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Credit police for showing restraint

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... reputation for peaceful protest and tolerance, such as telecast video of plain-clothes officers taking away and assaulting a protester, and a telephone message threatening physical harm ... more colleagues were assaulted at an anti-Occupy Central rally over the weekend, bringing the number who have faced various attacks to 24. The journalists' association has rightly ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Cycling activist Martin Turner not guilty of assaulting bus driver

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 03:28am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com Magistrate acquits activist Martin Turner over dispute with Citybus driver in Causeway Bay Cyclist cleared in bus-driver assault case A cycling activist accused of hitting a bus driver three times in an altercation over the man's driving was acquitted of assault yesterday. Eastern Court Deputy Magistrate Lee Siu-ho said prosecutors failed ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Second man arrested after attacks on journalists at anti-Occupy rally

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:24pm by Shirley Zhao and Clifford Lo

    ... Shirley Zhao and Clifford Lo Police have arrested another man in connection with attacks on journalists during an anti-Occupy Central rally in Tsim Sha Tsui on Saturday. The 56-year-old was picked up in Chai Wan this afternoon on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm, criminal damage and common assault, police said. He is the second man arrested in connection ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel ramps up assault on Gaza with hundreds of air strikes

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Jerusalem Palestinians say 16 more killed in hundreds of air strikes targeting Hamas militants, who keep up a mostly ineffective rocket barrage Israel ramps up assault on Gaza Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault on Gaza yesterday, while the Palestinian militants retaliated by targeting the country's two largest cities, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. ...




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