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    Arafat’s remains said to be exhumed on Tuesday

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 08:39pm by Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank

    ... Associated Press in Ramallah, West Bank The remains of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will be exhumed on Tuesday as part of a renewed investigation into his death, a Palestinian ... tomb in Arafat’s former government headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Palestinian Authority, the self-rule government in the West Bank, had hesitated before agreeing to exhume ...

  2. Bank robber has a change of heart

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a bank robber and is in prison. Jem (Jeremy Renner) is Doug's best friend and one of his three partners in crime. In their last robbery, Jem takes bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) ... Starring and co-written and directed by Ben Affleck, The Town revolves around a bank robber who has to choose between love and friendship as he contemplates life away from crime. Doug ...

  3. News - China

    Wuxi residents unsettled as police stage bank robbery for training exercise

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Public upset police staged bank raid for officer drill Residents of Wuxi in Jiangsu province were left confused after police staged an armed robbery ... a "citizen" outside the bank, hijack a car and speed away. The incident on Wednesday was all the more unsettling as the drill bore similarities to robberies suspected to have been carried out by Zhou ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Bungling bank robber used fingers under his T-shirt in attempted stick-up

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... and one of attempted robbery. He was jailed for four years and eight months. Ryan said Chan made his first attempt at the Bank of China's Kwun Tong branch on November 30, 2010. He did ... was in debt. "In the present case, no weapon was shown." Wright said bank robbery was "taken seriously by the court" and required a "substantial term of imprisonment". ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    How a robbery led to the downfall of Shanxi political heavyweight

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 05:21am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... A high-profile robbery at the home of the chairman of a Shanxi state-owned coal firm in 2011 triggered a chain of events that contributed to the downfall of a heavyweight provincial official, a magazine claims. Caijing, a prominent mainland news magazine, reported yesterday that the handling of the robbery at the home of former Shanxi Coking Coal chairman Bai Peizhong prompted scores of retired ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... smoke drugged me, says 'Robbery victim' A woman claims she was drugged when tobacco smoke was blown into her face before being robbed of $120,000 in Yuen Long yesterday, police say. The 54-year-old woman, surnamed Tsui, was reportedly accosted by three men at about 1pm near the entrance of Bank of China on Castle Peak Road. One of the men reportedly blew some smoke ...

  7. City Briefs

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mainlander jailed for twin robbery attempts A mainlander who sneaked into Hong Kong to commit crime was jailed for three years and four months after he tried to rob two people- including one he hit with a rock. Ah Ho Ho Mo, 22, pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to one charge of robbery and one of assault with intent to rob in the incidents on December 17 last year. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Four teens plead guilty to armed robbery

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 02:17pm

    ... of robbery and one charge of assault with intent to rob. They told police that they “had eye contact with an unfriendly crowd around midnight” and had picked up the one-metre-long bamboo sticks ... the robbery, Leung’s stick snapped and he resorted to hitting them with his fists. The teenagers then fled the scene, dumped the backpack after finding HK$200 in it and used HK$78 on drinks ...

  9. Police fire shots in ambush on truck heist

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Tip-off ends in foiling of $8m robbery, three arrests and seizure of loaded pistols Armed plainclothes police fired two shots, arrested three robbers and seized three loaded ... a robbery. He said investigations were continuing and it was not appropriate to reveal further details. It is understood officers are examining whether the gang is linked with recent highway ...

  10. Bus robbery suspects held

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Three men suspected of involvement in a highway robbery of minibus passengers this month were arrested yesterday. Two mobile phones which were among seven stolen from passengers during the February 4 robbery on Tai Po Road were found in the home of one of the suspects. They were arrested during an operation by the regional crime unit of New Territories North ...




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