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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    UK lawmaker arrested after fight at Parliament bar

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 10:10am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London British media say a lawmaker has been arrested after a fight at a bar inside the Parliament buildings. The Press Association news agency, the BBC and others say ... of a disturbance at a bar within the House of Commons. Joyce, a 52-year-old former soldier who represents Falkirk in Scotland, was charged with assault last year after he was involved in a melee ...

  2. Lifestyle - Technology

    Review: 1st peek through Google Glass impresses

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 11:59am by Associated Press

    ... light is visible whenever an image is being recorded. Nevertheless, Glass has already been banned from gambling casinos, movie theatres and some bars to protect against cheating, copyright ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Bar Association calls for options on reform offering 'greatest possible' public participation

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 11:29pm by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Bar Association Barristers call for 'options' on reform The government will "abuse the concept of the rule of law" if it rejects the notion of voters nominating chief executive candidates without offering alternatives that ensure the greatest possible public participation, the Bar Association said yesterday. The Bar- which earlier said public nomination ...

  4. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights lawyers publicly shamed by China's national bar association

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 12:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com In a rare move, China’s national bar association named and shamed seven lawyers who have fought some of the country’s highest-profile human rights ... the All-China Lawyer’s Association said in a statement. The state-backed bar association said the group had been stripped of their licences to practice law. It stressed in the statement, meant ...

  5. News - China

    In rare openness, China microblogs Bo Xilai trial

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 09:39am by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... Associated Press in Beijing China riveted by stream of microblog updates Much of China was riveted to the stream of microblog updates from the trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai - even ... had been barred from meeting with his family for 18 months and could not choose his own lawyers. “Without fair procedures, how can you have a fair outcome?” Pu said. Nevertheless, the Weibo ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Uefa charges Fenerbahce, officials in fixing case

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:37pm by Associated Press in Geneva

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Fenerbahce faces a second expulsion from the Champions League within three seasons after the Turkish team and five of its officials were charged by European soccer’s governing body in a match-fixing case. The Union of European Football Associations said on Monday it will hold a disciplinary hearing on June 22, and verdicts are expected the following ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Law Society defends white paper on Hong Kong after harsh words from Bar Association

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 05:25pm by Tony Cheung and Phila Siu

    ... was in sharp contrast to the Bar Association's strongly worded response to the paper last Wednesday. The association argued Beijing was mistaken in its view that judges were ... was subject to Beijing's authority. Law Society president Ambrose Lam San-keung said he believed the Bar Association's criticism of the white paper arose from differing definitions ...

  8. News - China

    Ai Weiwei to get Smithsonian exhibition

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 09:10pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who has drawn scrutiny for his political activism, is opening the first North American retrospective exhibition of his work in Washington. Ai is barred from leaving China after being detained without explanation for three months last year. So he can’t attend Sunday’s opening at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum. Curators say ...

  9. News - China

    Bo Xilai's trial shows greed, machinations of China’s elite

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 09:00am by Associated Press in Jinan

    ... Associated Press in Jinan Greed, machinations and betrayal in one of China’s elite families were on display Friday when prosecutors in the corruption trial of disgraced politician Bo Xilai ... provided by the court on microblog sites, giving a rare but possibly incomplete window into proceedings that the public and foreign media have been barred from attending. Outside the courthouse, ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - SWIMMING

    Lance Armstrong to make splash in return

    Posted Apr 04th 2013, 11:30am by Associated Press in Austin, Texas

    ... Associated Press in Austin, Texas The disgraced cyclist is signed up to swim three events this weekend at the Masters South Central Zone Swimming Championships at the University of Texas. ... Master’s Swimming web site suggests US Masters Swimming falls under the umbrella of FINA, the international swimming federation, which is covered by the World Anti-Doping Code that bars Armstrong ...




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