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  1. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Libyan torture victim seeks to overturn British court ruling

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 10:02pm by Reuters

    ... government departments. But in December, a High Court judge ruled that because of the "act of state doctrine", English courts could not hear the case, as allegations about Belhadj's ... is unsuccessful, it will effectively prevent any litigation against the British government in similar torture or rendition cases. British ministers have repeatedly denied any knowledge of sending anyone ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Slovak diplomat threatened witness' in money-laundering case

    Posted May 17th 2014, 04:02am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Italian journalist alleges Slovakian embassy staff tried to intimidate him during court break in money-laundering case 'Slovak diplomat threatened ... would not take action against the defendant, Papaleo informed Hong Kong police, who arrested Jariabka on June 14 last year. The case continues on Wednesday.   ...

  3. News - China - CHINA-JAPAN TIES

    Hebei villagers to file 6b-yuan lawsuit against Japanese government over WW2

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 06:57pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Survivors and their families demand apology and compensation over mass killing in their village- in landmark case for province's high court Hebei ... eight lawyers so far to work on the case, which they plan to bring to the high court. "I think the court will very likely accept the case,” Tong said, though Chinese courts have rarely done ...

  4. News - China - HEALTH

    Mystery as hundreds of young Chinese workers are dying in their sleep

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:22am by Andrea Chen

    ... in the manufacturing hub Dongguan, research shows. The city's police recorded 893 cases of sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome from January 2001 to October last year. It is a more than triple the 231 cases recorded from January 1990 to December 1999. The sharp increase came to light after researchers at Zhongshan School of Medicine based in Guangzhou released their analysis of police ...

  5. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    US prosecutors want US$3.5 billion to settle BNP Paribas sanctions case

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by BLOOM

    ... case United States authorities are seeking more than US$3.5 billion from BNP Paribas to settle federal and state investigations into the lender's dealings with sanctioned countries ... the US$1.1 billion it had set aside to settle the case. The agreement could come in the next month, the people said. BNP is one of several banks negotiating multibillion-dollar settlements with US ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Occupy Central will have strong case in judicial review against company-bid rejection, experts say

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Experts say rejection of movement's application is wrongly based on belief it will break the law Occupy Central 'has strong case in company bid' Occupy Central organisers have "a strong case" against the Companies Registry if they file a judicial review against its decision to reject their application to register ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China seals off entire city in Gansu after resident dies of bubonic plague

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 06:47pm by AFP

    ... up in the city. No further cases had been reported by Tuesday. Plague is categorised as a “Class A infectious disease” in China, a report by the official news agency Xinhua said, “the most ... States, but significantly more cases occur in parts of Africa and Asia,” it adds. ...

  8. News - China - GAMBLING

    More than 100 detained on mainland for World Cup gambling

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:06pm

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Cases investigated on the mainland during Brazil's month-long soccer tournament totalled HK$23 billion in bets Mainland police detained more than 100 people in a number of soccer gambling cases involving more than 18 billion yuan (HK$23 billion) during the just-concluded World Cup tournament, Legal Daily reported. In a major case, police ...

  9. News - World - INTERNET

    Google loses ‘right to be forgotten’ case in EU ruling on data privacy

    Posted May 13th 2014, 10:29pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Luxemburg Top court rules individuals have the 'right to be forgotten' and to ask for data to be removed Google loses data privacy case in surprise EU ... at the time. The case centres on Spanish national Mario Costeja Gonzalez, who went to court because the personal details of his involvement in a debt recovery operation continued to appear ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Nanny arrested for alleged child abuse

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:31pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... injuries in what police suspect to be a case of child abuse. The infant was taken to the emergency unit at Tuen Mun Hospital on Friday afternoon by his nanny after he fell unconscious at her home ... Welfare Department handled 230 cases of child abuse between January and March this year, and a total of 963 cases last year. More than half of the cases involved the children's parents. ...




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