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  1. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Leading Malaysian opposition figure Karpal Singh dies in road accident

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur

    ... politician and lawyer, after his death in a car crash. Singh, 73, who acted in some of the country's highest-profile cases including the politically charged sodomy case against Anwar, was killed ... in a ruling he denounced as "political intimidation" by the National Front government. The case stemmed from comments in 2009 that were deemed to have questioned the actions of Perak's ...

  2. News - World - CRIME

    X-men films director Bryan Singer accused of raping teenaged boy in 1999

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:38am by GDN

    ... "This is the first of many cases I will be filing to give these victims a voice and to expose the issue." Singer, whose new X-Men film Days of Future Past opens in the US next month, has ... confident that Bryan will be vindicated in this absurd and defamatory lawsuit." He added: "It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Accused in Transformers blackmail case sees no harm asking film crew for cash, court told

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 06:35pm by JULIE CHU

    ... in demanding HK$100,000, his counsel told a court yesterday. Barrister Roy Bowie Yip asked the District Court to dismiss the blackmail charge against Mak Chi-shing, 27, in a case that has made ... he said. But Judge Josiah Lam Wai-kuen rejected Yip's submission. The Mak brothers chose not to take the witness stand or call any witnesses. The judge adjourned the case to next ...

  4. News - World - SCIENCE

    Mystery of how sperm find eggs solved with discovery of protein receptors

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... cases have an unexplained cause," said Enrica Bianchi of the Sanger Institute, another of the researchers. "We are now asking whether Juno is involved in these cases of unexplained ...

  5. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Disability did not stem the resolve of the 'Tiger of Jelutong', Karpal Singh

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 11:53pm by AMY CHEW AND AGENCIES

    ... Karpal Singh 1940-2014 Campaigner argued some of Malaysia's highest-profile legal cases Disability did not stem the resolve of the 'Tiger of Jelutong' A road accident ... for human rights. He took up some of the country's most high-profile court cases, from opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's sodomy trial to those of drug traffickers facing the death ...

  6. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Two more associates of ex-security tsar Zhou Yongkang detained in graft probes

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Chengdu cadre, CNPC manager the latest held, with analysts saying it indicates authorities are still building a case against ex-security tsar Two more linked to Zhou detained in graft probes Two more associates of retired security tsar Zhou Yongkang have been placed under investigation, suggesting authorities are still collecting evidence in their case ...

  7. Business - Companies - EUROPEAN UNION

    Google closes in on deal in EU antitrust case

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:09pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Brussels Antitrust chief accepts US firm's concessions, paving way for an end to three-year case Google strikes EU deal over search concerns The European ... in internet searches, bringing the three-year-old case close to an end. Google would significantly change the ways it displays some search results in Europe in favour of its competitors. But reaching ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance - SETTLEMENTS

    JP Morgan to pay US$614m in mortgage fraud case

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington JP Morgan reaches deal over mortgage fraud case JP Morgan Chase settled the latest in a string of legal claims on Tuesday when it agreed to pay US$614 million to the US government and admitted that it had defrauded federal agencies by underwriting substandard mortgage loans. JP Morgan, the largest US bank by assets, said as part of the settlement ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - JUSTICE

    Ten years' jail too little for serial sex offender: judge

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by JULIE CHU

    ... 31 last year, telling her to shut up if she did not want to die. "The maximum sentence is insufficient in this case," Madam Justice Esther Toh Lye-ping said. "I think it is time to look at Cheung's case closely. It is not only to help him but also to prevent him from causing danger to society." The court heard that Cheung had six previous convictions, ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    WHO World Cancer Report says cases will rise 70pc in next two decades

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:36am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Cancer cases to jump 70pc in 20 years: WHO Cancer cases worldwide are predicted to increase by 70 per cent over the next two decades, from 14 million in 2012 to 25 million new cases a year, according to the World Health Organisation. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said cancer was growing "at an alarming pace" ...




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