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  1. Widow of Nepali shot by PC seeks compensation

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the Law Amendment and Reform (Consolidation) Ordinance, in addition to the rights of Rai, who is also applying on behalf of the dependents of Limbu. Limbu was shot dead by Hui on a hillside near ...

  2. Kingdom torn over monarch's ability to resolve crisis

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... over media censorship and the suspension of civil liberties is vehement. The editor of the Kathmandu Post poked fun at the soldiers standing guard in his newsroom to check what he printed over the weekend by running an editorial urging Nepalis to wear clean socks. The act of wearing dirty, smelly socks infringed the human rights of those near the wearer, said the editorial. The divergence ...

  3. Losing faith

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... are automatically converted to Islam when the father converts. The civil law gives the mother equal rights, but in sharia law she has no say over the religion of her children. Legal experts see these cases ... was Hindu right up to the moment he died, but the Islamic authorities snatched his body and buried him as a Muslim,' said Ms Kaliammal, as she grimly recalled the December day in 2005 when ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: All of Asia should embrace baseball

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan It may come as a surprise to some, but no other game on the continent has enjoyed as much success on the international stage All of Asia should embrace baseball The Kiwis, as is their tradition, performed a pre-game haka. This one was particula ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US exporting turmoil with its record arms sales

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Saudi government has long been accused of human rights violations, particularly against opponents of the autocratic ruling Saud family. Russia, the main weapons exporter to civil ... or commit war crimes and human rights abuses. One person dies every minute due to armed violence. If the grim toll is to be reduced, powerful nations have a duty to show leadership. ...

  6. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Huge crowds mourn Cambodia’s beloved former king

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... decades marked by independence from France, civil war, the murderous Khmer Rouge regime, his own exile and finally peace. Many elderly Cambodians credit him with overseeing a rare period ... of suppressing political freedoms and mistreating rights campaigners. In stark contrast to his father, the current King Sihamoni has taken a quieter role in Cambodian life since ascending to the throne ...

  7. Case shows it still pays to be a man

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of women's liberty. 'Women became unimportant in their own right and were considered mere links between the father's and mother's line,' according to Hildi Kang, author ... in women's rights in South Korea in recent years. Earlier this week, a Seoul district court ruled that the uneven distribution of family assets between men and women did not violate the rights ...

  8. Toughen up on Syria, Paris urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syria crisis is not only a domestic issue now, it is an international problem and it relates to human rights and humanitarian issues. Therefore, the international community needs to take action.' Fabius also said that the use of rhetoric alone was insufficient to push Assad to end Syria's civil war. The French minister's comments follow his American counterpart's ...

  9. CSRC tightens curbs on placements, rights issues

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in their loans this year, listed firms have started resorting to rights issues and share placements to raise funds. According to data provider Wind Information, mainland companies raised a combined 93.1 ... is the only right thing to do for the companies.' Fund-raising activities on the mainland remained strong in the first half following the surge in initial public offerings last year. The mainland ...

  10. Effective workers are what our city needs

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Language requirements make working for Hong Kong's civil service a distant dream for most non-Chinese. Those determined to serve the community may already speak English, but plans can ... over. Perfection in linguistics also does not take into account that our city is ethnically diverse. The government does not keep statistics of the ethnic make-up of civil service ranks. We can ...




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