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  1. Talking points

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fair opens at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. Featuring more than 930 exhibitors, the fair is a third bigger than it was last year. It runs until Saturday and will be open ... guerilla commander accused of beheading marines and the rebels' refusal to surrender him. Military spokesman Colonel Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos said operations aimed at capturing Dan Asnawi ...

  2. Time to sign the UN convention

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... the 1951 United Nations convention relating to the status of refugees. But that does not stop foreign nationals in troubled regions from coming to the city to seek a better life. Yet the screening ... It is in the public interest that refugees, like other underprivileged groups, are given adequate support and are able to live with dignity while they wait for settlement elsewhere. Hong Kong needs better ...

  3. Prosecutors wrap up war crimes case

    Posted May 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... between five and 10 former crewmen of the Panamanian-registered ship the MV Antarctic Mariner, owned by locally registered company Global Star (Asia), which prosecutors allege was used to smuggle ... Mariner confirm that weapons were smuggled onboard before returning to Africa.' 'Documents regarding MV Antarctic Mariner, including a logbook, also show the ships route from China ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book: Writing War, by Aaron William Moore

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... "War is war, and the Geneva Red Cross Convention … is a long, long way from the frontline. There is but one law here, KILL, KILL, KILL!" Moore traces his interest in the subject ...

  5. US cannot win by ignoring rules of war

    Posted Nov 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The full facts surrounding the killing of a wounded and apparently helpless Iraqi insurgent by a US marine are not yet known. But the video evidence is powerful- and disturbing. Graphic television footage broadcast this week seems to show the marine shooting the injured fighter dead from almost point-blank range. There was no indication that the victim was either wounded or offering ...

  6. Play soldiers on your own battlefield

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... (pictured) are posted in many country and marine parks across the city. To the credit of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, officials immediately fired off a public announcement ... perfectly legal to scare the living daylights out of hikers and children, not to mention the physical threat they pose when they fire paint pellets from powerful air guns. This week on TVB ...

  7. Military has made major technological gains, report says

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Corps, and the central government put great resources into the corps,' he said. 'But I don't think the PLA's tanks are enough to compete with ones made by the US and Russia ... capability. The report highlighted the achievements made in rockets and long-range missiles. It also said China's development of conventional weapons would focus on light-weight, long-range, ...

  8. Police search team prepares for challenge of bigger conventions

    Posted Sep 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Police search teams are bracing for a heavier workload as Hong Kong pledges to host more international conventions. Superintendent George K. K. Lee, head of the police search ... skyscrapers and convention centres, and a team equipped for underground searches. The force has 500 policemen trained in the field, and all of them will be deployed from their original posting during ...

  9. Sitting on a gold mine, forced to live in abject poverty

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Joshua Kucera

    ... Joshua Kucera in Iga Barriere Congolese often say their country is the richest in the world, given the vast amounts of gold, diamonds, oil, timber and other resources it contains. But like the rest of Congo's resources, the gold of Iga Barriere, about 25km from Bunia, does little for the people here. War and anarchy have plagued the area for the last 10 years, but locals hope ...

  10. Quotes of the week

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bo Xilai might be corrupt, but he is a capable leader and is good to poor people A Beijing taxi driver's assessment of the fallen Politburo member The battle of France has only just begun... Nothing will be the same again Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen I'm not that type of player to intentionally hurt anyone Chelsea captain John Terry apologises ...




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