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  1. News - World - CANADA

    Toronto elects John Tory mayor, ending turbulent Rob Ford era

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 09:38pm by AP

    ... stupors", but he refused to resign. The City Council stripped Ford of most of his powers but lacked the authority to force him out of office because he hadn't been convicted of a crime. Ford ...

  2. News - Asia

    China lodges protest over Japanese ministers' visit to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 09:10am by AP

    ... of the National Public Safety Commission, visited Yasukuni shrine, which honours the nation’s war dead, including Japanese leaders during World War II convicted as war criminals by an Allied tribunal ...

  3. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai scholar faces criminal complaint for 'insulting' long-dead king

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AP

    ... or insulting the monarchy. If convicted, he could be imprisoned for up to 15 years. In Thailand, anyone can file a lèse-majesté complaint with police, and the charge has frequently been used ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Former officials want names cleared in decades-old flat-rental scam

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 05:15am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chi@scmp.com They say a judge erred in convicting them in decades-old flat-rental scam Ex-officials want names cleared Former development minister Mak Chai-kwong and former assistant highways director Tsang King-man set out yesterday to clear their names after they were convicted in a rent-allowance scam case going back more than 20 years. John Reading SC, the lawyer ...

  5. Business - Money - TAKEOVERS

    Oung brothers a step closer to cementing control of Paladin

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Convertible note issued by majority Paladin shareholder opens door to debt-for-equity swap Oung brothers a step closer to Paladin control A convicted fraudster and his fugitive brother moved a step closer to cementing their control over Hong Kong listed Paladin through a convertible note offer that values the company at a fraction ...

  6. News - Asia - INDIA

    In India’s Bihar state, convicted politicians turn to wives to hold office

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:06pm by SHAIKH AZIZUR RAHMAN

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in New Delhi Barred from running for election, at least six field their spouses as candidates in Bihar state Convicted politicians put up wives Indian politicians whose criminal convictions have prevented them from running in the nation's general election are fielding their wives as candidates in this year's race instead. Following a Supreme ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CORRUPTION

    Tycoon Joseph Lau meets ICAC after his graft conviction in Macau

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 06:05pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Tycoon 'consults' Hong Kong graft-buster- but details of the discussion remain confidential Joseph Lau meets ICAC after Macau graft conviction Property tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung visited Hong Kong graft-busters yesterday to "consult on certain matters" after his corruption conviction in Macau last month. The former Chinese Estates ...

  8. News - World - CRIME

    Conviction, life term for Toronto murder witnessed on webcam from China

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 09:28am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Toronto Ex-boyfriend testified to helplessly watching rape, murder on live video chat from Beijing Life sentence for murder witnessed on webcam A man accused of attacking and raping a Chinese student in her Toronto apartment as her ex-boyfriend watched helplessly via webcam from China has been convicted of first-degree murder. The jury deliberated for just ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Operators of ships emitting excessive dark smoke face fines

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by LETTERS

    ... continuously at any one time. In case of contravention, the owner of the vessel, his agent and the coxswain each commits an offence and is liable to a fine of HK$10,000 for a first conviction and HK$25,000 for any subsequent conviction. As regards ocean-going vessels, pursuant to the amended Section 50 of Cap 313, the legal limit is the same as Cap 548. In case of contravention, the owner ...

  10. News - World

    Oscar Pistorius ‘can’t get away with this’, Reeva Steenkamp’s cousin tells court

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 07:09pm by Reuters

    ... one of the biggest names in world athletics, was last month convicted of culpable homicide – South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter- for killing Steenkamp by firing four shots through ...




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