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  1. News - Asia

    Japan firm obliges Filipino workers to waive its responsibility for deaths

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 09:39am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo A Japanese nursing-care service provider requires Filipino job applicants sign a statement absolving the company of any responsibility should they die in Japan, the statement obtained by Kyodo News showed Saturday. ”...in cas ...

  2. News - China - FRAUD CASE

    Self-made Chinese billionaire's suspended death sentence changed to life in prison

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:01pm

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Wu Ying, a Zhejiang businesswoman, was originally sentenced to death in a 770 million yuan fraud case in 2009, but has fought with appeals every step of the way A mainland self-made billionaire convicted of illegally raising funds through fraud was granted a commutation on Friday morning that changed her two-year suspended death sentence to life ...

  3. News - World - CRIME

    High-priced prostitute linked to heroin deaths of Google executive and bar owner

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09pm by AP

    ... yacht, authorities say. Police said yesterday they are re-examining the death of Dean Riopelle, 53, the owner of a popular Atlanta music venue. Riopelle had been dating Alix Tichelman, 26, who is now charged with manslaughter in the November death in California of Google executive Forrest Hayes. She was never charged in Riopelle’s death. “Both subjects in these cases died of heroin ...

  4. News - China - CHILD WELFARE

    Abandoned baby 'almost choked to death' after being stuffed inside bag

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:32pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Child was rescued by passersby who heard its cries; police have not said if parents were found A newborn girl was discovered swaddled inside a zipped bag that was left on a roadside in Xiamen city this week, and was rescued before it choked to death. Passersby heard an infant’s muffled cries while walking on Jiahe Road in one of Fujian province’s largest cities ...

  5. Business

    Chart of the day: Death cross for loonie

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:18am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliot Chart of the day: Death cross for loonie The so-called “death cross” is looming large over technical charts for the Canadian dollar, which is not as bad as it sounds if you are long the loonie – the foreign exchange market’s affectionate term for the currency. The chart shows how many Canadian dollars buy an American one – currently C$1.0650 – and the death cross ...

  6. News - World - HEALTH

    Ebola death toll rises to 518 in west Africa

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Ebola death toll rises to 518 in West Africa The number of people believed to have died from Ebola in west Africa has jumped to 518, the World Health ... the UN agency said the latest figures from health ministries in the three countries showed a total of 844 cases- including the 518 deaths- in the epidemic that began in February. Guinea's ...

  7. News - World - FRANCE

    French primary school teacher stabbed to death in front of pupils

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:43am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Albi, France Horror at French primary school as mother of two is attacked by female parent in classroom Teacher stabbed to death in front of young pupils A primary school in southern France was in shock yesterday after a female teacher was stabbed to death in front of her pupils by a student's mother. French President Francois Hollande expressed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Elderly man leaps to his death after attacking his wife, 66, say police

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 06:24pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Woman in critical condition after reportedly being struck on the head with a hard object by her husband, who then committed suicide A 70-year-old man with a history of mental illness has jumped to his death in Wong Tai Sin after attacking his 66-year-old wife, according to police. The elderly man was found dead at around 8:30am on Tuesday morning ...

  9. Business - Companies - COURTS

    OOCL found guilty in accidental death of employee

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 01:41am by SAU-WAI CHIM

    ... OOCL guilty in accidental death Orient Overseas Container Line has been found guilty in a French court of involuntary manslaughter over the death 11 years ago of Courtenay Allan, one of its ... London-based transatlantic trades director at the time of his death. He fell down a lift shaft on the container ship OOCL Montreal during a customer cocktail reception aboard the vessel during its ...


    France fines Hong Kong shipping firm over top executive’s death

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:50pm

    ... Orient Overseas Container Line, a shipping company controlled by the family of former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa, has been fined 50,000 euros (HK$530,000) over the death of a top ... by a criminal court in the French port of Le Havre of involuntary manslaughter over the July 3, 2003 death of Courtenay Allan. The ruling followed a long campaign for justice by Allan’s three sons, Ben, ...




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