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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Death toll in Gaza nears 100 with latest air strikes by Israel

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Agencies in Beijing

    ... Agencies in Beijing China sides with Arab states on Palestinian issue as it urges Israelis to show maximum restraint Senior militant killed in air strike as death toll soars Israeli aircraft struck crowded areas in the Gaza Strip and killed a senior militant with a missile strike on a media centre yesterday, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 96, as global efforts ...

  2. News - China

    Liver problem to blame for panda cub death, says US zoo

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 11:18am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agencies in Washington and Beijing National Zoo scientists have determined a 6-day-old giant panda cub’s death last month wasn’t momma bear’s fault, and life was returning to normal ... fans keeping tabs online were devastated by the death. The zoo has received an outpouring of cards and letters from around the world and some donations for conservation. The birth ...

  3. News - China

    Tibetan burns himself to death in China protest

    Posted Oct 06th 2012, 11:30am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A writer who spoke out against Chinese repression of Tibet has burned himself to death, a rights group said, the 53rd person to set themselves ablaze ... the reality of Tibet by burning our own bodies to call for freedom in Tibet.” Gudrub’s death comes after a 27-year-old Tibetan man named Yangdang self-immolated on September 29 in Dzato county, ...

  4. News - China - DISASTER

    Death toll climbs to 89 after twin quakes in southwest China

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Three pupils in collapsed school among those killed in twin tremors in Yunnan and Guizhou; Wen visits survivors camped out amid ruins Rescuers reach quake zone as death toll rises Rescuers cleared blocked roads yesterday to join the search for survivors of twin earthquakes in the mountainous southwest as the death toll rose to 89 and Premier Wen ...

  5. Birth of Sansha city signals death of diplomacy in South China Sea dispute

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Trefor Moss Was it Deng Xiaoping who said that possession is nine-tenths of the law? No matter. China is actively applying this simple precept in the South China Sea, a disputed region where it knows that boots on the ground count for a lot more than expr ...

  6. Activist's death warrants inquiry

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... injustice. The suspicious circumstances of his death, the cremation of his body before an investigation was carried out, and the unconvincing explanations of provincial police and authorities give ... Shaoyang authorities ordered his cremation on Saturday, following an autopsy on Friday, in both cases apparently without his family's consent. Shortly before his death, Li defied official ...

  7. Macabre deaths dismissed as accident

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang Sally.wang@scmp.com A district government in Daqing of northeast Heilongjiang province has tried to distance itself from a tragedy in which the operator of an earth mover and the owner of a pig farm were killed in a macabre incident last week. ...

  8. Live after death

    Posted May 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Hong Kong's musical scene that I have been giving thought to. Supreme talent and an early death are assurances of legend status; Shakur was just 25 when he was shot dead in Las Vegas ...

  9. A living museum left behind by Lin Dai

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... classical apartments without personality. And almost every detail, personally chosen by the movie star, has remained unchanged since her death on July 17, 1964. Lin's god-daughter, Petrina Fung Bo-bo- also a household name in the Chinese film world since beginning her acting career as a child star- said the apartment was virtually untouched since Lin's death. It had been well ...

  10. Death penalty case back in spotlight

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei tzewei.ng@scmp.com The death penalty case of Yao Jiaxin has again attracted media attention after the parents of Zhang Miao sought 200,000 yuan (HK$246,000) in compensation from Yao's parents, eight months after he was executed for killing Zhang. Yao, a 21-year-old music student, was sentenced to death for murdering the 26-year-old mother after he had knocked her down ...




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