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  1. News agency under fire over beheading

    Posted Aug 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the beheading of a South Korean translator killed by terrorists in Iraq. During a parliamentary hearing into Kim Sun-il's death, lawmakers watched a 13-minute videotape that was received ... of the parliamentary panel investigating Kim's death. 'AP has to explain why it failed to make efforts to identify the hostage, despite the concrete personal information, and report the case to [the ...

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    Australian PM cuts Pacific trip after troop deaths

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:12pm by Agence France-Presse in Avarua

    ... condolences over the deaths. “In the wake of this news, I have made the judgement call that it is appropriate for me to return,” she told reporters at the summit. “That will mean I can be in Canberra tomorrow to receive the most extensive briefing.” She said Richard Marles, the Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, would represent her at the summit. The deaths included three ...

  3. Death defying

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... but as Gupta points out in his book Cheating Death, time is actually a doctor's biggest enemy: accident victims often die before doctors have time to finish their work. That problem inspired Gupta to write the book, an analysis of new medical techniques which enable doctors to delay death. Cheating Death moves from the practical- new methods to help heart attack victims- to seemingly ...

  4. US war deaths- were they worth it?

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Richard Halloran

    ... without hindrance. Following the war in Vietnam, the US was engaged in a series of skirmishes, each of which took a small toll. Even so, the deaths of the men and women who died in Iran (8), ... in Afghanistan. So nearly 5,500 families are probably asking themselves: is America more secure for the death of our son or daughter? It must be harder to answer that question today because the armed ...

  5. Top soccer official may face death sentence

    Posted May 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk A top mainland sports official caught in a soccer crackdown could receive the death penalty if convicted of match-fixing and taking bribes, local media reported. China ... sports association. According to the mainland's Criminal Law, a government official could be subject to the death penalty upon conviction of corruption involving more than 100,000 yuan ...

  6. Death sentence for British trafficker faces final review

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing confirmed yesterday that the death sentence handed down in Xinjiang on a British citizen for drug trafficking was facing a final review by the Supreme People's ... case, opposing the death sentence, the British embassy in Beijing said. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu said yesterday at a regular press conference: 'The embassy and the UK ...

  7. The death industry

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall Death is undergoing a resurrection in Japan. Since Yojiro Takita won the Oscar for the best foreign-language film at the 81st Annual Academy Awards in February with Okuribito ... is equally confident that a new venture he is setting up will fill another serious gap in the way Japan deals with death. When Mr Kamm set up his company in Japan in 2003, he received threatening ...

  8. China out of step with trend against death penalty

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

    ... Against a clear global trend towards abolition of the death penalty, Asia and the Middle East lag behind the overwhelming majority of European, Latin American and now African countries. Half of African countries no longer execute convicted prisoners. Globally, an average of three countries a year abolish capital punishment. Of the 78 countries that retain the death penalty, 17 ...

  9. Forbes defends 'kiss of death' richest 100 list

    Posted Sep 17th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... The publisher of Forbes has defended the magazine's list of the mainland's richest 100 people - despite it being superstitiously regarded as the 'kiss of death' after ... two years, five of those in the top 60 have died, been jailed or have fled the country, prompting some of the Chinese media to call it 'the death list'. The most recent casualty ...

  10. Ghozi's death 'won't curb the extremists'

    Posted Oct 15th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... terrorist group, Jemaah Islamiah. His death in the North Cotabato provincial town of Pigcawayan, three months after escaping from the national police headquarters in Manila, was described ... attacks in Manila on December 30, 2000, that left 22 people dead and more than 100 injured. Dr Gunaratna said his death was a 'significant blow' to Jemaah Islamiah, although ...




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