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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia moving away from the death penalty

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by MABEL AU

    ... Mabel Au Mabel Au says although there are exceptions, Asian societies are joining the worldwide movement opposing the use of capital punishment Death is dying Anti-death-penalty activists worldwide have been taking to the streets to express their commitment to life and opposition to the death penalty. October 10 was World Day Against the Death Penalty, and yesterday more than 30 ...

  2. More trouble at suspected columbarium site

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Lands Department has stepped up its role in relation to a suspected columbarium in Sha Tin by destroying several illegal structures near the site. It is also investigating other possible breaches of land regulations. The illegal structu ...

  3. Death on five-tonne tip-toes

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is that for Urao and the other unfortunates among the hundreds of thousands who find themselves in the path of wild herds, death comes on five-tonne tip-toes. At least 400 people a year are killed ... but the presence of the kunkis along with the torches and firecrackers is usually enough to turn them away. Other states are trying different methods. In Orissa, the deaths of seven villagers and four ...

  4. Inner Mongolia quieter after herder's death

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Security remains tight after days of protests in an Inner Mongolian area where a herder was killed while attempting to block a coal truck, and in Xilinhot, the city which witnessed the first unrest over the incid ...

  5. 'Unnecessary' death

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Jessie Leung Song-yi, the 14-year-old Hong Kong student killed in the Philippine bus hostage drama, might have been saved, an inquest jury said. But the Philippine police were too slow in dealing with the situation, experts said. They said she h ...

  6. Uygur's death highlights wider tensions

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Tight security has been kept for three weeks in a Shenzhen neighbourhood where a Han man stabbed a Uygur to death last month, with at least two police officers conducting round-the-clock surveillance amid fears of further ethnic violence. On January 6, a 25-year-old Uygur restaurant worker, surnamed Tursun, was stabbed by a Han diner at the Silu Xinjiang Barbecue ...

  7. Death by a Thousand Cuts; The Forbidden City; China's Great Train

    Posted Aug 17th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Clifford Coonan Death by a Thousand Cuts by Timothy Brook, Jerome Bourgon and Gregory Blue Harvard University Press, HK$264 The Forbidden City by Geremie R. Barme Harvard University Press, ... limbs were methodically severed, before the executioner cried out, 'Sha ren le! [The person has been killed!]' This was linchi chusi, or to put someone to death by lingchi, and it has ...

  8. Uygurs sentenced to death over terrorism

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... and convicted of terrorism, to death or life in jail for threatening state security in the western region of Xinjiang. Prosecutors accused the six of separatism, organising and leading a terrorist organisation and manufacturing explosives. The Intermediate People's Court in Kashgar on Saturday sentenced three of the defendants to death, two to death with a two-year suspension and one ...

  9. Death toll jumps while funding row continues

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... iraq Agencies in Baghdad and Washington The monthly death toll in Iraq climbed 15 per cent in March, according to government figures, as insurgents and sectarian militias continue to defy a military crackdown in Baghdad amid political wrangling in Washington over legislation calling for a US troop withdrawal. At least 2,078 Iraqi civilians, policemen and soldiers died last month, 272 ...

  10. A peace built on death

    Posted Dec 08th 2006, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello 'There is no other way to put this. Peace and this election are the direct consequences of the death of our 178,000 brothers who perished in the tsunami,' said Bakhtiar Abdullah, one of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) historic leaders, who recently returned to Aceh after 25 years in exile. 'It was the tsunami that opened Aceh to the world and brought ...




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