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  1. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: Life and Death in the Garden, by Kathryn Meyer

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Life and Death in the Garden: Sex, Drugs, Cops, and Robbers in Wartime China by Kathryn Meyer Rowman & Littlefield Before the Nazis invaded Poland, the second world war ... could hardly be less hospitable. Meyer graphically describes the vermin infesting its walls and naked corpses cluttering the stairwells. Despite death's prevalence, the economy ...

  2. News - China

    Former railways ministry official given suspended death sentence

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:04am by Nectar Gan

    ... given a suspended death sentence for corruption, Xinhua reported this morning. Zhang Shuguang, who was once the director of the ministry’s transport bureau and its deputy chief engineer, ... expansion projects, the report said. The Beijing’s No 2 Intermediate People’s Court handed Zhang a the suspended death sentence, which is usually implemented as a life sentence, this morning. He ...

  3. News - World - ITALY

    Italian nurse, accused of killing patient, is linked to other deaths

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 03:56am by AFP

    ... be behind the deaths of dozens of others, according to reports. Daniela Poggiali, 42, was arrested after an autopsy on a 78-year-old woman who died in her care revealed dangerous levels of potassium ... in Lugo in northern Italy launched an investigation after it discovered she was on duty when 38 of 86 patients during a three-month period died, while the average number of deaths when her ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    Window safety left to flat owners after 4-year-old girl's death fall

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Olga Wong

    ... owners after girl's fall Flat owners at the Yoho Midtown estate, where a four-year-old girl slipped through a window grille and plunged to her death, are being advised by the management ... up onto the bench platform of a bay window and wriggled through a standard grille, recommended by the management company, with gaps as wide as 12.7cm. She plunged to her death on July 27. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Murder accused gave two accounts of how 'big brother' burned to death, court hears

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Accused 'gave two accounts' of death A man accused of murder told two versions of a story as to how his "big brother" was burned to death, a court heard yesterday. Ngai Hon-kwong, 45, denied one count of murder over the death of Cheng Kong-sang, 57, in Kowloon City on June 12 last year. He blamed Cheng for setting himself ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jealous man jailed for life for stabbing wife to death for 'adultery'

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Judge condemns 58-year-old for depriving his son of a mother in 'sad and tragic' case Jealous man jailed for life for stabbing wife to death A man who stabbed his wife to death at her workplace because he suspected she was having an affair has been sentenced to life in prison. Describing it as a "sad and tragic" case, High ...

  7. News - China - XINJIANG

    Kashgar court sentences 12 to death over bloody attack in Yarkand, Xinjiang

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 05:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Kashgar court issues sentences over July incident that left dozens dead 12 condemned to death for Yarkand attack Kashgar's intermediate court yesterday condemned 12 people to death and gave another 15 suspended death sentences in connection with a July attack in Xinjiang, the regional government's Tianshan portal said. Thirty-seven civilians ...

  8. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    US soldier suspected after death of transgender person in the Philippines

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:32am by AP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila US serviceman suspected over transgender's death Philippine authorities are investigating whether a US serviceman took part in the killing of a transgender person after the two nations held joint military exercises. The US embassy in Manila confirmed an American serviceman was "identified as a possible suspect" in Sunday's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Lift horror as mother stabbed to death and daughter slashed by stranger

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by DANNY LEE, Amy Nip

    ... stabbed Police arrested a man in connection with an apparently random attack in which a young mother was stabbed to death and her five-year-old daughter slashed across the face in a residential ... as schizophrenic. He then went on to chop a security guard to death in Sheung Shui. In December last year, a police constable drew his revolver to stop a mentally ill man from attacking a paramedic ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death after divisive trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:57pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Athlete could face up to 15 years in jail, or walk free Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for a sentencing hearing that will determine whether he serves jail time for the ne ...




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