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  1. Gough to lead England title defence

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay 'With Australia making a welcome return, we have a mouth-watering prospect' Darren Gough will lead England in the defence of their title when the Cathay Pacific/Standard Chartered Hong Kong International Sixes gets under way at the Kowloon Cricket Club on October 22-23. The all-action event will have added punch this time with Australia making a welcome ...

  2. Defence of a man despised

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... and slight of stature, but Ms Tojo is determined to rehabilitate the reputation of a man whom she still reveres. 'It was a war of self-defence,' she says. 'Japan was being held back ...

  3. Taipei puts 53 defence projects on hold

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Jacky Hsu Taiwan's military will delay 53 new defence projects due to a budget reshuffle next year, Defence Minister Lee Jye said yesterday. 'It is a painful decision for us to postpone 53 projects from fiscal 2006,' he said. The delay was due mainly to the Defence Ministry's plan to list the NT$140 billion ($33.66 billion) needed to purchase Patriot ...

  4. Defence plea over ads for prostitutes

    Posted Nov 13th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... should consider when deciding sentencing. Defence counsel Giles Surman said the men deserved leniency as this was the first case of its kind in Hong Kong, and sex advertisements were common ... the defence said no. Because an ad was online did not necessarily make it more effective. The success of the ads was not relevant to the case, he said. 'The defendants are just like newspaper ...

  5. Chen fires salvo over bolstering defences

    Posted Oct 11th 2005, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... the island's Double Tenth National Day yesterday that the island needs to beef up its defences to deter growing military threats from the mainland. Mr Chen also vowed to pursue reforms and stamp out ... but they have been listed in the normal budget proposed by the Defence Ministry to try to win support from the opposition. Mr Chen warned that the continued opposition boycott- 31 times as of late last ...

  6. ICAC case entrapment, councillor's defence says

    Posted Nov 17th 2005, 12:00am by Jonathan Li

    ... $30,000 from Wong Chi-man last September as part payment of his reward. Peter Duncan SC, for the defence, asked the court to dismiss the charge relating to the $30,000 bribe on the grounds ...

  7. Defence videos show maid asleep at work

    Posted Dec 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... waistline. Cross-examined by defence counsel Juliana Chow, the maid said she did not recall falling asleep at work. She admitted she had gone to sleep in the living room at night and woken up ...

  8. Defence bid to have sex charges thrown out

    Posted Dec 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong Recent buggery ruling cited in case of two men alleged to have had sex in car Defence lawyers yesterday made the first bid to block a prosecution involving buggery since part of the law on gay sex was overturned in a judicial review four months ago. They sought to apply the reasoning used in the review to have the case against two men charged with having sex 'other ...

  9. US warned not to help Taiwan with missile defence

    Posted Sep 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... not wish to see a missile defence system in Taiwan have a negative impact on global stability, regional peace and security and trust among the world's powers. Chinese leaders often describe ... of missile defence by any means,' the document said. Asked if the 'no first use' policy on nuclear weapons applied to Taiwan, Zhang Yan, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' ...

  10. Kissel killed husband in self-defence, then 'melted down', says counsel

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... mobile phone twice, Alexander King SC said in his closing speech. Mr King, who urged the jury to acquit Kissel of murder, argued that she had acted in lawful self-defence in the killing ... It was the first time the defence had outlined its case since the trial began in early June. Mr King said the fateful events were sparked when Robert Kissel, armed with a baseball bat, told his wife ...




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