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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Defence in indecent assault case question alleged victim's diary entries

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 06:40pm by Ernest Kao

    ... is accusing an academic of molesting her was brought to tears on the witness stand yesterday under questioning by a defence lawyer. During cross-examination in Eastern Court, the 39-year-old woman, ... Defence barrister Bruce Tse Chee-ho, for 73-year-old Professor Lee Ngok, surmised that some of the written details might have been added or changed last year, when she finally reported ...

  2. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australian Defence Minister backs US counterpart in criticism of Beijing

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 12:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian Defence Minister David Johnston has backed comments by his United States counterpart Chuck Hagel accusing China of “destabilising” actions ... territorial claims. “In recent months, China has undertaken destabilising, unilateral actions asserting its claims in the South China Sea,” the US Secretary of Defence told the annual Shangri-La ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Defence lawyer accuses alleged indecent assault victim of ‘fabricating’ accusations

    Posted May 30th 2014, 03:11pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Former colleague says prominent academic's dual role did not motivate her to report him Lee Ngok case: accuser denies seeking 'revenge' A woman who alleges a prominent academic molested her was accused by a defence lawyer yesterday of fabricating the accusations to seek revenge. The woman, named only as X, was a colleague of defendant Lee ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria air defence force chief killed in combat near Damascus

    Posted May 18th 2014, 08:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus The chief of Syria’s air defence forces, General Hussein Isaac, has been killed in combat near Damascus, a security official said on Sunday. The general ... three-year war. The air defence forces’ headquarters is in Mleiha, a key flashpoint in current fighting around Damascus. Because the rebels do not have an air force, the forces under Isaac’s command ...

  5. News - Asia - LAOS

    Five senior Lao officials including defence minister killed in plane crash

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:27pm by APF, AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Bangkok Defence chief and senior officials among at least five dead after aircraft with 20 on board plunges into forest region on way to official ceremony Minister killed ... five people were killed, including the defence and public security ministers and other high-ranking members of the ruling Communist Party. Laotian National Television showed video ...

  6. News - Asia - SECURITY

    Japanese youth vie for military academy places as Shinzo Abe stiffens defence stance

    Posted May 15th 2014, 11:48pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Rise in would-be recruits to military academy as forces' profile rises Youth jump to Japan's defence A 6am bugle call summons Mutsumi Iida to begin a day of study, sports and training, organised to the minute between until lights out at 10.30pm. She picked the National Defence Academy over the freedom of an ordinary university as the best route ...

  7. News - Asia - SECURITY

    Shinzo Abe on tightrope as he pushes for change to Japan’s defence policy

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:59pm by Reuters

    ... on defence policy Would Japan send its military to defend the Philippines if it was attacked by China? That's the kind of question Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could face as he pushes ... A SENIOR LDP LAWMAKER The report sets the stage for Abe to make a pitch for a historic change in a defence policy that has long been based on the principle that Japan has the right to defend itself ...

  8. News - World

    3 al-Qaeda militants killed in ambush on Yemeni defence minister's convoy

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sanaa Defence minister's motorcade attacked; three militants killed in ensuing firefight Yemeni minister targeted in ambush Al-Qaeda militants ambushed the Yemeni defence minister's motorcade as it was returning yesterday from a visit to strategic areas and a sprawling al-Qaeda base recaptured by the army, security and military officials said. Army ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Lantau cow deaths: Prosecution’s own witness contradicts case, says defence lawyer

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:13pm

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Previous testimony on lack of vehicle damage cited in final submission The defence lawyer in a case involving the deaths of a group of feral cows on a Lantau road, said today that the prosecutor’s own witness contradicted their case, Tsuen Wan court heard. “Their own witness contradicts and conflicts with their case,” said defence counsel William Allan ...

  10. News - China - SECURITY

    Defence official named Taiwan's new spy chief amid security shake-up

    Posted May 06th 2014, 07:17pm by Keira Lu Huang, Lawrence Chung

    ... was formerly deputy minister of national defence. The appointment may have been set in motion as far back as February when King Pu-tsung became chief security adviser to President Ma Ying-jeou, ... departments. Ma named the former head of the defence ministry Kao Hua-chu as a national policy adviser. Wang Chung-yi, meanwhile, has become director-general of the Ministry of Justice Investigation ...




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