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  1. Lama helps herdsmen with earthly knowledge

    Posted Oct 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen in Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia Head lama Siendao raises a bowl of milk tea to greet a small group of esteemed guests when his smartphone buzzes on the table. He puts down the bowl immediately and picks up the phone. It is the fifth incoming call ...

  2. Teen recruits friends for raids on father's safe

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... A teenager who enlisted his friends to help steal more than 11,000 yuan (HK$12,800) from his father's safe found himself in the District Court yesterday after his father reported the case to police. The court heard that Lau Pan, 19, and Pang Ka-tim, 19, broke into a locked bedroom four times to steal the money - helped on two occasions by a 16-year-old girl - but were ...

  3. Freed activist barred from medical help, friends say

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... his release from prison last week, his friends said yesterday. Chen, who will turn 39 in November, was escorted to his Dongshigu village home, in Yinan county, Shandong, last Thursday, where ... and repeated attempts to get through to his wife and brother by phone failed yesterday. A friend of the family, who declined to be named, said: '[Chen and his wife] are both prevented from going ...

  4. Tse and friends sing for better world

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... place.' Tse's close friend, Canto-pop singer Kelvin Kwan Chor-yiu, who disappeared from the limelight after he was arrested for drug possession in Japan with pop idol Jill Vidal in February, ...

  5. Suen worried for missing friend Sakai

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Clara Mak The disappearance of Japanese star Noriko Sakai has alarmed her old friend, Hong Kong singer-actor Eric Suen Yiu-wai. Sakai went missing with her 10-year-old son on Monday after her surfer husband, Yuichi Takaso, was arrested on drug charges. Sakai's son was found safe at the home of one of her friends in Tokyo on Thursday. But the singer has not been seen. Suen, ...

  6. Friend tells of alleged murderer's confession

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A man charged with murdering and dismembering a 16-year-old girl confided to his best friend that he strangled her after they had sex, a court heard yesterday. Tse Yin-tak, 30, testified that Ting Kai-tai, 24, told him Kiki Wong Ka-mui had said before he killed her that she 'wanted to die very much'. Mr Tse said he received three telephone calls from Ting ...

  7. Friend of alleged hitman testifies

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... somebody', a court heard yesterday. Huang Nanhua, 50, did not identify his target or reveal details of the job during a conversation on August 14 with his friend Chan Yuk-por, Huang's trial ... made him suspicious, the court heard. Huang's friend said he refused to store the gun. 'It's a serious offence,' Mr Chan said. 'I told him 'You should return ...

  8. Drink-driver jailed 2 years for killing friend

    Posted Feb 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A repeat drink-driving offender was sentenced to two years in jail yesterday over an accident last year in which he crashed his speeding car in Mong Kok, killing a friend ... the scene and was arrested hours later. Chiu later admitted in court he had been celebrating his birthday in a pub in Jordan with his friends hours before the crash. His blood alcohol level reading ...

  9. Drink-driver who killed friend admits to dangerous driving

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A drink-driver who killed one of his friends and injured two others when he crashed his speeding car into a road sign in Mong Kok pleaded guilty yesterday to dangerous driving causing death. Chiu Shing-kwan, 26, who had a previous conviction for drink-driving, also pleaded guilty to driving with a breath-alcohol concentration above the legal limit. A forensic scientist ...

  10. Friends and foes pay tribute to unionist lawmaker

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Praise and sympathy from friends and foes have poured in following the accidental death of left-wing lawmaker Crispin Beltran, who fell from a ladder while fixing his home's leaky roof. 'A big loss to everyone', said Jose Maria Sison, founding chairman of the Communist Party of the Philippines, from The Hague in the Netherlands, where he ...




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