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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House releases Obama shooting picture

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 10:25am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington Two days before President Barack Obama’s first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing ... rejected Obama’s proposals, scoffed at the photo. “One picture does not erase a lifetime of supporting every gun ban and every gun-control scheme imaginable,” said Andrew Arulanandam, ...


    Guangzhou young guns set for debut

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:38pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Evergrande will field a team for the first time in the annual tournament against English Premier League sides Guangzhou young guns set for Sevens debut Asian champions Guangzhou Evergrande will make their debut at this year's HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens. Winners of the Chinese Super League for the past three years, Guangzhou Evergrande will feature among ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Pro-gun lobby distorting constitution

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Position of pro-gun activists in US flawed and hypocritical The Newtown massacre last month that resulted in 27 deaths, including those of 20 children, has once again renewed debate on gun control in the United States. While the debate will continue, as legislators such as Democrat Dianne Feinstein promised to propose a bill to restrict the use and sale of certain assault weapons ...

  4. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Battle for control looms over Midland amid record loss since listing

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 01:14am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Real estate broker receives an offer from a mystery investor to buy a 10pc stake after it posts its biggest loss since listing in 1995 Battle for control looms over Midland A battle for control looms on the horizon for Midland as a mystery investor offers to buy 10 per cent of the Hong Kong-listed real estate broker on the heels of it posting its ...

  5. Can the guns be silenced?

    Posted Mar 27th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Earlier this month Mr Straw called on the world's biggest arms exporting nations to agree on a treaty to control the sales of conventional weapons such as guns and grenades. Already under ... who would still be alive if governments had stricter gun laws has long been the rallying cry of lobbyists, aid agencies and human-rights groups. Their case has been given impetus by a series ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republicans praise Obama's eloquence while preparing for battle

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Some relish Obama's talk of a fresh start but see flashpoint issues like gay rights and gun control Good speech, Republicanssay, now prepare ... like gay rights, immigration, climate change and gun control. "I think he's setting his agenda for the second term, and we'll have an opportunity to debate it and discuss ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius aware of gun rules against intruders, court hears

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 12:05pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... court heard Oscar Pistorius was aware of gun safety rules restricting the use of lethal force against intruders, a gun dealer testified on Monday as the Paralympian’s trial for killing his girlfriend entered its third week. Gun licenser Sean Rens told the court in Pretoria that the 27-year-old athlete, who stands accused of intentionally shooting dead his girlfriend, had scored highly ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 27, 2012

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... claimed 26 lives, shocked the United States. It has also set in motion a fierce debate on the issue of gun control in the country. Because of historical factors, such as the frontier culture of the "Old West", governments find it very difficult to get through legislation that will lead to tighter controls over gun ownership. When it comes to such tragedies, there is also the mental ...


    Americans wants armed guards in school, NRA's Wayne LaPierre says

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New York NRA chief facing his greatest showdown over gun controls The largest US gun rights lobbying organisation yesterday forcefully stuck to its call for placing armed ... on television. "The American people think it's crazy not to do it. It's the one thing that would keep people safe." LaPierre also refused to support any new gun control legislation ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 21, 2012

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... typhoon shelter next to the Museum of Coastal Defence in Lei Yue Mun. Daniel Keeping, Causeway Bay   Learning from other nations' gun control After the Dunblane shooting massacre of 16 ... in Britain, and the public has a low level of protection as a result. Hong Kong has very tight control over privately owned firearms, and the police are fully armed and highly trained and able ...




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