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  1. Balance of Power

    Posted Aug 01st 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin Balance of Power by Richard North Patterson Pan $90 Gun violence in America is a subject of daunting complexity, spanning politics, law, medicine, public health ... executives and a woman trapped in an abusive marriage with a gun-wielding husband. Patterson is a strong advocate of common-sense measures to curb gun violence. He's a member of several ...

  2. Youth violence on the rise

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Is youth violence getting out of control in the US? 2. Have you witnessed any violent incidents at school? 3. The number of violent crimes involving young people in Hong Kong is on the rise. Have ... and bullied by classmates, South Korean student Cho Seung-hui went on a rampage, killing 32 people before taking his own life. The incident was the deadliest of its kind in modern US history. While ...

  3. US fails to learn from school shootings

    Posted Mar 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lives, including the teenager's own, was also made possible by what are the loosest gun control laws in the developed world. After this shooting, there will be calls for tighter security ... behind the atmosphere of violence in the nation's schools. What remains to be seen is whether any changes stemming from these events will be sweeping enough to make a dent in the problem. ...

  4. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraqis say Americans are gone, but problems remain

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Abu Mohammed loudly laments that problems in Iraq, from violence to unemployment, have not improved since US forces departed a year ago. "Whether the occupation was here or not, for us ... were like slaves for them", he said. "They only left fear inside Iraqis. What do we remember about them? Nothing good." The last in a convoy of US armoured vehicles rolled across ...

  5. People like us

    Posted May 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to be overlooked. But a new book from the US has now shed some light on the blight on seemingly 'ideal' families. Statistics on violence in families where there is money, respect and admiration ... on violence against women by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics in the mid-1990s found that 92 per cent of all domestic violence incidents involved crimes committed by men against women. In Hong ...

  6. Violent video games form a corrosive link in young minds

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Paul Surtees

    ... and distressing matter must be the prevalence of guns in private hands: thought to be in the order of at least 200 million weapons in the US alone. It can be no accident that in such a heavily armed ... Kong? Sad to say, these terrible incidents are no longer rare. Indeed, with recent attacks in Finland and Germany, as well as in their apparent home in the US, it seems the trend is spreading. ...

  7. Don't tolerate domestic violence

    Posted Dec 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of domestic violence. Leung has done enormous damage to his career and his reputation. But, more importantly, this is a reminder of a serious social problem. I think it was right Leung was convicted. It reminds us how serious the issue of family violence is. It is also a warning to violent people that their behaviour is unacceptable, and that victims can speak up and defend themselves. If you ...

  8. Gun perk spurs more Indians to get the snip

    Posted Mar 18th 2008, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... of the scheme in Madhya Pradesh say it encourages gun culture in a region where firearm violence is already alarmingly high. 'Where there are guns, even minor feuds often escalate into events ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in New Delhi Government officials in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have begun offering fast-tracked gun licences to men who agree to undergo ...

  9. First decline in cases of domestic violence

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Colleen Lee Cases of domestic violence dropped 3.9 per cent in the first half of this year, the first decline ever recorded in that category in Hong Kong. Police handled 3,557 cases of domestic violence- 1,147 of them categorised as crimes- from January to June, police director of crime and security John Lee Ka-chiu said. That was down 3.9 per cent from 3,702, ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Apr 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of domestic violence and their children. I urge all of us who are serving families to learn something from this tragedy, re-examine our thinking about family violence, and let's do a far, far ... in the US, Canada, and New Zealand has seen results similar to that in Britain. In Hong Kong, we have noticed a recent rise in violence against men- especially older family members, but also due ...




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