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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Witnesses in jockey's assault case won't testify

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 04:33am by Thomas Chan

    ... witness would not be available until October because he had to undergo training overseas. Chadwick was champion apprentice in 2008-2009. He ranked fourth in the jockeys' premiership ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Prosecution asks court to issue summonses for trio who saw fracas on a chartered bus Witnesses in jockey';s assault case won't testify Three ...

  2. News - World - GAMES

    Games get serious at ninth Sudoku world championships in Britain

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:17pm by GDN

    ... the room, interrupted only by the frantic scratching of pencils, it becomes clear that sudoku is a solemn business. This is the ninth world sudoku championships, this year being held in Britain ... of world sudoku champion. The international craze for the Japanese puzzle was sparked by Wayne Gould, a retired Hong Kong judge. Over two days the competitors will take part in 11 rounds ...

  3. News - China Insider - VIDEO GAMING

    Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 05:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... of the final eight and pocketed US$8.5 million out of the total prize pool. Competitive video gaming has flourished in China in recent years after a number of gamers won championship at international ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A team of gamers from China has won US$5 million after emerging victorious at an international video games tournament in the United States. The International ...

  4. News - World - AEROSPACE

    SpaceX ship bringing '3-D printer, rats and flies' jets off to International Space Station

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:24pm by AP, AFP

    ... Agencies in Camp Canaveral and Washington A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies – including offbeat cargo ... on Saturday due to rain. “And Dragon is flying free, on its way to the International Space Station,” Nasa commentator George Diller said. It should reach the space station’s six-man crew on Tuesday, ...

  5. News - China Insider - CORRUPTION INVESTIGATION

    CCTV graft scandal forces international film forum to move venue to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:42pm by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Raquel Carvalho raquel.carvalho@scmp.com Event originally slated for Beijing, but host CCTV 'unable to perform duties' A major international conference on documentaries supposed ... international broadcasters, producers and distributors. Last year’s congress was held in Montreal and it gathered 674 participants from 26 countries. ...

  6. News - China Insider - CORRUPTION

    Chinese telecoms giant Huawei probes over 100 staff in internal graft crackdown

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 05:24pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... investigated since.  In a recent interview, Ren Zhengfei, the company’s founder, called internal graft a challenge bigger than any competitor. “The only thing that can stop us is internal graft,” he reportedly said. Richard Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, wrote in a leaked internal e-mail to staffers in July that the staffers accepting bribes had been identified. “I and many ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Slovak businessman sentenced to 4 years’ jail in international money laundering case

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 07:26pm by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Businessman jailed for four years for inciting undercover journalist to open companies Slovak guilty of laundering charge A Slovak businessman whose international money-laundering plot came undone at the hands of an undercover journalist was jailed for four years yesterday after a dramatic trial. Juraj Jariabka looked sullen as Judge David Dufton ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Barack Obama urges international response to Islamic State as UK and France weigh air strikes

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:52am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Baghdad US President Barack Obama called on Wednesday for an international front against jihadists in Iraq and Syria after they beheaded a second American journalist, as Britain and France weighed military action. “We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ILLEGAL GAMBLING

    Hong Kong's back-room bookies go global thanks to online betting

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Patrick Boehler, Niall Fraser, Bryan Harris

    ... are struggling to contain what Martin Purbrick, the director of security at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, describes as "an international expansion and legitimisation of organised crime''. ... millionaires,'' said Purbrick. "What do these newly rich criminals do with their wealth? They diversify and invest internationally. Some Macau casino junkets have purchased mines and plantations ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    No 'international norms' for electoral system mentioned in Basic Law, says CY Leung

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:56am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Chief executive dismisses talk of international standards for democracy in remarks some saw as part of coordinated attack on Occupy Central International norms? Not in the Basic Law The Basic Law does not stipulate that the city's electoral system must meet international norms, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said yesterday, in remarks some scholars saw ...




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