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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland Yard could probe claim Bahraini prince tortured prisoners

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... for torture. The request comes after the high court in London quashed a decision by the director of public prosecutions that Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa was immune from legal action owing to his ... Prosecution Service that the prince enjoys immunity from prosecution because of his royal status. Two High Court judges ruled that Prince Nasser's immunity in Britain should be quashed. After ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China’s services growth drops to 8-month low as orders drop

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 12:18pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Doubts rise over the effectiveness of the latest measures to shore up the property market Mainland services growth slows as new orders drop The mainland's services sector grew at its slowest pace in eight months after new orders shrank for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, a survey showed yesterday, exposing more weakness ...

  3. News - World - SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

    US to recognise same-sex marriage in 6 more states

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 09:17am by AP

    ... marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North ... of federal benefits, including Social Security retirement and veterans’ benefits. “With each new state where same-sex marriages are legally recognised, our nation moves closer to achieving full ...

  4. News - World - SECURITY

    Internet service providers lodge complaint against British spy agency

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London UK spy agency accused of targeting global ISPs Internet service providers from around the world are lodging formal complaints against the British government's monitoring service, GCHQ, alleging that it uses "malicious software" to break into their networks. The claims from seven organisations in six countries- Britain, the Netherlands, the United ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy-related complaints of police misdeeds must be properly investigated

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:11pm by Albert Cheng

    ... pride in our police force and are grateful for the men and women in uniform for their service. However, the hard-earned reputation of the police is now at risk as the force has been used ... trial because of the overwhelming media coverage. This helps no one. The best way to assist the officers, if they are charged, is to ensure that they get the best legal defence. Meanwhile, ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service chief quits over security breaches

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 09:26am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Protection agency head makes 'painful' decision after series of embarrassing security blunders US Secret Service director resigns The director of the US Secret Service, Julia Pierson, has abruptly resigned in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that US President ...

  7. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Oracle seeks China partners to catch up in cloud services

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 05:40am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Oracle seeks China partners for cloud Oracle Corp plans to expand its business in China by teaming up with local companies to offer cloud services and distribute its software. The company is "in discussion with a number of players about partnering with them both on a data centre for offering services locally in China", and to help distribute ...

  8. News - China - INTERNET

    China's top court puts tighter grip on internet and social media

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 04:54am by Angela Meng

    ... commenting on the internet and social media. The court announced yesterday that from tomorrow the authorities could order internet service providers and social media platforms to provide the personal information of users to help trace them. The court said it had been working on legal guidelines for two years and the aim was to identify "rumour-mongers". Yao Hui, a senior official ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Long Hair no more: Jailed lawmaker Leung plans legal challenge after prison haircut

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Jailed lawmaker loses his trademark locks but plans legal challenge over 'hair discrimination' Jailed lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung may be unable to lay ... representing Leung, disclosed his client's intention to seek a judicial review over his hair. Lee argued it was unfair that the Correctional Services Department allowed female inmates, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's High Court orders protesters off roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Staff Reporters

    ... reform. In response, one protester today said he was applying for legal aid to allow lawyers to represent him as an "interested party" in a fresh court hearing, in which he plans ... government, at these difficult times will do no one any service, will do Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy no service." The Court of First Instance yesterday granted three injunctions- two ...




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