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  1. News - China - FRAUD CASE

    Self-made Chinese billionaire's suspended death sentence changed to life in prison

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:01pm

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Wu Ying, a Zhejiang businesswoman, was originally sentenced to death in a 770 million yuan fraud case in 2009, but has fought with appeals every step of the way A mainland self-made billionaire convicted of illegally raising funds through fraud was granted a commutation on Friday morning that changed her two-year suspended death sentence to life ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    ‘I’m putting my life on the line’: Video of Japanese politician crying goes viral

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 02:03pm

    ... sometimes sobbing so loud he was shouting. “I’m putting my life on the line.” A YouTube clip of the video drew nearly 1.8 million views, as of Thursday. Watch: Viral video of Japanese politician ...

  3. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Always look on the bright side of life: Monty Python mark stage return with mass singalong

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 10:50am by AFP

    ... Flying Circus in the 1970s and in the later hit films Life of Brian and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The London show was filled with all the expected silliness, but also pot shots at the military, the judiciary and organised religion. The night ended with a mass sing-a-long of Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, the classic hit from Life of Brian, the story based on the life ...

  4. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesian judge jailed for life over US$5m election bribes

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 10:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jakarta Judge jailed for life over poll bribes The former top judge of Indonesia's constitutional court has been jailed for life for accepting more than US$5 ... that ran into the night, judge Suwidya announced that Mochtar had been "proven legally and convincingly guilty" of corruption and money-laundering and handed him a life sentence. He had ...

  5. News - World - US POLITICS

    Bill Clinton refutes claims Hillary is 'out of touch' with middle-class life

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 09:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Denver Hillary 'not out of touch': Bill Clinton Former president Bill Clinton has jumped to his wife Hillary's defence, saying that the potential presidential candidate was "not out of touch", after criticism that she m ...

  6. News - World - FRANCE

    French court backs ending life support for man, 38, in vegetative state

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Paris Court backs cutting life support to crash victim France's top administrative court yesterday gave the green light to cutting life support for a 38-year-old man in a vegetative state, going against his parents' wishes to keep him alive. The Council of State ruled that a decision taken by doctors- and supported by his wife, nephew and several siblings- ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    It's not right seven people can send someone to prison for life

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 04:25am by ANDREW RAFFELL

    ... Andrew Raffell Colonial make-do-and-mend approach to Hong Kong's juries must finally be properly repaired It's not right seven people can send someone to prison for life ... confidence in a system where a person can be sent to prison for life based on the decision-making of only seven people? In fact it might only be five people- a matter I shall discuss another time. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    New Territories villagers fear way of life will be lost with homes

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:27pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Minimal compensation and, for the lucky, a public flat await those who will be displaced if two controversial new towns get approval Villagers fear way of life will be lost with homes When Kwu Tung North villager Ko Tat-ze’s husband died four years ago, she drew comfort from the fact that he would be laid to rest according to his final wish. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    There should be more to life than stereotypes

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:32am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani There should be more to life than stereotypes Now listen up children: all Filipino women are maids. They clean your toilets. All South Asian men are construction workers. ... are interchangeable. You'll need to apply both as you make your way in life. Only when you learn to use skin colour to determine who are toilet cleaners and who belong to the upper class will you have ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Prisoners being trained as taxi drivers to prepare them for life after release

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Jessie Lau

    ... Jessie Lau jessie.lau@scmp.com Jail gives inmates a chance to learn skills that will help them find jobs when they're released Prisoners in the driver's seat for life ... future life and problems," said Ah Geen. "Once I knew that this taxi driver's course was being offered here, I signed up straight away … so that when I get out I will be ready ...




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