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  1. News - World - CRIME

    After life of luxury, Pistorius will be one 7,000 inmates in Pretoria prison

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP, Bloomberg, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Pretoria Pistorius will be one of nearly 7,000 inmates in the once notorious jail From life of luxury to Pretoria prison Oscar Pistorius's fall from grace ... The conditions in the prison will present a major lifestyle shift for the once high-flying Paralympian gold medallist who is accustomed to a life of luxury, beautiful women and fast cars. "He ...

  2. News - World - LITERATURE

    Richard Flanagan wins Booker for account of life as a prisoner of Japanese in second world war

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Australian's prize-winning book draws on the experience of his father as a prisoner of the Japanese building the Burma Death Railway P.O.W. novel of loss and love wins the Booker Australian writer Richard Flanagan has won t ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jealous man jailed for life for stabbing wife to death for 'adultery'

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Judge condemns 58-year-old for depriving his son of a mother in 'sad and tragic' case Jealous man jailed for life for stabbing wife to death A man who stabbed his wife to death at her workplace because he suspected she was having an affair has been sentenced to life in prison. Describing it as a "sad and tragic" case, High ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Occupy protests have revealed how to improve the quality of city life

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 02:19pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says one thing the Occupy protests have shown us is how we can make changes to really improve things in our city Island idyll The dire consequences of the Occupy movement on Hong Kong haven't materialised as the doomsaye ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Life's too short to harbour doubt: 72-year-old takes on Cross Harbour Swim with daughter

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Mabel Chau took up skiing at 50, sky diving at 60 and running at 70. Today she joins thousands taking the plunge in the Cross Harbour Race Life's just too ... marketing professional, started swimming at six and said her two young daughters, aged five and six, were also keen swimmers. "It's a basic, life-saving skill and now there are more kids ...

  6. News - World - CANCER

    Terminally ill Brittany Maynard, 29, to use Oregon law to end her life

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 09:59pm by AP

    ... to die no later than November 1. If the brain cancer from which she suffers does not kill her this month, she plans to take advantage of Oregon's Death with Dignity Act and end her own life ... says in an online video. Oregon in 1997 became the first US state to make it legal for a doctor to prescribe a life-ending drug to a terminally ill patient of sound mind who makes the request. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Life during the Occupy movement: Profiles of Hongkongers

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:26am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff reporters There can be few in Hong Kong who have not been touched in some way by the pro-democracy Occupy protests. The Post talked to people around the city to find out what life ... walks of life come out and tell the world what they really think." Lee will leave the protest site once the Hong Kong government abolishes the non-directly elected functional constituencies ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    United they stand: Democracy protests bond Hongkongers from all walks of life

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Stuart Lau, SAMUEL CHAN, CHRIS LAU, Joyce Ng

    ... Staff Reporters From young to old, rich to poor, lawmaker to student to media mogul- democracy protests have united Hongkongers from all walks of life 'The choice is clear: silence or freedom' Politicians, democracy advocates, lawmakers, senior citizens and young students – all converged on the harbourfront in Admiralty to defend a site where the city’s political landscape could ...

  9. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Enduring appeal of immortality: Cryonics shows signs of life in China

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:13am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... shows signs of life in China A US-based cryonics company that stores people's bodies at ultra-low temperatures in the hope that one day technology will be able to bring them back to life says it has attracted customers from China. The Alcor Life Extension Foundation, in Arizona, said it had held discussions about setting up a team in China. Another firm, the Cryonics Institute ...

  10. News - China - COURTS

    Ilham Tohti to appeal separatism conviction and jailing for life, lawyers say

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:05am by Minnie Chan

    ... Ilham Tohti formally appealed yesterday against Tohti's conviction and life imprisonment for separatism. Li Fangping, who represented Tohti, in the two-day trial that ended on Tuesday, told ... Uygur scholar who suggested Beijing use peaceful and constructive means and rule of law to ease tension between Han and Ugyurs, was sentenced to life in prison by the Intermediate People's ...




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