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  1. Who are they to judge?

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... outrage, shouldn't Prince Charles boycott his own country's staging of the London Olympics in 2012 to protest against the Iraq invasion under false pretences? But western leaders, when ... on Darfur. If there is fair play, when the time comes, they should be calling for a similar boycott of the London Olympics to protest against Britain's part in the invasion of Iraq, its refusal ...

  2. Gold

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... word-of-mouth best-seller. His first novel, Incendiary, imagined what might happen to London during a terrorist attack. It was published shortly after the all-too-real terrorist attack on London in 2005. Gold is just as timely: its basic plot is driven by three cyclists preparing for 2012's Olympics. There is a tentatively married couple, Jack and Kate, and there is Zoe, Kate's ...

  3. Threats make us temper festivity with security

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the world's foremost sporting festival, the Olympics have proved irresistible targets for terrorists. Any attack- even the mere threat of one- will be reported around the world. ... have been described by some foreign critics as the 'no fun' Olympics, largely because of the heavy security blanket that has descended on the capital. But as events yesterday showed, ...

  4. Soldiers and police hold two-day anti-terrorism exercise in Tibet

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... The protests triggered demonstrations in cities including Paris and London during the global legs of the Olympic torch relay. ... Minnie Chan Authorities in Tibet have staged anti-terrorist exercises- a sign that officials have stepped up their guard in the region ahead of the Olympics. The Tibet Daily said soldiers ...

  5. Interpol chief praises Olympics safeguards

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Interpol has not detected any terrorist threat to the Olympics, the world police agency's head said yesterday, praising Beijing's security preparations for the Games ... preparations being put in place for the Beijing Olympics,' Mr Noble said on the sidelines of the 20th Interpol Asian Regional Conference. 'Progress is significant and the preparations ...

  6. A peaceful protest turned violent

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The London riots, some of the worst in England's recent history, were triggered by the death of a young black man. On August 4, Mark Duggan was shot by police. Two days later, his ... with almost apocalyptic images of London and a few neighbouring cities. Rioters looted and set buildings on fire. The looters targeted sportswear and electronics shops. It's clear they were ...

  7. Brixton Beach

    Posted Jun 20th 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... of the political schism after Ceylon's independence in 1948. The follow-up, Brixton Beach, is equally ambitious and arguably even better, bringing together London's 7/7 bombings, Sri Lanka's ... father and Sinhalese mother, and both fled the war-torn country to settle in south London's Brixton. As the title slyly hints, this is a massive cultural leap. Alice forsakes the beaches ...

  8. London blasts may drive up insurance costs

    Posted Jul 11th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Insurers say sector payout will not be high due to the small number of casualties The terrorist bombings in London last week may push up insurance costs but the total payout by the industry will not be high, according to experts. Although 50 people were killed and about 700 wounded in the attacks on London's underground rail system and a double decker bus on Thursday, ...

  9. Beijing to reactivate Olympic security plan for anniversary

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing authorities announced yesterday that they will reactivate the blanket security plan used for last year's Olympics in the run-up to the 60th anniversary ... security operation would rival that activated for the Olympics. Officials also said anti-terror forces that kept the Games safe last year would be deployed again. Beijing, the political ...

  10. Lhasa in lockdown for Olympic torch relay's most sensitive leg

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... to fixed points along the route. The Tibetan capital was brought to a standstill yesterday to make way for the Olympic flame as authorities undertook the most sensitive and controversial leg ...




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