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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Suspicious welcome

    Posted Apr 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lynne O'Donnell The noose of terrorism is slowly tightening around London as the freedoms that have long been taken for granted in the birthplace of democracy are being taken away. ... Today, London's airports, along with many across Europe, have introduced draconian security measures recalling the pre-European Union days of filling out arrival forms, forming orderly lines ...

  5. Gold

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd Gold by Chris Cleave Hodder & Stoughton (e-book) Chris Cleave's The Other Hand, a psychological thriller set in Africa that ended on a clever twist, proved an unlikely 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 ...

  6. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Families of massacred Malaysian rubber tappers press UK for apology

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... for an apology, after a London court ruled that Britain was responsible for their deaths. However, they expressed anger after the High Court judges on Tuesday upheld a British government decision ... evidence to justify an inquiry. During the hearing, the London High Court was told that British soldiers surrounded the Sungai Rimoh rubber estate in Batang Kali on December 12, 1948, shot the 24 ...

  7. Events

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Monday, June 4: Canadian Chamber of Commerce: 'Battle of the residential property markets: Toronto, London and Hong Kong'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Tuesday, June 5: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Asia's macro outlook in a weak developed market environment'. Hong Kong Club. Wednesday, June 6: GIC/GCC event: 'Shifting political weights ...

  8. Beijing calls in provincial police to help fend off petitioners

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Police from the hometowns of migrant workers have been called to Beijing to help the capital contain any unrest during next month's Olympic Games, according to sources. Thousands of officers from almost all provinces have been transferred to Beijing for the Olympics and Paralympics, with their top priority being to help security forces handle petitions and protests ...

  9. The kettling controversy

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Susan Ramsay

    ... in London where students are venting their anger over a trippling of their tuition fees. Kettling is used as a tactic in Britain, Denmark, Canada and Germany. When? When has kettling been used? ...

  10. Interpol chief praises Olympics safeguards

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

    ... preparations as the city would stage the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events. 'There is no specific information of any real threat. But having said that, we will keep a close eye,' ...




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