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  1. History-makers Part 3: Joseph Stalin - Man of Steel

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Robin Hood story; Uncle Joe by the Western press Man of steel Find words that mean: divide up, put to death, stick together Joseph Stalin was born as Ioseb Dzhugashvili. His family wanted him ... Russia. Stalin organised strikes and riots. He was arrested six times but nothing stopped him. He changed his name to Stalin, meaning ?steel?, and continued making trouble. When the tsar ...

  2. Teacher accused of sex with 13-year-old boy he met online

    Posted Feb 06th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... A secondary school teacher appeared in court over accusations he engaged in oral and anal sex with a 13-year-old boy he met online, and is suspected of becoming sexually involved with seven other teenagers. Lee Tak-fai, 40, entered no plea yesterday at Ko ...

  3. Official blames stress for filming up skirts

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A senior immigration officer said work stress was one of the reasons that drove him to film up the skirts of four women in the space of 80 minutes. Anthony Lo Man-hong, 41, said ... The 20-year-old woman in that clip told the court she was leaving the MTR station via the Sogo store exit when she heard a man say someone was filming under her skirt. That man, Cheung Yiu-ki, said ...

  4. Father admits injuring boy's spleen

    Posted Oct 29th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man admitted in court yesterday that he had hit his nine-year-old son, causing a spleen injury, because the boy left a can of soft drink on a bed, attracting ants. Yeung Yuk-nang, 30, pleaded guilty at Eastern Court to inflicting grievous bodily harm on his son at their flat in Stanley. He will be sentenced on November 18. Acting Principal Magistrate Bina Chainrai ...

  5. Alleged triad leader 'repented to a priest'

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A man alleged by police to be a triad leader said outside court yesterday that he had become a Christian and had repented to a priest - and feared the court case he was facing ... an officer on duty when he appeared before Principal Magistrate Andrew Ma Hon-cheung. Another man connected to the case, Chung Foon-ming, who was charged with obstructing the officer, also pleaded ...

  6. Painful process for jailed gangster at assault trial

    Posted Nov 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Yip Kai-foon, one of the city's most infamous gangsters, sat wheelchair-bound and complained of pain yesterday as he faced trial for assaulting a prison officer with a pen in a maximum-security jail. Yip, 47, a jewellery store robber who is serving a sentence of 36 years, had pleaded not guilty at Eastern Court to one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He ...

  7. Robbers caught after cabbie fights back

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A pair of repeat taxi robbers were finally caught after a victim put up a fight with one and forced him to flee on foot in the middle of a tunnel still holding a 30cm-long knife, ... and Tse Wai-man of HK$1,500 and an Octopus card in the successful robberies. In both cases, they boarded the taxi in Lai Chi Kok, brandished knives mid-journey, demanded money, and ran off after ...

  8. Magistrate jails 'unfit mother' for two months

    Posted Oct 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A magistrate told a woman who left her four children, aged six to 15, at home alone with no food or electricity while she stayed with a friend that she was not fit to be a mother. Magistrate Gary Lam Kar-yan told the 44-year-old woman, who said she absented herself to take care of the ailing friend, that even if the friend was on her deathbed, she must give priority ...

  9. Sentence for man who played mahjong on job

    Posted Sep 05th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Labour Department officer who played mahjong when he was supposed to be inspecting shops was sentenced to 240 hours of community service yesterday. Occupational safety officer Law Hoi-fat denied he had done it as revenge for lack of promotion, saying he was just bored with his job. Law, who reported that he inspected five shops on June 18 and five on June 20, ...

  10. Labourer admits pricking women's 'big buttocks'

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A construction worker who pricked women with toothpicks and wire in Tuen Mun said he did so because he could not resist their 'big buttocks'. Pham Van Diep, 43, a Vietnamese resident of Tuen Mun, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm yesterday at Tuen Mun Court for pricking two women, one on September 28 at San Hui Market, ...




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