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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    Continental Airlines cleared of crime in Concorde disaster

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Versailles Appeal court overturns involuntary homicide conviction over supersonic jet disaster in 2000 Airline cleared of Concorde crime A French court on yesterday cleared Continental Airlines of any crime over the July 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde but upheld a ruling that the US airline bore civil responsibility for the disaster. The US airline had ...

  2. Pollution penalties must fit the crime

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... More than 1,500 kilometres separate Hong Kong and Qujing in Yunnan province, where a chemical plant dumped 5,000 tonnes of a toxic heavy metal into a major tributary of Guangdong's Pearl River. While dangerous levels of the chromium waste have been r ...

  3. Games hurdles still loom large, organisers say

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing With a year to go, Beijing Olympics chiefs put a brave face on city's problems Beijing Olympic organisers have acknowledged they still face unprecedented ... yet again yesterday, two executive vice-presidents of the Beijing Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (Bocog), Wang Wei and Jiang Xiaoyu, put on a brave face at a briefing, saying ...

  4. Crime and punishment

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Recent fatal road accidents involving drink or dangerous driving: Sep 26, 2006 Light van driver kills woman and her daughter in Tsuen Wan after making turn without thoroughly checking the road Jailed 18 months, fined HK$1,000 and 1 disqualified from drivi ...

  5. Crime wave on seas sparks warning on water safety

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at sea, said Joseph Li, chief inspector of police with the Marine East Division. 'We do not see any particular increases in crime rates during summer and the fishing moratorium [in June and July], but with more people playing water sports in the hot season, there's a greater chance of accidents at sea,' Mr Li said. Crime rates at sea generally have been on the rise. Vessel ...

  6. Trial awaits for cyclist ex-officer's car struck

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cycling on the city's roads for about a decade. He also organises the annual Ride of Silence held every May to commemorate cyclists who have died on the roads. Turner has trained police ... of posts, including crime investigation and training, and was also assistant commissioner of operations. His decorations include the Queen's Police Medal and the bronze Bauhinia Star ...

  7. Talking points

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and supervision of privately run post-secondary programmes. Leaders gather for World Investment Forum The World Investment Forum opens in Doha. According to its organisers, the high-level biennial ... of state and ministers, global CEOs, heads of international organisations and civil society'. Uganda's top villain gets his day The US charity Invisible Children, whose video about ...

  8. No appeal for coach driver in fatal crash

    Posted Jul 08th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The driver of a tour coach that struck and killed a 15-year-old girl and injured 50 people after careering out of control down a steep road in Central in June 2008 has been denied the chance to appeal against the sentence. The Court of Appeal fo ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2, 2013

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the border. There are reliable non-governmental organisations who are giving help directly to the quake victims. Some of these NGOs are doing their best, but are short of funds. The best solution ... to charities which are helping with the relief effort. Some have even organised fundraising events in or outside the university. The problem is that Hongkongers are concerned that the HK$100 million ...

  10. Scare tactics

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Margaret Cheng

    ... of the World Health Organisation. She suggested recently that the mainland is by no means the world's worst offender when it comes to food safety. A couple of days later, Li Changjiang- director ...




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