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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel to fence off Golan Heights from Syria to prevent spillover of war

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... shells fired by regime forces have landed on the Golan. Israel has also said it will take military action if necessary to prevent Syria's chemical weapons falling into the hands of what ...

  2. Space arms race must be prevented

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a year later, the Pentagon fired off a missile to destroy one of its spy satellites, claiming it was necessary to prevent a leaking tank from spreading toxic gas in the atmosphere. This month, ... to prevent a deadly arms race in space. ...

  3. Taiwan's military warns closer ties may not prevent war

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwan's military has warned that warming cross-strait relations are no guarantee the two sides will not go to war in the future. It also stressed that it was not in a hurry to discuss confidence-building measures with the ma ...

  4. Reward to prevent acid attacks

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter Hong Kong shoppers were the victims of another acid attack in Mong Kok. This was the third in a series of attacks which have injured more than 100 people. Police have saturated the area with observation posts on rooftops and uniformed and p ...

  5. Deaths preventable, says WHO

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Suicide 'is a huge but largely preventable' public health problem, causing almost half of all violent deaths and resulting in almost 1 million deaths a year, as well as economic costs in the billions of dollars, according to the World Health Organisation. The United Nations body said having access to the means of suicide was a determinant in suicide. The most ...

  6. Intractable problems of police and judiciary exposed

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Astrid S Tuminez

    ... Astrid Tuminez The hostage drama has highlighted the bungling incompetence and ill-preparedness of the Philippine police. Negotiations with the hostage-taker, handling of the media and crowds during the crisis, and the actual assault on the bus with hosta ...

  7. Strict guidelines for body cameras

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong has a reputation for being a safe place. Any modern aid to effective law enforcement that helps our police keep it that way is to be welcomed, as long as respect is shown for the rights and freedoms we value just as much as our safety. An immine ...

  8. For safety's sake

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Security will be a big issue, but the measures being taken seem certain to be able to deal with any crisis, reports Vivien Cui Beijing has called on international expertise to prepare for all possible security contingencies. Precautions to safeguard publi ...

  9. Hundreds of migrants battle with riot police

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Motorcycle accident leads to violent clash Hundreds of migrant workers clashed with more than 100 regular and armed police in the Zhejiang city of Tongxiang on Saturday, leaving six police vehicles smashed or burned, 100 protesters wounded an ...

  10. Thousands attack police in Shenzhen

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Police in Shenzhen were last night attacked by more than 1,000 residents protesting at police brutality after a motorcyclist was killed trying to evade a police road block. He crashed into a lamp post after a policeman threw a walkie-talkie ...




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