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  1. Payout for fall that stopped woman fleeing rapist

    Posted Apr 27th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... spokesman said, adding that to the best of his knowledge the case was unprecedented in RailCorp's experience. The 36-year-old woman, a television reporter from Taiwan who was in Sydney studying English, broke her ankle when she slipped on wet stairs at Sydenham railway station in 2002. A few weeks later she was beaten and raped by a male acquaintance at his home. Her lawyers successfully ...

  2. Compensation sought over burned mail

    Posted Nov 21st 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Hongkong Post will discuss compensation with its Polish counterpart after mail items weighing more than 1,000kg were destroyed in a traffic accident in the country. A total ... the mail to Polish Post. A spokeswoman for Hongkong Post said last night it would study compensation and insurance issues with its Polish counterpart and a shipping company which Hongkong Post had ...

  3. Silence on plastic pellets bred unease

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to try to put minds at ease. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's admission that the government could have done a better job of keeping Hongkongers informed does not make us feel ... departments and bureaus were, as far as most residents were concerned, unaware of the problem. Lam has assured us that this was not the case and a clutch of officials faced the media to detail ...

  4. Tears and anger as families grieve for victims of bus tragedy

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... should be at the scene within 30 minutes. In cases involving Hongkongers or foreigners, a special team would be set up at the same time to report to the Hong Kong government and the central ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Relatives of three Hongkongers who were killed when a bus crashed into a crowd of passengers in Shenzhen on Tuesday mourned at the roadside near the Lo Wu ...

  5. Surge in emergency births for non-locals

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... mothers would rather risk giving birth without a booking because, in some cases, being married to a Hongkonger means they cannot get permission to give birth in their home town. For those who can ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The Hospital Authority said yesterday it had recorded a 99 per cent increase in cases of non-local expectant mothers giving birth in the emergency wards of public ...

  6. Thailand's hopes being swept away

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Thailand has a special place in the hearts of many Hongkongers, being popular for family holidays and where the rice on most tables comes from. So, when a calamity like the severe flooding ... there have not been such floods for half a century and Thailand has been caught unprepared. Bangkok is prone to troubles in heavy rains. Severe flooding is a case of when, not if. Tourists ...

  7. Local mother impressed by survivors' spirit after volunteering in Miyagi

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at www.facebook.com/jpsupport.hk. The efforts of the concert organisers and participants are a reminder that although the immediate crisis has receded in Japan, its people still need support. About 200 Hongkongers ... that although many survivors were recovering, it was not the case for those who lived near the Fukushima nuclear plant. 'For them, the crisis hasn't gone yet. It's there. It's ...

  8. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be screened out in the application process. To be fair, though, not all Hong Kong drivers are angels either.' A case in point was a hit-and-run accident in Shenzhen in 2010, in which a three-month-old boy was killed and his mother seriously injured by a Hongkonger who fled the scene, dragging the baby's stroller beneath his truck. The driver, Leung Koon-biu, received a suspended ...

  9. 28 remain in hospital after ferry collision

    Posted Jan 13th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... injured Hongkongers who returned yesterday, five were admitted to Queen Mary Hospital and seven discharged. Eleven Hongkongers were among the 23 patients receiving medical care in Macau. Macau ... conclusion. Shun Tak representatives visited patients in hospital in Macau and the company pledged to pay for their medical treatment. Compensation would be arranged on a case-by-case basis, a company ...

  10. PNG cult hijacking flood-relief supplies

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... some religious and tribal groups became convinced that they could lure the wealth back with the help of their ancestral spirits. In the case of the Jon Frum cult on the island of Tanna ... in Papua New Guinea's Madang province. Steven Tari, 35, allegedly raped, then killed and ate female sex slaves he recruited in remote villages. In August, there were reports from the Solomon ...




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