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  1. Taliban's rules and regulations

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... Ian Young The following quotes from the Taliban's supposed code of conduct were cited by Al-Jazeera on its website Prisoners: 'Whenever any official, soldier, contractor or worker of the slave government is captured, these prisoners cannot be attacked or harmed. 'If the prisoner is a director, commander or district chief or higher, the decision on whether ...

  2. A heartbreaking glimpse of the lost souls of the Andaman Sea

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... International Editor Ian Young Army head denies torture, but avoids key accusation Thailand's army commander in chief said yesterday that Rohingya refugees 'have not been tortured' by his troops, in his first public response to reports in the South China Morning Post that the army had been towing the refugees out to sea and abandoning them in unpowered boats. ...

  3. Holocaust centre aims to educate the young

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com A Holocaust education centre is to open in Hong Kong and aims to become a resource hub for the region. The centre- temporarily located at Elsa High, the Jewish high school in Shau Kei Wan- will focus on educating about t ...

  4. A young life tossed aside by politics

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Oranges in No Man's Land Elizabeth Laird Published by Macmillan Children's Books ISBN 978 0 330 44558 0 At only 116 pages, Oranges in No Man's Land is a small book with a big impact. Ayesha is a young girl from Lebanon, a country torn apart by a civil war she accepts but doesn't understand. She doesn't have time to understand what is going ...

  5. Police suspect bank explosion was robbery

    Posted Dec 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Wuhan police say they still have not identified the cause of a bank explosion that killed two people and injured more than 10 on Thursday. An officer from the criminal investigation bureau said the most experienced detectives and forensic experts in Hubei had met yesterday to piece together evidence, list suspects and examine possible ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... after my study trips, TVB will be the first company at which I apply for a job Stephen Chan, confirming his resignation as the broadcaster's general manager ...

  7. Young princes involved in terrorism, researcher claims

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Collusion between junior members of Saudi Arabia's royal family and terrorists has become so widespread the country's rulers can no longer distinguish between their friends and foes, a respected researcher has claim ...

  8. Riots prompt warning on police use of force

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen The Hainan government has warned authorities in Dongfang city where deadly riots broke out not to use excessive force on residents and to open up to the media. Xiao Ruohai, ... to their grievances. 'Most of the people [taking part in the riots] are young men. We should talk to them, educate them and help them solve their disputes,' he said. He said police had issued ...

  9. Police brutality up in rural areas

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Cases of police abuse have surged in Henan as millions of jobless farmers have returned home after factory closures in coastal regions. At least five suspects have 'died ... their temper,' he said. 'Some returning young men have been exposed to the outside world, and they are less obedient.' The death of Du Xuelei , a 22-year-old Hebei villager, exemplified how ...

  10. PLA sets up audit group to fight graft

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com The People's Liberation Army yesterday established an audit work steering group aimed at eradicating corruption among troops, military media reported. Defence spending has been maintained at a double-digit growth rate for most of the past two decades and would rise by 11.2 per cent this year to at least 670.3 billion yuan (HK$823.15 ...




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