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  1. New campaign launched to combat child labour abuse

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... JUDY NGAO A new global campaign has been launched to combat the exploitation of children in the workforce, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says. Abuse of child labour has long ... and Chinese Football Association joined forces in late July to highlight the seriousness of child labour abuse. 'The campaign seizes the opportunity offered by the world of sports to sensitise ...

  2. Into the war zone

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... account of the drug-cartel-fuelled violence that threatens to engulf Mexico brings the reader uncomfortably close to the rivers of blood in which its citizens are drowning. Provocatively, ... narrative, turning away from the violence will not prevent its escalation. Comprehend it we must, for the Mexican drug war is a case study in the way mafia capitalism has morphed into a criminal ...

  3. Moral high ground sinks with abuse scandals

    Posted May 24th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Afghanistan's leader Hamid Karzai had good reason to be angry when he met US President George W. Bush in Washington yesterday. The meeting took place amid a new scandal over the abuse ... into the deaths. The abuse has been condemned by Mr Karzai and by the United Nations. Both have called for action. This latest example of what has rightly been described by one UN official as 'utterly ...

  4. Deja vu all over again

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... story. Of course, the man who described his torture all those years ago did so in the age before digital cameras. But the photographing of prisoner abuse has happened in another theatre of war. ...

  5. More pressure on police over attacks

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... investigated possible drug abuse by the suspect in the case. The Liberal Party added its voice to a chorus of critics, in a letter to security chief Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong and police commissioner Andy ... that day. Police are investigating whether the suspect, arrested on Monday night, was under the influence of illegal drugs at the time of the attacks. The suspect, 31, was jailed in the past ...


    Posted Dec 30th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... * Drug-related arrests among Hong Kong entertainers (1.9%) * Expose of abuse of prisoners in Iraq by US troops (1.9%) ...

  7. Uygur bombers included teenage girl, authorities say

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... state. Police shot dead eight suspects and captured two, while two others blew themselves up and three were still at large. One of the captured, the teenager, was in hospital with injuries ...

  8. Rumsfeld and the shadow of suspicion

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Bush administration's claims that the abuse of Iraqi prisoners was isolated, unsanctioned and the work of a few 'bad apples' was never easy to believe. Now, the scandal ... physical abuse and sexual humiliation. In short, it led to the terrible treatment of Iraqi prisoners. The report comes at a critical time for US policy in Iraq. Opposition to the coalition has ...

  9. Migrant worker arrested for blog post

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the worker went online on Tuesday evening to accuse police of beating a teenager to death. 'An amazing scene to have up to 1,000 police officers maintaining order,' the worker wrote. ... later showed remorse for his action. Prior to the unrest, a Chongqing teenager was fighting with a local primary school student on Monday. While being restrained by local police, the teenager ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... wields old AK-47s, the Taliban have rocket-propelled grenades. Dire. Eichstaedt's accounts of Taliban abuse of Afghan women make for especially grim reading. In one episode, a woman accused ...




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