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  1. In Brief

    Posted Sep 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1 Chinese among dead in crash A Chinese citizen was among the 88 killed in a plane crash in Russia's Ural region, according to the China News Service. Russian authorities released a list showing 17 foreigners were on the flight, including a 26-year-o ...

  2. Devil is also in the details of airline luggage rules

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip Always check the fine print. That advice also applies to airlines' rules on luggage, the Consumer Council said as it revealed that complaints in this area doubled last year- from 14 to 30. In some cases items disappeared or were damaged; in o ...

  3. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed snubs his trial and violates a travel ban

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Male Ex-president risks arrest for boycotting trial The first elected president of the Maldives risks arrest after boycotting the scheduled start of his criminal trial and violating a travel ban, the government said yesterday. Mohamed Nasheed had been due to go on trial on Monday on abuse of power charges in connection with the events that led to his ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Travelers Companies Inc sues NFL over brain injury lawsuits

    Posted Aug 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in New York Travelers sues NFL over brain-injury lawsuits Several subsidiaries of Travelers Companies Inc are suing the National Football League and a host of other insurers, ... dozen insurance companies in an effort to force them to cover the costs of defending the claims. According to the Travelers lawsuit, the company provided liability coverage for NFL Properties, ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Employer who burned maid with an iron loses appeal A woman who burned her domestic helper on the forearm with an iron for ironing too close to her baby must serve the remainder of her seven-month sentence after the Court of Appeal rejected her appeal yest ...

  6. Travel firm denied final appeal over bus crash

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle The travel company being held liable for a bus crash in Taiwan in which five Hong Kong people were killed has been refused permission to take its case to the Court of Final Appeal. Kwan Kin Travel Services in November lost an appeal against a finding that it had failed in its duty of care towards clients who were killed or injured in the October 18, 2004, crash. ...

  7. Travellers arrested at Macau airport on drug charges

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy Two women who flew in from Malaysia were arrested at Macau airport on suspicion of trafficking drugs they had swallowed. According to Macau media, the two women were sisters. They allegedly swallowed a total of 645 grams of heroin that had been ...

  8. Flying into turbulence

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com As representatives from seven airlines gathered in Hong Kong on January 14, 2000, to discuss how they could protect their balance sheets from rising jet-fuel prices, their fortunes appeared as grim as the wintry wind and ...

  9. Companies rake in HK$4m in travel club swindle, says DAB

    Posted Jun 15th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng More than HK$4 million has been swindled, mainly from new graduates, by companies suspected of selling bogus travel club subscriptions, according to the Democratic Alliance ... to qualify as a club member and to be eligible for travel discounts. He has seen none of the benefits despite paying HK$28,000 so far. Debt collectors had visited him at his home, Mr A said. 'I ...

  10. Travel firm denied appeal on ruling over guides' tips

    Posted Oct 09th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Yvonne Tsui and Agnes Lam Verdict that service fees are income is final, says court The Court of Appeal refused to give permission to Wing On Travel yesterday to appeal in the top court against a ruling that tips should be included in the wages of tour guides for the purpose of claiming holiday pay. The Travel Industry Council expressed concern over the ruling, saying it might ...




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