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  1. News - World - TURKEY

    Turkey military coup plot verdict due

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Silivri, Turkey

    ... Agence France-Presse in Silivri, Turkey A Turkish court will hand down the verdict on Friday in the trial of hundreds of military officers accused of plotting to overthrow ... testimonies of the suspects in the so-called “Sledgehammer” trial, named after a 2003 military exercise. Prosecutors have demanded up to 20 years in prison for the 365 military officers in the case, ...

  2. News - World - FRANCE

    Verdicts in Paris gang rape trial due today

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Paris

    ... 'gang rape' verdicts A trial surrounding the alleged gang rape of teenage girls in the high-rise tower blocks of a poor Paris suburb has shocked France. It has also exposed a culture ... outside Paris. In 2005, Nina was left unconscious by one final, brutal beating and told a female police officer. Her claims led to a trial that centred on alleged attacks in Fontenay-sous-Bois ...

  3. News - China - CHONGQING SCANDAL

    Bo Xilai's supporters take to blogs to show their support for former chief

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... New Leftist bloggers rally behind their fallen idol, saying he was toppled on trumped-up charges because fellow party leaders feared his influence The downfall of former Chongqing party chief Bo Xilai , who was famous across the nation for his promotion o ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Carson Yeung wins delay of money laundering trial

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 01:03pm by Austin Chiu

    ... application for an adjournment was allowed, on Wednesday, when Judge Douglas Yau Tak-hong ruled that Yeung was not simply trying to delay the trial. The trial, involving five money laundering charges, ... year. Yeung had not yet instructed a barrister defending him in the trial, the court was told. When the prosecution opposed his application for adjournment, Joseph Tse SC, for Yeung, called ...

  5. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Sri Lanka's Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake walks out on trial

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombo Chief justice walks out on impeachment trial Sri Lankan Chief Justice Dr Shirani Bandaranayake walked out of her impeachment hearing before lawmakers yesterday after complaining that she was not being given a fair trial, legal and parliamentary sources said. The move to impeach Bandaranayake, the country's first female chief justice, came ...

  6. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Man to stand trial over killing of Chinese-Australian family

    Posted Dec 19th 2012, 11:46am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney A 48-year-old man was committed to stand trial on Wednesday over the high-profile murder of a Chinese-Australian family of five who were bludgeoned to death ... there was a compelling enough case against him to take it to a jury trial. Police allege Xie was motivated by greed and jealousy and stood to inherit the Lin family’s news agency. During committal proceedings, ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Quickest way to get corrupt officials to change is threat of trial by microblog

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by DAN HOUGH

    ... Dan Hough says nothing prompts change as quickly as the threat of imposed accountability From his speech at the 18th national party congress last month, it was clear that, for outgoing President Hu Jintao, fighting corruption was a priority. President-to- ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Trial date set for former development secretary

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 02:46pm by Thomas Chan

    ... the government. They pleaded not guilty to all charges. Mak was represented by Eric Kwok Tung-ming SC and Tsang by barrister Cheng Huan SC. The 12-day trial has been fixed to begin on April 22 next year. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    West Kowloon arts hub plans to trial opera in tea house at Xiqu Centre

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Arts hub hopes opera, tea house the perfect brew The arts hub wants to revive a tradition that brings together Cantonese opera and tea-drinking, with a plan to trial concerts in a tea house at its Xiqu Centre. "The Luk Yu Tea House is among those being contacted," said Louis Yu Kwok-lit, the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Electronic textbooks trial may herald paperless learning era in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... yesterday that his bureau would soon launch a trial run of paperless learning that would involve 88 schools. He said the bureau would grant HK$26 million to the companies and non-profit organisations that produce 30 sets of books under the E-Textbook Market Development Scheme during the trial. "At this stage we are focusing on the effectiveness [of electronic textbooks] during ...




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