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  1. News - World

    Paracetamol no better than placebo in treating lower-back pain: study

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 09:47am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Paracetamol, the first-choice lower-back pain killer, worked no better than dummy drugs administered in a trial of more than 1,600 people suffering from the condition, researchers said Thursday. In fact, the median recovery time for those on placebo was a day shorter than that for trial subjects given real medicine, they wrote in The Lancet medical ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rap videos allowed as evidence in murder trial of New York gang leader

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Rap videos evidence in murder trial Prosecutors at a New York murder trial have shown jurors a series of gritty music videos of the accused gang leader rhyming about life and death at a drug-plagued housing project, the latest battleground in the debate over whether rap lyrics constitute criminal evidence. One, called Man Down. offers the refrain: ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Jurors in trial of Rafael Hui and Kwok brothers told not to worry over complexities

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:48pm by Austin Chiu and Stuart Lau

    ... Austin Chiu and Stuart Lau Prosecutor tells jurors not to worry over complexities Prosecutors of the city's most high-profile corruption trial said yesterday that they hoped a lengthy trial based on an allegedly elaborate scheme to mask a money trail would not be too daunting for the jury. "Try to be relaxed. Don't worry at all," lead prosecuting lawyer David ...

  4. News - China - XINJIANG

    Nine sentenced to death in mass trials of 81 terror suspects in Xinjiang

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:39am by Adrian Wan, Angela Meng

    ... Adrian Wan and Angela Meng Eighty-one prisoners punished by courts around the region, but rights groups have questioned the speed and fairness of trials 9 sentenced to death on terrorism ... and religious extremists, weapons manufacturing workshops and terrorist training camps, Xinhua said. Human rights organisations have questioned the speed and fairness of the trials against terrorism ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Kwok brothers paid Rafael Hui to be their eyes and ears, prosecutor tells trial

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 11:41pm by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Enoch Yiu

    ... Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu and Enoch Yiu One bribe of HK$4.7m was handed over just five hours before Hui was sworn in as city's No 2 official, the chief prosecutor tells trial The Kwoks ... in 2005, the High Court was told yesterday. The allegation was made by head prosecutor David Perry QC as the corruption trial of Hui, Sun Hung Kai Properties chairmen Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Live blog: Rafael Hui portrayed as Kwoks' 'inside man' as prosecution sets out case in graft trial

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 10:13am by Stuart Lau, Austin Chiu, Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu, Austin Chiu and Stuart Lau Prosecutor illustrates how real estate executives funnelled money to the former chief secretary even before he came to power The trial of two ... is your man with the government. Imagine you have a man who can tell you what's going on. You have in fact a man on the inside," Perry says. 2.37pm: The trial resumes. After unfolding ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Rafael Hui, Kwok brothers graft trial set to open after second jury empanelled

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:10pm by AUSTIN CHIU AND STUART LAU

    ... empanelled Prosecutors in the corruption trial involving a former No 2 official in the Hong Kong government and two of the city's wealthiest tycoons are expected to open their case today after ... serving. In an apparent move to make sure that the trial could get started today, Macrae asked unselected potential jurors to return this morning. He appeared to be bracing for a repetition of last ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Academic attacked me, then we went out for dinner, woman tells assault trial

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 12:47pm by LO WEI

    ... But on both occasions they had gone to dinner afterwards because she was afraid to refuse. Y was giving evidence for the first time on the fifth day of the trial in which Lee, 73, has pleaded ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    Shanxi police official faces trial after interrogation subject ends up in a coma

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 06:37pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com A former deputy police chief in Shanxi province is facing trial over the handling of a suspect who somehow fell off the police station and slipped ... charge. Wang was sacked from the force and detained. He was released on bail and is awaiting trial soon for dereliction of duty. Other police personnel linked to the case have been punished, ...

  10. Sport - Racing

    Fownes gets ready for late season assault after trials

    Posted May 31st 2014, 08:47pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Fownes gets ready for late season assault after trials Caspar Fownes' Australian import Imperial Champion hasn't made much of an impact since his arrival but returned from a bleeding ban in impressive style with a front-running barrier trial win at Sha Tin on Friday. Returning after the requisite three month ban for bleeding from both ...




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