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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korean prosecutors seek 20 years in Lee Seok-ki sedition trial

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 03:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Leftist lawmaker Lee Seok-ki on trial for allegedly plotting pro-North Korea armed revolt South Korean prosecutors on Monday demanded a 20-year jail term for a leftist lawmaker on trial for allegedly plotting an armed revolt in support of North Korea. Prosecutors also asked judges to strip United Progressive Party (UPP) MP Lee Seok-ki of his civic rights ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Defence has to overcome Pistorius’ evasive and contradictory testimony

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:52pm by GDN

    ... and killed her. It was the last piece of evidence heard as the Paralympic athlete completed a harrowing week of testimony on Tuesday, wrapping up the central chapter of a sensational murder trial ... achievements- the first amputee to run in the Olympics- had discovered how harsh the flip side of celebrity can be. Watch: Prosecution grills expert witness in Pistorius trial Many following the trial ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by STAFF

    ... their fallen colleagues.   Formula One magnate faces bribery trial Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich today. The 83-year-old denies charges of bribery and abetting breach ...

  4. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Anti-graft chief under pressure after Guangzhou Daily boss retracts confession

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:50am by Mimi Lau

    ... said. Dai Yuqing, the former president of the official Guangzhou Daily, is standing trial accused of taking 2.5 million yuan in bribes over several years. At his trial in Dongguan late last ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Xu Zhiyong's trial makes a mockery of Beijing's pledge to enforce rule of law

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:22pm by JEROME A. COHEN

    ... with law". This sounds assuring, but what does it mean? Last week's trial of Xu Zhiyong, which the ministry termed "a common criminal case", provides an occasion for inquiry. ... of discretion. What factors are allowed to influence the exercise of that discretion in China? What procedures must be followed in applying the law? Xu's ostensibly "open" trial was veiled ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Prosecutor wraps up five-day Pistorius grilling with stark summary

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 07:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ends five-day cross-examination with a stark summary of how Pistorius shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ended his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track star on Tuesday with a stark summary of how he shot ...

  7. News - World - PHONE HACKING

    Sienna Miller testifies at UK phone hacking trial

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 02:52am by AP

    ... of the relationship based on a hacked voicemail message. Miller told Britain’s phone-hacking trial that she probably did leave a message for Craig that ended “I love you.” But she said she always signed off ... at the trial of two former News of the World editors, and five others, over phone hacking and other wrongdoing at the now-defunct tabloid. The defendants deny a variety of charges, including phone ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    No pleas by Hong Kong man and mainland woman charged with PLA barracks trespassing

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 02:31pm by Stuart Lau

    ... In a separate case, the trial of four people arrested on suspicion of breaking into the garrison's Central Barracks in Admiralty to stage a protest on December 26 will begin on May 19. Billy Chiu ... at a pre-trial hearing before Eastern Court last week. The offence carries a maximum jail sentence of two years.   ...


    Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:28am by AFP

    ... and other criteria such as pain and disability. Of the 174 who completed the trial, 55 percent of those on the herb attained ACR 50, compared to 46 among those treated with methotrexate alone. But the biggest gain was among the group which took the herb-methotrexate combination: nearly 77 percent of them achieved the ACR 50 measure of improvement. Previous-- but small-scale-- trials involving ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    "Trap, neuter, release" trial can help show way to curb stray dog numbers

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:56am by LETTERS

    ... Trial will help show the way to control stray dog population I refer to the letters by Adam Bornstein ("Desexing scheme for strays has been an abject failure in village", January ... the effectiveness of TNR in a similar demographic setting to Hong Kong, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department has agreed to assist these organisations in conducting a three-year trial ...




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