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  1. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Ambrose Lam courted triumph, controversy as Law Society leader

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 04:06am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... council beforehand. "His remarks really took us by surprise," a council member said. Eyebrows were also raised over what some termed Lam's "chameleon-like" change ... for individuals to express their discontent against the system- either through the legislature or the courts to change the laws." I am angry that many people are disrupting the rule of law by abusing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1573742/ambrose-lam-courted-triumph-controversy-law-society-leader
  2. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Other social media firms back Facebook in privacy court battle

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:16pm by AP

    ... with US prosecutors over nearly 400 search warrants for users' postings and other data is drawing support from other social media companies and civil libertarians. Lawyers for Foursquare, ... is stored," said Joan Vollero, an official at the Manhattan district attorney's office. The company has turned over the information but is appealing against the court order that required it to do ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572223/other-social-media-firms-back-facebook-privacy-court-battle
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US woman caught smuggling US$41,000 to Philippines

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Detroit Elderly woman caught taking cash to Philippines An elderly Florida woman tried to fly to the Philippines from Detroit with almost US$41,000 in cash hidden inside her girdle, bra and carry-on bag, federal authorities said. A complaint laid in US District Court in Detroit said the woman, 78, was trying to board a flight on April 2 to the Philippines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570736/us-woman-caught-smuggling-us41000-philippines
  4. US overpower China to reign supreme

    Posted Aug 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Coliseum. It was the first major encounter between the two powerhouses since the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where the US defeated the hosts in the group stage. The Americans clinched a silver medal, while China finished third. 'We knew it was going to be a difficult match and China proved they are one of the best teams in the world today,' said US coach Hugh McCutcheon. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/722877/us-overpower-china-reign-supreme
  5. News - World - SPYING

    Judges' differing rulings on NSA spy programme fuel debate

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:21am by NYT

    ... Union, which said it would appeal. The next stops for the parallel cases are the appeal courts in New York and Washington. Should the split endure, the US Supreme Court is likely to step in. ... debate among US courts and a presidential review group about how to balance security and privacy in the era of big data. In just 11 days, two judges and the presidential panel reached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1392076/judges-differing-rulings-nsa-spy-programme-fuel-debate
  6. Sport - Tennis

    Rafael Nadal withdraws from US Open because of wrist problem

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:33pm

    ... Spaniard missed lead-up tournaments after sustaining the injury in practice last month Rafa Nadal has pulled out of his US Open title defence because of a wrist problem, the world number ... things. Rafael Nadal “I am very sorry to announce I won’t be able to play at this year’s US Open,” Nadal said on his Twitter feed and on Facebook. “I am sure you understand that it is a very tough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/tennis/article/1576284/rafael-nadal-withdraws-us-open-because-wrist-problem
  7. Comment - Letters

    Government attacked the hopes of citizens wanting fair society

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:19am by LETTERS

    ... financing...surfacing right now", allegations not even China Daily tried to substantiate. And so we need political oversight of judges' patriotism, because the US Congress approves Supreme Court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1572421/government-attacked-hopes-citizens-wanting-fair-society
  8. News - China - CRIME

    Death sentence overturned in 'landmark' Chinese domestic violence case

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:01am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Battered wife's death sentence overturned China's supreme court has overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her husband after she endured months of domestic abuse, a member of her family said. The US-based rights group the Dui Hua Foundation hailed the court's decision as "a landmark ruling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1539450/death-sentence-overturned-landmark-chinese-domestic-violence-case
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US gun culture the biggest hurdle to a law that would save lives

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... weapon culture, protected by a Supreme Court ruling on individual ownership of guns. The country's 218 million people over the age of 18 have 300 million guns. Some states have enacted laws ... SCMP Editorial US gun culture the big barrier School shootings in the US have become so commonplace that they are more ignored than remarked upon. President Barack Obama would have said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1534357/us-gun-culture-biggest-hurdle-law-would-save-lives
  10. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer seeded to meet in US Open final

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 10:48am

    ... at the US Open for the 14th consecutive year, tied with Ivan Lendl for the longest streak, trailing only Jimmy Connors’ record of 18. Federer won the hard-court tournament every year from 2004-08, ... Associated Press Wimbledon rematch could be on the cards in New York Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for the US Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is No. 2, meaning ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1577561/novak-djokovic-and-roger-federer-seeded-meet-us-open-final

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