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  1. Signs of violence

    Posted Oct 17th 2004, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... the world as the most literary young crime writer, for her understanding of violence in America. But three years ago, she was struggling after a decade of rejection slips for her historical fiction. ... with character- which she says is a uniquely southern trait- as much as the more typical traits of crime writing: twisting plots, graphic violence and detailed forensics. Anchored in southern landscapes ...

  2. Nepal ravaged by rising tide of violence

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Thomas Bell

    ... Thomas Bell in Kathmandu A year of violence has left Nepal on the brink of becoming a failed state. Blessed with astonishing natural beauty and cultural diversity, the country is caught in an intractable three-way power struggle between a hardline king, brutal Maoist rebels and feuding, corrupt politicians indifferent to the people. 'What will happen to our country?' is a common ...

  3. Abused husbands stay silent 'to save face'

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to suffer from domestic violence. 'Females are not the only victims in domestic violence. The problem also happens to men. It's just that men seldom seek help because they want face,' said Mr Leung, who refused to give his full name. A scar on Mr Leung's right arm is testament to his ordeal. The injury was the result of domestic violence inflicted by his ex-wife. She ...

  4. Rights groups urge legislators to outlaw stalking

    Posted May 06th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Women's rights groups demonstrated outside the Legislative Council yesterday to urge the government to protect victims of domestic violence by passing legislation against ... of policymakers and the police. 'Every time family violence incidents have occurred, the government tends to put the problem on their agenda for a short while before forgetting all about it. I hope ...

  5. Wife beaters may face counselling

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... counselling as part of a court order imposed if a person is convicted of domestic violence- and many wives are reluctant to press charges against their husbands. But in some countries, abusive spouses ... current legislation. A University of Hong Kong study, announced last week, will examine compulsory counselling and examine the characteristics of domestic violence cases. The study, to be used ...

  6. The Honeymoon

    Posted Feb 13th 2005, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... love in a park. Soon after, they marry. When they finally take their long-delayed honeymoon in Venice- with his mother and her ex-fiance in tow- violence pricks their happy bubble and lays bare ...

  7. Mainland parents are just not ready to spare the rod

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... resolve has been an asset in the workplace. 'My boss is also an ill-tempered man. All my colleagues here are afraid of him, but not me. My experience of domestic violence has left me ... violence to their waywardness, disobedience and poor academic performance. Professor He said the students did not like the violent approach but their attitude remained ambivalent. 'They ...

  8. Fighting back

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Camaropolous

    ... of physical violence from her husband, but the incident ultimately resulted in the couple's divorce. 'I was very scared at that time. I just wanted to leave him,' said Ms Li. 'It was hard to have intimate feelings for him again.' Statistics for domestic violence in Guangzhou and the rest of the mainland, for that matter, are on a par with the rest of the world. ...

  9. Xinhua reporter attacked

    Posted Dec 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang A Xinhua reporter covering a protest in Hunan was beaten by hotel guards while police looked on, in the latest incident of violence against mainland journalists. Liu Feixiao and her colleague Ming Xing were in Shaoshan to cover the 110th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong. While passing by the Panlong Villa hotel on Wednesday, the two reporters saw police ...

  10. Lawmakers seek independent inquiry into family killing

    Posted May 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Chi-keung to submit a written statement to Legco explaining comments he made on domestic violence to a newspaper reporter. Mr Wan reportedly told a Chinese-language newspaper last Friday that family violence was linked to new immigration and welfare policies. ...




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