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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Death sentence overturned in 'landmark' Chinese domestic violence case

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

    ... with far-reaching implications for survivors of domestic violence". The Supreme People's Court reversed its approval of the death sentence given to 43-year-old Li Yan from Sichuan, her brother Li ... campaign for comprehensive legislation on domestic violence. Her husband, Tan Yong, had beaten Li, extinguished cigarettes on her face and locked her out on their balcony in winter, according ...

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

    Protesters who resort to violence betray the freedoms we hold dear

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by Alice Wu

    ... for the violence, or the "war" two lawmakers have declared on new town development. Do these two legislators really know what actual war entails? Loss of life and carnage. Most of us would ... it what it is, violence- to "escalate". Passion is one thing; diminishing self-control in the "heat of the moment" is another; but to wish for the violent protests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1537011/protesters-who-resort-violence-betray-freedoms-we-hold-dear
  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Violence in Iraq threatens crucial oil reserves, may lead to price hike

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Violence threatens crucial Iraqi oil reserves Escalating violence in Iraq is threatening the development of some of the world's largest oil reserves at a time when Opec's No 2 producer was expected to be a key future supplier. Western companies including BP, ExxonMobil and Shell, along with state-backed Chinese giants CNOOC and CNPC, have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538581/violence-iraq-threatens-crucial-oil-reserves-may-lead-price-hike
  4. News - World

    Kerry urges Iraqi unity in ISIL crisis, says US not responsible for violence

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... of violence and repression, [it's] a threat not only to Iraq but the entire region... this is a critical moment when we must urge Iraq's leaders to rise above sectarian considerations... ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538619/kerry-urges-iraqi-unity-isil-crisis-says-us-not-responsible-violence
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    New Territories villagers say they never intended violence at Legco

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:25am by Ernest Kao

    ... the injustice of the [new-towns] plan. We are not looking for drama or violence … This same bottom line will be upheld this Friday.” Chow’s village, close to a century old, is one of several in Kwu Tung ... this Friday, Li said the protesters “had her support” but those who resorted to violence would have to “understand and bear the consequences”. Friday’s rally started at about 3pm, and by 12.45am, some ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1535413/new-territories-villagers-say-they-never-intended-violence-legco
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    End assaults on women, starting with the violence in words

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:09am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says the brutal attacks on women will only be stopped once words of aggression are punished as well as the violence they spawn Zero tolerance There has been a lot of talk of violence lately. The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, held in London last week, was a historic attempt to address one of the many serious problems plaguing the world today. It had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1531701/end-assaults-women-starting-violence-words
  7. News - World - COMPUTER GAMES

    Video-game expo reveals line-up that's long on graphic violence

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:24am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Los Angeles Expounveils latest line-up of video games, featuring enough graphic violence to fill a slasher film Note to joystick junkies: there will be blood Game ... about the horrors of war. Call of Duty isn't just about gratuitous violence. The scene that you saw in Seoul at the Microsoft press conference, that's an impactful story moment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1532622/video-game-expo-reveals-line-thats-long-graphic-violence
  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia introduces UN resolution calling for end to violence in Ukraine

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:06pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Russia introduced a UN Security Council resolution that strongly urges an immediate end to all violence in Ukraine and the launching of a national dialogue involving all political forces and regions. The draft resolution, circulated on Thursday to council members, calls on all parties to immediately implement a "road map" to peace put forward ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531879/russia-introduces-un-resolution-calling-end-violence-ukraine
  9. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rising hate speech in Europe could breed violence, UN rights chief warns

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 10:51pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Geneva Rights chief points to electoral gains by far right as she says politicians' xenophobia, racism and religious intolerance could breed violence U.N. warns on rising hate speech in Europe The recent rise in xenophobic rhetoric from European Union politicians could pave the way for violence and human rights violations, UN High Commissioner for Human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1530303/rising-hate-speech-europe-could-breed-violence-un-rights-chief-warns
  10. News - World - SEXUAL VIOLENCE

    Angelina Jolie vows real action at sexual violence summit

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 06:09pm by Reuters

    ... vowed on Tuesday to produce practical action from the world’s first summit on ending sexual violence in conflict to punish those responsible and help victims. Up to 1,200 government ministers, ... A recent run of shocking cases of violence against women including the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian girls, the stoning to death of a pregnant woman in Pakistan and the gang-rape and murder of two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1529319/angelina-jolie-vows-real-action-sexual-violence-summit

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