It wasn't only pride left shattered in the Canadian city on Wednesday as the Canucks saw their Stanley Cup dreams crushed. A four-hour paroxysm of violence engulfed the downtown area after the Boston Bruins grabbed the National Hockey League's ultimate prize, leaving streets littered with broken glass, cars torched and nearly 150 people injured - images that belie British Columbia's peaceful reputation.
Abu Bakar Bashir
Ever since the 2002 Bali bombings killed 202 people, including 11 Hong Kong tourists, Indonesian prosecutors have been after radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir. After two previous attempts to link him to terrorism failed, the spiritual head of the militant group Jemaah Islamiah was sentenced on Thursday to 15 years jail for his support of a terror training camp. The 72-year-old cleric plans to appeal, calling his sentence the work of the devil.
Oops. It turns out that when the billionaire New York mayor flew to Hong Kong last November to chair a meeting on climate change, he travelled by a Falcon 900EX private jet- producing more than 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide en route. The four-day C40 Climate Dialogue was devoted to low-carbon living.