Florence Tsang Chiu-wing
The billionaire divorcee and her family were put under police protection after her daughter, four, escaped an apparent kidnap attempt outside the ESF International Kindergarten (Hillside) on Stubbs Road. Tsang was married to an heir of property tycoon Samuel Lee Tak-yee and got global attention after the High Court awarded a HK$1.2 billion divorce settlement in December.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress expelled the firebrand former head of its Youth League, dubbed 'Kiddie Amin' by detractors. He stirred debate on class and poverty with calls to nationalise mines and seize white-owned farms, called for the overthrow of Botswana's government and praised ex-president Thabo Mbeki at President Jacob Zuma's expense.
The speaker of Australia's parliament was forced to resign after a male employee alleged in court documents he had been sexually harassed by Slipper (left), and that he used his position to pursue sexual relations with male staff. Slipper, 62, denies James Ashby's allegations. His resignation effectively costs Prime Minister Julia Gillard's government its single-seat majority in parliament.