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Assault

'Racist attack' on Chinese students in France sparks widespread outrage

China’s internet users reacted with outrage to reports of a racist assault on six Chinese students studying in France, while others denounced the victims as children of wealthy officials. The oenology students were attacked early on Saturday in the wine-producing Bordeaux region, France’s interior ministry said, describing the violence as an act of xenophobia.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 8:35am 26 comments

Man beaten for aiding Falun Gong

Political parties have asked the police to speed up an investigation into a violent attack on a man who says he was repeatedly bashed after an altercation with people believed to be supporters of a pro-establishment group.

13 Jun 2013 - 5:05am

Even for the Black Card, it's a bit rich of Amex to double fee

The American Express Centurion Card - informally known as the Black Card - recently sent out a nice letter to its users but with a sting in the tail. The Black Card is, as Forbes describes it, the Bugatti of credit cards and use is by invitation only.

30 May 2013 - 4:34am 3 comments

Man, 71, beaten to death in care home

A 71-year-old man from a Kennedy Town nursing home died early yesterday after a fellow resident struck him with a walking stick. The victim suffered multiple head injuries. The attacker, 86, who occupies the next bed, has a history of psychological and mental illness.

19 May 2013 - 7:42am 1 comment

US referee punched by teenage soccer player dies

Police have accused a 17-year-old player in a recreational soccer league of punching Ricardo Portillo after the man called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card.

5 May 2013 - 6:00pm

It's safer on the police beat, and that's no accident

Fewer officers have been injured and motorcycle incidents are at the lowest level since records started in 1997, a reflection of successful efforts by the force to reduce accidents at work, a police report says.

5 May 2013 - 5:03am

Two men admit assaulting South China Morning Post photographer

In Fanling Court yesterday, Cheng Shing-wing and Li Hak pleaded guilty to one count each of common assault, but they denied they were parallel-goods traders. Magistrate Wong Sze-lai postponed sentencing to May 14. The two were released on bail.

1 May 2013 - 5:47am

Indian on Pakistan death row badly beaten

Sarbajit Singh, who was sentenced to death 16 years ago on espionage charges, was taken to hospital on Friday with multiple wounds, including a severe head injury, after an argument in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:36am

Talking points

President Xi Jinping welcomes leaders from two of Southeast Asian neighbours for talks in Beijing. Myanmar's President Thein Sein and Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei's prime minister, are both due in the capital.

5 Apr 2013 - 3:02am

Police arrest 18-year-old and friend in Yuen Long over killing of father

The 18-year-old was arrested at his home in a Yuen Long village on suspicion of stabbing his father to death and attacking his mother. Police also arrested a 19-year-old friend of the man.

17 Mar 2013 - 5:39am

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