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Oscar Pistorius older brother Carl also facing murder trial

Carl Pistorius, the older brother of South African star athlete Oscar Pistorius has been charged with culpable homicide over a car accident in 2010, local media reported on Sunday.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 4:24pm

Briefs, December 6, 2012

A Malaysian court overturned the homicide conviction of a policeman who sprayed machine gun fire at a fleeing teenaged motorist, killing the boy and stoking anger over police brutality. Malaysia's opposition denounced the verdict, calling for an appeal, while the family of Aminul Rasyid Amza, 15, said they were considering how to challenge it.

6 Dec 2012 - 3:36am

Locked-in syndrome patient dies peacefully days after losing euthanasia bid

A British man left paralysed but fully conscious and aware of his predicament died yesterday, days after losing a legal bid to end his life of "pure torture", his lawyers and family said.

Tony Nicklinson, 58, who had locked-in syndrome as a result of a stroke he had while on a business trip to Athens in 2005, died of natural causes.

23 Aug 2012 - 4:17am

Abused wife who beat husband to death with hammer cleared of murder

A woman who beat her husband to death with a hammer, after years of an unhappy arranged marriage, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for six years yesterday.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:14am

Club hostess on probation for killing newborn girl

A nightclub hostess who killed her newborn baby when she put it into a toilet bowl to stop its crying and smothered it with a bed sheet was placed on probation for two years yesterday.

Chong Ching-yuet, 27, who pleaded guilty to infanticide in the Court of First Instance, must also receive psychological and psychiatric treatment as deemed necessary by a probation officer.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Waitress guilty of throwing baby into toilet

In the early hours of a Tuesday in September last year, Chong Ching-yuet, a 27-year-old nightclub waitress who had checked herself into a Mong Kok guest house for the night, awoke with severe stomach pains. Five hours later she gave birth, alone in her room, to a healthy baby girl. By 2.27pm, the baby was declared dead, found lying face down in the toilet bowl.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Man denies murdering wife in acid attack

22 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jail term slashed for mother who killed her children

A Tuen Mun mother who asphyxiated two of her children in a failed suicide attempt had her jail term reduced yesterday from seven years to four years.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The Conspirator (Film)

Historical biopics can sometimes drown you with facts. Fortunately, The Conspirator spares us a densely packed history lesson. Yet it's still a history lesson without much to add to the topic of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

A drawn-out lesson of a movie

Historical biopics can sometimes drown you with facts. Fortunately, The Conspirator spares us a densely packed history lesson. Unfortunately, it's still a history lesson without anything significant to add to the topic of Abraham Lincoln's assassination.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Desperate measures

Hong Kong is one of at least 22 judiciaries around the world that has designated infanticide, or the killing of a child in the first year of its life, as a special type of homicide, punishable as manslaughter. As a result, most of the women convicted of infanticide here are sentenced to probation and counselling instead of prison terms.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

Tragic tale of a family breakdown - and a mother's capacity to forgive

Packing a child off to study overseas has become a key goal of aspirational mainland couples, seen as a sure-fire way to give the beloved offspring a head-start in an increasingly competitive and success-driven society.

Two shocking Shanghai-related incidents this month, however, have brought home the realisation that the dream doesn't always have a fairytale ending.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

The Welcome Visitor

The Welcome Visitor by John Humphrys and Dr Sarah Jarvis Hodder, HK$104

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

Maid held after baby's body found

A Filipino maid was arrested after a baby's body was found in a sewage pipe at a Tseung Kwan O flat.

The body was found by a plumber sent to clear a blocked drain at the flat in Oscar By the Sea on Pung Loi Road. A police dog found a placenta in a nearby stairwell.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

HK euthanasia ban tragic, says death advocate

With quadriplegic Tang Siu-pun beside him, one of the world's foremost advocates for euthanasia called Hong Kong's laws against assisted suicide inhumane. They left people like 'Ah Bun' in a tragic situation, Philip Nitschke said.

16 Aug 2009 - 12:00am