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Verdicts in Paris gang rape trial due today

A trial surrounding the alleged gang rape of teenage girls in the high-rise tower blocks of a poor Paris suburb has shocked France.

Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 3:54am

Gambler ex-paper firm boss gets four years' jail for stealing 5.5b yen

The disgraced ex-chief of Japan's Daio Paper was sentenced to four years in jail yesterday after losing millions in company money at casinos in Macau and Singapore.

The Tokyo District court said Mototaka Ikawa, 48, Daio's ex-chairman, abused his position at the company founded by his grandfather by ordering subsidiary firms to supply cash that financed his gambling and growing debts.

11 Oct 2012 - 1:42pm

New legal bid by trio in deleted files case

Three defendants, who failed to thwart fraud prosecutions against them on the grounds that files relating to their trial were deleted by a senior prosecutor, have renewed their efforts for a permanent stay of proceedings.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:27am

To overcome the past, Cambodia needs fair and open trials

More than three decades on, Cambodia still needs reconciliation to put its tragic past behind it. Due to official obstruction and judicial wrangling, only one of the five top former Khmer Rouge officials has been sentenced by a UN-backed war crimes tribunal for their role in the deaths of up to two million people.

9 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

City Digest, October 9, 2012

Girl, mum stable after Jiangxi crash kills five

9 Oct 2012 - 3:18am

Tighter ferry safety laws in wake of tragic crash

Boat owners could be legally required to keep a passenger log and ensure children wear a life jacket when they take people out to see firework displays, under laws the Marine Department is considering in the wake of last week's ferry tragedy.

2 Nov 2012 - 1:31pm

Taiwanese inmate's father tells inquest his son wasn't an alcoholic

The father of a Taiwanese inmate who died while in the Correctional Services Department's custody three years ago yesterday denied an allegation that his son suffered from alcoholism.

Chen Yu-sung, the father of Chen Chu-nan, conceded at a hearing in the Coroner's Court that his son "drank one small glass of sorghum liquor or two big bottles of beer before he slept".

6 Oct 2012 - 3:11am

Prison officers jailed for falsifying urine samples

Two former prison officers were yesterday sentenced to three months in jail for falsifying urine samples taken from released drug offenders.

Tang Kwai-man, 49, and Leung Siu-wing, 53, had each been convicted in Eastern Court earlier on one count of misconduct in public office.

They were granted bail pending appeal yesterday.

6 Oct 2012 - 3:11am

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed snubs his trial and violates a travel ban

The first elected president of the Maldives risks arrest after boycotting the scheduled start of his criminal trial and violating a travel ban, the government said yesterday.

Mohamed Nasheed had been due to go on trial on Monday on abuse of power charges in connection with the events that led to his toppling in February.

3 Oct 2012 - 4:14am

Arrest warrant issued for mainlander accused of assaulting HK tour guide

A magistrate yesterday issued an arrest warrant for a mainland man who failed to appear in court after being charged with assaulting a tour guide on the Avenue of the Stars on Sunday.

2 Oct 2012 - 4:09am