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Briefs, January 7, 2013

A Thai soap opera has become the latest victim of the country's bitter divisions, the opposition party said, claiming the prime-time show was axed after "political interference". 

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 4:42am

Three shot in growing triad turf war

Police promise crackdown on activities of rival factions after latest in series of revenge attacks

Three suspected triad members were wounded in a pre-dawn shoot-out in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday in what police said was part of an escalating turf war among triad gangs in the area.

11 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Shootout hero tells his dramatic tale

A heroic constable who wrestled with a gangster armed with a grenade as a deadly gunbattle raged around them has told for the first time of the dramatic 1991 incident.

11 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Suspect in fatal 1993 bank hold-up arrested

A man suspected of masterminding a Tsim Sha Tsui bank robbery in which his two companions were shot dead nine years ago was returned from the mainland last night.

Eight other people, including two police officers, were injured in the shootout.

1 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

40 officers in firefight with gang at hotel

One gang member was shot dead and a police officer wounded during a gunfight involving more than 40 heavily armed police in a darkened restaurant in Hunan province.

19 May 2002 - 12:00am

Suspect kills himself after shootout

A man killed himself after he shot a policeman outside a bank in Zhuhai yesterday, Guangdong media reported.

The shootout occurred outside a branch of the Construction Bank in Zhuhai's Jingshan district yesterday morning when two policemen, Chen Shubin and Xie Sicai, intercepted a man after receiving a tip-off.

28 May 2001 - 12:00am

Triad suspects die in Manila shootout

A Hong Kong man was believed to be among three suspected triad members shot dead in a gun battle with police in Manila.

22 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Shops robbed by gang wielding AK-47 rifles

The revelation of Yip Kai-foon's identity came as police were preparing to renew the $1 million reward offered for Hong Kong's most wanted man.

Yip, 35, is accused by police of involvement in at least four robberies in which gangs armed with AK-47s fired scores of shots at police.

He was arrested on Monday after a shooting in Western.

15 May 1996 - 12:00am

11 robbery suspects die in gunbattles with police

Police shot dead 11 suspected robbers at three locations near Klang, 25 kilometres west of Kuala Lumpur, yesterday.

They claimed to have wiped out in less than an hour all but a few members of a gang that has been active throughout Malaysia for the past few months.

23 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

5 killed in kidnap shootouts

THREE gunmen, one of their two hostages and a policeman were killed yesterday in gun battles in Guangdong.

A shootout at a restaurant left two gunmen and a policeman dead. And a third gunman was later shot by police after he killed one of the gang's two hostages.

14 Jul 1995 - 12:00am