Briefs, January 7, 2013

Activists shout anti-rape slogans in Kathmandu. Photo: AFP

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

Call for more crisis training

COLLEAGUES of injured constable Tam Chun-yip yesterday called for bolstered in-service training for policemen to ensure they react properly in crises.

Constable Tam, 20, who lacks 'actual operational experience', according to his commanding officer, has spent at least one-third of the past two years doing report-room duties in Mongkok.

15 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Experts to determine who shot hostage dead

POLICE ballistic experts are investigating whose bullet killed a 31-year-old Korean hostage during the Aberdeen gunbattle in which 20 shots were fired early yesterday.

The driver of the hijacked taxi accused police of opening the back door and firing when the two hostages were trying to overpower their captor.

15 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Tina repays well-wishers with a winning smile

NOBODY would have expected to see Tina Noden, the most seriously injured victim of the Landmark shooting on May 18, looking so well.

But there she was yesterday: all smiles, zooming down the road to recovery.

31 May 1994 - 12:00am

Bravery awards for officers in AK-47 shootout

IT was like a scene from The Godfather, according to one of the police officers commended yesterday for his part in the Nathan Road shootout with a gang brandishing AK-47 sub-machine guns.

The gunfight, during which a nurse was shot dead by one of the gang, shocked the territory and prompted calls from some members of the force for the re-introduction of the death penalty.

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Firing charge

POLICE last night charged a 35-year-old man with shooting with intent following a shootout in Shamshuipo on Wednesday.

18 Mar 1994 - 12:00am