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PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 October, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 July, 2018, 9:53pm

Remembering the Bali bombings

Commemorations take place in Indonesia and Hong Kong to mark the 10th anniversary of the Bali bombings. The 202 victims of the deadly nightclub attacks included 11 Hong Kong residents, and a wreath will be laid at the Hong Kong Football Club to remember them. Indonesia's deadliest terror attack, by the al-Qaeda-linked group Jemaah Islamiah, opened an Asia front in the "war on terrorism" one year after the September 11 attacks on the US.

Colm Toibin speaks at HK Literary Festival

Acclaimed author Colm Toibin speaks at the Hong Kong Literary Festival, exploring some of his characteristic themes and topics, from Irish politics to sexual politics, Spain to Henry James, emigration to Enniscorthy. The author of worldwide bestsellers such as The Master and Brooklyn will be in conversation with University of Hong Kong academic Dr Peter Kennedy.

Rafael Hui and 2 Kwok brothers return to court

Former chief secretary Rafael Hui Si-yan and tycoon brothers Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong and Raymond Kwok Ping-luen - co-chairmen of Sun Hung Kai Properties - are back in court to face charges of bribery and misconduct in public office. The trio were released on bail after being charged by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in July. No quick resolution is expected in the case, which experts believe could go for years.

First report on police killings at Lonmin mine

A commission appointed by South African President Jacob Zuma to investigate the killing by police of 34 striking miners at the Lonmin platinum mine in Marikana issues its first monthly report. The violence towards the strikers shocked South Africa, bringing back unhappy memories of the apartheid era. The commission of inquiry is being chaired by Ian Farlam, a retired Supreme Court of Appeal judge, and is due to issue a final report in January.

Singapore figures may show recession

Singapore is due to release economic growth statistics that may show that the island republic slipped into recession in the third quarter. Economists polled by Reuters expect the Monetary Authority of Singapore to ease policy slightly by slowing the currency's pace of appreciation against its main trading partners.

Most powerful Ferrari yet comes to city

The city's super rich get a glimpse of the latest luxury sports car at an exclusive event at The Repulse Bay when distributor Italian Motors welcomes potential buyers to inspect Ferrari's F12 Berlinetta. Unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show, the 12-cylinder, 730-horsepower grand tourer is the most powerful road-legal model ever produced by the Italian firm, which also makes Formula One cars.