Paul Chan Mo-po The development secretary and his wife, Frieda Hui Po-ming, were found liable for defaming twins and their father over allegations of cheating at the Chinese International School. The High Court ordered the couple to pay the pupils' family HK$230,000 in compensation. The jury found that emails sent by the couple about twins Jonathan and Caitlin Lu, as well as their father, school governor Carl Lu, were defamatory. Chan said he would discuss the verdict with his lawyers. Julia Pierson The director of the US Secret Service abruptly resigned in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, including the entry of Iraq war veteran Omar Gonzalez into the White House. The service protects the president, the vice-president and former presidents. Diao Xiaojuan The cyclist was in the lead on the final leg of the 126km women's road race at the Asian Games when she suffered a puncture. That put paid to her hopes of winning gold as she slipped back to fourth position - out of contention for a medal.