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19 Dec 2014 15:26

HK former top civil servant, tycoon found guilty in graft trial

In a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance, Hong Kong's former chief secretary Rafael Hui was found guilty on Friday (Dec 19) of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the city's largest property developer Sun Hung Kai Properties.

  • 19 Dec 2014 20:00

    China protests US frigate sale to Taiwan

    The US Congress passed a bill authorising President Barack Obama to transfer up to four Perry-class guided missile frigates to Taipei. China's Central News Agency reported from Washington that Obama signed the legislation on Thursday.

  • 19 Dec 2014 11:52

    8 children dead in reported mass stabbing in Australia

    Cairns police said they were called to the scene in the northern city and found the bodies of the children, aged between 18 months and 15 years. A woman in her 30s was injured in the incident. 

  • 19 Dec 2014 15:20

    Death threats to Sydney siege gunman's lawyers, magistrate

    Lawyers who defended the Sydney siege gunman on a string of charges and the magistrate who bailed him have received deaths threats.

  • 19 Dec 2014 21:34

    Umbrellas banned as China's Xi arrives in Macau

    President Xi Jinping visited a drizzly Macau on Friday (Dec 19) for the 15th anniversary of the gambling hub's return to Chinese rule, with onlookers barred from using umbrellas - the emblem of democracy protests in nearby Hong Kong.

  • 19 Dec 2014 19:38

    Cambodian parliament raises rank of opposition leader

    Cambodian lawmakers voted on Friday (Dec 19) to elevate opposition chief Sam Rainsy to the rank of "minority leader", a first for a rival to premier Hun Sen. The status - which awaits royal endorsement - means Rainsy enjoys the same rank in the lower house as the prime minister.

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