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Hong Kong tycoon, former official guilty of corruption

Hong Kong - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and the government's former deputy leader Rafael Hui were found guilty of corruption on Friday in a blockbuster trial that shocked a city known for clean governance.

Eight children found murdered in Australian home

Another tragedy in Australia as on Friday morning eight children in a home were found dead and a woman was alive but had stab wounds to her chest. Some reports say all were stabbed. The police said there is no concern beyond it being a horrific tragedy.

Judge charged for planting drugs on woman who denied his advances

On Thursday, a former judge was found guilty on charges after he allegedly planted methamphetamine on a woman after she refused his sexual advances inside his chambers.

The fight is on as MMA fighters file lawsuit against the UFC

A group of Mixed Martial Arts fighters are of the opinion that the Ultimate Fighting Championship has made itself into the Only Fighting Championship. Those fighters are all in the same corner now, together launching an anti-trust suit against the UFC.

Hong Kong leader declares Occupy protest 'over' as last site cleared

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader declared an end to more than 11 weeks of sit-in protests by pro-democracy demonstrators after police cleared the last remaining camp and arrested a handful of peaceful protesters Monday.

More B.C. poultry farms hit in latest outbreak of Avian Flu

An eight country has joined the list of those restricting Canadian poultry due to the ever-growing Avian flu outbreak on B.C. poultry farms. In total now 9 farms have been affected, but officials say there may be more.

Hong Kong left deeply polarised by protests: Analysts

Hong Kong - The demolition of the main protest camp ended a pro-democracy occupation that paralysed Hong Kong for two months, but the campaign has left the city deeply divided both politically and socially, analysts say.

Woman, 28, guilty of phoney home invasion to get rid of parents

A jury in Newmarket, Ont. took four days to deliberate but in the end it did not help Jennifer Pan or her co-accused. All four were found guilty in a murderous plot intended to look like a home invasion. Pan's mother died, her father was badly wounded.

Canada Health body calls for legal sex-trade, health regulations

The Canadian Public Health Association released a paper Friday calling for legalized prostitution that is regulated to improve the health and lives of sex-trade workers. Current occupational health and safety regulations should be used, it said.

Hong Kong 'business as usual' as activists vow to fight on

Hong Kong - Rush-hour traffic streamed through the heart of Hong Kong for the first time in more than two months Friday after police cleared the city's main pro-democracy protest camp with mass arrests -- but activists vowed that their struggle would go on.

The Dalai Lama not allowed to meet Pope Francis, was told 'No'

The Dalai Lama requested to meet Pope Francis but was refused the right to meet with him. The Dalai Lama was in Rome on Thursday for a Nobel Peace Prize winners' conference.

Watch Julien Dupont do motorcycle back-flips on roller coaster

When it comes to extreme sports Red Bull has long set the precedent. Watch Julien Dupont reach new heights while doing back flips while navigating a high-rise rollercoaster.

Hong Kong police arrest protesters, dismantle main rally site

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police dismantled the city's main pro-democracy protest site Thursday, clearing tents and barricades after more than two months of rallies and arresting more than 200 demonstrators, who vowed their struggle lives on.

Hong Kong protesters brace for police swoop

Hong Kong - Hundreds of protesters braced for a police swoop on Hong Kong's main pro-democracy site early Thursday, to end more than two months of rallies calling for free leadership elections.

Hong Kong protest leaders will 'stay to end' as police swoop looms

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's student protest leaders said Wednesday that they would "stay to the end" as police prepared to swoop on the city's main rally site after more than two months of mass pro-democracy demonstrations.

Police prepare to clear Hong Kong protest sites

Hong Kong - The clearance of Hong Kong's main pro-democracy protest camp will begin Thursday when bailiffs move in, authorities said, but some demonstrators vowed to stand their ground after more than two months of rallies.

Plane crashes into Maryland home, 3 confirmed dead

Three passengers are confirmed dead after a small jet crashed into a Maryland residence on Monday. A possible fourth passenger has yet to be accounted for.

Former maid tells Hong Kong court of 'torture' by employer

Hong Kong - An Indonesian former maid on Monday told a court for the first time how she was starved, beaten and ritually humiliated by her Hong Kong employers in a case that has sparked international outrage.

Avian flu hits B.C. again, 7 countries restrict Canadian poultry

A fifth B.C. farm, a turkey farm, has been hit by the avian flu virus. The return of the bird flu to the province comes as the industry heads into its profitable Christmas period. It won't help that some countries are now restricting Canadian poultry.

Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong calls off hunger strike

Hong Kong - Joshua Wong, the teenage face of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement, said Saturday he has ended a four-day hunger strike designed to force the government into further talks on political reform.
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