Issue: March 22, 2006   (Archive)
Sunday, August 30, 2015   




Cancer transplant blunder
In yet another monumental public hospital blunder, two patients received heart and lung transplants at Queen Mary Hospital from a stroke victim who had kidney cancer.

Fake-drug bust spurs customs probe
Hong Kong customs are following up on a mainland operation that busted an unlicensed Nanjing factory producing fakes of a popular "magic" Chinese drug for those suffering from strokes.

Death plunge debtor in `I'm sorry' note to wife
An indebted real estate agent leaped to his death after leaving an apology note to his wife.

Bangkok blast girl `getting better' says dad
The father of a nine-year-old girl who was seriously injured by a bomb that killed 20 people at a Bangkok shrine says his daughter has turned the corner in terms of her recovery.

Phone fraudsters redoubling their efforts
Phone scams in the mainland have risen dramatically, with fraudsters taking just the first six months of this year to chalk up the 300,000 mark of total cases recorded in the whole of last year.

Parents held after tot drug test positive
A two-year-old's urine has tested positive for illegal drugs, with the girl's parents arrested under suspicion of ill- treatment and neglect.

Occupy student trio to deny charges
Three prominent student leaders involved in Occupy Central say they will plead not guilty to charges of inciting or taking part in an unlawful assembly when they appear in Eastern Magistrates' Courts on Wednesday.

`Frustrated' mom held in tot death
A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly beating and shaking her two-month-old son to death in frustration over her husband's lengthy absence.

Illicit cash ring busted as man, 83, loses $7.5m
Shenzhen police have uncovered an underground bank network while probing claims by an 83-year-old Hong Kong merchant that he was cheated out of 6.25 million yuan (HK$7.55 million) by a Shenzhen bank manager.

Six admit phone scams
Six men admitted to cheating three women from Taiwan of more than HK$2.5 million through telephone scams.



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