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Federal court denies judicial review for alleged Macau crime kingpin

VANCOUVER - The accused kingpin of a Macau triad will not get a new hearing of his immigration case, after a Federal Court judge found there is ample evidence of his ties to criminal activity. Lai Tong Sang was ordered deported by an Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator last August, on the grounds that he was criminally inadmissible to Canada. Lai, 59, quickly filed the application for a judicial review by the Federal Court.

'The Grandmaster' sweeps Asian Film Awards, crew mourn lost stuntman

Martial arts fantasy "The Grandmaster" dominated the Asian Film Awards on Thursday with seven wins including best movie, as its emotional director mourned the film's stuntman who was on the missing Malaysian jetliner. India's "The Lunchbox" was the only other film to win multiple prizes at the star-studded event at Macau's City of Dreams casino resort, winning awards for best actor and screenwriter.

Jackie Chan's K-pop group to debut on March 24

SEOUL, March 14 (Yonhap) -- A K-pop boy band formed and trained by Hong Kong movie star Jackie Chan will release its debut single on March 24, Chan's management agency said Friday. The quintet called JJCC unveiled the teaser video for their song "Everyone Feels" online on Friday ahead of the official release of the single, according to Jackie Chan Group South Korea. The group is composed of five men in their early 20s -- four South Koreans and one Australian-Chinese.

Two more arrests over attack on Hong Kong journalist

Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested a man and a woman over a brutal knife attack on a veteran journalist, bringing the total number detained in the case to 11. Kevin Lau, a former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked with a cleaver in broad daylight last month by two men who fled the scene on a motorbike. "Police further arrested a 55-year-old man and a 37-year old woman in the small hours of today," city police said in a statement.

Two more arrests over attack on Hong Kong journalist

Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested a man and a woman over a brutal knife attack on a veteran journalist, bringing the total number detained in the case to 11. Kevin Lau, a former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked with a cleaver in broad daylight last month by two men who fled the scene on a motorbike. "Police further arrested a 55-year-old man and a 37-year old woman in the small hours of today," city police said in a statement.

Two more arrests over attack on Hong Kong journalist

Hong Kong police on Thursday arrested a man and a woman over a brutal knife attack on a veteran journalist, bringing the total number detained in the case to 11. Kevin Lau, a former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked with a cleaver in broad daylight last month by two men who fled the scene on a motorbike. "Police further arrested a 55-year-old man and a 37-year old woman in the small hours of today," city police said in a statement.

Nine arrested over attack on Hong Kong journalist

Nine men have been arrested in connection with the brutal attack on a veteran Hong Kong journalist that sparked concerns for press freedom in the Chinese city, police said Wednesday. Kevin Lau, a former editor of the liberal Ming Pao newspaper, was hacked with a cleaver in broad daylight last month by two men who then escaped on a motorbike. Hong Kong police commissioner Andy Tsang said two triad-connected suspects were arrested on the Chinese mainland, while seven "accomplices" were arrested by his force in several locations across the territory.

H.K. police arrest suspects for slashing newsman

Nine men have been arrested in Hong Kong and China in relation to the brutal slashing of a veteran newsman last month, but no evidence so far links the attack to journalistic work, Hong Kong police commissioner Tsang Wai-hung said Wednesday. Two men, both aged 37 and believed to be members of a triad gang who had fled across the Chinese border after the attack, were arrested in southern China's Dongguan City, Guangdong's public security bureau notified Hong Kong police on Sunday, according to Tsang.

Hong Kong brothers jailed for trying to blackmail 'Transformers 4' crew

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong man was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in jail and his brother got six months on Wednesday over an attempt to extort nearly $13,000 from American director Michael Bay and his crew during filming of "Transformers 4". Mak Chi-hang and his younger brother Mak Chi-shing refused to close their air conditioner repair shop or turn down loud music in October when the crew was about to start shooting a scene for the science fiction movie.

Hong Kong actor Andy Lau loses Taiwan chopper lawsuit

A Taiwan court on Tuesday ordered Hong Kong Cantopop star Andy Lau to pay Tw$2.67 million ($85,000) to a Taiwanese airline for damaging its helicopter during a film stunt in 1997. Lau was shooting the action flick "The Island of Greed" on location in Taiwan in the Daily Air Corp-loaned chopper when an accident occurred in mid-air. As Lau jumped out of the helicopter, he brushed against the pitch stick, unsteadying the aircraft and causing its rotor blade to hit lighting equipment.
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