Tse pleads innocent


HONG KONG: Pop sensation Nicholas Tse has pleaded innocent to careless driving after allegedly crashing his car into another vehicle, a Hong Kong newspaper reported yesterday.  

Tse is accused of running his Audi into a Mercedes carrying two lawyers on June 29 en route to Chek Lap Kok airport, said the Apple Daily newspaper. 

He suffered head injuries but has recovered. The people in the Mercedes also were hurt but it was not clear how badly. – AP 

Romeo nabbed 

HONG KONG: A so-called Internet romeo has been arrested for wooing and then robbing at least 41 women in Xinmin, China, a news report said yesterday.  

Smooth-talking university graduate Qian Bo charmed the women he met through Internet chat rooms and then arranged dates in bars and coffee shops, the Hong Kong edition of the China Daily said. 

On each of his first dates, he waited until the woman went to the bathroom and then fled with their bags and valuables, the newspaper said. – dpa 

Harassed by neighbour 

HONG KONG: An 80-year-old man in China is seeking a restraining order from a court to stop a hate campaign by a 70-year-old neighbour he spurned.  

The octogenarian from Nanning, Guangxi, was propositioned by the woman when their respective spouses died five years ago but turned her down, the South China Morning Post reported. – dpa  

Life sentence for smuggler 

HANOI: A Vietnamese-Australian woman was given a life sentence in Vietnam for smuggling heroin, an official said yesterday.  

Nguyen Thi Kim Hieu, 42, was caught with 811 grams of heroin at Ho Chi Minh City's international airport as she was about to board a flight to Australia in January last year. – dpa  

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