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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-05-17
Newswrap

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Disbandment of juries in criminal trials rare: lawyer  Listenfacebook
Senior Counsel Ronny Tong says it is not very often that juries in criminal trials get disbanded as a result of the trial judge falling ill. He said when something like this does happen, a fresh trial is arranged for the accused. Tong was commenting on a murder trial in the High Court in which the seven-member jury was disbanded because the judge became ill. He told Ben Tse that he believes it will take a few months before a new trial could start:
Group pushes for pedestrianisation despite row  Listenfacebook
The row over the pedestrian zone in Mong Kok has raised questions over whether similar noise issues may arise in other similar sites in Hong Kong. But the group Walk D-V-R-C, which has been pushing for a section of Des Voeux Road Central in Sheung Wan to be pedestrianised, said they are very different areas. The group's chairman, Markus Shaw, spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Trump paid lawyer who paid porn star  Listenfacebook
The US office of government ethics has said President Donald Trump should have revealed details of a payment to his lawyer a year ago. An official filing shows he paid Michael Cohen more than US$100,000 in 2016 for expenses. Cohen has admitted paying more than US$130,000 to the porn star, Stormy Daniels, shortly before the presidential election. She claims she was paid to keep silent about an alleged affair she had with Trump. The White House said it was listing the payment "in the interest of transparency" and contended it did not have to make the disclosure. Glenn Shive, executive director of the Hong Kong America Center, spoke to Annemarie Evans about the latest development in the ongoing saga: