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Typhoon Haima lashes China; toll up in Philippines

2016-10-21 21:34

Typhoon Haima isbarreling into southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages.

Don't compare us with F1 - Formula E boss

2016-10-07 10:47

Formula E's chief played down comparisons with F1 stating that the sport has different values to motorsport's top-tier series.

British banker back in court over Hong Kong double murder

2016-08-11 17:34

A British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women who were found mutilated in his upscale Hong Kong apartment appeared at the High Court, ahead of his October trial.

Hong Kong 'milkshake murderer' in fresh court bid

2016-07-28 13:10

Dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, American Nancy Kissel has lodged a fresh bid to reduce her life sentence for murdering her banker husband in 2003.

Diamond-encrusted handbag sold for $300 000, a world record

2016-05-31 11:20

A diamond-encrusted crocodile-skin Hermes handbag with white gold details has broken the record for the world's most expensive ever sold at auction, fetching nearly $300 000 at a Hong Kong sale.

Hong Kong roof collapse injures three at university

2016-05-20 12:05

The roof of a building at Hong Kong's City University collapsed, injuring three people, officials say, sparking panic among eyewitnesses who said it sounded like an explosion had gone off.

Hong Kong protests as top China official visits

2016-05-18 09:08

Protesters have gathered in Hong Kong, calling for universal suffrage and an end to arrests of activists in China as a top Beijing official visits the city.

Hong Kong Lunar New Year celebrations erupt in violence

2016-02-09 12:09

Riot police use batons to quell clashes after illegal hawkers mount "fishball revolution" in popular market.

Hong Kong move to ban ivory trade welcomed

2016-01-14 20:20

A pledge by Hong Kong to ban its ivory trade has been welcomed by conservationists.

Hong Kong 'very worried' over missing booksellers

2016-01-04 13:23

Hong Kong's leader says he is "very concerned" over the disappearance of five booksellers known for publications critical of the Chinese government.


World's oldest giant panda in captivity dies in Hong Kong

2016-10-16 21:57

The world's oldest giant panda in captivity has died aged 38 at a Hong Kong theme park, officials say.

Global stocks sink with bonds, commodities as Fed angst build

2016-09-12 15:54

Global selloffs in stocks and bonds have resumed, while commodities have slumped amid fears that some banks are questioning the benefits of loose monetary policy.

Eight jailed for up to 15 years over kidnap of Hong Kong heiress

2016-07-29 18:41

Eight men who kidnapped a Hong Kong fashion heiress and held her in a cave have been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

Hong Kong culls thousands of birds over avian flu scare

2016-06-07 11:34

Hong Kong has culled 4 500 birds after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was discovered in a chicken at a local market.

Daughter seeks US help over missing Hong Kong publisher

2016-05-25 10:28

The daughter of a Hong Kong-based publisher believed abducted by Chinese authorities eight months ago has appeared before a US congressional commission urging Washington's help to win his release.

Top China official says Hong Kong autonomy will stay

2016-05-18 21:02

A top Chinese official says Hong Kong can have 'peace of mind' that its autonomy will be preserved, but hit out at independence activists.

Hong Kong teen forms new political party

2016-04-10 22:49

Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong's new political party plans to field candidates in an upcoming election.

US 'killer' agrees to extradition from HK

2016-01-25 19:39

A Chinese man arrested in Hong Kong in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews in California has told a court he won't fight extradition to the United States

Intimidation fears in missing booksellers' case

2016-01-05 13:32

The wife of one of the missing Hong Kong booksellers feared detained by Chinese authorities has retracted her report to police.

Kidnapped Hong Kong tycoon rescued in Taiwan

2015-10-28 12:10

A kidnapped Hong Kong tycoon has been freed in a dramatic rescue after he was held captive for more than a month by criminals who demanded a $9m ransom, Taiwan authorities have said.

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