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Principal fired after weeks of enforced leave from Canadian International School

Students at Canadian International School show their support for primary section principal Dylan Hughes and vice-principal Kathy Nutting, who are said to have been fired amid controversy over the school's governance issues. Photo: SCMP

A top administrator of the Canadian International School was sacked on Thursday after being put "on leave" for more than half a month, the school confirmed.

Friday, 27 March, 2015, 12:16am 12 comments

Nasty surprise for seasoned chef as rancid meat ‘explodes in his face’

The rancid meat was purchased in Wellcome, Shau Kei Wan. Photo: Edmond So

A seasoned chef got a nasty surprise yesterday when he cut into a piece of prime pork only to discover a thumb-sized pus-filled cyst which exploded on his face.

27 Mar 2015 - 10:57am 3 comments

One quarter of Hong Kong employees ‘want to quit their jobs’

Some 38 per cent of workers who planned to leave cited low compensation. Photo: May Tse

About one in four employees wants to resign this year, with a good number disgruntled by mediocre remuneration, according to a survey that also finds Facebook trumping LinkedIn as the top website among jobseekers.

27 Mar 2015 - 8:55am 7 comments

CY Leung under fire over universal suffrage claims at question and answer session

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying arrives at Legco. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

The pan-democrats waged open warfare against Leung Chun-ying on Thursday, making it clearer than ever there will be no compromise over universal suffrage.

27 Mar 2015 - 10:39am 60 comments More on Leung Chun-ying

Police raid home of Germanwings co-pilot who 'calmly and wordlessly' crashed plane into Alps

Police raid home of Germanwings co-pilot who 'calmly and wordlessly' crashed plane into Alps Update

German police searched the home and apartment of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz for clues as to why he locked out the pilot and wordlessly and “deliberately” slammed the Airbus into a mountain in France, killing all 150 aboard.

27 Mar 2015 - 1:49pm

Hong Kong press freedom index falls amid self-censorship and attacks on journalists

A TVB Journalist came under attack during a rally organised by Blue Ribbon Movement in Tsim Sha Tsui in October, 2014. Photo: SCMP Pictures New

Hong Kong’s press freedom further deteriorated last year under the shadow of self-censorship, a poll of journalists and the public found, in the wake of violence against reporters during the 79-day Occupy protests.

27 Mar 2015 - 2:37pm 4 comments

ATV sale talks still going on as major shareholder wrangles over HK$200m

ATV spoke up on the Caixin report last night, saying Wong had never said its days were numbered. It also denied owing him HK$1.8 billion. Photo: Sam Tsang

Last-ditch negotiations to save cash-strapped broadcaster ATV from collapse are still in progress, with the sticking point being a difference of HK$200 million between the offer and asking price, it has emerged.

27 Mar 2015 - 9:42am 6 comments More on Asia Television Limited

Breezing into the smartphone market: China’s top air-conditioner maker Gree announces new device

Company president Dong Mingzhu first prompted rumours of a Gree smartphone after she briefly flashed a prototype during a lecture earlier this month. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Air-conditioning powerhouse Gree Electric, one of the most popular air-conditioner brands in China, will release its first smartphones within six months, taking on a tough market filled with big rivals including Xiaomi.

27 Mar 2015 - 3:00pm More on The Next Big Thing

China ramps up global manhunt for corrupt officials with operation ‘Skynet’

Fugitive Repatriation and Asset Recovery Office of the Central Anti-graft Coordination Group meet to launch Operation Skynet. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China is ramping up its international manhunt of fugitive corrupt officials with a new multi-agency operation, codenamed Skynet, aimed at restricting their financial channels.

26 Mar 2015 - 11:49pm 6 comments More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

Dying old woman ‘left for days’ in field in China

The woman as she was found in the field. Photo: Sinanews.com

She later died in hospital and her fate has prompted comments online over who should be responsible for caring for the sick and elderly

27 Mar 2015 - 11:41am 1 comment

Terrorists ‘recruited Uygur students at Guangzhou university’

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Uygur students in Guangzhou have been warned to stay away from “outsiders” after several were recruited by a suspected religious extremist and had gone missing since last year, various sources told the South China Morning Post.

27 Mar 2015 - 2:34pm 1 comment

Hong Kong Sevens 2015 live blog - Day 1

Follow all the action live from Hong Kong Stadium as the city's biggest sporting event gets underway

27 Mar 2015 - 3:12pm More on Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015
A screenshot taken from Twitter user and local resident Scott  Westerfeld of the fire.

Dozens 'collapse in street' as three New York buildings crumble in massive blaze

27 Mar 2015 - 2:41pm
Xi and Lee meet in Beijing in 2007. Lee Kuan Yew is one of the few men to have met all the modern-day leaders of China: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping. Photo: Xinhua

Will China’s president attend Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral?

26 Mar 2015 - 6:04pm 4 comments
Outgoing Youth Commission chairman Bunny Chan Chung-bun also chairs the Hong Kong Army Cadets Association. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Hong Kong Youth Commission chairman Bunny Chan renews calls for national education

27 Mar 2015 - 2:05pm 2 comments
A tourist strikes a pose similar to statues at the Grand Palace in Bangkok this week. Photo: Reuters

'No defecating in public': Thailand issues etiquette guidelines for Chinese tourists

27 Mar 2015 - 9:03am 2 comments
Nancie Atwell, with former US president Bill Clinton and United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, at her award ceremony. Photo: AP

The woman declared the world's best teacher cares nothing about test scores

27 Mar 2015 - 3:10am
Simon Squibb (left), CEO of Nest Investments, speaks at the SCMP Game Changers forum. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong at 'tipping point' of becoming fast-growing and dynamic start-up ecosystem

27 Mar 2015 - 4:32am 7 comments
Anticipation of the reburial of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral, seen here on Thursday, reawakened interest in the much-maligned monarch. Photo: AFP

Richard III finally gets a burial fit for a king, 530 years after brutal demise

27 Mar 2015 - 10:35am
People watch the models of new HOS flats during the first day's application at Hong Kong Housing Authority Customer Service Centre in Lok Fu in December, 2014. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong Housing Authority may set quota for single buyers of subsidised homes

27 Mar 2015 - 2:33am
Ten DEA agents are alleged to have taken part in sex parties at government-leased headquarters, a scathing report said. Photo: SCMP Picture

US drug enforcement officers had sex parties with cartel prostitutes: report

27 Mar 2015 - 10:55am
Guest tattooist Will Wallas handles tools at Star Crossed Tattoo in Tsim Sha Tsui. Click here to launch gallery. Photos Jonathan Wong

Inking outside the box: how Hong Kong tattoo parlours are doing things differently

26 Mar 2015 - 9:16am

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Leader

Abe and Xi's infamous icy handshake. Photo: Reuters

Japanese apology is only a start

27 Mar 2015 - 1:00am 3 comments
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's best-remembered part may ultimately be as a role model for confronting women's abiding fear of cancer and radical treatment. Photo: Reuters

Angelina Jolie's fine work as a role model

27 Mar 2015 - 7:56am

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 57%
  • No: 43%
26 Mar 2015
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Total number of votes recorded: 372

Insight

Have faith in Hong Kong's creative start-ups

Even in start-up-friendly spaces like PMQ, many will face unaffordable rents and fierce competition. Photo" K. Y. Cheng KITTY PARKES

We heard only recently, as the inaugural Art Central graced the waterfront, that start-ups shouldn't rely on the government to create a favourable environment to get going. As one of the 37,000 creative and cultural businesses in Hong Kong, it's fair to say this is already happening.

27 Mar 2015 - 2:37pm

Focus

The woman declared the world's best teacher cares nothing about test scores

Nancie Atwell, with former US president Bill Clinton and United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, at her award ceremony. Photo: AP GDN

Nancie Atwell's school in the rural town of Edgecomb, in the US state of Maine, is no ordinary place of learning. Then again, Atwell is no ordinary teacher.

27 Mar 2015 - 3:10am

Harry's View

Mong Kok from overhead (click to launch photo gallery). Photo: Nero Chan

Hot shots: Hong Kong through the lenses of three very different photographers

Learn the tricks of the trade from drone photographer and videographer Nero Chan, sports photographer Lloyd Belcher and wildlife photographer Martin Williams.

26 Mar 2015 - 4:53pm More on Explore Hong Kong

Hong Kong gig was Zayn Malik’s last as he quits One Direction

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Hong Kong's artists can't just ride on Art Basel's coat-tails

26 Mar 2015
Baked king crab with uni butter from Nobu at the InterContinental Hong Kong.

In Hong Kong, rich and decadent cuisine makes a comeback

Dietary advice can be a minefield for the layman, especially for its apparent ability to change on a whim and its use as the rationale behind some fairly faddish diets.

27 Mar 2015 - 6:25am

Pierre Gagnaire's Les Menus restaurant in Moscow to close

27 Mar 2015

Some like it (very) hot: Five Hong Kong restaurants for spice lovers

26 Mar 2015
The Nubia Z9 Max claims to have a better camera 'than the iPhone 6'. Photo: Simon Song

ZTE aims for 'high-end' market with launch of Nubia Z9 Max smartphone

Chinese smartphone marker Nubia, which prides itself on the quality of its phone cameras, launched the Z9 Max this week with an aggressive claim: that it can shoot better photos than the iPhone 6.

27 Mar 2015 - 1:27pm More on The Next Big Thing

Breezing into the smartphone market: China’s top air-conditioner maker Gree announces new device

27 Mar 2015

Big Hero 6 in Hong Kong? Meet Han and Arthur, incredibly realistic caregiving robots

26 Mar 2015

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