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Apple Daily photographer arrested for assaulting police officer in Mong Kok

A photographer from the Chinese-language Apple Daily was handcuffed and taken away by police while covering the so-called “re-occupation” protest in Mong Kok on Thursday night.

Friday, 28 November, 2014, 1:43am 5 comments More on Occupy Central

Police 'jet pack' solution more powerful than pepper spray or tear gas, says Post photographer hit by all three

A police pepper spray-based solution was “much more powerful” than pepper spray and tear gas, according to a Post photographer temporarily blinded by it yesterday.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:42pm 32 comments More on Occupy Central

'Build homes in Hong Kong's country parks to help the young', say tycoons

Several prominent businessmen say the solution to pro-democracy protesters' grievances is to build affordable housing in country parks.

27 Nov 2014 - 2:36pm 58 comments More on Occupy Central

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after being hit on the head by ball

Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:21pm 2 comments

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on earth.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:30pm 4 comments

'965,000 yuan spent on cinema tickets' sparks probe into China government department

A Chinese government department is under the spotlight for spending 965,000 yuan (HK$1.2 million) on cinema tickets in a single year.

27 Nov 2014 - 6:41pm

Hong Kong leader has plans to build homes for 'sandwich class'

A new type of subsidised housing tailor-made for the "sandwich class", possibly in suburban areas, is being considered by the government.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:26am 12 comments

Beijing auditors inspect management of national lotteries after transparency fears

Beijing has launched the first nationwide audit of the management of the mainland’s two official nationwide lottery funds, state media reports.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:56pm 1 comment

US reluctant to extradite corrupt officials, Chinese foreign ministry claims

China’s efforts to extradite corrupt officials that have fled abroad are being hampered by a reluctance by some Western governments to offer help, a Chinese foreign ministry official said.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:22pm 43 comments

Joshua Wong pelted with eggs outside court after being banned from Mong Kok

Joshua Wong has been banned from entering parts of Mong Kok as a condition of his bail after he was charged with obstructing a bailiff who was clearing barricades.

27 Nov 2014 - 6:50pm More on Occupy Central

Students threaten to target government buildings after night of clashes in Mong Kok

The Federation of Students has threatened to target government buildings in response to the police clearance of the Occupy camp in Mong Kok following violent clashes overnight.

27 Nov 2014 - 4:17pm 110 comments More on Occupy Central

Chinese tycoon Liu Yiqian breaks world auction record for HK$348.4m thangka

27 Nov 2014 - 11:20am

Mapping Hong Kong's future beyond Occupy Central

27 Nov 2014 - 2:35pm 12 comments

Juncker unveils 300b euro plan to kick-start European economy

27 Nov 2014 - 5:20pm 1 comment

Police force arrests seven of its own over alleged beating of Occupy activist Ken Tsang

27 Nov 2014 - 2:36pm

Public works funding request pulled from Legco as builders grumble

27 Nov 2014 - 7:36am 3 comments

Xi Jinping claims to have old guard's backing for anti-graft campaign

27 Nov 2014 - 10:22am 1 comment

India plans to restrict cigarette sales to those aged at least 25

27 Nov 2014 - 5:19pm

'My conscience is clean': Ferguson policeman who shot unarmed teen says he'd do it again

27 Nov 2014 - 1:01pm 36 comments

Surveillance watchdog finds 10 breaches in agency spying

27 Nov 2014 - 5:59pm

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Drugs a natural target in Beijing's war against corruption

27 Nov 2014 - 8:34am 1 comment

Obama shows he's no lame duck after election defeats

27 Nov 2014 - 2:53pm 6 comments

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Insight

Hong Kong must prepare itself for the age of the renminbi

ALEXA LAM

The launch of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect pilot programme is another important step in the renminbi's journey to internationalisation.

28 Nov 2014 - 2:42am

Focus

Doctor Ko Wen-che takes on gun victim he saved in Taiwan vote drama

AFP

It is the most dramatic contest of Taiwan’s biggest ever local elections -- a high-flying surgeon takes on the man whose life he helped save after he was shot in the head on the campaign trail.

Emergency doctor Ko Wen-che led the team which operated on financier Sean Lien after Lien was attacked at a rally in November 2010.

Now they are rivals in the intense battle for the influential post of Taipei mayor, with voters going to the polls Saturday.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:31pm 1 comment

Harry's View

Asia

SOCIETY

In S Korea, unregistered Bluetooth 'selfie sticks' frame the seller

Take care when brandishing a selfie stick in South Korea - it could land the person who sold it to you a three-year jail term.

28 Nov 2014 - 3:43am

World

FERGUSON SHOOTING

Ferguson shooting reaction a study in the growing impact of social media

The Ferguson shooting is a study, according to one observer, in "how social media make everything everyone's business, whether you want that or not".

27 Nov 2014 - 9:48pm

China Insider

Two out of every five foreign-educated Chinese earn below 5,000 yuan a month: study

27 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Drone sparks military alert; taxi driver saves suicidal woman - three times

27 Nov 2014
AIR POLLUTION

Beijing considers permanent odd-even ban on vehicles after success of 'Apec blue'

27 Nov 2014 1 comment
TV drama

'Game of Thrones' comes to China as Tencent joins forces with HBO

27 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Gold offered for lost dog; 'disabled girl raped'; drugs gang busted

27 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Boy, 6, attacked; police targeted with hot tea; head of family at 8

27 Nov 2014
TERRITORIAL DISPUTE

'We have lagged too far behind': China hits back at US calls to stop island project

25 Nov 2014 3 comments
ART

Chinese photographer spoofs famous ancient painting with images of modern social ills

24 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Goats overdose on vaccine; Thief makes off with cash from traffic police office; Fugitive's 16-year run ends in car crash

27 Nov 2014
INTERNET PIRACY

Popular Chinese pirated-video site closed amid official pressure

25 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Woman student leader powers on to wing strength contest; Boyfriend survives girlfriend's murder plot

22 Nov 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Poor couple on trial for selling children; Teen leaps to death after cheating accusation

21 Nov 2014
POLITICS

Pro-Beijing scholar wants to set up platform to counter West's 'bad-mouthing' of China

21 Nov 2014 9 comments
CELEBRITIES

Taiwan actor Ko Chen-tung cut from blockbuster after drug arrest with Jaycee Chan

20 Nov 2014 2 comments

Fine dining at Fanling Industrial Estate

Fanling Industrial Estate isn't the most obvious location for a fine dining restaurant, especially one that not only wants to offer its customers a menu with the expected emphasis on presentation and flavour, but also claims to serve healthy food.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:51pm

Dine-Art is the latest in a trend for art-oriented restaurants

27 Nov 2014

China loves red wine, but white may become more popular

27 Nov 2014

Magazines

Sport

CRICKET

World mourns the sudden death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died yesterday from a rare head injury after a sickening on-field blow in a tragedy that sent shockwaves through the sporting world.

28 Nov 2014 - 12:59am

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FILM

Eddie Redmayne dove into science for his role in The Theory of Everything

Portraying genius physicist Stephen Hawking proved the biggest challenge yet for rising star Eddie Redmayne.

27 Nov 2014 - 7:57pm

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