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Australian officials say current underwater search for MH370 complete in 5-7 days

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Underwater search using US Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle could end within a week, Australia says as Malaysia describes search as at a 'critical juncture'

Saturday, 19 April, 2014, 4:55pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Japan expands military footprint for first time in 40 years, risking angering China

Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years on Saturday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

19 Apr 2014 - 8:48pm

China Resources chief Song Lin sacked as UBS probes banker's alleged affair, finance ties

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Swiss bank UBS' internal investigation of one of its senior bankers is focusing on her relationship with the chief of state-owned China Resources, sources say.

19 Apr 2014 - 11:44am 4 comments More on China Resources (Holdings)

Seventeen more generals add to pledges of allegiance to Xi Jinping

The PLA Daily yesterday published two full pages of speeches by 17 generals vowing allegiance to their commander-in-chief, President Xi Jinping, the third such campaign by the official military newspaper in the past six weeks.

19 Apr 2014 - 3:41am 11 comments

Japan, US to boost sea surveillance for Asean, says report

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Japan and the United States will pledge to jointly help Southeast Asian nations boost their marine surveillance capabilities, a Japanese newspaper said on Saturday, as tensions over territorial disputes in the region simmer.

19 Apr 2014 - 7:54pm

6.9-magnitude earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville

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A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

19 Apr 2014 - 10:36am

I ordered passengers to stay put for their own safety, says arrested captain of sunken South Korean ferry

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Death toll rises to 32 as arrested captain reveals the dilemma that caused him to delay evacuation and prosecutor says third mate steering the Sewol was navigating the waters for the first time

19 Apr 2014 - 8:06pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

Bank of China vice-president resigns after allegations of affairs

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A vice-president of China’s fourth largest bank has resigned after he was investigated by the Communist Party’s top discipline body but cleared over suspicions of corruption, Chinese media reported.

19 Apr 2014 - 7:58pm 2 comments More on Bank of China

Mini-sub dives deeper in search for plane

19 Apr 2014 - 1:21am

Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

19 Apr 2014 - 2:44pm

China coal mine death toll rises to 20: report

19 Apr 2014 - 11:56am

'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

19 Apr 2014 - 3:26am 3 comments

Dongguan cabbies launch strike amid business slowdown

19 Apr 2014 - 3:43am 3 comments

Top China internet regulator under graft probe after chief's suicide

19 Apr 2014 - 3:44am

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Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am 1 comment

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In the rush to build, Hong Kong must keep cool

FLORENCE LEE

The government is planning to increase the plot ratio by 20 per cent or more in some densely populated areas such as Kai Tak and Tun Mun East, to boost housing supply.

19 Apr 2014 - 2:59am 4 comments

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in his Colombian hometown

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate’s twisting and impassioned novels.

Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was often mutual.

19 Apr 2014 - 2:52pm

Obituary: Garcia Marquez, an influence ‘all over the planet’

18 Apr 2014 2 comments

Meet Göran Malmqvist, Nobel Prize member and champion of Chinese literature

18 Apr 2014

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

With the price of wholesale coffee set to surge as much as 20 per cent in the next few months, it's customers at cha chaan teng and speciality roasters who can expect to bear the brunt of any increases.

18 Apr 2014 - 8:34am More on LIFE

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

Wine opinion: entry-level offerings win favour at Shanghai tasting

17 Apr 2014

US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights

The prize is the panoramic curvature of the earth against the starry scenery of space, but passengers on the HK$550,000-per-ticket World View Experience trip to the edge of space won't have to keep the privileged view to themselves.

18 Apr 2014 - 8:26am More on LIFE

Financial platform Thinknum encourages communal approach

18 Apr 2014

Broadband browsing at 32,000 feet: Air China introduces new fast internet service

18 Apr 2014

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RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

Yasiel Puig story is just beginning

With a combined annual salary of an astounding US$241 million, there are multimillionaires everywhere you look on the Los Angeles Dodgers roster.

On a team with the highest payroll in the history of professional sport, Yasiel Puig seems right at home.

19 Apr 2014 - 10:14pm
LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

Cyclists deserve room on the road

One person furtively scopes the area, looking out for the long arm of the law before setting out on his mission. Another is not as lucky, is unable to sprint away and ends up being arrested and hauled off to court to face charges.

19 Apr 2014 - 9:52pm
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City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

Ernesto Spicciolato emerges from the mist and drags his kayak up onto the shore in the otherwise empty Hap Mun bay on what has turned out to be one of the foggiest days of the year – the zero visibility adds to the sense of utter remoteness, though we’re actually only a 15-minute ride away from Sai Kung pier.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:55am

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