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A leading sports scientist gave a stern warning to the 74,000 participants in Sunday’s Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon with high temperatures and high humidity forecast for race day.
Israel is heading into its fifth consecutive year of drought, putting three celebrated biblical bodies of water at risk.
Rukkit Kuanhawate is a street artist from Thailand. His passion for illustration and graphic design brought him to explore a different environment: the streets. He has been extremely active in leaving his traces in the public spaces, especially in Thailand.
The cityscape of Hong Kong has been dramatically transformed over the years as traditional old buildings have been torn down and new high-rise blocks installed in their place.
A burning Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea on January 14 in the worst oil ship disaster in decades has produced a large oil slick, as worries grew over damage to the marine ecosystem.
Over the past half-century, sculptor and ceramicist Haralambos Goumas, 67, has produced thousands of large terracotta statues of ancient Greek deities, mythical figures and fabulous beasts, mostly for use as architectural and garden ornaments.
Freshly cooked snake dishes are a winter delicacy in Hong Kong, and are said to improve the skin and boost energy levels. To ensure the meat is fresh, snake specialist Mak Dai-kong keeps live snakes. The veteran supplier shows us how to handle them.
17-year-old Ding Yingjie goes to violin class every week. But her commute takes 12 hours.
A woman in China is accused of holding a corgi for ransom and allegedly throwing it out a sixth-storey window to its death. The story went viral and generated outrage among Chinese internet users.
A group of masked men entered a restaurant in Guilin, in China's Guangxi province, and smashed up furniture with machetes. Local media reported that the men had dined there the day before, and weren’t happy with the service.
Clean-up crews are trying to clear 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil that spilled into the East China Sea. The oil was on an Iranian tanker that sank after being on fire for more than a week. Officials found three long oil slicks near where the tanker sank.
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May 16, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
INTERACTIVE SPECIAL: One of the world's longest bridges is being built in Hong Kong - what does it look like now and how much will it cost?
When completed, the 42km-long Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge will be one of the longest bridges above water in the world, constructed with the mission to speed up integration of cities in the Pearl River Delta. Will it be worth its staggering cost?
Multimedia special: Can the gambling mecca of Macau find its identity and turn around its flagging fortunes?
Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. In this South China Morning Post multimedia package, Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds.
China announced it would abandon the one-child policy. Reuters photographer Carlos Barria shot these intimate portraits of young Chinese people born since the start of the policy in 1979 and captured their raw thoughts on the prospect of having a sibling.
Tree maintenance has come into sharper focus recently following the government’s controversial decision to cut down four giant century-old banyans in August, and the collapse of a number of trees in recent months that have caused injuries. With experts expressing concern over the health and maintenance of trees citywide, the South China Morning Post has put together an interactive guide to the condition of more than 3,000 trees across Hong Kong, based on the latest data contained in a register originally created by the Development Bureau in 2010. Our map contains information on the health of more than 900 trees included in the register along with 2,700 others deemed "failed" or which were removed and not found on the register.