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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.

Friday, 27 March, 2015, 1:49pm

Terrorists ‘recruited Uygur students at Guangzhou university’

South China Normal University in Guangzhou, where it is believed that extremists were recruiting Uygur students to fight in the MIddle East. Photo: SCMP Pictures Exclusive

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

Widodo invites Chinese firms to back infrastructure projects in Indonesia

Xi said he hoped the AIIB would help attract investment to Indonesia to build ports, high-speed rail lines and airports. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing and Jakarta agreed to develop a "maritime partnership" yesterday as the visiting Indonesian president said his country was firmly behind a new China-backed investment bank.

27 Mar 2015 - 7:54am

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

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

Hong Kong Sevens 2015 live blog - Day 1

New Zealand perform the haka in a downpour after winning last year's event - who will come out on top this time round?

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

27 Mar 2015 - 2:26pm More on Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015

China's moon mission chief Ma Xingrui named party chief of high-tech hub Shenzhen

Ma Xingrui has been director of the China National Space Administration since 2013. Photo: SCMP Pictures

One of the country’s top scientists and the former chief commander of the nation’s lunar programme will become the party boss of Shenzhen, which is seeking to foster innovation.

27 Mar 2015 - 4:59am

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

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

Who attends a foreign leader’s funeral is not simply a matter of diplomatic protocol, it is also an indicator of the state of relations between two countries.

26 Mar 2015 - 6:04pm 4 comments More on Lee Kuan Yew

Hong Kong slow to adopt home-grown technology, experts say

Representatives of SCMP Group, EY, Invest HK, and the HK Design Centre pose for a photo at the SCMP Game Changers event. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Hong Kong consumers are reluctant to become early adopters of innovative technologies and would rather wait to assess success overseas, local start-ups said today.

26 Mar 2015 - 7:23pm More on Game Changers

Secret Prince Charles letters to be released after Supreme Court ruling

Prince Charles. Photo: EPA

The UK supreme court has cleared the way for the publication of secret letters written by Prince Charles to British government ministers, declaring that an attempt by the state to keep them concealed was unlawful.

27 Mar 2015 - 3:15am 1 comment

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

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Four apartment buildings in New York’s East Village neighbourhood caught fire from an apparent gas explosion and three collapsed, injuring 19 people.

27 Mar 2015 - 2:41pm

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

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 5 comments More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign
Caixin Media's editor-in-chief Hu Shuli. The news organisation said it  successfully sued another news website for copyright breaches two years ago. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Chinese news websites sued for ‘breach of copyright’

26 Mar 2015 - 11:57pm 1 comment
Adam Lindemann (right), founder and CEO of venture capital firm Mind Fund, speaks at the SCMP Game Changers event. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong investors more willing to take risks on start-ups and entrepreneurs

26 Mar 2015 - 7:01pm 1 comment
The beautiful game finally takes off in China as foreign clubs eye big profits

The beautiful game finally takes off in China as foreign clubs eye big profits

27 Mar 2015 - 9:18am
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants more professionalism among the country's journalists. Photo: AFP

Fears over India’s new media university based on China’s state-run institution

27 Mar 2015 - 4:58am
Dominic Allon, managing director of Google Hong Kong, speaks at the SCMP's Game Changers forum. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Google's Hong Kong head offers leadership tips at SCMP Game Changers event

26 Mar 2015 - 7:05pm
A man pedals past the ICBC bank branch in China. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s ICBC bank 2014 profits up 5 per cent, bad debt ratio climbs

26 Mar 2015 - 9:05pm
Serial entrepreneur and CEO of media company Outblaze Yat Siu addresses a panel at the inaugural SCMP Game Changers forum. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Hong Kong's education system 'turning out bureaucrats' not entrepreneurs, expert warns

26 Mar 2015 - 7:09pm 1 comment
The logo of PetroChina at a gas station in China. Photo: Bloomberg

PetroChina’s 2014 net profit tumbles 17.3 per cent as plunge in oil prices weigh

26 Mar 2015 - 5:36pm
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
Visitors admire a skeletal replica of the Omeisaurus Tienfuensis, which lived in the middle Jurassic, some 160 million years ago, around the same time as the Euanthus panii flower. Photo: AFP

'World's earliest flower' found in northeast China

26 Mar 2015 - 11:58am 1 comment

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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: 369

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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

26 Mar 2015

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

China’s top air-conditioner maker Gree Electric breezes into its next product: a smartphone

27 Mar 2015

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

26 Mar 2015

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