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Captain delayed evacuation of sinking South Korean ferry half an hour: transcript

The captain of the doomed South Korean ferry delayed evacuation for half an hour after a transport official ordered preparations to abandon ship, it was revealed today.

Friday, 18 April, 2014, 2:39pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits 'rocky moments' as he launches re-election bid against Olivia Chow

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has acknowledged “rocky moments over the past year”, but has vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:36pm

China Resources chairman Song Lin investigated for graft after journalist's accusations

The central government's top anti-corruption agency said yesterday it was investigating Song Lin, chairman of the state-owned conglomerate China Resources Holdings.

18 Apr 2014 - 12:24pm 2 comments More on China Resources (Holdings)

Hong Kong's own Forrest Gump starts running... and does an entire circuit of Taiwan

One day, for no particular reason, Stephen Poon Wing-sing decided to run. Once the Hongkonger started, he just kept going, 40 kilometres a day for 27 consecutive days.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:33pm

Weibo stock debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

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Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm’s debut at Nasdaq’s New York headquarters.

18 Apr 2014 - 12:35pm 1 comment

Cathay passenger wielded Toblerone 'like sword' and demanded to be flown to Sochi

Armed with a large Toblerone bar, Antti Oskari Manselius, 23, from Finland, demanded the Amsterdam-to-Hong Kong flight be redirected to Sochi, Tsuen Wan Court heard.

18 Apr 2014 - 8:51am

China jails activists for urging officials to disclose assets, says lawyer

China sentences four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer says.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:34pm 1 comment

Avalanche sweeps Mount Everest; six Sherpa guides dead, more missing

As many as 15 Nepalese guides are feared buried by an avalanche that swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday and hit a route used by cliombers to reach the world’s highest peak, officials said.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:24pm

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

18 Apr 2014 - 9:53am 2 comments

Grief in South Korea town of students missing in ferry disaster

18 Apr 2014 - 1:36pm 2 comments

Zhejiang man arrested for arranging sex tests in Hong Kong for pregnant mainland women

18 Apr 2014 - 7:17am

Last-ditch efforts to salvage mission of China's stricken Jade Rabbit lunar rover

18 Apr 2014 - 9:48am 1 comment

Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

18 Apr 2014 - 1:50pm 1 comment

Area of China's polluted soil 'twice the size of Spain', survey reveals

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16am

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Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am 1 comment

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 71%
  • No: 29%
18 Apr 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 92

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Beijing must keep its word on universal suffrage

Emily Lau

With the government's public consultation on political reform drawing to a close, Beijing decided to invite all Legislative Council members to Shanghai.

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am 9 comments

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

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:53am 2 comments

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

18 Apr 2014

Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are near the peak of their creative powers

16 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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Heat play-off run could decide LeBron James’ future in Miami

The Miami Heat may not be entering the play-offs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three.

18 Apr 2014 - 10:49am

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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.

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