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Occupy protests must end - but Beijing won't use force, says ex-HK leader Tung Chee-hwa

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Former Hong Kong chief executive Tung Chee-hwa spoke out about Occupy Central on Friday, urging protesters to leave the streets and dismissing speculation of a military intervention by Beijing.

Friday, 24 October, 2014, 7:38pm 39 comments More on Occupy Central

MSF doctor tests positive for Ebola after returning to New York

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Dr Craig Spencer, a physician with Medecins Sans Frontieres who returned to the United States from West Africa, has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

24 Oct 2014 - 7:27pm More on Ebola Virus

Japan minister in sadomasochism bar scandal hit by fresh allegations

Japan’s industry minister was under renewed pressure on Friday over his stake in the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant that he oversees, just a day after admitting his underlings had spent office cash at a sex bar.

24 Oct 2014 - 2:42pm 1 comment

Islamic State is now world's richest terrorist group, US official says

Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, earning tens of millions of dollars a month from illegal oil sales and ransoms, officials have revealed.

24 Oct 2014 - 4:13am 1 comment

Mainland Chinese group tours to Hong Kong up 90pc despite mass protests

The number of mainland group tours to Hong Kong has almost doubled despite the Occupy Central protests that are affecting business and transport.

24 Oct 2014 - 8:06am 8 comments More on Chinese tourists

China has the fiscal means to fight slowdown, says ADB president

The mainland can tap its healthy fiscal resources to reverse any economic growth slump as needed, Asian Development Bank (ADB) president Takehiko Nakao said in Beijing yesterday.

24 Oct 2014 - 8:02am 1 comment

New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack

A group of New York police officers was attacked by a hatchet-wielding assailant on Thursday with two wounded, one critically

24 Oct 2014 - 11:58am

No new offers on table for talks, and no end in sight to protests

Officials are pessimistic about prospects for narrowing their differences with student protest leaders, saying they gave all they could in Tuesday's meeting.

23 Oct 2014 - 6:36pm 17 comments More on Occupy Central

120 arrested, 1,300 relics seized in Zhejiang's ‘biggest ever’ tomb-raiding case

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Police in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province have arrested more than 120 people and seized around 1,300 relics in relation to 144 cases of tomb raiding.

24 Oct 2014 - 3:41pm

Fears new Guangzhou registration law will stifle NGOs

Guangzhou's non-government sector fears an imminent clampdown after city authorities said they were considering new measures against "illegal" social organisations.

24 Oct 2014 - 9:16am 3 comments

Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

That there was no announcement of the fate of disgraced Zhou Yongkang or of personnel changes in the army leadership in the communiqué issued at the end of the Communist Party's fourth plenum indicates wide divisions within the party persist.

24 Oct 2014 - 6:01am 2 comments More on Focus

Yellow alert issued for Beijing as smog forecast to blanket capital until weekend

A yellow alert has been issued for Beijing as forecasters warned moderate to heavy smog would blanket the capital and surrounding regions until Sunday.

24 Oct 2014 - 4:55pm 1 comment

Communist Party pledges greater role for constitution, rights in fourth plenum

24 Oct 2014 - 6:45pm 2 comments

Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US

23 Oct 2014 - 9:31am

Malaysian minister confident MH370 will be found as second ship joins hunt

23 Oct 2014 - 5:20am 5 comments

Communist Party elite give backing to Xi Jinping's drive for legal reforms

24 Oct 2014 - 6:30pm 23 comments

Corpse-eaters give Pakistan's lawmakers something to chew on

24 Oct 2014 - 1:36pm 1 comment

Student, Occupy leaders announce vote on government’s reform proposals

24 Oct 2014 - 7:24am 132 comments

Beijing wants closer military ties with Iran: defence minister

24 Oct 2014 - 5:55am 8 comments

Smog returns to Beijing with pollution levels set to worsen by weekend

24 Oct 2014 - 5:45am 2 comments

Tokyo governor confident Xi Jinping will agree to meet Shinzo Abe

24 Oct 2014 - 8:12am 3 comments

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Action, not panic, is key to defeating threat of Ebola

24 Oct 2014 - 8:15am

For new Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the hard work starts now

24 Oct 2014 - 8:22am

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Insight

Don't compromise Hong Kong's basic principle of equality before the law

Surya Deva

Since assuming office in July 2012, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has hardly taken a wrong step in triggering a governance crisis in Hong Kong.

24 Oct 2014 - 6:23pm 6 comments

Focus

Plenum's lack of action on Zhou Yongkang suggests party divisions, analysts say

Andrea Chen

That there was no announcement of the fate of disgraced Zhou Yongkang or of personnel changes in the army leadership in the communiqué issued at the end of the Communist Party's fourth plenum indicates wide divisions within the party persist.

24 Oct 2014 - 6:01am 2 comments

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China

Victim cheated out of 90,000 yuan by fraudster pretending for work for CCDI

Scammers posing as members of elite anti-corruption agency the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection swindled nearly 90,000 yuan (HK$111,000) from a man in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, the People’s Daily online reported.

24 Oct 2014 - 4:48pm

Asia

Two French journalists jailed in Indonesia for filming Papua separatists

Two French television journalists were sentenced to two and a half months in jail on Friday for illegal reporting in Indonesia’s eastern-most province of Papua.

24 Oct 2014 - 6:52pm

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ARCHAEOLOGY

120 arrested, 1,300 relics seized in Zhejiang's ‘biggest ever’ tomb-raiding case

24 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Police play dress-up to arrest cardiac patient; Kind-hearted cleaner hands in bag of cash; Clearer skies over Shijiazhuang

24 Oct 2014 1 comment
DRIVING

‘Worst driver in China’ hits nearby car 15 times while reversing out of parking space

24 Oct 2014 4 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Male prostitution ring busted; students punished for untidy dorm beds

23 Oct 2014
CHILD ABUSE

Chinese baby girl has 12 sewing needles removed from her body

23 Oct 2014 6 comments
OCCUPY CENTRAL

Communist youth arm runs online poll on 'how to punish pro-Occupy HK celebrities'

23 Oct 2014 28 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Pet snakes infest residential building; Bullfrog farmer wants compensation for mass deaths from polluted water

22 Oct 2014
AIR POLLUTION

Choked-up Beijing gets brief break from smog amid cold snap

21 Oct 2014
CHINA DIGEST

Teen invents cheap 3D printer; ‘drunks’ in police car that sped from scene

21 Oct 2014
ANIMAL CRUELTY

Maimed camel begging photos spark Chinese social media outrage

22 Oct 2014 7 comments
CYBER SECURITY

Chinese iCloud user information targeted in cyberattacks amid Hong Kong protests

22 Oct 2014 3 comments
Animals

Bear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zoo

21 Oct 2014 10 comments
CHINA DIGEST

Row over smoke from dog meat eatery; dad stabs son, 9, over bed-wetting; teens rescued from sex trade

22 Oct 2014 1 comment
CHINA DIGEST

Nip and tuck for dancers; Wedding photos taken after 52 years

22 Oct 2014

Vladimir Ashkenazy's 'special gift to Hong Kong'

A world-class conductor has waived his undisclosed but substantial performance fee for two free concerts "as a special gift to Hong Kong".

24 Oct 2014 - 12:06pm 6 comments

Full-time comedy club gives up-and-comers a chance to test their skills

24 Oct 2014

Peter Chan's film Dearest is based on a true story of child abduction

23 Oct 2014

Chefs take an adventurous approach to preparing truffles

As the white truffle season follows the European summer black truffle season, and will in turn be followed by the Australian summer truffle, Hong Kong diners have become more than familiar with the pricey fungus. Often it comes to us shaved over pasta, or in scrambled eggs or an omelette.

23 Oct 2014 - 5:12pm

Giovanni Greggio comes out of retirement to run Gradini in Central

23 Oct 2014

Beef encounters: where to go for authentic steak frites in Hong Kong

23 Oct 2014 2 comments

Why Google Glass is turning consumers off

It's surely one of the most discussed products of the year, but does anyone want to buy Google Glass? Wearable devices are this year's hottest products, with discussion about the search engine's smart glasses far ahead of anything else, but sightings of Glass wearers are rare.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:54pm

Cars the next driver in Apple vs Google

24 Oct 2014

Apple fast-tracks new iPads' release in mainland China ahead of Hong Kong

22 Oct 2014 1 comment

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Sport

‘Rabona’ strike helps Tottenham Hotspur cruise in Europa League

Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela scored a stunning “rabona” goal to light up Thursday’s Europa League ties, wrapping his left boot round the back of his right leg 20 metres out and blasting the ball into the top corner.

24 Oct 2014 - 10:15am

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23 Oct 2014 - 9:53am

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