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Occupy students call for pan-democrats' resignation to trigger referendum

Pro-democracy student activists have proposed a way to trigger a referendum on political reform – by having pan-democrat lawmakers resign in order to prompt a by-election.

Saturday, 25 October, 2014, 6:09pm 157 comments More on Occupy Central

Police claim Occupy protesters wearing costumes are hiding from the law

Protesters who dress up in costumes to join the Occupy demonstrations could be doing so to hide their identities while breaking the law, police have suggested.

26 Oct 2014 - 4:45am 39 comments More on Occupy Central

'We won’t pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill

In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used.

25 Oct 2014 - 4:06pm 1 comment

Google executive makes historic 42,000-metre skydive from the edge of space

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Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert in the US after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:01am

US student 'stared at victims' faces' as he opened fire at high school before committing suicide

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A student walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and without saying a word opened fire, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself.

25 Oct 2014 - 2:48pm 2 comments

Mali records first Ebola case as 2-year-old girl dies: officials

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A two-year-old girl who was Mali’s first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organisation warned that many people had potentially been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill.

25 Oct 2014 - 6:43pm More on Ebola Virus

You're tearing us apart, former Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa tells protesters

The Occupy Central movement could hurt Hong Kong's economy severely, tear the community apart and undermine the rule of law if the street protests continue, the city's first chief executive after its return to China has warned.

25 Oct 2014 - 8:18am 84 comments More on Occupy Central

Iraqi forces 'months away' from major offensive against Islamic State

Iraqi forces are months away from waging a sustained ground offensive against Islamic State - and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, US military officials have revealed.

25 Oct 2014 - 4:41am

Cardboard dreams: a day with a Hong Kong elderly woman who must scavenge to survive

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Dawn has yet to break as 79-year-old Dai Mui begins her daily routine: collecting cardboard boxes from a 24-hour convenience store near her home.

25 Oct 2014 - 9:56am 31 comments

Clashes break out near North Korea border over South activists' planned balloon launch

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A clash broke out today between border residents and South Korean activists planning to launch protest balloons into North Korea, with the residents hurling eggs and using their tractors as roadblocks.

25 Oct 2014 - 2:15pm More on North Korea

China leads countries in signing up for US$50b Asian infrastructure bank

China and 20 other countries yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to create an Asian infrastructure bank that will help finance the region's US$800 billion annual needs.

25 Oct 2014 - 5:39am 5 comments

American nurse is declared free from Ebola; gets a hug from Obama

Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave hospital and meet President Barack Obama.

25 Oct 2014 - 4:43pm

Top Chinese envoy heading back to Vietnam ahead of South China Sea talks

25 Oct 2014 - 3:48am

Japanese police arrest Chinese trio that stockpiled 40,000 nappies

25 Oct 2014 - 3:51am 6 comments

Passport delay seen as trigger for attack on Canadian parliament

25 Oct 2014 - 4:49am

Beijing authorities step up pollution watch ahead of Apec summit

25 Oct 2014 - 2:59am 8 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin says US is trying to 'remake the whole world'

25 Oct 2014 - 4:44am 3 comments

Founder of China's best known vocational school embroiled in domestic abuse scandal

25 Oct 2014 - 7:42am

EU nations set new climate change target, with compromises

25 Oct 2014 - 5:25am

US rules out apologising to Pyongyang to secure release of prisoners

25 Oct 2014 - 3:45am

Taiwan mayoral challengers take fight for votes to KMT strongholds

25 Oct 2014 - 4:02am

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Leader

Church's gay debate can help bring about change in attitudes

26 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Prime minister at a time of tumult, Gough Whitlam made a difference

26 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Today's Poll

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25 Oct 2014
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Insight

Hong Kong must achieve democracy one step at a time

Regina Ip

As expected, the first ever dialogue between the government and students on Tuesday failed to deliver any dramatic breakthrough.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Focus

Diplomats walk a fine line as Hong Kong protest grip world's attention

Lana Lam

To a diplomat, taking care with words should be second nature. But as Hong Kong's unprecedented civil disobedience movement enters its fifth week, the city's diplomats find themselves in a unique, yet tricky, position.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:50am

Harry's View

China

POLITICS

Some cadres shrugging off anti-corruption campaign, graft-buster warns

Two years in and some corrupt cadres remain undeterred by the Communist Party's sweeping crackdown, according to the nation's top graft-buster.

26 Oct 2014 - 4:09am More on Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign

China Insider

CHINA DIGEST

Mum throws daughter to death at hospital; Fujian's hottest September since 1961

25 Oct 2014
SCANDAL

Founder of China's best known vocational school embroiled in domestic abuse scandal

25 Oct 2014
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 6 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 29 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 9 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 11 comments

Business

FINANCE

China leads countries in signing up for US$50b Asian infrastructure bank

China and 20 other countries yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to create an Asian infrastructure bank that will help finance the region's US$800 billion annual needs.

25 Oct 2014 - 5:39am 5 comments
CURRENCIES

Sydney expected to get yuan clearing bank soon

Beijing is set to accelerate plans to boost the international use of yuan by concluding pacts with key regional trading partners Australia and Singapore.

25 Oct 2014 - 3:41am More on Yuan

Ashkenazy draws performance from the heart by Hong Kong Philharmonic

A quality audience and a biting performance of a poignant programme at the city's top academic institution ensured the occasion was a special one.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:50am

Get into the Halloween spirit

25 Oct 2014

Horror film genre's defining moment

25 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 1 comment

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 3 comments

How Hong Kong's urban light pollution creates 'mini jet lag'

Astronomer Dr Jason Pun Chun-shing of the University of Hong Kong's department of physics has been studying light pollution for nearly a decade. He says people often ask him if he is crazy.

26 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

What insomniac fruit flies tell us about the importance of a good sleep

26 Oct 2014

Leaky galaxy found that could shed light on early universe

26 Oct 2014

Magazines

Sport

Allardyce revels in 'famous win' over City

West Ham United maintained their impressive start to the season when they beat champions Manchester City 2-1 at Upton Park on Saturday to consolidate their place in the top four of the Premier League.

26 Oct 2014 - 12:34am More on English Premier league 2014/15
TENNIS

Smashing time for Serena in thriller at WTA Finals

World No 1 Serena Williams smashed a racquet and recovered from a set down as she overcame stubborn resistance from Caroline Wozniacki in a semi-final at the WTA Finals yesterday .

26 Oct 2014 - 12:55am
GOLF

Scott Hend takes a two-shot lead going into final round of Macau Open

26 Oct 2014

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Magazines

The Chinese in Britain ... charting the diaspora's journey to a new land

Today, 400,000 ethnic Chinese call Britain home. But their 325-year history of labour contributions to the UK, from being 17th-century seamen to establishing London's now-famous Soho Chinatown, have often gone undocumented and unnoticed. Some of their stories are below ...

25 Oct 2014 - 10:45pm

Henry Steiner: the king of graphic design

You've seen Henry Steiner's work. It stares at you from billboards, banks and other buildings - it's even lurking in your pocket. Sarah Lazarus meets the father of Hong Kong graphic design as he celebrates his company's 50th anniversary.

25 Oct 2014 - 11:11pm

Uncharted territory: mapping the world’s forgotten cities

25 Oct 2014

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