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Australian officials say should complete current underwater search for MH370 in 5-7 days

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Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days.

Saturday, 19 April, 2014, 2:28pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

6.9-magnitude earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville

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A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea’s Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

19 Apr 2014 - 10:36am

Bank of China vice-president resigns over allegations of affairs

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A vice-president of China’s fourth largest bank has resigned after he was investigated by the Communist Party’s top discipline body but cleared over suspicions of corruption, Chinese media reported.

19 Apr 2014 - 2:23pm More on Bank of China

Seventeen more generals add to pledges of allegiance to Xi Jinping

The PLA Daily yesterday published two full pages of speeches by 17 generals vowing allegiance to their commander-in-chief, President Xi Jinping, the third such campaign by the official military newspaper in the past six weeks.

19 Apr 2014 - 3:41am 10 comments

Mini-sub dives deeper in search for plane

The mini-sub searching for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had reached depths well beyond its normal operating limits, officials said yesterday, as it made its fifth dive to the seabed.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:21am

Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls

Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine’s doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic.

19 Apr 2014 - 2:44pm

I ordered passengers to stay put for their own safety, says arrested captain of sunken South Korean ferry

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The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

19 Apr 2014 - 10:00am More on South Korea ferry disaster

China Resources chief Song Lin sacked as UBS probes banker's alleged affair, finance ties

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Swiss bank UBS' internal investigation of one of its senior bankers is focusing on her relationship with the chief of state-owned China Resources, sources say.

19 Apr 2014 - 11:44am 1 comment More on China Resources (Holdings)

China coal mine death toll rises to 20: report

19 Apr 2014 - 11:56am

'Solar chimneys' may help solve China's energy woes

19 Apr 2014 - 3:26am 1 comment

Dongguan cabbies launch strike amid business slowdown

19 Apr 2014 - 3:43am 2 comments

Top China internet regulator under graft probe after chief's suicide

19 Apr 2014 - 3:44am

Pro-Russia separatists in east Ukraine say not bound by deal to disarm

19 Apr 2014 - 1:25am

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

18 Apr 2014 - 6:34pm 6 comments

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Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am 1 comment

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In the rush to build, Hong Kong must keep cool

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The government is planning to increase the plot ratio by 20 per cent or more in some densely populated areas such as Kai Tak and Tun Mun East, to boost housing supply.

19 Apr 2014 - 2:59am 3 comments

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Australian officials say should complete current underwater search for MH370 in 5-7 days

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Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 said on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days.

19 Apr 2014 - 2:28pm More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

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Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in his Colombian hometown

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate’s twisting and impassioned novels.

Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was often mutual.

19 Apr 2014 - 2:51pm

Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in his Colombian hometown

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate’s twisting and impassioned novels.

Colombia inspired and dismayed Garcia Marquez in equal measure, and the feeling was often mutual.

19 Apr 2014 - 2:51pm

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

18 Apr 2014 2 comments

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

18 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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Welcome cheer for Ferrari fans

Lewis Hamilton may have battled back on Friday to set the fastest time in the second practice, but all eyes were on Ferrari as the new principal took the helm for the Chinese Grand Prix.

18 Apr 2014 - 11:22pm

When stirring up a hornets' nest spells trouble

Lee Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive into a lake to avoid a swarm of hornets.

18 Apr 2014 - 10:34pm
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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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