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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.

Saturday, 19 April, 2014, 10:00am More on South Korea ferry disaster

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

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

Armed pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine said  yesterday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they had seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:25am

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

Scientists are researching whether so-called solar chimneys, which rise half a kilometre or even higher from the earth, might produce enough clean energy to help reduce the mainland's chronic air pollution.

19 Apr 2014 - 3:26am 1 comment

Dongguan cabbies launch strike amid business slowdown

Dongguan authorities are considering reducing licence rental fees for taxis after many cabbies went on strike yesterday.

19 Apr 2014 - 3:43am 1 comment

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

A top mainland internet regulator has been placed under investigation for graft, less than a month after a fellow supervisor committed suicide.

19 Apr 2014 - 3:44am

UBS probe to focus on banker's dealings with state firm

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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 - 9:06am 1 comment More on China Resources (Holdings)

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 5 comments

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

18 Apr 2014 - 6:34pm 6 comments

China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

18 Apr 2014 - 5:06pm

Hunt for alien life homes in on Earth 2.0, a planet of similar size to our own

19 Apr 2014 - 1:49am 1 comment

Edward Snowden defends his TV question to President Putin on surveillance

19 Apr 2014 - 1:24am 1 comment

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

18 Apr 2014 - 6:12pm 2 comments

Obama strategist David Axelrod to advise British Labour

18 Apr 2014 - 9:01pm

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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

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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 2 comments

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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 5 comments

World

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

Armed pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine said  yesterday they were not bound by an international deal ordering them to disarm and would not move out of public buildings they had seized until the Kiev government stepped down.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:25am

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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