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Air Algerie loses contact with passenger jet carrying 116 people over West Africa

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An Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing on Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources and officials said.

Thursday, 24 July, 2014, 8:34pm

Taiwanese officials defend letting TransAsia plane fly in wake of typhoon after 48 die in crash

Update

Taiwanese officials have defended flight clearance given to a plane which crashed while trying to land during stormy weather, killing 48 people.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:14pm 10 comments

First look: Apple's new OS X Yosemite offers sleek new styling, privacy and security

Apple opens a public beta programme for OS X Yosemite today – and the Post can give a sneak preview of what’s in store for users after spending two days trying out the system.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:13pm More on Apple

Daughter of retired premier Li Peng warns major power company staff to stay out of trouble

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Li Xiaolin has warned staff at the major power company she runs to stay out of trouble amid the widening anti-corruption campaign sweeping the country’s energy sector.

24 Jul 2014 - 6:48pm

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

With its intimidating, pincer-like mandibles, thick black body and wingspan that could cover a man's face, this is one creepy-crawlie you wouldn't want to see buzzing around your bedroom.

24 Jul 2014 - 6:15pm

China plans to extend Tibet railway line to India, Nepal borders by 2020

China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:41pm

GlaxoSmithKline boss insists he has ‘zero tolerance’ of bribery

Andrew Witty, reiterated that his company had a “zero tolerance” attitude to the corrupt sales practices it is being accused of in China and other countries.

24 Jul 2014 - 6:56pm

Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle military secrets out of US

A 28-year-old Chinese man pleaded guilty on Wednesday of attempting to smuggle military technology obtained from undercover US agents out of the United States to China.

24 Jul 2014 - 3:47pm

McDonald's Hong Kong imported meat from factory at centre of rotten food scandal

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Hong Kong’s government has confirmed that McDonald's Hong Kong imported chicken and pork from the Shanghai food processing plant at the centre of a “rotten meat” scandal.

24 Jul 2014 - 6:15pm 5 comments More on China Food Scandals

Survivor of Taiwan air crash ‘pulled herself from wreckage and ran to call her father’

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One of the survivors of the Taiwan plane crash clambered from the wreckage and ran to a nearby house to call her father for help, reports said.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:10pm 1 comment

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm

Manchester United get Louis van Gaal’s reign off to a flier with 7-0 victory

24 Jul 2014 - 6:28pm

Shanxi No 2 graft buster Yang Senlin confirmed to be in detention

24 Jul 2014 - 7:06pm 1 comment

Protesters in Manila denounce China’s ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

24 Jul 2014 - 7:13pm

US pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

24 Jul 2014 - 4:08pm

Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and 33,000 rounds of ammunition arrested in Zimbabwe

24 Jul 2014 - 5:01pm

Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

24 Jul 2014 - 4:28pm

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Air Algerie loses contact with passenger jet carrying 116 people over West Africa

Update

An Air Algerie plane with 116 people on board including French and Spanish nationals went missing on Thursday during a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, company sources and officials said.

24 Jul 2014 - 8:34pm

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NATURE

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

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ENTERTAINMENT

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

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MUSIC

Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

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Look familiar? Xiaomi reveals its newest answer to the iPhone - the Mi4

23 Jul 2014 2 comments
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Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

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Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments
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Starbucks, Dicos withdraw sandwiches as China launches nationwide probe into 'rotten meat' firm

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No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

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Chinese soccer fans - mostly young and female - posted 2 billion World Cup messages on Weibo

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Shanxi brokers deal to avoid Huatong default, contrary to Beijing's wishes

Central and local governments could be on a collision course in dealing with soaring mainland credit risks after provincial authorities stepped in at the last minute yesterday to help a construction company avoid a damaging debt default.

24 Jul 2014 - 4:49am
DEBT

Hong Kong iBonds attract strong investor interest

The sale of the fourth batch of inflation-linked bonds worth HK$10 billion attracted hundreds of thousands of investors yesterday, although the number of subscribers appears to have grown at a much slower rate than last year's robust pace.

24 Jul 2014 - 1:06am

Steven Bishop, songwriter to the stars, is excited about his Hong Kong debut

Back in 1976, not many aspiring singer-songwriters recording their debut albums were lucky enough to have Eric Clapton turn up at the studio to contribute a couple of guitar solos.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:53pm

Tilda Swinton plays a vampire in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive

23 Jul 2014

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

22 Jul 2014 10 comments

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

A good burger is a joy to behold. Our team put 16 of the city's most popular versions to the test.

24 Jul 2014 - 12:15pm 14 comments

Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

21 Jul 2014

Napa's long Italian love affair rolls on

18 Jul 2014

First look: Apple's new OS X Yosemite offers sleek new styling, privacy and security

Apple opens a public beta programme for OS X Yosemite today – and the Post can give a sneak preview of what’s in store for users after spending two days trying out the system.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:13pm More on Apple

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24 Jul 2014

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Glasgow opens Commonwealth Games with colourful ceremony

Glasgow welcomed a large part of the world and remembered recent tragedies as a diverse and colourful opening ceremony signalled the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park on Wednesday.

24 Jul 2014 - 8:36pm
CYCLING

Vincenzo Nibali ‘still in comfort zone’ as he controls Tour de France

Vincenzo Nibali is winning the Tour de France so easily that the Italian admitted he is actually riding within himself.

Since all three past winners of the world’s greatest bicycle race crashed out earlier during the Grand Boucle, Nibali has been in a class of his own.

24 Jul 2014 - 11:25am
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