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Divers remove first bodies from sunken South Korean ferry

Divers removed the first bodies from a ferry that capsized nearly four days ago with 476 people on board, the South Korean coastguard said early today.

Sunday, 20 April, 2014, 11:03am 2 comments More on South Korea ferry disaster

China Resources chairman Song Lin sacked in corruption scandal

Song Lin, the scandal-hit chairman of state-owned China Resources, was yesterday sacked for "suspected serious violations of discipline and law violations".

20 Apr 2014 - 5:24am 2 comments More on China Resources (Holdings)

Japan expands military footprint for first time in 40 years, risking angering China

Japan began its first military expansion at the western end of its island chain in more than 40 years yesterday, breaking ground on a radar station on a tropical island off Taiwan.

20 Apr 2014 - 7:28am 7 comments

Bank of China vice-president resigns after allegations of affairs

A vice-president of China's fourth-largest bank has resigned after he was investigated and subsequently cleared of suspicion of corruption by the Communist Party's top disciplinary body, mainland media reported.

20 Apr 2014 - 9:02am 5 comments More on Bank of China

Kiev says it won't attack pro-Moscow rebels over Easter

The Ukrainian government said it would not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as the US threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender.

20 Apr 2014 - 9:09am

Architect of CIA interrogation programme, James Mitchell, defends use of torture against terror suspects

The psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" programme has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use of torture techniques against al-Qaeda terror suspects after the 9/11 attacks.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:39am 4 comments

Pilots reveal death-defying ordeal as engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok

When both of Flight CX780’s engines failed on approach to Chek Lap Kok, tragedy looked certain to its pilots, who hadn’t trained for such an emergency. However, outstanding airmanship led to a safe – if not smooth – landing for the 322 people on board. 

20 Apr 2014 - 1:07pm 1 comment

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry defends slow evacuation

The arrested captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized four days ago with 476 people on board defended his decision to delay its evacuation.

20 Apr 2014 - 8:47am More on South Korea ferry disaster

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

20 Apr 2014 - 5:14am 1 comment

Sean Lien, son of KMT honorary chairman, wins Taipei mayoral primary

20 Apr 2014 - 6:58am

China propaganda organs slam Anson Chan, Martin Lee over America trip

20 Apr 2014 - 8:54am 13 comments

13th body pulled from snow following deadly avalanche on Mount Everest

20 Apr 2014 - 1:23pm 1 comment

Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months freed

20 Apr 2014 - 5:39am

Newly released White House papers show Hillary Clinton's obsessive streak

20 Apr 2014 - 5:39am 3 comments

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WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

Soft words on Michelle Obama forgotten when Hagel shows up

20 Apr 2014 - 5:33am

Today's Poll

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Insight

Delay to high-speed railway to serve as a wake-up call

SCMP Editorial

Hong Kong prides itself as a showcase of public works, and with good reason. Not only did we overcome natural constraints to put in place a world-class airport, rail links and bridges; we also delivered them with speed and efficiency.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:58am 4 comments

World

French journalists free after 10-month Syria hostage ordeal

Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world’s most dangerous country for the media.

20 Apr 2014 - 10:24am 1 comment

Our superheroes, flaws and all

The world never really started to take the superhero genre seriously until Christopher Reeve donned a pair of blue tights and fronted up as Superman in 1978.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:36pm More on LIFE

Godfather proves a mixed blessing for director Coppola

20 Apr 2014

Monte Carlo ballet company steps up

20 Apr 2014

Q&A: Richard Sandoval

The Mexican-American chef of Elements steakhouse Toro is helping push the trend for pan-Latin American cuisine, writes Andrew Sun.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:50am

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

18 Apr 2014

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

Financial exchange regulators use computers to crack traders' code

"What's your interest in Bill and Ben in the pick?" While most people wouldn't understand the question, this is common vernacular for London currency traders active in the daily 4 o'clock "fixing" of global reference exchange rates.

20 Apr 2014 - 5:53am

Short Science, April 20, 2014

20 Apr 2014

In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

20 Apr 2014

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    The ditching of an airliner in New York in 2009 made world headlines but, the following year, two pilots demonstrated even greater airmanship on approach to Chek Lap Kok

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    Thriller instinct: Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are a winning combination

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    Tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

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    City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

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    A young Pakistani is being mourned not only by his family but also by the close-knit Kwai Chung community whose hopes he carried on his shoulders

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Sport

ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

We can still escape the drop, say Fulham

Fulham manager Felix Magath insists they can avoid relegation despite Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur that leaves them third from bottom of the Premier League with three matches remaining.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:30am

Passport eligibility rule raises conundrum for players

What would you give up for your career? Sportspeople are known for making sacrifices to chase their dreams, but those yearning to represent Hong Kong in rugby sevens and do not hold a Hong Kong passport face a difficult decision: renounce their native citizenship or retire to the bench.

20 Apr 2014 - 12:57am
MOTOR RACING

Lewis Hamilton storms to record 34th pole position

20 Apr 2014

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COVER STORY

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.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:55am

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