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Kaohsiung residents outraged at ‘slow response’ to gas leaks

Angry residents of Kaohsiung accused the Taiwanese authorities of acting too slowly to prevent a series of gas explosions that killed and injured more than 300.

Saturday, 2 August, 2014, 4:07am 2 comments

Ebola outpacing efforts to control it, says World Health Organisation chief

An American aid worker infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa is to be flown to the United States for treatment in a high-security hospital ward, officials said.

2 Aug 2014 - 2:47am

Israel declares Gaza ceasefire over as 50 Palestinians die in renewed shelling

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Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday and killed more than 50 Palestinians in renewed shelling, saying militants had breached the truce shortly after it began and apparently captured an Israeli soldier.

2 Aug 2014 - 2:43am 3 comments

China confirms new generation long range missiles: report

China has acknowledged the existence of a new intercontinental ballistic missile said to be capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads as far as the United States, state-run media reported yesterday.

2 Aug 2014 - 3:46am 4 comments

US invites 50 African leaders for talks in Washington as counter to China

US President Barack Obama, whose election in 2008 sparked huge expectations in Africa, will hold a summit next week for the continent's leaders.

2 Aug 2014 - 1:48am 1 comment

India's stance on WTO deal sends 'wrong message' Kerry tells Modi

US Secretary of State John Kerry told Narendra Modi that India's stance on a WTO trade deal sent the wrong message, as he met the country's new prime minister for the first time yesterday.

2 Aug 2014 - 1:20am 1 comment

Education ministry may drop requirement pupils love the Communist Party

Education authorities may drop the requirement that pupils love the Communist Party. The suggestion is contained in reforms the Ministry of Education proposed to national guidelines for pupils, which were introduced in 2004.

2 Aug 2014 - 4:29am 2 comments

Russian authorities tighten hold on opposition with ‘bloggers’ law’

Russia's shrinking space for freedom of expression on the internet is set to constrict further, after tough regulations went into effect giving authorities powerful oversight over the most-read online personalities, including opposition bloggers and politicians.

2 Aug 2014 - 7:09am

Jiangsu factory explosion kills 65, injures at least a hundred

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An explosion this morning at a Jiangsu factory killed 65 people and left at least a hundred injured.

The blast occured around 7:30 at an automobile wheel polishing workshop owned by the Zhongrong Plating company in Kunshan, a city in the south of China's Jiangsu Province.

2 Aug 2014 - 12:12pm

Grief and shock after huge gas explosions make Taiwan city look like a war zone

Minutes after firefighter Wang Chung said goodbye to his wife and two daughters over the phone on Thursday night, he received reports of white foam erupting from drains with a strong smell of gas.

2 Aug 2014 - 7:48am 3 comments

Burger King drops US parent of scandal-plagued meat supplier Shanghai Husi

1 Aug 2014 - 4:18pm

Kim Jong-un, Obama, and even the PLA are all dancing to China's newest viral music video

2 Aug 2014 - 7:17am 3 comments

Chill wind blows through Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

2 Aug 2014 - 4:44am

Hamas digs into Israelis’ deepest fears with newly discovered ‘terror tunnels’

2 Aug 2014 - 6:58am

Republican move on immigrants backfires on John Boehner

2 Aug 2014 - 1:16am

Ukrainian troops suffer heavy losses in ambush as MH17 investigators set off for crash site

1 Aug 2014 - 5:49pm

Japan provides Vietnam with 6 vessels to 'strengthen maritime law enforcement'

1 Aug 2014 - 11:11pm

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Employees and bosses still along way apart on working hours law

2 Aug 2014 - 4:49am 5 comments

Diversity the key to keeping tourists happy

2 Aug 2014 - 4:51am 1 comment

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2 Aug 2014
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Insight

Fall of Zhou Yongkang no cause for hope of change

Chang Ping

In some media reports, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection investigation of Zhou Yongkang has been described as signifying the most serious power struggle in the Communist Party since the Cultural Revolution.

2 Aug 2014 - 4:09am 4 comments

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Jiangsu factory explosion kills 65, injures at least a hundred

Breaking

An explosion this morning at a Jiangsu factory killed 65 people and left at least a hundred injured.

The blast occured around 7:30 at an automobile wheel polishing workshop owned by the Zhongrong Plating company in Kunshan, a city in the south of China's Jiangsu Province.

2 Aug 2014 - 12:12pm

Business

TRADE

Impasse at WTO seen as boosting appeal of bilateral deals for China

The World Trade Organisation's failure to reach a significant multilateral deal may prompt countries such as China to accelerate talks on bilateral and regional pacts in a bid to rejuvenate sluggish trade growth, analysts say.

2 Aug 2014 - 12:50am
EARNINGS

Bank of East profits rise 6pc, thanks to increase in mainland lending

Bank of East Asia's net profit rose 6 per cent to HK$3.58 billion in the first six months of the year as it expanded offshore lending to mainland clients.

2 Aug 2014 - 12:50am

Veteran entertainer Lawrence Cheng returns to directing after 20-year break

After years of devoting his energies to managing a radio station and producing films, entertainment veteran Lawrence Cheng Tan-shui has been getting a lot of time on screen of late.

1 Aug 2014 - 12:10am

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel's most out-there adventure yet

30 Jul 2014

Spiritualised will play their transcendental style of music in an acoustic form

30 Jul 2014

Fu Lu Shou's Westernised Chinese dishes are a surprise hit

A Hollywood Road restaurant serving Westernised Chinese cuisine has become an unlikely success. Fu Lu Shou's menu highlights dishes that have remained classics for decades in Chinatown restaurants in countries such as Australia, the US and Britain.

1 Aug 2014 - 12:10am 1 comment

Breakfast dining goes international in London

1 Aug 2014

Top mixologist Wallace Lau looks forward to a life behind bars

1 Aug 2014

Take a walk on the wild side with gadgets for the great outdoors

Standard mobile devices are fine for urban dwellers, but when you get beyond the suburbs, into the great outdoors, a new class of gadget - or at least some careful protection - is required.

1 Aug 2014 - 12:10am

Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

29 Jul 2014 4 comments

Disease research lab mishaps rattle scientists and regulators

27 Jul 2014

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Sport

It may cost up to HK$1,800 to see Argentina play in Hong Kong

Fans could face the highest ticket price ever - HK$1,800 - to watch World Cup finalists Argentina on October 14, but organisers are still confident of a sell-out to cover the extraordinary costs of hosting Lionel Messi & company.

2 Aug 2014 - 12:51am

Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from tour over 'personal challenges'

Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges" in a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup play-offs and the Ryder Cup.

1 Aug 2014 - 11:17pm
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Alex Dowsett draws on Tour anger to win Commonwealth Games gold

1 Aug 2014

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