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A terror probe involving the FBI and counterterrorism units from around the world was launched on Sunday into the disappearance of a missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as officials said they were investigating four people on the Boeing 777 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.Sunday, 9 March, 2014, 11:07pm 7 comments More on Malaysian Airlines flight 370
Photographs purporting to show debris in the sea in the area where the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 lost contact have been posted on Chinese social media.9 Mar 2014 - 8:48pm 12 comments More on Malaysian Airlines flight 370
Just three of 74 major cities recorded met national air quality standards throughout last year, a senior environmental official revealed yesterday in Beijing. Only Haikou in Hainan, Lhasa in Tibet and Zhoushan in Zhejiang met new standards. Shenzhen was among the 10 cities with the best air quality.9 Mar 2014 - 4:17am 4 comments More on Beijing air pollution
Beijing would resolve territorial disputes through peaceful negotiations, but would "defend every inch of territory that belongs to us", Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual National People's Congress session.9 Mar 2014 - 6:58am 7 comments
A former elementary school teacher has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the US for sexually exploiting children in China.9 Mar 2014 - 4:18am 5 comments
China's exports fell the most since the global financial crisis in February, swinging the trade balance into deficit and adding to fears of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy.9 Mar 2014 - 5:30am 7 comments
A 45-year-old Hong Kong woman was on board the Malaysia Airlines plane, the Immigration Department confirmed. Lui Ching was listed as a Chinese national on the passenger manifest.10 Mar 2014 - 2:59am More on Malaysian Airlines flight 370
An entourage of artists was aboard the missing Flight 370 after completing an exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, an organiser said yesterday. A group of 29, comprising 19 painters and calligraphers, six relatives and four staff from the Chinese organiser's company, were on the flight.9 Mar 2014 - 2:04pm More on Malaysian Airlines flight 370
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The Rolling Stones are one of the longest lasting bands in the music industry. On March 9, as part of their worldwide 'On Fire' tour, they will be playing a concert in Macau. Here, we take a comprehensive look at their entire discography.8 Mar 2014 - 6:17pm
The US Federal Reserve's decision to exit from so-called "quantitative easing" - its massive monthly purchases of long-term assets - is stoking fears of a hard economic landing in China. But the country's strong economic fundamentals mean policymakers have the space to avoid such an outcome - as long as they bring the shadow banking system under control.10 Mar 2014 - 2:47am
For Tokyoki Matsuno, a lifetime as a fisherman in Minamisoma was turned upside down when a monstrous tsunami swamped his home and boat on March 11, 2011. Like many who have committed their whole lives to this devastated town, 72-year-old Matsuno refuses to leave, although he risks harm from nuclear radiation.10 Mar 2014 - 6:05am
Dozens of protesters, some dressed in Red Guard uniforms, marched through Mong Kok urging mainland visitors to "love their country and party" - and stay at home.10 Mar 2014 - 3:07am 4 comments More on Chinese tourists
Professor Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University in the US, said: "It is ridiculous to argue that the generic system of democracy - in which the people can choose their leaders and replace their leaders in free and fair elections - is a Western model.10 Mar 2014 - 4:28am
National People's Congress (NPC) Chairman Zhang Dejiang vowed to push forward legislation in areas of key public concern, including pollution and oversight of officials' conduct.10 Mar 2014 - 2:46am More on Chinese parliamentary sessions 2014
Laser weapons like those developed by the United States pose little threat to the PLA - smog or no smog - because mainland researchers have pioneered coatings that can deflect beams and render them harmless, mainland scientists say.10 Mar 2014 - 4:37am
Malaysia's international air security standards were questioned by Interpol yesterday after it said two stolen passports used by passengers on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were in its database and could have been checked by officials in Kuala Lumpur.10 Mar 2014 - 6:05am More on Malaysian Airlines flight 370
Luigi Maraldi, the Italian man who was named as one of the 239 people on board the missing flight, has spoken of the bizarre circumstances in which he lost his passport last year while on holiday in Phuket.10 Mar 2014 - 6:05am More on Malaysian Airlines flight 370
Would-be migrants who were dumped from Canada's visa queue when Ottawa axed its millionaire migration scheme have won the right to challenge the decision in the courts, in a key legal victory for the mostly Chinese applicants.10 Mar 2014 - 6:01am
Lashed by the wind as it whips across Crimea's biggest lake, a third of Ukraine's warships have nowhere to go and nothing to do but rise and fall on its choppy waves.10 Mar 2014 - 6:01am
Yang Jianbo waved off questions about his own prospects, insisting the lawsuit that pits him against the mainland's securities regulator will eventually help enhance transparency in the policy-driven stock market.10 Mar 2014 - 5:59am More on China Everbright Securities
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing's plan to introduce the Hong Kong version of the London Metal Exchange platform this year is a baby step to kick off the local commodities market, but brokers and observers warned there will be challenges in developing the new market.10 Mar 2014 - 5:59am More on LME
As the mainland plans to replicate what it has achieved in the Shanghai free trade zone (FTZ), the authorities may have to rethink how they can avoid a repeat of volatile home prices in other trial areas, analysts warned.8 Mar 2014 - 1:40am More on Shanghai Free-trade Zone
The tenders for two luxury residential sites in Tai Po and Sai Kung attracted a total of 24 bidders yesterday.
A spokesman for the Lands Department said it received seven bids for the site in Tai Po's Pak Shek Kok and 17 bids for the small residential plot in Sai Kung.8 Mar 2014 - 1:40am
The Rolling Stones showed a sold-out, celebrity-studded crowd in Macau’s Cotai arena last night why they can still claim to be the world’s greatest rock’n’roll band – more than half a century after they started out playing blues covers in tiny clubs in London.10 Mar 2014 - 3:35am
Chefs in Hong Kong love their porn. Food porn, that is. While a recent controversy in France highlighted that not all chefs are happy about diners clicking away with their camera phones, cooks here do see some advantages to it.7 Mar 2014 - 1:26pm 1 comment More on LIFE
Devastating extreme weather, including recent flooding in England, Australia's hottest year on record and the US being hit by a polar vortex have a "silver lining". It boosts global warming to the highest level of politics and reminds politicians that climate change is not a partisan issue, according to the UN's climate chief.9 Mar 2014 - 4:02am 2 comments
A Caravaggio masterpiece is going on display with related artwork in Admiralty – but who will go to see it?
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Sheffield United became the first third-tier team to reach the FA Cup semi-finals since 2001 by beating Charlton 2-0 in the first of three quarter-final matches on Sunday.10 Mar 2014 - 12:01am
Jose Mourinho insisted he would prefer to be in Manchester City's position in the Premier League title race despite his Chelsea side moving seven points clear.9 Mar 2014 - 11:44pm
Marginalised by Hong Kong society and its laws, domestic helpers are left vulnerable to horrific abuse, writes Simon Parry, and a newly compiled body of research suggests the problem is far more extensive than has been previously reported.2 Mar 2014 - 9:03am 39 comments
Love him or hate him, the inimitable Richard Quest has long been a jewel in CNN’s crown. Fionnuala McHugh talks to ‘Mr Marmite’ about syntax, selfies and surviving that scandal.1 Mar 2014 - 11:13pm
A selection of some of the best images from Six Nations action involving Ireland against Italy and Scotland against France.
Students at the Huaxia Liangtse Massage Training Centre in Henan, Indian police detain a supporter of pro-independent group JKLF during a protest against the expulsion of Kashmiri students, and mor
Venezuela marked the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death with a military parade led by the President Nicolas Maduro.
Los Angeles is one of five areas in US designated as a “Promise Zone” by the Obama administration in January in an effort to reduce poverty and crime in some of the poorest areas in the nation.
Members of Argentina’s IUNA Ballet give a lift to a bizarrely contorted fellow dancer in Buenos Aires, while South Korean new military officers cheer during the joint commission ceremony in S.
A selection of some of the best images from Six Nations action involving Ireland a
Students at the Huaxia Liangtse Massage Training Centre in Henan, Indian police de
Venezuela marked the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez's death with a military para
Los Angeles is one of five areas in US designated as a “Promise Zone” by the Obama
Members of Argentina’s IUNA Ballet give a lift to a bizarrely contorted fellow dan