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South Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for captain of stricken ferry

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South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants on Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized with hundreds of children on board, as a rescued school vice principal dies in an apparent suicide.

Friday, 18 April, 2014, 9:45pm More on South Korea ferry disaster

'Toxic' soil pollution report sparks new fears over safety of mainland's home-grown food

The government has raised new fears over the safety of the mainland’s home-grown food after admitting that nearly one-fifth of the nation’s soil – including 19.4 per cent of its crop-growing areas – is polluted

18 Apr 2014 - 3:32pm 2 comments

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits 'rocky moments' as he launches re-election bid against Olivia Chow

Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has acknowledged “rocky moments over the past year”, but has vowed to fight harder than ever to win re-election at a rally he dubbed the official launch of his campaign.

18 Apr 2014 - 4:34pm 1 comment

China Resources chairman Song Lin investigated for graft after journalist's accusations

The central government's top anti-corruption agency said yesterday it was investigating Song Lin, chairman of the state-owned conglomerate China Resources Holdings.

18 Apr 2014 - 12:24pm 2 comments More on China Resources (Holdings)

Hong Kong's own Forrest Gump starts running... and does an entire circuit of Taiwan

One day, for no particular reason, Stephen Poon Wing-sing decided to run. Once the Hongkonger started, he just kept going, 40 kilometres a day for 27 consecutive days.

19 Apr 2014 - 2:56am 2 comments

Weibo stock debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

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Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm’s debut at Nasdaq’s New York headquarters.

18 Apr 2014 - 6:55pm 1 comment

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

China sentences four activists to jail for up to three-and-a-half years for urging officials to reveal their assets, a lawyer says.

18 Apr 2014 - 6:34pm 3 comments

Twelve Nepali guides killed by avalanche in worst-ever Everest accident

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An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said.

19 Apr 2014 - 1:47am

Cathay passenger wielded Toblerone 'like sword' and demanded to be flown to Sochi

18 Apr 2014 - 4:25pm

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

18 Apr 2014 - 6:12pm 2 comments

Grief in South Korea town of students missing in ferry disaster

18 Apr 2014 - 4:24pm 2 comments

Zhejiang man arrested for arranging sex tests in Hong Kong for pregnant mainland women

18 Apr 2014 - 7:17am

Last-ditch efforts to salvage mission of China's stricken Jade Rabbit lunar rover

18 Apr 2014 - 9:48am 1 comment

Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

18 Apr 2014 - 1:50pm 1 comment

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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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Insight

In the rush to build, Hong Kong must keep cool

FLORENCE LEE

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 1 comment

China

POLITICS

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 1 comment

Asia

South Korea ferry’s captain jailed after arrest

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The captain of a South Korean ferry that sank last week has been jailed and is facing five charges including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law, according to Yonhap News.

19 Apr 2014 - 5:04am More on South Korea ferry disaster

World

UKRAINE

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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