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Sydney's best race caller, Mark Shean, knocking back the offer to replace Darren Flindell rings some alarm bells as far as the Jockey Club's aim of getting a "name" caller.
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Selected works by SCMP's veteran political cartoonist Harry Harrison from May 2015.
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Hong Kong's iconic Haw Par Mansion has stood the test of time since it was built in 1934. It survived the Japanese occupation and even developers' bulldozers that demolished the adjoining Tiger Balm Garden - the city's first major theme park - and its seven-storey white pagoda in 2004.
Thousands of Filipino riders attempt to set a new Guinness world record for the largest motorcycle gathering at a road safety event, a couple make one of three trips with their animals from their flooded house to safety in Purcell, Okla, and more ...
Traditional Chinese medicine has a history stretching back more than 2,000 years. But to Western eyes, some treatments can appear strange. For example, moxibustion uses heat from burning mugwort to boost circulation, as does cupping by placing suction cups on the body.
Stocks in Hong Kong jumping on Tuesday toward seven-year highs after Beijing announced hopes for greater cross-border investment with a new mutual fund scheme. (Photo:SCMP)
Shanghai hosts the Consumer Electronics Show away from its Las Vegas home, and many of the offerings aren't bringing the 'wow' factor. (Photo: AFP)
A fire at a privately owned old people's home in central China kills dozens.
Exile or repression? Russia's marginalized opposition faces increasingly tough choices following an escalating crackdown on dissent since the brazen assassination of leading anti-Kremlin activist Boris Nemstov in February. (Photo: EPA)
Musicians at a bar in Manila host a tribute concert to late blues legend BB King.
Tens of thousands of Hongkongers crammed onto ferries to visit the outlying island of Cheung Chau on Monday to witness the Bun Scrambling Competition, the highlight of the annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival.
Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov not only climbed to the top of the Shanghai Tower, but also scaled a crane on top of the building. The pair sneaked into the building site at midnight on Chinese New Year and spent almost two hours climbing up 120 floors to reach a height of 650 metres.
The Sony World Photography Awards, organised by the London-based World Photography Organisation, seeks to recognise and reward outstanding work in three categories: Professional, Open and Youth.
In this interactive graphic, we show all the overseas mergers and acquisitions (excluding bonds) with a value above US$100 million that Chinese companies attempted from 2005 to the first half of last year.
In a special report, the Post examines Myanmar's enduring links to China, its largest trading partner, ahead of the Southeast Asian country's first free general elections in a quarter-century next year.
An ordinary domestic helper from Manila reaches her dream city of Hong Kong – only to find herself at odds with a flawed and troubled labour system
The South China Morning Post's multimedia “ghost town map” offers one perspective on where the new ghost towns may be in the next five years.
Hong Kong’s hawkers will die out in less than 50 years, if current stringent policies don’t change. Talking to different hawkers from those manning dai pai dongs to itinerant hawkers selling fruit on carts and stall owners touting clothes on Mong Kok’s famous hawker streets, the South China Morning Post reports on what is pushing the trade into extinction.
Two years into President Xi Jinping's massive anti-corruption campaign in China, we have collected all the Communist Party's announcements of graft probes since Xi's rise to power.
The data show how graft probes have spread across the nation and intensified since early 2014.
A two-part special report on how Hong Kong copes with tropical cyclones