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Kenneth To King-him’s potential as a future swimming star for Hong Kong has been further underlined after the former world championship silver medallist impressed China coaches enough to earn a place in a combined relay team alongside Olympic champion and world record holder Sun Yang at this mont
Indonesia declared independence from the Netherlands on 17 August 1945, and this is the 70th anniversary of the country’s independence. Some Indonesians celebrate this special day by a traditional competition called “Panjat pinang”, also known as greased pole climbing contest.
Concerns have grown over a dramatic decline in Arctic sea ice in recent years under the impact of warming temperatures, with experts predicting that the impact of the melting ice will be felt across the northern hemisphere as far as Florida or France.
Legendary singer Elvis Presley passed away on 16 August, 1977, this years marks the 40th anniversary of his death. This photo gallery collects the best moments of his life also on fans remembering Elvis on this special day.
Iranian photographer Mohammad Reeza Domiri Ganji has spent years capturing gorgeous pictures of Iran, especially the architectures. His stretched panoramic photos demonstrates beauty of the symmetrical design of historical temples in Iran.
Three pro-democracy student leaders Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, who stormed the so-called Civic Square in 2014, were jailed for six to eight months.
This also means that they will be barred from seeking political office for five years.
(Photo: SCMP’s K. Y. Cheng)
North Korean seafood has gained popularity in China in last few years. On August 14, China imposed import bans on North Korean iron, coal and seafood as Pyongyang continues with its missile programmes. Chinese seafood traders are among the first to feel the sting from new sanctions.
In the past five years, an estimated 80,000 Chinese business people have left Venezuela, fleeing the political and social unrest that continues to rock the South American nation.
Authorities in Ecuador have detained the Chinese crew of a fishing boat suspected of catching endangered sharks in the Galapagos Islands.
The ship was found with 300 tonnes of fish, mostly sharks, including protected species like the hammerhead.
Food Instagrammer Christine Wong shows us how to make a superfood smoothie bowl that entices both eyes and appetite.
This visualisation is of the squads announced by the Premier League up to August 10, 2017, and includes the total players announced by each club. The proportion of foreign to domestic players might alter when the Premier League clubs register their final 25-man squads on September 1, 2017.
May 16, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
INTERACTIVE SPECIAL: One of the world's longest bridges is being built in Hong Kong - what does it look like now and how much will it cost?
When completed, the 42km-long Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge will be one of the longest bridges above water in the world, constructed with the mission to speed up integration of cities in the Pearl River Delta. Will it be worth its staggering cost?
Multimedia special: Can the gambling mecca of Macau find its identity and turn around its flagging fortunes?
Sixteen years after its return to China, Macau is a city at the crossroads. In this South China Morning Post multimedia package, Raquel Carvalho delves into its chequered history, charts its meteoric rise and asks what the future holds.
China announced it would abandon the one-child policy. Reuters photographer Carlos Barria shot these intimate portraits of young Chinese people born since the start of the policy in 1979 and captured their raw thoughts on the prospect of having a sibling.
Tree maintenance has come into sharper focus recently following the government’s controversial decision to cut down four giant century-old banyans in August, and the collapse of a number of trees in recent months that have caused injuries. With experts expressing concern over the health and maintenance of trees citywide, the South China Morning Post has put together an interactive guide to the condition of more than 3,000 trees across Hong Kong, based on the latest data contained in a register originally created by the Development Bureau in 2010. Our map contains information on the health of more than 900 trees included in the register along with 2,700 others deemed "failed" or which were removed and not found on the register.