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The Hong Kong Football Association has denied local fans have been discriminated against after being granted only 2,000 tickets for the crucial World Cup qualifier against China in Shenzhen next month.
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A chat with the Olsen twins
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The 150th anniversary of the China Inland Mission
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Inside China’s booming contemporary-art market
It's been another bad summer for floods in the region. These have afflicted parts of Myanmar, Vietnam, India and Pakistan.
Shenzhen residents who are protecting themselves from the searing summer heat while reading books in the city library, while participants take part in an underwater kissing contest in Hubei, and more ...
Selected works by SCMP's veteran political cartoonist Harry Harrison from August 2015.
The tide of illegal migrants from the Middle East and Africa trying to find a better life in Europe has become a flood. Across the continent, nations are struggling to cope with a seemingly never-ending influx of people escaping a life of poverty and violence.
Hong Kong’s favourite feline, Brother Cream (right), and his “wife” Sister Cream are the centre of attention at a birthday party to celebrate his10th birthday, oung girls test out the waters at a beach overrun with algae in Qingdao , Shandong province, last Thursday, and more ...
A futuristic elevator that fits neatly into the corner of a room and moves between floors of a standard home could present a more attractive proposition than the traditional stairlift.
The opening of a new outdoor surf centre in North Wales is being hailed as a 'game changer' for the sport, with a two-metre barelling wave crashing back and forth across an inland lagoon at the touch of a button.
China is rejecting criticism of its program to build settlements for Tibetan nomads, saying that resettlement has been based on "what the masses want". (Photo: Reuters)
Japanese martial art iaido can train not only your mind but also your mind. (Cover photo: SCMP's Jonathan Wong)
More and more Palestinians with permanent residency in East Jerusalem are applying for Israeli citizenship -- while defying taboo. (Photo: Reuters)
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 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.
Hong Kong welcomed more than 2.5 million overseas visitors in 1981, drawn here by the world famous harbour, bargain shopping, and, if the official tourist guide is anything to go by, topless bars and bikini-clad escorts.
Beijing has been announced as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Dozens of pro-Beijing supporters gathered in a park just outside barriers set up to keep any potential protesters from the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, w
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