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Chinese hackers targeted US military contractors, Senate panel committee finds

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Chinese-backed hackers infiltrated the computer networks of airline, shipping and information technology companies responsible for transporting personnel and weapons for the US military, a Senate committee claims.

Thursday, 18 September, 2014, 9:53am

'Can tourists be safe in bikinis?' Thai PM questions tourists attire after double murder

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Thailand’s military ruler questioned whether tourists in bikinis are safe in the kingdom, in comments following the murder of two Britons whose battered bodies were found on a Thai island.

18 Sep 2014 - 12:50pm

Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping to discuss economic ties and border disputes

President Xi Jinping begins talks in New Delhi today on boosting economic ties and resolving festering border disputes between India and China.

18 Sep 2014 - 10:50am More on Xi Jinping

Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with 'rare' and 'aggressive' cancer

Rob Ford has a very rare and aggressive type of cancerous tumour in his abdomen and the controversial municipal leader will start chemotherapy treatment within days.

18 Sep 2014 - 12:02pm 1 comment

Official apologises after photograph shows 'armed' policeman holding his umbrella

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An official apologised after a photo went viral of him being shielded from the rain by an armed policeman - holding an umbrella in one hand and what appeared to be a gun in the other.

18 Sep 2014 - 1:01pm

China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:54am 1 comment More on Focus

Chinese student attempts to 'rent' his girlfriend to pay for an iPhone 6

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A Chinese student is offering to share his girlfriend in exchange for cash in an attempt to raise enough money to buy Apple’s new iPhone 6.

18 Sep 2014 - 1:38pm More on Apple

Anti-terror raids launched after Islamic State ordered 'demonstration killings' in Australia: Abbott

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A series of anti-terror raids across Sydney and Brisbane were sparked by a senior Islamic State militant ordering “demonstration killings” in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Thursday.

18 Sep 2014 - 1:06pm 2 comments

Star treks: Hong Kong's best night hikes

Night hikes are a great way to escape the crowds and the heat, while taking in a different view of the city – as an increasing number of hikers are discovering.

18 Sep 2014 - 1:00pm 1 comment

Review: Apple unveils iOS 8... but is it worth installing?

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The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity.

18 Sep 2014 - 1:39pm More on Apple

Stop eating noodles and don't litter: Xi Jinping urges China's tourists abroad to clean up their act

President Xi Jinping has chided Chinese tourists, saying that they should behave themselves better when travelling abroad.

18 Sep 2014 - 9:28am 14 comments More on Chinese tourists

US military contractor who passed secrets to Chinese girlfriend jailed for 7 years

18 Sep 2014 - 12:03pm 2 comments

They laughed as they left 500 to die, migrant shipwreck survivors reveal

18 Sep 2014 - 9:57am 1 comment

Naked and blue with cold: dumped newborn baby survives Typhoon Kalmaegi

18 Sep 2014 - 9:39am 1 comment

Plans for HK$110b expansion of Hong Kong rail network unveiled

18 Sep 2014 - 10:47am 9 comments

Jackie Chan's actor son Jaycee formally arrested on drug charges

18 Sep 2014 - 12:19pm 4 comments

'Yes' and 'No' camps mobilise in final bid to sway Scotland's undecided

18 Sep 2014 - 9:58am

Telling whoppers: The many faces of Bradley Saltzberg, Vancouver’s Anti-Asian Catfish

18 Sep 2014 - 10:43am

Jimmy Lai visits ICAC headquarters 3 weeks after graft-busters raid his home

18 Sep 2014 - 10:24am 42 comments

Beijing forms city's own media watchdog to run after 'immoral' journalists

18 Sep 2014 - 5:31am 3 comments

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Leader

Revamp of 2016 Legco election deserves serious consideration

18 Sep 2014 - 8:51am

Yoshiko Yamaguchi, songstress who bridged divide

18 Sep 2014 - 5:22am

Today's Poll

  • Yes: 71%
  • No: 29%
18 Sep 2014
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Total number of votes recorded: 175

Insight

Scots' desire for change cannot be ignored

Niall Fraser

In a few hours, 4.2 million people who live and work in Scotland will begin to exercise their constitutional democratic right to shape the course of history by marking a cross on a piece of paper.

18 Sep 2014 - 11:32am 8 comments

Focus

China's pollution data too hazy to know if leaders' war on smog is working

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The mainland's efforts to name and shame its filthiest power stations and impose tough new emission standards are the leading weapons in President Xi Jinping's war on pollution.

18 Sep 2014 - 4:54am 1 comment

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Anti-terrorism drive

China sentences four for 'plotting attacks' and 'trying to join foreign terror groups'

China has sentenced four people to up to 20 years in jail for “plotting terror attacks”, state media said, the latest in a wave of rulings as the government accelerates a crackdown on what it says is violence fuelled by Islamist militants.

18 Sep 2014 - 1:33pm

Property

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Rents hit record high on 50 major Hong Kong housing estates

Average rents at 50 major housing estates in Hong Kong hit a record high last month, research by Ricacorp Properties shows.

18 Sep 2014 - 9:19am

Internet radio pair aiming for a mass audience

Of the many internet radio stations in Hong Kong, D100 stands out as more like a mainstream operation. That's because it has links to Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC), which was co-founded by commentator and entrepreneur Albert Cheng King-hon.

16 Sep 2014 - 1:07pm

Revamped museum will shift focus to local works

16 Sep 2014

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15 Sep 2014

Culinary incubators rent out professional kitchens

Before Claire Cheung, a co-founder of Churro's Twist, opened her new dessert outlet last Saturday, she developed and tested her recipes at Kitchen Sync.

11 Sep 2014 - 5:24pm

Gaggan Anand's progressive Indian cuisine is inspired by prog rock

11 Sep 2014

New TV series highlights Asian wines

11 Sep 2014

IBM launches cognitive tool for business clients

IBM is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes.

18 Sep 2014 - 5:57am

REVIEW: Thinking of upgrading to an iPhone 6? Trust me, it's worth the wait

17 Sep 2014 17 comments

Apple makes it easy to remove U2's free album from iTunes

17 Sep 2014

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6 Things You Need for A Royal Castle Stay

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Here are six things you’ll need to travel like a folklore princess. 

 

12 Sep 2014 - 10:52am

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