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Widodo wins Indonesian presidency, but doubts remain as rival vows supporters "will not remain silent"

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Uncertainty hung over the Indonesian presidential election after Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo was declared the winner of the closely-fought race, hours after his rival and former general Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the contest, condemning the poll as fraudulent.

Wednesday, 23 July, 2014, 1:42am

China hit by Western military moves in Africa, says Academy of Social Sciences report

China's involvement in Africa will face complications despite pouring in billions in investment and aid because Western nations are stepping up their military presence on the continent, a major Chinese think tank says.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:49am

China seals off entire city in Gansu after resident dies of bubonic plague

A city in Gansu province remained sealed off yesterday after the death of a local man from pneumonic plague last week.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:36am

Rotten meat inquiry extends to major restaurant chains and convenience store franchisees

Shanghai authorities are investigating 22 restaurants and food distributors, including McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Papa Johns, Dicos and 7-Eleven, that have bought meat from Husi Food.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:11am More on China Food Scandals

Alibaba says New York Times off base for linking buy-back deal to party elite

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group said the background of its investors mattered less to the company than the market, after an article in The New York Times revealed the political connections of some of its shareholders.

23 Jul 2014 - 2:49am

Christians in Zhejiang cross with authorities over church demolitions

Wenzhou in Zhejiang province is known as China's Jerusalem. One million of the city's eight million legal residents are Christian. Huge crosses rise towards the sky on many of the city's more than 2,000 churches.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:30am 1 comment More on Focus

Owner of South Korea ferry that sunk killing 300 is found dead

A badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in an orchard last month was that of Yoo Byung-eun, the fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's South Korean ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people, police confirmed yesterday

22 Jul 2014 - 11:02pm 2 comments More on South Korea ferry disaster

Malaysia Airlines plane rerouted from Ukraine in wake of MH17 disaster - to Syria

A no-fly area declared in eastern Ukraine after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is a rare restriction shared with rogue states like North Korea, prompting some airlines to question whether rules for flights over war zones need tightening.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:27am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

China to face widespread flight delays due to three-week ‘military exercises’

Twelve mainland airports, many of them among the busiest, will be hit by widespread delays until the middle of next month because of what are believed to be PLA military exercises.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:53am 2 comments

World marks hottest June since 1880 as temperatures soar in China

Last month was the world's hottest June since records began in 1880, US government scientists said, as authorities warned that temperatures in southern China could top 40 degrees Celsius today.

23 Jul 2014 - 4:34am 1 comment

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23 Jul 2014 - 4:35am

China and India the key to massive Murdoch bid for Time Warner

23 Jul 2014 - 4:19am

Heavy toll of Gaza ground invasion tests resolve of Israeli public

22 Jul 2014 - 11:10pm

Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo: the soft-spoken man of action who promises to shake things up

23 Jul 2014 - 1:38am

Cambodia's political deadlock over as Hun Sen, Sam Rainsy shake on a deal

22 Jul 2014 - 11:27pm

National Guard to help stop illegal child migrants entering US, Texas governor says

22 Jul 2014 - 10:05pm

Stabbed, then thrown overboard: Italian police tell of horrific struggle aboard migrant boat

23 Jul 2014 - 4:18am

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23 Jul 2014 - 4:09am 2 comments

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Widodo wins Indonesian presidency, but doubts remain as rival vows supporters "will not remain silent"

Update

Uncertainty hung over the Indonesian presidential election after Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo was declared the winner of the closely-fought race, hours after his rival and former general Prabowo Subianto withdrew from the contest, condemning the poll as fraudulent.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:42am

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Malaysia Airlines plane rerouted from Ukraine in wake of MH17 disaster - to Syria

A no-fly area declared in eastern Ukraine after the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is a rare restriction shared with rogue states like North Korea, prompting some airlines to question whether rules for flights over war zones need tightening.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:27am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

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WH Group to raise US$2.3b in new fixed-price IPO deal

Sino-US pork producer WH Group has launched its stalled initial public offering of shares in a fixed-price deal that will raise about US$2.3 billion.

23 Jul 2014 - 5:10am
OUTLOOK

Confidence rising among Hong Kong's small and medium-sized firms

Confidence among Hong Kong's small and medium-sized enterprises is improving but investment sentiment has fallen for two consecutive quarters, a new survey for the Hong Kong Productivity Council shows.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:33am

Property

UNITED STATES

Swire Properties sells Miami flats at top prices

Swire Properties has presold at record prices more than 40 per cent of the first residential tower at its large mixed-use project in Miami, Florida, as Chinese buyers lead a surge in foreign purchases of homes in the United States.

23 Jul 2014 - 1:40am More on Swire Properties

Hong Kong's white elephants? Jury still out on Cyberport and Science Park

A decade after their creation, the jury is still out on Cyberport and Science Park, both huge projects underpinned by property development, writes Charley Lanyon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:14am 8 comments More on LIFE

Stuntmen a dying breed in Hong Kong says daredevil expert, as Hollywood comes calling

22 Jul 2014

Beatbox Battle 2014 Hong Kong's first beatboxing contest

22 Jul 2014

Dai pai dong an endangered species in Hong Kong

Sitting on a plastic stool, head bowed over a bowl of noodles listening to people chat, laugh and smoke - you can't get a more down-to-earth Hong Kong experience than that.

21 Jul 2014 - 5:24pm More on LIFE

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Douglas Costa says Shakhtar Donetsk players' lives are at risk

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Douglas Costa said he and his fellow players who refused to return to the Ukrainian champions did so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.

23 Jul 2014 - 12:32am
CYCLING

Rogers wins first Tour stage at his 10th attempt

Australian Michael Rogers finally earned his first stage victory in his 10th Tour de France on Tuesday.

The three-time world time-trial champion, riding for Tinkoff-Saxo, came home on his own at the end of a mammoth 237.5-km 16th stage from Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon.

22 Jul 2014 - 11:56pm

Absence of cricket giants India and Pakistan at Asian Games decried

22 Jul 2014

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A forgotten knight: Why Sun Yat-sen mentor Sir Kai Ho Kai died penniless and powerless 100 years ago

A Legco stalwart and mentor to Sun Yat-sen, Sir Kai Ho Kai wielded huge influence in Hong Kong at the turn of the 20th century. How did the man who put the 'Kai' into Kai Tak die penniless?

22 Jul 2014 - 10:26am 2 comments

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