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Captain accused of abandoning passengers as South Korean ferry began to sink

The captain of the South Korean ferry that capsized off the country's southwest is facing a criminal investigation amid unconfirmed reports that he was one of the first people to jump to safety as the vessel began sinking.

Friday, 18 April, 2014, 1:45am More on South Korea ferry disaster

Last-ditch efforts to salvage mission of China's stricken Jade Rabbit lunar rover

Engineers are desperately trying to revive China's crippled lunar rover Jade Rabbit as fears grow that its mission could be over.

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16am More on Jade Rabbit lunar rover

Mainland China advisers furious over Hong Kong's high-speed rail link delay

A two-year delay in the completion of the HK$67 billion high-speed railway connecting Hong Kong with Shenzhen and Guangzhou will have a serious impact on the Pearl River Delta, government advisers say.

18 Apr 2014 - 3:21am More on MTRC

China grants Australian broadcaster ABC landmark media access

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has forged a deal with Shanghai Media Group (SMG) to make its content available online.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:37am 1 comment

Publisher Mathias Doepfner accuses Google of being a monopoly

The chief executive of Europe's largest newspaper publisher has accused Google of abusing a monopoly position in the digital economy to discriminate against competitors and build up a "superstate".

17 Apr 2014 - 9:30pm

Another dead end for MH370 search as tests show oil slick was not from plane

Investigators who analysed samples of an oil slick in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner say that it did not come from the plane.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:29am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Students send messages of fear, love and despair as Korean ferry sank

Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry, have added extra emotional weight to a tragedy that has stunned the nation.

17 Apr 2014 - 11:43pm 1 comment More on South Korea ferry disaster

Zhejiang man arrested for arranging sex tests in Hong Kong for pregnant mainland women

Zhejiang authorities have arrested the owner of a clinic who allegedly helped pregnant women find out the sex of their fetuses by sending their blood samples to Hong Kong for tests.

18 Apr 2014 - 2:23am

Leading Malaysian opposition figure Karpal Singh dies in road accident

18 Apr 2014 - 12:17am

Area of China's polluted soil 'twice the size of Spain', survey reveals

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16am

China Resources chairman Song Lin investigated for graft

18 Apr 2014 - 2:29am 1 comment

China anti-graft agency denies going on political witch-hunt

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16am

Geneva talks raise hopes of end to crisis in Ukraine

18 Apr 2014 - 1:37am

Trade recovery lightens the gloom

18 Apr 2014 - 1:17am

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China should lower taxes, not increase spending, to spur growth

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With the government's public consultation on political reform drawing to a close, Beijing decided to invite all Legislative Council members to Shanghai.

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Geneva talks raise hopes of end to crisis in Ukraine

Four-way talks on the crisis in Ukraine ended with an accord aimed at taking the first steps toward de-escalating the conflict after President Vladimir Putin said he hopes he won't have to send troops.

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Trade recovery lightens the gloom

Mainland authorities may have found something to smile about in a slew of discouraging economic data: trade recovery.

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Shareholders eye slice of Gome founder's cash

Shareholders of mainland retailer Gome Electrical Appliances yesterday voted almost unanimously for the company to accept HK$420 million from its jailed founder and his wife as compensation for their misconduct in a share repurchase deal six years ago.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:17am

Property

China may soon loosen property cooling measures, Citigroup says

China's slump in property sales and construction is spurring speculation that the government's four-year-old campaign of real-estate controls will start to crack.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:51am

Nick Cheung and Dante Lam are near the peak of their creative powers

Director Dante Lam and actor Nick Cheung are a match made in cinema heaven, writes Edmund Lee.

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Neil Callan wins rare victory in appeal against improper riding

Neil Callan yesterday became the first jockey in a decade to successfully appeal a serious charge in Hong Kong when the Jockey Club appeals panel threw out his April 6 improper riding penalty.

17 Apr 2014 - 11:10pm

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City of angles: Five outdoor enthusiasts show a different view of Hong Kong

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