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Divers enter South Korean ferry in hunt for survivors 48 hours after boat capsized

A team of eight divers entered the capsized South Korean ferry today in the hunt for survivors, more than 48 hours after the vessel went down in cold waters.

Friday, 18 April, 2014, 11:17am More on South Korea ferry disaster

Grief in South Korea town of students missing in ferry disaster

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The most poignant reminders of what’s been lost here are the most ordinary.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:28am 2 comments 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 - 7:17am

Obituary: Garcia Marquez, an influence ‘all over the planet’

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:53am

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 - 9:48am More on Jade Rabbit lunar rover

'The ship went boom': Survivors speak of chaos as South Korea ferry started to sink

After breakfast, passenger Kim Seong-mok said he felt the ferry tilt. Then he heard the vessel hit something.

17 Apr 2014 - 2:24pm 1 comment More on Focus

China Resources chairman Song Lin investigated for graft after journalist's accusations

The central government's top anti-corruption agency said yesterday it was investigating Song Lin, chairman of the state-owned conglomerate China Resources Holdings.

18 Apr 2014 - 10:53am 1 comment More on China Resources (Holdings)

Weibo stock debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

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Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm’s debut at Nasdaq’s New York headquarters.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:49am 1 comment

Mother of murder victim in Iran forgives killer, halts his hanging

17 Apr 2014 - 9:30pm

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

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16am

Forbidden City spends 440m yuan to step up security and conservation

18 Apr 2014 - 3:16am 1 comment

Broadband browsing at 32,000 feet: Air China introduces new fast internet service

18 Apr 2014 - 9:05am

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

18 Apr 2014 - 9:01am 5 comments

China grants Australian broadcaster ABC landmark media access

18 Apr 2014 - 2:37am 1 comment

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Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am

Today's Poll

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Beijing must keep its word on universal suffrage

Emily Lau

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

18 Apr 2014 - 3:14am 3 comments

Obituary: Garcia Marquez, an influence ‘all over the planet’

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez was an enormous influence on a huge number of writers worldwide, in particular through his 1967 novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude”.

18 Apr 2014 - 9:53am

Meet Göran Malmqvist, Nobel Prize member and champion of Chinese literature

18 Apr 2014

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

16 Apr 2014

Brazil's drought has resulted in an increase in the price of coffee

With the price of wholesale coffee set to surge as much as 20 per cent in the next few months, it's customers at cha chaan teng and speciality roasters who can expect to bear the brunt of any increases.

18 Apr 2014 - 8:34am More on LIFE

Restaurants jump through regulatory hoops to provide charcoal grills

18 Apr 2014

Wine opinion: entry-level offerings win favour at Shanghai tasting

17 Apr 2014

US firm is taking space tourism to luxurious new heights

The prize is the panoramic curvature of the earth against the starry scenery of space, but passengers on the HK$550,000-per-ticket World View Experience trip to the edge of space won't have to keep the privileged view to themselves.

18 Apr 2014 - 8:26am More on LIFE

Financial platform Thinknum encourages communal approach

18 Apr 2014

Broadband browsing at 32,000 feet: Air China introduces new fast internet service

18 Apr 2014

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Heat play-off run could decide LeBron James’ future in Miami

The Miami Heat may not be entering the play-offs as the top seed but they are still very much the team to beat, and anything less than a third consecutive NBA title could lead to the breakup of their Big Three.

18 Apr 2014 - 10:49am

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

Ernesto Spicciolato emerges from the mist and drags his kayak up onto the shore in the otherwise empty Hap Mun bay on what has turned out to be one of the foggiest days of the year – the zero visibility adds to the sense of utter remoteness, though we’re actually only a 15-minute ride away from Sai Kung pier.

15 Apr 2014 - 8:55am

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