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In third air disaster in a week, Air Algerie plane crashes with 116 people on board

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An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people that went missing en route from the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official confirmed on Thursday.

Friday, 25 July, 2014, 4:43am

Taiwanese officials defend letting TransAsia plane fly in wake of typhoon after 48 die in crash

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Taiwanese officials have defended flight clearance given to a plane which crashed while trying to land during stormy weather, killing 48 people.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:14pm 11 comments

First look: Apple's new OS X Yosemite offers sleek new styling, privacy and security

Apple opens a public beta programme for OS X Yosemite today – and the Post can give a sneak preview of what’s in store for users after spending two days trying out the system.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:13pm More on Apple

Fifteen killed in Israeli shelling of UN school sheltering Palestinians

Israeli forces shelled a UN-run school sheltering Palestinians in the northern Gaza strip, killing at least 15 people and raising the conflict’s death toll to nearly 750.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:48am 2 comments

Daughter of retired premier Li Peng warns major power company staff to stay out of trouble

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Li Xiaolin has warned staff at the major power company she runs to stay out of trouble amid the widening anti-corruption campaign sweeping the country’s energy sector.

24 Jul 2014 - 6:48pm 1 comment

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

With its intimidating, pincer-like mandibles, thick black body and wingspan that could cover a man's face, this is one creepy-crawlie you wouldn't want to see buzzing around your bedroom.

24 Jul 2014 - 6:15pm

China plans to extend Tibet railway line to India, Nepal borders by 2020

China plans to extend a railway line linking Tibet with the rest of the country to the borders of India, Nepal and Bhutan by 2020 once an extension to a key site in Tibetan Buddhism opens.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:41pm

GlaxoSmithKline boss insists he has ‘zero tolerance’ of bribery

Andrew Witty, reiterated that his company had a “zero tolerance” attitude to the corrupt sales practices it is being accused of in China and other countries.

24 Jul 2014 - 6:56pm

McDonald’s Hong Kong pulls chicken nuggets over supplies from ‘rotten food’ plant

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McDonald's Hong Kong last night suspended sales of its popular chicken nuggets after admitting it had imported chicken and pork from the Shanghai food processing plant at the centre of a "rotten meat" scandal.

25 Jul 2014 - 2:20am 14 comments More on China Food Scandals

Survivor of Taiwan air crash ‘pulled herself from wreckage and ran to call her father’

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One of the survivors of the Taiwan plane crash clambered from the wreckage and ran to a nearby house to call her father for help, reports said.

24 Jul 2014 - 5:10pm 1 comment

Chinese man pleads guilty to attempting to smuggle military secrets out of US

24 Jul 2014 - 3:47pm

Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014 - 5:40pm

Manchester United get Louis van Gaal’s reign off to a flier with 7-0 victory

24 Jul 2014 - 6:28pm

Shanxi No 2 graft buster Yang Senlin confirmed to be in detention

24 Jul 2014 - 7:06pm 1 comment

Protesters in Manila denounce China’s ‘bullying’ in South China Sea

24 Jul 2014 - 7:13pm

US pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700

24 Jul 2014 - 4:08pm

Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and 33,000 rounds of ammunition arrested in Zimbabwe

24 Jul 2014 - 5:01pm 1 comment

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High management fees likely for single-block developments, say property specialists

The growing trend towards single-block flat developments as a result of the government's aggressive hunt for building land is likely to push up management fees for buyers of both private and subsidised flats.

25 Jul 2014 - 3:42am

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INDIA

They're not from round here: Indian uranium boss dismisses deformities of villagers

Confronted with reports that villages near Uranium Corporation of India's mines have unusually high numbers of physically deformed people, chairman Diwakar Acharya was nonplussed.

24 Jul 2014 - 11:48pm

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Chinese judge probed after marrying woman he granted almost everything to in divorce case

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NATURE

World's largest aquatic insect discovered in China's Sichuan province

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Chinese park sues Paramount for 20.8m yuan over latest Transformers film

24 Jul 2014
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Terrible rendition of China's national anthem makes Venezuelan military band a laughing stock

24 Jul 2014 4 comments
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23 Jul 2014 2 comments
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Chinese gamers win US$5m top prize in international video game tournament

24 Jul 2014 1 comment
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Chinese farmer who makes giant Transformers from car parts cashes in on success of film

22 Jul 2014 4 comments
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22 Jul 2014 58 comments
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18 Jul 2014 3 comments
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China web giant Baidu launches search engine in Brazil

21 Jul 2014 1 comment
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18 Jul 2014 16 comments
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No more cheap breakfasts? Street food hawkers banned from Beijing's Haidian district

17 Jul 2014 1 comment
CULTURE

Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

17 Jul 2014
WORLD CUP

Chinese soccer fans - mostly young and female - posted 2 billion World Cup messages on Weibo

16 Jul 2014

Property

The ins and outs of Cheung Kong's no-viewing clause for Mont Vert flats

Netty Cheung was overjoyed when she first heard the news of the cut-price sale of new flats at Mont Vert, a housing development in Tai Po.

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Steven Bishop, songwriter to the stars, is excited about his Hong Kong debut

Back in 1976, not many aspiring singer-songwriters recording their debut albums were lucky enough to have Eric Clapton turn up at the studio to contribute a couple of guitar solos.

23 Jul 2014 - 11:53pm

Tilda Swinton plays a vampire in Jim Jarmusch's Only Lovers Left Alive

23 Jul 2014

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

22 Jul 2014 10 comments

Bruno Menard weaves his Michelin magic in Asia

Tattooed on the left forearm of chef Bruno Menard are three Michelin stars, an indelible souvenir of his culinary achievement at L'Osier, a restaurant opened by cosmetics maker Shiseido in Tokyo.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

Tasmanian whisky making its mark on the international scene

25 Jul 2014

It's a bun fight! Who sells the best burger in Hong Kong?

24 Jul 2014 15 comments

Streaming services are becoming consumers' music delivery platform of choice

Ever since the invention of the MP3 file in 1993, the music industry has been in flux. From illegal file-sharing to YouTube, from downloads to streaming services, it continues to pioneer new ways to consume content, and new business models.

25 Jul 2014 - 1:49am

China's Dragon King Bridge connects two architectural concepts

25 Jul 2014

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Withdrawal of Mo Farah huge blow for Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games were dealt a huge blow on Thursday when England's double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah said he was withdrawing due to fitness concerns.

25 Jul 2014 - 12:37am
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Peerless Nibali all but seals Tour victory with final mountain stage win

Vincenzo Nibali proved once again he has no serious rivals in the Tour de France when he powered to victory in the final mountain stage on Thursday, all but securing his maiden title in impressive fashion.

24 Jul 2014 - 11:58pm

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