Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, a shipment of “dangerous goods” in a warehouse exploded and caused massive damage, killing at least 85 including 17 firefighters, at a container dock in the Chinese city of Tianjin - home to the world’s 10th busiest port. Some 700 people were wounded.
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, days after atomic bombs killed a total of 200,000 in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The world is still not free from the threat of nuclear destruction, with nine countries possessing 19,000 nuclear weapons.
Hong Kong’s wall trees: everything you need to know about the banyans that define the city’s landscape31 Jul 2015 1 comment
The practice of growing trees directly on walls originated with 19th century Guangdong masonry workers known as the Wu Hua.
Despite a bloated public sector and high government spending, Greece adopted the euro as its currency in 2001.
INFOGRAPHIC: How water pipe installation projects at centre of Hong Kong contamination scandal were approved17 Jul 2015 Click to view the full-size infographic in high resolution.
Waste not, want not: The 'food angels' collecting goodies we're about to throw out to cook for Hong Kong's underprivileged16 Jul 2015
“Some 3,600 tons of food are thrown out everyday, and we can only collect 4 tons of it,” explains Food Angel CEO Caribbean Chan. The charity has a small fleet of trucks that not only pick up food from suppliers during the day on a regular basis, but also at closing time, rush to supermarkets and wet markets to “rescue” as much food as possible, mostly fruits, vegetables, meat and some seafood.
Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index saw its biggest single-day drop since 2008's financial crisis, as investors dumped Chinese shares after a 30 per cent free-fall in mainland stocks raised fears about China’s financial system
Every year, on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, crews of paddlers re-enact the legend of Qu Yuan.
There are at least 7,102 known languages alive in the world today. Twenty-three of these languages are a mother tongue for more than 50 million people.