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Chinese leader Xi Jinping spells out ambitious Asia vision at Boao Forum

President Xi Jinping reassured the world that China's economy remained strong, as he vowed his initiative to boost links with Asian and European countries would provide trade and investment...

29 Mar 2015 - 3:57am
Burst pipe causes stink at Rugby Sevens as stadium's water supply is off for five hours

A lack of running water for almost five hours at the height of the second day's play meant 40,000 revelers in need of relief had to flush facilities with buckets.

Updated 29 Mar 2015 - 11:28am
Burst pipe causes stink at Rugby Sevens as stadium's water supply is off for five hours

After an emotionally charged week of mourning, hundreds of thousands in Singapore are expected to line the streets today to send off Lee Kuan Yew, their first prime minister.

29 Mar 2015 - 4:32am

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Hong Kong

MTR fans queue to become first to use Sai Ying Pun station

Trains began stopping at Sai Ying Pun station on Sunday morning nearly three months after the West Island Line's official opening.

Updated 29 Mar 2015 - 11:32am
Burst pipe causes stink at Rugby Sevens as stadium's water supply is off for five hours

A lack of running water for almost five hours at the height of the second day's play meant 40,000 revelers in need of relief had to flush facilities with buckets.

Updated 29 Mar 2015 - 11:28am
Burst pipe causes stink at Rugby Sevens as stadium's water supply is off for five hours

Familiar faces greet Brits at end of nine-month cycling odyssey from London to HK that raised HK$173,000 for prostate cancer research.

29 Mar 2015 - 9:19am
Burst pipe causes stink at Rugby Sevens as stadium's water supply is off for five hours

Former ATV owner Deacon Chiu Te-ken considered making a personal donation to staff of the beleaguered broadcaster who went without pay at Christmas, the late tycoon's son said at his funeral.

29 Mar 2015 - 5:23am
Burst pipe causes stink at Rugby Sevens as stadium's water supply is off for five hours

An expanded plastic bag levy scheme starts on Wednesday, but are the city's retailers ready?

Updated 29 Mar 2015 - 11:30am
Burst pipe causes stink at Rugby Sevens as stadium's water supply is off for five hours

A noodle shop that's been in the family for 70 years is one of more than 10 businesses in the area that will close to make way for a URA project.

29 Mar 2015 - 10:35am

China

Beijing caught out as year's first severe dust storm goes off the scale

Air pollution levels in Beijing were so high they went off the Air Quality Index system scale as the capital was hit by the year's first severe dust storm.

29 Mar 2015 - 6:41am
Russia to join China-led Asian bank; Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

Russia, Australia and Holland said they would apply to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, while Beijing also appeared to open the door to Taiwanese membership.

29 Mar 2015 - 9:07am
Russia to join China-led Asian bank; Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

Shake-up in key positions sees Fu Zhenghua move from fifth to third in command while Deng Weiping becomes anti-graft chief.

29 Mar 2015 - 6:41am
Russia to join China-led Asian bank; Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

The mainland will aim to cut as much as 80 million tonnes of excess steel production capacity in the next three years to reverse a massive supply glut that has plunged much of the sector into...

29 Mar 2015 - 6:41am
Russia to join China-led Asian bank; Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

Taiwanese police arrested 13 people who splashed red paint on the wall of the presidential residence in the latest protest against China’s planned launch of a controversial new flight route.

29 Mar 2015 - 8:46am
Russia to join China-led Asian bank; Beijing opens door to Taiwan membership

An anti-discrimination civic group said it was considering legal action over a police raid on the group's offices that was apparently prompted by its advocacy for five women's rights activists...

28 Mar 2015 - 5:28am

Asia

Large crowds gather for state funeral of Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

Thousands of people today lined the streets of Singapore ahead of the state funeral of the nation state's first premier, Lee Kuan Yew.

Updated 29 Mar 2015 - 12:05pm

World

The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his former girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to a German newspaper....

29 Mar 2015 - 4:15am

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