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A sixth person has died of H7N9 bird flu in China, state media said on Friday, after authorities slaughtered poultry in a mass cull at a Shanghai market where the virus has been detected.

Updated 16:40PM

The Philippine government said on Thursday it planned to investigate an allegation that the eldest daughter of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was the beneficiary of a secret offshore trust.

10:07AM

North Korea has moved a medium-range missile to its east coast, South Korea said on Thursday as the United States strengthened its Pacific missile defences amid intensifying threats from Pyongyang...

03:03AM

The mainland media may complain about unequal treatment by global corporations, but when it comes to warranties from luxury carmakers, such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW, buyers across the border seem...

05:16AM

The mystery lender behind a Thai billionaire’s US$9.4 billion (HK$72.97 billion) purchase of a stake in China’s No.2 insurer was UBS, which offered a last minute and complex financing package...

02:02PM

Having been mistaken for a State Council researcher at a local meeting in 2009, Shenyang native Zhao Xiyong saw an opportunity and seized it. The error saw him elevated to the position of vice-...

12:52PM

A stray dog has found fame overnight after it was caught on video running after a car in Tuen Mun for about two kilometres in what appeared to be an attempt not to be left behind by its owner.

09:45AM

Several mainland celebrities were photographed at the parties and the images soon began circulating on the internet. Many of them took to social media to deny the rumours, Sina reported.

06:20PM

People on the mainland are finding death as unaffordable as life as prices of urns and graves soar. A funeral supplies store at Beijing's Babaoshan graveyard now charges between 4,100 and 12,300...

04:44AM

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Hong Kong

A Hong Kong woman who showed respiratory symptoms after a trip to the Middle East have tested negative for a Sars-like virus, the Health Department said on Friday.

12:32PM

Long-awaited talks between striking dockers and contractors failed to get off the ground yesterday. Meanwhile, more than 200 dockers directly hired by the port operator at the centre of the...

03:57AM

Some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in Hong Kong, on the mainland and elsewhere in the world are watching nervously as the identities of those holding accounts in the offshore haven of...

10:03AM

The mainland media may complain about unequal treatment by global corporations, but when it comes to warranties from luxury carmakers, such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW, buyers across the border seem...

05:16AM

China

Another farmer has been crushed to death in China in a dispute with a mining company on Wednesday – the third such case in a week, mainland media reported on Friday.

Updated 16:41PM

Outrage followed when prominent defence lawyer Wang Quanzhang was detained in a Jiangsu courtroom on Tuesday. The arrest of the outspoken human rights defender has prompted Beijing lawyers to...

01:08PM

A sixth person has died of H7N9 bird flu in China, state media said on Friday, after authorities slaughtered poultry in a mass cull at a Shanghai market where the virus has been detected.

Updated 16:40PM

It was a relief for many newly mobilised baby formula traders when Shenzhen customs officers said on Thursday they would not crack down on "moonlighting smugglers”.

12:03PM

Asia

North Korea has now moved two intermediate range missiles to its east coast and loaded them on mobile launchers, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said Friday, citing a top government official.

Updated 16:13PM

World

Iran and world powers sit down for two days of talks on Friday in the hopes of putting an end to a decade-old nuclear dispute that has left the Islamic republic enduring UN sanctions and risking...

11:20AM

Argentine police and soldiers searched house to house, in creeks and culverts and even in trees for bodies on Thursday after floods killed at least 57 people in the province and city of Buenos...

10:12AM

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday it was monitoring a new strain of bird flu and has started work on a vaccine just in case it is needed.

09:51AM

Business

The mystery lender behind a Thai billionaire’s US$9.4 billion (HK$72.97 billion) purchase of a stake in China’s No.2 insurer was UBS, which offered a last minute and complex financing package...

02:02PM

Japanese shares jumped to near five-year highs and government bond prices rose sharply on Friday, a day after the Bank of Japan announced extraordinary stimulus steps to revive the world’s third-...

03:06PM

Las Vegas Sands chairman and chief executive Sheldon Adelson said a Hong Kong businessman claiming in a lawsuit that he is owed US$328 million (HK$2.55 billion) didn’t help the gaming company get...

03:29PM

American employers likely hired at a moderate pace in March, a sign the economy was gathering momentum even as Washington stepped up an austerity drive by enacting painful spending cuts.

02:51PM

Facebook has unveiled its most ambitious attempt yet to enter mobile computing without a phone of its own, introducing a new app that replaces the home screen on some Android smartphones.

12:01PM

Lifestyle

When the Beijing Municipal Government invited bids to build the best Olympic swimming venue ever for the 2008 Games, the brief to architects was simple: give us a centre that meets the Olympic...

10:49AM

ith a new atelier in Beijing, the fashion house Jay Ahr champions Chinese crafts through Western design.

The label’s Belgian-born designer, Jonathan Riss, is known for his beautiful forms...

Updated 16:10PM

As fish stocks in the oceans continue to decline, aquaculture is supplying an increasing proportion of the seafood we consume.

Chefs and gourmets, of course, prefer fish caught in the wild...

10:49AM

No motorbike brand epitomises the freedom of the open road quite like Harley-Davidson, whose motto is "live to ride, ride to live".

10:49AM

It's a cliché, sure, but I was not going to spend a weekend in Venice without seeking out the perfect bellini.

10:49AM

"Florals for spring - groundbreaking," drawled Miranda Priestly in mock disbelief at the suggestion of a seasonal cliché in The Devil Wears Prada.

10:50AM

Images of China’s capital city engulfed in a thick, yellow-gray blanket of smog and dust since late last year have shocked the world.

09:51AM

Sport

Hall-of-Famer Freddie Roach has tipped Zou Shiming to become world flyweight champion within a year, calling his Chinese protégé a "phenomenal" talent.

03:53AM

Chelsea, Benfica and Fenerbahce closed in on the Europa League semifinals with victories on Thursday while Basel claimed crucial away goals with a draw at Tottenham.

03:25PM

Title chasers South China slipped up again with their second Red MR First Division defeat in a row, a 1-0 loss to strugglers Yokohama FC (HK) at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground.

03:53AM

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Dean Cecilia Chang defrauded a US university for three decades - but who else knew?

10 Mar 2013

Ten years on, hundreds of people in Beijing remain in the grip of Sars

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Property

Sun Hung Kai Properties has started a soft launch of its Riva development in Yuen Long that offers about 780 units, with 25 blocks of low-density luxury apartments and 48 riverside garden houses...

05:53AM

Rents for luxury homes in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou grew faster last year than those in Hong Kong, where demand was affected by cuts in allowances for expatriate staff in the financial...

04:03AM

Home sales dropped nearly 30 per cent last month, with analysts predicting the worst is yet to come. According to the Land Registry, 4,534 flats changed hands in March, a 28.1 per cent drop from...

04:06AM

Technology

Apple is set for a possible summer launch of the next iPhone rather than a fall launch like the last two models, according to the

10:05AM

New tools Dr Ng Tze-chuen has designed have been accepted and more are being considered for the ExoMars rover mission scheduled for 2018, a joint project of the European Space Agency and Russia's...

10:21AM

Chameleons took to the waves to migrate from Africa to Madagascar about 65 million years ago, said a study published last week that seeks to resolve a roiling biological debate.

01:06AM

Debates

Housing was the dominant theme of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address last month. His plans include rezoning green-belt land, reclamation outside Victoria Harbour and stepping...

04:58AM

Leung Chun-ying's maiden policy address lasted for more than two hours and covered everything from housing supply to help for the disabled. But the chief executive has faced a growing wave of...

06:51AM

The appearance of colonial-era flags at recent demonstrations in the city has infuriated mainland commentators and former top officials.

05:24AM

Blogs

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  • Hong Kong Dog's car chase video goes viral A stray dog has found fame overnight after it was caught on video running after a car in Tuen Mun for about two kilometres in what appeared to be an attempt not to be left behind by its owner.
  • Lifestyle Beijing opens 'plane supermarket' to public Gleaming new helicopters and small planes worth millions of dollars are on show at Beijing's first "aircraft supermarket".
  • China Expert warns bird flu could spread quickly The new strain of bird flu will spread across and beyond China unless the poultry source is identified and interventions taken quickly, a microbiologist warns.
  • Health Ten years on, the SARS outbreak that changed Hong Kong As Hong Kong marks 10 years since the outbreak of the deadly SARS virus, health experts say the city is now well prepared for coping with highly infectious diseases but warn that constant vigilance...
  • Dog's car chase video goes viral
  • Beijing opens 'plane supermarket' to public
  • Expert warns bird flu could spread quickly
  • Ten years on, the SARS outbreak that changed Hong Kong

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