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LATEST | Fifty runners were listed as Hong Kong residents; 45 from mainland China; and seven from Taiwan, with no reports of injuries among them. The incident will be handled as an “act of terror...

Updated 16:58PM

News of two bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon have led to an outpouring of sympathy from Chinese internet users on Tuesday, with tens of thousands of expressions of grief shared on microblogs...

02:23PM

FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT | My first thought was that it might be fireworks or a cannon, but it was instantly clear from the amount of debris in the air that it was either a terrible accident or a bomb...

02:44PM

Security measures at the Boston Marathon were not particularly tight, a Hong Kong runner said on Tuesday after two bombs exploded at the US event, leaving at least three people dead and more than...

01:57PM

A US military helicopter crashed on Tuesday near the North Korean border, a South Korean defence official said, with no reported casualties.

01:28PM

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula will be in the spotlight today as People's Liberation Army officers tour three American naval ships visiting Hong Kong.

10:02AM

A staggering 75 per cent of all fake goods seized worldwide from 2008 to 2010 were primarily from China, a report revealed on Tuesday.

03:17PM

An "urban management official", or chengguan, has probably one of the most unrewarding jobs in China. Short of being police officers, these municipal employees are tasked with enforcing city rules...

11:09AM

The Pulitzer Prize for international reporting went to The New York Times on Monday for its exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including secret wealth owned by...

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His graffiti once plastered Hong Kong, dense black ink calligraphy applied with a brush to any public surface, telling the outlandish story of why he believed the territory belonged to him.

Updated 16:51PM

FIRST PERSON ACCOUNT | My first thought was that it might be fireworks or a cannon, but it was instantly clear from the amount of debris in the air that it was either a terrible accident or a bomb...

02:44PM

Security measures at the Boston Marathon were not particularly tight, a Hong Kong runner said on Tuesday after two bombs exploded at the US event, leaving at least three people dead and more than...

01:57PM

Tsoi Kin-hau, 19, was reported missing after he disappeared on Friday, from his home in Lam Tin’s Tak Tin Estate.

03:34PM

China

A staggering 75 per cent of all fake goods seized worldwide from 2008 to 2010 were primarily from China, a report revealed on Tuesday.

03:17PM

Photos of 10 dead sparrows on a Chinese pavement that went viral on social media and drew a swift official response show how hard covering up a bird flu outbreak would be in the internet age.

03:52PM

News of two bomb explosions at the Boston Marathon have led to an outpouring of sympathy from Chinese internet users on Tuesday, with tens of thousands of expressions of grief shared on microblogs...

02:23PM

The villagers said they were attacked by more than 300 uniformed construction workers with metre-long sticks, new portal Dahe.com reported on Monday.

12:15PM

Asia

North Korea’s military threatened the South with imminent “sledge-hammer” retaliation on Tuesday, unless Seoul apologised for anti-Pyongyang protesters burning effigies of its revered leaders.

09:45AM

World

LATEST | Fifty runners were listed as Hong Kong residents; 45 from mainland China; and seven from Taiwan, with no reports of injuries among them. The incident will be handled as an “act of terror...

Updated 16:54PM

Race organisers said the London Marathon would go ahead on Sunday despite the death of at least two people in explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, but police said they would...

09:19AM

The Pulitzer Prize for international reporting went to The New York Times on Monday for its exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including secret wealth owned by...

08:22AM

Business

While people in the United States and Europe are selling gold in panic, apparently it’s a very different story in the east.

02:25PM

Gold tumbled to a more than two-year low about US$1,300 an ounce on Tuesday, extending a brutal sell-off amid fears of central bank sales and global growth, as investors frustrated by the metal’s...

12:13PM

Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday affirmed China’s government’s bond rating of Aa3 but cut the outlook to stable from positive, the second pessimistic revision by a foreign ratings agency this...

01:08PM

The mainland's banking regulator has escalated its warnings about lenders' exposure to local government financing vehicles (LGFVs). Loans to these financing vehicles have increased to 18 per cent...

05:50AM

The World Bank yesterday scaled back slightly its growth forecasts for developing East Asia for this year.

It also warned about possible overheating in the region's larger economies that...

05:24AM

Lifestyle

In land-scarce Hong Kong, developers usually figure the solution to most problems is to go up. Now the same idea is taking root among the city's expanding organic gardening community, with...

11:55AM

It's hard to believe there ever was a time when food from overseas wasn't a part of our gastronomic culture, but nowadays few would blink at the cornucopia of world foods from Africa to the...

11:50AM

Dynamic vertical and horizontal lines, elegant curves and dramatic effects of light - for Stephane Couturier the more visually complex a scene the better.

11:50AM

11:50AM

Cason Crane has been putting off starting his studies at Princeton University for two years, but it's not as if he's spent that time wondering what he wants to do with his life.

11:50AM

It is now very common to see families in which mum lives with the children on the mainland while dad works most of the time in Hong Kong, or the other way round. Spouses will often have permanent...

11:50AM

As the typhoon season approaches, it's important to find indoor activities for energetic toddlers. SPRING seeks to provide stimulating activities for youngsters and provide caregivers with the...

11:50AM

About three quarters of the way through this celebration by the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra of the percussive aspects of big band jazz, Drum Jam founder Kumi Masunaga sashayed on to the stage...

11:50AM

Sport

Hong Kong will field a squad missing their Sevens players for the opening game in the Asian Five Nations against the United Arab Emirates at Hong Kong Football Club on Saturday but coach Leigh...

05:04AM

An Arturo Vidal double moved Juventus closer to retaining the Serie A title with a 2-0 win at Lazio on Monday.

The Chilean slotted home from the penalty spot in the 8th minute, his first...

10:06AM

The roar that followed Adam Scott's Masters-winning putt at Augusta National could only be heard on the broadcast so many thousand miles away on Australia's east coast.

05:55AM

Magazines

14 Apr 2013

Getting to grips with ever-evolving Cantonese

7 Apr 2013

On the run in Pyongyang

5 Apr 2013

The new voice of avant-garde Asia

31 Mar 2013

One of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the Russian Arctic region is again drawing interest after decades out in the cold

 

24 Mar 2013

The best from the catwalks of Paris and Milan

20 Mar 2013

Size is starting to matter at trendsetting restaurants

8 Mar 2013

The new voice of avant-garde Asia

5 Mar 2013

Let there be light with spring's wash of modern pastels

14 Dec 2012

Asian jewellers winning fans in the west

22 Nov 2012

Let's party with the latest in shimmer and smouldering colour

19 Nov 2012

Hermès vs LVMH: Inside fashion's bitterest corporate battle

15 Nov 2012

Restaurants where you can savour the finest views of the city

27 Sep 2012

Pucker up to the bright, bold and beautiful pouts of autumn

17 Sep 2012

Investors set to grasp Myanmar's glittering window of opportunity

6 Sep 2012

Delicious new blends

Property

Homebuyers may have to pay more for mortgage insurance because the leading provider, the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation, is looking to offset its risk in guaranteeing their loans in a risky...

05:32AM

Rents for luxury homes in Hong Kong may rise just 2 per cent this year, but those for mass-market flats could jump as much as 10 per cent, Jones Lang LaSalle said.

05:24AM

The British capital's real estate market powered to a seventh month of increases in March, driving values to a five-year high, data from Acadametrics shows.

03:43AM

Technology

E-mail accounts, online photo albums and social networking sites leave extensive digital footprints, but what should happen to that data after we die?

This week, Google will introduce a...

04:32AM

The new “digital public library” set to launch this month aims to provide an alternative to Google for those looking for American cultural information online.

12:38PM

In the rapidly developing technology of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), machines are "hearing" and understanding spoken language, and performing actions on verbal commands.

02:16AM

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

Video

  • World Costa Concordia's final voyage (videographic) The Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster returned to court in Italy on Monday with the start of a long series of indictment hearings against six suspects including captain Francesco Schettino....
  • Hong Kong How to deal with Hong Kong's smog Clean Air Network's Sum Kwong tells The Post where this seasonal smog problem comes from and how to best deal with it when it comes to your family.
  • Celebrity 'Gentleman' Psy unveils hip-swinging dance, music video REPUBLIC OF KOREA, SEOUL : South Korean pop star Psy unveils the hip-swinging dance and music video for his new song, aimed at replicating the global success of "Gangnam Style" and its famed horse...
  • World What next for Venezuela? (videographic) Late President Hugo Chavez promised his Bolivarian revolution would lead Venezuela to economic independence and equality. Despite making progress, his successor inherits a serious challenge to...
  • Costa Concordia's final voyage (videographic)
  • How to deal with Hong Kong's smog
  • 'Gentleman' Psy unveils hip-swinging dance, music video
  • What next for Venezuela? (videographic)

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