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Lines of up to one-kilometre long were reported as voting got under way at more than 8,000 polling sites nationwide in an apparent heavy turnout, which analysts have said may boost the opposition...

Updated 16:15PM

WATCH THE VIDEO | Distressing scenes as a mother fought to stop her dead calf from sinking into HK's polluted waters have highlighted plight of iconic pink dolphins.

02:32PM

Masood Reza, a leading Bangladesh architect and a professor at a state-run university, said he felt “pain and anguish” when he saw footage of the garment workers trapped under the pancaked floors...

02:43PM

It was Israel's second strike against Syria this year, and the latest salvo in its efforts to disrupt Hezbollah's quest to build an arsenal capable of defending against its air force and spreading...

04:16AM

The full extent of the crisis caused by a lack of boat moorings has been revealed, with new government figures showing nearly 8,000 vessels will be without safe haven as the typhoon season...

05:03AM

Former senior ICAC investigators who helped stamp out endemic corruption in Hong Kong fear its hard-earned reputation as one of the cleanest anti-graft agencies in the world is on the line as a...

05:03AM

Leaders of the strike at the Kwai Tsing container terminals, now the longest in Hong Kong industrial relations history, said the offer - made on Friday - fell short of the double-digit pay rise...

05:03AM

"I hope my autobiography will help me to say clearly how I was guided by [the spirit of] science and democracy to the endless path of being the most-wanted man [by the Chinese authorities]," the...

07:14AM

Hundreds protested in Kunming, Yunnan province, but a march in Chengdu, Sichuan province, was prevented by police. The rallies were timed to coincide with the anniversary of the May 4 student...

05:24AM

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Insight

The public can be excused for being outraged as the legislature degenerates into a political circus. Just a week into the tiring tactic of filibustering, mounted by a handful of rebel lawmakers,...

02:51AM

Hong Kong

Former senior ICAC investigators who helped stamp out endemic corruption in Hong Kong fear its hard-earned reputation as one of the cleanest anti-graft agencies in the world is on the line as a...

05:03AM

How much would it cost for the city to achieve democracy? About HK$10 million, according to organisers of a civil disobedience movement to block roads in Central. But big-money donations are not...

05:03AM

Figures due next month will show a major decline in the number of pink dolphins - also known as Chinese white dolphins - found in Hong Kong waters at any one time, says Dr Samuel Hung Ka-yiu,...

05:03AM

The full extent of the crisis caused by a lack of boat moorings has been revealed, with new government figures showing nearly 8,000 vessels will be without safe haven as the typhoon season...

05:03AM

China

An album of some of the earliest photographs ever taken of China and imperial Peking goes under the hammer in London next week.

Updated 16:43PM

The knife-wielding man, who was not identified, attacked a motorist and two passengers in a private vehicle, China Central Television reported on Saturday. 

01:33PM

"I hope my autobiography will help me to say clearly how I was guided by [the spirit of] science and democracy to the endless path of being the most-wanted man [by the Chinese authorities]," the...

07:14AM

Tourism operators in the historic city of Fenghuang, Hunan province, claim the introduction of an entry fee caused a sharp drop in visitors over the three-day May Day holiday.

05:32AM

Asia

Lines of up to one-kilometre long were reported as voting got under way at more than 8,000 polling sites nationwide in an apparent heavy turnout, which analysts have said may boost the opposition...

Updated 16:15PM

World

The US Department of Homeland Security, criticised for failing to check the student status of a Kazakh man charged in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, has tightened procedures for...

05:54AM

The blasts occurred a day after an Israeli official said his country had carried out an air strike targeting a consignment of missiles in Syria. The research centre hit on Sunday was also targeted...

10:00AM

It was Israel's second strike against Syria this year, and the latest salvo in its efforts to disrupt Hezbollah's quest to build an arsenal capable of defending against its air force and spreading...

04:16AM

Business

A unit of Sinopec and brokerage China Galaxy Securities are launching Hong Kong initial public offerings on Monday seeking to raise up to HK$27 billion in total, injecting life into Asia’s...

04:38PM

Norman Chan Tak-lam, the chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, which manages the fund, said the drop was due to the poor performance of the mainland stock market and the fact Hong...

04:51AM

Soaring household debt and rampant consumer spending have put Hong Kong's economy at risk of overheating, the city's central bank boss said yesterday.

04:52AM

The Mandatory Provident Fund, covering 2.5 million employees in the city, returned to profit in April after recording two consecutive months of losses. Analysts attributed it to the recent...

04:53AM

While giving his birthday wishes to Hang Seng Bank for its 80th anniversary, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah last night urged the lender to further develop yuan business.

04:53AM

Lifestyle

The Echoes of Erin School of Irish Dance clinched more than 75 medals in various age groups at last month's competition.

05:03AM

Film director Wong Kar-wai will join one of the art world's most exclusive clubs today when he is appointed a Commander of France's Order of Arts and Letters.

07:11AM

Cambodian officials documented that two 10th-century Khmer statues, donated to the Met in four pieces as separate gifts between 1987 and 1992, had indeed been smuggled out of a remote jungle...

06:16AM

Yesterday was the coldest day in May in almost a century. But the sun came out and warmed up the city when the gigantic Rubber Duck finally graced Victoria Harbour, melting the hearts of more than...

09:03AM

Picking a wine for an airline isn't as easy as you'd think. It's not just a matter of taste and quality, but also about how the wine travels.

05:40AM

Founded in 1999, the website enables restaurant-goers to find, rate and leave comments about the city's 21,000 food outlets. It is now ready to upgrade its services and expand coverage to Taiwan,...

05:40AM

Cities, workplaces, stores and homes are meticulously planned in terms of their construction, efficiency and cost, but little thought goes into how they sound.

05:17AM

To mark its 20th anniversary four years ago, Japanese carmaker Infiniti unveiled a concept car intended to embody the very essence of its design philosophy - the DNA to be instilled in all future...

05:17AM

Sport

Mayweather, who was defending his title for the first time since serving a jail term for domestic violence, dominated a bloodied Guerrero for most of the fight at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino....

03:09PM

Injured, ill and just as determined as ever, the Chicago Bulls beat the Nets 99-93 on Saturday night to win the first-round series.

02:31PM

Follow scmpRacingPost on Twitter at Sha Tin Racecourse today as Alan Aitken and Michael Cox bring you all their thoughts and reports from the track...

11:25AM

Magazines

5 May 2013

being agnès

2 May 2013

Five top stylists work the key trends for summer

28 Apr 2013

Charity work, violence colour the reputation of Ananda Marga

25 Apr 2013

Britpop darlings go out with a bang

23 Apr 2013

Swing into summer with the hottest hairstyles

22 Apr 2013

How women can hit their full earnings potential

21 Apr 2013

Demographics and distance from home help forge close bonds between domestic helpers
 

18 Apr 2013

Four celebrity offspring make their way in the world of showbiz

14 Apr 2013

Getting to grips with ever-evolving Cantonese

5 Apr 2013

The new voice of avant-garde Asia

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

Property

Driven by strong demand, average prices of new homes in 100 major mainland cities rose 1 per cent last month from March, extending the run of increases to 11 consecutive months, the China Index...

03:36AM

Causeway Bay is to lose a popular pub and restaurant on Hoi Ping Road to an office development. Landlord Hysan Development told more than 20 tenants of Sunning Plaza several weeks ago they would...

03:44AM

The exodus of investors from Hong Kong's property market - sparked by the government's measures in February to curb speculation - is continuing, with buyers now seeking alternatives in the West....

03:44AM

Technology

John Ellis, now 66, is one of the foremost experts in the field of particle physics. Ellis has appeared on The Daily Show and in the pages of Vanity Fair and The New York Times, as CERN, its Large...

Updated 16:42PM

Hexagonal structures are not rare in nature. For instance, the crystals in our bones and teeth, the apatites, are hexagonal. These apatite crystals contain calcium. The main fraction of calcium of...

02:51AM

Five Southeast Asian countries have lost nearly one-third of their forests in the last 35 years and could be left with less than a fifth of their original cover by 2030 - with devastating effects...

02:51AM

Debates

Reporters Victoria Ruan and Celine Sun spoke to senior executives and observers from several countries on the sidelines of this month's Boao Forum. Many believe China will maintain its rapid...

06:02AM

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

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