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LIVE: Obama says missile came from rebel-held area as UN calls for a full probe


The Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists are trading accusations over who shot down the Malaysian airliner on Thursday killing 298.

Saturday, 19 July, 2014, 1:33am 88 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Shooting down of Malaysia Airlines plane likely to have significant impact on Ukraine crisis

The shooting down of a Malaysian commercial airliner over Ukraine could dramatically broaden the Ukrainian crisis, even before it is determined who bears responsibility.

19 Jul 2014 - 2:18am More on Focus

Russia airs conspiracy theories over downed Malaysia jet MH17

Russia’s state-controlled television on Friday wheeled out conspiracy theories to explain the Malaysian air crash, including one holding that it was a bungled attempt to down President Vladimir Putin’s presidential jet.

18 Jul 2014 - 11:54pm 1 comment More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Developer defends legality of selling new flats without advance viewing

Hong Kong's largest developer, Cheung Kong, defended itself after it was criticised for barring prospective buyers from viewing flats in a new development, saying it did not break the law.

19 Jul 2014 - 3:22am

Anti-Occupy activists say it's impossible to force signatures

Robert Chow Yung said it was impossible to force anyone to sign because organisers of the campaign would be checking voters' identification cards when they submitted their votes.

19 Jul 2014 - 4:11am More on Occupy Central

MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

The MTR Corp has landed a £1.4 billion (HK$18.5 billion) contract to run the Crossrail train line that is being built across London.

19 Jul 2014 - 3:42am More on MTRC

Interpol seizes US$2.2b as illegal betting on World Cup soars

Illegal bets seized across Asia during the soccer World Cup totalled 14 times the amount confiscated during the last tournament four years ago.

19 Jul 2014 - 3:32am 2 comments

Magistrate rapped for refusing bail request without giving reason

A High Court judge has rapped a magistrate for "bringing disgrace to the judiciary" over his decision to refuse bail to a defendant in a drug case who had requested time to get a lawyer.

19 Jul 2014 - 4:02am

Hong Kong-born chef and wife died aboard Flight MH17 after change of route


Fan Shun-po, a cook working at a restaurant in Rotterdam, was travelling with his Malaysian wife Jenny Loh, according to a Dutch newspaper.

19 Jul 2014 - 3:09am 3 comments More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Rising global anger at downed Malaysia Airlines jet

The UN Security Council held an emergency session yesterday and called for "a full, thorough and independent international investigation" into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

19 Jul 2014 - 4:33am More on Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Officials would have private sector connections, Hui trial told

19 Jul 2014 - 4:02am

Rivals agree on type of missile, but who fired it?

19 Jul 2014 - 2:16am

Severe damage and casualties as Super Typhoon Rammasun pummels southern China

19 Jul 2014 - 2:55am 3 comments

Democrats may challenge plan to fence off Tamar HQ

19 Jul 2014 - 4:02am

People Power duo spy new filibuster option

19 Jul 2014 - 4:02am

Government probes vehicle-hire apps

19 Jul 2014 - 4:02am 1 comment

Buyers' gripes hit 3,400 after new trade descriptions law

19 Jul 2014 - 4:02am

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Urgent need to find the truth about MH17

19 Jul 2014 - 4:04am

Britain unlikely to put Hong Kong's interests first in reform row

19 Jul 2014 - 4:20am

Today's Poll

  • Pro-Russia rebels: 78%
  • Ukrainian forces: 13%
  • Others: 9%
18 Jul 2014
  • Pro-Russia rebels
  • Ukrainian forces
  • Others
Total number of votes recorded: 392


Selective report on electoral reform consultation further divides Hong Kong

Simon Young

In preparing its two recent political reform reports, the Hong Kong administration's strategy was to avoid provocative statements and appear neutral and open. Notice no references to the State Council's recent white paper.

19 Jul 2014 - 3:05am




Alibaba hits a speed bump in rush to list; IPO pushed back to September

Alibaba Group Holding will wait until September to conduct its United States initial public offering, a person with knowledge of the matter said, as it seeks regulatory approval of its prospectus.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:58am More on Alibaba

Hong Kong investor group buys majority stake in Forbes Media

A Hong Kong-based investor group is buying a majority stake in Forbes Media, with plans to help accelerate the brand's expansion beyond its media roots to education, financial services, real estate and technology licence agreements.

19 Jul 2014 - 2:06am


Developer defends legality of selling new flats without advance viewing

Hong Kong's largest developer, Cheung Kong, defended itself after it was criticised for barring prospective buyers from viewing flats in a new development, saying it did not break the law.

19 Jul 2014 - 3:22am

More mainland cities report drop in home prices

A record number of mainland cities reported a drop in home prices last month, official data showed yesterday, stoking expectations that more regional authorities will relax policies to stimulate demand in a sector crucial to the broader economy.

19 Jul 2014 - 1:59am

Chinese developer's zero-interest loans highlights industry risks

19 Jul 2014

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Napa's long Italian love affair rolls on

"Our minestrone is the best. I use my mother-in-law's recipe - people come in and buy it by the quart. I can't tell you what's in it, because then I'd have to kill you," Negri's proprietor Evelyn Negri laughs before continuing to extol the virtues of the restaurant's heirloom Italian family dinner dishes.

18 Jul 2014 - 10:43pm

Carbone brings the hearty red-sauce dishes of Italian-American cuisine to Hong Kong

18 Jul 2014

Winemaker Penfolds in legal battle with 'trademark squatters' over right to use its Chinese name

15 Jul 2014

Google encourages smart homeowners to use follow its lead

Google's Nest Labs has unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of "smart" home gadgets such as locks and lightbulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.

18 Jul 2014 - 10:43pm

3-D printing, if it catches on, will change the world

18 Jul 2014

Inside the Observatory: How Hong Kong's weathermen make their predictions

15 Jul 2014 1 comment




Organisers forced to cancel Hong Kong Sixes once again

The fear of "jeopardising the financial health of Hong Kong cricket" has forced organisers of the Hong Kong Sixes to cancel the tournament for the second year running.

19 Jul 2014 - 12:48am

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