Hospital staff who nurse the dying say an important part of their job is to fulfil their final wishes - not just the reasonable ones, but the quirky and unusual, too.Friday, 5 October, 2012, 8:59am
BEIJING - After the capital's worst floods in decades, there were many reports of chaos and tragedy. But there were also stories of kindness, of people coming to rescue others.
As the rain fell on Saturday afternoon, a 60-year-old woman was shivering in the cold, waiting for a bus that wasn't coming. Unexpectedly, a young driver pulled up beside her.15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm
Man dies after car plunges down slope
A 30-year-old car driver died when he lost control of his car and it crashed into a rail and fell down a slope. The man was driving along Pok Fu Lam Road towards Western when the accident happened. Fireman cut the seriously injured man out of his car and he was sent to Queen Mary Hospital where he was declared dead.2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
A student nurse who abused newborn babies and posted the pictures online while working as an intern at a children's hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, has sparked public outrage and calls for punishment.5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Shocked mainland doctors have launched an online campaign for respect and a safe working environment after many internet users appeared to cheer the fatal stabbing of a young doctor by a patient at a hospital in Harbin on Friday.28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
A male nurse has been arrested on suspicion of indecently assaulting a woman patient during an examination at Prince of Wales Hospital.
The woman, 29, sought attention at the accident and emergency department at the public hospital in Sha Tin on Thursday afternoon.11 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
While many of us are probably hoping to slim down in the new year, TVB actress Fala Chen Fa-la wants to pile on the pounds.
The actress flaunted her frail body in a red jersey dress on Sunday at East Point City mall's new year campaign launch in Tseung Kwan O.10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
A mother and daughter were told 'the doctor is on holiday' when they anxiously sought help for an ailing family member at a city hospital, just hours before his death on Christmas morning.
They blame the death of the 55-year-old husband and father on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's 'negligence' and understaffing, which the hospital has denied.28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Sarah's Key digs into a fragment of history which people rarely explore - the Velodrome d'Hiver round-up.
In 1942, the police locked up about 13,000 Jews in harsh conditions in the Velodrome, a stadium for cycle races in France.
Very few people escaped. The prisoners were later deported to the Auschwitz camp in Poland, where many died.4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Few directors would attempt to produce a film that revisits such a sensitive issue in French history. Director Gilles Paquet-Brenner doesn't lack for chutzpah, however, and has made a poignant tale about love and loss during the notorious Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in 1942 in Paris - an incident that has weighed heavily on France's national conscience.27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am