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Radical Islamists launch attack on Malian city of Gao

The assault indicates that the radical Islamists remain entrenched and able to attack despite the thousands of French troops who have liberated most of northern Mali’s towns from control by the extremists.

Sunday, 24 March, 2013, 12:18pm

Macabre exhibit at Gao city hall of defeated Islamist fighters body parts

Mobile phones in hand, they wanted to record the defeat of the militants who attacked the city before rigging themselves with explosives and holing themselves up in the town hall. They died in a hail of Malian army gunfire.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:17am

The Soul of Bread

Starring: Chen Han-tien, Michelle Chen Yan-hsi, Anthony Neely Directors: Sean Kao and Lin Chun-yang Category: IIA (Mandarin, Taiwanese and English)

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Frank McCourt

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Accidental millionaire to be extradited to NZ

An accidental millionaire wanted by authorities in New Zealand for 2 1/2 years has agreed to be returned there.

Leo Gao Hui, 30, left New Zealand with his then-girlfriend Kara Hurring, 32, after Westpac Bank transferred NZ$10 million (HK$57.6 million) instead of NZ$100,000 to Gao's account as a result of a teller's 'keying error'.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Gwen Kao keen to help Alzheimer's patients after launch of charity

A foundation that will support victims of Alzeheimer's and the people who care for them was inaugurated yesterday by Gwen Kao Wong May-wan, wife of the city's best known sufferer of the disease.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Director To not so scary, says Gao

Johnnie To Kei-fung is known as a demanding filmmaker, but mainland actress Gao Yuanyuan says her first collaboration with him wasn't that daunting.

Gao (right, with To) appears in Don't Go Breaking My Heart, a romcom directed by To and Wai Ka-fai, which recently wrapped up filming in Suzhou, Jiangsu.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

School classmates of Nobel prize winner gather to sing his praises

Some 50 years after they graduated, classmates of Nobel physics laureate Charles Kao Kuen assembled yesterday to throw a celebration bash for 'the father of fibre optics' at their school, St Joseph's College, as it marks its 135th anniversary.

8 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Father of fibre optics arrives in HK

Physics laureate Charles Kao Kuen arrived in Hong Kong yesterday for a series of celebrations to mark his triumph in the 2009 Nobel Prize.

The 75-year-old physicist and his wife are here as guests of the government and Chinese University, where Kao served as vice-chancellor from 1987 to 1996.

30 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Nobel winner 'knew he would shake the world'

The wife of Nobel laureate Dr Charles Kao Kuen, the retired head of Chinese University, said her husband had predicted early in his research years that his work on optical fibre would shake the world one day.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:00am