Girl, 11, dies after pet hamster bites finger

An autopsy will be conducted on the body of an 11-year-old girl who died yesterday after being bitten by a hamster at home in Ma On Shan. The asthmatic girl was bitten on the little finger of her right hand while playing with her pet in her flat at Marbella Tower in On Chun Street shortly before 12.45am.

Tuesday, 2 April, 2013, 4:35am

Rat Race to include new hamster wheel twist

Running fast used to be enough to win the Central Rat Race. But this time around, it is how quick one can roll in an inflated hamster wheel.

That is among the new challenges in the charity event on October 14, which organisers have packed with more novel and creative tests.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Interest in SPCA's adoptathon indicates things are looking up for abandoned pets

The fate of abandoned pets seemed particularly grim in the wake of last year's financial crisis, but recent response to the annual adoptathon organised by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals suggests prospects are improving.

4 May 2010 - 12:00am

Enterprise shines through recession woes

Enterprise. On the week that the local economy was declared, officially, to be shrinking, you could have been pardoned for thinking this particular 'e-word' had disappeared from the Hong Kong vernacular.

Granted, it takes two quarters of negative growth before we are officially in a recession, but, at a statistical level, the signs are not good.

30 May 1998 - 12:00am

Hamster bites the hands that feed

AN ungrateful hamster bit the hands of the schoolchildren who cared for it yesterday - and left two of its victims requiring hospital treatment.

Chung Pui-hay, nine, found the recalcitrant rodent on his way to Tsz Wan Shan Wing Kwong Primary School, Wong Tai Sin, Kowloon.

28 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Tackling a stinking problem head-on

IT is a sensitive subject, one friends and lovers hope they never have to address, but a new survey has found that most Americans believe the best way to deal with body odour is to confront the offender head on.

16 May 1994 - 12:00am