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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Bodies of last Hong Kong balloon victims identified through DNA

The Government Laboratory received the body samples after 10pm on Saturday and announced confirmation of the victims' identities in Cairo at 5pm Hong Kong time yesterday - just hours after relatives paid a tearful pilgrimage to Luxor.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 8:35am

Hong Kong forensic experts to examine bodies of Egypt balloon accident victims

Hong Kong’s forensic experts will soon examine the bodies of nine Hong Kong tourists who died in a hot-air balloon accident earlier this week.

The experts – including a forensic pathologist and a specialist in the identification of bodies – are part of a seven-member team who arrived in Egypt on Thursday to join another team of government officers to help the victim’s families.

28 Feb 2013 - 6:55pm

How to express and dress for success

Personal branding and professional image management have long been all the rage in the West. However, in Hong Kong, general awareness is still relatively low.

3 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Rust problem means ID cards are not so smart

More and more 'smart' identity cards are becoming dumb.

Rust and other problems may be affecting the performance of the smart chips, causing rejection by automated channels supposed to hurry people through the border.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Snakeheads cheat dozens out of their SAR passports

Nearly 70 Hong Kong SAR passports have been reported lost in recent months after people unwittingly handed them to suspected 'snakeheads', or human smugglers, according to an Immigration Department investigation.

The passports were handed over by people who had been persuaded that bargain travel packages or overseas business trips would be arranged for them.

20 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Identity card glitch spells double trouble

More than one million Chinese permanent residents are potentially in trouble because a faulty registration procedure two decades ago resulted in them being given duplicate identity card numbers, according to mainland media.

24 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

SCOR model improves coffee company's efficiency

In terms of the diversity of its logistics needs, Tsit Wing Coffee is probably typical of many small and medium-sized enterprises operating in Hong Kong.

The company imports coffee beans from South America and Vietnam, tea from the mainland and Sri Lanka, and evaporated milk from Taiwan and Malaysia.

10 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Motorola deal to improve airport luggage handling

The Hong Kong International Airport is intensifying its use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology four years after introducing a HK$50 million pioneering electronic baggage-tracking system.

12 May 2009 - 12:00am

Open to abuse

The latest round of anti-government protests in Thailand caught many Hong Kong holidaymakers by surprise this Easter. According to reports, up to 8,000 Hongkongers were in Bangkok and Pattaya when the riots erupted at a regional leaders' meeting that included the Association of Southeast Asian Nations last weekend.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Suspect arrested after bogus policeman robs sex workers

A man suspected of posing as a plain-clothes policeman to rob mainland prostitutes in Yau Ma Tei was arrested in a police ambush yesterday.

Police said the 21-year-old unemployed man, a Hong Kong resident of Pakistani descent, was wearing an earphone and carrying an air pistol and a fake police warrant card when caught.

20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am