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English Premier League - the Big Picture

English Premier League - the Big Picture

Since being established in 1992-93, it has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Here we take a look at the league’s past and present and the impact it has had around the world.

Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 10:59am

The battles, weapons and casualties of the Korean War

The battles, weapons and casualties of the Korean War

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean war, which lasted from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. It was a conflict caused by a divided peninsula, in which both sides wanted reunification but with their respective political beliefs. Here, we look at the timeline of the battles, the weapons used and the casualties that resulted from it.

12 Sep 2013 - 10:36am 1 comment

A historical look at aviation accidents

'The Way of the Intercepting Fist': Also known as jeet kune do, it is a hybrid of different martial arts and philosopies founded by Lee. It promotes minimalism in combat and fluidity.

On July 6, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. This accident injured more than 180 people and killed two. This was the Boeing 777's first crash involving fatalities since it began commercial service in 1995. Here we look at the history of aviation accidents and what causes them.

 

12 Sep 2013 - 11:03am

July 2, 2013 is World UFO Day

July 2, 2013 is World UFO Day

July 2, 2013 is World UFO Day, where like-minded people would celebrate the unidentified flying object (UFO) phenomenon. Whether you are a believer or a naysayer, it is undeniable how much impact these "flying saucers" have on shaping post-Cold War culture.

 

12 Sep 2013 - 3:53pm

Russell Street in Hong Kong more expensive than New York's Fifth Avenue

Russell Street in Hong Kong more expensive than New York's Fifth Avenue

Russell Street in Causeway Bay surpassed New York's Fifth Avene last year to become the world's most expensive shopping street. Here we examine just how much money has been spent to ensure a spot in the city with the highest prime retail rent.

 

 

12 Sep 2013 - 11:01am

Hongkongers' sense of Chinese identity falls to 14-year low

Interactive infographic: Hongkongers' sense of Chinese identity falls to 14-year low

A survey by University of Hong Kong's Popular Opinion Programme has found the percentage of Hongkongers identifying themselves as "Chinese" at the lowest level in 14 years. Thirty-eight per cent of the 1,055 people polled identified themselves as "Hongkongers," with 23 per cent saying they were "Chinese."

 

12 Sep 2013 - 1:30pm 2 comments

Edward Snowden's options in possible extradition

Edward Snowden's options in possible extradition

Possible options available to US whistle-blower Edward Snowden in his fight to remain in Hong Kong.

12 Sep 2013 - 11:04am

Beating the drum on Dragon Boat Festival

Beating the drum on Dragon Boat Festival

Also known as the Tuen Ng Festival in Hong Kong, today's Dragon Boat Festival takes place each year on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, and celebrates the legend of Qu Yuan during the Warring States Period. People observe the occasion by eating rice dumpings and racing dragon boats, which demands great strength, endurance and team work.

 

27 Feb 2014 - 2:16pm

The allure of climbing Mount Everest

The allure of climbing Mount Everest

Sixty years ago, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, known as Qomolangma in China and Chomolungma in Tibet. Their bavery and resilience set an example for many other adventurers in the following decades.

12 Sep 2013 - 10:45am

Rain patterns in Hong Kong

Rain patterns in Hong Kong

May marks the start of the monsoon season, when umbrellas and wellington boots are everywhere and sunshine is a novelty. Tropical cyclones and typhoons will soon follow, dominating the skies and news channels. Here we look at some of the wettest and driest days since 1990.

 

12 Sep 2013 - 11:06am

Breast cancer in Hong Kong

Breast cancer in Hong Kong

Angelina Jolie recently revealed that due to her defective gene BRCA1, she has undergone a preventive double mastectomy to reduce the risk of getting breast cancer from 87 per cent to 5 per cent. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women.

12 Sep 2013 - 11:06am

Entomophagy, the consumption of insects as food

Entomophagy, the consumption of insects as food

The UN Food and Agricuture Organisation has just published a report on the promotion of entomophagy - the consumption of insects as food. It is a practice that has been around for millenia. Artistotle having waxed lyrical on cicada many a centuries ago.

12 Sep 2013 - 11:06am

May 12, 2008, Sichuan earthquake in context

May 12, 2008, Sichuan earthquake in context

The devastating earthquake that struck Sichuan province five years ago marked one of a series in the earthquake-prone region. The earthquake occurred in an area that is deforming as two tectonic plates - the Indian plate and the Eurasian plate - collide.

12 Sep 2013 - 11:06am

Activists up in arms over 3D-printed plastic gun

Activists up in arms over 3D-printed plastic gun

Computer blueprints to create a plastic handgun almost entirely from parts made with a 3D printer have gone online, alarming gun control advocates after it was successfully test-fired by its inventor.

8 May 2013 - 10:43am

Cyclists blame policy for keeping bikes off public transport

Cyclists blame policy for keeping bikes off public transport

Government policy that discourages cycling in Hong Kong is also keeping bicycles off public transport, cyclists say. Train and bus operators accept bicycles but impose strict size limits and while most ferry companies allow bikes on board, some charge an extra fee.

7 May 2013 - 8:36am

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