Paper talk

Singapore party man George Yeo is on Hong Kong's new Economic Development Commission

Cracks have been found in dozens of village houses at Pat Heung, Yuen Long, probably caused by the drilling and blasting involved in excavating tunnels for the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 2:40am

Swiss authorities probe Filipino 'nurse' over Facebook corpse pictures

A Swiss tabloid newspaper identified this woman as the Filipino wife of a Swiss man.

Swiss prosecutors opened a criminal investigation after an alleged care-home nurse posted pictures of herself on Facebook sitting next to the corpse of an old woman.

3 Mar 2013 - 6:30am

Talking points

Yang Jiechi

A ballot to decide the successful applicants for the revised Home Ownership Scheme will be drawn today. The draw will choose the 5,000 - 4,500 families and 500 singles - who are eligible to buy second-hand HOS flats without paying the Housing Authority's premium.

18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am

Australian regulator opens probe into royal prank station

Australia's media watchdog launched on Thursday an investigation into the broadcast of a prank call, from broadcaster 2Day FM, to the London hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine. AFPPhoto: AFP

Australia’s media watchdog on Thursday launched an investigation into the broadcast of a prank call to the London hospital treating Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine.

13 Dec 2012 - 11:32am

Royal prank station under pressure over who gave call clearance

Rhys Holleran, CEO of Southern Cross Austereo, the parent company of Sydney's 2Day FM radio station, attends a press conference in Melbourne on Saturday. Photo: AFP

An Australian radio network came under media pressure on Tuesday to fully explain who cleared the broadcast of a royal prank call, as the family of a dead nurse embroiled in the hoax appeared in public.

11 Dec 2012 - 12:48pm 1 comment

Tearful Australian radio host sorry for nurse’s family in UK

Sydney radio station 2Day FM presenters Michael Christian (left) and Mel Greig are interviewed by Tracy Grimshaw on Monday. Photo: AFP

One of the Australian radio presenters who made a prank call to a London hospital treating Prince William’s wife Kate on Monday sobbed as she recalled hearing the news that a nurse had been found dead.

10 Dec 2012 - 3:41pm

British police contact Australian police over hoax

A bunch of flowers is left outside the nurses accommodation block by colleagues near the King Edward VII hospital in central London on Saturday in memory of nurse Jacintha Saldanha who was found dead the previous day. Photo: AFP

British police say they have contacted Australian authorities about a possible investigation into an Australian radio station’s hoax call to a UK hospital.

The callers impersonated Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles and received confidential details about the former Kate Middleton’s medical information. The call was recorded and broadcast.

9 Dec 2012 - 8:29pm

Radio hosts taken off air after death of royals' nurse Jacintha Saldanha

Michael Christian and Mel Greig.

Two Australian radio presenters who made a hoax call to the English hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife, Catherine, were taken off the air yesterday after the nurse who took the call was found dead in a suspected suicide.

9 Dec 2012 - 7:32am

Royal hoax presenters off show until further notice: station

Royal hoax presenters off show until further notice: station

Two Australian radio presenters who duped a nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine will not return “until further notice”, their station said Saturday after the woman was found dead.

8 Dec 2012 - 3:45am

Nurse in Kate royal hoax call found dead: hospital

The King Edward VII hospital

A nurse at the hospital which treated Prince William’s pregnant wife Catherine was found dead on Friday, days after being duped by a hoax call from an Australian radio station, the hospital said.

The private King Edward VII hospital named the nurse as Jacintha Saldanha, who had worked there for four years, and said it had learned of her “tragic death” with “very deep sadness.”

7 Dec 2012 - 11:59pm

Tough registration for nurses

Rachel Chan, a Canadian nurse who has spent two years battling with Hong Kong's Nursing Council in getting a HK license. Photo: SCMP

Because of a staff shortage, Hong Kong's Hospital Authority has been hiring overseas nurses.

I applied for a nursing post as I was ready to move back to Hong Kong in June.

I felt all I needed to do at that time was to get my name put back on the Nursing Council of Hong Kong's register in order to practise as a nurse in the SAR.

27 Nov 2012 - 4:39am

Shot in arm for health jobs

Nurses, physiotherapists, paramedics, administators The Hospital Authority

To run Hong Kong's public hospitals, the Hospital Authority needs over 60,000 staff, of which seven to eight per cent need replacing every year because of turnover, retirement and the opening of new services.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

7 nurses victims of hospital violence

In two separate and unrelated incidents on Tuesday night, seven nurses at hospitals in Shanghai and the southwestern city of Kunming were attacked by angry fathers upset at the way their children had been cared for - the latest in a series of confrontations underscoring tensions between medical staff and patients.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:56pm

Weeping nurse recalls sex assault

The sexual assault trial of a Queen Elizabeth Hospital doctor began yesterday with a nurse fighting back tears as she described how the defendant repeatedly pressed his genitals against her during work.

The nurse told Kowloon City Court that Dr Allan So Cheuk-wai, 35, attacked her three times within a year while she was on duty.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

The official report's findings

1 Fractures on Li's neck and bleeding fit the characteristics of hanging

2 There are many ways to hang oneself, as blood circulation to the brain will stop when one's neck receives 17kg of pressure. People have been hanged in postures that include standing, sitting or even lying down

4 No visible mechanical injuries on the surface of the body or inner organs

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am