Some motorists and passers-by treated themselves to an early Christmas in Hong Kong after a road accident involving a cash transport vehicle spilled millions of dollars in bundles banknotes across a busy motorway in Wan Chai at lunchtime. Hong Kong police have asked the public to help return as much as HK$15 million which has gone missing in the frantic scramble for the loose cash following the accident. Video circulating on social media shows the scenes.
Hong Kong tram is celebrating 110th anniversary this year. SCMP talks to local history enthusiast Cheng Po-hung and takes a look at the ups and downs in the history of the city's tram.
Taiwan launches its largest ever missile ship as the island strives to modernise its armed forces in response to a perceived threat from China. (Cover photo: AFP)
From street protests to civil war, east Ukraine has undergone a year of devastating change, with fighting between Kiev and separatist forces killing more than 4,700 people.