The Spratlys Island known as Nansha in China is where Beijing has rapidly turned reefs into artificial islands, with facilities capable of military use, including extensive runways. Recently, China sent a first batch of six lighthouse watchmen to work in the disputed South China Sea.
Children with muscular diseases could have their strength boosted by a new wearable device designed by Tan Xin-yang, a Chinese student, who graduated from the Royal College of Art. The device, named Vigor, was recently shown off at London's Royal College of Art Design Show. Tan has set up a start-up to commercialise Vigor, promising a public release when an improved version is complete.
Confused by the difference between functional and geographical constituencies? Want to know the difference between the three aspects of polling - and why one is seen as undemocratic? Our explainer will get you up to speed before Hong Kong goes to the polls on September 4.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, with at least 10 people reported dead in 2 towns. The quake hit at 09:36 (HKT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, at a shallow depth of 10km. The quake caused serious damage to a number of small towns and villages but more heavily populated were not affected.