A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, at least 10 dead

Legco elections explained in three minutes: how Hong Kong’s system works

China’s richest man expects Hollywood deals

Blast kills one, wounds 30 in southern Thailand

A strong earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, at least 10 dead

August 24, 2016

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.

Legco elections explained in three minutes: how Hong Kong’s system works

August 23, 2016

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.

China’s richest man expects Hollywood deals

August 24, 2016

“My goal is to buy Hollywood companies and bring their technology and capability to China.” Wang Jianlin, chairman of real estate and entertainment conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group Co and China’s richest man, says he expects to announce two billion-dollar film-related deals this year.

Blast kills one, wounds 30 in southern Thailand

August 24, 2016

Thai police say one person has been killed and 30 wounded by a bomb blast near a hotel in southern Thailand's town of Pattani. Two explosions went off on Tuesday night near the Southern View Hotel in the town of Pattani - one in the hotel car park, and another from a truck near the hotel entrance.