North Korea's state-run television has broadcast a new video showing the state's leader, Kim Jong Un, at the controls of a small plane and later watching a military drill. (Photo: File/KCNA/Reuters)
Europe's biggest bank HSBC posted a 4 percent rise in first-quarter pretax profit, after investment banking revenue bounced back. The better than expected results come as HSBC considers moving its headquarters back to Asia. (Cover photo: EPA)
New regulations from the Shanghai government are taking aim at corruption with a trial scheme to ban the families of senior officials from running businesses and restricting investments. (Cover photo: Reuters)
Hong Kong-based Filipino maid survives earthquake in Nepal after her attempt to climb Himalayas Mountain
Liza Avelino, a 43-year-old Hong Kong-based domestic helper and mountaineer, tells SCMP about her attempt to climb a peak in the Himalayas and her brush with death when the earthquake hit Nepal on April 25.