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United States military green lights biggest land return on Okinawa since 1972
Islamic State planning large-scale attacks in Europe
Sony to pay US$8m to employees whose personal data were leaked online in massive security breach
Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine Senate

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said on Monday that he planned to run for a post in the influential Philippine Senate despite a lacklustre stint as a congressman.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said on Monday that he planned to run for a post in the influential Philippine Senate despite a lacklustre stint as a congressman.

Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine Senate
BHP Billiton warns against inquiry in iron ore industry by Australia would turn off China
Apple finally unveils smartwatch (but solid gold version will set you back US$17,000)

Apple launched an assault on the fledgling wearable tech market Monday, unveiling a high-end smartwatch that offers new ways to stay connected and to track health and fitness.

16 Apr 2015 - 11:30AM

Apple launched an assault on the fledgling wearable tech market Monday, unveiling a high-end smartwatch that offers new ways to stay connected and to track health and fitness.

Apple finally unveils smartwatch (but solid gold version will set you back US$17,000)
Support grows for new aviation safety measures in face of lasting MH370 mystery
One Chinese crew dead, eight missing after ships collide near Tokyo

A mainland Chinese crew member was killed and eight others were missing after their Taiwanese-owned freighter collided with another ship at the mouth of Tokyo Bay and sank yesterday.

19 Mar 2014 - 3:18AM

A mainland Chinese crew member was killed and eight others were missing after their Taiwanese-owned freighter collided with another ship at the mouth of Tokyo Bay and sank yesterday.

One Chinese crew dead, eight missing after ships collide near Tokyo
The motorcycle migration: The Chinese shunning public transport in quest to get home for Lunar New Year
Days after uncle’s execution, Kim Jong-un visits ski resort at ‘centre of world’s attention’
Twelve dead in US, Canada from storm Sandy
China's Xi, mystery 'princeling', takes top spot
France to test launch 'shooting galleries' for drug addicts
Rory McIlroy rules after stellar year
Remember the Mayan 2012 doomsday myth? Just one month to go
Swing states too close to call in early US results (live video)

CNN electoral vote projection: Romney 169, Obama 157
New York Times electoral vote projection: Romney 160, Obama 148

BBC electoral vote projection: Obama 172, Romney 163 

updated at 11:50 am HK

7 Nov 2012 - 11:52AM

CNN electoral vote projection: Romney 169, Obama 157
New York Times electoral vote projection: Romney 160, Obama 148

BBC electoral vote projection: Obama 172, Romney 163 

updated at 11:50 am HK

Swing states too close to call in early US results (live video)
Jackie Chan’s comments on ‘corrupt’ US cause internet frenzy

SCMP.com readers took to their keyboards to post a record number of comments on the story, in which the controversial star told Phoenix TV that America was "the most corrupt country in the world".

21 Jun 2018 - 2:55PM

SCMP.com readers took to their keyboards to post a record number of comments on the story, in which the controversial star told Phoenix TV that America was "the most corrupt country in the world".

Jackie Chan’s comments on ‘corrupt’ US cause internet frenzy
Artist Ai Weiwei dons gas mask as severe pollution continues to engulf China

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei joined the growing chorus of disapproval at Beijing’s air pollution this week by posing pictures of himself on Twitter wearing a gas mask.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:51PM

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei joined the growing chorus of disapproval at Beijing’s air pollution this week by posing pictures of himself on Twitter wearing a gas mask.

Artist Ai Weiwei dons gas mask as severe pollution continues to engulf China
Asian markets mostly up on hopes for US fiscal deal
Hang Seng slides 1.3pc on euro zone fears

Hong Kong shares fell 1.32 per cent on Tuesday, losing all their gains for 2013 after elections in Italy failed to produce a winner, fuelling fears of gridlock that could spark a new crisis in the euro zone.

18 Jul 2018 - 5:27PM

Hong Kong shares fell 1.32 per cent on Tuesday, losing all their gains for 2013 after elections in Italy failed to produce a winner, fuelling fears of gridlock that could spark a new crisis in the euro zone.

Hang Seng slides 1.3pc on euro zone fears
US is 'target of massive cyber-espionage from China'
Great Firewall 'upgrade' hits internet users as China prepares crackdown

China looks poised to launch another crackdown on its social networks after two newspapers carried editorials defending restrictions on the internet.

21 Jun 2018 - 2:55PM

China looks poised to launch another crackdown on its social networks after two newspapers carried editorials defending restrictions on the internet.

Great Firewall 'upgrade' hits internet users as China prepares crackdown
North Korea video depicts invasion of South, US hostages

Hundreds of North Korean paratroopers descend on Seoul. Their mission: to take thousands of US citizens living in South Korea hostage. This is the fantasy scenario at the centre of the latest propaganda video released by the government to bolster animosity towards America.

23 Mar 2013 - 12:07AM

Hundreds of North Korean paratroopers descend on Seoul. Their mission: to take thousands of US citizens living in South Korea hostage. This is the fantasy scenario at the centre of the latest propaganda video released by the government to bolster animosity towards America.

North Korea video depicts invasion of South, US hostages
Asteroid to whizz past Earth today

Nasa is keeping close tabs on a sizable asteroid set to whizz past our planet in what the US space agency says is the closest fly-by ever predicted for such a large object.

16 Feb 2013 - 1:18AM

Nasa is keeping close tabs on a sizable asteroid set to whizz past our planet in what the US space agency says is the closest fly-by ever predicted for such a large object.

Asteroid to whizz past Earth today
Steve Jobs’ yacht impounded in payment dispute
Former Sex Pistol Lydon tells Chinese fans to 'be perverse' in warm-up to Beijing, Shanghai shows
Hang Seng slips 0.5pc on Wall St lead
‘Thunderbirds’ creator Gerry Anderson dies aged 83
Chinese official sacked after receiving piggyback during visit to flood victims

A Chinese official was removed from his post on Monday after a picture of him being given a piggyback because he was wearing expensive shoes sparked an online uproar.

15 Oct 2013 - 2:19PM

A Chinese official was removed from his post on Monday after a picture of him being given a piggyback because he was wearing expensive shoes sparked an online uproar.

Chinese official sacked after receiving piggyback during visit to flood victims
‘I’ve caught this one for you!’: British ‘Batman’ hands wanted man to police