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Hong Kong-registered oil tanker attacked by pirates off Nigeria, 19 crew kidnapped

The Nave Constellation seized by pirates while fully loaded after leaving offshore oil rig in perilous Gulf of Guinea.

7 Dec 2019 - 12:59AM

The Nave Constellation seized by pirates while fully loaded after leaving offshore oil rig in perilous Gulf of Guinea.

Hong Kong-registered oil tanker attacked by pirates off Nigeria, 19 crew kidnapped
Three Hong Kong flats targeted in HK$850,000 blitz, as burglaries soar during months of protests

Thieves strike at homes in Causeway Bay and Lam Tin, where they make off with cash and valuables. Burglaries are up 90 per cent as the force diverts resources to handling demonstrations.

6 Dec 2019 - 4:35PM

Thieves strike at homes in Causeway Bay and Lam Tin, where they make off with cash and valuables. Burglaries are up 90 per cent as the force diverts resources to handling demonstrations.

Three Hong Kong flats targeted in HK$850,000 blitz, as burglaries soar during months of protests
Dangerous chemicals found in park, sparking police probe into links with Hong Kong protesters

Hong Kong police are investigating if some 59 bottles of dangerous chemicals found in a Tsuen Wan park are linked to anti-government protests.

5 Dec 2019 - 10:57PM

Hong Kong police are investigating if some 59 bottles of dangerous chemicals found in a Tsuen Wan park are linked to anti-government protests.

Dangerous chemicals found in park, sparking police probe into links with Hong Kong protesters
Photograph of Hong Kong policewoman sitting on 14-year-old who was resisting arrest goes viral

Officers say schoolgirl resisted arrest after police swooped on group of students who blocked road and vandalised bus in To Kwa Wan.

5 Dec 2019 - 8:36AM

Officers say schoolgirl resisted arrest after police swooped on group of students who blocked road and vandalised bus in To Kwa Wan.

Photograph of Hong Kong policewoman sitting on 14-year-old who was resisting arrest goes viral
Hong Kong police open fire during street arrest of suspected robbery gang in Ho Man Tin

One live round fired but no one injured when force’s hit team intercepts two vehicles in Ho Man Tin street. Seven men arrested.

3 Dec 2019 - 10:55PM

One live round fired but no one injured when force’s hit team intercepts two vehicles in Ho Man Tin street. Seven men arrested.

Hong Kong police open fire during street arrest of suspected robbery gang in Ho Man Tin
Emergency services evacuate ferry after engine fire leaves it drifting in Hong Kong waters

Crew use fire extinguishers during incident on New World First Ferry ship.

3 Dec 2019 - 4:11PM

Crew use fire extinguishers during incident on New World First Ferry ship.

Emergency services evacuate ferry after engine fire leaves it drifting in Hong Kong waters
Second armed robbery in less than 24 hours nets Hong Kong thieves HK$3 million in valuables

Two suspects used sledgehammer to break cabinets in Sham Shui Po jewellery store in raid that came day after gang escaped with HK$2 million worth of valuables from To Kwa Wan shop.

3 Dec 2019 - 6:25AM

Two suspects used sledgehammer to break cabinets in Sham Shui Po jewellery store in raid that came day after gang escaped with HK$2 million worth of valuables from To Kwa Wan shop.

Second armed robbery in less than 24 hours nets Hong Kong thieves HK$3 million in valuables
Hong Kong customs seizes HK$50 million worth of smuggled frozen meat bound for mainland China in largest bust of its kind for a decade

Tax-dodging gang in Hong Kong sought to evade tariffs, including those imposed during US-China trade war, by shipping 540 tonnes of frozen beef and offal to Guandong.

29 Nov 2019 - 11:16PM

Tax-dodging gang in Hong Kong sought to evade tariffs, including those imposed during US-China trade war, by shipping 540 tonnes of frozen beef and offal to Guandong.

Hong Kong customs seizes HK$50 million worth of smuggled frozen meat bound for mainland China in largest bust of its kind for a decade
Hong Kong police hunt two men over Tsim Sha Tsui robbery of HK$15 million

Mainland Chinese men had their cash-filled suitcase stolen by group wielding a knife and a wooden rod. Number of robberies and burglaries reported is up, with police resources stretched by anti-government protests.

28 Nov 2019 - 10:00PM

Mainland Chinese men had their cash-filled suitcase stolen by group wielding a knife and a wooden rod. Number of robberies and burglaries reported is up, with police resources stretched by anti-government protests.

Hong Kong police hunt two men over Tsim Sha Tsui robbery of HK$15 million
Syndicate that conned 139 women in love scams busted in joint operation by police from Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore

The group conned US$4.34 million from women across Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore.

28 Nov 2019 - 11:32PM

The group conned US$4.34 million from women across Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore.

Syndicate that conned 139 women in love scams busted in joint operation by police from Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia and Singapore
Two Hong Kong secondary school students arrested over substance suspected to be powerful explosive TATP

Form Six pupil, 18, had shown powder wrapped in aluminium foil to teacher at lunchtime, while younger schoolmate found with similar item.

28 Nov 2019 - 11:59AM

Form Six pupil, 18, had shown powder wrapped in aluminium foil to teacher at lunchtime, while younger schoolmate found with similar item.

Two Hong Kong secondary school students arrested over substance suspected to be powerful explosive TATP
Polytechnic University siege: Hong Kong police to enter campus to remove weapons, dangerous substances and gather evidence of vandalism

Two teams from Polytechnic University have failed to convince any last holdouts to leave the site.

28 Nov 2019 - 8:04AM

Two teams from Polytechnic University have failed to convince any last holdouts to leave the site.

Polytechnic University siege: Hong Kong police to enter campus to remove weapons, dangerous substances and gather evidence of vandalism
Hong Kong protests: man beaten by baton-wielding gang in Sheung Shui

Officer from police’s public relations branch says model of extendable baton ‘entirely different’ from one used by force when asked whether plain-clothes officers had carried out attack

15 Nov 2019 - 12:14AM

Officer from police’s public relations branch says model of extendable baton ‘entirely different’ from one used by force when asked whether plain-clothes officers had carried out attack

Hong Kong protests: man beaten by baton-wielding gang in Sheung Shui
Elderly man clings to life after being hit in head by brick thrown by Hong Kong protesters during clash with residents in Sheung Shui

Man, 70, in critical condition after hit by a hurled brick – the second life-threatening attack by protesters since Monday.

14 Nov 2019 - 6:22AM

Man, 70, in critical condition after hit by a hurled brick – the second life-threatening attack by protesters since Monday.

Elderly  man clings to life after being hit in head by brick thrown by Hong Kong protesters during clash with residents in Sheung Shui
Hong Kong father of two ‘burned alive’ after chasing protesters at MTR station in grisly act of violence police classify as attempted murder

Lee Chi-cheung, a 57-year-old father of two daughters, now fighting for his life in hospital with severe burns to nearly 30 per cent of his body.

15 Nov 2019 - 5:26PM

Lee Chi-cheung, a 57-year-old father of two daughters, now fighting for his life in hospital with severe burns to nearly 30 per cent of his body.

Hong Kong father of two ‘burned alive’ after chasing protesters at MTR station in grisly act of violence police classify as attempted murder
Hong Kong police launch manhunt after robbers grab HK$10 million in watches during daylight raid

Robbers struck at Yau Ma Tei store on Friday lunchtime and fled before officers arrived.

8 Nov 2019 - 7:45PM

Robbers struck at Yau Ma Tei store on Friday lunchtime and fled before officers arrived.

Hong Kong police launch manhunt after robbers grab HK$10 million in watches during daylight raid
Hong Kong road worker hit by car becomes third fatality in four months on deadly stretch of road

Chan Chi-hang was working on the Tsing Long Highway near Tai Lam Tunnel when he was hit by car, and driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving causing death.

8 Nov 2019 - 11:08PM

Chan Chi-hang was working on the Tsing Long Highway near Tai Lam Tunnel when he was hit by car, and driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and dangerous driving causing death.

Hong Kong road worker hit by car becomes third fatality in four months on deadly stretch of road
Wife of man who sparked Hong Kong’s largest financial probe in decades injured in knife attack in Tai Po

Fifty-five-year-old woman was in a car when another vehicle rammed hers and a masked attacker emerged.

7 Nov 2019 - 11:21PM

Fifty-five-year-old woman was in a car when another vehicle rammed hers and a masked attacker emerged.

Wife of man who sparked Hong Kong’s largest financial probe in decades injured in knife attack in Tai Po
Hong Kong fatal fire: emergency hose reel ‘fails’ when resident tries to put out tower block blaze

Neighbour says he could not get the water pump to work when responding to screams from mother of victim who died in blaze aged 23. Task force investigating lack of water supply to the hose reel.

7 Nov 2019 - 11:00PM

Neighbour says he could not get the water pump to work when responding to screams from mother of victim who died in blaze aged 23. Task force investigating lack of water supply to the hose reel.

Hong Kong fatal fire: emergency hose reel ‘fails’ when resident tries to put out tower block blaze
Lavish house on The Peak in Hong Kong burgled, with police focused on protests

Thief strikes in one of the world’s most expensive property locations amid 50 per cent rise in burglaries.

6 Nov 2019 - 11:00PM

Thief strikes in one of the world’s most expensive property locations amid 50 per cent rise in burglaries.

Lavish house on The Peak in Hong Kong burgled, with police focused on protests
Knife attack on Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho sparks security concerns ahead of district council elections

Stabbing of pro-establishment lawmaker, which left four injured including suspect, triggers speculation over whether district council elections will be postponed.

7 Nov 2019 - 9:03AM

Stabbing of pro-establishment lawmaker, which left four injured including suspect, triggers speculation over whether district council elections will be postponed.

Knife attack on Hong Kong lawmaker Junius Ho sparks security concerns ahead of district council elections
Hong Kong man in critical condition after being run off the road and stabbed by masked attackers

The Audi that the victim was travelling in was run off the road by two other cars, then he was viciously set upon

5 Nov 2019 - 10:48PM

The Audi that the victim was travelling in was run off the road by two other cars, then he was viciously set upon

Hong Kong man in critical condition after being run off the road and stabbed by masked attackers
Taiwanese robbery suspect flees Hong Kong in echoes of Chan Tong-kai case that led to extradition bill, protest crisis

Suspect lands in Hong Kong, steals watches worth HK$1 million at gunpoint and returns to Taiwan within 24 hours. Government source says prosecution unlikely because of city’s lack of extradition agreement with self-ruled island.

5 Nov 2019 - 10:51PM

Suspect lands in Hong Kong, steals watches worth HK$1 million at gunpoint and returns to Taiwan within 24 hours. Government source says prosecution unlikely because of city’s lack of extradition agreement with self-ruled island.

Taiwanese robbery suspect flees Hong Kong in echoes of Chan Tong-kai case that led to extradition bill, protest crisis
Hong Kong police walk out of their press conference after journalists stage silent protest accusing force of violence and lies

Six journalists from Stand News, RTHK, Ming Pao, AM730, Initium and Inmedia attend briefing wearing helmets with slogans that call on officers to ‘stop violence and stop telling lies’.

5 Nov 2019 - 2:46PM

Six journalists from Stand News, RTHK, Ming Pao, AM730, Initium and Inmedia attend briefing wearing helmets with slogans that call on officers to ‘stop violence and stop telling lies’.

Hong Kong police walk out of their press conference after journalists stage silent protest accusing force of violence and lies
Hong Kong police criticised over close-range use of pepper spray but force insiders say weapon has to target people’s faces to be effective

Several protesters and journalists were seen being pepper-sprayed in the face during protests in Central and Mong Kok on Thursday.

3 Nov 2019 - 5:20PM

Several protesters and journalists were seen being pepper-sprayed in the face during protests in Central and Mong Kok on Thursday.

Hong Kong police criticised over close-range use of pepper spray but force insiders say weapon has to target people’s faces to be effective
Mask ban means Hong Kong police could start removing Halloween make-up, with anti-government protest heading for Lan Kwai Fong

Anti-government activists plan march to Lan Kwai Fong, the nightlife area where a large Halloween party is an annual fixture. Sources within the force say officers could ask anyone suspicious to remove all face coverings to check their identity.

31 Oct 2019 - 1:31PM

Anti-government activists plan march to Lan Kwai Fong, the nightlife area where a large Halloween party is an annual fixture. Sources within the force say officers could ask anyone suspicious to remove all face coverings to check their identity.

Mask ban means Hong Kong police could start removing Halloween make-up, with anti-government protest heading for Lan Kwai Fong
Hong Kong nightlife district Lan Kwai Fong fears Halloween revellers will be scared off as police reinforce numbers ahead of expected protest march

Lan Kwai Fong braces as police plan to station about 3,000 riot officers and three water cannons on Hong Kong Island while Ocean Park cancels its signature seasonal event.

31 Oct 2019 - 4:35PM

Lan Kwai Fong braces as police plan to station about 3,000 riot officers and three water cannons on Hong Kong Island while Ocean Park cancels its signature seasonal event.

Hong Kong nightlife district Lan Kwai Fong fears Halloween revellers will be scared off as police reinforce numbers ahead of expected protest march
Burglaries and break-ins soar as Hong Kong police are left short-handed battling anti-government protests, but crime down 7.2 per cent overall, force says

Vehicle thefts and robberies also on the up, but serious crime such as murder and rape in Hong Kong falls as force says crime overall is down more than 7 per cent.

30 Oct 2019 - 10:48PM

Vehicle thefts and robberies also on the up, but serious crime such as murder and rape in Hong Kong falls as force says crime overall is down more than 7 per cent.

Burglaries and break-ins soar as Hong Kong police are left short-handed battling anti-government protests, but crime down 7.2 per cent overall, force says
Hong Kong police hunt for wheel-tampering robbers that targeted Sai Kung bakery owner in dawn attack

Victim tried to drive off in his Land Rover, but found the rear wheel had been tampered with, before masked culprits threatened him with a knife and stole HK$90,000

29 Oct 2019 - 11:11PM

Victim tried to drive off in his Land Rover, but found the rear wheel had been tampered with, before masked culprits threatened him with a knife and stole HK$90,000

Hong Kong police hunt for wheel-tampering robbers that targeted Sai Kung bakery owner in dawn attack
Democracy activist Joshua Wong slams ‘politically driven decision’ to bar him from running in Hong Kong district council election

Former student leader of the 2014 Occupy movement ‘cannot possibly’ comply with election laws, says government, citing his former advocacy of self-determination.

30 Oct 2019 - 12:13AM

Former student leader of the 2014 Occupy movement ‘cannot possibly’ comply with election laws, says government, citing his former advocacy of self-determination.

Democracy activist Joshua Wong slams ‘politically driven decision’ to bar him from running in Hong Kong district council election