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OCCUPY CENTRAL - NIGHT FOUR: Full coverage of all the night's events

Protests are expected to ramp up a gear today after student leaders set CY Leung a deadline this evening to resign before they start occupying government buildings.

8 Oct 2014 - 2:04PM

Protests are expected to ramp up a gear today after student leaders set CY Leung a deadline this evening to resign before they start occupying government buildings.

OCCUPY CENTRAL - NIGHT FOUR: Full coverage of all the night's events
Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment

The vast majority of former drug users found to have hepatitis C in a screening programme did not take up an offer of treatment - with many apparently unwilling to take time off work to treat the disease, a Chinese University study has revealed.

18 Jul 2014 - 5:16AM

The vast majority of former drug users found to have hepatitis C in a screening programme did not take up an offer of treatment - with many apparently unwilling to take time off work to treat the disease, a Chinese University study has revealed.

Ex-drug users shun hepatitis treatment
Transparency on hospital charges is just part of big health-sector overhaul

A move to force private hospitals to be more transparent on charges is just part of a drive to radically reform the medical sector and encourage patients to go private, government sources say.

17 Jul 2014 - 4:23AM

A move to force private hospitals to be more transparent on charges is just part of a drive to radically reform the medical sector and encourage patients to go private, government sources say.

Transparency on hospital charges is just part of big health-sector overhaul
Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence

Two people remained in hospital last night after air turbulence tossed passengers and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20.

17 Jul 2014 - 7:25AM

Two people remained in hospital last night after air turbulence tossed passengers and crew around a Hong Kong-bound jet yesterday, injuring 20.

Passengers thrown about Hong Kong-bound plane by turbulence
Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

Unicef and other groups advocating breastfeeding yesterday urged the health minister to introduce immediate regulations on baby formula marketing in the face of what he termed "quite severe" opposition.

16 Jul 2014 - 4:15AM

Unicef and other groups advocating breastfeeding yesterday urged the health minister to introduce immediate regulations on baby formula marketing in the face of what he termed "quite severe" opposition.

Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements
Scholarism leader Joshua Wong planning to appeal some DSE exam results

Teenage Scholarism leader Joshua Wong revealed that he plans to appeal some of his DSE exam results and that he was 'disappointed' in his Liberal Studies grade.

20 Jun 2018 - 4:56PM

Teenage Scholarism leader Joshua Wong revealed that he plans to appeal some of his DSE exam results and that he was 'disappointed' in his Liberal Studies grade.

Scholarism leader Joshua Wong planning to appeal some DSE exam results
Young cancer survivor awarded for being inspiration to other patients

Cancer survivor Lam Yi-ning is only 12 years old, but she was rewarded for being an inspiration to others suffering from the disease - including her former teacher.

14 Jul 2014 - 5:57AM

Cancer survivor Lam Yi-ning is only 12 years old, but she was rewarded for being an inspiration to others suffering from the disease - including her former teacher.

Young cancer survivor awarded for being inspiration to other patients
Women, watch your step: Apple store, Legco and courts identified in new 'up-skirt blackspot' list

Law courts, the government headquarters and the Legislative Council are among 19 newly identified locations where women wearing skirts can be exposed to peeping Toms, a political party has warned.

14 Jul 2014 - 7:29AM

Law courts, the government headquarters and the Legislative Council are among 19 newly identified locations where women wearing skirts can be exposed to peeping Toms, a political party has warned.

Women, watch your step: Apple store, Legco and courts identified in new 'up-skirt blackspot' list
Caught filthy-handed: single men have the worst toilet hygiene habits, survey finds

Smaller proportion of men than women say they always wash their hands after using toilet, handling rubbish or sneezing: government study

11 Jul 2014 - 3:50AM

Smaller proportion of men than women say they always wash their hands after using toilet, handling rubbish or sneezing: government study

Caught filthy-handed: single men have the worst toilet hygiene habits, survey finds
Woman, 88, jailed for 9 days after attacking roommate with scissors in toilet row

A veteran magistrate was left at a loss over how to punish an 88-year-old woman who attacked her 86-year-old roommate with scissors during an argument over their shared toilet.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

A veteran magistrate was left at a loss over how to punish an 88-year-old woman who attacked her 86-year-old roommate with scissors during an argument over their shared toilet.

Woman, 88, jailed for 9 days after attacking roommate with scissors in toilet row
Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease

HKUST team identify protein and plant molecule which could help to slow progress of one of the leading causes of immobility and death among elderly people.

8 Jul 2014 - 10:23AM

HKUST team identify protein and plant molecule which could help to slow progress of one of the leading causes of immobility and death among elderly people.

Hong Kong researchers may have found way to combat Alzheimer's disease
Health Authority to look into expired sutures use at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital last year, and see if there is a way to prevent it from happening again.

7 Jul 2014 - 5:43AM

The health minister says he will find out why expired surgical sutures were used on 239 patients at Queen Elizabeth Hospital last year, and see if there is a way to prevent it from happening again.

Health Authority to look into expired sutures use at Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Darkest year 'in decades' for Hong Kong press: Journalists Association

Press freedom has reached its lowest level in decades, says the Journalists Association, with violence, financial pressure and a reliance by the government on anonymous sources taking their toll.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

Press freedom has reached its lowest level in decades, says the Journalists Association, with violence, financial pressure and a reliance by the government on anonymous sources taking their toll.

Darkest year 'in decades' for Hong Kong press: Journalists Association
Measures to save rare dolphins 'not enough'

Members of the Country and Marine Parks Board have voiced concerns about the lack of measures to mitigate the negative environmental impact that the construction of the planned third airport runway will bring.

4 Jul 2014 - 5:04AM

Members of the Country and Marine Parks Board have voiced concerns about the lack of measures to mitigate the negative environmental impact that the construction of the planned third airport runway will bring.

Measures to save rare dolphins 'not enough'
Hong Kong anti-drugs body pushes drug testing, despite opposition

A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong opposition" in a public consultation exercise.

3 Jul 2014 - 8:32AM

A government plan to give police wider powers to test people suspected to be using drugs faced "strong opposition" in a public consultation exercise.

Hong Kong anti-drugs body pushes drug testing, despite opposition
Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer

Being diagnosed with breast cancer gives rise to fears and feelings that touch on the most basic levels of what it is to be a woman and to be facing a disease that has the potential to prove fatal, says Eliza Fok Ho Yi-wah.

2 Jul 2014 - 3:16AM

Being diagnosed with breast cancer gives rise to fears and feelings that touch on the most basic levels of what it is to be a woman and to be facing a disease that has the potential to prove fatal, says Eliza Fok Ho Yi-wah.

Putting fears into words to help fight breast cancer
Father questions hospital treatment after boy, 8, dies of encephalitis

The father of an eight-year-old boy who died from encephalitis on Sunday has questioned whether an oversight by doctors at the Prince of Wales Hospital led to his son's death.

20 Jun 2018 - 5:12PM

The father of an eight-year-old boy who died from encephalitis on Sunday has questioned whether an oversight by doctors at the Prince of Wales Hospital led to his son's death.

Father questions hospital treatment after boy, 8, dies of encephalitis
Carnival spirit for most part despite the slow progress

Angered by the State Council's white paper declaring its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the city, and by the dysfunctional legislature, some also said they would join the overnight sit-in by student activists.

2 Jul 2014 - 5:58PM

Angered by the State Council's white paper declaring its "comprehensive jurisdiction" over the city, and by the dysfunctional legislature, some also said they would join the overnight sit-in by student activists.

Carnival spirit for most part despite the slow progress
Some Hongkongers choose flags, dancing and music to mark handover

While hundreds of thousands took to the streets to express their opposition to the government, others attended handover celebrations, concerts and dance events. 

2 Jul 2014 - 4:23AM

While hundreds of thousands took to the streets to express their opposition to the government, others attended handover celebrations, concerts and dance events. 

Some Hongkongers choose flags, dancing and music to mark handover
Democracy rally kicks off July 1 day of protest in Hong Kong as CY Leung calls for 'stability'

Members of League of Social Democrats call for open elections and burn image of chief executive outside flag-raising ceremony, as up to half a million prepare to take to the streets. 

15 Jun 2018 - 10:51AM

Members of League of Social Democrats call for open elections and burn image of chief executive outside flag-raising ceremony, as up to half a million prepare to take to the streets. 

Democracy rally kicks off July 1 day of protest in Hong Kong as CY Leung calls for 'stability'
Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow

Hongkongers must decide now whether they are prepared to pay for a new retirement plan, an expert appointed to study the issue said.

30 Jun 2014 - 8:52AM

Hongkongers must decide now whether they are prepared to pay for a new retirement plan, an expert appointed to study the issue said.

Crunch time for new pension plan, says Professor Nelson Chow
Mainland customs impounds Occupy Central voting booths and ballot boxes

Mainland customs officers have confiscated a shipment of materials intended for use in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum, disrupting the preparation of nine new polling stations.

20 Jun 2018 - 3:48PM

Mainland customs officers have confiscated a shipment of materials intended for use in Occupy Central's unofficial referendum, disrupting the preparation of nine new polling stations.

Mainland customs impounds Occupy Central voting booths and ballot boxes
'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts as fares go up 3.6pc

Lawmakers have hit out at the MTR Corporation's 3.6 per cent fare rise and urged it to offer more concessions when the increase takes effect on Sunday.

24 Jun 2014 - 3:34AM

Lawmakers have hit out at the MTR Corporation's 3.6 per cent fare rise and urged it to offer more concessions when the increase takes effect on Sunday.

'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts as fares go up 3.6pc
Planned innovation bureau will show the way to go in research

The planned innovation and technology bureau is necessary to improve scientific development in the city, a University of Hong Kong scientist says.

23 Jun 2014 - 4:57AM

The planned innovation and technology bureau is necessary to improve scientific development in the city, a University of Hong Kong scientist says.

Planned innovation bureau will show the way to go in research
Women need new ways to quit smoking

Hong Kong's growing numbers of female smokers need a different approach than men to help them quit.

20 Jun 2014 - 8:02AM

Hong Kong's growing numbers of female smokers need a different approach than men to help them quit.

Women need new ways to quit smoking
Families may be spared moving ashes of loved ones from unlicensed columbaria

Government announces exceptions to licensing plans, meaning relatives could avoid having to remove urns. 

19 Jun 2014 - 9:00AM

Government announces exceptions to licensing plans, meaning relatives could avoid having to remove urns. 

Families may be spared moving ashes of loved ones from unlicensed columbaria
Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

The government has drawn its poverty line for adults living alone at just half their actual cost of living, a leading charity says.

18 Jun 2014 - 8:04AM

The government has drawn its poverty line for adults living alone at just half their actual cost of living, a leading charity says.

Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam
Watchdog warns of money-changer scam that leaves customers short-changed

A foreign-exchange scam has emerged in the city, with crooked money-changers verbally quoting one rate to customers before using a less favourable rate to calculate the actual sum paid over.

17 Jun 2014 - 6:11PM

A foreign-exchange scam has emerged in the city, with crooked money-changers verbally quoting one rate to customers before using a less favourable rate to calculate the actual sum paid over.

Watchdog warns of money-changer scam that leaves customers short-changed
Experts get bad vibrations from exercise fad

The fad for exercising on vibrating platforms which claim to multiply the fat-burning benefits of a traditional workout has raised concerns among experts.

17 Jun 2014 - 3:36AM

The fad for exercising on vibrating platforms which claim to multiply the fat-burning benefits of a traditional workout has raised concerns among experts.

Experts get bad vibrations from exercise fad
Parents warned to beware of substandard baby strollers on sale in Hong Kong

Some baby strollers on sale in Hong Kong risk folding up suddenly or trapping tiny fingers or toes, safety tests by the consumer watchdog have shown.

17 Jun 2014 - 11:03AM

Some baby strollers on sale in Hong Kong risk folding up suddenly or trapping tiny fingers or toes, safety tests by the consumer watchdog have shown.

Parents warned to beware of substandard baby strollers on sale in Hong Kong