While the sale of human placenta remains illegal in Hong Kong, it was available under the counter at several traditional Chinese medicine shops approached by the Post.

Local researchers have teamed up with a private electroplating firm in Shenzhen to test out a filtering technology - said to be the first of its kind - in an effort to purify the neighbouring city's groundwater.

A baby boy whose pregnant mother was killed by a falling tree in Mid-Levels was struggling for survival last night as tree specialists called for a mandatory inspection of private trees and claimed most of those in the area were sick or poorly managed.


Flat owners and the management company of a Mid-Levels residential block could face legal action after a tree crashed down a private slope and killed a heavily pregnant woman.

The government must carry out an extensive review of work safety laws that have not been updated for over a decade, a support group for victims of industrial accidents says.

Three shopping malls have failed the test when it comes to facilities for nursing mothers - because the facilities don't exist or they have hygiene problems.

Days before the Hungry Ghost Festival, unusual photographs have surfaced of traditional Chinese folklore characters hanging around at MTR stations.

The aspirations of the city's young people are shifting from traditionally sought-after occupations like doctors and lawyers to more diverse careers such as artists, journalists and entrepreneurs, a study has shown.

The English Schools Foundation has recorded eight top scorers in the International Baccalaureate Diploma - its second-best tally of high-fliers in the Geneva-based exams.

Comix Home Base has entered the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, after winning design and urban planning accolades from local bodies including the Institute of Planners, Institute of Architects and the Quality Building Award committee.