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Save the Children calls off Hong Kong fundraising dinner over ‘safety concerns’

Last-minute decision made because of fears for the ‘safety and well-being of the guests’ and 100 children who were to perform at the event.

20 Sep 2019 - 2:01AM

Last-minute decision made because of fears for the ‘safety and well-being of the guests’ and 100 children who were to perform at the event.

Save the Children calls off Hong Kong fundraising dinner over ‘safety concerns’
Rugby World Cup 2019 wallchart: download your free printable predictor with the schedule and pools in Japan

Keep track of all the scores and start times in Japan for the 48-game tournament.

19 Sep 2019 - 11:55AM

Keep track of all the scores and start times in Japan for the 48-game tournament.

Rugby World Cup 2019 wallchart: download your free printable predictor with the schedule and pools in Japan
2019 Rugby World Cup schedule, fixtures, results, venues, kick-off times
2019 Rugby World Cup pool standings
Hong Kong protests: man seriously hurt after attack by anti-government demonstrators as street fights between rival groups erupt

People trade blows and verbal abuse, with outbreaks of violence occurring mainly around North Point and Fortress Hill but ugliest incident involves unarmed man being attacked by a mob of protesters.

16 Sep 2019 - 7:44AM

People trade blows and verbal abuse, with outbreaks of violence occurring mainly around North Point and Fortress Hill but ugliest incident involves unarmed man being attacked by a mob of protesters.

Hong Kong protests: man seriously hurt after attack by anti-government demonstrators as street fights between rival groups erupt
Battles and brawls in Hong Kong’s commercial heart as peaceful protest turns ugly

Masked mobs set fire to railway station exit and beat man unconscious after marchers defy police ban to press the government to answer their demands.

16 Sep 2019 - 12:20PM

Masked mobs set fire to railway station exit and beat man unconscious after marchers defy police ban to press the government to answer their demands.

Battles and brawls in Hong Kong’s commercial heart as peaceful protest turns ugly
As it happened: tear gas fired amid street brawls between rival camps in North Point, after day of protest violence in Hong Kong

City's 15th straight weekend of protests sees police deploy tear gas and water cannons as illegal march in city centre descends into violence.

16 Sep 2019 - 12:29AM

City's 15th straight weekend of protests sees police deploy tear gas and water cannons as illegal march in city centre descends into violence.

As it happened: tear gas fired amid street brawls between rival camps in North Point, after day of protest violence in Hong Kong
Hong Kong protests: skirmishes and fist fights across the city as rival camps clash but day passes without scenes of major violence

Sparks fly as pro-government camp tries to clear two Lennon Walls in the city, before both sides attempt to drown each other out in song.

15 Sep 2019 - 10:09AM

Sparks fly as pro-government camp tries to clear two Lennon Walls in the city, before both sides attempt to drown each other out in song.

Hong Kong protests: skirmishes and fist fights across the city as rival camps clash but day passes without scenes of major violence
As it happened: Hong Kong protests: brawls, skirmishes and stand-offs followed by mass singing in mall

Pro-Beijing and anti-government groups clash in Kowloon Bay, while other violent incidents have been reported across the city.

15 Sep 2019 - 12:00AM

Pro-Beijing and anti-government groups clash in Kowloon Bay, while other violent incidents have been reported across the city.

As it happened: Hong Kong protests: brawls, skirmishes and stand-offs followed by mass singing in mall
As it happened: Hong Kong protesters mark Mid-Autumn Festival with human chains and public gatherings

Demonstrators also plan to sing Glory to Hong Kong in various shopping malls across the city while the MTR has cancelled its overnight service for the festival for the first time ever.

14 Sep 2019 - 1:12AM

Demonstrators also plan to sing Glory to Hong Kong in various shopping malls across the city while the MTR has cancelled its overnight service for the festival for the first time ever.

As it happened: Hong Kong protesters mark Mid-Autumn Festival with human chains and public gatherings
Man detained after teacher injured in knife attack outside Hong Kong school as human-chain protests and class boycotts enter second week

School representative says teacher at Cognitio College in Kowloon is being treated in hospital. Thousands of students take part in human chains with few opting to boycott classes in face of school restrictions.

10 Sep 2019 - 1:22AM

School representative says teacher at Cognitio College in Kowloon is being treated in hospital. Thousands of students take part in human chains with few opting to boycott classes in face of school restrictions.

Man detained after teacher injured in knife attack outside Hong Kong school as human-chain protests and class boycotts enter second week
Hong Kong protests: peaceful pleas for United States’ support quickly descend into usual mayhem as tear gas fired and MTR station trashed and burned

Thousands rallied in city’s business district to march to American consulate calling for help from US President Donald Trump, but radical faction breaks away setting fire to an entrance at Central MTR station before spreading chaos across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

9 Sep 2019 - 6:59AM

Thousands rallied in city’s business district to march to American consulate calling for help from US President Donald Trump, but radical faction breaks away setting fire to an entrance at Central MTR station before spreading chaos across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

Hong Kong protests: peaceful pleas for United States’ support quickly descend into usual mayhem as tear gas fired and MTR station trashed and burned
As it happened: protests spread to Kowloon after tear gas and MTR vandalism on Hong Kong Island

Tensions flared in Hong Kong on Saturday as police clashed with protesters following a peaceful march to the US consulate, in which demonstrators called on Washington to pass an act in support of the city’s democratic development and human rights.

9 Sep 2019 - 7:53AM

Tensions flared in Hong Kong on Saturday as police clashed with protesters following a peaceful march to the US consulate, in which demonstrators called on Washington to pass an act in support of the city’s democratic development and human rights.

As it happened: protests spread to Kowloon after tear gas and MTR vandalism on Hong Kong Island
Tensions flare late at night after quieter day of protest in Hong Kong

Bid to disrupt airport thwarted by pre-emptive police and government action, with worst violence seen in the evening at Sha Tin MTR station.

8 Sep 2019 - 3:55PM

Bid to disrupt airport thwarted by pre-emptive police and government action, with worst violence seen in the evening at Sha Tin MTR station.

Tensions flare late at night after quieter day of protest in Hong Kong
As it happened: violent clashes escalate in Hong Kong as protesters corner officers in Sha Tin MTR control room

More than 10 riot police are quickly on the scene to rescue colleagues who had been making an arrest.

8 Sep 2019 - 7:50AM

More than 10 riot police are quickly on the scene to rescue colleagues who had been making an arrest.

As it happened: violent clashes escalate in Hong Kong as protesters corner officers in Sha Tin MTR control room
Police groups in Hong Kong write to Yuen Long school over teacher’s ‘spread of hatred’ against force amid protest tensions

Educator shared posts on social media, one of them apparently showing a picture of an officer and his family. Four staff associations say he ‘should be ashamed’ and call on principal to prevent him from influencing students.

7 Sep 2019 - 10:37PM

Educator shared posts on social media, one of them apparently showing a picture of an officer and his family. Four staff associations say he ‘should be ashamed’ and call on principal to prevent him from influencing students.

Police groups in Hong Kong write to Yuen Long school over teacher’s ‘spread of hatred’ against force amid protest tensions
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam insists she decided to withdraw extradition bill, not Beijing

Hong Kong’s chief executive appears in public following bombshell announcement on Wednesday and explains reasons for making decision now.

5 Sep 2019 - 4:49PM

Hong Kong’s chief executive appears in public following bombshell announcement on Wednesday and explains reasons for making decision now.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam insists she decided to withdraw extradition bill, not Beijing
As it happened: Hong Kong protesters dismiss formal withdrawal of extradition bill as ‘band-aid on rotting flesh’

Chief executive meets political allies from the pro-establishment camp before announcement. 

4 Sep 2019 - 11:50PM

Chief executive meets political allies from the pro-establishment camp before announcement. 

As it happened: Hong Kong protesters dismiss formal withdrawal of extradition bill as ‘band-aid on rotting flesh’
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces formal withdrawal of the extradition bill and sets up a platform to look into key causes of protest crisis

Chief executive finally agrees to one of protesters’ five demands after weeks of insisting bill would not be withdrawn.

5 Sep 2019 - 12:32AM

Chief executive finally agrees to one of protesters’ five demands after weeks of insisting bill would not be withdrawn.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announces formal withdrawal of the extradition bill and sets up a platform to look into key causes of protest crisis
As it happened: All branches of government, including judiciary, must help stop violence and restore order, says Beijing's top Hong Kong office

Previous HKMAO media session only centred on a stern statement read out by spokesman, warning that escalating violence by protesters showed 'signs of terrorism'.

3 Sep 2019 - 11:39PM

Previous HKMAO media session only centred on a stern statement read out by spokesman, warning that escalating violence by protesters showed 'signs of terrorism'.

As it happened: All branches of government, including judiciary, must help stop violence and restore order, says Beijing's top Hong Kong office
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong students kick off unconventional start to school term with some in protest gear, human chains

Secondary schools citywide become scenes of demonstrations while tertiary peers hold 30,000-strong assembly at Chinese University.

3 Sep 2019 - 12:50AM

Secondary schools citywide become scenes of demonstrations while tertiary peers hold 30,000-strong assembly at Chinese University.

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong students kick off unconventional start to school term with some in protest gear, human chains
Hong Kong protests: class boycott hits schools on first day of term

Organisers estimated as many as 10,000 secondary students from close to 200 schools would boycott classes, with half of them expected to show up at a rally in Central.

2 Sep 2019 - 5:16PM

Organisers estimated as many as 10,000 secondary students from close to 200 schools would boycott classes, with half of them expected to show up at a rally in Central.

Hong Kong protests: class boycott hits schools on first day of term
Masked protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong airport and trash railway station, forcing desperate travellers to head to city on foot

Sunday’s protests followed a night of violence after tens of thousands joined an illegal march that descended into pitched battles with riot police.

2 Sep 2019 - 3:09AM

Sunday’s protests followed a night of violence after tens of thousands joined an illegal march that descended into pitched battles with riot police.

Masked protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong airport and trash railway station, forcing desperate travellers to head to city on foot
As it happened: Tung Chung mayhem after Hong Kong airport protesters go on rampage, shutting down train service

Demonstrators hoping for repeat of two weeks ago when sit-in forced cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights. Chaos causes Tung Chung line and Airport Express to shut down. 

2 Sep 2019 - 12:23AM

Demonstrators hoping for repeat of two weeks ago when sit-in forced cancellation of nearly 1,000 flights. Chaos causes Tung Chung line and Airport Express to shut down. 

As it happened: Tung Chung mayhem after Hong Kong airport protesters go on rampage, shutting down train service
Hong Kong burns in night of violent protest with live rounds shot, multiple fires lit on streets, and MTR paralysed

Anti-government demonstrators plan travel disruption day after water cannons fire jets of blue dye at protesters who hurled bricks and petrol bombs hurled at police, before late-night clashes on trains.

1 Sep 2019 - 2:54PM

Anti-government demonstrators plan travel disruption day after water cannons fire jets of blue dye at protesters who hurled bricks and petrol bombs hurled at police, before late-night clashes on trains.

Hong Kong burns in night of violent protest with live rounds shot, multiple fires lit on streets, and MTR paralysed
Hong Kong rugby sevens men’s and women’s teams hunt cup runs in Asia Sevens Series

Both Hong Kong teams are chasing the cup as the enter the second day of the Asia Sevens Series in South Korea

31 Aug 2019 - 7:53PM

Both Hong Kong teams are chasing the cup as the enter the second day of the Asia Sevens Series in South Korea

Hong Kong rugby sevens men’s and women’s teams hunt cup runs in Asia Sevens Series
As it happened: stand-off outside Mong Kok Police Station as protesters vent anger over beatings on MTR train

Others retreat to busy shopping hub of Causeway Bay after violent clashes near government complex. Tensions high following arrests of anti-government activists and pro-democracy lawmakers the day before.

1 Sep 2019 - 8:31AM

Others retreat to busy shopping hub of Causeway Bay after violent clashes near government complex. Tensions high following arrests of anti-government activists and pro-democracy lawmakers the day before.

As it happened: stand-off outside Mong Kok Police Station as protesters vent anger over beatings on MTR train
Police officer fires gun, water cannon used for first time on protesters in Hong Kong

At least one warning shot fired after three officers chased and beaten by club-wielding demonstrators in Tsuen Wan, while crowd-control vehicles were brought in after bricks, petrol bombs thrown.

26 Aug 2019 - 5:17PM

At least one warning shot fired after three officers chased and beaten by club-wielding demonstrators in Tsuen Wan, while crowd-control vehicles were brought in after bricks, petrol bombs thrown.

Police officer fires gun, water cannon used for first time on protesters in Hong Kong
As it happened: shot fired as police draw revolvers after officers are chased down street by protesters in Hong Kong

Two Mercedes-Benz crowd-control vehicles seen on streets as protesters build barricades and shout death threats at 'rogue cops', while tear gas has already been fired and force earlier said water cannons would be used if situation turned ugly.

26 Aug 2019 - 4:49PM

Two Mercedes-Benz crowd-control vehicles seen on streets as protesters build barricades and shout death threats at 'rogue cops', while tear gas has already been fired and force earlier said water cannons would be used if situation turned ugly.

As it happened: shot fired as police draw revolvers after officers are chased down street by protesters in Hong Kong
Chaos, tear gas and violence return to streets of Hong Kong as protesters clash with police

Skirmishes began after approved march through industrial heartland Kwun Tong, moving to nearby areas and across eastern Kowloon.

25 Aug 2019 - 2:57AM

Skirmishes began after approved march through industrial heartland Kwun Tong, moving to nearby areas and across eastern Kowloon.

Chaos, tear gas and violence return to streets of Hong Kong as protesters clash with police