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Hong Kong ferry disaster captain convicted

Hong Kong ferry disaster captain convicted

The captain of a ferry involved in one of Hong Kong's worst sea disasters has been convicted of manslaughter over the 39 people who died. Lai Sai-ming, who captained the Sea Smooth in the 2012 collision, was also found guilty of endangering the safety of others at sea. The skipper of the other boat involved...

New year's celebrations around the world

New year's celebrations around the world

Los Angeles Times reports in pictures: Citizens in major cities calelbrate the advent of Year 2015

  

Hong Kong confirms first case of deadly bird flu this winter

Hong Kong confirms first case of deadly bird flu this winter

A woman is critically ill in Hong Kong with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the first confirmed case in the city this winter, the Hong Kong government said. The woman, 68, was admitted to hospital on Thursday after falling ill on December 19, the Hong Kong government said in a statement issued...

Hong Kong crash sparks money grab

Hong Kong crash sparks money grab

Hong Kong police have appealed to the public to return millions of dollars taken after a van transporting HK$525m ($68m; £44m) crashed on a major road. About HK$35m ($4.5m; £3m) worth of banknotes were left strewn across the tarmac after the road accident. Witnesses said dozens of people rushed to pocket the cash before armed...

Hong Kong protesters warned not to return to clash site

Hong Kong protesters warned not to return to clash site

Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung has warned pro-democracy activists not to return to the streets following the latest outbreak of violence. His comments come after some of the worst clashes between protesters and police since the pro-democracy demonstrations began two months ago. Police armed with pepper spray, batons and water hoses cleared activists from...

Clashes near Hong Kong govt HQ

Clashes near Hong Kong govt HQ

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists clashed with police early on Monday as they tried to encircle government headquarters, defying orders from authorities to retreat after more than two months of demonstrations. Chaos erupted as commuters made their way to work, with hundreds of protesters surrounding Admiralty Centre, which houses offices and retail outlets,...

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Eyes on Zim, sight on World Cup

Eyes on Zim, sight on World Cup

By the time Chandika Hathurusingha took over as head coach in May this year, Bangladesh had lost seven T20Is, as many ODIs and two Tests in 2014. Those included unexpected defeats against Afghanistan and Hong Kong in major competitions at home. Apart from those losses against non-full member nations, the Tigers failed to go...

Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong legislature

Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong legislature

Clashes have taken place between Hong Kong police and a small group of protesters who tried to break into parliament early on Wednesday. Protesters used metal barricades to break down a side door at the Legislative Council building (Legco). The incident happened hours after bailiffs and police peacefully cleared a section of the main protest...

Hong Kong authorities clear protest site

Hong Kong authorities clear protest site

Hong Kong bailiffs are clearing out a protest site near government offices after the high court granted an injunction authorising the move. The bailiffs, accompanied by police officers, are removing barricades at Citic Tower in the Admiralty area. Pro-democracy student protesters have begun packing up their tents to move elsewhere. The court order covers only...

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Hope for Hong Kong

Hope for Hong Kong

HONG Kong's democracy movement has gained admiration worldwide. The principles, decency, and behaviour of its youthful vanguard inspire confidence in the qualities of the generation that one day will run the great city. That said, it is time to move on to a sensible endgame. The longer the standoff between Hong Kong's Chief Executive...

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