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  • HK establishment crushed at polls

    Hong Kong's deeply unpopular leader vowed Monday to "listen humbly" to voters after the pro-democracy camp scored a crushing victory in community-level elections that revealed broad public support for a protest movement that has sparked months of violence.

  • HK student who fell during protests dies, fresh unrest likely

    A student at a Hong Kong university who fell during protests at the weekend dies, marking the first student death during the anti-government demonstrations that have roiled the city and set the stage for fresh unrest.

  • China plans to replace Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

    Beijing is drawing up a plan to remove Hong Kong's beleaguered chief executive Carrie Lam, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, after nearly five months of pro-democracy unrest.

  • US House takes hard line on China over Hong Kong

    The US House of Representatives has on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line on China, three related to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and one commending Canada in its dispute over the extradition of a Chinese telecom executive.

  • Hong Kong mops up, braces for fresh protests

    Hong Kong awakes to widespread damage and calls for more protests following some of the most violent clashes in nearly four months of unrest, including the shooting of a teenage demonstrator by police.

  • Hong Kong reels from worst clashes in months

    Hong Kong is reeling from some of the worst clashes to rock the city in months after hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurled petrol bombs at police who fired tear gas and deployed water cannon, before making mass arrests inside train stations.

  • Hong Kong protesters join meandering march for democracy

    Thousands march in a meandering tour of downtown Hong Kong in the pouring rain, the latest in a series of pro-democracy protests that have plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades.

  • HK police make fresh arrests, city braces for protests

    Hong Kong police have said that they have arrested more than 20 people after violent clashes with anti-government protesters overnight, as the Chinese-controlled territory braced for more protests and a general strike aimed to bring the city to a halt.

  • HK braces for new rally after fresh riot police clashes

    Defiant pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong are readying for another big rally, a day after police fires rubber bullets and tear gas in the latest violent confrontation that has plunged the financial hub deeper into crisis.

  • Demonstration chokes Hong Kong as extradition anger boils

    Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied in central Hong Kong against a reviled extradition law, the latest huge demonstration to pile pressure on the city's embattled leader, despite her weekend climbdown.

  • Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law to allow extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat after widespread anger over the bill sparked violent protests in the Asian finance hub.

  • Hong Kongers alarmed by Google translation gaffe

    Hong Kong social media has lit up when protesters noticed Google's translation software was briefly churning out a rather odd suggestion during a week that has seen the worst political violence to hit the city in decades.

  • Protesters scuffle with Hong Kong police

    Scuffles breaks out between protesters and police in Hong Kong as hundreds of people remained on the streets to protest a planned extradition law with mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at demonstrators.

  • Hong Kong police fire rubber bullets as protests turn to violent chaos

    Hong Kong police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial turned to violent chaos.

  • Thousands protest China extradition bill in Hong Kong

    Several hundred thousand people have jammed Hong Kong's streets in a last bid to thwart a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, with police bracing for the biggest march in the city in 15 years.

  • Hong Kong snares record haul of rhino horns

    Hong Kong customs seize a record 40 kg (88 pounds) of rhino horns worth around HK$8 million ($1 million) from Johannesburg en route to Vietnam, the latest bust for authorities trying to tackle the rising volume of endangered species trafficked through the Chinese territory.

  • Typhoon Mangkhut: Millions evacuated in China

    More than three million people have been moved to safety in southern China as Typhoon Mangkhut moved northward and continued to wreak havoc across the region yesterday.

  • Super Typhoon Mangkhut batters Hong Kong

    Typhoon Mangkhut batters Hong Kong and threatens the southern coast of China, after cutting a destructive path through the Philippines and killing dozens of people there.

  • Choton full of confidence

    Having established their supremacy in the South Asian region, the Bangladesh Under-15 women's team will face a test against

  • 18 killed as bus topples over in Hong Kong

    At least 18 people are killed and dozens injured as a double-decker bus topples over in Hong Kong.

  • Typhoon Hato: Death toll rises to 16

    The death toll from Severe Typhoon Hato rises to at least 16 after the storm left a trail of destruction across southern China, blacking out Macau's mega-casinos and battering Hong Kong's skyscrapers.

  • 4 dead as typhoon smashes into Macau and Hong Kong

    Typhoon Hato leaves three dead in the gambling hub of Macau as it brought chaos and destruction to the enclave after sweeping through neighbouring Hong Kong, where one man also dies.

  • HK marathon runner dies after collapse

    A 52-year-old woman runner who took part in the Hong Kong marathon died Monday, a day after collapsing on the finish line of the 10-kilometre race.

  • Bangladesh storm into final

    Bangladesh romped into the final of the 5th Men's AHF Cup after thrashing Singapore 8-0 in the first semifinal today.

  • Bangladesh eye top finish

    Bangladesh hockey team will be hoping to finish on top of Pool A in the Men's 5th AHF Cup when they take on lowly Macau in the final pool match at King's Park hockey ground in Hong Kong today.

  • Wozniacki beats Mladenovic to win Hong Kong Open

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki defeats unseeded French challenger Kristina Mladenovic to take the Hong Kong Open after a battle of wills that lasts almost three hours.

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    Hong Kong 'rabbit cafe' hops onto high street

    The newest addition to Hong Kong's cafe scene is taking a soft approach to business -- with 12 resident rabbits for customers to pet.

  • Clarke to play HK T20

    Former Australia captain Michael Clarke will headline Hong Kong's Twenty20 Blitz this month as he pursues a comeback in cricket's shortest form.

  • $260,000 worth of goods stolen from man's carry-on during flight

    A man who flew to Hong Kong earlier this week claims he lost goods worth approximately $260,000, as two watches and foreign currency were stolen from the luggage he had stored in the plane's carry-on bin, reports CNN.

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    Afghanistan set up Zimbabwe showdown

    Afghanistan set up a winner-takes-all showdown with Zimbabwe by beating Hong Kong by six wickets in the World Twenty20 in Nagpur.