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 2018-04-23 10:43 

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Threatened Cambodia river dolphins making comeback...

The population of Cambodia's critically endangered river dolphin is growing for the first time in decades, conservationists said on Monday, hailing a major turnaround for the freshwater species.The Irrawaddy dolphins, known for their bulging foreheads...

 2018-04-23 10:12 

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Saudi attack on Yemen wedding kills at least 20, wounds dozens...

An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, killing at least 20 people, health officials said on Monday, as harrowing images emerged on social media of the bombing the previous day.Khaled al-Nadhri, the top health offic...

 2018-04-23 10:00 

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'Abused' girl has profound intellectual disability, Hong Kong court told...

A seven-year-old Hong Kong girl who was allegedly abused by her mother to the point of near-death is profoundly mentally disabled, a court heard on Monday. A clinical psychologist who examined Suki Ling Yun-lam said the girl showed "no meaningful gest...

 2018-04-23 09:22 

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Paris attacks suspect sentenced to 20 years over Brussels shoot-out...

A Belgian court on Monday found Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, guilty of terrorism-related attempted murder over a shoot-out with police in Brussels days before his capture in 2016, and sentenced him to 20 years in jail.I...

 2018-04-23 09:15 

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British TV star Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for defamation over 'scam' bitcoin adverts...

By Jake KanterBritish television star Martin Lewis is suing Facebook for defamation after discovering more than 50 "scam" adverts bearing his name.Lewis is perhaps Britain's best-known consumer rights expert, dispensing guidance through popula...

 2018-04-23 08:44 

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'Facebook never cared': developer defends role in Cambridge Analytica data scandal...

The psychologist behind an app that harvested data from 50 million Facebook users defended his role in the scandal on Sunday, saying he "never heard a word" of opposition from the social media giant.Facebook says Aleksandr Kogan's app, This Is...

 2018-04-23 08:38 

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[ Asia ]

Malaysia releases images of suspects in murder of Palestinian...

Malaysian police on Monday released computer generated images of two men suspected of gunning down a Palestinian man in Kuala Lumpur, adding that alerts have been put out for them at all the country's exit points.Two men on a motorcycle fired at least...

 2018-04-23 08:30 

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[ Asia ]

How burnout drove an entrepreneur to help 30,000 people across Southeast Asia...

By Karen GilchristDavid Pong was travelling in Australia when a bout of exhaustion stopped him in his tracks and prompted him to reconsider his direction in life.He was just 23 at the time, but juggling two jobs and a start-up alongside his business degre...

 2018-04-23 08:16 

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Antique-style Peppa Pig porcelain cup a hit online in China...

A porcelain cup painted in an antique style depicting the children's cartoon character Peppa Pig, set against the backdrop of a traditional Chinese landscape, has proved a hit online in China.A Chinese artist first featured the design on his social me...

 2018-04-23 07:53 

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Chinese police deny street bollards hide surveillance cameras...

Police in a city in southern China have denied rumours circulating online that they had secretly installed surveillance cameras in bollards by roads, a news website reported.Over the past few days, photos have been shared repeatedly across Chinese social ...

 2018-04-23 07:34 

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Royal baby on the way: Kate the Duchess of Cambridge taken to hospital to give birth to third child...

Kate, the wife of Prince William, was admitted to hospital on Monday to give birth to the couple's third child and the latest member of Britain's royal family.The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as the couple are officially known, drove from their ...

 2018-04-23 07:30 

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Sexist adverts and fear of maternity leave: how gender inequality in China's job market is 'getting worse'...

When Erica Shu, a University of Hong Kong final year student, arrived for her internship at a Shanghai brokerage last year, she was shocked to find just one woman aged under 30 among the 30 people working in the investment department.She said other employ...

 2018-04-23 07:17 

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China sets 100 per cent clean power target for Xi Jinping's new Xiongan megacity...

China aims to supply a new economic zone being built near Beijing, known as the Xiongan New Area, with 100 per cent clean electricity, according to Xinhua News Agency.The goal is part of an ambitious plan by Chinese President Xi Jinping to remake a backwa...

 2018-04-23 07:10 

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[ Asia ]

Porsche officials have been charged with doctoring emissions results to make cars meet South Korea's environment standards...

By Tara Francis ChanThree officials from Porsche AG in South Korea have been charged with falsifying gas emissions documents.The charges relate to the doctoring of gas emission test results on Porsche cars so as to receive local government certification b...

 2018-04-23 07:06 

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Top Hong Kong officials pay respects at funeral of police officer killed while attending traffic accident...

Hong Kong police officers and government officials paid their last respects on Monday to a senior constable who was killed on duty after dealing with a separate traffic accident last month.Lum Hoi-wan, 51, was hit by a truck and killed in the early hours ...

 2018-04-23 06:53 

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China waste imports plunge after new curbs on foreign refuse take effect...

China's scrap metal imports in March fell by 24.6 per cent from a year ago as new curbs on foreign solid waste came into effect, while waste paper imports slid by 54.2 per cent and the country imported zero waste plastic.New impurity limits set at 1 p...

 2018-04-23 06:47 

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The British are coming — for the rocket-launching industry...

By Michael SheetzThe British already have a foothold in the manufacture of small satellites. Now they are moving quickly to build the rockets necessary to launch them.The United Kingdom Space Agency, working with British companies in the sector, has estab...

 2018-04-23 06:35 

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Off with their hands: Mexican presidential candidate's plan to deter thieves...

Thieves should have their hands chopped off, a Mexican presidential candidate said in a televised debate on Sunday, provoking disbelief from a moderator and setting off a storm of comments and jokes on Twitter.Jaime Rodriguez, an independent known as "...

 2018-04-23 06:22 

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Stop hiding behind your culture as an excuse for bad behaviour...

It would be fair to say something considered distasteful in one culture might not necessarily be so in another.Of course, there is always common ground on certain issues, and when it comes to ethics, morality and widely recognised universal values, there ...

 2018-04-23 06:14 

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Chinese toddler electrocuted by coin-operated children's ride...

A toddler has died after he was electrocuted by a coin-operated children's ride in eastern China.The 11-month-old boy from Fuzhou in Fujian province was killed after he touched an exposed wire on the coin-operated car, the Southern Metropolis News rep...

 2018-04-23 05:57 

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Macron's state visit will test the limits of 'friendship' with Trump, amid deep differences on Iran, trade and more...

French President Emmanuel Macron flies into Washington Monday on a three-day state visit expected to test his much-vaunted "friendship" with US counterpart Donald Trump, as the leaders tackle deep differences over Iran and other key dossiers.In an...

 2018-04-23 05:29 

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[ Asia ]

How billions of dollars are being misspent in earthquake-ravaged Nepal, building new homes instead of restoring old ones...

Billions of dollars poured into Nepal after a powerful earthquake devastated the country three years ago is being misdirected towards building unnecessary new homes where old ones could have been salvaged, experts warn.Survivors of the 7.8-magnitude quake...

 2018-04-23 05:23 

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[ Asia ]

Chinese millionaires snub Australia's US$3.8m 'golden ticket' visas, after rules are tightened amid fraud fears...

Australia's controversial significant investor visa the so-called "golden ticket" visa aimed at Chinese investors who invest AU$5 million (US$3.8 million) in Australia is being snubbed by wealthy migrants, with applications at their lowest lev...

 2018-04-23 05:01 

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[ Asia ]

Single mother of three in New Zealand told her benefits were cut because she went on Tinder dates...

A single New Zealand mother of three whose benefit was cut was told it was because she had been on two Tinder dates.The unnamed woman said she told her case worker about the dates in order to be up front, Radio New Zealand reported.The man had paid for di...

 2018-04-23 04:33 

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[ Asia ]

G-7 will never accept nuclear-armed North Korea, says Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono...

Group of Seven foreign ministers affirmed Sunday they will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and pledged to maintain "maximum pressure" on Pyongyang until it rids itself of nuclear weapons, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said."We f...

 2018-04-23 04:17 

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Outcry after Chinese woman caught on camera tripping small boy...

A pregnant woman from northern China has faced a massive backlash on the internet after she was caught on a surveillance camera deliberately tripping over a four-year-old, giving him concussion.The woman was annoyed while eating at a small restaurant in B...

 2018-04-23 04:12 

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Multiple Chinese tourists feared dead in North Korea road accident...

A large number of Chinese tourists have been killed or injured in a road accident in North Korea, China's foreign ministry said.The accident happened on Sunday night, according to a statement published by the ministry on Monday morning. "The Chine...

 2018-04-23 03:55 

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[ Asia ]

South Korean taekwondo enthusiasts take aim at Guinness record in mass poomsae demo...

By Ko Dong-hwanMore than 8,000 taekwondo martial artists hope they have rewritten the Guinness World Records with their performance in front of South Korea' National Assembly.Professional taekwondo artists, enlistees from the Army, Navy and Air Force,...

 2018-04-23 03:04 

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[ Asia ]

Measles outbreak in Japan puts travel plans for Hong Kong tour groups on hold...

A measles outbreak in southern Japan has forced a Hong Kong travel agent to cancel several trips it had planned to the area.Nearly 70 people in the popular tourist destination of Okinawa have contracted the highly infectious disease, local government offi...

 2018-04-23 03:04 

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[ Asia ]

How India's tide of fake news has stirred unrest following rape and murder of eight-year-old girl...

As grief and outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old crescendoed in India last week, a wrenching video of the supposed victim singing "her last song" lit up phones across the country.But it was a hoax. The clip was nearly a year old ...

 2018-04-23 03:00 

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Florida police failed to unlock phone using a dead man's finger — but corpses may still help in hacking handsets...

By Greg SandovalTwo officers of the Largo Police Department in Florida arrived at a funeral home recently and asked to see the body of a man shot dead last month. They then proceeded with the gruesome duty of trying to unlock the man's mobile phone wi...

 2018-04-23 02:50 

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China hackers accused of attacking Japanese defence firms...

Chinese hackers have targeted Japanese defence companies, possibly to get information on Tokyo's policy toward resolving the North Korean nuclear impasse, according to cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc.The attacks are suspected to come from a group known...

 2018-04-23 02:30 

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[ Asia ]

South Korea halts propaganda broadcasts across border with North to 'to create a peaceful climate'...

South Korea's military on Monday switched off giant loudspeakers blasting messages towards the North's soldiers at the border, in a conciliatory gesture ahead of Friday's historic inter-Korea summit.The South has long broadcast a mix of news, ...

 2018-04-23 02:12 

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Hero's fight with naked gunman in US waffle house: 'He was going to have to work to kill me'...

The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me."Police are calling James Shaw Jnr a hero for saving lives in the busy restaurant,...

 2018-04-23 02:00 

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[ Asia ]

Korea summit: is Kim Jong-un sincere? Here's how to tell...

As South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un head into a historic summit this week, the big question is how sincere Pyongyang is in efforts to achieve lasting peace. Here's what to look out for in testing Kim's...

 2018-04-23 01:43 

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Rock stars: stone-stacking champions bring gravity-defying sculptures to a Scottish beach...

Sculpture artists gathered in Scotland on Sunday to compete for the weighty title of champion stone stacker, in a quirky competition launched last year.More than 30 participants from America, Spain, Italy and from around Britain converged on Dunbar, near ...

 2018-04-23 01:34 

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'China is just as important to South America as the US': why Argentina is keen to start talks on free-trade agreement...

Talks about a possible free-trade deal between China and South America's major economies could start as early as next year, the Argentinian ambassador to China has said.Beijing has been seeking closer ties with Latin America amid growing international...

 2018-04-23 01:02 

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Uber's outsized American ego a problem in ride-sharing app's row with Hong Kong taxi drivers, minister says...

The US Consulate in Hong Kong reached out to the city's taxi drivers in an attempt to ease the tensions between the sector and Uber, while also exploring the possibility of the two sides coexisting, the Post has learned.However, the move met with imme...

 2018-04-23 01:01 

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US-China trade war: not about trade, not about Trump. Here's what it is about...

Perhaps we should stop talking about US President Donald Trump's US-China trade war. As last week's developments demonstrated, the dispute between Washington and Beijing isn't really about trade at all, nor even about Trump. It's much, muc...

 2018-04-23 00:59 

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How Katie's joyful reunion with her birth parents led to incest, a baby and murder...

What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly.A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to ...

 2018-04-23 00:44 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Police raid shops selling counterfeit accessories and used smartphones as new in Hong Kong...

Almost 20 people were arrested on the weekend after police raided a dozen mobile phone shops and seized more than 3,000 counterfeit accessories and 100 used smartphones being sold as new.About 130 officers swooped on the shops in Sin Tat Plaza in Mong Kok...

 2018-04-23 00:25 

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Chinese gold mining brings killings, land grabs and corruption to the surface in Cameroon...

Tensions and violence are rising in eastern Cameroon as Chinese firms take advantage of a regulatory twilight zone to mine gold, amid killings, land grabs, corruption."There are constant conflicts between Cameroonians and the Chinese" over gold mi...

 2018-04-23 00:03 

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Foreign carmakers could tip their future China plans at Beijing's auto show this week...

International carmakers gathering in Beijing this week for the Auto China 2018 exhibition, are likely to face a barrage of questions about their vision for the future following revelations last week that Beijing will phase out rules that prohibit foreigne...

 2018-04-23 00:03 

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Forget China: Hong Kong, Singapore are new kids on the blockchain...

SINGAPORE and Hong Kong have become the up-and-coming destination for companies that want to raise funds using blockchain technology, as Beijing's recent crackdown on digital currencies sends investors to speculate elsewhere.The number of companies la...

 2018-04-22 23:45 

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US policies on trade, fiscal spending are self-defeating, say economists...

The smouldering trade dispute between China and the US has exposed serious flaws in the Trump administration's economic policies, according to senior commentators surveyed by SCMP, who add that the planned fiscal measures are not only unlikely to have...

 2018-04-22 23:02 

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China's new aircraft carrier may start sea trials this week, source says...

China's first domestically built aircraft carrier is expected to start sea trials imminently, a source close to the navy said, amid what analysts say is growing external pressure to push forward its development.The Type 001A aircraft carrier's mai...

 2018-04-22 21:42 

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Woman pays US$500 for taking 'free' apple from Delta flight through customs...

A Delta passenger paid US$500 at US customs for an apple the airline gave out as a free snack on a flight from France. Crystal Tadlock was given an apple sealed in a wrapper on her flight from Paris on Wednesday. She was not hungry at the time and figured...

 2018-04-22 20:16 

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Four British pilgrims killed and 12 injured in Saudi bus collision with fuel tanker...

Four British pilgrims were killed and 12 others injured in Saudi Arabia when their bus collided with a fuel tanker, officials said on Sunday.The four were among 17 British nationals on an umrah pilgrimage travelling from Mecca to Medina, said Hashim Trave...

 2018-04-22 19:12 

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Athens rejects proposal to exchange Turkish 'coup plotters' for 'unjustifiably held' Greek soldiers...

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday rejected any suggestion of a trade-off for the release of two Greek soldiers it says are being unjustifiably held by Turkey in a case that has deepened strains between the two Nato allies.The rhetoric between ...

 2018-04-22 18:29 

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Canadian lynched in Amazon after being accused of killing 81-year-old Peruvian healer...

A Canadian man was lynched in the Peruvian Amazon after residents of a remote village accused him of killing an 81-year-old medicine woman a day earlier, a spokesman for the attorney general's office said on Sunday.Olivia Arevalo Lomas, a traditional ...

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