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 2022-08-15 14:31 

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Former Hong Kong girls' school teacher turned activist jailed for 9 months for unlawful assembly during June 2019 social unrest...

Court hears teacher turned publisher lost most of his vision in right eye after he was hit by tear gas canister during 2019 demonstration....

 2022-08-15 14:30 

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Tech war: new US technology export controls form imposing roadblock to prevent China from achieving its semiconductor ambitions...

The US tech export restrictions mark an escalation of Washington's efforts to boost America's hi-tech advantage over China....

 2022-08-15 14:22 

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Philippine teen Kian Delos Santos' body exhumed in fresh push for drug war justice...

The youngster, one of thousands killed during former president's crackdown on drugs, was shot dead by police in 2017; officers said they acted in self-defence....

 2022-08-15 14:00 

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Non-Ukrainians in Germany who fled Russia's invasion, now fear deportation as Paragraph 24 residency deadline looms...

About 18,000 third-country nationals fled Ukraine to Germany following Russia's invasion. Now many of them may be on the move again, unless they can secure a work or study permit or find other options that would grant them legal stay in the country....

 2022-08-15 13:14 

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Smelling a rat: what is Hong Kong's rodent infestation rate and why is it under fire?...

Current methodology for determining rate has 'insufficiencies', Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration Warner Cheuk says....

 2022-08-15 13:12 

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Horse Whisperer author Nicholas Evans dies at 72 after heart attack...

The bestseller was Evans' debut novel about a trainer hired to help an injured teenager and her horse back to health after severe injury; it was adapted for film in 1998, with Scarlett Johansson in her breakout role....

 2022-08-15 13:00 

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In China's Covid-hit tropical paradise, stranded tourists grapple with cancelled flights, rule changes...

Flight uncertainties add to worries, along with new pre-departure quarantine and multiple negative test requirements....

 2022-08-15 12:55 

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Japanese cabinet ministers' Yasukuni Shrine visit adds to strained ties with China...

Beijing protests against the visit by the ministers and a donation by the Japanese leader....

 2022-08-15 12:30 

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Malaysia 1MDB trial: Najib's lawyers cast doubt on trial judge's credibility with 'new' evidence...

Defence says evidence shows Justice Nazlan Ghazali had 'direct' knowledge of Maybank's role in formation of SRC International but did not mention it in his judgment....

 2022-08-15 12:30 

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Shanghai's Yangpu district deploys drones to detect violations of Covid-19 rules, leading to complaints...

An announcement on the local government's WeChat account last week fanned online fury about the use of drones for monitoring local businesses and communities....

 2022-08-15 12:24 

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Covid-19 in China: panic in Ikea as health authorities lock down store...

Videos on social media show mayhem as shoppers tried to get out before the doors were locked....

 2022-08-15 12:24 

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Italy film icon Gina Lollobrigida, 95, to run as Eurosceptic in senate election...

Lollobrigida plans to stand as an independent candidate in city of Latina for the Sovereign and Popular Italy alliance, which wants to exit Nato and the EU....

 2022-08-15 11:27 

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UK first to approve Covid-19 vaccine targeting original and Omicron variants...

Medicines regulator has approved the vaccine, made by US drug company Moderna, as a booster for adults, 'a sharpened tool in our armoury as virus evolves'....

 2022-08-15 11:24 

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Yangtze River, lakes at record low levels as heatwaves, drought hit southern China...

Parts of the south have been sweltering through high temperatures since last month, and forecasters say there is more to come....

 2022-08-15 11:08 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong protests: man crossed mainland China border to join Yuen Long railway station attack in 2019, court told...

Ching Wai-ming, 64, is standing trial on charges of taking part in a riot and conspiracy to wound with intent....

 2022-08-15 11:06 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong teenager dies after fall from 17-storey building during extreme sports session...

Police spokeswoman says paramedics declared 17-year-old boy dead on Monday afternoon at scene of incident at Tsim Sha Tsui....

 2022-08-15 11:00 

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China's semiconductor output shrank 17 per cent in July as supply chains remained under pressure from strict Covid-19 policies...

The weakness in chip production is a further setback for China's ambition to boost local semiconductor production....

 2022-08-15 10:28 

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to 6 more years in prison in closed trial...

Ousted in 2021 military coup, latest charges that she denies allege she abused her position to cheaply rent public land and build residence with charitable donations; she had already been sentenced to 11 years previously....

 2022-08-15 10:00 

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Sequoia Capital China opens start-up accelerator despite tech crackdown, slowing economy...

The venture capital firm plans to provide US$1 million in funding to each successful graduate of its inaugural six-week accelerator programme....

 2022-08-15 10:00 

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'I am not a kidnapper': single father in China nearly arrested after daughter naps in boot during ride-hailing shift...

A passenger mistakenly reported a kidnapping case in eastern China after she thought a father allowing his daughter to sleep in the boot was committing a crime....

 2022-08-15 09:07 

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Fragrance allergens found in almost half of 30 stretch mark products tested by Hong Kong's consumer watchdog, with 4 containing harmful chemicals...

Prolonged exposure to anti-stretch mark creams and oils with harmful irritants could possibly affect unborn babies and infants, says Professor Nora Tam....

 2022-08-15 08:59 

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Iran denies link to Rushdie attack; 'nobody has right to accuse Iran in this regard'...

'We do not consider anyone deserves blame and accusations except him and his supporters,' said foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani....

 2022-08-15 08:00 

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China home prices fall for 11th straight month as suspended construction, mortgage boycott and weak economy hit sales...

A 70-city index of home prices in July dropped compared with the prior month and a year ago, with lower-tier cities taking the brunt of the decline, according to the National Bureau of Statistics....

 2022-08-15 08:00 

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Chinese drone maker DJI asserts its products' civilian use after Russian official calls them 'symbol of modern warfare'...

That post on Weibo by Russia's embassy in China heaped praise on DJI's drones for bringing 'a real revolution' to traditional artillery weapons....

 2022-08-15 07:59 

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'Day of conquest' in Afghanistan as Taliban mark first year since return to power...

The Taliban seized back power in Kabul on August 15, 2021, after the United State's decision to withdraw from Afghanistan leading Nato to end a 20-year mission in the country....

 2022-08-15 07:37 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong Immigration Department condemns rumours of 'mysterious envelope' issued to residents withdrawing MPF funds on grounds of departure...

According to Facebook post, which has been removed, recipients have to give envelope to Immigration Department when they leave city....

 2022-08-15 07:26 

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Russian forces pound Ukraine's Donetsk as Kremlin mobilises for long war...

Much attention has also been focused on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine amid fears of a catastrophe over renewed shelling in recent days....

 2022-08-15 07:17 

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India will be a developed country within 25 years, Narendra Modi vows in speech ignoring tense China, Pakistan ties...

India's prime minister marked his country's 75th independence anniversary with a speech in which he highlighted its increased global prominence but made no mention of tense China, Pakistan ties....

 2022-08-15 06:50 

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Hong Kong police arrest man, 39, accused of spitting in officer's face after being found in breach of mask-wearing rules...

He complained of feeling unwell but turned emotional and had to be subdued after an ambulance arrived....

 2022-08-15 06:40 

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Hong Kong weighing legal change to fight alley dumping of motorbikes, with owners to face heavy penalty over non-action on vehicle registrations...

Currently, vehicle registrations will be automatically cancelled past the deadline and owners do not have to be questioned on the whereabouts of their old ride....

 2022-08-15 06:35 

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China Life, BEA, YF Life among 5 picked for Mandatory Provident Fund's electronic platform launch next summer...

China Life, Bank of East Asia, YF Life, Bank of Communications and RBC Investor Services Trust will be the first batch of pension providers when the MPF kicks off its electronic platform next year....

 2022-08-15 06:19 

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Taiwan will work with US on regional security and supply chain, Tsai Ing-wen tells latest US delegation...

US group seeks to reduce tensions in the Taiwan Strait and expand economic cooperation, 'including investments in semiconductors'....

 2022-08-15 06:13 

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Hong Kong couple remanded in custody over death of 3-month-old baby boy who was found with multiple bruises, blisters on body...

The pair have been accused of murdering Cheng Yu-hin at their residence in Peony House West Block....

 2022-08-15 06:03 

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[ Asia ]

Coronavirus: Marshall Islands declares health disaster as Covid spreads 'like wildfire'...

The remote Pacific nation has declared a 'State of Health Disaster' after coronavirus infections skyrocketed from a handful in capital Majuro on August 8 to more than one-tenth of its residents....

 2022-08-15 06:00 

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Horses buried alongside the Terracotta Army demonstrate the animals' crucial role in ancient Chinese history...

A recent analysis of horse skeletons found in the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor found that the horses leaned towards being tall and were specifically 10 years old....

 2022-08-15 05:53 

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Hygiene issues found in 6 out of 30 mask brands tested by Hong Kong consumer watchdog, with worst model exceeding bacterial limits by more than 6 times...

Sixty per cent of products screened also did not meet filtration claims....

 2022-08-15 05:19 

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Coronavirus: Hong Kong eases group threshold for vaccine outreach service at schools from 30 to 10; 27-month-old boy latest young patient under intensive care...

Civil service minister urges parents not to hesitate, pointing out more than 3,000 infants and toddlers between six months and three years of age have received jabs....

 2022-08-15 05:15 

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Civil war and dirty bombs? FBI and US Department of Homeland Security on alert for threats after raid on Trump home...

The FBI and US Department of Homeland Security have warned law enforcement agencies of an increase in threats following a search of former president Donald Trump's Florida home last week....

 2022-08-15 04:36 

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[ Asia ]

South Korea, Japan must confront 'common threats' together, Yoon Suk-yeol says as Kishida vows to never again wage war...

The South Korean president called for ties to 'swiftly and properly improve' as the 'mission of our times align'. It came as Fumio Kishida sent an offering to a controversial shrine and pledged that Japan would never again wage war....

 2022-08-15 03:03 

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Beijing calls on India to repeat support for one-China policy like G7, Asean did after Pelosi's Taiwan trip...

Beijing's ambassador to New Delhi said the policy formed the 'foundation' of China-India relations. G7 foreign ministers and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations both said there was no change to their position on Taiwan following Nancy P...

 2022-08-15 02:54 

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China cuts key policy interest rate for first time since January as major economic growth indicators slow...

China's rate cuts, which will help boost economic activities, came as July data released by the National Bureau of Statistics on Monday indicates worrying trends....

 2022-08-15 02:08 

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China's economic recovery: July retail sales, industrial output fall short of estimates as unemployment, Covid-19 concerns remain...

China's growth in industrial production, retail sales and fixed-asset investment all retreated a bit in July from the previous month, data released on Monday showed....

 2022-08-15 01:20 

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[ Asia ]

North Korea-Russia ties to strengthen, Kim and Putin say in exchange of letters celebrating WWII victory over Japan...

The two leaders sent each letters to commemorate the National Liberation Day of Korea. Kim said they were united in their efforts against hostile forces. Putin said closer ties were in both countries' interests....

 2022-08-15 01:00 

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Spirit of Hong Kong Awards: how loss of vision gave blind marathon runner chance to live a second life...

Hong Kong resident Inti Fu, founder of NGO Running in the Dark, went blind at age 26 and says she sank into deep depression but the sport helped her turn her life around....

 2022-08-15 01:00 

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'God of Online Dating': catfisher in China 'dates' mother and son simultaneously and cons pair out of US$20,800, court hears...

Chinese court hears details of how a man posed as two different people, one male, the other female, to simultaneously pose as the love interests of a mother and son and steal from them....

 2022-08-15 00:30 

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India marks 75th independence anniversary with rapid growth, deep inequality...

As India marks the 75th anniversary of the end of British rule, its economy is booming, although there are problems, including inequality, polarisation, child malnutrition and not enough jobs to go around....

 2022-08-15 00:00 

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Mirror concert accident: it was avoidable, should not have happened, says incoming chief of Hong Kong engineering body...

Professional safety code demands care, checks when installing heavy overhead equipment, says civil engineer Aaron Bok....

 2022-08-14 23:30 

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Chinese stocks' post-Shanghai lockdown rally fizzles out as zero-Covid policy and beleaguered property market bite...

The CSI 300 Index of large onshore stocks has lost almost half of what it had gained since Shanghai reopened, amid property market jitters and Covid-19 flare-ups....

 2022-08-14 22:52 

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Funerals held as Egyptians mourn 41 victims of Cairo Coptic church fire...

The blaze, blamed on an electrical fault, hit the Abu Sifin church in Imbaba on Sunday. Hundreds gathered to pay their respects in and around the two Giza churches where clergymen prayed for the victims....

 2022-08-14 22:00 

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People's Liberation Army boasts of increased reach in the skies before Taiwan Strait crisis...

An article in the Chinese military's official newspaper says the air force has been operating in 'previously unreachable areas'....

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