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 2022-08-16 15:20 

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Compulsory testing announced for 65 locations...

The government on Tuesday issued compulsory testing notices for 65 places across Hong Kong.Anyone who has visited any of these premises and stayed there for the length of time and on the dates specified must get a nucleic acid test for Covid-19.The reside...

 2022-08-16 14:16 

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19 arrested on suspicion of laundering HK$100 million...

Police said on Tuesday they had arrested 19 people on suspicion of money laundering in a case involving some HK$100 million.Chief Inspector Wong Chi-tang of the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau said the suspects, aged between 28 and 67, were linked to an ...

 2022-08-16 11:56 

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Coach says rooftops unsuitable for parkour training...

A parkour coach on Tuesday advised against training on rooftops, a day after a teenager was believed to have plunged to his death while doing the extreme sport atop a building in Tsim Sha Tsui. Lo Chun-chung from the Hong Kong Parkour Association has been...

 2022-08-16 10:49 

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Cathay sees rise in July passenger figures...

Cathay Pacific said on Tuesday easing quarantine arrangements for inbound travellers are expected to boost its business in the near future, but the airline also spoke about the difficulty of adding passenger capacity under current Covid rules for aircrew....

 2022-08-16 10:16 

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Hong Kong logs 4,890 new local Covid cases...

Hong Kong on Tuesday recorded 4,890 new local Covid cases and 10 new deaths.There were also 272 imported infections.Health officials said 1,813 patients were being treated at hospital, including nine under intensive care. A chief manager at the Hospital A...

 2022-08-16 09:47 

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Resume 'cruises to nowhere': tourism sector...

Tourism sector representatives on Tuesday urged the authorities to resume the "cruises to nowhere" tours and review the suspension mechanism imposed on cruises. These tours have been put on hold since early this year, forcing some cruise lines to ...

 2022-08-16 09:41 

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I never received sexual services at Viet Spa: Choi...

The former head of the national security police, Frederic Choi, testified in court on Tuesday that he had never received any sexual services in a massage parlour raided by officers in an anti-vice operation last year.Choi, the first director of the force&...

 2022-08-16 08:38 

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Hong Kong stocks finish lower...

Hong Kong stocks fell Tuesday on lingering worries about the economic outlook, though mainland markets edged higher on hopes for fresh stimulus. The H......

 2022-08-16 07:37 

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Man jailed for selling fake MIRROR tickets...

A man was jailed for five months on Tuesday for selling fake MIRROR concert tickets. So Lok-lam, 20, earlier pleaded guilty to obtaining property by deception and possessing a false instrument. The West Kowloon Court heard that a buyer planned in May to b...

 2022-08-16 07:11 

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Govt urged to scrap quarantine measures...

Fund management representatives on Tuesday called on the government to lift all quarantine measures by November, saying it is crucial for the SAR to reconnect with the world. The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA) said it surveyed 36 fund mana...

 2022-08-16 06:48 

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'Prompt action to tackle misbehaving civil servants'...

The government said it will take more resolute action against misbehaving civil servants, after 51 of them were dismissed in the previous financial year. That accounts for around a third of more than 150 government staff sacked in the past five years. Acc...

 2022-08-16 05:10 

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Beijing sanctions seven Taiwan politicians...

Beijing on Tuesday announced sanctions on a group of politicians in Taiwan, putting them on a list of "Taiwan independence diehards".The Taiwan Work Office of the Communist Party's Central Committee said punitive measures were imposed on Hsiao...

 2022-08-16 03:41 

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Govt planning new law to tackle abandoned vehicles...

The Commissioner for Transport, Rosanna Law, said on Tuesday that the government is planning to introduce new legislation to hold vehicle owners criminally liable if they fail to dispose of their cars or motorcycles properly.Speaking on an RTHK programme,...

 2022-08-16 03:32 

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Ticket options 'music to the ears of MIRROR fans'...

Concertgoers have mostly reacted positively to the refund options offered by the MIRROR concert organisers.The shows were halted after two dancers were injured by a falling giant video panel during a performance at the Hong Kong Coliseum on July 28. One o...

 2022-08-16 03:02 

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Security guard killed by falling car park gate...

A security guard has died after she was struck by a falling car park gate at the Yaumatei Maternal and Child Health Centre. The industrial accident happened at around 6pm on Monday when the gate measuring 4.7 metres wide and 2.5 metres tall hit the woman....

 2022-08-16 02:11 

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Hong Kong stocks rise at open...

Hong Kong stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday as another round of weak US data provided a little hope that the Federal Reserve will temper its pa......

 2022-08-15 21:15 

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US stocks end higher as megacaps rally...

US stocks rose on Monday with megacap growth shares, extending the market's recent rally amid investor optimism the Federal Reserve can achieve a soft......

 2022-08-15 16:18 

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Compulsory testing ordered for 65 locations...

The government on Monday issued compulsory testing notices for 65 places across Hong Kong.Anyone who has visited any of these premises and stayed there for the length of time and on the dates specified must get a nucleic acid test for Covid-19.The residen...

 2022-08-15 16:05 

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Police launch new mechanism to fight disinformation...

The police said they have introduced a new mechanism that monitors public opinion online using big data in their continuing fight against disinformation.And to boost the image of the force, the Police Public Relations Branch was upgraded to the Public Rel...

 2022-08-15 13:26 

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Parkour believed to be behind fatal fall...

A 17-year-old fell to his death in Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday afternoon. He was believed to have been taking part in an extreme sport at the time. Police said they were alerted at about 3pm that someone had fallen from a height onto the podium of Tsim Sha Ts...

 2022-08-15 12:02 

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Ex-teacher jailed for taking part in 2019 unrest...

A former liberal studies teacher was sentenced to nine months in prison on Monday for taking part in an illegal assembly at the start of the social unrest three years ago. Eastern Court heard that Yeung Tsz-chun, 32, took part in the protest against the p...

 2022-08-15 09:38 

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Toddler in intensive care after catching Covid: CHP...

Health officials on Monday renewed calls for parents to get their children inoculated against Covid-19, as they reported that another infected toddler had been put in intensive care. Hospital Authority Chief Manager Lau Ka-hin said the two-year-old boy de...

 2022-08-15 09:37 

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Public housing rent to go up by 1.17pc...

The Housing Authority on Monday approved a proposal to raise public housing rent by 1.17 percent, even though the extra payment will be waived for a year.The hike was the outcome of a biennial rent review that tracks household income. Each household will ...

 2022-08-15 08:49 

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PLA stages fresh drills around Taiwan...

The People's Liberation Army said it has organised fresh military drills around Taiwan as Beijing denounced a visit to Taipei by a US congressional de......

 2022-08-15 08:33 

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Hong Kong stocks close lower...

Hong Kong shares closed lower on Monday after mainland economic data for July came in worse than expected. The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.7 percent, or......

 2022-08-15 08:14 

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Man jailed for a year indecently assaulting girl...

A 48-year-old man was jailed for 12 months on Monday for indecently assaulting a 10-year-old girl.Leung Shing-cho claimed that he was massaging his friend's daughter last December when he sneaked his hand under the girl's clothes and touched her b...

 2022-08-15 07:33 

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Man arrested for carrying knife into court building...

Police said they have arrested a man after he was allegedly found carrying a knife in his bag when he entered West Kowloon magistrates' courts on Monday morning. Officers said they received a report at around 11:09am that security guards had found an ...

 2022-08-15 06:44 

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Beware of bacteria on masks: Consumer Council...

The Consumer Council warned on Monday that some face masks on sale in Hong Kong have bacterial levels that exceed European standards.The watchdog said it tested 30 coloured or patterned face masks and found that in six of them, the bioburden levels or mic...

 2022-08-15 04:20 

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Threshold lowered for Covid jab outreach services...

The government says it will be arranging more Covid vaccine outreach services for kindergartens and child daycare centres to boost the vaccination rate among toddlers. Outreach vaccination teams previously visited these venues when at least 30 people need...

 2022-08-15 03:55 

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Clean up efforts might not be needed forever: govt...

The government says a campaign to clean up Hong Kong will continue until at least 2024, but hopefully it won't need to last forever if people stop littering.Deputy Chief Secretary Warner Cheuk, who is overseeing the operation, told an RTHK programme o...

 2022-08-15 03:41 

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Factory output in China sees slower growth...

Factory output and retail sales in China posted slower growth in July. According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics, industrial output was......

 2022-08-15 03:12 

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Hong Kong stocks fall at open...

Hong Kong stocks fell at the open on Monday as investors awaited the release of key economic data in China. The Hang Seng Index slipped 0.68 percent t......

 2022-08-15 01:05 

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2.6% of toddlers have had Covid jab: expert...

Health authorities are appealing to parents to get their young children vaccinated against Covid-19, as a five-year-old patient remains in critical condition in Tuen Mun Hospital. Government advisor, Lau Yu-lung, told RTHK that last month, five children w...

 2022-08-14 15:31 

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Compulsory testing notices issued for 65 locations...

The government on Sunday issued compulsory testing notices for 65 places across Hong Kong.Anyone who has visited any of these premises and stayed there for the length of time and on the dates specified must get a nucleic acid test for Covid-19.The residen...

 2022-08-14 13:55 

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Aramco unveils record $48.4 billion profit in Q2...

Oil giant Saudi Aramco on Sunday unveiled record profits of $48.4 billion in the second quarter of 2022, after Russia's war in Ukraine and a post-pand......

 2022-08-14 09:47 

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HK logs just under 5,000 Covid cases...

Health officials said Hong Kong recorded 4,979 new Covid infections on Sunday, one day after the daily caseload topped 5,000.Of the latest cases, 4,764 were local infections and 215 were imported ones.Authorities said a girl, 5, remained in critical condi...

 2022-08-14 07:47 

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Vouchers boost economy but concerns remain: Paul Chan...

Financial Secretary Paul Chan on Sunday said easing quarantine rules and a fresh round of consumption vouchers are boosting the local economy, but warned that Hong Kong still faces headwinds such as rising US interest rates.Writing on his official blog, C...

 2022-08-14 07:22 

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'People with amber code should be allowed to work'...

Labour minister Chris Sun said on Sunday employers should not prevent people with an amber code on their LeaveHomeSafe app from going to work, and that workers shouldn't have their pay docked either.Currently, after inbound travellers have spent three...

 2022-08-14 04:53 

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Ex-security minister, NPC delegate Ambrose Lee dies...

Former secretary for security Ambrose Lee died on Sunday morning at the age of 73.RTHK learned that he passed away in his sleep at his Sha Tin home. Lee joined the Immigration Department in 1974 and rose through the ranks. He became the head of the depart...

 2022-08-14 04:43 

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Warner Cheuk calls on people to keep HK clean...

Deputy Chief Secretary Warner Cheuk said on Sunday that he's confident that Hong Kong will become much cleaner after the launch of a city-wide operation against hygiene black spots.He was speaking after inspecting cleaners removing rubbish and a numbe...

 2022-08-14 03:59 

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'We'll fight those capitalising on Sino-US tensions'...

Secretary for Security Chris Tang said the government is ready to take action against anyone who takes advantage of tensions between China and the United States to stir up chaos in Hong Kong.Speaking on a Commercial Radio programme on Sunday, Tang said US...

 2022-08-14 01:29 

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Mainland reports 2,604 new Covid cases...

The mainland reported 2,604 new Covid-19 infections on August 13, of which 684 were symptomatic and 1,920 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commi......

 2022-08-13 14:36 

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Four dead in flash flood in Suchuan province...

Four people were killed and nine others injured in a flash flood in Sichuan province on Saturday, local authorities said. Footage published by mainlan......

 2022-08-13 13:47 

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Compulsory testing notices issued for 65 locations...

The government on Saturday issued compulsory testing notices for 65 places across Hong Kong.Anyone who has visited any of these premises and stayed there for the length of time and on the dates specified must get a nucleic acid test for Covid-19.The build...

 2022-08-13 10:14 

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Girl critical as HK reports over 5,000 Covid cases...

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) says an unvaccinated 5-year-old girl is in critical condition in Tuen Mun Hospital, after contracting Covid. She was admitted on Friday night after running a fever, and testing positive using a rapid antigen test.Spe...

 2022-08-13 08:23 

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I will be more careful with my words: Regina Ip...

Executive Council convenor Regina Ip on Saturday said the headline of a interview she had done with Bloomberg created a misunderstanding, but added that she would be more careful with her words in the future, after her comments on stamp duty led to a rise...

 2022-08-13 08:18 

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Minister says schools should plan for amber codes...

Education minister Christine Choi said on Saturday that students with amber codes should go to school only if the campus environment is suitable. Under the new quarantine rules, which came into effect on Friday, inbound travellers will receive an amber he...

 2022-08-13 05:30 

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Govt admits inadequacies in its hygiene effort...

Deputy Chief Secretary Warner Cheuk on Saturday admitted inadequacies in the government hygiene efforts in the past and said the authorities would step up education to keep the city clean, adding that officials would review the penalty for littering.He wa...

 2022-08-13 05:24 

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Married couple arrested over death of baby boy...

Police said on Saturday they had arrested a married couple on suspicion of murder, following the death of a three-month-old baby boy in the early hours of the morning. The suspects are a 35-year-old man and his 24-year-old wife. Officers said they had rec...

 2022-08-13 04:30 

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Health chief downplays any quick zero quarantine move...

Health minister Lo Chung-mau has played down the likelihood of Hong Kong quickly doing away with quarantine hotels and moving to seven days of health monitoring instead.Speaking on two radio programmes on Saturday, he said the latest move to three days of...

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