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 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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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'....

 2022-08-14 20:10 

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Oder river tests so far not showing poison as cause of fish die-off, Polish minister says...

Tonnes of dead fish have been found since late July in the Oder river, which runs through Germany and Poland. Both countries have said the mass die-off is a major environmental catastrophe....

 2022-08-14 19:42 

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Anne Heche to be removed from life support; organ donations set to begin...

The US actress was declared brain-dead a week after an August 5 car crash, but her body was kept on life support to determine whether her organs could be a match for donation....

 2022-08-14 19:09 

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Two dead, 60 injured after explosion at fireworks warehouse in Armenian city of Yerevan...

Rescuers and volunteers searched amid still-exploding fireworks for victims who might be trapped under slabs of concrete and twisted metal....

 2022-08-14 18:06 

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On anniversary of Taliban takeover, former Afghan leader defends decision to flee...

Ashraf Ghani said that on the morning of August 15, 2021, with the Taliban at the gates of Kabul, he wanted to avoid the humiliation of surrender to the insurgents....

 2022-08-14 17:46 

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Out-of-control forest fire in Spain forces evacuation of eight villages and 1,500 people...

The head of the local Aragon government, Javier Lamban, said on Sunday that the situation was critical in the north-east town of Aon de Moncayo....

 2022-08-14 17:24 

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Five dead, 15 injured in shooting and explosion in Ecuador port city...

Authorities on Sunday said several others were missing and homes were damaged in the Ecuadorean port city of Guayaquil. The motive for the attack was unknown....

 2022-08-14 16:32 

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Norway's Freya the walrus euthanised after authorities deem her a danger to humans...

Walruses are protected and as recently as last month officials said they hoped Freya would leave an Oslo fjord, where she became a tourist attraction, of her own accord....

 2022-08-14 14:36 

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Hong Kong couple charged with murder over death of 3-month-old boy found with bruises and blisters on body...

Investigators lay joint murder charge on 35-year-old man and his 24-year-old wife....

 2022-08-14 14:34 

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[ Asia ]

Indian billionaire, investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala dies at 62...

The business magnate, who had an estimated net worth of US$5.8 billion, helped launch low-cost Akasa Air that took its first flight last week....

 2022-08-14 14:30 

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US takes China rivalry over African influence underwater, with high-speed internet cable spanning continents...

New US-funded Southeast AsiaMiddle EastWestern Europe 6 submarine line comes in response to Chinese-led transcontinental Peace cable....

 2022-08-14 14:24 

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US man shoots himself after crashing into Capitol barricade, firing shots into the air...

Police said 'it does not appear the man was targeting any member of Congress' as they work to discern a motive....

 2022-08-14 14:00 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong airport languishes as Singapore Changi is Asia's No 1 for passenger arrivals from April to June...

Easing of hotel quarantine rules not enough to safeguard city's aviation hub status, experts warn....

 2022-08-14 13:57 

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Boat used by Hong Kong activists in protest voyage to Diaoyu Islands in 2012 'sank a month ago' due to 'lack of maintenance'...

The Kai Fung No 2 was deployed on an expedition by protesters who set foot on the disputed islands for first time in 16 years in 2012....

 2022-08-14 13:21 

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Kuwait names first ambassador to Iran in over 6 years...

The appointment comes more than six years since Kuwait recalled its top envoy to Tehran in solidarity with Saudi Arabia after it severed ties with the Islamic Republic in 2016....

 2022-08-14 13:00 

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Eyes on 6G safety as Chinese scientists find terahertz radiation boosts brain cell growth in mice...

Discovery could help assess new communication technology and also develop therapies to treat brain diseases, Beijing researchers say....

 2022-08-14 12:31 

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More US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Nancy Pelosi's visit...

The five-member group led by Democrat Ed Markey arrived on the island in a government plane on Sunday evening...

 2022-08-14 12:01 

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Cairo fire kills 41 during mass in Coptic Christian church...

Copts, the largest Christian community in the Middle East, have suffered deadly attacks at the hands of Islamists particularly after former Islamist president Mohammed Mursi was overthrown in 2013....

 2022-08-14 12:00 

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Chinese police vow to prioritise sex crimes against underage victims...

The public security ministry said a crackdown on sexual assaults has so far netted more than 32,000 suspects....

 2022-08-14 11:12 

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Saudi Aramco's quarterly profit soars on higher oil prices, refining margins...

Oil majors Aramco, Exxon, BP have reported strong or record-breaking results in recent weeks as Western sanctions against Russia boosted prices of crude and natural gas....

 2022-08-14 11:02 

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Chinese customs seize thousands of maps over missing South China Sea 'nine-dash line'...

Offending maps also fail to include Beijing's island claims in the East and South China seas, and lack a vetting number, officials reveal....

 2022-08-14 10:00 

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Chinese coal-to-gas catalyst could ease reliance on foreign tech, researchers say...

A new catalyst fills the gap in the domestic natural gas production process, which could help ensure stable and sustainable supply amid the global energy crisis....

 2022-08-14 09:47 

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China's top Covid official says authorities working to let tourists stranded in Hainan go home...

Vice-premier Sun Chunlan says around 150,000 visitors have been stranded in Hainan and says other provinces should not stop them returning home....

 2022-08-14 09:00 

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A mysterious jawbone leads to DNA analysis to identify first known lineage of prehistoric tigers that lived in northeast China and never evolved into modern species...

Scientists used DNA analysis to pinpoint an extinct lineage of tigers that diverged from modern tigers 268,000 years ago and never evolved into a species alive today....

 2022-08-14 08:44 

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Chinese finance hub Shanghai set to reopen all schools, but Covid-19 lockdown fears persist...

Schools to reopen on September 1, with daily after-hours Covid-19 tests mandated for all teachers and students....

 2022-08-14 08:43 

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[ Hong Kong ]

'Unremitting, nightmarish cycle' of rubbish: Hong Kong littering fine to be reviewed as street inspection shocks officials...

Hong Kong's Deputy Chief Secretary Warner Cheuk says littering review is necessary as current HK$1,500 fine to deter litter louts has been in place for almost 20 years....

 2022-08-14 08:36 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Coronavirus: Hong Kong's finance chief says '3+4' quarantine arrangement will help boost city's economy despite downgraded forecast...

'I noticed that the relevant arrangements [have been] welcomed by various groups both locally and overseas,' Paul Chan said on his blog....

 2022-08-14 08:29 

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Gunman detained in Australia after firing shots in Canberra airport...

No one was injured when a gunman fired five shots in Canberra airport on Sunday, and normal operations resumed later the same day....

 2022-08-14 08:00 

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[ Asia ]

How India's influencers quit the 9-5 grind and made it big and why brands love them...

Influencer marketing in India was worth US$113 million by the end of 2021, and is expected to reach US$129 million in 2025....

 2022-08-14 07:45 

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Record Europe wildfire destruction in 2022, with nearly 660,000 hectares ravaged since January, data shows...

Some 659,541 hectares have been destroyed so far, according to European Forest Fire Information System data, with Spain most affected....

 2022-08-14 07:15 

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Malaysia's GDP growth to quicken on pent-up demand, Finance Minister Zafrul Aziz says...

'Restaurants are packed, traffic jams have returned', finance chief Zafrul Aziz says, with economic recovery also aided by boom in overseas trade....

 2022-08-14 07:01 

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7 dead in southwestern China tourist spot as mountain rains trigger flash flood...

Water flow in lower reaches of river in Pengzhou city suddenly increased in just 10 to 20 seconds, state-owned China National Radio reports....

 2022-08-14 06:40 

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At least seven hurt in gun attack on Jewish worshippers' bus in Jerusalem...

A gunman opened fire at a bus near Jerusalem's Old City early on Sunday, wounding several Israelis in a suspected Palestinian attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza, police and doctors said....

 2022-08-14 06:29 

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[ Hong Kong ]

How 'two systems' under 'one country' can facilitate a full reopening for Hong Kong...

While Hong Kong must operate as part of the nation, its high degree of autonomy also offers the chance to show the mainland what responses to the pandemic work....

 2022-08-14 06:23 

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Criticism of Hong Kong government 'defects' welcome but not type provoking hostility among people, security chief says...

Hong Kong Secretary for Security Chris Tang says officials don't see criticisms as problems, 'if they can let us know about our defects and make us perform better'....

 2022-08-14 06:06 

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, 'India's Warren Buffett', dies at 62...

Stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala with an estimated net worth of US$6 billion, died early on Sunday at age 62, his family said. The cause of death was not immediately announced....

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