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Transparency must be paramount for investigation into massage case
The reputation and credibility of the police force’s national security department should not be the subject of uninformed speculation. The outcome of an inquiry involving a senior officer has to be convincing to the public.
Tel Aviv: Iron Dome filmed intercepting barrage of rockets over Israel
Israel's Iron Dome intercepted a barrage of rocket fire over Tel Aviv launched from the Gaza Strip.
Taiwan says Jimmy Lai asset freeze a warning to global investors
Taiwan warned on Saturday that Hong Kong's decision to freeze assets belonging to jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying was a sign to the international community that doing business in the Chinese-controlled city was becoming increasin...
Ireland’s Health Services hit with $20 million ransomware demand
Ireland's health service, the HSE, says they are refusing to pay a $20 million ransom demand to the Conti ransomware gang after the hackers encrypted computers and disrupted health care in the country.
The camera made in a Hong Kong university that just landed on Mars
Mars Landing Surveillance Camera was invented by researchers at Polytechnic University. China is just the third country to successfully land a rover on the Red Planet.
Portugal, Netherlands latest EU countries to ease travel restrictions
From Monday, travellers from most EU countries will be able to visit Portugal, authorities announced on Saturday.
Future of Hong Kong’s Apple Daily on the line after freezing of founder’s assets
Analysts say authorities’ decision to freeze Jimmy Lai’s assets would not only put pressure on the tabloid-style paper, but also have a chilling effect on other outlets.
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An expat exodus is looming fast as Hong Kong’s allure fades
Hong Kong must do all it can to keep foreign residents from leaving and attract others like them if it wishes to make good on its claim to be an international city.
This Prefab Beach Shack in Montauk Is a Surfing Family’s Dream Come True
In Montauk Shores, a pair of HGTV stars transform a prefab home into a beachside paradise.
Hong Kong Air Cargo faces staff crunch as expat pilots wait for visa renewal
The company urges authorities to settle the city’s long-term visa policy soonest, or risk damaging Hong Kong’s reputation as an aviation hub.
Sleeping Beauty is Your New Weekend Dress Code
This season, the most famous fashion houses offer blankets resembling half-coats, sticking fluffy slippers, and pillow-like bags to accompany your travels.
Hong Kong Monetary Authority Reveals Implementation Roadmap for Ongoing Development of Open API Framework
Hong Kong Monetary Authority reveals implementation roadmap for ongoing development of Open API Framework.
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56 per cent of Hong Kong students spent more time gaming during pandemic
The poll found that three-quarters of the students who reported playing more video games did so to relieve stress, but their gaming habits had the opposite effect on two-thirds of parents surveyed.
YouTube Home Tours Are Blowing Up. Enes Yilmazer Is Cashing In.
Luxury home tours on YouTube are exploding, and transforming the way high-end real estate is discovered and sometimes sold. YouTube personality Enes Yilmazer walks us through the making of a video for his channel, which gets an average o...
Beware iOS and Android Users!A Cybersecurity Firm Discovers Dozens Of Malicious Apps On Google And Apple App Stores in Finance And Cryptocurrency Categories
The cybersecurity firm Sophos has recently spotted 167 fake iOS and Android apps, looking to harvest user data with malicious intent.
The Cannabis Industry Has a Cash Problem. But That Could Change
Cannabis companies in the U.S. lack access to banking and other financial services because the drug is federally illegal. That could change through new legislation or thanks to broader legalization efforts backed by the Democratically-co...
China lands on Mars in major advance for its space ambitions
China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest step forward for its ambitious space program
Joe Biden’s Venmo account discovered in ‘less than 10 minutes’ – report
Payment app accounts for Joe and Jill Biden removed after BuzzFeed News said it easily discovered them
The surprising reason behind Chinatown's aesthetic
From London, to Manila, to Melbourne, Chinatowns in cities around the world share similar design elements. And that’s on purpose. Their distinct "Chinatown" style can be traced back to a single event: the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, w...
Israeli Airstrike Flattens Building Housing The Associated Press (AP), Al-Jazeera, And Other Non-Friendly Media In Gaza City
In the latest in a series of attacks, an Israeli airstrike Saturday leveled a high-rise building after the military ordered occupants to evacuate. Inside were the offices of several media outlets — including The Associated Press and Al-J...
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.
Stella McCartney and The Desire to Dance For Fall 2021
Inspired by McCartney A to Z Manifesto's D is for Desire, the winter 2021 collection reflects the desire to leave the house. Mixing heritage, glamor and sport, to subvert the rules with a pinch of extravagance and opulence
Dogecoin Boost by 'Great Manipulator' Elon Musk Stirs Crypto World
The tweeting power of former US President Donald Trump is matched by tech tycoon Elon Musk, who with a few posts has managed to send the cryptocurrency market into a frenzy.
Pushing all the right buttons: the network empowering female entrepreneurship
Business Planet heads to Italy to look at an online community that’s inspiring women to start, run and grow successful businesses.
Using Zoom could help older people avoid dementia, study reveals
Those who communicate online alongside traditional methods show less of a decline in episodic memory
US Trade Representative Meets WHO Chief, Discusses Vaccine Production
US trade Representative Katherine Tai asked WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his views on the immediate steps to collectively increase access to vaccines.
How Hong Kong’s former cabin crew members are taking off in new jobs
People skills, ability to deal with difficult customers, a plus for landing public-facing jobs.
Citibank Taiwan, DBS Bank Taiwan hit for AML failings
The Financial Supervisory Commission fined Citibank Taiwan NT$10 million and DBS Bank Taiwan NT$6 million for breaches of the nation’s anti-money laundering regulations.
What is the global chip shortage and why should we care about it?
Here is everything you need to know about the global chip shortage and how it threatens to impact everyone's daily lives.
Don't Vaccinate Kids, Give Doses To Covax: WHO Chief To Rich Countries
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed anger that a number of rich countries were now vaccinating children, while poorer states had barely begun vaccinating health workers and vulnerable groups.
Major Hong Kong developer willing to release land for public housing
Sun Hung Kai Properties to give up plots in Yuen Long located next to middle-class residential project, day after authorities said they would seize lots left idle for decades.
Expert: Big Number of Isle of Man Offshore Bank Clients are Politicians
Politically influential people made up a significant portion of the clients at an offshore bank in the Isle of Man, according to a Brookings Institute researcher who analyzed data from a breach published by Distributed Denial of Secrets.
Any Life ‘Discovered’ on Mars Likely to Have ‘Hitchhiked’ From Earth, Scientist Warns
The recent discovery of new types of bacteria found aboard the International Space Station (ISS) draws questions about the expansion and evolution of DNA traveling through space.
Pandemic to be 'far more deadly' this year, WHO warns
The World Health Organization issued a grim warning on Friday that the second year of Covid-19 was set to be "far more deadly", as Japan extended a state of emergency amid growing calls for the Olympics to be scrapped.
Chicago: Cat survives five-story leap from burning apartment building
Footage shared by Chicago firefighters shows a cat jumping out the 5th floor window of a burning apartment building, and then walking away unscathed.
UK Opens Fraud Probe Into Billionaire Sanjeev Gupta's Steel Group
GFG Alliance, owned by Indian-British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta, had been Greensill's biggest customer at the time of the finance giant's notorious collapse.
New 'Peaceful But Talkative' Species of Dinosaur Identified in Mexico
The parts of the dinosaur’s skeleton recovered by researchers include the creature’s 1.32-metre-long crest, as well as its jaws and palate.
Portugal reports lowest ever number of babies born this winter as it becomes latest nation hit by declining birth rates
The birth rate in Portugal sunk to its lowest level this winter since records began in 1911, Portugal’s National Statistics Institute has said. The birth rate declined by a whopping 19% compared to the pre-pandemic January 2020.
Hungary is set to cut taxes on cryptocurrencies by half from 2022
Hungary is cutting tax on cryptocurrency earnings by half as interest in the crypto market drives it to all-time highs.
Eight arrested over dirty money network flying cash to Dubai in suitcases
British police arrested eight people as part of an investigation into a £50 million ($70.7m) international money laundering racket.
Hong Kong authorities freeze HK$500m of Jimmy Lai’s assets
Sources say the frozen assets include all 70 per cent of Lai’s shares in his Next Digital media company and his holdings in three other firms. The total is worth US$64 million.
Hong Kong’s WhatsApp users have till Saturday to accept new privacy terms
Messaging platform assures users new terms will not affect confidentiality of personal data, but local expert calls for more clarity.
UK police arrest three suspected right-wing extremists over 3D-printed firearm in counter-terrorism raids
Two men and a woman have appeared in Westminster Magistrates Court charged with possessing articles connected with an act of terrorism in relation to a 3D-printed firearm. The trio were detained in UK counter-terrorism raids.
Hackers Reportedly Apologise for Disrupting Colonial Pipeline Operations, Vow to Be More Selective
The actions of the hacker group are expected to cause gasoline supply disruptions in a dozen US states after their ransomware knocked out the networks of a pipeline that delivers nearly half of all fuel to these regions.
Crypto’s Anonymity Has Regulators Circling After the Colonial Pipeline Hack
When Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charlie Munger earlier this month called Bitcoin “useful to kidnappers and extortionists” and “contrary to the interests of civilization,” crypto enthusiasts mocked his investment performance, c...
How Chinese Criminals Secretly Move Millions for Mexico Cartels
While the involvement of Chinese money-laundering rings in handling drug proceeds from Mexico is nothing new, a number of recent court cases in the United States have revealed crucial information about how these schemes work.
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