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China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile
Launch in August of nuclear-capable rocket that circled the globe took US intelligence by surprise.
Pope Francis Says Will Continue Being A "Pest" In so called "Defence Of The Poor" (by taking their money in this life "so they can be happy next life")
"Thinking about these situations (of exclusion and inequality), I make a pest of myself with my questions. And I go on asking. And I ask everyone in the name of God," said Pope Francis. In our opinion, the poor will do much better if the...
China’s Shenzhou-13 craft successfully docks to Tiangong space station & 3 astronauts enter core module
China’s second manned mission reached the Tiangong space station, which is still under construction, on Saturday. The three astronauts left the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft and entered the station’s core module.
No seat for Tam Yiu-chung in Beijing meeting next week
Beijing on Saturday told Tam Yiu-chung, a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress not to attend a meeting there next Tuesday, citing concerns over the city's pandemic situation.
Bitcoin climbs to $60,000 on prospect of first exchange-traded fund
The world’s most popular cryptocurrency has soared to its highest level since May on Friday, propelled by traders’ optimism about a US approval of the first bitcoin futures exchange-traded fund (ETF).
Barring of Hong Kong delegate shows Beijing serious about zero-Covid approach
Tam Yiu-chung says he was told not to attend a meeting in the capital after the discovery of an untraceable Covid-19 case in Hong Kong earlier this month.
No, China’s Belt & Road Initiative is not falling apart, this is just US propaganda, right on cue as Congress promised
A new ‘study’ has concluded that Beijing’s huge worldwide investment programme is “losing momentum” as debts mount. But a closer inspection of the facts tells a different story
Latest shipment of BioNTech vaccine arrives in Hong Kong
The latest shipment of about 800,000 doses of German-made BioNTech vaccine arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday.
As the tech giant admits targeting kids as young as four, it’s time for a grown-up discussion about Facebook and children
The ‘big’ revelation that Facebook has been researching how to attract young children to its platform would only be newsworthy if the social media giant weren’t doing so.
Former Hong Kong police brass injured in Tsim Sha Tsui robbery
A source identified the victim as former assistant police commissioner Kevin Woods.
Bitcoin: BoE Deputy Gov wants to cancel democracy and protect the banks with regulations which infringe on people’s freedom, independence and benefits they get from their own money.
The Bitcoin concept of democratizing money is not going down well with the leeches and parasites who hoover the pockets of the working class in order to maintain their comfy lifestyles as civil servants and bank officers. The colonial Ba...
Hong Kong’s wild boars on the loose: cull them or protect them?
Attempts to control boars in urban areas have failed because people keep feeding them, officials say, something animal groups believe can be remedied through more education.
New Projections for Our Planet's Future Climate Pain 'Earth Alien to Humans'
The researchers' projections suggest that "places with long histories of cultural and ecosystem richness, like the Amazon Basin, may become barren," while "heat stress may reach fatal levels for humans in tropical regions."
Police look into the death of a girl who suspectedly hangs herself
Police are now looking into the death of a 17-year-old girl, who suspectedly hung herself on a slope near a primary school in Tsz Wan Shan on Saturday morning.
White House holds counter-ransomware event with 30 countries as payments spike
The White House held a virtual event this week to combat ransomware, as global economic losses mount. Russia and North Korea were conspicuously absent from the meeting.
Hong Kong sees six imported cases, all vaccinated
Hong Kong reported six imported cases on Saturday, including the staffer of Consulate General of the Russian Federation, who triggered the lockdown in Sai Wan Ho the previous night.
These Paint Colors Will Dominate Our Homes in 2022
We spoke to industry experts about the shades that will define the coming year—and how the hues can dictate our moods.
Hong Kong buyers balk at The Arles amid robust housing pipeline
The Arles, located near the Fo Tan subway station, is a crucial test of whether Hong Kong’s residential property bull run can maintain its momentum.
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Number of Hongkongers chasing lucrative civil service jobs down 30 per cent
Applications for elite-level posts in city’s government drops from 14,000 to 9,700, with civil service chief pointing to drastic political changes and national security law as the reason.
Russian daily Covid-19 deaths hit record high but lawmakers rule out lockdown
Russia has reported a record number of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the past 24 hours, data from the country's Coronavirus Response Center showed Saturday.
Cabbie murder suspect sees case adjourned to Oct. 29
The 31-year-old cabbie murder suspect appeared in Kwun Tong Magistrates' Courts on Saturday morning and saw his case adjourned to October 29.
Best Street Style Looks from Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2022
Outside runways, guests attract the eye of photographers. Take a look at the outfits seen in the streets of Paris during the Spring/Summer 2022 shows.
Housing Authority extends measure of withholding issuance of eviction notice
Public housing tenants who are behind their rents can apply to Housing Authority to withhold issuing the notice-to-quit from this October to March 2022.
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Hong Kong to offer home pickup, mobile vaccine vehicles for elderly
New services yet another attempt to boost take-up among a vulnerable demographic that has lagged behind other age groups in taking vaccine. City confirms six new Covid-19 cases, all imported.
South Korea targets Apple over new app store regulation
Apple Inc was on a collision course with South Korea on Friday over new requirements that it stop forcing app developers to use its payment systems, with a government official warning of a possible investigation into the iPhone maker's c...
U.S. law firm drops work on HKU statue removal after criticism
U.S. law firm Mayer Brown said on Friday it had withdrawn from helping the University of Hong Kong remove a statue honoring slain Tiananmen Square protesters after its role sparked condemnation from human rights groups and U.S. politicians.
"Not Afraid": Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Ahead Of Launch To Space Station
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, 45, is the founder of Japan's largest online fashion mall and the country's 30th richest man, according to Forbes.
Patrick Nip expects fewer people to apply for civil servant positions
Fewer people will apply to be civil servants in the future, said Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, who believed the number will eventually rise after a while.
Why a Mach 5 passenger plane is a crazy idea that might just work
Atlanta-based startup Hermeus hopes to develop a passenger airplane capable of reaching Mach 5, or 3,000 miles per hour, but is the prospect of building a hypersonic successor to Concorde merely a flight of fancy?
Seven activists jailed for up to 12 months over unauthorized protest in 2020
Seven democracy campaigners, including former lawmakers “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung and Eddie Chu Hoi-dick were jailed for up to 12 months on Saturday, for their role in a protest last year against a sweeping national security law impose...
18 Dead In Russia After Drinking Bootleg Alcohol
At the beginning of October, at least 36 people in the region of Orenburg died after drinking bootleg alcohol containing methanol, which is highly toxic.
None found infected with Covid in Sai Wan Ho lockdown
None among 830 residents at Tower 1 of Grand Promenade in Sai Wan Ho tested positive for Covid-19, the government said as they lifted the bar for the lockdown on Saturday morning.
Chinese Crew On Longest Mission Successfully Dock At Space Station: Report
China Space Mission: The Shenzhou-13 vessel carrying the three had docked with the radial port of the space station, state-run news agency Xinhua said.
Mainland Chinese divorcees, widows struggle to remain with children
Children are Hong Kong residents, but single parents from mainland don’t qualify for one-way permits to let them stay, find jobs.
China launches 2nd manned flight to Tiangong space station
China sent its second manned mission to the Tiangong space station on Friday, with the crew including the station’s first female Taikonaut, Wang Yaping.
Cyprus strips 45 passports obtained by investors and their families under cash-for-citizenship scheme
The Cypriot government announced on Friday that it has decided to formally strip passports from 39 people who obtained citizenship under a disgraced investment scheme, as well as six of their dependents.
City of London Sees Record £20 Billion of Investment in Tech Start-Ups as UK Takes on US and China
Britain now has more than 100 “unicorn” companies, which are worth £1 billion or more. Many of these are start-ups which are using new technology and apps.
Bitcoin tops $60,000. Why is it reaching a record high?
The price of Bitcoin hit $60,000 for the first time in six months after the launch of a an exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the US.
Estonia’s New Anti-Money Laundering Chief Wants to Revoke All Crypto Licenses
The head of the Estonian Financial Intelligence Unit wants to start crypto regulation in the country anew.
"Can't Afford To Fail": EU Diplomacy Chief "Ready" To Meet Iran On Nuclear Deal
On Iran nuclear deal talks, European Union's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell said, "I'm ready, I'm ready to do that."
Is France about to relax its rules on cryptocurrencies?
One young French politician is pushing to relax rules on taxing cryptos but others fear there are not enough investors to be worthwhile.
Microsoft Says ’Iran-Linked’ Hackers Targeted US, EU, Israeli Defense & Maritime Sectors
According to the tech giant, among the alleged targets were global maritime transportation companies operating in the Middle East - which continues to be a highly turbulent region.
Police in China’s Zunyi City Bust a $124M Money Laundering Scam
Authorities were on the case for two months, following a directive from the country’s State Council.
Bill Clinton's Health "On The Mend" After Hospitalisation With Non-Covid Infection
Former US President Bill Clinton was responding well at the UCI Medical Center in Irvine, south of Los Angeles, according to doctors.
Your Android smartphone is spying on you, a new study claims
Did you think you can trust your Android smartphone with your data and personal information? This latest study will make you think twice.
Crypto Firm Owners Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion, Face up to 5 Years in Prison
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Tuesday that the owners of a cryptocurrency company have pleaded guilty to tax evasion.
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