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Christmas candles with a twist: Santa with masks
This Greek candlemaker is highlighting the importance of masks by putting them on his Father Christmas candles.
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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.
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.
Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble likely to be postponed
A quarantine-free travel bubble between Hong Kong and Singapore is likely to be postponed, according to Secretary for Commerce, Edward Yau Tang-wah.
Jimmy Lai's assets, including shares in Next Digital, frozen
The Security Bureau announced Friday that national security police have frozen the assets of Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, including his shares in Next Digital (0282), three private comp...
More BioNTech jabs arrive in Hong Kong
A shipment of about 740,000 doses of the BioNTech vaccine, filled and finished at another plant - Baxter Germany, arrived in Hong Kong today as arranged by Fosun Pharma.
Hong Kong records hottest day of the year so far, with warm spell ahead
Hong Kong recorded the hottest day of the year so far on Friday, with the Hong Kong Observatory recorded a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius.
Jimmy Lai's Taiwan newspaper scraps print for online edition
The Taiwan arm of Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying’s Apple Daily is to stop publishing its print version, the newspaper said on Friday, blaming declining advertising r...
Panel of judges, eminent figures, to handle complaints
The judiciary said on Friday that the chief justice will be in charge of appointing lay members to a planned panel for handling complaints against judges, but judges will still ...
Macau imposes 14-day quarantine for arrivals from Taiwan
Macau has tightened quarantine requirements for visitors from Taiwan and for residents who have visited the island, from midnight Friday.
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 worke...
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.
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.
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 da...
4 Easy Ways to Get Beach Waves, According to a Celebrity Hairstylist
Ryan Trygstad explains how to get perfectly tousled hair.
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 whop...
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.
Outdoor heating ideas: 10 stylish ways to heat up your patio all year round
Make more of long summer evenings with our outdoor heating ideas, from modern fire pits and rustic chimineas to cozy built-in fireplaces and stylish electric heaters
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.
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 t...
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