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India overwhelmed by world’s worst Covid crisis
International help is being pledged for India as it battles a ferocious second wave of coronavirus, described by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a storm that has shaken the nation.
Almost 350,000 new infections were recorded in India in the latest 24 hour period - a record number for the fourth day in a row.
As the epidemic continues to grow hospitals are under intolerable pressure - with shortages of beds and critical supplies including oxygen.
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Inside The Cryptocurrency Revolution
Bitcoin’s emergence as a global digital currency has been as revolutionary as it has been erratic. But while fledgling investors obsess over every fluctuation in the cryptocurre...
Britain occupied Hong Kong, draft textbook for students says
Teachers say the revisions could narrow room for classroom discussion of Hong Kong history.
Never Mind: Elon Musk Says Tesla Won't Accept Bitcoin For Car Purchases Any More
Tesla's CEO explained on Twitter that the reversal on accepting Bitcoin was prompted by concerns about the "rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels" to mine the cryptocurrency.
Top Hong Kong national security officer under investigation
Hong Kong police said Wednesday they are investigating a top national security officer after a police raid found him at an unlicensed massage business.
German government ordered WhatsApp to prevents Facebook from collecting personal data. Facebook Ignore as Germany can do nothing but noise
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and “Freedom” of Information, or HmbBfDI, said Tuesday that it has issued an injunction that prevents Facebook from processing perso...
University of Hong Kong Researchers Model Climate Change's Effects on Land Use Using New HPC Cluster
Dr Jed O. Kaplan leads the TERRACES Research Group in the Department of Earth Sciences at The University of Hong Kong, where he and his team study the role of land cover influen...
Transparency is key when judging Hong Kong judges
The final decision on complaints against the courts must lie with the judiciary and there is no place for politics; ultimately, the independence of the judiciary remains paramount
Twitter adds 'tip jar' to pay for good tweeting
Twitter has launched a new "tip jar" feature that lets people send money to others on the social network.
Three-quarters of Hong Kong transgender people have considered suicide: survey
Chinese University publishes results from Hong Kong’s biggest survey of transgender people, triggering calls for new anti-discrimination legislation.
WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections
WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.
US Returns $452 Million In 1MDB Funds To Malaysia
Billions of dollars were stolen from 1Malaysia Development Berhad in a fraud that involved former premier Najib Razak, and spent on everything from a super-yacht to art.
Kids are taking governments to court over climate. And they are starting to win
It was early in the morning when Luisa Neubauer got the call from her lawyer. She was staying at her mother's house, frantically trying to finish a book she'd been working on, s...
Xiaomi shares up in Hong Kong after US removes it from blacklist
The US Department of Defence will remove China's Xiaomi Corp from a government blacklist, a court filing showed, marking a noteworthy reversal by the Biden administration of one...
Elon Musk Tweets Tesla Self-Driving Rollout Could Take A Couple Of Months; Stock Falls
Tesla Inc's top boss Elon Musk said Tesla is tweaking its self-driving software to eliminate a phantom braking problem and may release a significantly improved version within th...
More than a third of Hong Kong’s semi-private schools plan to increase tuitions
However, most of the 80 schools will be freezing fees amid the economic downturn brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hunter Schafer Stars in New Prada Galleria Bag Campaign
The Euphoria actress models for Prada's latest video campaign shot by director Xavier Dolan.
Hong Kong to raise up to HK$20 billion in latest round of iBonds
Subscriptions for the eighth series of inflation-linked government debt known as iBonds to open on June 1, with the bonds paying a minimum interest rate of 2 per cent every six ...
Online safety bill ‘a recipe for censorship’, say campaigners
Proposals hand Ofcom the power to identify ‘lawful but harmful’ content and punish social networks that fail to remove it
China planning new crackdown on private tutoring sector
China is framing tough new rules to clamp down on a booming private tutoring industry, aiming both to ease pressure on school children and boost the country’s birth rate by lowe...
Instagram adds option to show pronouns on profile
The social media platform rolls out the change in countries, including the UK, with people able to choose up to four pronouns.
China tech crackdown turns to food delivery giant Meituan as $38.96 billion is wiped off value
Chinese regulators have opened an antitrust probe into Meituan not long after fining Alibaba $2.8 billion in a similar investigation.
These 25 Designer Staircases Reach a Whole New Level of Cool
Hong Kong ready to hold its first international sports event of year
Birthday girl Sarah Lee and Jessica Lee set to lead way as youngsters Yeung Cho-yiu, Law Tsz-chun and To Cheuk-hei look to impress.
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