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Joe Biden Sworn In As The 46th President Of The United States
Joe Biden sworn in as the 46th President of the United States by Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts.
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Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
Hong Kong House Costs a Record $2 Million a Year to Rent
Hong Kong’s luxury property market has set another record, as its recovery from the pandemic gathers steam.
Japanese Billionaire Seeks Crew for ‘Fun’ Trip Around the Moon
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has kicked off a global contest to select eight crew members to join him on a private SpaceX flight around the moon in 2023, the first such m...
This is Texas, apparently not a 3rd world state...
The Texas winter storm is expected to be the most expensive weather event in the state’s history, costing insurers over $20 billion. Why are Texans paying the price for the pola...
Hongkongers who challenge Beijing’s authority are separatists, says CY Leung
In five-minute speech, former chief executive says city is not independent like Singapore and any autonomy Hong Kong has comes at China’s discretion.
Court hears Occupy co-founders merely engaged in ‘conspiracy to inspire’
Benny Tai, Chan Kin-man and Chu Yiu-ming are challenging their conviction on conspiracy and incitement charges stemming from their roles in the civil disobedience movement.
First death in HK after receiving Covid-19 jabs
A diabetic man who received the Beijing-made Sinovac vaccine on the first day of the SAR’s inoculation program last Friday died two days later, with health authorities making th...
The best beauty looks from the Golden Globes 2021
Instagram might be the new red carpet, but that certainly didn’t hinder the A-list’s beauty game
Teachers divided over liberal studies revamp as school heads call for delay
Surveys by Professional Teachers’ Union and Federation of Education Workers show differing views across Hong Kong’s schools.
6 ways to organise your craft room
Get your craft room in order so you have the perfect space to work on your projects.
Occupy trio 'conspired to minimize public nuisance'
It was wrong for the three Occupy Central organizers to be charged with conspiracy to commit public nuisance, as their original plan never materialized, the high court heard yes...
Cats are just as disloyal as we always suspected, study confirms
Cats don’t avoid people who upset their owners, proving they’re just as disloyal as we always suspected.
Aguzin becomes first non-Chinese to head Hong Kong bourse
Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has approved the appointment of JPMorgan Chase & Co banker Nicolas Aguzin as chief executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, t...
China says door to Xinjiang 'always open', but UN rights boss should not prejudge
China said on Tuesday that it was discussing a visit to its Xinjiang region by United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet, but that she should not set out with the aim ...
Plastic bottle tax pushed to tackle curse
The Environmental Association wants a 50 HK cents "plastic bottle tax" levied when people buy drinks in such containers.
China's electoral reform 'earthquake' set to upend Hong Kong politics
China’s plan to dramatically reform Hong Kong’s electoral system, expected to be unveiled in a parliamentary session in Beijing starting this week, will upend the territory’s po...
Hong Kong probes death of chronically ill man who received Covid-19 jab
Department of Health said the 63-year-old man received the shot on February 26 at Kwun Chung Sports Centre in Jordan, one of the government’s designated vaccination sites.
Twitter cracks down on COVID vaccine misinformation with strike system
Accounts with two strikes against them will be locked for 12 hours. Five strikes will get a user permanently banned from Twitter.
HKU to end outspoken expert's contract
Outspoken liver expert and medical professor Lai Ching-lung will not have his part-time contract renewed by the University of Hong Kong, sources say.
EU law requires companies to fix electronic goods for up to 10 years
Companies that sell refrigerators, washers, hairdryers, or TVs in the European Union will need to ensure those appliances can be repaired for up to 10 years.
Five people suffered food poisoning in Chan Yee Hing Sheung Chiu Lau
Five people suffered suspected food poisoning after having dinner at Chan Yee Hing Sheung Chiu Lau, a Chinese restaurant located on Prince Edward Road West, the Centre for Healt...
International travel delays could cost the UK economy €30bn
The UK has just announced its plan for leaving lockdown - but experts are predicting huge losses to the economy if international travel is delayed any longer.
Hong Kong and Shenzhen reach rental agreement for co-locating border checkpoints
Arrangement will follow the model already in place at Shenzhen Bay, and will remove the requirement for passengers to clear two checkpoints.
Hong Kong universities record highest number of dropouts since 2004
More than 2,100 students at the city’s eight publicly funded universities quit in the 2019-20 academic year, up 15 per cent from 2018-19.
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