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The Guardian asked readers what they thought of 2020 in a single word, they didn’t hold back
2020 is “shit” followed by “fucked” and “exhausting”.
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Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.
Who’s a patriot? Vague meaning raises fear of political persecution
The requirement of patriotism set to feature in an expected overhaul of Hong Kong’s electoral structure can easily be used by Beijing loyalists as a pretext to target opponents,...
Fake COVID-19 vaccines shipped from China to South Africa: Interpol
South African authorities have seized hundreds of fake COVID-19 vaccines following a global alert issued by Interpol warning vaccines would be a prime target for criminal networks.
Clubhouse app: what is it and how do you get an invite to the exclusive audio app?
The exclusive invitation-only social networking app is a hybrid of conference calls, talkback radio and Houseparty
Controversy as EU considers vaccine passports in time for summer travel
The European Commission will present a proposal in March on creating an EU-wide digital Covid-19 vaccination passport that may allow Europeans to travel more freely over the pea...
More bad news for Google as Indian media demand lion's share of ad revenue
An Indian media association has demanded Google pay more to local newspapers for using their content, just after Australia passed a hotly-contested law to compel global tech com...
Mainland official says legislature will take up Hong Kong electoral overhaul
A Beijing-based source, meanwhile, says the city’s delegates to the National People’s Congress will receive a ‘detailed proposal’ on the overhaul on Thursday.
Punk Design Cues For A Teenager's Bedroom
Punk came about in the 1970s in the UK mostly as a musical reaction to the previous generation’s hippie culture. Punk rock was all about a do it yourself ethos and crunchy rock ...
Hong Kong retail shrinks 14 per cent in January, extending two-year decline
Retail sales across the city worth HK$32.6 billion in first month of 2021, down 13.6 per cent year on year.
'Free Speech' App Parler Initiates Fresh Legal Challenge Against Amazon, Drops Anti-Trust Lawsuit
Since it was removed from Amazon on allegations of being unable to police content, the company had been involved in legal challenges against its former host. After repeated fail...
Hongkongers may have to wait up to six months to resume travel: tourism official
Dane Cheng, of Hong Kong Tourism Board, says the pandemic is not likely to go away this year, though vaccination can ease the outbreaks.
FBI Pushing Tech Firms to Write Own Backdoors Into Encrypted Messaging Apps, Director Tells Congress
The US has on spurious grounds banned Chinese tech firms for ostensibly placing surveillance backdoors into their technology on behalf of the Chinese government. However, the he...
Defendants quit political party, fire lawyers on third day of hearings in security law case
Chief Magistrate Victor So Wai-tak adjourns the protracted proceedings for the third straight night, saying he expects to deliver his decision on bail on Thursday.
Bookings for Pfizer Covid-19 vaccinations in Hong Kong to open on Wednesday
Priority residents to be the first in the city to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech jabs the following Wednesday.
SoundCloud to Become First Music Platform With 'Fan-Powered' Artist Payments
German-based SoundCloud music platform said on Tuesday it introduced a new payment system under which independent artists will gain royalties based on the number of their actual...
FATF Seeks Financial Sector Input on Proliferation Financing Guidance
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) launched a public consultation on Monday seeking public- and private-sector feedback on pending guidance that would task financial institu...
Britain's financial watchdog must act faster in fraud cases, says boss
Britain’s financial watchdog must act faster on scams, its chair said on Monday as he announced that senior officials face pay cuts and no bonuses following criticism of the reg...
18 Beautiful Indian Wedding Hairstyles for Every Bridal Personality
Need beauty inspiration for your Indian wedding? See 18 lovely Indian wedding hairstyles donned by real brides.
Suspected ‘money mule’ arrested as part of probe into €1.1m fraud
A 22-year-old man who was arrested today is suspected of storing over €120,000 in his bank account which was stolen by an organised crime gang in a €1.1m fraud.
How Twitter Was Used To Defend Saudi Crown Prince Role In Khashoggi Case
Such tweets were part of broad effort by Saudi accounts, working in both English and Arabic, to shape the public narrative around the role of the crown prince in Khashoggi's kil...
Bookings canceled as vaccine death scares off jab receivers
A medical director of a community vaccination center said nearly half of the Sinovac appointments today have been canceled, after the news of a 63-year-old man who received the ...
Leung Chun-ying won't rule out comeback
Former Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, among the most vocal supporters of Beijing’s moves to tighten control over the territory, did not rule out a return to his former post in...
HK Tourism Board to roll out second "Free Tour” program along with "Staycation Delights”
In order to boost local consumption, the Hong Kong Tourism Board will launch a new round of “Free Tour” program, along with a new Spend-to-Redeem program called “Staycation Deli...
University slips are showing
Top local universities, including the University of Hong Kong, have slipped in the latest QS World University Ranking by subjects after unrest rocked campuses.
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