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The shocking centre of the COVID-19 crisis
The crisis gripping the town at the centre of the global COVID-19 crisis in Italy has been witnessed by Sky News' Chief Correspondent Stuart Ramsay.
After this video was aired, Italy's foreign minister urged everyone to watch it.
"I urge you all to watch this report made by Sky News, a video that is being shared around the world," said Luigi Di Maio.
"It shows what is happening in Bergamo hospital, one of the hardest hit by this emergency.
"I repeat: Stay at home."
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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Hong Kong’s future as a finance hub? Only the colour of money will change
Even if offshore investors think our freedoms are being eroded, our commercial freedoms are still much greater than those on the mainland. As long as our commercial law remains ...
Where to drink in Hong Kong this September
Bars, pubs, karaoke, and nightclubs are finally allowed to open! Though tipplers didn't exactly experience a dry spell throughout the prohibition season as some of our favourite...
MTR Corp takes Covid-19 battering as passenger numbers drop 40 per cent
Hong Kong rail operator’s figures show domestic journeys in August fell from 131 million last year to 78.5 million last month, as pandemic and social-distancing measures take th...
US undersecretary of state meets with China and Hong Kong activists in Taiwan
Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee and Tiananmen activist Wu'er Kaixi sat down with US delegation.United States Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Enviro...
Smugglers escape in speedboat as HK$2.5 million in goods seized
Officers from Customs and Excise Department and Marine Police spotted two vessels in waters off Lau Fau Shan. Suspects left one boat behind and fled in direction of mainland China.
Hong Kong Offers a Glimpse of One Belarus Future
Two unpopular leaders, two powerful backers. Pictures this week of Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko beaming for the cameras, leaning in eagerly to address an impassive Russia...
Cosmetic surgery platform SoYoung opens internet hospital
China's leading online cosmetic surgery platform SoYoung is foraying into internet hospital sector as part of its efforts to extend its presence in online consumer healthcare.
HK judiciary must allay concerns about impartiality
The relationship between the three branches of power in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has generated heated debate within the community.
Sun Hung Kai Properties makes wholesale changes to West Kowloon project
The project, which is expected to be completed in phases by 2028, includes a 1.5km walkway, 38,000 sq ft of open space, a mall and two office towers.
Ant Group’s IPO wins swift approval from Shanghai’s Star Market
Shanghai’s speedy approval of Ant Group’s IPO paperwork showcases China’s eagerness to attract fast-growing technology companies to its markets as it competes with the US for te...
Bars open to brisk business on Friday after two-month closure
Anti-pandemic measures, such as limiting two customers to a table in bars, have been put in place at the nightlife venues to ensure public health safety.
Ray Dalio book reveals China feared ‘worst-case scenario’ before trade war
Prominent hedge fund manager’s upcoming book about the rise and fall of empires touches on China’s ties with the United States, which have deteriorated to their worst point in d...
Australian judge resigns from Hong Kong’s top court, citing national security law
More Western judges could follow suit, hampering ability of Court of Final Appeal to attract top jurists from overseas, experts say.
‘Higher penalties for employers who didn’t use wage subsidies to help staff’
Nearly one-fourth of those who joined the Employment Support Scheme, a major Covid-19-related relief measure, have sacked staff or failed to use all the aid to pay their wages.
Hong Kong children have been sacrificing their future for nothing
We are all at fault for failing our young, but those who threw them at the barricades are the worst.
The reported IPO of TikTok’s Chinese rival is another coup for Hong Kong
Chinese short-video app Kuaishou is planning to debut in a Hong Kong initial public offering that could raise $5 billion and give the startup an estimated valuation of $50 billi...
Hong Kong Court Sends Mixed Messages in LGBTQ Equality Cases
A Hong Kong court provided mixed messages about protection for LGBTQ rights in the Asian financial hub, ruling in favor of inheritance for a gay homeowner but refusing to recogn...
Dozens of Hong Kong people write postcards to fugitives arrested by China
Dozens of people in Hong Kong braved heavy rain on Friday evening to write postcards to 12 fugitives arrested by China at sea last month to offer comfort during the upcoming mid...
Dr. Fauci: 3 everyday things you can do to help boost your immune system
There are certain practices that we know can help end the Covid-19 pandemic, like wearing a mask, washing your hands and avoiding people. And when it comes to your individual he...
Hundreds of Hong Kong schools report student withdrawals
Some 97 per cent of schools surveyed report students withdrawing, with dozens saying more than 20 pupils had left.
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