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The World's Most Impressive Megaprojects
Eye-watering budgets, extreme complexity, staggering scale and far-reaching impacts: meet the world’s most impressive megaprojects.
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China plans rapid expansion of 'weather modification' efforts
Ambition to cover area more than one and a half times size of India likely to concern country’s neighbours
When you die, will your digital assets actually reach your loved ones?
Leaving all your online wealth to the family is your present for their future. Unfortunately, digital assets don’t really “fit” into a conventional physical will. eWill.org is ...
Pro-democracy Hong Kong activist plans to go into exile in Britain
A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and former politician said that he will move to Britain in exile.
Rand Paul calls out Dr Fauci for changing position on closing schools
Rand Paul says Fauci owes parents and students an apology over pandemic measures. Fauci and Paul have clashed several times since the pandemic began, with the Kentucky Republica...
University of Hong Kong professor gets life for wife’s ‘cold-blooded’ murder
Cheung Kie-chung was convicted last week despite bid to reduce charge to manslaughter because he was depressed at time of killing. At sentencing, judge says Cheung ‘cold-blooded...
Austin Mayor tells community to stay home while in Mexico holiday after flying there in private jet
Austin Mayor Steve Adler recorded a video of himself urging the public to “stay home if you can” while he vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai denied bail after fraud charge
Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai was denied bail on Thursday on a charge of fraud related to the lease of a building that houses his Apple Daily, an a...
An Astounding Tessellated Home in Greece Burrows Into the Earth
A 10-year project on the island of Milos culminates in a sunken residence shaped by a 19th-century math formula.
Hong Kong Cinemas Closed Again Amid Fourth Covid Wave
Hong Kong has shuttered its cinemas again, for a period of two weeks beginning today. This comes as the government instituted new restrictions amid a rising wave of Covid-19 inf...
JD.com's digital health-care unit raises $3.5 billion in Hong Kong IPO
JD Health, the health-care unit of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, has raised $3.5 billion in a Hong Kong initial public offering (IPO), CNBC has confirmed.
Google engineer demonstrate how he could get full control and copy all data from 25 iPhones without touching them
iPhone security? Hmmm... In this demo I remotely trigger an unauthenticated kernel memory corruption vulnerability which causes all iOS devices in radio-proximity to reboot, wit...
Hong Kong Publishing Tycoon, Pro-Democracy Activist Arrested Again
Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy advocate Jimmy Lai has been arrested and charged with fraud.
Colombia Is Considering Legalizing Its Massive Cocaine Industry
2020 is not over yet: A new bill in congress suggests the Colombian government buys up and sells cocaine.
Analysis: With arrests and a security law, Hong Kong is fast running out of avenues for dissent
Hong Kong is running out of opposition. Three high-profile democracy activists were jailed Wednesday, others have already fled the city, while still more face prosecution.
12 Dog Sweaters That Have Human Counterparts So You Can Match Your Pet
You were going to buy these pieces anyway. Might as well pick one up for your pup, too.
Hong Kong’s largest pay TV operator i-Cable apologises for handling of lay-offs
Company says no further firings or pay cuts coming for next two years after backlash over reassignment or sacking of 100 employees.
‘Several hotels’ in Hong Kong sign up for Covid-19 quarantine scheme
Health officials expect to get 10,000 hotel rooms by the Friday deadline, a source says. The scheme is likely to be launched in mid-December.
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What Hongkongers must understand about China’s constitution
Without the constitution, the Basic Law and the HKSAR would not have existed. It has also provided the basis for the implementation of ‘one country, two systems’, thus playing a...
Obama, Bush, Clinton volunteer to get COVID-19 vaccine on camera
About six in 10 (58%) United States citizens would agree to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, two others jailed over police HQ siege
Joshua Wong, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow had previously pleaded guilty over their roles in a 15-hour siege of police headquarters in the early days of last year’s anti-government un...
As Joe Biden faces an emboldened China, what tech policies will he pursue?
The new president will maintain US focus on key tech sectors like 5G, artificial intelligence and semiconductor production, analysts say, and may keep in place a crackdown on Hu...
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