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Trump abruptly ends briefing after confrontation with reporter
President Trump told CBS reporter Weijia Jiang to "ask China" in response to her question at a White House press conference and refused to answer questions from CNN's Kaitlan Collins.
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Hong Kong’s first trial over 2019 Yuen Long mob attack opens
The six defendants stand accused of belonging to the mostly white-clad group who attacked protesters and commuters in and around Yuen Long MTR station on July 21, 2019
Facebook breaks deadlock, will restore Australian news pages after threat averted
Canberra offered amendments to proposed law designed to force tech giants to pay for display of media content
uk launches phone app for bno visas
Hongkongers with biometric passports can now apply for the British National (Overseas) visa via a smartphone app.
Anonymous twist in Yuen Long attack case
Sixteen prosecution witnesses to the July 21, 2019, Yuen Long assault case will be allowed to testify anonymously.
US can’t compete with cheap Chinese solar panels
Manufacturers must focus on competing on quality instead, Mission Solar Energy exec said
Social worker sees unrest sentence cut
The first social worker to be imprisoned during the unrest, Lau Ka-tung, has seen his jail sentence for obstructing the police reduced from a year to eight months.
Bill Gates: Failure to achieve zero net emissions by 2050 will cause migration worse than Syrian crisis
Microsoft co-founder says he is offsetting his carbon emissions
More sparring on Made in China label
Thirteen members of the World Trade Organization have shown interest in joining meetings of a resolution panel to deal with the dispute between Hong Kong and the United States o...
WhatsApp to switch off messages for all who reject new terms
WhatsApp users who do not accept its updated terms and conditions by the 15 May deadline will be unable to receive or send messages until they do so.
Hong Kong crafting "patriotic" oath for district councilors
Hong Kong’s government will gazette a bill later this week that will require district councilors to pledge an oath of allegiance to Hong Kong and its mini-constitution, further ...
Facebook v Australia: Who blinked first?
The war between Facebook and the Australian government is over.
HK relaxes public gathering cap to four people
The number of persons allowed in group gatherings in public places has been relaxed from two to four, with relevant amendments taking effect at midnight tonight, the government ...
Apple users targeted by 'mysterious' malware
About 30,000 Mac devices have been infected with a mysterious piece of malware.
Court says Jimmy Lai's bail denied because risk of further offenses
A Hong Kong court said on Tuesday its denial of bail for media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, the most high-profile person charged under the new national security law, was due to t...
Facebook in Australia: What happened after news was blocked?
Critics of Facebook say the company's ban on news appearing on its platform in Australia has made it more difficult for people to access reliable sources - and increased the inf...
Covid vaccination appointments for the coming two weeks fully booked
As of 4pm today, all available quota for the coronavirus vaccination from February 26 to March 11 at five community vaccination centers and the 18 public clinics have been fully...
US Golfer Tiger Woods In Hospital After Major Car Crash
Tiger Woods, the sole occupant, was removed from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics, and suffered "multiple leg injuries," his agent said in a statement.
Around 60,000 booked vaccination appointments
As of 12pm today, around 60,000 people have made their appointments online for the coronavirus jabs, said the Secretary for the Civil Service, Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, in charge of...
The Black-Owned Fashion Labels Making Waves for Spring 2021
For up-and-coming Black designers, this season's runways offered an unparalleled showcase for self-expression. Next up: household-name status.
WTO to rule on US ban on "Made in Hong Kong” label
The World Trade Organization agreed Monday to establish a dispute resolution panel on the new US rule that all goods imported from Hong Kong must be stamped "Made in China".
"Abuse, Guilt": Boris Johnson Drops Hint On Why He Left Journalism
Johnson, 56, has displayed a colourful, sometimes combative speaking and writing style both as a journalist and as a politician.
Hong Kong’s first project launch of new year meets lukewarm demand
Mount Anderson in Kwun Tong, the first new residential property project to be launched in the Year of the Ox, saw just three of 52 flats sold on Tuesday evening, according to ag...
See How a St. Louis House Was Transformed Into a Vibrant Arts Club
Architect and painter Susan Barrett has dreamed up a space in which more is never enough.
BN(O) visa app spikes in popularity as process becomes completely digital
As of 5pm on Tuesday, Hongkongers are able to apply for Britain’s new BN(O) visas entirely online, without the need to visit a centre to give a fingerprint.
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