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Raab called on to apologise to Queen’s Counsel trying Hong Kong case
British minister Dominic Raab said David Perry was handing Beijing a PR victory in taking up the case, pointing to concerns over the national security law. But former top prosec...
Hong Kong’s Covid-19 caseload jumps to 107; ethnic minority members warned of risks
By taking off masks to eat and socialise, residents of mostly South Asian descent are helping to spread the disease, health authorities say. But NGO worker asks why one group is...
Stamp duty relief spurs Hong Kong’s biggest industrial property deal since August 2019
Property fund manager Kailong buys industrial building in Cheung Sha Wan for US$124.5 million after government’s recent abolition of double stamp duty made it more affordable.
ByteDance moves on from smartphones to devices for education sector
TikTok owner ByteDance suspends development of smartphones to refocus on smart education hardware products.
80 per cent of recovered Hongkongers still suffer 1 symptom: Covid-19 study
Researchers at Chinese University also say nearly a third suffer from more than three symptoms and warn Hongkongers at risk given prevalence of the microbial imbalance in popula...
Jail for only person convicted of rioting during notorious Hong Kong protest
Chan Cho-ho, 25, sentenced to four years behind bars over violent clashes on August 31, 2019, one of the most chaotic days of that year’s protests.
Gang steals HK$3.5 million from woman after cryptocurrency trade
The woman was paid HK$3.5 million in cash after using her iPhone to complete an online transaction to sell USDT tokens, police source says.
‘We will die’: Hong Kong businesses demand immediate easing of Covid-19 rules
Restaurants, beauty parlours plead with Hong Kong government to allow them to open up their premises, after seemingly endless social-distancing curbs.
‘Is the government playing us?’ Lunar New Year fair U-turn confuses florists
Flower growers say government reversal has come too late but politicians across the political divide welcome the decision.
HK reports 107 Covid cases, 40 infections untraceable
The Centre for Health Protection said as of 12am today, it has recorded 107 additional confirmed coronavirus cases – five imported and 102 local – bringing the tally to 9,665 ca...
Hong Kong Covid-19 panel backs Pfizer vaccine, seeks more Norway deaths details
Unanimous backing from experts will go before health secretary for final decision, paving way for mass inoculation drive from mid-February.
From "Theme Park” to "Resort”: Ocean Park revamp
Ocean Park will soon shift its focus from running a theme park, to become a resort-like destination for members of the public, according to Ocean Park chairman Lau Ming-wai.
China GDP Grows 2.3% In 2020, Bounces Back To Pre-Pandemic Trajectory
The 2.3 percent expansion is the lowest figure since the Chinese economy embarked on major reforms in the 1970s.
China To Sanction US Officials For "Nasty" Behaviour Over Taiwan
Ties have worsened as China has already condemned this month's easing, announced by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the waning days of President Donald Trump's presidency.
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Raf Simons Tests Convention and Possibilities for His First Men's Collection for Prada
Prada's Fall/Winter 2021 marks the second debut of Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons' collaboration.
No direct link between 33 deaths and Covid vaccine, Norway says
There is no evidence of a direct link between the vaccine and the deaths of 33 people in Norway who had received the jab, health officials have ruled.
Samsung Chief Jailed For 2.5 Years Over Corruption Scandal
The ruling also cements a major shift in South Korea's view on wrongdoings committed by the owners of the country's powerful conglomerates, or chaebol, which led the country's e...
World On Brink Of "Catastrophic Moral Failure" On Vaccines: WHO Chief
COVID-19 Vaccine: "Not only does this me-first approach leave the world's poorest and most vulnerable at risk, it is also self-defeating," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gh...
Capitol Rioter May Have Stolen Pelosi's Computer, Tried To Sell To Russia: FBI
The theft of electronic devices from congressional offices has been a persistent worry following the siege by supporters of US President Donald Trump.
South Africa Virus Strain 50 Per Cent More Contagious, Experts Confirm
The new variant is 50 percent more contagious, said epidemiologist Professor Salim Abdool Karim, co-chair of the health ministry's scientific committee.
So Many People Are Dying Of COVID-19 In LA They've Had To Suspend Cremation Limits
As of Jan. 15, there are more than 2,700 bodies being stored at Los Angeles hospitals and the Coroner's Office.
Woman who allegedly stole Pelosi's laptop wanted to sell it to Russia, ex tells FBI
FBI says person claiming to be Riley June Williams’ former partner allegedly saw a video of her removing computer during Capitol riot
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