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MH 370 Search: Debris on Australian shore not from plane

Metal objects found washed up on shore of the Australian coast have turned out not to be from missing Malaysian Flight MH370, officials said Thursday. Examining photos of the objects, metal with "rivets," convinced officials they aren't from the plane.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 3 comments

Video of Air Canada baggage handlers roughly throwing suitcases

Air Canada has some explaining to do after a man posted a video of the airline's baggage handlers roughly throwing suitcases several metres down a staircase/ramp. The man was in a plane when he filmed it and he then posted it later on Youtube.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 4 comments

Lady Gaga posts painful selfie after getting wisdom teeth yanked

Given Lady Gaga has over 40 million twitter followers it must be the most viewed I-got-my-wisdom-teeth-pulled photo in history. The Fame Monster tweeted out the photo after visiting the dentist Thursday.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Major cellphone makers, carriers to install 'kill switch' by 2015

Most of the world's major mobile phone makers and carriers have agreed to install a "kill switch" on devices made after July of next year, an industry group announced Tuesday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 4 comments

OnePlus 'perfect' smartphone pricing announced

The team creating the OnePlus "perfect" smartphone has ended the speculation on how much the device will cost by releasing base prices for the unit in key territories at launch.
In the Media by James Walker - 1 comment

Asian shares mixed after fresh Wall St losses

Hong Kong - Asia's markets were mixed on Monday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 49.89 points or 0.36 percent to 13,910.
In the Media by AFP

Hong Kong, Shanghai to begin cross-market trading

Hong Kong - China unveiled a plan Thursday allowing cross-trading between Hong Kong and Shanghai's stock markets in the latest move by mainland leaders to open up the country's capital markets and promote the yuan as an international unit.
In the Media by AFP

Chinese pork firm $5.3 bn IPO set to be the biggest in a year

Hong Kong - Chinese pork producer WH Group hopes to raise more than $5 billion in what would be the world's biggest initial public offering for a year as it plans to list in Hong Kong, giving a boost to the city's IPO market.
In the Media by AFP

Asian shares mostly up, but yen sinks Tokyo

Hong Kong - Asia's markets mostly rose on Wednesday following a slight rebound on Wall Street but Tokyo took another hit from a stronger yen.The benchmark Nikkei-225 index sank 307.19 points or 2.10 percent to 14,299.
In the Media by AFP

Hong Kong police search landfill for $3.7 mln painting

Hong Kong - Hong Kong police on Wednesday searched for a valuable painting mistakenly dumped in a landfill after it sold for $3.7 million at auction, reports said.
In the Media by AFP

Nepalese pioneer inducted into 'Internet Hall of Fame'

Hong Kong - A Nepalese educator who transformed the way of life in more than 150 remote Himalayan villages by connecting them to the Internet was Tuesday inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
In the Media by AFP

Ming-era 'chicken cup' breaks record for Chinese porcelain

Hong Kong - A rare Ming-era wine cup broke the world auction record for any Chinese porcelain on Tuesday, selling in Hong Kong for $36.05 million to Shanghai tycoon Liu Yiqian, Sotheby's auction house said.
In the Media by AFP

9-month old baby is arrested for attempted murder in Pakistan

This is not something you come across every day, or every lifetime. A nine-month-old baby was arrested in Lahore, Pakistan, fingerprinted and charged — with attempted murder. Mohammad Musa was charged for an incident that occurred in February.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

AFP honoured at Asia human rights media awards

Hong Kong - Agence France-Presse received three honours at the Human Rights Press Awards held in Hong Kong Sunday for articles and photography covering South Asia that judges praised for their depth of quality and ambition.
In the Media by AFP

MH370 search: Chinese ship in Indian Ocean detects 'pulse signal'

The Xinhua News Agency, the official news agency of China, has reported today that a Chinese ship, one that is a part of the search effort for missing flight MH370, has detected a "pulse signal." The ship is equipped with a black box detector.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

Asian shares mixed, US jobs data in view

Hong Kong - Asian markets were mixed Friday with mild profit-taking following a healthy week of gains, with the focus now on the release of US jobs data later in the day.Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei-225 index edged down 0.05 percent, or 8.11 points, to 15,063.
In the Media by AFP

Indonesian maid to return to Hong Kong to help torture probe

Hong Kong - An Indonesian maid allegedly tortured by her Hong Kong employer will return to the city next week for a medical examination to help bolster the investigation in the case that sparked angry protests, officials said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Asian shares mixed following China, Japan data

Hong Kong - Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as official data showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing while a closely watched survey showed Japanese business confidence at a more than six-year high.
In the Media by Danny McCord (AFP)

China energy giant CNOOC 2013 net profit down 11%

Hong Kong - Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC reported on Friday a net profit drop of more than 11 percent for 2013, amid sluggish global and domestic economic growth. Net profit for the 12 months ending December 31, 2013 was 56.46 billion yuan ($9.
In the Media by AFP

Rusal suffers $3.22 billion net loss in 2013

Hong Kong - Rusal, the world's largest aluminium producer, said Friday its net loss blew out to more than $3 billion last year as it was hit by record low metal prices and one-off restructuring charges.The Hong Kong-listed Russian giant said it lost $3.
In the Media by AFP
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