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Hundreds protest over sacking of Hong Kong editor

Hong Kong - Hundreds of protesters gathered Monday outside the headquarters of a Hong Kong newspaper where a respected editor was recently sacked after publishing a front-page story linked to the Panama Papers leak.

Hong Kong's working poor choose streets over dismal housing

Hong Kong - A plastic sheet, a blanket, a sleeping bag: a makeshift bed laid out in the shadow of towering apartment blocks by a man who would rather be homeless than cooped up in Hong Kong's cramped and overpriced housing units.

7.0-magnitude quake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued: USGS

Hong Kong - A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu early Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, with a tsunami warning issued.The quake, which occurred at a depth of 35 kilometres (21 miles) was originally measured at 7.

Groups petitioning Canada's government to ban asbestos

While asbestos has been banned in several countries, some for decades, it is not banned in many others, including Canada. A group of national union officials held a press conference in Ottawa this week to seek a ban.

Op-Ed: Brexit — A history of British exits does not bode well

London - Britain has a unique history of exiting from successes. The nation started the 20th century as a super power with a global empire, and wound up as a sort of irrelevant automatic teller machine. A Brexit could greatly enhance that role.

New fears for press freedoms as Hong Kong editor sacked

Hong Kong - The sacking of a respected Hong Kong newspaper editor triggered a furious backlash from journalists and pro-democracy campaigners Wednesday, in what was seen as the latest blow to press freedoms in the city.

Airport protesters accuse Hong Kong leader of breaching safety rules

Hong Kong - More than 1,000 people staged a protest at Hong Kong airport Sunday over an alleged breach of aviation safety rules involving the baggage of the city leader's daughter.

Double murder suspect extradited from Hong Kong to US: Police

Hong Kong - A Chinese national arrested in Hong Kong for allegedly murdering his two teenage nephews in the United States has been extradited back to the US, city police said on Sunday.

Panama Papers reveal Hong Kong's murky financial underbelly

Hong Kong - Jasmine Li was still a student when she opened her first offshore bank account through Mossack Fonseca Hong Kong, but the shady world she entered that day had been part of the city's underbelly for decades.

World's first Tiananmen museum to close doors in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - The world's first museum dedicated to China's Tiananmen Square crackdown is to close its doors in Hong Kong, with organisers saying they believe they are being targeted for political reasons.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protester stands trial

Hong Kong - A Hong Kong pro-democracy protester who was allegedly beaten by police in an attack captured by television cameras and beamed around the world stood trial on Monday over allegations he assaulted officers.

Fiji blow away Kiwis to stake Olympic claim

Hong Kong - Reigning world series champions Fiji fired a clear Olympic warning as they blitzed rivals New Zealand 21-7 to win the Hong Kong Sevens in convincing fashion on Sunday.

Sri Lanka PM says Chinese port project 'not a threat'

Hong Kong - A port project being built in Colombo by the Chinese is not a threat, Sri Lanka's prime minister said Saturday amid concerns Beijing is trying to boost its influence in the Indian Ocean.The $1.

Britain urges China to cut steel production

Hong Kong - British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Saturday urged China to reduce its steel production levels as the UK grapples with an industry crisis that could see thousands of jobs lost.

Follow the money: How Hong Kong helps outflow of Chinese cash

Hong Kong - The Panama Papers leak has put the spotlight on Hong Kong as a hub for setting up offshore firms, with much of the money flowing through the city coming from mainland China.

Hong Kong student leader Wong says HSBC blocked new accounts

Hong Kong - Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong accused HSBC of "political censorship" on Wednesday after the bank rejected his application for a joint account for his new party as well as a personal account for himself.

Prof. has way for Earth to cloak itself, hide from alien planets

A professor at Columbia University has found a simple way for the Earth to hide from other planets who may not have nice intentions should they discover us. It's a bit cloak without the dagger but he feels we should consider it.

Man builds life-like robot, looks just like Scarlett Johansson

A product and graphic designer has fulfilled what he said was a lifelong dream to build a human-like robot. And he didn't just build any robot, he built a replica of American movie star Scarlett Johansson.

Thousands flock to screening of provocative Hong Kong film

Hong Kong - Thousands of moviegoers on Friday flocked to mass screenings of Hong Kong film "Ten Years", a provocative futuristic portrayal of the city that has riled China.

As unrest worsens, more Hong Kong citizens escape to U.S.

Over the past three years, more residents of Hong Kong are fleeing the Chinese autonomous territory to escape the rising social tensions and low job prospects with the United States their preferred destination.
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