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Hong Kong police 'fire warning shots' in street clash

Hong Kong - Baton-wielding Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots and pepper spray early Tuesday after a riot erupted in a busy district when officials tried to shift illegal hawkers on Chinese New Year.

Lunar New Year turbulence as 'fire monkey' swings into action

Hong Kong - As the Lunar New Year of the Monkey swings into action Monday, fortune tellers foresee 12 months of political and financial turbulence at the hands of the mischievous, unpredictable creature.

Three missing Hong Kong booksellers held in China: police

Hong Kong - Chinese police have said for the first time that they are holding three Hong Kong booksellers who went missing on the mainland last year, sparking accusations that Beijing has "total contempt" for the law.

Plastic paradise: Hong Kong's packaging problem

Hong Kong - A little girl shrieks with excitement as she strolls along the beach: "Oh look mummy. Hong Kong snow." Despite the cold snap what she's pointing to is not a meteorological anomaly -- but in fact swathes of polystyrene thrown out as rubbish.

U.S. double murder suspect held in Hong Kong says he is ill

Hong Kong - A Chinese national arrested in Hong Kong and accused of murdering his two teenage nephews in the United States was taken to hospital on Monday after complaining he is "muddle-headed".

Hong Kong press freedoms decline in 2015: Report

Hong Kong - Press freedom further declined in Hong Kong in 2015, driven by growing self-censorship and government interference as Beijing expands its influence over the city's boisterous media, a new report said Saturday.

Heartbreak as historic Hong Kong village demolished

Hong Kong - A 650-year-old urban walled village in Hong Kong -- the last of its kind -- will be destroyed to make way for development in what critics say is another nail in the coffin for the city's cultural heritage.

French comedian Dieudonne 'likely to be deported' from Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Controversial French comedian Dieudonne was being held at Hong Kong airport Thursday after flying in to give performances in the city, with his production company saying he was likely to be deported.

British MPs speak out over missing Hong Kong booksellers

Hong Kong - Two British lawmakers Tuesday spoke out over five missing Hong Kong booksellers feared to have been detained in mainland China, calling for the case to be resolved quickly.

Hong Kong students skip classes to protest at 'pro-Beijing' appointment

Hong Kong - Students protested on the campus of Hong Kong's leading university Wednesday after a pro-Beijing official was appointed to a senior role, as fears grow of increasing political interference in education.

Missing Hong Kong bookseller is in China: City government

Hong Kong - China has confirmed that a missing Hong Kong-based bookseller, one of five men whose disappearance fuelled fears of an erosion of the city's freedoms, is on the mainland, the city's government said.

Rights activists dismiss missing Hong Kong bookseller's 'confession'

Hong Kong - Rights campaigners dismissed an apparent confession by a missing Hong Kong bookseller paraded on Chinese state television as "worthless" and a "smokescreen" Monday as the city's leader distanced himself from the case.

Canadian dollar drops below 70 cents U.S., some happy, others not

For the first time in 13 years the Canadian dollar fell below the 70 cent U.S. mark on Tuesday. The country's dollar is falling right alongside world oil prices, which dropped to below $30 a barrel, also on Tuesday.

Hong Kong protesters call for release of missing booksellers

Hong Kong - Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong Sunday, demanding the release of five missing booksellers who are feared to have been detained by authorities in mainland China.

U.K. study may have discovered Alzheimer's Disease breakthrough

Scientists from the University of Southampton released results of a study on Friday that they believe is an important next step toward finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia. It involves blocking one of the brain's receptors.

1,500 pedophiles busted by FBI hacking the Dark Web

In perhaps the largest pedophile sting in history, the FBI hacked the Dark Web server to infiltrate and investigate 1,500 pedophiles using the secret website named the Playpen.

Inter-dimensional portal caught on film, Truth or Hoax?

On December 7, 2015 tourists captured on film a swirling inter-dimensional portal in the sky above the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland. An orb is seen entering the portal before it disappears. The question is it truth or a clever hoax?

Hong Kong bookseller disappearances cut deep into freedom fears

Hong Kong - The disappearance of five Hong Kong booksellers has sent shivers through the semi-autonomous city as anxiety grows that Chinese control is tightening.

Missing Hong Kong bookseller is British citizen: UK

Hong Kong - One of five missing Hong Kong booksellers feared detained by Chinese authorities is a British citizen, the UK's foreign office confirmed Tuesday, saying it was "deeply concerned" over the disappearances.

Hong Kong leader 'very concerned' over missing booksellers

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leader said he was "very concerned" Monday over the disappearance of five booksellers known for publications critical of the Chinese government after a prominent lawmaker accused mainland security officers of kidnapping the men.
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