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HK pulls out all stops to mark 20 years of Chinese rule

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

HONG KONG: A multi-million dollar programme of events in Hong Kong will mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, but critics say the show is out of step with political tensions.Signs of celebration: Pedestrians passing by posters commemorating the 20th anniversary since the city was handed back to China by colonial ruler Britain, on a waterfront promenade in Hong Kong. — AFP


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Singer not chosen for HK cabinet, says media personality

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

HONG KONG: Canto-pop singer-turned-writer Agnes Chan Miling (pic) told a media personality that she was not invited to be the next education minister, following a widespread rumour that she was recommended as a candidate.Singer Agnes Chan


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Indonesian Navy foils attempt to smuggle eight Somali refugees

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Jakarta: The Indonesian Navy has thwarted an attempt to smuggle eight Somali citizens using an Indonesian boat from Malaysia through Bagan Asahan waters in North Sumatra.



We’re just defending ourselves against North, say S. Korea and US

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Seoul: South Korea and the United States wrapped up their annual large-scale military drills but continued a separate joint naval exercise that has triggered dire threats from nuclear-armed North Korea.



China anti-poverty move lauded

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Beijing: Foreign governmental and private representatives lauded China’s progress in poverty reduction as the International Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee hosted an event in Beijing showing how the country has done it.



Indonesians in HK want more protection

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

Hong Kong: Indonesian migrant workers in Hong Kong say they plan to take advantage of a visit by Indonesian President Joko Widodo to the Chinese territory to demand more labour safeguards.



Minister worried about traditional clinics offering sexual services

Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +08:00

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Health and Communications and Information Chee Hong Tat has expressed concern over recent reports of traditional Chinese medicine clinics being used as massage parlours offering sexual services.



Parents keep 'possessed' son, 39, locked up since childhood

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:35:42 +08:00

BEIJING: A middle-aged man in southern China has been locked up at home for more than 30 years because his parents believed he was being possessed by ghosts, mainland media reports.Screengrab of the man shown behind bars at his home. Photo: Handout


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Van driver eludes traffic cops by chalking his own parking bay

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 20:08:08 +08:00

HONG KONG: Finding a parking spot can be a pain in any city, but a driver in eastern China came up with a novel idea to get around the problem - he painted a new one himself, a mainland newspaper reports.The driver was seen on surveillance footage drawing a parking space around his car on Monday. Photo: Handout


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Taxi explodes opposite Singapore MRT station

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:14:59 +08:00

SINGAPORE: A Trans-Cab taxi exploded on Commonwealth Avenue opposite Buona Vista MRT station on Sunday afternoon, The Straits Times understands.


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