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HK protesters proposed for peace prize

03-Feb-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

US lawmakers have nominated Hong Kong pro-democracy activistsincluding 21-year-old student leader Joshua Wongfor the Nobel Peace Prize. He was nominated alongside Nathan Law, [...]
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HK December retail sales rise 5.8 pct yr/yr

03-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

December retail sales data (percent change from a year earlier):2017 December November October September August July June Value 5.8 7.6^ 3.9 5.7 2.7 4.0 0.1 Volume 4.3 7.0^ [...]
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Paris-bound flight forced to return to HK airport

03-Feb-2018 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Cathay Pacific plane headed for Manila had turned back due to similar issue A Paris-bound flight had to return to Hong Kong hours after taking off due to technical issues on [...]
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HK ties Namibia and Paraguay as ‘flawed democracies’ as city falls on global index

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s democratic standing tumbled three places in 2017 to hit a five-year low, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest Democracy Index [...]
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Beijing envoy in HK urges preparedness against ‘significant political and legal incidents’ this year

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A senior Beijing envoy has warned Hong Kong to be prepared against “certain significant political and legal incidents” this year, while describing the [...]
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HK bans ivory trade in ‘historic’ vote

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners described as “a lifeline for elephants”. A similar ban was [...]
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Second World War II-era bomb discovered in HK in a week

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Officers from Hong Kong’s explosive disposal unit worked through Wednesday night trying to unearth and safely defuse a suspected World War II-era bomb found in [...]
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Vatican defends itself after HK cardinal says it is ‘selling out’ to Beijing

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The Vatican has defended itself after a senior cardinal accused it of “selling out” to Beijing. Cardinal Joseph Zen of Hong Kong had criticised the Vatican for [...]
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Two HK companies named as hub of international drugs and human trafficking ring

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

American investigators on Wednesday identified two Hong Kong companies as the operational hub of a “horrendous” international criminal organisation which runs [...]
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HK’s buried wartime bombs how did they get there?

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

After 26 hours of road closures, the evacuation of 1,300 people and a delicate operation performed by police, a 450kg (1,000 lbs) wartime bomb was on Sunday declared to no [...]
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Tencent-led group to invest $1.6 billion in menswear firm Heilan: sources

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tencent Holdings Ltd is leading a deal to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.59 billion) in Chinese menswear group Heilan Home Co Ltd, upping a retail rivalry with fellow internet [...]
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‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ HK Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Lawmakers in Hong Kong voted to ban all ivory sales in the territory on Wednesday, a move environmentalists hailed as a definitive measure to help curb elephant poaching. The [...]
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Mystery over whether two HK seahorses survived controversial relocation

02-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Two female spotted seahorses were among marine life moved from the site of a soon-to-be-built man-made beach in Tai Po but it remained a mystery on Wednesday whether they [...]
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Rare Picasso painting in HK ahead of historic auction

01-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A rare Picasso painting on auction for the first time made its debut in Hong Kong at the start of a global tour on Tuesday and is expected to fetch $50 million, auction house [...]
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Almost 100 suspected sex workers arrested in HK anti-vice crackdown

01-Feb-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Police have arrested nearly 100 suspected sex workers, including 17 Russians and seven Thai transgender women in one of Hong Kong’s biggest anti-vice crackdowns, [...]
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