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Woman who claims sexual assault in leased section of HK high-speed rail station told it is a matter for mainland Chinese police

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A woman who said she was indecently assaulted inside mainland Chinese jurisdiction on Hong Kong soil has been told she will have to take up her allegation with police north [...]
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HK oil tanker fire under control but senior officer says he has never seen such a blaze in 30 years’ service

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The oil tanker fire off Hong Kong’s Lamma Island on Tuesday afternoon was a difficult and dangerous mission, a long-serving firefighter has said. The blaze on the [...]
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Oil tanker fire in HK waters kills 1, rescue going on

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

An oil tanker caught fire in Hong Kong’s southern waters on Tuesday (January 8), killing one crew member while at least 21 others were rescued, police said, with [...]
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I am over 60 and work 10 hours a day, says HK leader Carrie Lam defending move to raise age limit for elderly welfare payments

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The move to raise the age threshold for elderly welfare payments from 60 to 65 is “nothing inhumane”, Hong Kong’s leader has said, pointing out she herself [...]
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Products with ‘STEAM’ educational element steal show at Asia’s largest toy fair in HK

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Toys incorporating elements of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics have stolen the show at Asia’s largest toy fair in Hong Kong, with manufacturers [...]
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‘Government is crazy’: increase in mortgages for first-time HK homebuyers will boost debt, limit cooling measures

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A possible increase in the amount first-time homebuyers can borrow as mortgage may encourage people in Hong Kong to chase expensive property, further driving up prices in the [...]
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HK, mainland stocks stay on a positive roll as Beijing acts to boost liquidity and US-China trade talks get under way

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong and mainland markets posted gains in Monday early trading, after China’s central bank moved to encourage lending to boost the slowing domestic economy and [...]
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Nine held over vicious gang ambush on pair driving along HK road as police mount anti-triad raids across city

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

At least nine gangsters were arrested across Hong Kong on Sunday in connection with the stabbing of two men whose car was ambushed on a busy road the previous day. A police [...]
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Hunt for HK tuberculosis patient who bolted from isolation ward in Kowloon Hospital

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Hospital Authority is looking into how a tuberculosis patient under isolation was able to escape from his ward, Hong Kong’s health chief said. Secretary for Food [...]
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Non-urgent patients wait up to 8 hours at HK’s public hospitals amid flu surge and things unlikely to get better before Lunar New Year

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Overcrowded public hospital wards are bracing for an even heavier winter flu load ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday next month, with non-urgent patients having to wait up [...]
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Baby Chi-hoi needs a life-saving heart op, but odds are stacked against 13-month-old getting one, HK donor records show

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The chances of finding a new heart for a severely ill Hong Kong baby appear to be remote, after it emerged that the city has had only three child donors under the age of six [...]
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As Brexit debate begins, HK financial firms seek to avoid being tripped up by UK divorce from EU

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The ongoing drama surrounding the acrimonious break-up between Britain and the European Union could affect thousands of businesses that use London as a base for their [...]
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Gay couple sue for right to marry in HK

Gay couple sue for right to marry in HK

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Pinknews | 6:00 AM

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not [...]
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How can HK’s poor beat poverty when work doesn’t pay?

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Even before the sun rises, Ah Wing is out on the streets collecting garbage, and he does not return home until midnight. It is his daily routine except for the one day a [...]
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Catholic Church holds off choosing interim leader for HK after death of Reverend Michael Yeung Ming-cheung

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A new leader of Hong Kong’s Catholic Church will only be chosen after the funeral next Friday of predecessor Reverend Michael Yeung Ming-cheung, auxiliary bishop Joseph [...]
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