Archive for September, 2018

Major quake and tsunami cause deaths in Indonesian city

Major quake and tsunami cause deaths in Indonesian city

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 3:21 PM

A tsunami caused deaths when it hit a small city on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday after a major quake, collapsing buildings and cutting off power, officials [...]
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B-52s fly over South and East China seas as Trump ups the ante with Beijing

B-52s fly over South and East China seas as Trump ups the ante with Beijing

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | News | 6:28 AM

TWICE in three days, the United States sent its B-52 heavy bombers through the contested South and East China Seas. At the same time in New York President Trump was tearing [...]
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Asian markets up with Wall St on growth optimism

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets rose Friday, tracking a rally on Wall Street where investors were buoyed by the Federal Reserve’s positive outlook for the US economy, and oil added to [...]
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Asian shares rebound on strong US economic data

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Asian markets rebounded on Friday as strong US economic data supported the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong’s Hang [...]
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Four years on from failed Occupy protests, what next for HK’s deflated democracy movement?

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Four years after tens of thousands of young people took to Hong Kong streets during the Occupy movement’s pro-democracy protests, the fierce calls for universal [...]
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Abused HK maid Erwiana ‘rises again’

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

She was once the face of abused maids in Hong Kongimprisoned, starved and beaten so badly she lost control of her bodily functions. But four years after her horrific ordeal [...]
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Typhoon Mangkhut: armed with saws, trail runners continue clean-up effort to get racing back on track

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Nearly two weeks after Typhoon Mangkhut battered Hong Kong, many of the city’s trails are still in bad shape, blocked by felled trees and debris, and in some cases [...]
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HK rural leaders propose artificial island for waste dumps and sewage plants to free up space in land-starved city

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong’s rural leaders have proposed building an island for waste dumps and facilities such as sewage plants to free up as much as 590 hectares of land which could [...]
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China’s high-speed railways have finally reached HK

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

In 1997, when British jurisdiction of Hong Kong was handed back to the Chinese, the mantra was “One country, two systems”. As of this week that’s no longer [...]
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HK government agrees laws targeting gay men are incompatible with Basic Law

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Hong Kong government on Thursday conceded that seven local laws targeting sexual activities involving gay men were inconsistent with the city’s mini-constitution [...]
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HK home prices fall for the first time in 29 months

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong private home prices fell for the first time in 29 months in August and are expected to soften further as interest rates rise and the Sino-US trade war clouds the [...]
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World’s first human case of rat disease found in HK

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Hong Kong man has developed the world’s first ever human case of the rat version of the hepatitis E virus, according to new research from one of the city’s [...]
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Senior HK policeman and two nightclub bosses plead guilty in HK$570,000 vice and corruption case

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A senior police officer and the operators of two nightclubs in Hong Kong’s notorious red light district have admitted to being part of a bribery, vice and corruption [...]
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HK police hunt for truck driver after female cleaner dies in hit-and-run at border checkpoint

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

A 67-year-old female cleaner was killed in a hit-and-run incident at one of Hong Kong’s border checkpoints on Friday, prompting a police manhunt for the truck driver [...]
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HK at greatest risk of property bubble: UBS

29-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is the city at most risk of a property bubble, followed closely by Munich, Toronto and Vancouver, according to a study published by the Swiss bank UBS on Thursday. [...]
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