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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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This banker-turned-entrepreneur is changing the perception of Indian food abroad, one dish at a time

January 14, 2020 10:36 am

Hong Kong-based Tiena Sekharan wants the world to know that there is more to Indian food than just curry and naan.

Human Rights Watch boss Kenneth Roth says he was barred from Hong Kong

January 13, 2020 9:23 am

Groups like Human Rights Watch have increased scrutiny of Hong Kong during seven months of pro-democracy protests that have led to regular violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

Explained: A mystery disease from China has hit Hong Kong. What is it?

January 04, 2020 5:55 pm

As of January 3, over 44 cases have been reported. Out of these 11 were in serious condition and the remaining 33 are believed to be in a stable condition.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas amid unrest on Christmas Eve

December 25, 2019 7:36 am

Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at crowds in a popular shopping district on Christmas Eve as protesters took to streets and malls to demand greater democracy.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam heads for Beijing as pressure mounts at home

December 14, 2019 9:24 am

Carrie Lam is due to discuss the political and economic situation in the China-ruled city with Beijing officials during a four-day visit. She will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, local media have said.

Hong Kong police defuse bombs designed 'to kill and to maim'

December 10, 2019 9:27 am

Hong Kong police say they have defused two large homemade bombs packed with nails and designed ``to kill and to maim people.

18 Indians on board Hong-Kong vessel kidnapped off Nigerian coast: Ship tracking agency

December 05, 2019 8:04 am

Sources said that following the reports of kidnapping of the Indians, the Indian mission in Nigeria has approached the African nation's authorities for help to ascertain the details and rescue the abducted Indians.

These are the world’s most popular city destinations in 2019

December 03, 2019 6:38 pm

The Top 100 City Destinations report from global market research company Euromonitor International shows Asian destinations dominating the list, with over 40 entries. Bangkok is expected to take second place, followed by Macau and Singapore.

Alibaba leaps 8% in a major boost for Hong Kong’s ambitions

November 26, 2019 8:50 am

Alibaba, Asia’s most valuable corporation, raised about $11 billion in Hong Kong's largest issuance of stock since 2010.

Hong Kong election landslide signals more frictions with Beijing

November 26, 2019 8:27 am

The election landslide puts China’s ruling Communist Party under even greater pressure to respond to the protest movement. To the pro-democracy camp, that means addressing the broader Hong Kong public’s calls for more official accountability.


Hong Kong protests intensify as students ready bows and arrows against police

November 15, 2019 10:35 pm

Protestors armed with bows and arrows reinforced the fortifications that they had built on Hong Kong university campuses as they anticipated clashes with the police while they disrupted morning commute in the capital for the fourth consecutive day.

Protests in Hong Kong turn violent, several arrested after clash with police

August 26, 2019 3:52 pm

Hong Kong on Sunday saw some of the fiercest clashes between police and demonstrators since violence escalated in mid-June over a now-suspended extradition bill.

Clashes involving Hong Kong's protest movement grow violent

July 23, 2019 6:30 am

While the demonstrations have been largely peaceful, some confrontations between police and protesters have turned violent. Later, police threw tear gas canisters at protesters to try to disperse them.

Hundreds of thousands take to streets in renewed Hong Kong protests

June 17, 2019 9:50 am

Protesters formed a sea of black along roads, walkways and train stations across Hong Kong’s financial centre to vent their frustration and anger at the bill and the government’s handling of the resulting demonstrations.

Hong Kong braces for mass protests against bill allowing extraditions to China

June 11, 2019 6:41 pm

The extradition law has aroused concerns that this would undermine the city's independent judicial system as it allows Hong Kong to hand over fugitives to the jurisdictions that the city doesn't currently have an extradition agreement with, mainland China.

Hundreds of thousands take to Hong Kong streets against China Extradition bill

June 10, 2019 10:33 am

Sunday’s outpouring was widely expected to raise the pressure on the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and her official backers in Beijing.

In Hong Kong, there is no space for the dead

December 03, 2015 7:13 pm

In tightly packed Hong Kong, the dead are causing a problem for the living.

TOP FRAMES: Best photographs of the week gone by from around the world

October 18, 2014 8:40 am

In the Top frames this week The Nobel Peace Prize 2014 was awarded jointly to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education".

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy protesters defy tear gas

September 29, 2014 11:46 am

Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a normally busy highway near the Hong Kong government headquarters.