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Thousands mark Tiananmen anniversary in Hong Kong as Beijing clamps down

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary as Beijing clamps down (via AFP) Tens of thousands gathered in Hong Kong on Wednesday to remember the dead on the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, the only major commemoration in China as authorities clamped tight security on Beijing. The White House called…

Unemployed murder suspect found dead in Hong Kong apartment after shoot-out with police

Hong Kong man kills himself after gunfight with police (via AFP) A jobless murder suspect was found dead after exchanging fire with Hong Kong police at a high-rise residential block early Sunday and is believed to have shot him himself, officers said. Police said several shots were fired during a…

Woman fights python to save pet dog in Hong Kong

A woman used a pocket knife to fight off a huge Burmese python which attacked her dog while out walking in a Hong Kong country park, a report said Sunday. Courtney Link told the Sunday Morning Post the five-metre (16-foot) snake had coiled itself around……

‘Tortured’ maid’s ex-boss faces new charges in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong woman who allegedly tortured her Indonesian domestic helper in a case which sparked international concern is facing new charges relating to unpaid wages and owed holidays, a court heard Tuesday. Law Wan-tung, a 44-year-old mother-of-two,……

After five banker deaths in January, a sixth: J.P. Morgan exec jumps in Hong Kong

Across the world, bankers are plummeting to their deaths. In the latest of a series of fatal falls,  a 33-year-old J.P. Morgan employee leapt from the roof of J.P. Morgan’s Hong Kong headquarters on Tuesday, above, plunging thirty stories to his death. The employee’s role at the bank was unknown. Witnesses…

Hong Kong culls 20,000 birds in H7N9 virus scare

A cull of 20,000 chickens was under way in Hong Kong Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China, days before Lunar New Year. Fears over avian flu have grown following the deaths of two men from the……

Hong Kong housewife arrested for ‘abusing’ Bangladeshi maid

A Hong Kong housewife was arrested for allegedly assaulting her Bangladeshi maid, police said Monday, in the latest in a series of cases highlighting the abuse of foreign domestic helpers. The arrest of the 58-year-old mother-of-two, identified in media……

Hong Kong confirms second human H7N9 bird flu case in a week

Hong Kong health authorities on Friday confirmed a new human case of the deadly H7N9 bird flu, the second case to come to light in less than five days. An 80-year-old man has been infected and is hospitalised in the southern Chinese city, Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection controller…

Rare Leica camera sells for $620,000 in Hong Kong auction

An Asian buyer purchased a rare Leica camera, one of only four of its kind in the world, for $620,000 at a Hong Kong auction, auctioneers said Saturday. The 1932 Leica Luxus II fetched HK$4.84 million ($620,000) late Friday in an auction where about 80 cameras and accessories went under…

Hong Kong seizes elephant tusks worth $1 million

Elephant tusks worth more than $1 million were seized by Hong Kong customs after being discovered hidden under bags of soya in shipments from West Africa, officials said Thursday. In what officials called an “intelligence-based” operation last month, the southern Chinese city’s border control found 189 tusks in three containers.…

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