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Typhoon Nida shuts Hong Kong, more than 150 flights canceled

Typhoon Nida shuts Hong Kong, more than 150 flights canceled

Aug 02, – Hong Kong’s first major typhoon this year brought gusts of more than 100 km per hour (62 mph) and prompted authorities to issue an amber warning, signifying heavy rain, at 5.20 a.m. Hong Kong time. Typhoon Nida swept through Hong Kong on Tuesday, shutting down most of the financial hub and disrupting […]

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Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

Indonesian maid says tortured with vacuum cleaner tube in Hong Kong abuse case

Dec 08, – The landmark trial, featuring pictures of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih’s bruised body, has sparked international outrage at the treatment of maids in the Asian financial center. An Indonesian domestic helper told a Hong Kong court on Monday that she had been tortured by her employer, with a vacuum cleaner tube placed in her mouth […]

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Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood’s full embrace

Jackie Chan longs for Hollywood’s full embrace

Oct 19, – The Hong Kong martial arts film star, who declared last year at France’s Cannes film festival that he was retiring from action films, now says that after more than a decade of contemplating quitting, he is going to let his body decide. “When I was 40-something the media would ask me and […]

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Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices

Rio Tinto pink diamonds fetch record prices

Oct 14, – The highlight was the Argyle Phoenix, a 1.56 carat gem and one of three Fancy Red diamonds on offer, which sold for more than $2 million to a Singapore-based jeweller, the highest per-carat price paid for any diamond ever produced from Rio’s Argyle mine in Western Australia. The 2013 Argyle Pink Diamonds […]

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Hong Kong Disneyland plans Iron Man expansion

Hong Kong Disneyland plans Iron Man expansion

Oct 08, –  In announcement Tuesday, the park said the Iron Man Experience, set to open by late 2016, will include a thrill ride that will let visitors “take flight with Iron Man on an epic adventure” involving a “battle against alien invaders” across Hong Kong. Fans will also be able to take photos with […]

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6.3-magnitude earthquake kills one in Taiwan

6.3-magnitude earthquake kills one in Taiwan

June 2, AP – A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan on Sunday, killing one person and violently shaking building in the capital Taipei, officials said. The powerful quake sent people running into the streets and was also felt in Hong Kong. The tremor hit at 1:43 pm (0543 GMT) centred 32 kilometres (20 miles) east […]

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