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Hong Kong seizes $98 million cocaine


July 7th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 7 (IANS) At least three people have been arrested after custom officials in Hong Kong seized city's biggest drug haul of about 650 kg, having an estimated ... Read more...

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Masked woman distributes food, money among poor in Hong Kong


May 31st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 31 (IANS) A masked woman in Hong Kong has become the talk of the town for distributing food and money among the poor at night while dressed in ... Read more...

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China creates special hospital for pandas


May 5th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) China has started constructing the first ever hospital in the world for exclusive treatment of pandas, officials said.Construction for the new specialised centre for giant pandas ... Read more...

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Philippines Hostage Coffin Mix Up Happened At Manila Funeral Parlor, Says Government Spokesman


September 3rd, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 3, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Hong Kong government spokesman on Thursday said to media sources that the three coffins which were used to bring back the dead bodies of eight ... Read more...

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Filipino maids in Hong Kong sacked


August 25th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Aug 25 (DPA) Filipino maids working in Hong Kong are being sacked by employers angry over the deadly hostage crisis in the Philippines, a news report said Wednesday. Eight Hong Kong ... Read more...

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Philippine police admit shortcomings in bloody hostage-taking


August 24th, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 24 (DPA) The chief of police in the Philippine capital Tuesday admitted shortcomings in the handling of a hostage-taking incident that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead. Director Leocadio Santiago said ... Read more...

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Thousands protest Hong Kong-China rail link


January 8th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Jan 8 (DPA) Thousands of protesters surrounded Hong Kong's parliament Friday to demonstrate against a proposed $8.6-billion express rail link to China. The crowd, holding up banners and chanting slogans, gathered ... Read more...

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Chinese police cross Hong Kong border to arrest activists


December 29th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Dec 29 (DPA) The Hong Kong government was Tuesday being pressed to investigate claims that plainclothes Chinese police dragged activists and journalists across the border into China. Four activists and two ... Read more...

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China premier chides Hong Kong leader


December 28th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Dec 28 (DPA) Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao Monday publicly chided Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang over "deep-rooted conflicts" in the city and told him to be more effective in tackling ... Read more...

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Controversial school drug tests get under way in Hong Kong


December 1st, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Dec 1 (DPA) The Hong Kong government Tuesday began a controversial trial project to test 22,000 secondary school pupils for drug use. From Tuesday, urine samples were being taken from pupils ... Read more...

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Hong Kong authorities issue health warning as smog blankets city


November 25th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 25 (DPA) The Hong Kong government Wednesday warned people with respiratory illnesses to limit their time outdoors as air pollution in the city soared to potentially dangerous levels. Pollution readings ... Read more...

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Hong Kong graffiti sells for record $65,000 at auction


October 7th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Oct 7 (DPA) A piece of graffiti by Hong Kong's self-proclaimed "King of Kowloon" has sold for a record 500,000 Hong Kong dollars ($65,000), auction house Sotheby's confirmed Wednesday. The piece ... Read more...

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Hong Kong punters bet over $100 mn as racing season starts


September 14th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Sep 14 (DPA) Hong Kong people bet over $100 million on the first day of the horse racing season in what is seen as a healthy sign for the city's ... Read more...

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Former culture minister wins Macau election unopposed


July 26th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Macau, July 26 (DPA) Former culture minister Ferdando Chui was elected as Macau's new leader Sunday after running unopposed in a poll of the former Portuguese colony's leading citizens. A 300-strong election panel, ... Read more...

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Thousands march in Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen anniversary


May 31st, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, May 31 (DPA) Thousands of people took part in a march in Hong Kong Sunday to mark the forthcoming 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. The march from ... Read more...

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Hong Kong frees 28 people who travelled with flu patient


May 7th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, May 7 (DPA) A group of 28 people, most of whom travelled on the same flight as a Mexican tourist who became Hong Kong's only confirmed swine flu case, were ... Read more...

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Hong Kong urged to release quarantined swine flu hotel guests


May 4th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, May 4 (DPA) The Hong Kong government Monday faced growing pressure to release 300 guests and staff quarantined for seven days in a hotel where East Asia's first swine flu ... Read more...

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Dispute halts $500 mn expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland


March 17th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 17 (DPA) An anticipated $500 million expansion of Hong Kong's struggling Disneyland theme park has been put on hold, a news report said Tuesday. Disney has laid off 30 planners ... Read more...

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Two arrested in crackdown on `electronic cigarettes’


March 5th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 5 (DPA) Two men have been arrested in Hong Kong for selling unregistered "electronic cigarettes" that promoters claim can help smokers quit the habit, health officials said Thursday. The arrests ... Read more...

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Hong Kong pop stars face jail for cannabis arrest in Tokyo


March 4th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 4 (DPA) Police in Hong Kong were trying Wednesday to get information about the reported arrest and detention of two of the city's pop stars on drugs charges in ... Read more...

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House that Jackie Chan wants to build


March 2nd, 2009 - 9:29 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, March 2 (DPA) It's not the house that Jack built but rather the old houses that film star Jackie Chan wants to rebuild that is giving Hong Kong authorities a ... Read more...

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China defends Mugabe’s right to buy home in Hong Kong


February 17th, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Feb 17 (DPA) China Tuesday defended the right of Robert Mugabe to own a Hong Kong home after the Zimbabwean leader reportedly paid $5 million for a villa in the ... Read more...

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Jackie Chan to donate his antique wooden houses


February 14th, 2009 - 10:10 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Jackie Chan, the Hong Kong super star is donating antique wooden houses from China worth more than $100 million. The structures, now placed in a warehouse in Hong Kong, are from the ... Read more...

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Bruce Lee’s last home in Hong Kong to be museum


January 7th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Jan 7 (DPA) Action star Bruce Lee's last home has been given to the Hong Kong government to turn into a museum and memorial to the kung fu star, a ... Read more...

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Hong Kong Disneyland to have $500 million expansion


December 23rd, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Dec 23 (DPA) Hong Kong's struggling Disneyland theme park, the smallest Disney park in the world, is to grow by more than one third in a $500 million expansion, a ... Read more...

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Global slowdown threatens millions of jobs in China


October 19th, 2008 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Oct 19 (DPA) Up to 2.5 million people could lose their jobs in the Pearl River delta, covering Hong Kong and parts of southern China, by January as a result ... Read more...

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Hong Kong shares slump


September 29th, 2008 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Sep 29 (DPA) Hong Kong shares slumped by more than four percent Monday as the bailout deal for the US economy failed to excite officials in the former British colony.The ... Read more...

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Dangerous chemical found in Nestle milk


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:06 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Sep 21 (DPA) The melamine industrial chemical added to milk that has killed four babies and affected hundreds more in China has been found in Nestle-brand milk sold in Hong ... Read more...

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Bruce Lee’’s old home thats now a love hotel under threat of reconstruction


August 28th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 28 (ANI): Late kung fu star Bruce Lees fans are reportedly battling to save his old home from reconstruction. The two-floor building at Hong Kong''s Kowloon Tong district, which was ... Read more...

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Plans for Hong Kong Bruce Lee museum in danger


August 25th, 2008 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Aug 25 (DPA) The billionaire owner of kung fu legend Bruce Lee's last home warned Monday he would scuttle plans for a museum at the site if Hong Kong's government ... Read more...

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Three rights activists barred from Hong Kong


August 7th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Hong Kong, Aug 7 (DPA) Three human rights activists have been denied entry into Hong Kong just days before the start of the Olympic Games, a media report said Thursday. The move, ... Read more...

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Japanese women live longest in the world


August 7th, 2008 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 7 (ANI): Japanese women have topped the world''''s longevity ranks for 23 years on the back of healthy food habits and tight social ties, among other factors.A ... Read more...

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JB Group paves way for Indian BPOs in China


July 8th, 2008 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) In a path-breaking move, Hong Kong-based globally diversified $3 billion JB Group is paving the way for Indian BPOs to set up shop in China to leverage ... Read more...

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Kung fu legend Bruce Lee’s home to be a museum


July 7th, 2008 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Hong Kong, July 7 (DPA) The billionaire owner of the Hong Kong home, where kung fu legend Bruce Lee spent his last years, confirmed Monday that he would give the building to ... Read more...

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Two stranded miners rescued 19 days after quake


June 2nd, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Two injured miners who had been stranded in the mountains of Sichuan Province for 19 days after the May 12 earthquake were airlifted to a hospital ... Read more...

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