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 2018-06-18 16:05 

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Geely completes deal to buy 14.9 per cent stake in AB Volvo...

China's Geely Holding has assumed ownership of a 14.9 per cent voting stake in Swedish truck maker AB Volvo, a disclosure notice showed on Monday, completing a deal which has been pending since December.Geely's deal to buy activist fund firm Cevia...

 2018-06-18 15:53 

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One killed and three injured after van drives into group of people at Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands...

A van ran into a small group of music fans near a popular festival in the Netherlands, killing one person and injuring three others before fleeing the scene on Monday. A suspect turned himself in to police hours later.Police in the province of Limburg sai...

 2018-06-18 15:20 

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US and South Korea to suspend 'large-scale' joint military drills, source says...

South Korea and the US are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale"; military drills next week, with the provision that they will restart if North Korea fails to keep its promise to denuclearise, a South Korean news agency said on Sunda...

 2018-06-18 15:13 

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Donald Trump lashes out at Angela Merkel to defend his policy of separating migrant families as anger builds among US Republicans...

US President Donald Trump launched an unprecedented attack on the government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday morning, in a defence of his policy of separating migrant parents from their children at the border, as anger builds in the US on bot...

 2018-06-18 14:19 

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Video games are as addictive as crack cocaine or gambling to some players, warns WHO...

The World Health Organisation says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction.In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the UN health agency said on Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental heal...

 2018-06-18 13:07 

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Philippine air strikes target IS-linked militants near Marawi...

Philippine military air strikes and ground assaults targeted a group of Islamic State-linked militants in an offensive that reportedly killed five extremists and forced thousands of villagers to flee to safety in the south, officials said on Monday.Army C...

 2018-06-18 12:48 

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Hong Kong Monetary Authority offers to help film industry by providing samples of fake money to use in productions...

Hong Kong's de facto central bank has offered to provide samples of fake banknotes that can be used as props to help production crews navigate red tape when applying to use counterfeit cash in films.The move was disclosed by Monetary Authority deputy ...

 2018-06-18 12:02 

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China adds to nuclear arsenal amid military modernisation drive...

China is pushing ahead with modernising its nuclear weapon delivery systems and has added to its arsenal as it boosts military expenditure, according to a report released by an independent think tank on Monday.As of January, the country had 280 warheads, ...

 2018-06-18 11:31 

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Taiwan's critical battle to keep its diplomatic allies from switching sides...

In the diplomatic battle between Beijing and Taipei, Honduras is one of Taiwan's last remaining friends.The central American country is one of Taiwan's 18 diplomatic allies, but after more than five decades of close relations, it faces constant da...

 2018-06-18 11:16 

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Pressure grows on contractor working on Hong Kong's scandal-hit Sha Tin-Central rail link as government checks other jobs...

The main contractor on a scandal-hit section of Hong Kong's most expensive rail project faces further scrutiny with various government departments reviewing the company's contracts to ensure safety has not been compromised.Leighton Contractors (As...

 2018-06-18 10:45 

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Hong Kong couple and daughter found dead in possible murder-suicide in Sun Tuen Mun Centre flat...

Police were investigating a possible murder-suicide after a couple and their adult daughter were found dead in northern Hong Kong on Monday.The three bodies were found in the different bedrooms of the family's flat in the Sun Tuen Mun Centre housing e...

 2018-06-18 10:01 

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Injured Cambodian ex-PM Norodom Ranariddh sent to Bangkok hospital after car crash killed wife...

A Cambodian prince hurt in a car crash that killed his wife was flown to Bangkok for treatment Monday and is expected to recover, a member of his political party said.Prince Norodom Ranariddh, a former prime minister and half-brother of the current king N...

 2018-06-18 09:47 

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Spanish king's brother-in-law begins prison term for fraud and tax evasion...

The Spanish king's brother-in-law was jailed Monday after losing an appeal against a graft conviction, the prison authorities said.Inaki Urdangarin, the husband of King Felipe's sister Cristina, entered the prison in Brieva, about 100 kilometres (...

 2018-06-18 09:41 

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Corpse ban in building's lift angers family of dead relative...

A family had to carry their mother's body down 17 flights of stairs in a residential block in eastern China after a notice from neighbours said dead people could not take the lift.Relatives of Gu Latai, who died aged 95, had to carry the coffin all th...

 2018-06-18 09:39 

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Chinese tourists ripped off by country's oldest travel agency, undercover report claims...

China's oldest travel agency has been accused of discriminating against customers based on their age and spending power, and using high-pressure sales techniques to separate them from their money.The claims about China Travel Service, a government-run...

 2018-06-18 09:25 

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler arrested in diesel emissions probe...

German authorities have detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into manipulation of emissions controls.The DPA news agency said Volkswagen confirmed reports that Stadler was detained Monday.Munic...

 2018-06-18 09:23 

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Netflix-style sexual harassment training? No thanks. Abuse of power is the real problem exposed by #MeToo movement...

Since October last year the #MeToo movement has achieved what the law could not. It has swept across the globe like a sickle, cutting away at the undergrowth behind which sex abusers were hiding. It has prompted numerous Hollywood celebrities to share the...

 2018-06-18 08:35 

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Seoul says sanctions on North Korea may be eased before denuclearisation...

South Korea said on Monday that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes "substantive steps towards denuclearisation";, seemingly setting the bar lower than Washington for such a move.Last week's Singapore summit between US Pr...

 2018-06-18 08:15 

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Well-known Hong Kong barrister Kevin Egan dies of throat cancer, aged 70...

Kevin Egan, one of Hong Kong's top criminal barristers, died of throat cancer on Sunday night, multiple legal sources have confirmed. He was 70.The Australian, who handled some of the most famous criminal cases in the city's history, was remembere...

 2018-06-18 07:54 

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Rohingya refugees revel in the new-found right to wear trousers...

In 28 years, Abdul Aziz had never known the pleasure of wearing trousers.Rohingya Muslim men like him were restricted to wearing sarongs, or longyis, in Myanmar. It was an unofficial uniform that identified Muslims as inferior, Rohingya refugees said. Wea...

 2018-06-18 07:49 

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PNG declares emergency after armed mobs torch plane and governor's house...

Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency in its rugged Southern Highlands after an armed mob went on the rampage, torching a passenger plane and the local governor's house.Police said crowds were angered by a court decision to dismiss a peti...

 2018-06-18 07:17 

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Japan angry as South Korea holds war games to defend against 'island attack'...

South Korea on Monday began two days of war games to practise defending the disputed Dokdo islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack by Japan.The drills come just days after US President Donald Trump announced the suspension of long-running US...

 2018-06-18 07:07 

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His magnum opus: legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's final batch of Burgundies sells for US$35m...

The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies which include some of the world's most expensive wines was sold for a mouth-watering 30 million euros (US$35 million) in Geneva on Sunday, well in excess of the estimated price.In...

 2018-06-18 07:05 

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Police on the hunt for man who robbed and tried to rape woman near Hong Kong public housing estate...

Police were on Monday still hunting for a middle-aged man two days after he grabbed a 20-year-old woman, robbed her and tried to rape her near a public housing estate in Kowloon Bay.Officers had stepped up patrols near the crime scene and were doing ident...

 2018-06-18 07:03 

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33 Chinese arrested in police raid on US$21 million counterfeit cigarette factory...

More than 30 people have been arrested in southwest China on suspicion of manufacturing and selling counterfeit cigarettes worth 140 million yuan (US$21.7 million), according to an online news report.Police and tobacco law enforcement officials raided the...

 2018-06-18 06:40 

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Officials find gruesome proof six little girls were suicide bombers whose attack killed 31 in Nigeria...

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists using girls apparently aged as young as seven as suicide bombers killed 31 people in an attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and a militia leader said on Sunday.The official cited the decapitated heads of ...

 2018-06-18 06:28 

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Osaka area hit by powerful earthquake sits above fault that's been inactive for 10,000 years ... and that's a worry for scientists...

Osaka and surrounding areas in western Japan hit by a powerful earthquake on Monday are in a region where experts have long warned of the potential for major seismic activity.The inland earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1, occurred at a depth ...

 2018-06-18 06:25 

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Dragon boat races proving popular beyond China's borders...

China ushered in its annual Dragon Boat Festival on Monday with plenty of traditional pageantry and feasting, featuring rice dumplings, boat races, and parades, as state media touted celebrations of the holiday in far-flung places such as a high-profile d...

 2018-06-18 05:45 

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How China can hit back in a long, grinding trade war with the United States...

The first punches in a trade fight that China didn't want have been thrown, and now Chinese President Xi Jinping is poised to match his US counterpart Donald Trump blow for blow.The next flurry of jabs may be imminent. In his announcement of tariffs o...

 2018-06-18 05:40 

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Hong Kong tour groups safe after child dies in deadly Osaka earthquake that struck during morning rush hour...

Hong Kong travel agents are reporting that all their customers in Osaka are safe after a deadly earthquake struck Japan's second city on Monday during the height of rush hour.A nine-year-old girl was killed when a wall collapsed at her school, an 80-y...

 2018-06-18 05:37 

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Melania Trump 'hates' to see migrant children separated from parents at border...

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents when they are apprehended at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.The &...

 2018-06-18 05:36 

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Alibaba's Jack Ma and Malaysia PM Mahathir Mohamad talk tech, jobs and future as China deals come under scrutiny...

Alibaba Group's efforts to undertake an intensive transfer of technology and skills to Malaysia are aligned with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's hopes for the Southeast Asia economy to transit into high-income status quickly, the Chinese conglom...

 2018-06-18 05:32 

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Man arrested at Hong Kong airport with HK$620,000 worth of rhino horn...

A man was arrested at Hong Kong airport on Sunday for trying to smuggle HK$620,000 (US$79,000) worth of rhino horn pieces into the city.The 3.1kg of suspected endangered rhino horn was discovered in the 21-year-old man's checked luggage. The man, who ...

 2018-06-18 04:47 

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Historic peace deal in peril as conservative Ivan Duque wins Colombia presidency...

Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul.Duque, 41, polled 54 per cent to his leftist rival Gustavo Pe...

 2018-06-18 04:47 

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Is this art? Man buried for three days under busy Australian road...

An artist has emerged from three days entombed in a steel box under a busy Australian road in a performance billed as a tribute to victims of totalitarian violence.Mike Parr, 73, fasted during his time underground, with oxygen pumped into the 1.7-metre (5...

 2018-06-18 04:29 

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Hong Kong celebrates Dragon Boat festival with rowing rituals, family and fancy dress...

Revellers and rowers gathered at waterways across Hong Kong on Monday morning to soak in the fun and festivities of the Dragon Boat festival.Amid mild and slightly breezy weather, boat races took place at locations including Stanley, Aberdeen and Sai Kung...

 2018-06-18 04:16 

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China's potential control over economic zones leads to more protests in Vietnam...

Vietnamese police have arrested eight more people after protests a week ago over a proposed law on special economic zones that protesters fear would fall into the hands of Chinese investors.The men from the south central province of Binh Thuan were accuse...

 2018-06-18 02:30 

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An arrest and soul-searching in Turkey, after puppy is found with its legs and tail cut off...

Turkish police have arrested a man suspected of torturing a puppy by cutting off all its limbs and its tail, after shocking images emerged online of the maimed animal in a case that has outraged the country and grabbed the political agenda ahead of next w...

 2018-06-18 02:06 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Man dies in Hong Kong after being hit by taxi thrown off the road in collision...

A 56-year-old man died after a taxi involved in a collision flew off the road and trapped him against a shop shutter during Monday's early hours.A cabby was arrested on suspicion of causing the accident in Yau Ma Tei, which also injured a taxi passeng...

 2018-06-18 02:03 

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[ Hong Kong ]

The online platform helping Hong Kong's helpers to give back to the community...

People can contribute to society in many ways. Willing helpers may assist an NGO in delivering hot meals to the elderly and the homeless. Shutterbugs are able to put their skills to use helping charities with event photo shoots.Now, through a volunteer ma...

 2018-06-18 01:57 

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Greece and Macedonia reach deal on name, but nationalists on both sides are furious...

Greece and Macedonia signed an agreement Sunday to end their long-running dispute about the name Macedonia, paving the way for the former Yugoslavian republic to join Nato and approach EU membership but also infuriating nationalists on both sides.The deci...

 2018-06-18 01:22 

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[ Asia ]

Several feared dead after earthquake shakes Osaka, Japan...

A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.Several people were feared dead, according to Japanese media. A 9-year-old girl died after becom...

 2018-06-18 01:01 

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[ Hong Kong ]

Hong Kong medical centres under fire after selling HPV cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil 9 when they couldn't get it...

Hong Kong medical centres are facing accusations of irresponsible trade practices after they sold doses of the latest cervical cancer vaccine with no guarantee they could deliver the full three-shot course.The miscalculations have left thousands of women ...

 2018-06-18 00:54 

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At least five dead after SUV crashes while being chased at 160km/h by US border agents in Texas...

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 160km/h and overturned o...

 2018-06-18 00:45 

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From China to Central Asia, a regional security bloc's long, slow march towards an alternative world order...

While the world was captivated this week by the globetrotting show of US President Donald Trump, another summit just days earlier suggested what an alternative world order might look like.Various heads of state from member nations of the Shanghai Cooperat...

 2018-06-18 00:27 

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China sounds out Japan and South Korea for another summit about North Korea this year, sources say...

China has sounded out Japan and South Korea to hold a trilateral summit again in December in Beijing, hoping to further ramp up cooperation to denuclearise North Korea, diplomatic sources said Sunday.With the leaders of Japan, China and South Korea having...

 2018-06-18 00:17 

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Brace for an even bigger bubble in China's stock markets...

Alibaba, Baidu, JD.com, Weibo: they are among the biggest giants of China's internet. Providing everything from search and messaging to shopping and financial services to hundreds of millions of users each day, these and other Chinese technology compa...

 2018-06-18 00:00 

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Chinese agent orchestrating HPV vaccine protest against US medical firm Merck is profiting from offering the jab...

A mainland Chinese agent profiting from offering cervical cancer vaccination is behind a recent high-profile effort urging a greater supply of HPV vaccine in Hong Kong, a Post investigation has found.A protest on June 8 outside the Causeway Bay office of ...

 2018-06-17 23:52 

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'My people can't compete': as China's influence grows in Pacific, so does local resentment and international worry...

In the gritty, steamy streets of Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby, signs of China's push into the Pacific island nation are inescapable.A Chinese worker stencils a logo for China Railway Group outside the new national courthouse it's bu...

 2018-06-17 23:10 

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FBI agent removed from Russia investigation wants to 'clear his name' by testifying to Congress...

The FBI agent who was removed from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election for sending anti-Trump texts intends to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and any other congressional committee that asks, his lawyer said in a ...

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