Ray Chan granted bail after months in custody

The High Court on Thursday granted bail to former legislator Ray Chan – one of a group of 47 people charged with subversion over Legco primary polls last year. He had been held in custody since being charged around half a year ago. After hearing submissions from lawyers, designated national...

Civic Passion disbands after lawmaker ousted

Civic Passion on Friday announced it was disbanding, a little more than a week after its chairman, Cheng Chung-tai, was ousted from the Legislative Council because the authorities decided he is not loyal to Hong Kong. In a statement posted on the group's Facebook page, Cheng thanked people for their...

Eight ex-Shenzhen detainees appear in court

Eight Hongkongers who were detained by mainland authorities for illegally crossing into mainland waters on a speedboat last year have been remanded back in custody after a brief appearance at the District Court. Liu Tsz-man, Cheng Tsz-ho, Cheung Chun-fu, Cheung Ming-yu, Yim Man-him, Wong Wai-yin, Li Tsz-yin and Kok Tsz-lun...

Woman dies after being hit by a minibus

A woman has died after being hit by a minibus in Kwun Tong. The accident happened at about 10am on Monday morning on Hong Ning Road. The woman, 61, was left with serious head injuries and was declared dead in hospital. Police arrested the minibus driver, 72, on suspicion of...

Two airlines banned over imported Covid cases

Health officials have banned Turkish Airlines and Philippine Airlines flights to Hong Kong for 14 days after three passengers each arriving from Istanbul and Manila tested positive for Covid-19. The six were among seven new imported cases on Sunday. The seventh case involved a man, 68, who tested positive for...

No coronavirus cases found after Tsuen Wan lockdown

Health officials said on Monday that no new coronavirus cases were found after 570 residents in a Tsuen Wan building were tested overnight. The building was locked down for the testing, which finished at 6:45am on Monday. A 56-year-old man, who's being treated as an imported case, had been staying...

Ivory Coast confirms H5N1 avian flu outbreak

A health worker vaccinates a man in Abidjan on August 17, 2021 during a roll-out of vaccinations against Ebola on August 17, 2021, after the country recorded its first known case of the disease since 1994. (ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP) ABIDJAN - Ivory Coast has identified an outbreak of the...

Tree pruner dies in crane accident

A tree pruner with the Leisure and Cultural Services Department died on Wednesday, after the crane she was working on collapsed. Her co-worker suffered waist injuries. The accident happened at the junction of Water Street and Des Voeux Road West shortly after 9am. Video footage circulating online showed the elevated...

Police charge man with raping teenage girl in 1983

Following a breakthrough in forensics technology, the police on Tuesday charged a 58-year-old man over the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl at San Fat Estate in Tuen Mun 38 years ago. He is also accused of robbing HK$160 from the girl, in an incident said to have happened on...

Hopes for quake survivors dwindle as storm lashes Haiti

A woman affected by Saturday's earthquake recovers her belongings under the rain of Tropical Depression Grace at a refugee camp in Les Cayes, Haiti, Aug 16, 2021. (JOSEPH ODELYN / AP) LES CAYES - Heavy rains lashed Haiti on Tuesday night, complicating rescue efforts and drenching thousands left homeless by...

Italy’s 5-Star Movement elects former PM Conte as leader

In this Feb 13, 2021 photo, Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his companion Olivia Paladino leave following a formal handover ceremony with incoming prime minister at Palazzo Chigi in Rome. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI / POOL / AFP) ROME - Italy's former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has been officially elected...

Tunisian president says he will not become a dictator

In a photo taken from the television station of President Kais Saied, Presidnet Saied announces, the dissolution of parliament and Prime Minister Mechichi's government on July 25, 2021 at Carthage Palace after a day of nationwide protest. (TUNISIA - POLITICS - DEMONSTRATION - GOVERNMENT) TUNIS - Tunisia's president promised on...

Let the jersey controversy go, says sports chief

The official in charge of Hong Kong's sports development on Friday appealed to the public to let the controversy surrounding athletes' jerseys go, and focus on their performances instead. The Sports Commissioner, Yeung Tak-keung, was speaking in Tokyo a day after the Hong Kong Badminton Association admitted that an outdated...

Teachers’ union latest to quit HK Alliance

The Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) has become the latest group to withdraw from the alliance that used to organise Hong Kong's June 4 candlelight vigils. The Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China has for months been accused by pro-Beijing figures of violating the national security law, prompting...

Govt has no time to fix district council meltdown: CE

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday admitted that the territory's district councils are no longer fully functional and representative after more than 200 members resigned, but said it is impossible to hold by-elections anytime soon to fill the vacant seats. Some district councils have been left with only three members...

Man charged with manslaughter day after brawl

Police have charged a 39-year-old man with manslaughter after a man died on Tuesday evening following an apparent a fight in Sham Shui Po in the early hours of Monday. The 54-year-old victim had been sent unconscious to Princess Margaret Hospital, following the reported brawl at the junction of Pei...

Grandma Wong jailed for assaulting court security

A democracy activist known as "Grandma Wong" was sentenced to one month in prison on Wednesday, after a magistrate convicted her of attacking a security guard at the High Court in January 2019. Eastern Magistracy found Alexandra Wong, 65, guilty of common assault, after she pushed the security guard when...