US daily COVID-19 deaths rise above 1,000

People receive boxes of KN95 face mask during a back to school event offering school supplies, COVID-19 vaccinations, face masks, and other resources for children and their families at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA in Los Angeles, California, on Aug 7, 2021. (PATRICK T. FALLON / AFP) LONDON /...

MTR returns to profit in first half of 2021

The MTR Corporation on Thursday said it has returned to the black in the first half of this year for the first time since 2019, posting a net profit of HK$2.67 billion. However, the rail firm said earnings were still below pre-pandemic levels because Hong Kong's border remained closed and...

Developers set vaccine goal for second flat giveaway

Property developers on Friday dangled the prospect of another flat giveaway in a bid to boost the city’s vaccination rate. Sino Group's Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation and Chinese Estates Holdings are already offering a one-bedroom flat worth HK$10.8 million as the grand prize in a lucky draw for permanent...

HK athletes make progress on day one of Olympics

Hong Kong athletes are making progress in their fight for gold on the first day of the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. In fencing, former world number one Vivian Kong was the first Hong Kong fencer to reach an Olympics fencing quarter-final, but lost to Russian Aizanat Murtazaeva. The 27-year-old had...

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Motivated for Monza

TOKYO, Jul 12, 2021 - (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) - TOYOTA GAZOO Racing aims to maintain its 100% winning Hypercar record this week when the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) returns to Italy for the first time in nearly 30 years for the 6 Hours of Monza.The new GR010...

No more Covid cases found so far in Wan Hang House

Health authorities have tested 2,100 residents of a building in Tai Po that was locked down overnight, after one resident had earlier tested preliminary positive for a more infectious Covid-19 strain, known as L452R. If confirmed, it will be the first local case of the strain, and the first local...

Trial of first national security suspect begins today

The trial for the city's first national security suspect takes place at the High Court on Wednesday. The case has focused attention on the controversial security laws, which critics say curtail individual rights and freedom of speech. Tong Ying-kit, 24, is charged with terrorism and inciting secession for allegedly driving...

‘Busy’ new IPCC head shuns media questions

The new chairwoman of the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC), Priscilla Wong, ended her first press briefing on Tuesday without answering reporters' questions. She said she was in a hurry to attend another event. Wong, a pro-Beijing barrister, made a short speech after her first IPCC open meeting. But she...