Prosecutors want security judge to hear sedition case

Prosecutors on Tuesday asked the District Court to assign a designated judge under the national security law to hear a case against internet radio host Edmund Wan, who has been charged with seditious intent. Wan, better known as DJ Giggs, is accused of acting with seditious intention during online programmes...

Trump bashes New York charges against company, adviser

In this file photo former US President Donald Trump gestures after speaking during election night in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, early on Nov 4, 2020. (MANDEL NGAN / AFP) SARASOTA - Former US President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned New York prosecutors for bringing...

Apple Daily halts English service, finance news

Apple Daily halted more of its services on Tuesday, just a day after warning that the media outlet's entire operations could come to an end by the weekend. A brief message on the newspaper's English-language web pages said: "This concludes the updates from Apple Daily English. Thank you for your...

Thousands log on for Apple Daily final live show

Apple Daily aired its last live news show on Monday night, only days ahead of the expected closure of the newspaper and its online operation. The programme thanked the audience for their support since it started going live last October, and urged other journalists to remain steadfast and defend the...

Vaccine staff told to get shots after Covid scare

The medical director of a vaccination centre in Jordan says he has ordered staff to get inoculated themselves, after a nurse there was listed as a preliminary positive case on Sunday. Samuel Kwok, who is in charge of vaccinations at the Kwun Chung Sports Centre, said on Monday that the...

Protester’s family has left HK, coroner’s court told

The coroner’s court looking into the death of an anti-government protester was told on Tuesday that his family was absent from the inquest because they had left Hong Kong several weeks after he fell to his death from an Admiralty mall in 2019. Immigration records presented to court indicated that...

‘Evacuation arrangements chaotic and confusing’

An evacuation of a residential building in Tsuen Wan over a coronavirus scare on Wednesday sparked uproar among residents angry about what they said were chaotic and confusing arrangements. More than 220 households in Block R of Allway Gardens were told they would be sent to a quarantine camp after...

Kornhill and Pok Fu Lam residents to be quarantined

Health officials say residents from two apartment blocks in Quarry Bay and Pok Fu Lam will be sent to quarantine for 21 days after two domestic helpers were confirmed to have contracted highly infectious strains of the coronavirus. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) said in a statement published on...

Italy’s Conte signals lukewarm support for Draghi-led govt

Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Feb 3, 2021. (PHOTO / BLOOMBERG) Italy’s outgoing Premier Giuseppe Conte signaled his lukewarm support for Mario Draghi’s attempt to succeed him, as the former European Central Bank governor prepares for talks with party leaders. Conte, who stepped down after ex-premier Matteo...