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  • Free TV licence granted
    The Chief Executive in Council agreed to grant a 12-year domestic free television programme service licence to Hong Kong Television Entertainment Company today.   The licence will take i...
  • ATV licence not renewed
    The Chief Executive in Council today decided not to renew ATV’s licence after considering the recommendation of the Communications Authority, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Developmen...
  • SJ inspects new recruits
    Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen inspected a graduation parade of 74 firemen and 45 ambulancemen at the Fire & Ambulance Services Academy today.   Mr Yuen commended the new recruits for...
  • HK, Mainland sign tax protocol
    Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Prof KC Chan signed the fourth protocol to an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of income tax evasion with...
  • Hospital Authority review ends
    Secretary for Food & Health Dr Ko Wing-man says a steering committee has completed its review of the Hospital Authority's development, and the report is expected in the first half of thi...

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  • US stocks fall on weak economic data
    Wall Street stocks on Wednesday fell for a second day in a row after disappointing US data stoked concerns about economic growth. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was...
  • London fire leads to mass evacuation
    An underground blaze in central London has led to mass evacuations and forced several West End shows to cancel performances as firefighters tackled the blaze which sent out a pall of thic...
  • Armed attack on Istanbul police HQ
    There's been an armed attack on the police headquarters in the Turkish city of Istanbul. The provincial governor says a female attacker, carrying a gun and a bomb, was shot dead and a mal...
  • John Lennon's first wife dies
    Cynthia Lennon, first wife of late Beatle John Lennon, has died, her family said on Wednesday. "Cynthia Lennon passed away today at her home in Mallorca, Spain following a short but brave...
  • Snubbed Kamal quits as ICC president
    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has been left red-faced after its president Mustafa Kamal resigned claiming he was snubbed at the presentation ceremony after Sunday's World Cup fi...

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  • China ramps up charges against Zhou
    China's Supreme People's Court has accused former security czar Zhou Yongkang of involvement in unofficial political activities with jailed former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, in an app...
  • '100 dead' in Myanmar fighting
    Intense fighting between Myanmar government troops and rebel forces in the northern Shan State region of Kokang in recent days has left more than 100 people dead, the majority of them on ...
  • Tunisian president vows no mercy
    Shortly after attackers killed at least 19 people, including 17 foreign tourists, in an attack on a museum in Tunisia's capital, newly elected President Beji Caid Essebsi told the nation ...
  • SPENGLER Israel's 'referendum' on 'two-state solution'
    Why did so many Israeli voters switch their allegiance to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just before this week's election? The answer is simple and obvious: most of those small-party v...
  • Russia, S Ossetia sign 'integration' pact
    Seven years after Russia recognized Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia as an independent state, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an "alliance and integration treaty" w...

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  • Iran Nuclear Talks to Stretch Into Thursday
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will remain in Switzerland until at least Thursday morning to continue talks on Iran’s nuclear program.image
  • China Tries to Clean Up E-Commerce
    China is tightening control over the loosely regulated world of Chinese e-commerce, a booming sector that has created behemoths such as Alibaba but has also drawn criticism for not adequa...
  • Indonesia Looks to Erect Language Barrier
    Indonesia says it will require foreign workers to speak Indonesian, rattling a business community that had welcomed President Widodo’s pledge to lower investment barriers.image
  • McDonald's to Lift Pay at Restaurants
    McDonald’s plans to raise pay by more than 10% for 90,000 workers and add benefits like paid vacation at U.S. restaurants it operates, offering fresh evidence of rising wage pressure in t...
  • Korea's Celltrion Sets Sights on U.S. Market
    Celltrion, which sells a cheap version of a top-selling rheumatoid arthritis drug in Europe, is now targeting the U.S., the world’s biggest pharmaceutical market.image

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  • Indonesia girl back with family after 2004 tsunami
    A girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her...
  • Not just NKorea, political dynasties are all over
    If North Korea's new leader is looking for advice on how to carry on his family's dynasty, he could turn to Rahul Gandhi, who is on a quest to become the fourth generation of h...
  • Chinese villagers demand release of detainees
    Protesters gathered Saturday outside a town hall in southern China to appeal for the release of people detained during demonstrations over a planned power plant expansion, a witness said.
  • Social networking booming in Egypt, Russia
    A new survey shows people in poorer countries send text messages more often than those in wealthier countries. Men in Spain and Germany access the Internet on their phones twice as much ...
  • Faces of the recession: homeless children
    The National Center on Family Homelessness said 1.6 million children were living on the streets of the United States in 2010 or in shelters, motels and doubled-up with other families. Th...

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