Health authorities ‘high concerned’ after spike of local dengue cases

Dengue is spreading in Hong Kong, experts fear, after a spike of local cases in recent days. Since August 14, the Department of Health’s Centre for Health Protection (CHP) has confirmed several people had contracted the mosquito-borne virus.   Those infected hail from across Hong Kong, with two cases in Kwai Tsing (Kwai Shing West ...

Pro-independence talk at FCC ‘undoubtedly illegal’, claims senior Beijing official

Pro-independence talk at FCC ‘undoubtedly illegal’, claims senior Beijing official

Further ratcheting up the rhetoric and saying he supported “punishment”, the Beijing official in charge of Hong Kong affairs has called talk by a pro-independence advocate at...

China to introduce residence permits for Hongkongers living in the mainland

China to introduce residence permits for Hongkongers living in the mainland

Accessing public services for Hongkongers living in the mainland is about to get easier. Today, the State Council announced that, starting from next month, it would introduce a...

After appeal by Carrie Lam, Philippine authorities hand over ‘crucial’ evidence in case of long-detained HK prisoner

After appeal by Carrie Lam, Philippine authorities hand over ‘crucial’ evidence in case of long-detained HK prisoner

The defense team of a Hongkonger who has spent 18 years in a Philippines prison for a drug crime he denies committing has received potentially exculpatory evidence from the...

That awkward moment you tow a plane into a light pole: Cathay Pacific jet suffers serious damage in Rome

That awkward moment you tow a plane into a light pole: Cathay Pacific jet suffers serious damage in Rome

In what must have been a stomach dropping ‘oh shit’ moment for airport workers in Italy, a Cathay Pacific plane suffered serious damage to its wing after crashing into a light...

Domestic worker arrested after baby bathed with bleach

Domestic worker arrested after baby bathed with bleach

A Filipino domestic worker has found herself in hot water after a mother found bleach in the bathing solution she used to wash her infant daughter. The woman was detained on...

You now have 7,448,899 neighbors: Gov’t releases new Hong Kong population figures

You now have 7,448,899 neighbors: Gov’t releases new Hong Kong population figures

Hong Kong’s population increased by 57,200 people over the past year, according to new statistics, which show that one-way permit holders from the mainland made up the majority...

Not a cop: Man arrested for posing as a policeman before robbing victims

Not a cop: Man arrested for posing as a policeman before robbing victims

How to tell if someone’s not a genuine police officer? Well, for starters, they should NOT rob you of jewels and a mobile phone. That’s what gave the game away for a...

Beijing slams FCC for pro-independence speech, club’s website goes down

Beijing slams FCC for pro-independence speech, club’s website goes down

In a lengthy statement, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has slammed Hong Kong’s Foreign Correspondents Club for hosting a speech by the leader of a pro-independence...

Overnight fire hits vendors on Central’s Graham Street

Overnight fire hits vendors on Central’s Graham Street

A early morning blaze tore through and destroyed several market stalls in Central last night, as a bleary-eyed Coconuts reporter watched on from a nearby rooftop. Starting...


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