Hong Kong scrambles to inspect EU eggs after insecticide contamination

Hong Kong is increasing inspections of eggs imported from Europe, officials said Saturday after some were found to be contaminated with an insecticide in a scandal which has now spread beyond the EU. Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil, ...

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Hung Hom MTR disinfected after 2 tourists with suspected MERS take intercity train from Guangzhou

Hung Hom MTR disinfected after 2 tourists with suspected MERS take intercity train from Guangzhou

MTR Corp. has disinfected parts of Hung Hom Station and an intercity train after two passengers, a 48-year-old man and his four-year-old granddaughter, were hospitalized with...

Hong Kong beach cleanup just beginning; 200 tons of oil likely to reach shores

Hong Kong beach cleanup just beginning; 200 tons of oil likely to reach shores

Residents in Hong Kong desperately tried to clear the coastline of greasy lumps of palm oil Tuesday as it continues to wash ashore after a huge spillage at sea. Their efforts came...

Ready, Set, Chug: Hong Kong to host 1,600m ‘beer race’, where contestants drink, run, and repeat

Ready, Set, Chug: Hong Kong to host 1,600m ‘beer race’, where contestants drink, run, and repeat

This autumn, Hong Kong will play host to the “world’s biggest beer run“, which despite what the title suggests, isn’t just a really ambitious trip to the...

At least 7 hikers suffer sunstroke on Hong Kong’s hottest day of the year

At least 7 hikers suffer sunstroke on Hong Kong’s hottest day of the year

As temperatures rose to 37 degrees Celsius in some parts of Hong Kong yesterday, at least seven hikers were reported to have suffered from heatstroke, including a 19-year-old man...

Hong Kong people walk more steps per day than anyone else, says Stanford study

Hong Kong people walk more steps per day than anyone else, says Stanford study

Congratulations, guys – for once, Hong Kong has topped an international index for something other than being mind-bogglingly expensive! Apparently, on top of having one of the...

Gov’t orders Starbucks to stop selling cold drinks after coliform bacteria found in ice at Causeway Bay outlet

Gov’t orders Starbucks to stop selling cold drinks after coliform bacteria found in ice at Causeway Bay outlet

UPDATE: We have added Starbucks Hong Kong’s official statement below. The government has ordered US coffee giant Starbucks to stop selling cold beverages at a Causeway Bay...

Gay Hong Kong men may be allowed to give blood, but only if they’re abstinent for a year

Gay Hong Kong men may be allowed to give blood, but only if they’re abstinent for a year

A long-standing ban on blood donations from gay men may be set to tumble soon, officials from the Hong Kong Red Cross’ Blood Transfusion Service (BTS) said this week, thanks to...

Hong Kong man jams chopsticks into brain through eyes, somehow escapes major injuries

Hong Kong man jams chopsticks into brain through eyes, somehow escapes major injuries

A 56-year-old Hong Kong man somehow managed to escape any major injuries after stabbing his brain with a pair of chopsticks (through his eyeballs, no less). The mentally ill man,...

Teen, 19, suffers stroke after medical procedure goes awry at Princess Margaret Hospital

Teen, 19, suffers stroke after medical procedure goes awry at Princess Margaret Hospital

The family of a 19-year-old Hong Kong woman has filed a complaint with Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) after she suffered a stroke following a botched catheter placement. The...