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Seven Hong Kong policemen jailed for assault on democracy activist

Seven Hong Kong policemen jailed for assault on democracy activist

Heavy-handed policing is rare in Hong Kong and the case triggered public outrage and deepened tension during the protests in which clashes erupted occasionally.

Hong Kong police guilty over attack on democracy protester

Seven Hong Kong police officers were found guilty Tuesday of assaulting a protester during pro-democracy rallies in 2014, in an attack that was captured on film and beamed around the world.

Missing China billionaire taken from Hong Kong hotel in wheelchair

Missing China-born billionaire Xiao Jianhua was whisked in a wheelchair from a luxury Hong Kong hotel in the early hours of Jan 27 with his head covered, a source close to the businessman told Reuters.

Russia considers returning Edward Snowden to US as ''gift''

Russia considers returning Edward Snowden to US as ''gift''

Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a "gift" to US President Donald Trump who had said the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower deserves to be executed for being a spy, according to a senior American intelligence official.

Hong Kong subway arson attack injures 18

Hong Kong police today said 18 people were injured in an arson attack on a subway train during rush hour the previous night

'Abduction' of China tycoon sparks fear in Hong Kong

The mystery over the reported abduction from Hong Kong of a Chinese billionaire deepened today after a newspaper advert appeared in his name pledging loyalty to China, in a case that has heightened fears over Beijing's meddling.

Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying slams independence movement in final speech

Hong Kong`s unpopular pro-Beijing leader Leung Chun-ying faced protests Wednesday as he spoke out against the city`s independence movement in his final policy address.

Kyrgyzstan searches for more victims at plane crash site

Kyrgyzstan was observing a national day of mourning on Tuesday as rescuers searched for more bodies in the wreckage of a cargo plane that crashed into a village outside the capital.

Hong Kong confirms city''s second death this season of H7N9 bird flu

The man, who travelled to the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou in mid-December and was hospitalized in the neighbouring city of Dongguan earlier this week, died from H7N9.

Ex-Hong Kong chief executive appears in court as trial in graft case begins

Former Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen appeared in the court on Tuesday for the start of his trial on corruption charges.

No space for Hong Kong independence in 'one country two systems': China

No space for Hong Kong independence in 'one country two systems': China

There is no space for Hong Kong independence in the "one country, two systems" agreement under which Beijing governs the former British colony, but there can be tolerance for differences in their systems, a senior Chinese official said.

Hong Kong announces to withdraw visa-free entry facility for Indian travellers

Hong Kong announces to withdraw visa-free entry facility for Indian travellers

In a setback to India, the Hong Kong, a special administrative region of China, has withdrawn the visa-free facility for Indian travellers

`Iron lady` Ip runs for Hong Kong leader

A former Hong Kong security chief who stepped down after mass protests and is loathed by the city`s pro-democracy camp said Thursday she will run for leader, as opponents warn she would be a Beijing puppet.

Singapore says seizure of vehicles by Hong Kong "not a strategic incident"

The seizure of nine Singaporean armoured vehicles by Hong Kong customs was "not a strategic incident" in the Sino-Singaporean relationship, the city-state`s foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Two pro-independence lawmakers disqualified from Hong Kong Parliament

A Hong Kong court on Tuesday ruled to disqualify two pro-independence lawmakers from Parliament, a week after Beijing said it would not allow the pair to be sworn into office as fears grow of the city`s liberties coming under threat.

Anti-China lawmakers disqualified from Hong Kong parliament

Hong Kong: A Hong Kong court on Tuesday ruled to disqualify two pro-independence lawmakers from parliament, a week after Beijing said it would not allow the pair to be sworn into office as fears grow of the city`s liberties coming under threat.

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Thousands attend pro-Beijing rally in Hong Kong

Beijing's interpretation of the city's constitution issued on Monday said that any oath taker who does not follow the prescribed wording of the oath, should be disqualified.

Hong Kong backs China bid to bar rebel lawmakers

Hong Kong's leader said today he would "fully implement" a ruling by Beijing which effectively bars two elected pro-independence lawmakers from the city's legislature after after they deliberately misread their oaths of office.

Two Chinese nationals visit Arunachal Pradesh on wrong permits

Two Chinese nationals have visited Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China, on wrong Protected Area Permits (PAPs), instead of the Restricted Area Permit (RAP), issued by the Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC) of Arunachal Pradesh office in Guwahati.

Hong Kong jury views 'torture' video in Jutting murder trial

Jurors in the murder trial of British banker Rurik Jutting viewed harrowing iPhone footage on Tuesday showing him torture an Indonesian woman whose decaying body was later found dead in a suitcase in his Hong Kong flat.