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Hong Kong may yet take 'meaningful' step to democracy: Britain

Britain's foreign secretary on Thursday said Hong Kong could still take a "meaningful step" towards democracy after mass protests posed the most serious test to the city's stability since its handover to China.

Hong Kong mulls restrictions on Chinese tourists

Hong Kong`s leader said Tuesday that the government is looking to restrict the number of Chinese tourists entering the city, following a public backlash over the influx of mainland visitors.

Mainland Chinese visits to Hong Kong drop amid tensions

 The number of mainland Chinese visitors to Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year holidays fell for the first time in about 20 years as they have felt increasingly unwelcome amid political unrest in the city.

Hong Kong wishing tree draws tens of thousands of hopefuls

Carnivals and fireworks are Hong Kong's trademark Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations but tens of thousands of people also travel to a remote village to hurl oranges at a tree in hopes of making their wishes come true.

Hong Kong 'wolf' tells people to be 'like sheep' after year of protests

Hong Kong leader CY Leung, nicknamed the "wolf" by critics, said residents of the Chinese-controlled city should be more like sheep after a year "rife with differences", including months of sometimes violent pro-democracy street protests.

China to punish senior official for breaking family planning law

 China will prosecute a former senior provincial official suspected of crimes such as breaking the strict family planning laws, graft and abuse of power, the government said on Tuesday.

PM Modi congratulates Indian yoga instructor for world record

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday congratulated Hong Kong-based Indian Yoga instructor Yogaraj CP, who created a Guinness World Record by performing Yoga continuously for 40 hours non stop.

Indonesia wants to stop women going abroad as maids after abuse: Media

Indonesia wants to stop women going abroad as domestic workers to preserve the country`s "dignity" after the high-profile case of an Indonesian maid abused and treated like a slave in Hong Kong, local media reported on Monday.

Hong Kong captain jailed for 8 years over ferry tragedy

A Hong Kong boat captain was on Monday sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of 39 people in a 2012 ferry collision, the city`s worst maritime disaster in nearly four decades.

Indian sets Guinness Yoga record in Hong Kong

A 29-year-old Indian yoga teacher in Hong Kong Sunday set a Guinness World Record for performing Yoga continuously for 40 hours non-stop, demonstrating more than 1,500 'asanas'.

Hong Kong captain found guilty of manslaughter over 2012 ferry tragedy

A Hong Kong boat captain was on Saturday found guilty of the manslaughter of 39 people in a 2012 ferry collision, the city`s worst maritime disaster in nearly four decades.

Hong Kong woman acquitted of attacking maid with a knife

A Hong Kong woman was acquitted Thursday of slicing into her maid`s finger with a knife, in the latest case to highlight concerns about the abuse of foreign domestic workers in the international financial hub. 

'Twin fetuses' found inside newborn baby in Hong Kong

  In an extremely rare medical occurrence, a pair of fetuses have been found inside the body of a newborn baby girl in Hong Kong, who has recovered from a surgery to remove the mass of tissue.

`Tortured` Indonesia maid`s employer guilty: Hong Kong judge

A Hong Kong woman was found guilty Tuesday of severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that dominated headlines and sparked international outrage.

Thai junta bans ex-PM Yingluck from travelling overseas

Thailand`s toppled former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been banned from travelling overseas because graft charges carrying up to a decade in jail will be formally laid against her later this month, officials said Monday.

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray at anti-mainland protesters

Police fired pepper spray and arrested protesters demonstrating against an influx of visitors from mainland China inside a shopping mall Sunday, reports said.

China seizes toilet paper ridiculing Hong Kong leader

China has wiped the smile off pro-democracy activists` faces by seizing 7,600 rolls of toilet paper featuring Hong Kong`s pro-Beijing leader Leung Chun-ying pulling a series of ridiculous expressions.

`Protest fatigue` in Hong Kong as activists struggle over strategy

A disappointing turnout at Hong Kong`s first democracy rally since the end of mass street demonstrations shows the city is suffering from "protest fatigue" and new longer-term strategies are needed to drive reform, analysts say.

Pro-democracy activists back on Hong Kong streets

Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong took to the streets again Sunday to demand "real democracy" in their first big march after the "Umbrella Movement" folded up in December, last year.

Thousands march for democracy in Hong Kong

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday for the first time since mass demonstrations shut down parts of the city for more than two months.