Iranian President Raisi feared dead as ‘completely burned’ helicopter wreckage found
South China Morning Post
by Agencies
24m ago
Rescuers on Monday found a helicopter that was carrying Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and other officials that had apparently crashed in the mountainous northwest reaches of Iran the day before ..read more
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China leaves benchmark lending rates unchanged, days after ‘historic’ steps to stabilise crisis-hit property sector
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by Reuters
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China left benchmark lending rates unchanged on Monday having last week announced ‘historic’ steps to stabilise its crisis-hit property sector ..read more
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Will Hong Kong’s only industrial-scale chicken waste treatment plant be forced to shut down?
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by Ezra Cheung
2h ago
Government contract of BSF Hatch, which turns chicken faeces into animal feed, fertiliser and biofuel, is set to expire at the end of August, even as city faces mounting food waste problem ..read more
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Many Japanese aren’t a fan of whale meat. So why expand the hunt?
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by Julian Ryall
2h ago
Japan’s whaling industry has been propped up for years by government subsidies and isn’t even filling existing quotas. Still, it wants to add the world’s second-largest mammal to its catch-and-kill list ..read more
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Hong Kong civil service pay rise will be a tough sell to weary public
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by Alice Wu
2h ago
The government finds itself facing calls for civil servants’ pay to rise when it is trying to curb a ballooning budget deficit. This may be hard to swallow for Hongkongers amid a sluggish economy with small local businesses struggling ..read more
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Taiwanese military on high alert as William Lai Ching-te is sworn in as the island’s new leader
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by Phoebe Zhang,Hayley Wong,Xinlu Liang,Lawrence Chung
2h ago
Since Tsai came into office, ties with the mainland have been severely strained and the island has become a source of great tension between Beijing and Washington ..read more
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Indonesian woman, 24, surprised to find she was at previous wedding of husband, 62, when she was 9
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by Iris Jiang
3h ago
After a young Indonesian woman married a much older man who had wed twice before, she realised they had met at one of his other nuptials when she was a child ..read more
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Proposed Hong Kong medical school will train ‘new generation’ of tech-savvy doctors, says HKUST president Nancy Ip
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by Elizabeth Cheung
3h ago
HKUST president Nancy Ip says she hopes doctors trained by university will help to alleviate city’s long-standing shortage of medical professionals ..read more
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Should South Korea ‘scare Kim’ with US nuclear bombs? ‘China and Russia would raise hell’
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by Park Chan-kyong
3h ago
Seoul should pay to refurbish some of the US’ old ‘regime killer’ nuclear bombs, a US defence analyst says – as confidence wavers in Washington’s commitment to defend South Korea ..read more
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AI seen as driving further growth at Hong Kong fibre optics start-up Cloud Light after acquisition by US firm
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by Xinmei Shen
4h ago
Cloud Light Technology CEO Dennis Tong anticipates multiple years of 50 per cent growth as AI drives up demand for faster data centre resources ..read more
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