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Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily confirms closure

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily announced Wednesday it will print its final edition after authorities froze its assets using a...

Curtain falls on Hong Kong tabloid that dared to challenge China

Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper became the city's most popular tabloid by punching up against a particularly powerful entity that brooks little...

No jury for first Hong Kong ‘national security’ trial as columnist arrested

The first trial under Hong Kong's new national security law began on Wednesday without a jury, a watershed moment for the financial hub's fast-changing...

Sun Yang is ‘pride of China’ and ‘victim’, says lawyer after doping ban

"Pride of China" Sun Yang is "a victim of political posturing" and did not break doping rules, his lawyer said, after a ban of more than four...

Hong Kong police arrest top Apple Daily columnist on security charge

The lead editorial writer of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily was arrested under a powerful new national security law on Wednesday,...

‘Godfather’ of Tibetan rap spits karmic rhymes

In his tracksuit, silver chain and sparkling trainers, MC Tenzin would look like any other rapper if not for the backdrop of towering Himalayan...

Twin joy as Tokyo panda gives birth to two cubs

A panda at Tokyo's Ueno zoo gave birth to twins on Wednesday, weeks after news of Shin Shin's pregnancy sent stocks in nearby restaurants soaring.

No jury as Hong Kong’s first ‘national security’ trial gets under way

The first trial under Hong Kong's new national security law begins Wednesday without a jury, a landmark moment for the financial hub's fast-changing...

Grave concerns raised about China at UN rights council

More than 40 countries led by Canada voiced grave concerns at the UN Human Rights Council Tuesday about China's actions in Xinjiang, Hong Kong...

US lawyer convicted of assaulting Hong Kong police officer

An American lawyer working in Hong Kong was convicted of assaulting a policeman on Tuesday when he intervened in a confrontation between the...

Hong Kong leader says press must not ‘subvert’ government

Media outlets in Hong Kong must not "subvert" the government, the city's leader said Tuesday, rejecting US criticism of recent action against...

Crackdown brings resignations at embattled Hong Kong pro-democracy paper

Hong Kong's embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has been hit by a wave of resignations as authorities push to silence the outspoken...

Chinese monk who saved 8,000 strays is dog’s best friend

His bald head glistening with sweat, Zhi Xiang peers into the eyes of a stray dog whose coat has become matted in heavy rain and says soothingly:...

UN warns of worst ‘cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes’

The UN rights chief on Monday called for concerted action to recover from the worst global deterioration of rights she had seen, highlighting...

Bitcoin dives as China widens crackdown on crypto mining

Bitcoin tumbled more than 10 per cent Monday after China broadened a crackdown on its massive cryptocurrency mining industry with a ban on mines...

Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily to decide closure on Friday

Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily said Monday its board will decide whether to close the publication at their next meeting on Friday...

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