29 February 2020

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  • People attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival run for cover as gunfire is heard in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday night. Photo: AFP

    Lone gunman kills 59, injures hundreds, in Las Vegas attack

    Oct 3, 2017 6:32am
    (Updated; last posted at 10:18 p.m., 02 Oct. 2017) A retiree armed with multiple assault rifles strafed an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas from a high-rise hotel window, slaughtering at least 59 people in...
  • A flight attendant with Thai AirAsia bursts into tears (left) after a passenger from mainland China poured hot water onto her. Photos: YouTube

    Chinese tourists in plane tantrum, travel agency face penalties

    Dec 15, 2014 10:53am
    Chinese authorities said four tourists who disrupted a Thai AirAsia flight last week seriously damaged the image of the Chinese people, Apple Daily reported Monday. The China National Tourism Administration ordered them and their travel agency to...
  • David Wong, a 41-year-old cellist, performs in front of a wall posted with messages of support for pro-democracy protesters in Admiralty. China says the protests left a complex legacy. Photo: Reuters

    Beijing pleased at end of HK protest but angry over its legacy

    - Dec 12, 2014 10:21am
    The Occupy Central movement ended Thursday after more than 70 days. The protesters went home but their grievances remain — and the central government is angry and anxious. Beijing is delighted to see the streets clear...
  • A giant replica of a computer error window attributed to graffiti artist Banksy is displayed on a wall in Admiralty. Photo: Twitter

    Graffiti king gives final salute to street protest

    Dec 11, 2014 3:54pm
    Banksy has struck again — or so it seems. The notorious Hong Kong graffiti artist and political activist set social media abuzz with his latest social commentary under the Twitter handle #Banksy. Banksy posted an image...
  • Police superintendent Chu King-wai has been accused of assault during the Mong Kok clearing operation in November. Right photo shows a policeman swinging a baton at an unseen target. Photos: DBC, internet

    Assault complainant cries police harassment

    Dec 11, 2014 3:06pm
    A man who filed a complaint against a police commander for assault said he has been repeatedly contacted by the police who want to know if he would drop it. Also, Osman Cheng said he has...
  • The end of the Occupy campaign is just the beginning of a new phase of opposition to restrictions on democracy in Hong Kong. Photo: DASH

    Who the true losers are in Occupy campaign

    - Dec 11, 2014 2:04pm
    The Occupy campaign has come to an end after 75 days as police cleared the main protest site, in Admiralty, on Thursday. While the campaign failed to secure its goal of achieving true democracy in the 2017 election...
  • The Lion Rock pro-democracy banner, though quickly removed by the government, has become one of the symbols of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Credit: Dash, Joseph Lee's Facebook

    PolyU professor brings up Lion Rock topic in exam paper

    Dec 11, 2014 12:55pm
    The huge pro-democracy banner that was hung on Lion Rock by some activists in October, and which was quickly removed by government authorities, has figured in an examination paper set by Dr. Joseph Lee of the...
  • House News (inset, website logo) gained popularity during the anti-national education movement in 2012 but was closed in July 2014 due to "political pressure". Photos: CNN, internet

    As Occupy winds down, House News set to return

    Dec 10, 2014 1:06pm
    Pro-democracy website House News, which closed in July, will return as soon as next month, just as the Occupy protest is winding down, Apple Daily reported Wednesday, citing reports from internet radio DBC. Former chief curator Mike...
  • Hong Kong scored 74 out of 100 on the Corruption Perceptions Index, down one point from last year. Photo: Bloomberg

    HK corruption ranking slips to lowest since 1997

    Dec 4, 2014 12:56pm
    Hong Kong slipped for the third year in a row in a global corruption ranking prepared by Berlin-based Transparency International, Ming Pao Daily reported Thursday. The city scored 74 out of 100 on the Corruption Perceptions...
  • Clifton Ko and his inflammatory post on Facebook. Photos: Facebook, CNSA

    Film director suggests students set themselves on fire

    Dec 3, 2014 3:15pm
    Hong Kong movie director Clifton Ko Chi-sum lit a firestorm on the internet Tuesday when he posted that students who go on a hunger strike might as well consider setting themselves on fire. Netizens soon criticized his...
  • Police hold down a pro-democracy protester in Tamar near government headquarters. Joe (right) shows his injuries. Photos: AFP, Apple Daily

    Protesters made to wait 20 hours in police car park after arrest

    Dec 3, 2014 2:55pm
    Dozens of people arrested during Sunday’s siege of government headquarters were kept in a car park outside a police station for 20 hours before being allowed into the building. They were denied basic amenities such as...
  • Hugo Swire stressed the parliamentary committee's independence from the British government in his efforts to obtain visas for the MPs. Photo: Facebook

    China broke agreement with Britain, say British MPs

    Dec 3, 2014 10:48am
    China has broken its agreement with Britain to let Hong Kong govern its own borders for at least 50 years, the Guardian quoted senior members of Parliament as saying Tuesday. In an emergency debate in the...
  • A police officer raises his baton on a protester near  the government headquarters in Admiralty on Monday. Photo: AFP

    Pan-democrats shy away from student protest

    Dec 1, 2014 3:15pm
    Signs of division appear in the ranks of the pro-democracy camp after the three Occupy Central founders and pan-democrat lawmakers did not join the Hong Kong Federation of Students and Scholarism in surrounding the government headquarters...
  • Police officers try to clear makeshift barricades on Nathan Road in Mong Kok. Photo: Bloomberg

    Separation of powers took a beating in Mong Kok scuffles

    - Dec 1, 2014 1:02pm
    The Occupy movement has been much bigger than anybody expected. But the government’s strategy of waiting out the protests has apparently worked well, as more residents and shopkeepers get fed up with road closures and the...
  • In a barefoot walk Sunday in support of the Occupy protesters, a group of high school students knelt down after every 28 steps. Hong Kong's pro-democracy street occupation began on Sept. 28. Photo: Commercial Radio

    High school pupils stage barefoot walk in Occupy solidarity

    Dec 1, 2014 12:56pm
    A group of high school students did a barefoot “ascetic walk” in Admiralty Sunday afternoon in a show of support for the Occupy campaign and calling on the protesters to unite and continue their mission despite...
  • Wang Dan (inset) says he may file a case against CY Leung at the International Court of Justice if the Hong Kong government uses brute force on student pro-democracy activists. Photo: AFP

    Wang Dan warns of possible ICJ petition against Leung

    - Dec 1, 2014 10:14am
    Wang Dan, a Chinese democracy campaigner who was involved in the 1989 protests in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, warned Hong Kong’s leader Leung Chun-ying against using violent means to quell the ongoing Occupy campaign. If the administration...
  • Several officers, some in plainclothes, wrestle a man to the ground. Photo: AFP

    Why police officers are behaving like gangsters

    - Nov 28, 2014 4:44pm
    Hong Kong’s police force used to be regarded as a respected pillar of society, the people who could be relied on to maintain law and order, who made our city safe and the envy of many metropolises. It’s...
  • Joshua Wong, who made Time's October cover (inset) formed the student activist group Scholarism to protest against national education in 2012 when he was 16 years old. Photos: HKEJ, Time

    Joshua Wong jumps to third in Time Person of the Year poll

    Nov 28, 2014 3:11pm
    With just 10 days left to go before Time’s 2014 “Person of the Year” poll comes to a close, the magazine’s readers have given Scholarism leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung a huge boost in votes, Apple Daily...
  • Raimondi College alumni have criticized Andy Tsang for failing to restrain his officers from using excessive force on Occupy protesters. Photos: HKEJ, RTHK

    Raimondi College alumni slam police chief Andy Tsang

    Nov 27, 2014 5:26pm
    Raimondi College alumni have slammed Hong Kong police chief Andy Tsang for turning a blind eye to his subordinates’ improper conduct during the handling of the Occupy protests. Nearly 200 former students of Raimondi College, a prestigious secondary...
  • Leung Chun-ying (inset) is giving Hong Kong's youths a choice between South Korean pop stars such as Girls Generation (L) and riot police. Photos: Facebook, HKEJ

    Korean pop stars not the answer to Occupy campaign

    - Nov 27, 2014 1:34pm
    While thousands of police were busy clearing the protest zone in Mong Kok Wednesday, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying left the troubles to his team and fled to South Korea on an official visit. There he came...