Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: HONG KONG

Pakistan lead annual ICC Twenty20 cricket rankings

FILE PHOTO DUBAI: Pakistan retained the top spot in the annual International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 cricket rankings after delivering stellar performances in T20 tournaments over the past year. In the T20I rankings led by Pakistan, there is no change in the top seven places but Afghanistan are now ahead ...

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4,000 people are evacuated as WWII bomb is defused in Hong Kong

WAN CHAI: A wartime bomb was defused in Hong Kong on Thursday after forcing a busy commercial district into lockdown, with roads closed and thousands evacuated from surrounding shops, hotels and offices. It was the second time within a week that an American bomb dropped during WWII had been discovered ...

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China says it doesn’t need Taiwan’s permission to open new air route

BEIJING/TAIPEI: China said that it does not need Taiwan’s permission to open new air routes, after the self-ruled island complained that a new route over the narrow Taiwan Strait that separates the two posed a security and safety risk, reported Reuters. Beijing has taken an increasingly hostile stance toward Taiwan ...

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Hong Kong: ‘Milkshake murderer’ challenges life sentence

American Nancy Kissel, dubbed the “milkshake murderer” for one of Hong Kong’s most notorious crimes, was back in court Friday to challenge her life sentence for murdering her banker husband. Kissel lost an appeal in 2014 against a conviction for drugging her husband – a senior executive at US bank ...

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The worlds most expensive handbag sells for GBP 283,000

HONG KONG: A rare Hermès Birkin bag sold at auction at Christie’s in Hong Kong for a whopping $382,000 USD – (GBP 283,000),  setting a record for the priciest handbag ever sold at an auction. A similar style was scooped up at Christie’s for around $377,000 in 2016. The coveted ...

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Blue chips lead China stocks higher; Hong Kong also up

SHANGHAI: China stocks rose on November 21, with brokerages leading blue chips higher as analysts expect the sector to benefit from a stronger-than expected stock market performance this year. At the lunch break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 13.43 points or 0.4 percent at 3,405.83. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index ...

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Dean Jones named as interim Afghan coach

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KABUL: Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the team´s rising fortunes. Jones, who visited Kabul last month to commentate on the Shpageeza Twenty20 tournament, will take charge for Afghanistan´s four-day Intercontinental ...

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Thousands protest in Hong Kong over jailing of democracy activists

HONG KONG: Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city’s judiciary. On Thursday, Joshua Wong, 20, Nathan Law, 24 and Alex Chow, 27, were jailed for six ...

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London’s ‘Walkie-Talkie’ skyscraper sold for £1.3bn

LONDON’s landmark “Walkie-Talkie” skyscraper has been sold for £1.3bn to Hong Kong investors, in a record-breaking transaction for a single building in the UK. The building at 20 Fenchurch Street has been bought by Lee Kum Kee, a sauces and condiments group best known for its oyster sauce, the vendors ...

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Woman damages $200,000 worth of art while taking selfie

LONDON: We’ve all been there, walking carefully in supermarkets and bazaars clenching our handbags super close to ourselves to make sure things don’t topple over but this woman beat all of us when she damaged art worth $200,000 in a US gallery in the process of taking a selfie. The incident ...

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