Sunday, 16 June 2019

Tag Archives: HONG KONG

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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Jackie Chan ‘finally’ wins Oscar

LOS ANGELES: When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone’s house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one. at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an honorary Oscar for his decades ...

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Asia markets track global surge as Trump fears ease

HONG KONG: Asian equities soared Thursday, joining a goldrush across world markets as the initial shock of Donald Trump s election win was replaced by hopes his plan to kickstart the US economy will succeed. Trading floors were awash in red Wednesday as the region s investors were the first to react ...

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