South China Morning Post

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:53:25 +0000
The dancer with three left feet: police eye Pomeranian as Mong Kok riot street returns to party
Six days earlier this street was a battleground.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 12:27:46 +0000
Hong Kong police should have shot rioters if necessary, says outspoken lawyer
Police should have used tear gas and if necessary shot protesters during the Mong Kok riot, says outspoken lawyer and district councillor Junius Ho Kwan-yiu.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:33:20 +0000
‘It will cause deaths, seriously’: Giant metal slide set for Shanghai mall scores cynicism online
A huge five-storey slide shaped like a metal tube has been built in a shopping mall in China’s largest city, the Shanghai Morning Post reports.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:19:10 +0000
Loves me not? Hong Kong flower pre-orders down for this year’s Valentine’s Day
More people were seen to purchase flowers last minute for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day, as florists said pre-orders dipped compared to last year amid sluggish local consumption.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:16:32 +0000
'Monday Afternoon Fever': South Koreans prove you’re never too old to dance - and flirt - at a disco
As the mercury outside plunges to minus 10 degrees on an ice-cold Monday afternoon, the dance floor inside the Kukilgwan Palace is packed with grey-haired Korean couples moving to the rhythms of high-volume disco.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 11:12:58 +0000
Heung Yee Kuk eyes political party for New Territories villagers
The chairman of the powerful rural body reiterated on Sunday the villagers’ strong determination to form their own political party in the near future, despite the pending green light from Beijing.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:58:56 +0000
Not my cup of tea: Chinese internet uses decry ‘sickening’ sculpture
A teapot sculpture in Southwest China has been widely criticised by the mainland’s online community after “tea” spewing out from its spout has turned an unpleasant shade of murky green, a national news website reported.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:35:20 +0000
#LetThemStay: Australian hospital defies government and refuses to return asylum baby to offshore detention camp
An Australian hospital has refused to return an asylum-seeker baby back to detention in Nauru, as momentum built across the country against offshore Pacific camps for processing refugees.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 10:18:33 +0000
‘Conflict of interest’: Mong Kok riot probe likely to be led by director of police operation
The policeman in charge of the Mong Kok riot operations is likely to chair a review of what happened that night, sparking concern about the impartiality of the probe, the Post has learnt.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:57:31 +0000
Kim Jong who? Chinese restaurant owner discovers he resembles North Korean strong man
A restaurant owner in Southern China has gained quick fame due to his similar appearance to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, a local newspaper reports.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:55:27 +0000
Japan’s government cracks down on anti-Korean websites
Some websites that showed hate speech videos against Korean residents of Japan have deleted the content at the request of the Justice Ministry, which is working to crack down on racist propaganda activities, sources close to the matter said on Sat...

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:41:05 +0000
Cuba returns lost dummy Hellfire missile to US
The United States has recovered a missile that was accidentally sent to Cuba in 2014 after a logistical mixup in Europe, bringing an end to an unusual and sensitive episode in the world of defence.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:27:59 +0000
If this Iraqi dam collapses, half a million people could be killed by a massive wave of water
If breached, the Mosul Dam could unleash a 55-metre-high wave down the Tigris River basin and drown more than half a million people, with floodwaters reaching as far as the Iraqi capital, about 450 km to the south.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:24:58 +0000
Church lifts ban of Indian priest convicted of sex assault in US
The Roman Catholic church in southern India has lifted the suspension of a priest convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago, a spokesman said on Saturday.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:17:04 +0000
Winter of discontent: Woman stands on airport check-in counter in China to complain about blizzard flight delays
A photograph of a woman standing on the desk of an airline check-in counter and complaining loudly about flight delays at an airport in China has circulated widely on mainland social media.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:14:39 +0000
Ikea accused of underpaying over €1 billion in taxes to EU
Ikea avoided paying at least €1 billion (HK$8.77 billion) in taxes owed to European nations over the past six years, the EU’s Green party said as it sought a government investigation of findings in a report it commissioned.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:13:52 +0000
New Year a time to remember what makes Hong Kong great
One may or may not have noticed the government’s “Appreciate Hong Kong” promotion broadcast on TV or radio from time to time.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:08:51 +0000
India disappointed by sale of United States’ F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan
India said it is disappointed with the United States’ decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and does not believe such an arms transfer would help combat terrorism.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:02:25 +0000
EU chief Donald Tusk leads final push in bid to avert ‘Brexit’
The quest to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union faces its moment of truth this week, with EU chief Donald Tusk touring key capitals in a final push for a deal.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 08:59:05 +0000
From China, with love: Hong Kong youth urged in letters by mainland China counterparts to reject violence
Three open letters to Hong Kong’s young people claimed to be penned by four mainland youths over the Mong Kok street violence on Monday night went viral online.