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Hong Kong florist helps prisoners send Christmas gifts

by Xinqi SU Samantha burst into tears when she opened the box from florist Elise Ip on Christmas Day. It was a surprise gift from her boyfriend, in custody for joining last year's Hong Kong protests. "She loves dogs but she loves me more," he had...

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch sold for knockdown price

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 -- Michael Jackson's famed Neverland Ranch in California has finally sold, more than 10 years after the death of the pop star who abandoned the property following his trial on charges of molesting a young boy there. Billionaire investor Ron Burkle,...

Singapore surpasses Switzerland

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Kuala Lumpur, Dec. 20 -- So, after months of Covid-19's unprecedented economic contraction, restrictions and the embarrassment of large-scale transmission within foreign workers' dormitories, our leaders have pulled off a real triumph. The world economic Forum (WEF) -the summit of the most powerful world and...

Chinese state-owned companies debt defaults send investors into a tizzy

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India, Dec. 14 -- Despite claims of an economic recovery, Chinese state-owned companies are defaulting on their debts. A string of missed debt repayments by major firms has shaken local as well as global markets. State firms defaulted on a record $6.1 billion worth...

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai charged under security law

Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai was charged under a new national security law Friday, accused of colluding with foreign forces, the latest pro-democracy figure targeted under the legislation. Lai, 73, is the most high-profile figure charged under the sweeping law, which...

Hong Kong police make national security arrests over campus protest

Hong Kong police arrested three people on Monday for chanting banned slogans at a university campus last month, accusing them of violating a draconian national security law imposed by China. The arrests illustrate how Beijing's new law has created a host of new speech crimes...

Can sworn enemies Umno and DAP work together? Kadir Jasin says if Dr M could, anyone can

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KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 6 -- To Datuk Kadir A. Jasin, the former press secretary and a close ally of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, life-long rivals Umno and the DAP could very well forge a political alliance to rule Perak - a feat many think...

US ends China-funded exchange programs, calls them ‘propaganda tools’

The US State Department said Friday it was terminating five Chinese-funded exchange programs with the United States, calling them propaganda tools for Beijing. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that these programs, conducted under a US law called the MECEA that permits...

Sensex rises as Pfizer vaccine announcement buoys investor hopes

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India, Nov. 10 -- Sensex joined rising global markets on Tuesday as news of Pfizer's vaccine results gave hope to investors. The Sensex climbed 1.39% to 43,187.45 and Nifty rose 1%. The S&P BSE Sensex also touched a peak of 42,959.25 in the opening...

Ronald Cheng quits drinking because of daughter

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Hong Kong singer-actor Ronald Cheng is a lot different from the time when he used to be mostly gossip column fodder. Cheng had become infamous for his drunk and unruly behaviour on an aeroplane in the year 2000. It affected his reputation badly. He was...
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