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Closure looms for Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily after raids

Jun 21 2021

HONG KONG The pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily looked set to close for good by Saturday following police raids and the arrest of executives - a move that critics say undermines the city's status as a free and open society as Beijing tightens its grip. | Video

Hong Kong volunteers aid injured turtles after 'mercy release'

May 13 2021

HONG KONG At a drainage pool near a popular hiking site in Hong Kong's rural Tai Po district, a group of volunteers armed with snorkels, nets and gloves wade through the muddy water to find dozens of turtles left there by residents.  | Video

Fearing coronavirus, Hong Kong's 'coffin home' dwellers stay indoors

Feb 27 2020

HONG KONG To escape the confines of his Hong Kong "coffin home", or two square meters (21.5 square feet) of living space, Simon Wong usually spends his days in the park playing mahjong with friends, only returning at night to sleep. | Video

RPT-Fearing coronavirus, Hong Kong's "coffin home" dwellers stay indoors

Feb 25 2020

HONG KONG, Feb 25 To escape the confines of his Hong Kong "coffin home", or two square metres (21.5 square feet) of living space, Simon Wong usually spends his days in the park playing mahjong with friends, only returning at night to sleep.

At least seven killed, 67 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

Feb 07 2018

HUALIEN, Taiwan Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, in a search for 67 people missing after a strong earthquake which killed at least seven near Taiwan's popular tourist city of Hualien. | Video

Weather boss steps down as Macau struggles to recover from typhoon

Aug 24 2017

MACAU/HONG KONG The head of Macau's observatory stepped down on Thursday after chaos and confusion followed one of the strongest typhoons on record, in which at least nine people were killed and more than half the city was left without water and power.

Two decades after handover, scant love for China among Hong Kong youth

Jun 27 2017

HONG KONG Hong Kong student activist Chau Ho-oi, born in the year the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule 20 years ago, recalls the sense of pride she once felt toward mainland China. | Video

Taiwan activists hope same-sex marriage ruling will be trailblazer in Asia

May 23 2017

TAIPEI Taiwan same-sex couple Daphne Chiang and Kenny Jhuang are getting married at the end of the year - even if the government won't legalize their union.

Tiny Taiwanese outlying island says no to casinos in referendum vote

Oct 15 2016

PENGHU COUNTY, Taiwan Taiwanese residents in Penghu on Saturday shut the door to casino development in a referendum that proponents had said would bring jobs to the isolated, tiny, offshore archipelago.

Protesters disrupt Hong Kong election meeting over rule change

Aug 02 2016

HONG KONG Dozens of masked demonstrators tried to force their way into an electoral meeting in Hong Kong on Tuesday to protest against a new bar on anyone running for the legislature who refuses to declare the territory an "inalienable" part of China.

World News

Sudan's Burhan says army ousted government to avoid civil war

KHARTOUM (Reuters) -Sudan's armed forces chief defended the military's seizure of power, saying he had ousted the government to avoid civil war, while protesters took to the streets on Tuesday to demonstrate against the takeover after a day of deadly clashes.