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News: Hong Kong

We have started to collect the most important news related to Hong Kong in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Hong Kong: news

US seeks Snowden's HK extradition

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 3:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden, White House

The White House contacts Hong Kong for the extradition of US intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden, who leaked details of secret surveillance.
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Father urges NSA leaker: 'Come home'

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 15:42

The father of ex-CIA document leaker Edward Snowden, who is in hiding in Hong Kong, urges his son not to commit "treason" and to face justice.
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Hong Kong protesters back Snowden

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 14:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

Hundreds of people turn out in Hong Kong for a protest in front of the US consulate in support of ex-CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong march in support of Snowden

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 12:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Snowden

Hundreds of people have marched to the US consulate in Hong Kong to support Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA worker who leaked secret US surveillance details.
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VIDEO: Snowden in hiding after China claims

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 12:31
related countries: China China, United States United States

The US government has been hacking computers in mainland China and Hong Kong for years according to the whistleblower and former CIA contractor Edward Snowden
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Snowden 'vows to fight extradition'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 20:52
related countries: United States United States

Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA employee who leaked secret US surveillance details, vows in an interview to fight any bid to extradite him from Hong Kong.
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Europe alarmed by US surveillance

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 21:45
related countries: United States United States

EU officials express concern at a vast American surveillance programme, as top US politicians label the ex-CIA man behind the leaks a traitor.
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US spy leaker 'goes to ground'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 10:49
related countries: United States United States

An ex-CIA employee who leaked details of US top-secret phone and internet surveillance checks out of a Hong Kong hotel and goes to ground.
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Thousands flee Central Europe floods

Monday, June 10th 2013, 14:40
related countries: Germany Germany, Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Thousands of people are forced to leave their homes in parts of eastern Germany and Hungary as flood levels continue to rise.
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VIDEO: Europe still at risk of severe floods

Monday, June 10th 2013, 5:42
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Parts ofcCentral Europe remain on high alert as flood waters continue to rise.
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Official linked to Tiananmen dies

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 17:26
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Former Beijing mayor Chen Xitong, said to have backed the Tiananmen crackdown, dies as Hong Kong marks the protest's 24th anniversary.
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Barbarians 8-59 Lions

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 14:03

The British and Irish Lions begin their tour with a comfortable eight-try win against the Barbarians in Hong Kong.
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Lions can cope with heat - Farrell

Friday, May 31st 2013, 8:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and Irish Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell insists the players can cope with 30C heat in their tour opener in Hong Kong.
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O'Connell captain for Lions opener

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 5:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Paul O'Connell will captain the British and Irish Lions in their tour opener against the Barbarians in Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Polluted Hong Kong gets new electric taxis

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 5:44

Hong Kong, one of the most highly populated islands in the world, launches a trial run of a fleet of electric taxis in a bid to tackle its serious pollution problems.
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Hong Kong probes commodities market

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 8:45

Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, which trades commodities, is being probed by the police and market regulators over alleged financial irregularities.
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HK taxi sued for 6 cent overcharge

Friday, May 17th 2013, 7:25

A Hong Kong taxi driver prosecuted for overcharging a passenger by HK$0.5 (£0.04; $0.06) has the case against him thrown out.
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Giant duck deflates in Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 14:19
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A 16m-high rubber duck, which has attracted crowds of visitors as it travels around the world, deflates in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.
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HK transsexual wins right to wed

Monday, May 13th 2013, 4:46

A Hong Kong transsexual wins the right to marry her boyfriend, following an appeal to Hong Kong's top court.
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Hong Kong dock workers end strike

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 0:59

Dock workers in Hong Kong end a 40-day strike affecting one of the world's busiest ports.
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Hungary PM condemns anti-Semitism

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 23:50
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban condemns a rise in anti-Semitism in the country, at the opening of a World Jewish Congress meeting in Budapest.
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Yeung loses bid to stop HK trial

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 9:50

Birmingham City football club owner Carson Yeung fails in his final attempt to have a Hong Kong trial accusing him of money-laundering thrown out.
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HK boat crash report finds 'errors'

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 3:56

A report into a Hong Kong boat crash which killed 39 people criticises a "litany of errors" and "systemic failings" in the marine department.
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Yeung pleads not guilty in Hong Kong

Monday, April 29th 2013, 4:26

Birmingham City Football Club owner Carson Yeung pleads not guilty to money-laundering charges in Hong Kong and moves to have the case thrown out.
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Hungary row: EU allies 'back Orban'

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 14:08

The Hungarian leader's European allies stand by him despite an EU inquiry into his constitutional changes.
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Transsexual fights for right to wed

Monday, April 15th 2013, 8:25

A Hong Kong woman who was born a man takes her fight to marry her boyfriend to Hong Kong's top court.
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HK boat crash captains charged

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 7:02

The captains of two vessels that collided off Hong Kong's Lamma Island last year are charged with several counts of manslaughter by police.
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VIDEO: Pillow fighters take over Hong Kong

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 23:43

Pyjama-clad combatants have taken to the streets of Hong Kong with their pillows for International Pillow Fight Day.
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VIDEO: No space for the dead in Hong Kong

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 0:58

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong have been unable to lay their dead relatives to rest because of a lack of space.
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HK court denies maids residency

Monday, March 25th 2013, 7:39

Hong Kong's government wins an appeal against a ruling that could have allowed foreign domestic helpers to apply for residency in the city.
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