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Hong Kong s Apple Daily says will close no later than Saturday

Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily will print its final edition "no later than Saturday", bosses confirmed Wednesday, after police froze accounts and arrested staff using a new national security law......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJun 23rd, 2021

Hong Kong police arrest another Apple Daily editor under security law

A former senior editor of Hong Kong's shuttered pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily was arrested by national security police on Wednesday morning......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Crackdown brings resignations at outspoken HK newspaper

Hong Kong’s embattled pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily has been hit by a wave of resignations as authorities push to silence the outspoken tabloid and staff mull whether to leave or stay until the bitter end......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2021

HK opens makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patient

Hong Kong opened a temporary field hospital with 500 beds on Saturday to house stable COVID-19 patients as the city battles a new wave of virus infections. The financial hub had been a poster child for tackling the coronavirus, with local transmissions all but ended by early summer. But since July the pathogen has returned, with […] The post HK opens makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patient appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

China to set HK national security agency

BEIJING, China (AFP) — China will set up a “national security agency” in Hong Kong to oversee a forthcoming new law aimed at cracking down on dissent in the city, state media said on Saturday, 20 June. The new law also would override any existing Hong Kong laws that may conflict with it once it […] The post China to set HK national security agency appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

China moves closer to passing Hong Kong security law

China moved closer Thursday to passing a controversial national security law for Hong Kong that has raised international concerns it will end the financial hub’s limited freedoms. A draft was submitted to the country’s top lawmaking body, the official Xinhua news agency said, and could be approved as soon as Saturday as the Communist Party […] The post China moves closer to passing Hong Kong security law appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 18th, 2020

Twitter deletes Chinese ‘state-linked’ disinformation network

Twitter said Friday it had deleted more than 170,000 accounts linked to a Chinese government disinformation campaign that targeted Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement and sought to discredit the United States. The revelation came as fellow American tech company, video messaging app Zoom, said it acceded to Beijing’s demands that it close accounts of US and […] The post Twitter deletes Chinese ‘state-linked’ disinformation network appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 12th, 2020

Canada warns citizens on Hong Kong exit bans

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Canada warned its citizens on Thursday that Hong Kong authorities can prevent people leaving the city under a new law that has raised fears of Chinese mainland-style exit bans. The law, granting the immigration chief powers to bar people from boarding planes to and from the city, came into effect […] The post Canada warns citizens on Hong Kong exit bans appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 6th, 2021

Bea Alonzo’s Thursday barkada reunites

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The “One More Chance” Thursday barkada is back! Not on the big screen but in a Bea Alonzo’s vlog segment called “Bea Does.” This is the segment where Alonzo tries to do new things or the ordinary ones with people close to her heart. In the vlog she uploaded Saturday, July 31, […] The post Bea Alonzo’s Thursday barkada reunites appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Bucks close in on NBA title, rally past Suns

Giannis Antetokounmpo collected 32 points and nine rebounds to fuel the visiting Milwaukee Bucks to a 123-119 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. Khris Middleton added 29 points for the Bucks, who shot a blistering 57.5 percent from the floor to win their third straight game and […] The post Bucks close in on NBA title, rally past Suns appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Brazil confirms first cases of Indian Covid variant

Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL — Brazil has detected its first six cases of the so-called Indian variant of the Covid-19 virus, in crew members who arrived aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship, officials said Thursday. Tests “identified the B.1.617.2 variant of the Covid-19 virus in samples taken from crew of the MV Shandong Da Zhi,” […] The post Brazil confirms first cases of Indian Covid variant appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 20th, 2021

Heroes advance to semis with close win over Mariners, 73-69

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The ARQ Builders Lapu-Lapu City Heroes leaned on the heroics of Reed Juntilla and Dawn Ochea to eliminate the Tubigon Bohol Mariners, 73-69, in their knockout quarterfinals game of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, Saturday at the Alcantara Civic Center, Alcantara town, southwest Cebu. The Heroes were up by as […] The post Heroes advance to semis with close win over Mariners, 73-69 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

HK domestic workers hit compulsory vaccine plan

​Hong Kong migrant worker groups on Saturday criticized plans to make coronavirus vaccines compulsory for all foreign domestic helpers, labeling the move “discriminatory and unjust.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Close to 100 passengers stranded in Danao City ports

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Close to a hundred individuals were left stranded at the different ports in Danao City following the suspension of sea travels on Saturday, April 17. The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) of Danao City recorded at least 70 individuals, who were unable to cross to Camotes Island from […] The post Close to 100 passengers stranded in Danao City ports appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021

Inmate hangs self

An inmate allegedly hanged himself inside the custodial facility of the Aritao Police Station in Barangay Poblacion, Nueva Vizcaya, Saturday close to midnight. The victim was identified as Boy Valdez, 37, married, laborer and a resident of Barangay Kirang, Aritao of the said province. Valdez was facing charges of violating Republic Act 10591 or the […] The post Inmate hangs self appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Johnson gets rest before Masters

HONG KONG, China (AFP) — Dustin Johnson seems to be in two minds how to best prepare to defend his Masters crown next week at Augusta. The world No. 1 made a late entry last Friday to this week’s Texas Open after a poor showing at last week’s WGC Match Play, only to pull out […] The post Johnson gets rest before Masters appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 31st, 2021

Thoughts on a Lenten lockdown

For many Metro Manilans, Lent has always been a time for leaving the city and heading for the cool mountains in the north, or the beaches in nearby Batangas, or Bohol, and for the affluent, perhaps Hong Kong and other prime destinations abroad. This year Metro Manila along with four nearby provinces, is under enhanced […] The post Thoughts on a Lenten lockdown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

Trailer kills Ilocos Sur rider

A motorcycle rider died on the spot after he was bumped by a trailer truck close to midnight Saturday along the national highway in Barangay San Nicolas, San Esteban, Ilocos Sur. The police identified the victim as Benjie Gadong, 35, a resident of Candon City; and the driver as Renato Taberdo, 39, from Bucay in […] The post Trailer kills Ilocos Sur rider appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

United Kingdom accuses China of violating bilateral commitment to Hong Kong government

Dominic Raab, the British Foreign Secretary, stood outside Downing Street in London, UK, 24 February, 2021. REUTERS / John Sable British Government Charged this saturday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

Asia markets track Wall St plunge

HONG KONG ( AFP ) — Asian markets fell further Friday after Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell failed to soothe fears of a surge in inflation fueled by the expected global economic recovery, which many warn could force the central bank to hike interest rates earlier than thought. While the rollout of vaccines, slowing infections, […] The post Asia markets track Wall St plunge appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

DOH says case of Filipina in Hong Kong with new COVID-19 variant closed

This, after the more contagious COVID-19 variant was not detected among her close contacts in Cagayan province and in Metro Manila......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 29th, 2021