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China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies

China scientist claims world's first gene-edited babies

A scientist in China claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first.

Police shoot knifeman in Hong Kong subway station

Police shoot knifeman in Hong Kong subway station

Hong Kong police shot and critically injured a man who they said threatened officers with a knife during a stop-and-search operation in a busy subway station on Wednesday.

Cathay Pacific faces probe over massive data breach

Cathay Pacific faces probe over massive data breach

Hong Kong's privacy commissioner will launch a compliance investigation into Cathay Pacific Airways over a data breach involving 9.4 million passengers, saying the carrier may have violated privacy rules.

FT journalist given seven days to leave Hong Kong

FT journalist given seven days to leave Hong Kong

A leading Financial Times journalist has been given seven days to leave Hong Kong as a backlash mounted Monday against an unprecedented challenge to freedom of the press in the city.

UK seeks 'urgent explanation' as Hong Kong bans journalist

UK seeks 'urgent explanation' as Hong Kong bans journalist

Hong Kong's decision to effectively blacklist a senior Financial Times journalist required an "urgent explanation", the UK said Saturday, as foreign governments sounded the alarm over eroding freedoms in the former British colony.

Search for landslide victims as Philippines typhoon toll rises

Search for landslide victims as Philippines typhoon toll rises

The typhoon smashed homes and flooded key agricultural regions in the northern Philippines before battering Hong Kong and southern China with fierce winds and heavy rain.

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

The death toll in the Philippines, where the main island of Luzon was mauled with fierce winds and rain, rose to 65 overnight.

Typhoon slams into China after killing scores in Philippines

Typhoon slams into China after killing scores in Philippines

A super typhoon made landfall in China's Guangdong Sunday, the country's most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 100 people in the Philippines.

Typhoon Mangkhut barrels towards China as Philippines toll rises

Typhoon Mangkhut barrels towards China as Philippines toll rises

Typhoon Mangkhut hurtled towards Hong Kong on Sunday, lashing its coastline and sending skyscrapers swaying, after killing dozens in the Philippines and ripping a swathe of destruction ...

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes through Philippines

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes through Philippines

Super Typhoon Mangkhut -- the biggest storm of the year -- smashed through the Philippines on Saturday, and claimed its first death as a woman was swept out to sea off Taiwan.

Hong Kong professor arrested after body found in suitcase

Hong Kong professor arrested after body found in suitcase

The associate professor from the Department of Mechanical Engineering had reported his wife missing on August 20.

US airlines' changes to Taiwan references 'incomplete': China

US airlines' changes to Taiwan references 'incomplete': China

China has demanded that foreign firms, and airlines in particular, do not refer to self-ruled Taiwan as a non-Chinese territory on their websites.