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Pink Star diamond sets new world record

The world’s most expensive pink diamond has sold at Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for a world record price of around 66.

The world’s most expensive pink diamond has sold at Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong for a world record price of around 66.

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Hong Kong pillow fight

Dozens of people dressed in costumes or pyjamas and armed with pillows gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday (April 1) to battle for the 7th International Pillow Fight…

Dozens of people dressed in costumes or pyjamas and armed with pillows gathered in Hong Kong on Saturday (April 1) to battle for the 7th International Pillow Fight…

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Hong Kong: 'Umbrella Revolution' leaders charged over 2014 protests

Police in Hong Kong have released on bail nine leaders of the 2014 ‘Umbrella Revolution’ after charging them with public nuisance offences.

Police in Hong Kong have released on bail nine leaders of the 2014 ‘Umbrella Revolution’ after charging them with public nuisance offences.

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Hong Kong gets a new leader

Critics say Carrie Lam's appointment was a selection and not an election.

Critics say Carrie Lam's appointment was a selection and not an election.

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Former Hong Kong leader sentenced to 20 months imprisonment for misconduct

Donald Tsang, the most senior official in the territory even to stand trial for corruption, was found guilty of having failed to declare a conflict of interest.

Donald Tsang, the most senior official in the territory even to stand trial for corruption, was found guilty of having failed to declare a conflict of interest.

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Hong Kong spooked by billionaire's disappearance

The mysterious disappearance of a Chinese-born businessman in Hong Kong has sent shivers through the global financial centre.

The mysterious disappearance of a Chinese-born businessman in Hong Kong has sent shivers through the global financial centre.

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British banker on trail for brutal Hong Kong murder

Rurik Jutting is on trial in Hong Kong for the murder of two Indonesian women. The 31-year old plead not guilty.

Rurik Jutting is on trial in Hong Kong for the murder of two Indonesian women. The 31-year old plead not guilty.

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Typhoon Haima shuts down Hong Kong

Typhoon Haima, measuring eight out of ten on the authorities' severe storm scale, shut down Hong Kong on Friday morning.

Typhoon Haima, measuring eight out of ten on the authorities' severe storm scale, shut down Hong Kong on Friday morning.

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Fireworks in Hong Kong for China National Day

A massive fireworks display took place on Saturday evening over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour to celebrate China’s National Day.

A massive fireworks display took place on Saturday evening over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour to celebrate China’s National Day.

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Hong Kong votes in Legislative Council election

Voters in Hong Kong were heading to the polls today (September 4) to choose candidates for its Legislative Council.

Voters in Hong Kong were heading to the polls today (September 4) to choose candidates for its Legislative Council.

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Hong Kong's first 'rabbit café' opens its doors

Hong Kong is already home to a few cat cafes, but a new animal-themed cafe has people flocking to meet its furry residents. The cafe is home to

Hong Kong is already home to a few cat cafes, but a new animal-themed cafe has people flocking to meet its furry residents. The cafe is home to

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Hong Kong Open: Mohamed El Shorbagy suffers shock exit

World champion Gregory Gaultier and world number one Mohamed El Shorbagy were both dumped out of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday.

World champion Gregory Gaultier and world number one Mohamed El Shorbagy were both dumped out of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday.

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Hong Kong rally against ban on pro-independence election candidates

About a thousand protesters rallied through Hong Kong on Sunday (August 21) against a ban on six pro-independence candidates from running in upcoming elections.

About a thousand protesters rallied through Hong Kong on Sunday (August 21) against a ban on six pro-independence candidates from running in upcoming elections.

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Protests return to streets of Hong Kong

Hundreds of people have taken part in a tightly-controlled demonstration in Hong Kong to protest at the government’s decision to bar six independence activists from standing in September’s legislative

Hundreds of people have taken part in a tightly-controlled demonstration in Hong Kong to protest at the government’s decision to bar six independence activists from standing in September’s legislative

Business

HSBC to buy back shares amid profit slump

HSBC.,Europe's biggest bank, just reported a 29 percent drop in pretax profits for the first half of 2016 and will buy back $2.5 billion worth of shares.

HSBC.,Europe's biggest bank, just reported a 29 percent drop in pretax profits for the first half of 2016 and will buy back $2.5 billion worth of shares.

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Hong Kong: Dishes a bit special

A restaurant in Hong Kong has become very popular by offering dishes inspired by Manga culture.

A restaurant in Hong Kong has become very popular by offering dishes inspired by Manga culture.

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Hong Kong protests over booksellers' detentions after Lam Wing-kee accuses China

One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has said he was detained for more than eight months by the Chinese authorities and that an apparent confession of “illegal trading” had been

One of five Hong Kong booksellers who disappeared last year has said he was detained for more than eight months by the Chinese authorities and that an apparent confession of “illegal trading” had been

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Key Chinese official pledges to listen to Hong Kong

Zhang Dejiang is the highest-ranking leader to visit the former British colony since democracy protests broke out in 2014.

Zhang Dejiang is the highest-ranking leader to visit the former British colony since democracy protests broke out in 2014.

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Scuffles in Hong Kong as protesters try to approach Chinese official

There have been scuffles in Hong Kong, as police stop pro-democracy protesters approaching a visiting Chinese official. Many of them carrying yellow

There have been scuffles in Hong Kong, as police stop pro-democracy protesters approaching a visiting Chinese official. Many of them carrying yellow

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Security tight in Hong Kong for rare visit of Chinese official

Tensions are high and security is tight in Hong Kong, for the visit of a top ranking Chinese official. Zhang Dejiang’s arrival comes amid

Tensions are high and security is tight in Hong Kong, for the visit of a top ranking Chinese official. Zhang Dejiang’s arrival comes amid