Hong Kong protest leaders avoid prison for 2014 rally

Aug 15, 2016

Hong Kong protest leaders avoid prison for 2014 rally

Three Hong Kong student protest leaders have avoided prison time for leading or encouraging an illegal rally that sparked huge pro-democracy street protests two years ago. On Monday, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were sentenced instead to community service. Nineteen-year-old Wong became ...

Bitcoin sinks after hackers steal $65 million from exchange

Aug 3, 2016

Bitcoin sinks after hackers steal $65 million from exchange

Bitcoin plunged after one of the largest exchanges halted trading because hackers stole about $65 million (¥6.6 billion) of the digital currency. Bitcoin slumped 5.3 percent against the dollar as of 10:17 a.m. on Wednesday in Tokyo, bringing its two-day drop to 13 percent. ...

Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida heads across China

Aug 2, 2016

Hong Kong shuts down as Typhoon Nida heads across China

Hong Kong shut down Tuesday as Typhoon Nida brought violent winds and torrential rain, with hundreds of flights cancelled and the stock market, schools and businesses closed, as the storm headed across southern China. Gusts of 151 kph (93 mph) whipped the city and ...

Japanese women lose longevity crown to Hong Kongers

Jul 27, 2016

Japanese women lose longevity crown to Hong Kongers

Japan’s women relinquished the top spot for average life expectancy in 2015 to Hong Kong, the new leader at 87.32 years, data released by the welfare ministry showed Wednesday. Japanese women now have an average life expectancy of 87.05 years, while Japanese men live ...