Death toll from coronavirus rises to 34, five more than a day earlier, officials say, as government prepares to boost spending to help fragile economy as cases rise to nearly 1,700.
Hong Kong's legislature formally withdrew legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, meeting one of five demands of anti-Beijing protesters. Leader Carrie Lam has used Chan Tong-kai's case to justify an extradition bill.
The brands are the latest to get into hot water over political issues with Beijing, which has been more assertive in its territorial claims and how it expects foreign companies doing businesses in China to describe them.
Hundreds of thousands of residents have poured out on to the streets to oppose a controversial extradition law with China.
Hundreds of thousands protest new laws that allow the extradition of convicts to other Chinese territories.
The city's pro-Beijing leaders are pushing a bill through the legislature that would allow extraditions to any jurisdiction with which it does not already have a treaty — including mainland China for the first time.
The 55-kilometre (34-mile) crossing, which includes a snaking road bridge and underwater tunnel, links Hong Kong’s Lantau island to Zhuhai and the gambling enclave of Macau, across the waters of the Pearl River Estuary.
Officials say the bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macao and mainland China, touted as the world's longest , will boost business and cut travel time, but critics see it as an attempt by Beijing to tighten its grip on the Special Administrative Regions.
The high-profile trial of two women accused of killing estranged, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong -un at Kuala Lumpur airport continues in Malaysia.
Two women were arrested days after the killing of Kim Jong-nam on February 13 as he was due to board to Macau at Kuala Lumpur airport.
Thousand of Chinese troops were deployed to Macau on Friday to help clean up debris in the aftermath of the deadly typhoon.
The category 10 storm was the strongest since 1968 to hit the world's biggest gambling hub and home to some 600,000 people.
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