News - Hong Kong

Passengers Attempting To Smuggle Cocaine Arrested In Nigeria

2 years ago /
Nation 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Tuesday said it arrested two suspects with cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport. A statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said one of the suspects was arrested on his way to Hong Kong after ingesting cocaine. “Another suspect, who lives in Athens,...

Former Guinean Minister Arrested In US

2 years ago /
International News 

Guinea's former Minister of Mines, Mahmoud Thiam, has been arrested in the United States for allegedly accepting kickbacks from two Chinese companies in exchange for mining contracts. Mr Thiam is a dual national, who also holds US citizenship. His arrest was announced by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). His lawyer have not...

US Election 2016: Asia Markets Jolted By Trump Win

3 years ago /
International News 

Asian stocks have fallen sharply as Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. All regional markets closed lower, with money flowing into safe haven stocks, gold and currencies including the yen. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped by 5.4% while European and US markets are expected to slide when...

Dangote, Adenuga, Otedola, Alakija, Rabiu Make Forbes World Billionaire List

3 years ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Five Nigerians including Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mike Adenuga; Femi Otedola; Folorunso Alakija and Abdulsamad Rabiu, were named in the Forbes 2016 World’s Billionaires’ list that was released on Tuesday. The latest Forbes World Rich list profiled 1,810 billionaires across the globe. While Dangote retained his number one position as the richest man...

China releases Swedish rights activist Peter Dahlin

3 years ago /
International News 

China expelled a Swedish national taken into custody this month on suspicion of acts detrimental to the country's national security, China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. China has drawn international condemnation over a crackdown on rights lawyers. Three weeks ago, it detained Peter Dahlin, a 35-year-old co-founder of the Chinese Urgent...

 

Iraq bans poultry imports from Nigeria, 23 others over avian flu threat

3 years ago /
Health  Nation 

Iraq has extended a ban on imports of frozen and live poultry products to cover twenty-four (24) countries, including china and South Africa over avian influenza threat.  Baghdad last month restricted poultry imports from France, where an outbreak of avian flu has been reported. The affected exporters are Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Bhutan,...

Two Australian Ministers resign over scandals

3 years ago /
International News 

The two ministers, Jamie Briggs and Mal Brough have resigned in one of the worst political blows to Malcolm Turnbull since he took over as prime minister in September. Jamie Briggs resigned over his behaviour with a woman in a Hong Kong bar while Mal stepped down while he is being...

Ericsson Targets Video Play

4 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

Ericsson plans to enter the increasingly competitive African video-on-demand market in partnership with the Nigerian unit of Bharti Airtel. The Swedish telecommunications company will operate the service - to be called NuVu - and make it available to Airtel’s 30 million subscribers in Nigeria in the first quarter of next year....

Mysterious Baby Girl Born Pregnant With Twins

4 years ago /
International News  Oddities 

A baby girl with a rare, mysterious medical condition was found to be ‘pregnant’ with twins when born. The girl, born to Chinese mainland parents in Queen Elizabeth Hospital Hong Kong, had to undergo surgery at just three weeks old to remove them. The foetuses, 8 to 10 weeks gestated, had legs, arms,...

Lenovo Profit Beats Forecasts Thanks To Smartphone Sales

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Technology group Lenovo has posted a better-than-expected profit after sales in its smartphone division more than doubled. Net profit was $253m (£168m) in the three months to December, compared to analyst forecasts of a $200m profit. Revenue rose 31% to $14.1bn, which was also higher than forecasts for $13.7bn in sales. The company...

Agric Minister: H5N1 Bird Flu Now In 7 States, Suspected In 140,000 Birds

4 years ago /
Business and Economy   Health 

An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu in Nigeria has spread to 21 commercial farms in seven different states, with more than 140,000 birds having been exposed to the virus, the agriculture minister said on Thursday. Authorities said the deadly virus had arrived in Lagos, in the southwest, and Kano, in the...

Hong Kong Police Investigate Birmingham City’s ‘Missing’ £2.55m

4 years ago /
International News  Sports  

The scandals that have attached themselves to Birmingham City since the 2009 takeover by Carson Yeung, who was last year sentenced to six years in prison for money-laundering, have taken a new turn with the announcement that an unnamed former employee “may have misappropriated” £2.55m (HK$30m). The board of the club’s...

Hong Kong Student Leaders Charged Over Pro-democracy Protests

4 years ago /
International News 

Student leaders including the teenage face of the pro-democracy movement, Joshua Wong, were charged by police on Friday as Hong Kong authorities target prominent figures who spearheaded mass rallies. "I was held for three hours and I was arrested on charges of calling for, inciting and participating in an unauthorised assembly,"...

 

Man Caught Trying To Sneak 94 IPhones Into China After Strapping Them To His Body

4 years ago /
Oddities 

A smuggler tried to sneak 94 iPhones into China by strapping and concealing them around his torso - but was foiled when customs officers noticed his 'weird walking posture'. Embarrassing pictures show the man standing with his trousers down as officers reveal the startling number of mobiles attached to his body. He was seized...

 

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Tycoon's Home, Business Attacked

4 years ago /
International News 

Hong Kong police are investigating after small firebombs were thrown at the home and business of a pro-democracy media magnate in an apparent intimidation attempt. Surveillance video showed a car backing up to the gates of Jimmy Lai's home early Monday and a masked attacker getting out and throwing what looks...

Enraged Passengers Open Exits On Delayed China Flight

4 years ago /
International News 

Passengers frustrated by China's fast growing but delay-plagued aviation sector opened their plane's exits on Saturday, forcing the China Eastern flight to taxi back to the terminal. China's state news agency Xinhua said the incident happened early on Saturday morning when China Eastern's flight to Beijing was delayed by a snow...

Hong Kong Government Cements Support For China's Pre-Screening Of Poll Candidates

4 years ago /
International News 

The Hong Kong government on Wednesday cemented its support for China's plan to pre-screen candidates for the city's 2017 leadership election, just weeks after authorities cleared the streets of protesters pushing for greater democracy, Reuters media report. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam, in an address to lawmakers, framed the debate about Hong...

NDLEA Arrests 14 Suspects For Drug Trafficking In Lagos

4 years ago /
Security 

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday said it had arrested 14 suspected drug traffickers with 33.65kg of narcotic drugs valued at N300 million. This was disclosed by the agency's spokesman, Mr Mitchel Ofoyeju, in a statement in Lagos. Ofoyeju said the suspects, who were between the age of between...

Early Christmas For Hong Kong Citizens As Security Van Spill $4.5 million Cash On Road

4 years ago /
International News 

A security van spilled bundles of cash on to the roads of Hong kong city on Wednesday. The cause was a faulty door of the cash carrying van which opened up spilling money worth about 35 million Hong Kong dollars ($4.5 million) onto the eight-lane Gloucester Road in the Wan Chai...

Jackie Chan “Ashamed” After Son Is Charged Over Drug Use

4 years ago /
Education 

Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan has told Chinese state media that he feels ashamed of his son, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs. Jackie Chan, who sits on China's top political advisory panel, told the official Xinhua News Agency...