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Platforms offer cash, iPhones to lure consumers in HK$5,000 e-voucher scheme

Rival payment platforms chosen for e-voucher scheme unveil a raft of new offers, including additional digital money and iPhone giveaways.

Photos Of How People Celebrated Juneteenth 100 Years Ago

Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. How have Americans been celebrating it since the end of the Civil War?

Prince Charles was questioned by former police chief over allegations he had plotted to kill Diana

Prince Charles was questioned by the former Metropolitan police chief John Stevens over allegations that he had plotted to kill Diana, Princess of Wales, it has been revealed.

Shops may be blacklisted and face prosecution for cashing out consumption vouchers

The government warned shops would be blacklisted and face legal consequences if they were found trying to cash out the electronic consumption vouchers.

Hong Kong's Digital Tech Supporter Cyberport Reports Approval of 54 Applications for Fintech Proof of Concepts

Hong Kong-based digital technology park Cyberport has revealed that the application stage for the initial phase of its Fintech Proof-of-Concept (PoC) Subsidy Scheme has now closed. The initiative reportedly received more than 80 applications.

A British Newspaper Deleted A Critical Column About Kate Middleton

A Telegraph source denied to BuzzFeed News that the piece had been pulled as a result of pressure from the Palace, but the newspaper declined to comment on the record.

Hong Kong’s Apple Daily editor-in-chief, publisher denied bail on collusion charge

Magistrate rules that top editor Ryan Law and Cheung Kim-hung, who is also CEO of the tabloid’s parent Next Digital, remain an ongoing security threat in denying the pair bail; the two had offered to post a bond of HK$3 million and resign from their positions.

Britain’s Alexei Navalny: WikiLeaks founder Assange's fiancee calls his detention in Britain 'grotesque'

The fiancee of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Saturday (June 19) condemned his "grotesque" detention in Britain, after visiting him in jail for the first time in eight months.

South China airport cancels flights after COVID case

The airport in China's southern city of Shenzhen cancelled hundreds of flights and tightened entry controls Saturday after a restaurant employee tested positive for the Delta coronavirus variant.

It's not just Delta -- other coronavirus variants worry scientists, also

Coronavirus variants are what keep Dr. Scott Lindquist, an epidemiologist for Washington state, up at night.

Amendments to protect breastfeeding women from discrimination comes into effect

Amendments to protect breastfeeding women from discrimination under the Sex Discrimination (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 came into effect today.

Forget EU, the future is Asia! UK set to seal historic £9 TRILLION trade deal

BRITISH businesses are being urged to move their focus from the EU to "closer links with old Commonwealth friends and fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets".

Apple Daily arrests could encourage self-censorship, experts warn

Industry expresses concern over impact of police raid and arrest of senior newspaper figures on media freedom, but pro-establishment politicians say normal journalistic work can take place ‘freely and lawfully in Hong Kong’.

Helper arrested after throwing crying infant onto cushion

A 56-year-old domestic helper was arrested after she was caught in a video throwing a baby girl onto the cushion on the ground when feeding the infant.

Taking back control! Brexit Britain ready to tear up ‘pointless’ EU laws

BREXIT Britain is ready to tear up more EU laws, including complex data regulations, according to a new report published by MPs.

Winston Churchill "Superyacht" Painting To Auction In New York

"The Moat, Breccles," a signed 1921 oil landscape by Winston Churchill, is estimated by Phillips at $1.5 million to $2 million, far from the $11.6 million netted by another painting from the wartime British prime minister sold by Angelina Jolie at Christie's last March.

Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge Joins Priority Pass

Cathay Pacific's "The Wing" First Class Lounge in Hong Kong is joining Priority Pass as of June 21, 2021.

Three Apple Daily executives released on bail, publisher, editor-in-chief charged

Associate publisher Chan Pui-man, digital director Cheung Chi-wai and Next Digital chief financial officer Royston Chow out on bail, while top editor Ryan Law and publisher Cheung Kim-hung are expected to appear in court on Saturday to face collusion charges.

Former British parliament speaker Bercow joins opposition Labour Party

John Bercow, the former speaker of Britain's lower house of parliament, said on Saturday that he had joined the opposition Labour Party after spending most of his political career as a Conservative legislator.

China's cryptocurrency-mining crackdown spreads to Sichuan

China’s crackdown on cryptocurrency “mining” has extended to the southwest province of Sichuan, where authorities ordered cryptocurrency mining projects closed in the major mining centre.

BioNTech shots have stronger antibody response than Sinovac, Hong Kong study shows

People who are vaccinated against COVID-19 with BioNTech's (22UAy.DE) vaccine were found to have "substantially higher" levels of antibodies than those who received Sinovac's jab, the South China Morning Post reported on Saturday, citing a Hong Kong study.

Iran summons British envoy over alleged attacks on expatriate voters

Britain’s ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire was summoned over alleged disruptions in the voting process in cities including London and Birmingham, it was reported.

Hainan faces an uphill struggle to catch Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai

The island’s transformation into global trade hub is far from assured, not least because of its chequered past as a base for exiles and smugglers. It is not known for efficiency or being business friendly. Nor for its nightlife, writes Wang Xiangwei.

‘Every step we take’ could be monitored and analysed if facial recognition tech isn’t reined in, UK data watchdog warns

The head of the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has raised alarm over the potential abuses of facial recognition software, after several investigations found that the technology was not being properly deployed.

Queen all smiles in first Royal Ascot appearance since 2019

The monarch missed last year’s race due to coronavirus restrictions.

Jeff Bezos space trip: Date, cost, and what rocket will he fly in?

Jeff Bezos became, literally, the richest man in the world after founding Amazon.

Covid: Queues at pop-up vaccine centres amid jabs push

A major push to offer coronavirus jabs to every adult in England is under way, with queues forming outside pop-up vaccination centres.

Biden's tax proposal means that 60% of Americans could pay more: Here's how much

Under Biden's tax proposals, a small burden would be borne by some middle-income families

John Bercow defects to Labour with withering attack on Johnson

Former Speaker joined the Conservatives aged 17 but says party has become reactionary and xenophobic under its current leadership

'Mozart effect': Listening to composer's Sonata For Two Pianos K448 can prevent epileptic seizures, study finds

Researchers say listening to Mozart can lead to a decrease in epileptiform discharges, the brain waves that can cause seizures.

Prince Charles was quizzed over Diana death conspiracy, ex-police chief reveals

Police questioned Prince Charles over an alleged plot to kill his wife Princess Diana, a former Metropolitan Police head has said.

UK records 10,321 new Covid cases as expert warns of third wave

The UK recorded 10,321 new Covid cases on Saturday as a government scientist warned a third wave is “definitely under way”.

A ransomware attack can begin in surprisingly simple ways

Hackers often look for cracks in an organization's human shield

Dozens of women sue Pornhub - alleging explicit videos were uploaded without their consent

More than 30 women accuse MindGeek, parent company of Pornhub, of profiting from non-consensual sex videos.

NASA 'keeping eye' on Jeff Bezos and other space astronaut billionaires

Worth $177B, Bezos is the world's richest man; Musk is second at $151B

Fully vaccinated Brits could soon avoid ten days in isolation

Fully vaccinated Britons could soon avoid the ten day isolation period if they come into contact with someone who has Covid-19, according to reports.

China sends three astronauts to new space station in first crewed mission for five years

Flag-waving children singing patriotic songs watch as three astronauts blast off for China's space station module.

‘Windows 11’ is coming and it's giving off 'serious Mac vibes'

The new Windows 11 operating systems 'feels a lot like MacOS'

How Huawei is revolutionising the London shopping experience

The brand continues to innovate with its immersive experience store in east London’s Westfield Stratford City, writes Winston Eavis

China considers lifting all childbirth restrictions by 2025

Provinces with the lowest birthrates would see restrictions eased before the whole country does

Lift off! China sends astronauts to new space station

China launched its first crewed mission in five years, heading to the Tianhe core module of its new space station for a three-month stay.

'Flying car' drone race series launched - with remote pilots to battle in three events

The Airspeeder series will see up to four teams use remote pilots to control drones in three events in 2021. It's billed as the first 'flying car' race series

Amazon's Jeff Bezos backing nuclear fusion plant in the UK

General Fusion has raised approximately $300M from its investors to date

‘Seattle toilet water’: Coffee shop asks fans to rename frappuccino

‘F*ckstar orange frappé’ was among the most popular choices

BVI criticism of the CMG title given to ‘Gus’ Jaspert by the UK is unfair and unnecessary

The criticism against awarding the CMG royal honour to Mr. Jaspert actually proves that he deserves the title given to him.

Paraguay Follows El Salvador: Bitcoin Bill on the Table in July

Paraguay’s National Deputy, Carlitos Rejala confirmed that plans are in place to discuss the formal legalization of Bitcoin next month.

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