Officials from Beijing and Taipei in charge of cross-Straits affairs will hold a landmark meeting on Tuesday in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, which experts said will usher in new practical communication mechanisms between the two sides.
Hong Kong police announced Friday that it has successfully disabled a bomb left in the World War II discovered on Thursday at a construction site in Hong Kong Island, ending a 17-hour cordon off of the surrounding area.
Police evacuated residents around a neighborhood on Queen's Road East on Hong Kong Island Thursday afternoon after a suspected World War II bomb was found by construction workers who were digging an underground hotel structure.
A van carrying 10 tourists on their way to Milford Sound crashed into a Southland bridge in New Zealand's South Island and plummeted into a river on Tuesday afternoon, killing the driver, police said.
The Hong Kong government on Wednesday declared a sanction against the Philippines since Manila failed to make a formal apology and meet all other demands by families of victims died in a hostage crisis three years ago.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung on Tuesday questioned local residents' diet habit of cooking live poultry bought from market, since the deadly H7N9 bird flu has forced the government to cull thousands of live chickens to prevent spread of the epidemic.