The Service of Resurrection at Saint Luke Orthodox Cathedral in Hong Kong. Christ is Risen!
Large-scale poverty is now endemic in Hong Kong as the gap between rich and poor widens, with old people the hardest hit, according to one of the city’s oldest and most respected NGOs.
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, which has been tracking poverty in the city [...]
Hong Kong goes into three days of mourning today (October 4) for the 38 people killed in the ferry disaster.
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and other principal officials will observe three minutes of silence outside government headquarters in Admiralty at noon.
Government services except immigration and emergency services will [...]
Detectives in Faisalabad, around 60 miles from Lahore, said they were investigating whether accusations of blasphemy had also been made against the boy.
Human rights campaigners condemned the killing of Samuel Yaqoob whose burned and tortured body body was discovered on Eid, the celebration which marks the end of the [...]
Aid group says the recognition rate for people trying to get refugee status is only 10 per cent, far worse than in Western countries.
The recognition rate of asylum seekers in Hong Kong is unacceptably low compared to Western countries, a local aid group said ahead of World [...]
The gap between rich and poor in Hong Kong, as measured on an internationally recognised scale, now stands at its widest in at least three decades, government figures show.
The city’s Gini coefficient – a scale from 0 to 1 on which higher scores indicate greater income inequality [...]
COUNTING THE DEAD. About 40 persons were killed and 240 reported missing in Iligan City alone after a flashflood hit 11 of its villages at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday following rains spawned by Storm “Sendong”. The military, police, and medical teams have been conducting rescue and retrieval operations since the weekend when [...]
October 10, 2011
There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department.
This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime.
DEVASTATING rains have triggered floods in southern Pakistan, affecting at least 700,000 people and forcing 60,000 from their homes, officials have said.
Villages have been flooded and crops destroyed in Pakistan’s bread basket of Sindh province, one of the worst-hit areas in the unprecedented floods of 2010 that affected 21 million people and caused [...]
The seventh moon in the lunar calendar is when restless spirits are said to roam the earth, and when the believers make efforts to appease the ghosts and ancestors – particularly during the Hungry Ghost Festival itself.
In some areas of Hong Kong, visitors can see small roadside fires, where believers burn fake money and [...]
The cheongsam is one of China’s great contributions to world fashion. Local chain Shanghai Tang and star designer Vivienne Tam have long championed the classy dress, having westernised it for a more cosmopolitan market.
Directors Ang Lee and Wong Kar-wai have shown on the silver screen what beauty, when worn by [...]