Issue: October 21, 2014   (Archive)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014   

Qatar buys into Sogo
Hong Kong's suffering retail sector has received a vote of confidence with Qatar's sovereign investment fund buying a big chunk of Sogo.

True colors fly at Lingnan University graduation ceremony
Graduating classes at Lingnan University showed their support for Occupy Central unfurling their umbrellas in the audience and with at least one student opening a yellow brolly as he went onstage to receive his degree.

Plastic to keep batons at arm's length
A firefighter who joined the Mong Kok protests said demonstrators wore plastic protectors on their arms to protect themselves from police batons.

Health comes first in Southeast Asia
Health and happiness in marriage and family life beat money in six Southeast Asian countries.

Breakthrough hope as rules for talks set out
The two hours set aside for tonight's meeting between student protesters and the government will be fully utilized to air the views of both sides, the talks' moderator said.

Court outlaws Mong Kok, Admiralty protests
The High Court has granted temporary injunctions to three applicants including CITIC Tower that bar protesters from blocking roads in Mong Kok and Admiralty.

Time for sensible action after talks
The long-awaited dialogue between students and the government was due to kick off today. Will the event narrow the gap on political reforms and pave the way to solving an Occupy conundrum that is entering its fourth week?

Beefed-up measures to stop Ebola in its tracks
Hong Kong has enhanced measures to prevent the occurrence of the deadly Ebola virus in the territory.

Abe double whammy as female chiefs quit
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suffered a double setback with the resignations of two female Cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his gender reform drive.

Put up or shut up over foreign forces, CY told
Critics have rounded on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, a day after he said "external forces" from different countries are influencing the pro-democracy movement.

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