North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed ... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests

North Korea’s mountain nuclear test site has collapsed, putting China and other nearby nations at unprecedented risk of radioactive exposure, two separate groups of Chinese scientists studying the issue have confirmed. The collapse after five nuclear ...

Former California policeman arrested in decades-old ‘Golden State’ serial killer case, subject of bestselling book

An elderly former police officer was arrested and charged in four murders authorities attributed to the Golden State Killer, a serial criminal suspected of dozens of rapes and slayings that terrorised parts of California during the 1970s and 1980s.

Body-in-cement murder suspect planned to break into victim’s safe to steal HK$10 million, Hong Kong court hears

One of three men accused of murdering an acquaintance and encasing his body in cement had suggested breaking into a safe belonging to the deceased to steal HK$10 million (US$1.3 million), a Hong Kong court heard on Wednesday. Keith Lau, 23, one of the ...

Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong to host 1,500 visitors – but don’t call them ‘open’ days critics say

Beijing’s liaison office in Hong Kong expects about 1,500 people to visit its headquarters for its first open days this weekend, but critics say the event is hardly open with only select groups invited. News of the event came just days after office ...

End of polar bear era for Singapore Zoo as it mourns Inuka, the first to be born in the tropics

Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, was put down on Wednesday after a rapid decline in health, with Singapore Zoo mourning the loss of one of its best-loved animals. The bear, whose name means “Silent Stalker” in Inuit, had reached the ...

Wheelock and HK science park team up to offer free city-centre meeting venue for start-ups and investors

Hong Kong start-ups are being given the chance to use a free, prime city centre location in which to meet and pitch their ideas to, hopefully, deep-pocketed investors. As part of a new collaboration between development giant Wheelock Properties and Hong ...