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Man who stabbed actor Simon Yam in China is schizophrenic

BEIJING (AP): Police in southern China said the man who stabbed veteran Hong Kong actor Simon Yam at an event suffers from paranoid schizophrenia.

Yam receiving treatment after being stabbed in the city of Zhongshan in Guangdong province. Police say his injuries were not life-threatening. – Emperor Entertainment/AP

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing pays for Shanghai kid dancers’ trip to Japan after meeting them at airport

City’s richest person was ‘very pleased’ to have bumped into group of youngsters in Hokkaido, mother says on social media
Li has a personal fortune of US$31.7 billion and is known for his charitable acts

China starts latest trial of long-lasting HIV vaccine

Beijing: An HIV vaccine being developed by Chinese scientists will be given to 160 volunteers in a second-phase clinical trial, a scientist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said.

US should reject ‘prejudice’

SHANGHAI: The United States should reject “prejudice” and respect facts instead of vilifying China’s record on religious rights, the Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily said after fresh criticism of China’s treatment of ethnic Muslims.

HK actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China

Beijing: Hong Kong actor Simon Yam was stabbed in the stomach while appearing on stage for a promotional event in southern China.

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Death toll rises to 12 after gas plant blast

Beijing: The death toll from a huge explosion that rocked a gas plant in central China rose to 12, state media said, with three people still missing.

Space lab returns to Earth after nearly three years

Beijing: China’s Tiangong II space lab made a controlled descent back into the atmosphere after a 1,036-day space journey, according to the China Manned Space Agency.

High-tech arboretum to better conserve trees

SINGAPORE: Due to illegal logging and deforestation, the population of dipterocarps – iconic trees that constitute the backbone of the Indo-Malayan rainforests – have decreased over the years.

Vietnam sees rise in obesity

Hanoi: Obesity is rising fast in South-East Asia, putting strain on healthcare systems and government budgets, particularly in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, according to research from Fitch Solutions Macro Research.

Filipinos among 23 crew of oil tanker seized by Iran

Manila: Filipino seafarers were among the 23 crew members aboard the British-flagged oil tanker seized by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz for allegedly violating international laws.