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Indonesian domestic helpers attacked at knifepoint during terrifying Hong Kong home invasion in which thieves steal HK$83,000

Police launch citywide manhunt for two Chinese men after they ransack house in upscale Stanley neighbourhood leaving helpers tied up in basement

‘Please, sir, I want some more’: Chinese school caught feeding pupils nothing more than half a bowl of noodles

Outraged parent blows whistle after pupils were not given their promised meal of chicken, rice and vegetables

Super Typhoon Mangkhut blasts into Philippines

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AFP): Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday (Sept 14) with violent winds and torrential rains as authorities warned millions in its path of heavy destruction.

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Koreas open joint liaison office

Kaesong: North and South Korea have opened a joint liaison office in the Northern city of Kaesong as they knit closer ties ahead of President Moon Jae-in’s visit to Pyongyang next week.

All together now: South and North Korean officials attending the opening ceremony of the joint liaison office in Kaesong. — AFP

K-pop label faces backlash after firing dating singers

SEOUL: A South Korean record label’s move to dump two K-pop artistes, who had declared their romantic relationship, has sparked a major fan backlash on social media and knocked its share price lower.

Report: Taiwan diplomat in Osaka died by suicide

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s representative in the Japanese city of Osaka has died by suicide, the island’s official news agency have reported.

Mangkhut barrels towards Philippines and China

MANILA: Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength and slightly shifted toward more densely populated coastal provinces as it barrelled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway.

Every measure counts: A man reinforcing the roof of his house with heavy tyres in Manila. — AFP

Life after midnight in China without Didi: unlicensed taxis, police and pedal power

Across China, millions of people who use Didi to hail taxis, book private-car rides or arrange for shared trips have found themselves having to adjust their late-night routines because of the suspension.

As part of its safety upgrade, Didi is said to be considering sending automatic reminders and alerts when a driver deviates from a route. — SCMP

Tencent and Lego to restart China’s games market with new offering

Internet giant Tencent Holdings has teamed up with The Lego Group to launch a new video game next week.

China’s gaming market, however, is dominated by top players such as Tencent and NetEase. — SCMP

12 men allegedly gain weight to dodge military service in Korea

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network): Twelve graduates of a college in Seoul allegedly tried to dodge South Korea’s mandatory military service by intentionally gaining too much weight to pass the physical exam, the Military Manpower Administration said Tuesday.