Hong Kong begins destroying huge ivory haul
Hong Kong on Thursday began destroying nearly 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers in the world's largest such operation, a major step in the fight against the illegal trade in elephant tusks.
58 held in Philippines over global 'sextortion' ring
Fifty-eight people have been arrested in the Philippines for their involvement in a giant, global Internet "sextortion" network, local police and Interpol announced on Friday.
Interpol, Philippines bust cyber extortion network
Philippine police, backed by Interpol, have arrested dozens of suspected members of an online extortion syndicate who duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging ...
Chinese tech giant Alibaba set to make a splash with US IPO
The largest tech IPO of the year will come from a company that many Americans have never heard of. Alibaba Group - a Chinese e-commerce behemoth - has decided to go public in the U.S. after months of speculation that it would ...
Four questions about missing Malaysian plane answered
Travelers at Asian airports have asked questions about the March 8 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Here are some of them, followed by answers.
Greenwald, Poitras, Gellman, MacAskill: key in NSA coverage
The Guardian and the Washington Post won the Pulitzer Prize for public service journalism on Monday for their in-depth reporting on Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency and its ...
Shark fin imports to world's biggest market drop by third
The volume of shark fin products imported into the city of Hong Kong in 2013 dropped by 34.7 percent, according to government data analysed by WWF. Statistics show that there was also a significant decline ...
Nepalese pioneer inducted into 'Internet Hall of Fame'
A Nepalese educator who transformed the way of life in more than 150 remote Himalayan villages by connecting them to the Internet was Tuesday inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
Air quality simulations focus on world's growing cities
A West Australian researcher has played a key role in creating a model that simulated a high-level ozone event at a Hong Kong mountain summit.
Alibaba, Weibo see advantages in US listing
In picking the US to launch initial public offerings rather than their home market, Chinese technology companies Alibaba and Weibo are opting for maximum visibility and access to capital.
'World's first' Bitcoin shop opens in Hong Kong
A shop selling the virtual Bitcoin currency opened in Hong Kong on Friday, as fresh concerns grew in Asia over the currency's viability and security.
Hong Kong metro seats may be scrapped for smartphone space
Hong Kong is pondering whether to rip out some seats from overcrowded metro trains to give the city's smartphone-addicted population more room to interact with their devices.
Footage of ivory smuggling tips in stores angers activists
Activists called Thursday for an outright ban on ivory trading in Hong Kong after TV footage emerged showing assistants in local stores giving advice on how to smuggle the material overseas.
Hong Kong to destroy almost 30 tonnes of ivory
Hong Kong said Thursday it would incinerate almost 30 tonnes of ivory seized from smugglers, in the world's largest such operation, following intense pressure from conservation groups.