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U.S. actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger cheers on a young participant on a stationary bicycle while officiating the Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival in Hong Kong on Saturday, Aug. 20.
 
Hong Kong pro-democracy leaders escape jail on protest charges
Three leaders of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" avoided jail Monday over 2014 pro-democracy protests as a court said political tension would not sway its judgement, in a city divided by Beijing's tightening grip.
 
British banker back in court over Hong Kong double murder
A British banker accused of murdering two Indonesian women who were found mutilated in his upscale Hong Kong apartment appeared at the High Court Thursday, ahead of his October trial.
 
Candidates banned from standing for election in Hong Kong because they are advocating a split from mainland China led the city's first pro-independence rally Friday as tension over the upcoming vote escalates.
 
A high-profile Hong Kong pro-independence leader said Tuesday he had been barred from standing in upcoming parliamentary elections -- the latest candidate backing separation from mainland China to be disqualified.
 
Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down Monday as Typhoon Nida swirled towards the region, with hundreds of flights canceled, schools closed and ferries halted.
 
Eight men who kidnapped a Hong Kong fashion heiress and held her in a cave as they negotiated a multimillion-U.S.-dollar ransom were sentenced to up to 15 years in prison Friday, a mainland court said.
 
Dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, American Nancy Kissel has lodged a fresh bid to reduce her life sentence for murdering her banker husband in 2003.
 
The Chinese army garrisoned in Hong Kong has warned people searching for Pikachu and other virtual monsters to stay off their premises, as Pokemon Go mania sweeps the smartphone-obsessed city.
 
Two Hong Kong journalists have been jailed in China for running an "illegal business" that sent political magazines to the mainland, one of their lawyers said Tuesday, as Beijing cracks down on press freedoms in the semi-autonomous territory.
 
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