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Rare October T8 signal not due to climate change: expert  Listenfacebook
The No 8 typhoon signal on Friday was the first time that such a high-level warning was issued in Hong Kong in the month of October for 21 years. But while some may speculate that climate change is to blame, a weather expert says it’s really just down to chance. Leung Wing-mo – a former assistant director of the Observatory, who's now spokesman for the Hong Kong Meteorological Society – told RTHK’s Annemarie Evans that powerful late-season typhoons really are quite common:
Government urged to sponsor pricey drugs for rare cancer  Listenfacebook
Patients’ rights advocates have urged the government to foot the bill for expensive, but effective drugs for patients of a rare type of lung cancer known as ALK. The disease is brought on by a genetic mutation and affects an estimated 100 people in Hong Kong per year. However, the drugs they need cost at least HK$50,000 per month, and they’re not subsidised by the government. Civic Party lawmaker, Dr Kwok Ka-ki, says the HK$50 million it would cost the administration to fully sponsor ALK cancers patients would significantly improve their lives. He spoke to RTHK’s Jim Gould:
Duterte causes Philippine foreign policy confusion  Listenfacebook
President Rodrigo Duterte's shock "separation" from the United States has thrown Philippine foreign policy into confusion, with the Americans saying they are baffled and some of his top aides contradicting him. The firebrand leader rarely lets a day pass without taunting or abusing the United States but his latest comments, made during a state visit to Beijing, were the strongest signal he wants to torpedo a 70-year alliance in favour of China and Russia. Annemarie Evans asked the Director of the Hong Kong America Center Glenn Shive what he made of Duterte’s comments: