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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-02-24
Friday

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Reclamation will affect Chinese White Dolphins  Listenfacebook
WWF Hong Kong says the government’s decision to reclaim about 200 hectares of land to extend Tung Chung will affect the habitat of the Chinese White Dolphins in the area. Its Director of Wetlands Conservation Michael Lau says their numbers have already been declining for more than a decade, because of the construction of other projects in the area. He speaks to Annemarie Evans.
Government should review open space policy  Listenfacebook
Local policy group Civic Exchange has urged the government to review its policy on open space in urban areas. A researcher with the group Carine Lai says the administration is trying to find land anywhere to build flats. She says this had led to people living especially in stand-alone buildings in old, densely-populated areas being deprived of space for recreation. She speaks to Jim Gould.

Government accused of cover-up  Listenfacebook
Opposition lawmakers have accused the government of covering-up the collapse of seawalls on the reclaimed island at the Hong Kong end of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. The collapse has added about 10 metres of land to the island. Highways officials admitted that they knew two years ago about what they termed earth spillage, but they did not reveal this until it came out in the media. During a meeting of the Legislative Council’s Panel on Transport, Hong Kong First legislator Claudia Mo moved a non-binding motion to condemn the government for an alleged cover-up. She speaks to Annemarie Evans.
Deadly nerve agent used for killing Kim Jong-nam   Listenfacebook
Police in Malaysia say one of the world's most deadly nerve agents was used to kill Kim Jong-nam -- the brother of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un -- at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Eleven days after the attack, the Malaysian authorities are checking the airport for traces of the substance - known as VX - and are also testing for radioactive materials. RTHK's Seoul correspondent, Frank Smith, tells Annemarie Evans that the nerve agent is considered as a type of weapon of mass destruction.