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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-02-16
Thursday

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Fire safety at subdivided flats a major concern  Listenfacebook
A former director of Fire Services, Anthony Lam, says fire safety at subdivided flats is a cause for major concern. He was commenting after a man died in a fire in a subdivided flat in Sham Shui Po. His charred body was found after the blaze was extinguished. The case has been classified as arson and police are conducting an investigation. The blaze was one of two separate fires in subdivided units on Thursday, raising fresh concerns about the safety of the partitioned apartments. Lam tells Annemarie Evans that landlords of such premises should be held responsible, and action should be taken from various fronts to deal with the problems caused by subdivided flats.
People caring for dementia patients face great challenges  Listenfacebook
Labour Party lawmaker and social worker, Fernando Cheung, has urged the government to review the support system for people under 60 who are suffering from chronic diseases. He was speaking after a man apparently jumped to his death on Wednesday after killing his wife, who was suffering from dementia. A relative of the 58-year-old man told the police that he had said he wanted to die because of his wife's illness. The Chairman of the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease Association, Dr David Dai, explains the challenges being faced by people caring for dementia patients.
Trump appears casual over two-state solution  Listenfacebook
Journalist Robert Berger says US President Donald Trump appears to be very causal in dealing with any peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. He says although past American presidents have advocated a two-state solution, Trump feels the matter should be left to the Israelis and the Palestinians to sort out. Speaking from Jerusalem, Berger told Annemarie Evans that during his visit to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, got some of the things that he wanted from Trump, but not everything.