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Government plan for terminal “strange” Listen
A legal scholar has questioned the rationale behind the government's plan to allow national laws to be applied to a quarter of the West Kowloon Terminus of the future high-speed rail link to Guangzhou. Eric Cheung says even the People's Liberation Army stationed in Hong Kong is subject to the territory's laws. He says the plan contains strange arrangements, and clearly violates the spirit of the Basic Law. But Cheung tells Annemarie Evans that Hong Kong people may not be able to do anything about it.
Atrial fibrillation-related stroke cases triple Listen
A study has found that the number of atrial fibrillation-related stroke cases has more than tripled. Atrial fibrillation - a condition in which the heart beats irregularly - can lead to blood clotting. Blood clots entering brain arteries are likely to block blood supply, causing a stroke. Researchers at the Chinese University found that atrial fibrillation-related stroke cases increased from 84 in 1999 to 321 in 2014. That was due mainly to an ageing population - and that a lot of patients weren't suitable to take a traditional anti-clotting drug for prevention. Dr. Thomas Leung, from the university's Faculty of Medicine, spoke to Priscilla Ng.
Israeli government removes metal detectors from holy site Listen
The Israeli government has removed controversial metal detectors from a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem -- the Temple Mount or Haram al-Sharif. It had been coming under international pressure to act after a week of protests by Palestinians. But Muslim officials said they will maintain their boycott of the site. The Waqf foundation recommended that Muslims should not enter the al-Aqsa mosque until its technical committee had completed an assessment. It called for a return to the security arrangements that existed before July 14. Jerusalem journalist, Robert Berger, tells Annemarie Evans that the Palestinians are playing hardball with the Israelis.