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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-08-07
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MTR system may be ageing  Listenfacebook
Transport expert, Hung Wing-tat, says the 10-hour service disruption on the Kwun Tong Line on Saturday may well have been a sign that the MTR system is starting to show its age. But Doctor Hung, who's a fellow at the Society for Transportation Studies, congratulated MTR's staff for the way they handled the incident. The MTR Corporation confirmed on Monday that all three of train-interlocking computer systems had crashed at one point on Saturday, when a signaling fault caused the disruption. Hung spoke to Jim Gould.

Independent enquiry urged into alleged abuse in prisions  Listenfacebook
The government's being urged to set up an independent inquiry into allegations of abuse in Hong Kong's prisons, as more former inmates come forward to make complaints. Local media outlet HK01 has published anonymous interviews with 50 ex-prisoners who spoke of a wide range of mental and physical abuse they claim to have suffered in detention. Lawmakers Shiu Ka-chun and Fernando Cheung, and Justices of the Peace Emily Lau and Cyd Ho, say they've been given the names of at least eight officers alleged to have carried out abuse. Fernando Cheung told to Annemarie Evans about some of the abuse the ex-prisoners had faced.
Israel to ban Al Jazeera  Listenfacebook
The Israeli government says it plans to ban journalists from the Al Jazeera network and close the broadcaster's office in Jerusalem. The country's communications minister, Ayoub Kara, accused Al Jazeera of supporting terrorism and inciting violence against Israel. The broadcaster called the move that targets both its Arabic and English channels as "undemocratic" - and said it will take legal action. Jerusalem journalist, Robert Berger, told Annemarie Evans that that two have not been friendly at all towards each other in the past. He spoke to Annemarie Evans.