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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2017-08-16
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Hong Kong’s living standard ranking falls  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong has fallen behind Singapore on a global ranking of living standards for the first time. According to the Global Livability Index, the city slipped two places to 45th while Singapore rose to its highest-ever position to 35th - up 11 places. Melbourne topped the ranking for the seventh consecutive year, followed by Vienna and Vancouver. But the EIU's research analyst, Michael Frank, tells Annemarie Evans that Hong Kong's absolute scoring index remained unchanged from last year:

Concern over government’s colorectal screening programme  Listenfacebook
A concern group is questioning the effectiveness of a government screening programme for colorectal cancer, saying people who could be at risk are failing to get follow-up checks. The pilot scheme launched last year offers subsidised tests for elderly people to check for early signs of the disease -- and if those signs are present, the government also subsidises a colonoscopy test so a diagnosis can be made. But the Patients and Healthcare Professionals Rights Association says almost half of those who test positive in the screening don't go on to have the further examination. The group's convenor, Doctor Jeffrey Pong, told Jim Gould why this was the case:
32 killed in war on drugs near Manila  Listenfacebook
Philippine police have killed 32 people in a series of raids near the capital Manila in the bloodiest night of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Senior police superintendent, Romeo Caramat, says 67 police operations in various parts of Bulacan province left 32 suspects dead in encounters with police, while 109 others were arrested. Bulacan is a province of about 3.3 million people north of Manila. RTHK's Manila correspondent, Alan Robles, spoke to Annemarie Evans: