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Nobel Peace Prize nomination for student leaders Listen
Former student leaders of the 2014 Umbrella Movement, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by 12 members of the US Congress. MLaw says he's glad the civil disobedience movement has won recognition. However, the Foreign Ministry in Beijing and other pro-government figures here in Hong Kong have denounced the nomination. Willy Lam, a political analyst from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, spoke to Annemarie Evans.
Plastic chemical found widely in packed food Listen
The Centre for Food Safety says almost all the samples of food products it recently tested contained chemicals that are used to make plastics more flexible. But the watchdog said the levels of plasticizers found don't pose a risk to the public. Dr Olivier Habimana, from the Hong Kong University's School of Biological Sciences, told Jim Gould that this wasn't something the public should be overly worried about.
Trapped South African miners rescued Listen
Hundreds of mine-workers in South Africa who had been trapped underground since Wednesday have been rescued. The miners were trapped after a severe thunderstorm affected power lines around the Beatrix mine in the Free State province, cutting electricity supplies to the mine’s lifts. RTHK’s South Africa correspondent, Glynis Crook, told Annemarie Evans that there is now discussion about safety in South Africa's mines and contingency plans for incidents like this.