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Search continues for five mainland tourists Listen
A Hong Kong couple have been killed in the earthquake in Taiwan earlier this week, despite rescuers who were searching for them reporting on Friday morning that they had found signs of life. The husband and wife in their late 40s had been staying at an apartment block which partially collapsed following the quake in the eastern city of Hualien on Tuesday night. They were Canadian citizens originally from Hong Kong. Five mainland tourists are also believed to be trapped in the rubble of the same building which is now tilting dangerously. In all, 12 people are now known to have died in the 6.4-magnitude quake. Taiwan journalist Cindy Sui told Annemarie Evans that rescuers are still looking for the five tourists.
Hong Kong lagging behind in protecting citizens' digital data Listen
The government has been accused of failing to regulate how law enforcement officers obtain people’s personal data in cyberspace. The latest Hong Kong Transparency Report - conducted by the University of Hong Kong - says the city has been lagging behind other places like the UK and Taiwan when it comes to protecting citizens' digital data. The report's project manager Benjamin Zhou spoke to Jim Gould.
Journalists were arrested because of their work: news agency Listen
The news agency Reuters says two of its journalists were arrested in Myanmar because of their investigation into a mass execution of Rohingya Muslims by soldiers and villagers. Wa Lone and Kyaw Seo Oo are awaiting trial charged with violating the country's Official Secrets Act. Reuters claims they uncovered evidence the 10 Rohingyas were killed unlawfully in Rakhine state last year. RTHK's Southeast Asia correspondent Larry Jagan who's in Myanmar spoke to Annemarie Evans.
Hung Hom Jaguars top standings Listen
The Hung Hom Jaguars topped the standings halfway through the Hong Kong T20 Blitz - with two wins before Friday, but they've lost to the Galaxy Gladiators Lantau by just six runs. The Gladiators overhauled the Jaguars' score of 220 in twenty overs with three wickets to spare. In Friday’s other match, City Kaitak thrashed the defending champions the Kowloon Cantons by six wickets, easily overtaking their 127-for-7 with 23 balls remaining. Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer - who plays for City Kaitak – told Jim Gould that it was a tricky game.