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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-09-04
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Surprise over existence of additional basement at rail terminus  Listenfacebook
Civic Party lawmaker, Tanya Chan, says she was surprised that there is an extra basement at the West Kowloon express rail terminus. She said she had always understood there were only four basement-levels there. Chan said she has since gone through government documents but couldn't find anything indicating that there is also a fifth basement-level. Chan, who is also the spokeswoman for the rail link's Co-location Concern Group, said the government should provide information about the basement. She spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Young parents should be taught about caring for their babies: academic  Listenfacebook
The High Court has jailed a man for six-years-and-four-and-a-half months for physically abusing his newborn daughter. Chung Kei-yuen, who is aged 26, slapped and shook the baby girl on three occasions in December 2016 after his sleep was interrupted by her crying. She was left blind in one eye and now needs to rely on a life-support machine. The judge said what the defendant had done was no different from taking her life away. Associate Professor Anna Choi, from the City University's Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, told Jim Gould that there was a need to carry out preventive work so that similar incidents don’t happen again:
Kerala declares health alert over rat fever  Listenfacebook
The flood-hit south Indian state of Kerala has declared a health alert after 11 people died of leptospirosis or rat fever over the past two days. The government has asked everyone who came into contact with flood waters to take medication as a precautionary measure to avoid an epidemic. Health officials in the state said there was no immediate cause for alarm and the situation was under control. Devastating flooding has killed around 400 people in Kerala since June. More than a million others were displaced, with many of them taking shelter in thousands of relief camps across the state. RTHK’s New Delhi correspondent, Murali Krishnan, spoke to Annemarie Evans: