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Newswrap
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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-11-30
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Deadly crash raises questions over drivers’ hours  Listenfacebook
A horrific road accident involving an airport coach and a taxi in Tsing Yi on Friday morning has renewed questions over whether long shifts for drivers may be compromising safety. Police are investigating whether fatigue played a factor in the crash, in which five died and 32 others were injured. The bus driver, who was seriously injured in the accident, had been ten hours into a 12-hour shift when the crash happened. Officers say the coach ploughed into the back of a taxi that had stopped on the side of a highway. Annemarie Evans asked lawmaker Frankie Yick who represents the transport sector, if he thinks a 12-hour shift is too long:
Alcohol sale ban to minors comes into effect  Listenfacebook
A new law banning the sale of alcohol to anyone under 18 came into effect on Friday. Retailers who are caught breaking the law face a fine of up to HK$50,000. The Tobacco and Alcohol Control Office has already hired 30 more staff to enforce the new rule. Its head, Dr Jeff Lee, told Jim Gould that they may recruit even more people if necessary:
Aussie kids skip school for mass climate protest  Listenfacebook
Thousands of Australian students skipped school on Friday to join nationwide protests demanding government action on climate change. The demonstrations were held as more than a hundred bushfires blazed in scorching temperatures in the northeast and a day after Indian mining firm Adani vowed to go ahead with a massive and controversial coal mine. Primary and secondary students rallied in state capitals and rural areas across the country, in defiance of Prime Minister Scott Morrison who earlier said kids should stay in the classroom. Annemarie Evans spoke to our Australia correspondent Gerry Gannon about the demonstrations: