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RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Azam Khan and Ben Tse


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Further frustration in HK after Messi plays in Japan  Listenfacebook
Authorities here say Hong Kong people have "many questions" about football star, Lionel Messi, sitting out of Sunday's exhibition match because of injury but then playing in Japan three days later. They have demanded the organiser of Sunday's match, and Messi's club - Inter Miami - give a reasonable explanation. Disgruntled fans had booed the friendly match after paying thousands of dollars to see Messi play. As Chloe Feng reports, the footballer was back in action with his squad in Japan:
HKGCC eases business fears over Art 23  Listenfacebook
The chairwoman of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce says as long as businesses operate normally they will not fall foul of proposed future national security laws. Damon Pang reports:
Court hears more of Jimmy Lai's protest coverage  Listenfacebook
The national security trial of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai has heard that he wanted the newspaper to follow up on the storming of the Legislative Council in 2019 to help shore up public support for the protests. Frank Yung reports:
Hopes for autonomous vehicles in HK by year-end  Listenfacebook
Authorities are looking at ways to make it possible for drivers to renew their licences to drive north of the border. As Vanessa Cheng reports, they are also looking to introduce autonomous cars by the end of the year:
Heart transplant patient in urgent appeal  Listenfacebook
Queen Mary Hospital is making an urgent call for organ donations to save the life of a 48-year-old man. Kwok Ho-wing suffers from heart disease and doctors say his heart is severely damaged and fails to pump enough blood to support other organs. Since December, the father of a 13-year-old has been experiencing breathing difficulties and chest pains. Doctor K L Wong told Elvis Yu that the golden period for a transplant would be in the coming two to three weeks:
People reminded to reuse and recycle red packets  Listenfacebook
A study by a green group has found that Hongkongers hand out more than 320 million red packets every year and a majority of them cannot use up all the lai see packets they receive for free. Greeners Action surveyed more than 900 people from March to April last year and found almost 40 percent got free red packets from places, such as banks or shopping malls. The study also found around 80 percent were unable to use all the packets and only half reused the remaining lai sees. The group's senior public affairs officer, Beatrice Siu, told Kelly Yu that both individuals and the commercial sector could contribute to waste reduction:
Seven-day Lam Tsuen Wishing Night Market kicks off  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee has successfully thrown his fortune card onto the Wishing Tree in Tai Po. He made the wish of a bright future for Hong Kong in Lam Tsuen, which hosted a night market for the first time as part of the government's Night Vibes campaign. Hailey Yip reports:
Twin bombings kill 28 in Pakistan  Listenfacebook
A day before elections, two explosions in southwest Pakistan have killed at least 28 people. The Islamic State group said it carried them out. Pakistan is facing increasing security problems, an economic crisis and political turmoil, as voters prepare to go to the polls. The elections have been marred by allegations of rigging even before the polls open and by a crackdown against the party of the former prime minister, Imran Khan, who is now in prison. Kelly Yu spoke to RTHK's South Asia correspondent, Murali Krishnan, about the polls:
Uber records first annual profits  Listenfacebook
Ride-hailing group Uber has made its first annual profit since becoming a public company. Sean Kennedy reports:
Exhibition showcases timeless HK diva  Listenfacebook
Anita Mui may have died more than 20 years ago but the singer - often described as the Madonna of the East - has never been forgotten. This week on Broad Strokes - RTHK's arts and culture podcast - Jacqueline Guico and Ben Tse look at three very different exhibitions - one celebrating the life of a much-loved pop icon, another showcasing Venetian paintings, and a third featuring abandoned village houses: