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Mainland poachers targetting mudskippers in Mai Po: WWF  Listenfacebook
An environmental group says it has spotted poachers apparently coming in from the mainland to Mai Po to catch one of its most famous residents – the mudskipper. WWF-Hong Kong says the iconic amphibious fish is likely being targetted because there have been reports in the mainland saying eating them is good for health, and for male virility in particular. An assistant manager of the group, Fion Cheung, told Annemarie Evans what's so special about these mudskippers:
Government urged to hand out more health vouchers to elderly  Listenfacebook
Labour Party lawmaker Fernando Cheung is calling on the government to give out more health vouchers for the elderly, saying the current scheme is doing little to alleviate the pressure on the public healthcare system. Currently, people aged 65 or over given two-thousand dollars worth of vouchers each year to visit private health-care providers. But Cheung said that is far from enough and leaves many people with little option but to turn back to the public system. During a forum on elderly healthcare needs, some senior citizens spoke of how they've been asked to wait for more than three years to see a dermatologist or optometrist at public hospitals. Priscilla Ng asked the lawmaker just how bad the situation is:
Putin heads to Austria amid fraught Russia-EU ties  Listenfacebook
The Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, says his country wants to act as a bridge between Moscow and the West, as he prepares to welcome the Russian president, Vladimir Putin. It's Putin's first visit to western Europe in nearly a year, and comes at a tense time: the EU is unhappy about Russia's involvement in Syria and Ukraine, and its alleged role in the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. But the Austrian foreign minister, Karin Kneissl, said it was appropriate to maintain dialogue. Annemarie Evans asked our Moscow correspondent Fred Weir about the significance of the visit: