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Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Samantha Butler and Ben Tse


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Xi urges ceasefire, two-state solution over Gaza conflict  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping has made three proposals to end the conflict between Hamas and Israel and called for a ceasefire for lasting peace and security, at an extraordinary Brics virtual summit. Aaron Tam reports:
Taxi strike called off against ride-hailing services  Listenfacebook
A group of taxi drivers has called off a strike just a little over 12 hours before it was due to go ahead. The move comes after authorities said they would review existing laws on unauthorised ride-hailing services. Violet Wong reports:
Lawmaker says taxi shortcomings need to be improved  Listenfacebook
Lawmaker Gary Zhang says it is more important to improve the city's point-to-point transport services rather than just take action against unlicensed ride-hailing services. Zhang, a member of Legco's transport panel, said he understood the taxi trade was facing challenges. But he told Frank Yung that the rise of ride-hailing services in Hong Kong could be due to shortcomings seen in current taxi services:
CE reminds people to vote in upcoming DC polls  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says campaigning for next month's district council elections is now in full swing, as he appealed to people - especially government staff - to cast their ballots. Appearing at his regular Tuesday press briefing, the CE also said Hong Kong was capable of handling its own national security trials, and local cases would only be sent across the border under specific circumstances. Jacqueline Guico reports:
Conviction quashed in yoga ball toxic deaths  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's top court has quashed a scholar's murder conviction over the deaths of his wife and daughter and ordered a retrial. Khaw Kim-sun, a former Chinese University medical professor, was accused of putting a yoga ball filled with carbon monoxide in the boot of a car eight years ago, with the gas leaking out and killing the pair. Damon Pang reports:
Arthritis drug can treat eye condition  Listenfacebook
Chinese University researchers say they have discovered that a drug used for chronic inflammatory disorders, such as arthritis, performs better than steroids to treat uveitis - an eye condition that can lead to blindness. Dr Chu Wai-kit from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences said an estimated 10,000 people in Hong Kong had uveitis. He said steroids were not effective for everyone and could even result in liver toxicity. Dr Chu told Samantha Butler that after more clinical trials both here and overseas, researchers hope the drug could be readily available after 10 years:
Masterpieces on display from London's National Gallery  Listenfacebook
Van Gogh, Monet, and Raphael are just some of the world's most celebrated artists who will be showcased at the Hong Kong Palace Museum from Wednesday. As Aaron Tam reports, over 50 of their masterpieces will be shown at the special exhibition co-organised with the National Gallery in London:
Charity aiming to provide 'yoga for everyone'  Listenfacebook
This year's charity drive, Operation Santa Claus, is raising money for 16 charities, including the Yama Foundation. Its mission is to make yoga, art, and meditation accessible to Hong Kong’s most-vulnerable communities. Cruz Macalligan met Yama Foundation founder, Hersha Chellaram, to learn more about the charity’s work:
First images show trapped Indian workers  Listenfacebook
The first pictures of 41 construction workers, trapped in a collapsed road tunnel that was being excavated in northern India, have emerged 10 days since the accident. A 30-second video showed about a dozen men standing in cramped conditions. RTHK's Delhi correspondent, Murali Krishnan, told Annemarie Evans the latest on the rescue effort: