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Hurricane Maria Re-intensifies to Category 5

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Hurricane Maria has remained a “potentially catastrophic” Category 5 hurricane with winds of 160 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in an 11...




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  • The newly appointed officers of the Hong Kong Lawn Bowls Association: (L-R) Heron Lau, Vice President – Development, David Tse, Assistant Hon. Secretary, Mike Worth, Hon. Treasurer, Cyril Leung, Vice President – National League, Vincent Cheung, President, Sandy Sit, Hon. Secretary, Claudius Lam Vice President – Technical and Glyn Davies, Vice President – International.  Warren Kwok, Vice President - National Competition, is missing. (Stephanie Worth)

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  • Satellite shows Hurricane Irma as it moves towards the Florida Coast as a category 4 storm in the Caribbean Sea taken at 14:45 UTC on Sept. 08, 2017. (NOAA GOES Project via Getty Images)

    Journalist Says Hurricane Irma’s Eye Sounded Like ‘Alien Ship’

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  • A satellite image of Hurricane Jose. (NOAA)

    Hurricane Jose Strengthens to Category 4: NHC

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  • Hong Kong Football Club A team engaged in a fierce fight against their clubmates from team B in the first game of the second half on Aug 26, 2017. The A team lost for the first time this season and the leading edge was cut to 13 points. (Stephanie Worth)

    HKFC Taste First Defeat of the Season

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  • Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on August 26, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Michael Regan/Getty Images)

    Manchester United Top the Early Season EPL Table With Third Consecutive Victory

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  • Lesley Ketu (L) and Kristina Sue (R) of New Zealand celebrate with the trophy following the Women's Rugby World Cup 2017 Final between England and New Zealand on August 26, 2017 in Belfast, United Kingdom. (David Rogers/Getty Images)

    New Zealand Black Ferns Win in Belfast

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  • Leroy Fer of Swansea City (in white) and Ander Herrera of Manchester United battle for possession during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on Aug 19, 2017 in Swansea, South Wales. (Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

    Early Leaders Emerge After 2 Rounds in English EPL

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  • Rose-hopewell-fong-of Hong Kong battles-past-her-opposite-no-20-patricia-garcia-of-Spain in the 9th place semi-final of the Women's Rugby World Cup, in Belfast, on Tuesday Aug 22, 2017. (Hong Kong Rugby)

    Women’s Rugby World Cup Final Stages

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  • Hazel Lee of the the Young Athletes Lawn Bowls Training Scheme (yellow shirt) played her first competitive game with Gloria Ha of the Hong Kong Youth Team (blue shirt) against experience bowlers from Kowloon Cricket Club last Saturday, Aug 19, 2017, in a funday to kick-start the Bowls Academy Program. (Stephanie Worth)

    HKLBA Kicks-off Bowls Academy Programme to Attract Young Talents

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  • Emily Scarratt of England makes a break during the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 between England and Italy on August 13, in Dublin.  England won the match 56-13 to stay top of Pool B , but on similar points to USA that they play later today (Thursday August 17). (David Rogers/Getty Images)

    Teams Fight for Semi-final Places in Women’s Rugby World Cup

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  • Anthony Martial of Manchester United scores his sides third goal past Joe Hart of West Ham United during their Premier League match at Old Trafford on August 13, 2017. (Michael Regan/Getty Images)

    New EPL League Season Kicks Off

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  • Some of Hong Kong’s elite Triathlon athletes together with Kam Yiu Ming, President of the HK Triathlon Association and Miss Micky Cho, Chief Marketing Officer of Hong Kong Life. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup 2017

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  • Japanese skater Rika Kihira, winner of the Junior Ladies Free Skating competing in the 2017 Asian Open Figure Skating Trophy, at Mega Ice on Saturday August 5. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Japanese Skaters Feature Highly in Asian Figure Skating Trophy

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  • Hong Kong U20 Men on the attack against Sri-Lanka in the final of the Asia U20 Rugby Sevens 2017 at King’s Park on Saturday August 5. Hong Kong won the final to regain the top spot in splendid style. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Clean Sweep for Hong Kong in Men’s U20 Asia Rugby Sevens

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  • The Brazilian team celebrates winning a record 12th FIVB Women’s Volleyball Grand Prix, in Nanjing on August 6, 2017. (Eddy/Getty Images)

    Brazil claim record 12th FIVB World Volleyball GP win in Nanjing

    Brazil claimed a record 12th FIVB Women’s Volleyball Grand Prix title, in the finals played in Nanjing from August 2 to 6. Although losing to... Read more

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