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The 62,000-square-foot mansion at 2-8A Rutland Gate overlooks London's Hyde Park.

A Hong Kong property tycoon is in contract to buy a $262 million mansion in London. The deal stands to shatter the UK’s real-estate record.

The sale of the 62,000-square-foot mansion would shatter the record for the most expensive residential sale in the UK.

‘This is not about money, it’s about dignity’: Malaysia just named and shamed 13 countries for secretly dumping trash on it, includi...

Some social media users from the identified countries apologised, saying they did not know where their waste had gone.

Stocks are sinking on fears of the deadly virus in China — ‘Markets are worried about this spreading to more cities’

Travel, retail, luxury, and airline stocks fell on concerns of a coronavirus outbreak. Millions will travel across Asia this weekend for Chinese New Year.

Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong’s rating, citing the government’s ‘slow’ response to protests

"The underlying drivers of the protests are certainly deep-seated and intractable," Moody's said, calling the response "slow, tentative, and inconclusive."

The 11 most expensive cities to live in around the world in 2020

The 16th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey reveals cities bordering the Pacific Ocean are the most expensive.
Protesters chant during Arab Spring protests in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, in May 2011.

The last decade showed how social media could topple governments and make social change — and it’s only getting crazier from here

The Arab Spring kicked off a decade in which technology and social media would play a key role in boosting protests onto a global platform.
Four cities in California made the list.

The 25 most expensive cities around the world to rent a two-bedroom apartment

Hong Kong is the world's most expensive city to rent in, while San Francisco is the most expensive in the US. See how much it costs to rent worldwide.
A scene from Sydney, Australia as taken from a Google Earth screenshot and edited with software including Snapseed.

A photographer edits Google Earth photos to showcase some of the world’s lesser-known destinations without even leaving his house

The photographer Daniel Celan told Insider: "Maybe it will bring them a tourist or two — so that thought makes me happy."
Police advance on pro-democracy protesters at the Admiralty MTR station on December 1, 2014 in Hong Kong. Leaders from the Federation of Students called on fellow protesters to attend a rally and come prepared for escalated action. Protesters were asked to bring masks, umbrellas and helmets in a bid to move the protests forward after police successfully cleared the Mong Kok protest site earlier this week.l

Authorities in Hong Kong seized nearly 4,000 cell phones from protesters, and activists are concerned that police are reading their messages and insta...

Lawmakers and activists have argued that police conduct many of these mobile phone examinations without consent.
A cityscape of Hong Kong is see from the Peak on August 8, 2000, moments after sunset.

Here’s why one stock is 5 times more expensive in Shanghai than it is in Hong Kong

The phenomenon is known as the "A-to-H premium," a price gap unique to China and Hong Kong. Each market boasts vastly different trading behavior.