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Voluntary drug tests for Hong Kong police officers working in sensitive units

Good morning. Here are the front page and top stories for Friday:

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2/5: HSBC’s vandalised lions reappear after restoration works

4/5: China and the Vatican renew controversial bishops deal after ‘good start'

US policy on North Korea under Biden: pageantry out, pragmatism in

Tale of three economies: coronavirus pandemic spells end of synchronised global growth

Thailand protests: meet the street food vendors cashing in on the front lines


Bust a move – with your school principal. ?

After Thai police arrested 21 protesters, remaining demonstrators chanted at the king’s passing motorcade: “Release our friends!”

What happened to an overworked doctor at a hospital in China

A man in China left 500 face masks at a police station - then jogged off before officers could thank him

Many people peddle souvenirs to tourists for a living. Not many can do it in 12 languages.

South Korea has set up 'phone booths' that can test people for the #coronavirus  in just 7 minutes. The country has earned praise for its mass testing amid the #Covid19  pandemic.

After being reduced to tears by a driver, this toll booth worker was determined to continue with a smile on her face.

Using mind-bending visual effects, this Chinese man can turn anything into a 'magic' trick.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has announced that her government will formally withdraw the controversial extradition bill.