Dozens of protesters from a pro-Beijing political party have demanded an apology from Washington over allegations by former National Security Agency (NASA) contractor Edward Snowden that the US hacked into Hong Kong computer systems.
Despite the rain in Hong Kong protesters gathered outside the US Embassy and delivering a letter through the bars of the Consulate General's base.
Snowden named Hong Kong's Chinese University, where its server exchange serves up to 80 percent of Hong Kong's domestic internet traffic, as a possible hacking target.
A giant rubber duck sculpture, created by a Dutch conceptual artist, caught the attention of people in Hong Kong today as it floated in front of the city's skyline.
Florentijn Hofman's 16.5 metre-high creation made its first public appearance at Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour and will be exhibited at the Ocean Terminal for a month.
Hundreds of people dressed in costumes and pyjamas took part in a pillow fight in Hong Kong, joining other cities around the world to celebrate International Pillow Fight Day.
Crowds cheered in an open plaza in Hong Kong's central financial district as the pillow fighter organiser, Tom Grundy, started the fight, saying; "You can take our freedom, but you cannot take our pillows."
A study has found that England's most able youngsters, make less progress in maths, than their peers abroad.
Compared to 12 other countries, including Singapore, Japan and Russia, researchers have called for more focus on children's maths skills from an early age.
The report said "cultural and social factors" could be behind strong scores in East Asian countries, with education more highly valued, from higher salaries to heavy investment.
Shadow schools minister Kevin Brennan has accused Michael Gove of having the "wrong priorities".
A report out today has highlighted a knowledge gap between English and East Asian pupils in maths.
This report shows Michael Gove has the wrong priorities. It says we need to provide more support in basic skills at primary level, but this Government has cut support for catch-up tuition in English and maths, resulting in a 40% drop in the number of pupils getting this help.
A report has found that even the brightest pupils in England are falling behind in maths, from the age of 10.
Education Minister Elizabeth Truss said the report was a "damning indictment of Labour's record on education."
This Government is clearing up Labour's mess. Our reforms - tougher discipline, more rigorous exams, more freedom for headteachers, a more demanding curriculum and higher quality teaching - will drive up standards so our pupils have a first-class education that matches the best in the world.
England's cleverest pupils match peers from leading East Asian countries in maths until the age of 10, but are two years behind by the age of 16.
New research has found that even the brightest youngsters are behind pupils in nations such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, suggesting more needs to be done to keep them apace.
The Institute of Education, University of London used results from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS).
It concluded that the gap widens between the ages of ten and 16.
Victoria Harbour was lit up by fireworks as Hong Kong counted down to 2013: