The Buzz | Israel: Thousands of rare Hebrew texts soon available online

The National Library of Israel will soon make one of the world’s oldest surviving Hebrew bibles, dating back more than 1,000 years, available online. Aviad Stollman, the library’s chief of collections,

Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti-Semitic allegations

Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said. Talking to TV critics over the weekend about

World Briefs

PAKISTAN The death toll from flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains in various parts of Pakistan has risen to 118 and floodwater has inundated vast areas, leaving tens of

Survey | Large majority of locals not interested in moving to Hengqin

A survey of local residents conducted by the Macao Youth Federation showed that over eighty percent of respondents had no interest in moving to Hengqing to live or work, neither

CRIME | Henpecked Korean gambler makes false crime report after loss

A Korean tourist has been arrested and charged with making a bogus robbery report to local police after gambling away all of his money at a casino. According to the

Gaming industry slump eases a fifth month as visa rules abate

The downward spiral of Macau’s casino industry is abating, albeit slightly, as a revenue slump eased a fifth straight month in July, the same month the city relaxed rules for

GAMING REVENUE | Gov’t reiterates austerity measures may be implemented

The government has yet again reiterated that it will implement austerity measures if monthly gaming revenue drops to below the average monthly gross gaming revenue of MOP20 billion, according to

ARTS | Broadway musical brings romantic fantasy to life

As the backstage technicians are set to roll out compelling illusions and dazzling stage effects, “Ghost” – a Broadway musical that tells a love story that transcends death and mortality

Statistics | Transport | Number of vehicles rises 4.9 percent

The total number of licensed motor vehicles reached 243,966 at the end of June, up by 4.9 percent year-on-year, according to information from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Motorcycles

Local man receives dual transplant

A local man has received a liver made out of parts of his daughters’ livers at Hong Kong’s Queen Mary Hospital. The recipient is Cheng Chi-ming, a 59-year-old Macau security