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UKRAINE  Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country’s Defense Ministry. The Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down over an area called Savur

THE BUZZ: LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

“I’m miles and miles and miles, thousands of miles away from home, and to know that you can inspire someone in a whole other country, it means a lot me,”

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved

47 killed in Taiwan plane’s failed landing

A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late yesterday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. Taiwanese Transport

Casino workers rally outside Venetian demanding higher benefits

Ieong Man Teng, president of the Forefront of Macau Gaming (FMG), which organized this demonstration, said that if Sands China does not give a satisfactory reply, the casino workers would

Over 15 million visitors during the first half of the year

Visitors from mainland China (+15%), Taiwan (+2%) and the Republic of Korea (+18%) increased year-on-year, while the number of visitors from Hong Kong (-6%) decreased.  Moreover, long-haul visitors from the

Gov’t to roll out 4G in 2015

Last month, Hoi Chi Leong said that the 4G mobile services could be up and running as soon as the end of this year, or in 2015. At the time,

Open Macau Society to appeal IACM’s decision to ban assemblies on unofficial referendum

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) has denied the Open Macau Society’s request to hold assemblies to promote a civil referendum on universal suffrage – a referendum planned by

Briefs: IC claims no knowledge of Rua de Felicidade shop ownership

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) president Ung Vai Meng has told the media that he had no knowledge of a recent Hong Kong magazine report, which claimed that a local enterprise