Tiny Qatar is living large despite month-long Arab siege

It’s been more than a month since four Arab nations cut land, sea and air routes to Qatar, but in the gas-rich Gulf nation’s glimmering malls and

Africa’s richest man invests USD4.6b in Nigeria farming

Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest USD3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production in the next

Offbeat | Battle over selfies taken by macaque monkey back to court 

The battle over now-famous selfie photographs taken by a macaque monkey will head back to federal court. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in

This Day in History | 1985 – Live Aid makes millions for Africa

The Live Aid concert for the starving in Africa has raised triple the £10m expected. And as the London event draws to a close

Tennis – Wimbledon | Past, not crowd, favors Williams against Konta

If past success were all that mattered when Venus Williams faces Johanna Konta in the Wimbledon semifinals, the matchup would be quite a mismatch.

Boxing | Pacquiao disagrees with re-score, says no plans to quit

Manny Pacquiao still disagrees with the unanimous decision that resulted in him losing the WBO world welterweight title to Jeff Horn, despite an independent re-scoring of

World briefs

MALAYSIA Authorities have raided a construction site and detained 77 foreigners as part of a fresh crackdown on illegal immigration. As one of Southeast Asia’s richest countries, Malaysia

The Buzz | China reports 35 Japanese detained on telecom fraud charges 

China says it has detained 35 Japanese citizens on suspicion of telecoms fraud. The June 30 detentions appeared to mark the largest roundup of Japanese citizens engaged in

Paraguay president’s visit throws Taiwan diplomatic lifeline

The visit by Paraguay’s president to Taiwan this week offers a diplomatic lifeline to the self-governing island democracy whose international breathing space is being steadily chipped away

Girl About Globe | Floorplan #taupefail

I was trying to get to Nepal but ended up in leggings. Or rather, I was trying to get to ‘Nepal’ and ended up in ‘leggings’. These were

Thursday, July 13, 2017 – edition no. 2843

* Q&A | Graham Elliot, Chef: ‘If I had to choose one thing to eat, it would just be sushi’ * Property market expected to remain stable * Crown resorts workers released *

Vienna wants to become tourism education hot spot for local students

The President of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry was in Macau yesterday to promote the Austrian capital as a top-tier location for tourism and hospitality

Artisan hopes to keep traditional lantern-making alive in Macau

To preserve the technique of rabbit lantern-making in Macau, Albergue SCM is hosting the 19th edition of the lantern-making workshops on from July 17 until July 28.

Ahead of Retirement | Kwan longs for trade union law implementation

Soon to depart lawmaker Kwan Tsui Hang said that the lack of implementation of a trade union law and universal minimum wage are two letdowns

Alliance Française celebrates 30th anniversary, French National Day

The Alliance Française de Macao (AF) is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Macau. At the same time, the French association will take the opportunity to celebrate

Briefs | IC mobile library resumes operations

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has completed its inspection and maintenance works of its mobile library, which will resume operations today. The mobile library is a lorry that

Video games addictive nature causes concerns

Regulatory control on such “social games” such as Tencent’s “Honour of Kings” may be impending in mainland China. The official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party,

Shoppers buy bad loans online with their groceries

Among the sneakers, diapers and pet food for sale on Taobao, China’s biggest e-commerce platform, is a listing that may take up a little more space in

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