AL president casts doubt over investment fund

The AL President has said that he doubts Chui Sai On’s electoral promise to create an investment fund based on financial reserves. Ho said that caution is needed with high-risk

UM’s first convocation held on new campus

In his speech, UM rector Wei Zhao noted that this year’s new students were the first to attend UM’s first convocation held on the new campus, the first to study

Sinopec’s profit climbs on wider crude-processing margin

Net income rose to 32.5 billion yuan (USD5.3 billion), or 0.28 yuan a share, 30.3 billion yuan, or 0.25 yuan, a year earlier, the Beijing-based company, known as Sinopec, said

Vegas’ storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed

That’s no mirage. The Las Vegas Strip has a new casino in business on the foundations of the old Sahara. A USD415 million pleasure palace called the SLS Las Vegas — short for

IBM sets aside rivalry to partner with China’s Inspur

IBM formed a partnership with Inspur Group Ltd. after the Chinese company tried to lure away customers with its “IBM to Inspur” marketing campaign. IBM’s database and WebSphere software will be

Corporate Bits | CESL Asia’s Kid’s movie day animates 80 local children’s summer

The fourth ‘Kid’s Movie Day’ was to benefit less fortunate kids from the Cradle of Hope Association, Caritas Family Services, ECF Macau Fellowship Orphanage, ‘Mong-Ha’ Children and Youth Home and

State targets ordinary Uighurs with beards, burkas

Outside a mosque in China’s restive west, a government-appointed Muslim cleric was dodging a foreign reporter’s question about why young men of the Uighur ethnic minority don’t have beards when one such

Beijing executes Tiananmen Square attackers on terrorism charges 

Last year’s attack, in which the driver died alongside his mother and wife as passengers as well as three bystanders, was a sign that the violence the government blames on

Gov’t defends ‘Top Gun’ jet intercepting US Navy plane

China’s Defense Ministry rejected U.S. accusations that a Chinese fighter jet’s risky intercept of a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft in a “barrel roll” style maneuver reminiscent of the film ‘Top Gun’

Authorities shut down Beijing Independent Film Festival 

Chinese authorities blocked an annual independent film festival from opening Saturday, seizing documents and films from organizers and hauling away two event officials in a sign that Beijing is stepping

THAILAND | Interpol seeks clues to ‘baby factory’ case

Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the “Baby Factory” case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire

JAPAN | Hiroshima mudslide death toll rises to 50

  The death toll from mudslides in Hiroshima rose to 50 yesterday as rescue workers resumed searching for survivors. Thirty-eight people remained unaccounted for as of 8 a.m., according to Hiroshima police.

GAZA CRISIS | Israeli airstrike levels 7-story building

Israeli airstrikes leveled a seven-floor office building and severely damaged a two-story shopping center in the Gaza Strip early yesterday, signaling a new escalation in seven weeks of fighting with Hamas. The strikes

EBOLA | Sierra Leone makes hiding patients illegal 

Sierra Leone has passed a new law imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient — a common practice that the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a

this day in history: 1944 Paris is liberated as Germans surrender

The new Free French wireless station reported the German commander of the Paris region, General Dietrich von Choltitz, signed a surrender at Montparnasse station in front of General Leclerc and

Offbeat | Costa Rica angered by Swedish comedy show

A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country’s national anthem to promote a comedy show. TV4 is using the anthem in a trailer

ASK THE VET |10 common types of injuries that cause dog limping

Soft Tissue Injury This is the most common cause of limping for dogs. They include sprains, muscle pulls, and similar minor traumas. They are not serious, and can be successfully treated

Iceland backtracks on volcano eruption as quakes intensify

By Omar R. Valdimarsson Iceland retracted an announcement that the one of the island’s largest volcanoes had erupted and lowered its aviation warning as authorities monitor intensifying earthquakes at the sub-glacial

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