Offbeat | Swiss Parliament suspends woman over naked selfie

The Swiss Parliament says it has suspended an employee after a naked picture she took of herself at work found its way into the media. The Parliament said this week that

Arsenal, Porto head Champions League playoffs draw

Arsenal and Porto are among the big clubs entering the Champions League qualifying campaign when the draw for the last-round playoffs is held today. Arsenal, chasing a 17th straight group-stage campaign,

Chinese company involved in Portuguese sports corruption case

The Atletico Clube de Portugal – a Portuguese football club whose sports corporation (SAD) is owned by a Chinese company – is under investigation with regards to manipulation, corruption and

World views | Ebola: The Economics of Infection

Ebola is a truly frightening disease, with a fatality rate as high as 95 percent (although the death rate in the current outbreak in West Africa is only 55-60 percent).

The dangerous days of Pins aND PassWords

Here’s one tip to make your password(s) safer and easy to remember: think of a sentence and use just the first letter of each word — as in "tqbfjotld" for

Friday, August 8, 2014 – edition no. 2125

* Hungry Ghost Festival this weekend: Macau’s paper crafters fading with the years * Sands workers’ protest loses support * More illegal inns involved in criminal activity * Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge

‘Journey’ – nice ingredients, bland result

Take one Oscar-winning British actress. Add an appealing supporting cast. Lather on the picturesque French countryside. Sprinkle liberally with gorgeous food shots, from bubbling, spicy Indian delicacies to perfectly composed

Elizabeth Little’s ‘Dear Daughter’ is engrossing

The unlikable protagonist with a biting personality and outrageous actions, but who is fascinating at the same time, has never been more popular. Just think of "Gone Girl." In her confident

Shaver shows staying power on new album

Old cowboys love to lament that contemporary country music's in a sorry state and guilty of casting aside sage singers and songwriters — like Billy Joe Shaver. The crusty Texan

NEWS OF THE WORLD | 7 steps to stronger, more secure passwords

Rarely does a week go by without news of another hacking incident. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that a Russian crime ring had amassed some 1.2 billion username

The Bijou of Margaux

Situated a stone’s throw away from the Gironde, Ferrière (Troisième Cru) is the little gem of a Bordeaux estate, comprising merely 16ha of vineyards. The vineyards are located in the

PRECIOUS MOMENTS

At SOHO, City of Dreams’ new vibrant dining and entertainment district, the atmosphere is quite relaxed. After several minutes of walking around the area, I decide to hop over to

the buzz | WHO: Ebola death toll reaches 932; 1,700 cases

The World Health Organization says the death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to 932. The new figures come yesterday as authorities in Nigeria confirmed the death

Ugandan lawmakers in campaign to revive gay law

Ugandan parliamentarians are launching a campaign to revive a recently invalidated anti-gay measure and hope to have it passed within weeks, a lawmaker said. About 150 lawmakers have promised to vote

World briefs

CHINA Gao Zhisheng, a fiery critic of China’s authoritarian government whose imprisonment and accounts of torture triggered international criticism of Beijing appears set for release today, amid concerns he will

Nitro Circus Live | ‘New riders, new vision, new theme, new costumes’

It is also the first time in Nitro Circus Live history that the show is going “retro” – the entire performance has been choreographed and styled as a 1920s, Barnum