ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISM | Beheading spurs coalition conference

Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic

This Day in History: 1992 – UK crashes out of ERM

The UK’s prime minister and chancellor tried all day to prop up a failing pound and withdrawal from the monetary system the country joined two years ago was the last

VENEZUELA | Nation’s newest shortage: Breast implants

Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made

Offbeat | Police photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady discovered 29-year-old Dion Davis on a bed inside the victim’s home Monday. Police say they took several photographs of

Basketball | Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

Officially, it was the U.S. Olympic team, together for just a few weeks. To the basketball world, it was the Dream Team, and its gold-medal run changed hoops forever. An American sport

TENNIS | Swiss into Davis Cup final vs France

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they’ve got the chance to win Switzerland’s first Davis Cup. Federer carried Switzerland

Soccer-Fixing Boss Suspect Tan Challenges Singapore Detention

Andrea Tan Dan Tan Seet Eng, named by prosecutors as the chief of an international match-fixing gang, challenged his detention without trial in Singapore. Tan is seeking a court order against the

World Views | Scots aren’t the only angry ones wanting autonomy

This week’s referendum in Scotland could result in the U.K. losing almost one-third of its landmass, and 8 percent of its population, and, very likely, its present prime minister. In

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – edition no. 2151

* China detains famed film director for prostitution * Volunteer trip to Costa Rica attests that he who gives receives * Hong Kong rethinks rules after Alibaba IPO loss * Chongqing creates first

The Buzz | 20 races on 2015 F1 calendar as Mexico returns

With the return of the Mexican Grand Prix, the 2015 Formula One championship will have 20 races. Mexico last held an F1 race in 1992 at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in

World briefs

CHINA Heavy downpours in China’s southwest have killed seven people and left three others missing, state media reported yesterday. Authorities in Linshui county in Sichuan province rescued 604 people and

APEC economies strive to reach a target of 800 million tourists

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) 21 member economies have agreed on a set of eight measures on tourism development in the region, looking to reach 800 million tourists over the

Taiwan detains gutter oil firm boss

Taiwanese authorities have detained Yeh Wen-Hsiang, head of cooking oil producer Chang Guann, which is at the centre of the gutter oil scandal sweeping Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong. His deputy,

ENTERTAINMENT | US comedians bring laughter to town

The audience was roaring with laughter at MGM Macau’s Lion’s Bar last night, thanks to a stand-up comedy show featuring Tom Segura, Pete Lee and Chad Daniels from the United

Aussie boxing champion drops by Taipa

This is the first time Danny Green has visited Macau. The Australian was scheduled to attend an event in Hong Kong prior to arriving. He arrived at the Men O War

EDUCATION | Mock papers for joint uni entrance exam to be released this month

Mr Kwong said that the four higher education institutions have finished compiling the opinions collected from local schools and teachers regarding the preliminary mock syllabus and mock papers that were

BRIEFS | Two casino shuttles collide on Friendship Bridge

An accident that took place on the Friendship Bridge yesterday afternoon involving a collision between two casino shuttle buses caused nine people to be injured, five of whom were sent

Air France braces for worst strike in 16 years over pilot terms

Air France said it’s bracing for the most disruptive strike since 1998 today as pilots walk out over management plans to expand low-cost operations using flight crew paid less than

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