Brazil | Rousseff faces challenges after narrow re-election 

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected by the narrowest margin in three decades, handing her left-leaning Workers’ Party its weakest mandate as it confronts some of the country’s biggest challenges

Briefs | Ukraine: Pro-European parties lead poll

With more than one-third of the votes counted, two allied pro-European parties in Ukraine that ran on a platform to enact tough reforms took a joint lead yesterday in a

This Day in History | 2001 – Christians killed in Pakistan massacre

The attack - the worst against Christians in Pakistani history - took place during a service attended by over 100 people at a church in the town of Bahawalpur. The identity

Offbeat | Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Wilber Medina was chosen mayor of Pillpinto

South Africa soccer team captain shot and killed

The captain of South Africa’s national soccer team was fatally shot at a friend’s house during an attempted robbery on Sunday night (yesterday, Macau time), police said. Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was

F1| Marussia withdrawal means 18-car grid for US GP 

The Marussia team’s move into bankruptcy protection yesterday, four days after Formula One rival Caterham did the same, leaves only 18 cars on the grid for Sunday’s United States Grand

OPINION | Extra Time: Cheers, chants for ‘Fergie Time’ the stage show

Ninety minutes after the return of “Fergie Time” at Old Trafford, the man himself returned to the limelight — in an interview on a London stage. Alex Ferguson was preparing to

Our Desk | The power of a protest

Some would say that Hong Kong was on the verge of changing forever on the evening of September 28, when Occupy Central leaders launched a long-awaited civil-disobedience movement that’s still

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – edition no. 2179

* Pacquiao tours Hong Kong ahead of Nov 23 fight * MSAR and Phnom Penh linked by charter flight * Caritas fundraising bazaar this weekend * HK Indonesian newspaper expands to Macau   DOWNLOAD

The Buzz: Van slips off mountain road in Nepal, killing 8

A passenger van has slipped off a mountain road in eastern Nepal, killing eight people and injuring 13. Police say the van slipped off a narrow gravel road yesterday and

World briefs

INDONESIA The Indonesian state airline company Garuda began daily flights between the island of Bali and Dili the capital of East Timor on Friday. “I hope that the inauguration of

Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists

A Roman villa’s wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator’s family, is opening its anti-gas, double steel doors to tourists. The

AL PLENARY | Lawmakers call for more accountability for pet owners

The Animal Protection Bill on Friday passed its first reading in the Legislative Assembly (AL). Lawmakers welcomed regulations safeguarding animal welfare, but they also called on the government to improve

ANIMA vows for improvements on Animal Protection Bill

ANIMA Macau believes that the draft is merely a replica of a draft dating back to 2008, which was never tabled. In a document submitted to the AL last week, the

SPORTS | Sporting Macau celebrates 88th anniversary, seeks to enhance partnerships

Sporting Club of Macau celebrated its 88th anniversary on Friday. The local football club is seeking to enhance partnerships and has initiated talks with Brazilian agency Think Ball & Sports

Consulate of Mozambique opens

The opening ceremony for the new Consulate of Mozambique took place on Friday at the Macau Tower. In attendance were the Secretary for Administration and Justice, Florinda Chan, as well

MIF attendance drops, fruitful in lusophone contracts

Yesterday the curtain fell on the 19th International Trade and Investment Fair (MIF), with lower attendance compared to 2013. Nevertheless, the fair’s organizer, the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

Chui thinks change of administration not hindering legislation

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has commented on lawmaker Chan Chak Mo’s previous suggestion that the changes to Chui’s Cabinet and the upcoming government holidays will affect the legislative process. Chan

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