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CHINA Two fire chiefs and two poultry farm bosses have been convicted and sentenced to prison terms of up to nine years in relation to a fire at a plant

37 percent of the social housing applicants rejected

  The Housing Bureau has released the list of residents granted social housing units, having approved over 3,800 applications. However, about 37 percent of the applications were not approved. Applicants who

New heads of PJ and PSP take office

New heads of the Judiciary Police (PJ) and the Public Security Police Force (PSP) were sworn in on Friday. Chau Wai Kuong moved from the PJ deputy director to the

Xi demands MSAR prepare for the unexpected

  The Chinese President Xi Jinping said that he wants the Chief Executive Chui Sai On and the new MSAR administrative team to bear responsibilities and prepare for the unexpected. Meanwhile,

CE continues to defend Li Canfeng’s appointment

Chui Sai On said that he supported the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo do Rosario, in appointing Li Canfeng as the new director of the Land, Public Works and

TOURISM | Nov visitor arrivals rise by 15 pct

Visitor arrivals in November increased by 15 percent year-on-year to 2,802,373, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Same-day visitors accounted for 56 percent at 1,562,331. Visitors from mainland China

Health | HK resident infected with H7N9

A 68-year-old woman from Hong Kong has been infected with the H7N9 virus – the first case reported in the neighboring SAR this winter. The woman presented symptoms consistent with

List of people banned from entering Macau lawful

The Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak reiterated that the list of people prohibited from entering Macau ahead of Xi Xinping’s visit is lawful and aims to ensure security in

Alexis Tam will urge cabinet to reply promptly to AL enquiries

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam said he will urge his cabinet to reply to lawmakers’ questions promptly. He pledged to set a two-day deadline for the

MSAR 15th ANNIVERSARY | Transport: A city almost paused over traffic woes

  The territory’s urban planning limitations, a vehicle overload, a flawed public transport system and the delay of the LRT launch are just some of Macau’s mobility issues - in a

ARTS | Flamenco queen Maria Pagés performed at CCM

Passengers allegedly injured by taxi driver in Cotai

According to MTPA, the incident took place between 5:20 a.m. and 8 a.m. in Cotai. The taxi driver allegedly demanded an illegal fare of MOP1,000 for a journey from Hard

Sony restores PS4 service on PlayStation network after hacking

Sony Corp. restored service for the PS4 game console on its PlayStation Network, according to a company statement on its website yesterday in Tokyo. The recovery came three days after

Agonizing, lonely search for missing kids in China

  In the grainy video, Zhang Xiuhong can see her daughter ride her bike down a country road on her way to school one spring afternoon six years ago. In the next

Search for AirAsia aircraft called off after day-long hunt

  Indonesian authorities looking for an AirAsia Bhd. flight with 155 passengers and seven crew on board called off the search as darkness fell over the seas after a day of

Malaysia | Monsoon floods force 160,000 to evacuate, leave 8 dead

  Malaysia evacuated more than 160,000 people and increased relief efforts as the worst floods in decades left at least eight people dead. The affected states are Kelantan, Kedah, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak,

ASK THE VET | Puppy Parvo Prevention Tips

Vaccination Is Key The best way to prevent CPV is through a vaccination. These vaccinations are routinely given as part of the regimen of basic shots that puppies have. The Parvo vaccination

N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack

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