ANGOLA | Minister urges US entrepreneurs to invest in transportation network

The Angolan Minister of Transportation urged American investors in Chicago to invest in rail transportation, heavy logistics and the maritime/port sector in Angola, the Angop news agency reports. “We still have

Trade between China and Lusophone countries reaches USD64.6b in first half-year

year, indicate official Chinese figures released yesterday in Macau. The figure for the first half-year includes USD20.463 billion (+2.25 percent) of Chinese exports to the eight Portuguese language countries and imports

Yunnan quake claims 398 victims

Rescuers dug through shattered homes yesterday looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province as the death toll rose to at least 398 people, with more than 1,800

Death toll rises to 75 in factory blast 

The death toll in an explosion at a Chinese auto parts factory has risen to 75, as investigators fault poor safety measures and news reports reveal that workers had long

Gov’t controls narrative of violence in tense west 

When a remote county in China’s far west exploded last week in what appeared to be the country’s worst ethnic violence since 2009, it took the government six days to put out

THAILAND | Australia may intervene in surrogate baby case

Australia’s government is considering intervening in the case of a baby with Down syndrome who was left with a Thai surrogate mother by his Australian biological parents, with a minister

BANGLADESH | Ferry capsizes in river; dozens safe

A passenger ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized yesterday in central Bangladesh, and authorities said two people died and at least 44 reached safety. Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority Chairman Samsuddoha Khondaker

CUBA | US sent Latin youth undercover in secret pro-democracy operation

Fernando Murillo was typical of the young Latin Americans deployed to Cuba by a U.S. agency to work undercover. He had little training in the dangers of clandestine operations — or how

This Day in History: 1975 Deadly tree disease spreads

Tests on a tree in Wakefield have confirmed the blight is now present in Yorkshire in the north of England. Previously it had been confined to the south of the country. Three

Offbeat | Big tortoise found strolling in Los Angeles suburb

The Alhambra Police Department joked on its Facebook page that the 68-kilogram reptile was captured Saturday afternoon after a brief pursuit. “The tortoise did try to make a run for it;

GOLF | Watson wary of Woods’ back injury for Ryder Cup

U.S. captain Tom Watson said yesterday that Tiger Woods’ latest back injury “doesn’t bode well right now” for Woods playing in the Ryder Cup. Watson told SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio he

FOOTBALL | FIFA bans former Greece coach Santos for 8 matches

FIFA banned former Greece coach Fernando Santos for eight international games yesterday for verbally abusing match officials at the World Cup. Santos was banished from the dugout after extra time of

DOPING | British man gets life ban for supplying steroids

  A British man has received a lifetime ban from sports for supplying steroids and his daughter, an amateur boxer, has been suspended for four years. The UK Anti-Doping agency, which

Our Desk: Can you “falar”?

In her blog, former Legislative Assembly (AL) president Susana Chou has spoken about her experience of being, somehow, discriminated against by others because she can speak Portuguese. Ms Chou said that

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THE BUZZ: Emirates halts flights to Guinea over Ebola fears

Emirates, the Mideast’s largest airline, said yesterday that it halted flights to the West African nation of Guinea because of concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus there. The