Thailand | Ex-prime minister vows to fight negligence charge

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose bank accounts were frozen this week, says she will fight to prove her innocence as a trial that could put her

Sri Lanka | Army deployed to distribute fuel during strike

Sri Lanka's government deployed army troops yesterday to restore fuel distribution crippled during a strike launched by trade unions who want to stop leases of oil tanks

Boris Johnson welcomes Australian tech entrepreneurs

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson assured concerned Australian tech entrepreneurs yesterday that they will be welcome to continue working in his country after it leaves the European Union. Johnson

Artist uses Iraq refugees, war veterans in radio project

In 2016, an Iraqi-American artist sat down with Bahjat Abdulwahed — the so-called "Walter Cronkite of Baghdad" — with the idea of launching a radio project that would

Climate Change | Al Gore on ‘Inconvenient Sequel,’ Trump, and the environment

Al Gore admits he was frustrated upon hearing the news last month that President Trump was pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, but since then he's become

Heritage | Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief

The international search for a new director for Rome's Colosseum will go forward after a legal challenge by the city that had halted it was dismissed by a national

Offbeat | Fires force evacuation of 12,000 in 3 French Riviera towns

French authorities ordered the evacuation of up to 12,000 people around a picturesque hilltop town in the southern Cote d'Azur region as fires hopscotched around the Mediterranean coast for

This Day in History | 2003 – Comic legend Bob Hope dies

American icon and legendary comedian Bob Hope has died, just two months after celebrating his 100th birthday. He had been ill with pneumonia, and died in his sleep at

FINA World Championships | Hungary’s proud water polo tradition goes on at home worlds

The spirit of the 1956 Olympics lives on in the Hungary men's water polo team. Some 61 years after the infamous "Blood in the Water" game against the Soviet

Tennis | Djokovic will sit out rest of 2017 because of injured elbow

For more than a year, Novak Djokovic's right elbow hurt when he hit serves or forehands. The pain kept getting worse, and now he's going to give his

Cricket | India 399-3 after Dhawan’s 190

India finished day one of the opening test against Sri Lanka in the commanding position of 399-3 yesterday after a powerful 190 from opener Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan hit

World briefs

MALDIVES Outside governments yesterday asked the Maldives to restore its legislature's independence, days after the opposition said parliament was locked down on orders from the president in an attempt to

The Buzz | Mayweather-McGregor to be shown live in movie theaters

Movie theaters around the U.S. will show the Aug. 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. The bout between the undefeated boxer and the Irish UFC champion

Blind Aboriginal musician dies in Australia aged 46

A blind Aboriginal musician renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language with a heart-rending voice and a unique guitar-playing style has died, his recording label said yesterday.

Girl About Globe | T8 from Pyongyang

If there’s something coming at you from the sky, and it’s from North Korea, no need to worry. It’s just a typhoon. Hong Kong Observatory recently tweeted ‘additions to

Thursday, July 27, 2017 – edition no. 2853

* New hotel seeks to differentiate itself by offering an ‘urban retreat’ * Photos to raise social inclusion * Case against Ng is ‘a big zero’ * ‘A world of meats’ in Macau   DOWNLOAD

Architects slam management of public leisure areas

The lack of recreational facilities in Macau, a city of high population density, is providing the public very few options for public spaces in which to spend

Beijing–Macau-Lisbon flights officially take off

The first Beijing-Macau flight from Beijing Capital Airlines landed at Macau International Airport (MIA) yesterday, marking the beginning of flights bringing passengers to Macau from Beijing