This Day in History | 1981 – Queen’s ‘fantasy assassin’ jailed

A teenage boy who fired blank shots at the Queen during a Trooping of the Colour ceremony has pleaded guilty to a charge under the 1848 Treason

Football | No rest for Son after grueling summer of soccer

A grueling summer of soccer for Son Heung-min took in the World Cup in Russia, a preseason tour to the United States, then the Asian Games in

Auto Racing – F1 | Vettel needs to find a way to hit back at Singapore GP

Sebastian Vettel needs a return to form at the Singapore Grand Prix, the night race where his Formula One championship challenge started crumbling last year. Vettel was perfectly

World briefs

JAPAN is gearing up to accept more foreign workers as its own population is on the brink of a steep decline, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said.

The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas

The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still lethal Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina yesterday as the monster storm moved in for a

Chenwei Guo murder | Ex-convict pleads guilty in Chinese student’s shooting death

An ex-convict pleaded guilty to killing a University of Utah student from China using a gun stolen after another slaying. Austin Boutain, 24, was sentenced to

Bizcuits  | The last straw

Recently we have seen some concerted single-use plastic and waste activism locally; and not before time. From a petition seeking a plastic-bag ban to “plogging”, individuals and groups

Friday, September 14, 2018 – edition no. 3132

* Super typhoon heads to Northern Luzon, then Macau * Chinese porcelain exhibition showcased at casa garden * Audit report slams yet another ‘derailment’ * US meets Cuba on mystery ‘health attacks’ in

25 Manzanares Street

  * Movies: White Boy Rick * Book: Leave No Trace: a Novel by Mindy Mejia * Music: The Crossing by Alejandro Escovedo * Wine:

McConaughey gives heart to ‘White Boy Rick’

There’s a “where are they now” at the end of “White Boy Rick ,” an astonishing true story about a teenager in a rough part of Detroit

‘Leave No Trace’ looks at mental health recovery

A young woman’s determination to overcome her past mental problems tests her resolve when she becomes involved in the high-profile case of a violent young man in

Alejandro Escovedo’s passions elevate ‘The Crossing’

Drawing up a family tree of Alejandro Escovedo’s lengthy career results in a small forest with branches spread out across punk, rock and alt-country. Now 67, he’s

News of the World | Experts restore what might be oldest house in Mexico

The plain, one-story stone-linteled structure sat hidden in plain sight for hundreds of years behind generations of street vendors hawking goods from stands outside its thick old

The Epicentre of Scotch

Situated at the northeastern corner of Scotland, Speyside stretches from Inverness in the west to River Deveron in the east. It is named after River Spey, by some

FOOD & BEVERAGE | Swedish chef presents fusion cuisine at Wynn

Wynn has introduced its second “Wynn Guest Chef Series” chef this year; a series that invites chefs and mixologists to collaborate with its in-house staff to present

Typhoon | Barijat passes with whimper, Mangkhut expected to thunder

After the passage of typhoon Barijat yesterday, which caused no damage or significant disruption to the city’s daily activities, the region is already preparing for another storm

‘Hato effect’ revealed in typhoon passage

Although typhoon Barijat passed fairly peacefully, the weather phenomenon has shed light on a so-called “Hato effect” with many residents rushing to bakery shops and supermarkets to stock up

Briefs | Mainland wants closer anti-graft cooperation

Yang Xiaodu, a member of the political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the National Supervisory, has expressed his desire to enhance

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