Offbeat | Removal of mysterious circular object from beach canceled

A tree removal company’s attempt to uproot a mysterious object with steel legs that is lodged on a Rhode Island beach has been postponed. WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2x1xm6B

This Day in History | 1999 – Turkey hit by huge earthquake

The most powerful earthquake to hit Turkey has left at least 1,000 people dead. The earthquake measuring six-point-seven on the Richter scale struck the industrialised town

Photo Shop | Grand stage rises for late Thai king’s cremation

Mythical creatures, angels and gods are coming to life near Thailand’s Grand Palace, thanks to the tireless, devout and often volunteer work of artists and craftsmen. They

LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation’s educational program to stand up for their beliefs.

SPANISH LEAGUE 2017-18 | 5 teams to watch out for this season

Five teams to keep an eye on when the Spanish League starts on Friday: REAL MADRID Zinedine Zidane has succeeded where former coaches Jose Mourinho,

World briefs

PORTUGAL A 12-month-old baby and two foreign women were among the 13 people killed when a huge oak tree crashed down on an outdoor religious festival in Portugal’s

The Buzz | Daniel Craig announces return as James Bond

Daniel Craig will return for a fifth go-around as James Bond. The actor confirmed reports he would reprise his role as the suave British spy for

Taiwan | Rainie Yang stars in horror sequel ‘Tag Along 2’

Taiwanese singer and actress Rainie Yang stars in “The Tag Along 2,” a sequel to the 2015 hit that’s loosely based on a ghostly urban legend in

Made in Macao | Double Seventh Festival: Chinese Valentine’s Day

The seventh month of the lunar calendar is often considered to be the most unlucky time of the year. During this month, when the gate of hell is opened

Thursday, August 17, 2017 – edition no. 2868

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Courts | Ho Chio Meng’s wife and brother found guilty

The sentences of nine defendants related to the case of the region’s former top prosecutor, Ho Chio Meng, were read yesterday at the Court of the

Education | UM holds orientation day welcoming 1,700 students

The University of Macau (UM) held the orientation and convocation yesterday for the 2017/2018 academic year to welcome more than 1,700 freshmen. Rector Wei Zhao

Q&A | Dorina Lindemann, Winemaker: ‘I think the market is overloaded in Macau’

Located in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal, Quinta da Plansel cellar was created in 1997 by Dorina Lindemann. Graduated as a winemaker from the University of Geisenheim, Lindemann became interested

Briefs | MOP foreign exchange rate decreases

The Monetary Authority of Macao announced yesterday that the trade-weighted exchange rate index for the pataca dropped 0.84 points month-to-month and 0.73 points year-on-year to 105.7 in July. This

Gov’t says partnership with Alibaba was done in accordance with law

Following a controversy sparked by the New Macau Association (ANM) in relation to the government’s partnership with the mainland technology-led giant Alibaba Group, the government stressed that

Al Plenary | Original method of public housing allocation to be restored

The Legislative Assembly (AL) gathered yesterday to discuss the proposal presented by lawmaker Au Kam San. In debate was the request for a change on the

Draw today for election teams’ airtime on TV

The Electoral Affairs Commission for the Legislative Assembly Election is conducting a draw today to determine the order in which candidate teams will be able to use

Air Berlin files for insolvency as Etihad pulls funding plug

Air Berlin Plc filed for insolvency after leading shareholder Etihad Airways PJSC withdrew its financial support, marking the second failure of a major European airline in