JT610 | Lion Air crash renews concerns about Indonesia airlines

The deadly crash of a Lion Air jet in the Java Sea has renewed questions about the safety of Indonesian airlines soon after U.S. and European

USA | Trump seeks to limit birthright citizenship in Constitution

U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship for babies of non-citizens and unauthorized immigrants born on U.S.

Spain | Madrid says Vatican to help with discreet reburial of Franco

The Spanish government said yesterday that the Vatican has agreed to jointly find ways to prevent the remains of late Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from being

Buffett takes on Adelson in billionaire feud over Vegas lights

In a battle of billionaires, Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffett are squaring off over who controls the power that keeps the bright lights blazing in Las

This Day in History | 1984 Indian prime minister shot dead

Indira Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India, has been killed by assassins in New Delhi. Mrs Gandhi was thought to have been walking through her gardens this

Offbeat | They growl and bite! Hundreds of Oregon ‘witches’ paddle down river, minus the brooms

Hundreds of “witches” traded in broomsticks for paddles in Oregon during the last weekend before Halloween. The costumed coven paddled 10 kilometers on boards Saturday along the

Gymnastics | China edges Russia for team gold at worlds

Nikita Nagornyy stuck his high bar dismount, flexed just a bit and let out a sigh. Exhausted but exhilarated, the Russian gymnast thought his country’s long

Motorsport | F1 driver Ericsson moving to IndyCar with Schmidt Peterson

Sauber Formula One driver Marcus Ericsson will move to IndyCar in 2019 with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The team plans to keep a seat for injured driver Robert

World Briefs

JAPAN-KOREA In a potentially far-reaching decision, South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled that a major Japanese steelmaker should compensate four South Koreans for forced labor during Japan’s colonial

The Buzz | Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians, traffic study says

Trick-or-treaters beware: Halloween can be deadly for pedestrians and children face the greatest danger. Research published yesterday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on

German nurse says patient death charges are largely true

A former nurse accused of killing 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany over a decade ago told a court as his trial opened yesterday that the charges against

Macau Matters | Reducing the urban heat island

It has been observed all round the world that cities are substantially hotter than their surrounding countrysides; this is called the Urban Heat Island Effect, eg Central London

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – edition no. 3160

* Photography | Exhibition showcases Vietnamese refugees in 1980s * Typhoon hits isabela province * SJM records 65pct increase in net profit * Crash renews concerns about Indonesia airlines   DOWNLOAD

HKZMB | Bridge drawing new hopes for tourism in Lantau Island

Last week’s opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HKZMB) has started to draw the attention of visitors from the three cities now connected by the road

Beijing mourns Zheng Xiaosong with praise

The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau issued a statement mourning the death of Zheng Xiaosong, the head of Beijing’s liaison office in

AL Plenary | Questions left unanswered over Macau’s role in Greater Bay Area

The Greater Bay Area was one of the topics debated during yesterday’s plenary session at the Legislative Assembly (AL). Several representatives from the government replied to spoken enquiries,

Briefs | Irene Lau and Casimiro Pinto replace suspended officials

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Lionel Leong, has appointed two officials to replace the suspended Jackson Chang, president of the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and

Heritage protection report to be delivered to UN body

By December 1, the local government will deliver a report on the Macau Historical City’s Protection and Management Plan (the Management Plan) to the UNESCO

Ranking | HK most ‘sustainable’ among Chinese cities in urban competitiveness

The latest report on global urban competitiveness has shown that Hong Kong is still the best-performing city in the greater China region, ranking 11th in economic

MELCO | Initiatives to support  SMEs

More than 90% of Macau businesses are small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Over the years, the dynamic SME sector has played an integral part in boosting the

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