Crime | Taxi driver assaulted and robbed by passenger

A taxi driver was reportedly assaulted and robbed by a passenger during the early hours of last Friday, a Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesperson stated during a press conference

Music | OM travels to Shanghai to take part in Arts Festival

The Macao Orchestra (OM) travelled to Shanghai between 20 and 25 October to perform at the 20th China Shanghai International Arts Festival. The orchestra took to the

Couto back winning ahead of Macau return

Macau driver André Couto came up victorious in Sunday’s second race of the weekend of the China Touring Car Championship (CTCC). The local racer had been invited

Indonesian airline whose plane crashed a low-cost high flyer

Lion Air, the airline whose plane crashed early yesterday while traveling from Jakarta to an island off Indonesia’s Sumatra with 189 people on board, is a

Australia | Household debt flashes red in Morgan Stanley report

Australia’s economy is most at risk in the developed world from household debt reduction because of weak house prices and potential tax changes that could curb property

Corporate bits | Sands China holds responsible gaming activities

Sands China’s Responsible Gaming 2018 activities began in October, with the company’s internal campaign lasting until December. The promotion seeks to foster responsible gaming practices and to

Regulator is said to propose 50 percent car purchase tax cut

China is considering cutting a tax on most cars in half to jumpstart flagging sales in the world’s largest automotive market, triggering a surge in stocks

US to press patrols in disputed sea, Beijing warns ‘meddlers’

The U.S. Navy will continue patrolling the disputed South China Sea, a top Navy official said yesterday, after a Chinese destroyer came dangerously close to an American

Hong Kong | New-home sales tumble in first data since rate rise

Hong Kong’s new-home sales cooled, another sign of weakness in a property market that may be at risk of a correction. The transaction value

Chinese tourists to Vietnam surge in 10 months

Vietnam welcomed roughly 4.2 million Chinese visitors in the first 10 months of this year, or 32.6 percent of the total international arrivals, posting a year-

Philippines | Typhoon prompts evacuation in storm-prone provinces

Philippine authorities started to move people to safer grounds as Typhoon Yutu approaches, tracking a path similar to last month’s storm that devastated rice-producing provinces in

Japan | Princess Ayako marries commoner at shrine ceremony

Japan’s Princess Ayako married a commoner in a ritual-filled ceremony yesterday at Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine. Ayako and groom Kei Moriya were shown on national news

Malaysia | Sale of superyacht linked to graft scandal launched

Malaysia’s government launched a one-month auction yesterday for a luxury yacht bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The

Indonesia says survivors unlikely from Lion Air plane crash

A Lion Air plane crashed into the sea just minutes after taking off from Indonesia’s capital yesterday, likely killing all 189 people on board, in a blow to the

‘Walk to heaven’: Shiite pilgrims trek to Iraq’s Karbala

Millions of Shiite Muslims from around the world are making their way this week to their sect’s holy shrines in the Iraqi city of Karbala, a

Saudi, Turkish prosecutors discuss Khashoggi killing

Top Saudi and Turkish prosecutors yesterday discussed the investigation into the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a show of cooperation despite differences over which country

Brazil elects far-right president, worrying rights groups

In some of his first words to the nation as president- elect, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro promised to defend the constitution and unite a bitterly divided populace.

Reports | Germany’s Merkel prepares to give up party job

Angela Merkel told her conservative party yesterday that she intends to step down as its leader but remain Germany’s chancellor following a pair of state election debacles,

This Day in History | 1961 – World condemns Russia’s nuclear test

Russia has exploded the world’s largest ever nuclear device provoking widespread condemnation from around the world. The device believed to be 50 megatons, equivalent to be 50

Offbeat | ‘French Spiderman’ barred from climbing UK buildings

French urban climber Alain Robert has been banned from climbing any building in Britain after scaling one of London’s tallest skyscrapers without ropes — and without permission.

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