Maldives | Ex-president returns from exile

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home yesterday after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term. The plane

Koreas | Moon soon to meet Kim

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said yesterday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will “soon” visit Seoul as part of a series of high-profile diplomatic

56,800 dead and missing: The hidden toll of migration

As migration rises worldwide, so has its toll: The tens of thousands of people who die or simply disappear during their journeys. Barely counted in life,

Germany | Health minister sets out pitch for Merkel succession

Germany’s health minister said yesterday the country’s main center-right party needs to make clearer what it stands for as he competes to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as

This Day in History | 1995 Ex-minister charged with apartheid murders

General Malan was arrested today with 10 other former senior military officers. They were charged with murdering 13 black people in 1987 as part of a conspiracy to

Offbeat | Halloween Times! Men arrested in pumpkin smashing crime spree

Police in the southern Oregon town of Grants Pass have arrested two men suspected in a pumpkin-powered crime spree, ending weeks of incidents of smashed gourds and

Rugby Academy | Bats fought like tigers

Local rugby team the Macau Bats participated in the new season’s first rugby tournament in Hong Kong hosted by USRC Tigers last Sunday. An early morning departure from

Football | Spanish league launches campaign to show support for US game

The Spanish league is launching a campaign hoping to show that American fans are behind its plan to host a regular-season football game in the

Vinicius Junior big winner from Real Madrid coaching change

Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior has become the immediate beneficiary of Real Madrid’s coaching change. The 18-year-old forward impressed in his first start for Madrid on Wednesday, helping

World Briefs

INDONESIA Divers in Indonesia recovered one of the crashed Lion Air jet’s flight recorders from the seafloor yesterday, a crucial development in the investigation into what caused

The Buzz | Bus recovered 4 days after deadly plunge off Chinese bridge

Official Chinese media say rescuers have salvaged the wreckage of a bus that plunged off a bridge into the Yangtze River four days earlier and have recovered nine

Brazil | Carwash judge to be Bolsonaro’s justice minister

The lead judge in Brazil’s sprawling four-year corruption investigation known as Operation Carwash is to become justice minister with expanded powers in the government of President- elect

Kapok | The art of irrelevance

Let’s be honest, mumbling half-hearted speeches full of empty promises year after year borders on art. More so when you happen to be an accidental

Friday, November 2, 2018 – edition no. 3161

* South Korean leader says Kim Jong Un expected to visit Seoul ‘soon’ * ‘Activist-in-residence’ * Weather bureau restructuring * Brazil’s dependence on China   DOWNLOAD

Fashion Infusion

  * Movies: Bohemian Rhapsody * Books: Elevation by Stephen King * Music: She Remembers Everything by Rosanne Cash * Wine: The Marmite Issue     DOWNLOAD

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ won’t rock you, but Malek will

Where does a preening, pansexual rock god get his powers? The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” traces his sonorous majesty to an unlikely place: his back teeth.

Stephen King raises the bar with ‘Elevation’

After more than four decades of banging out best- sellers, Stephen King still has the power to surprise his beloved “constant readers.” Consider “Elevation,” which the

Cash’s ‘She Remembers Everything’ finds her ambition intact

Rosanne Cash brings in a fair share of collaborators on her latest album, both for songwriting and singing. T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Phillips,

Macau Events | Fashion Festival connects brands and people

This year’s Macao Fashion Festival was a three-day event, organized by the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM) and the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and

The Marmite Issue

It is almost unfair that Marmite remains the most widely accepted shorthand, in English at least, for something that is either loved to death or loathed with passion,

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