Indonesia | No flights or internet during sacred Day of Silence

Bali’s airport will close for 24 hours, the internet will be turned off and streets emptied as the predominantly Hindu island in Indonesia observes its New

South Korea | Ex-president Lee granted bail in bribery case

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was released from detention yesterday after a court approved USD885,000 jail nearly a year after his arrest and during

More migrants crossing US southern border in large groups

The number of migrant families crossing the southwest border is again breaking records, and the crush is overwhelming border agents and straining facilities, officials said.

Russia | Putin urges stronger protection of military secrets

President Vladimir Putin urged Russia’s top domestic security agency on Wednesday to tighten its protection of information related to new weapons and other sensitive data.

US | Cohen’s 4th day of testimony could touch on Russia, finances

President Donald Trump’s former lawyer is returning to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of testimony as Democrats pursue a flurry of investigations into Trump’s White

Offbeat | Hello Kitty to make her big screen debut

Hello Kitty might not have a mouth but she’s got a movie deal. Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema announced yesterday that it has acquired film

This Day in History | 1965 – Police attack Alabama marchers

State troopers and volunteer officers in the southern US state of Alabama have broken up a demonstration of black and white civil rights protesters, injuring at least

Football | Ajax’s display against Madrid raises likelihood of transfers

REAL MADRID 1, AJAX 4 Ajax’s breathtaking display against Real Madrid is likely to be its undoing. The Dutch club’s dramatic 4-1 rout of

NBA | Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors 107-95

James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 yesterday (Macau

World briefs

CHINA will bar government authorities from demanding overseas companies hand over technology secrets in exchange for market share, a top economic official said yesterday, addressing a key

The Buzz | Chinese official insists no love for Dalai Lama in Tibet

China’s Communist Party chief in Tibet insisted yesterday that the Tibetan people feel more affection toward the government than to the region’s traditional Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama,

Frenchman completes sentence for Myanmar drone flight

A French man sentenced to one month in prison with hard labor for flying a drone in Myanmar completed his term yesterday, but remained in detention because his

World Views | Smart fiscal discipline is overdue for a comeback

The Congressional Budget Office recently released its revised Budget and Economic Outlook. Its economists estimate that, on present policy, annual deficits of a trillion dollars — between 4

Thursday, March 7, 2019 – edition no. 3243

* Pac On | Top court rules in favor of gov’t plot reclamation * Adelson doesn’t have to testify in Macau * Family reunion left for Chui * Caetano makes BBC radio playlist

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