Australia | PM Morrison won’t risk lives returning IS refugees from Syria

Australia’s prime minister said yesterday he won’t put officials in danger by retrieving extremists from the Middle East after an Australian Islamic State group widow asked

Philippines | Water shortage affects more than six million people

More than six million people have been affected by a water shortage in large areas of the Philippine capital and a nearby province, with long lines forming

India, Pakistan to discuss border opening

Officials from India and Pakistan met yesterday amid easing tensions to discuss opening a visa-free border crossing to allow pilgrims to easily visit a Sikh

Malaysia backtracks on plans to abolish death penalty

Malaysia’s government backtracked Wednesday on abolishing capital punishment, saying instead that the death penalty would no longer be mandatory for selected offenses. Rights groups slammed the

Brazil | School shooting rampage leaves eight dead, many wounded

Two masked men armed with a gun, knives, axes and crossbows descended on a school in southern Brazil Wednesday, killing five students and two adults

Nigeria | Dozens trapped in Lagos school collapse

Emergency crews sifted through debris as night fell on frantic efforts to rescue scores of school children and others feared trapped inside a three-story building that

Offbeat | Germany: Crematorium goes up in flames, bodies survive

A fire at a crematorium in southern Germany has caused significant damage to the building — but the 20 bodies stored inside remained intact. German news

This Day in History | 1990 – Observer journalist executed in Iraq

Britain has strongly condemned the Iraqi authorities over the execution of The Observer journalist Farzad Bazoft in Baghdad. Mr Bazoft - who came to live in

Rugby | Six Nations: France make six changes for Italy test in Rome

France coach Jacques Brunel kept faith with his captain while tinkering with his lineup again to make six changes to his team ahead of the Six Nations

Football | Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi

Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights. Ronaldo captured the attention of

World briefs

BELT & ROAD China pledged greater cooperation with American and European companies on Belt and Road ventures, in its latest bid to counter criticism that President Xi Jinping’s

The Buzz | New Zealand politician punched in face while walking to work

A New Zealand government minister said he was punched in the face while walking to work in an attack that’s rare in a country where politicians often mingle

Macau’s Kim | Murder trial Malaysia won’t drop case against Vietnamese suspect

Malaysia’s attorney-general ordered the murder case to proceed against a Vietnamese woman accused in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader, prosecutors said

Local newspapers fading away | The case of Waynesville

  * Movies: Triple Frontier * Books: “Daisy Jones &The Six” by Taylor Jenkins Reid * Music: Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 by Todd Snider

Bizcuits | Labour protection: No value in values

Macau residents would not have been surprised by the Times’ exposé (Special Report March 8) of the conditions our most vulnerable workers are at times forced to accept.

In ‘Triple Frontier,’ a special-ops heist goes awry

Job opportunities seldom diverge as greatly as they do for the former special forces operatives of J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier.” There is selling condos or taking contract

‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ will draw you in

Set in the drugs and rock ‘n’ roll culture of 1970s, the story begins with an LA “it girl” named Daisy Jones whose big blue eyes

Johnny Cash’s cabin is setting for fine Todd Snider album

The microphone pops when Todd Snider delivers an especially emphatic lyric, and his chair creaks under the weight of his performance. The rustic charm of the setting

Decline in readers, ads leads hundreds of newspapers to fold

Five minutes late, Darrell Todd Maurina sweeps into a meeting room and plugs in his laptop computer. He places a Wi-Fi hotspot on the table and turns

Travelog | Across Baghdad, a moment of respite and guarded hope

Baghdad’s main commercial district has seen more bombings than its residents can count. Death visited almost daily during times of war — most horrifically, a 2015 suicide

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