Offbeat | Careless loading of cargo containers sinks ship in Iran port

Iranian state TV says careless loading of cargo has capsized a ship in the southern port of Bandar Abbas, sending port workers scrambling to retrieve any of the

This Day in History | 2003 – US launches missiles against Saddam

American missiles have hit the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, signalling the start of the US-led campaign to topple Saddam Hussein. President George Bush delivered a live television

Figure Skating | Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu ready for worlds

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu says he has recovered from an ankle injury and is ready to compete for the title at the world figure skating

World briefs

TAIWAN and the U.S. will hold talks later this year as part of upgraded efforts to counter Beijing’s growing pressure on the island for political unification.   

The Buzz | Pope nixes French cardinal resignation after cover-up

Pope Francis has declined to accept the resignation of French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after he was convicted of failing to report a known predator

Macao Arts festival to present classic performances in May

The 30th Macao Arts Festival will be held in May with the theme “a tribute to classics,” presenting a variety of performances and outreach activities. Organized by

World Views | When you die, it won’t be an egg that killed you

When the news broke last week that a new study has nutritionists again claiming eggs are unhealthy, I considered whether I needed to recant a 2016 column. There,

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 – edition no. 3252

* Nikkei Cuisine | Chef Micha exclusive: ‘The future of food is informality’ * Portugal extradition deal closer than thought * HK becomes world’s most expensive city * Taiwan separatist challenges Tsai for

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