Taliban kill 6 paramilitary troops in southwestern Pakistan

Pakistani authorities say militants overran a remote security outpost in southwestern Baluchistan province, killing six members of the paramilitary forces. The Pakistani Taliban — known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan —

EU fines Google USD1.7 billion for abusing online ads market

European Union regulators have fined Google USD1.7 billion for abusing its dominant role in online advertising, the third big antitrust penalty they’ve given the internet giant

UK’s May asks EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on yesterday to postpone Britain’s departure from the bloc — due in nine days — until June

Immigration | Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico seek to stay in US

Several asylum seekers who are being forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court told a judge yesterday that they are

Offbeat | Works by Jay-Z, Lauper, RFK being added to Recording Registry

Songs performed by Jay-Z, Cyndi Lauper and a Robert F. Kennedy speech are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress

This Day in History | 1984 – EEC summit collapses over rebate row

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has come under attack for the breakdown of negotiations at the European Economic Community common market summit in Brussels. Mrs Thatcher returned

Rugby Academy | Bats ups and downs at Hong Kong Festival

Macau Bats played their final Hong Kong festival last weekend. Hosted by the Hong Kong Football Club at Happy Valley, the Bats were keen to bounce

Motorsports | Danica Patrick to join NBC’s Indy 500 team

Danica Patrick will join NBC Sports’ inaugural coverage of the Indianapolis 500 as an analyst alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick retired from racing after last

Super Rugby | Reports suggest Sunwolves out after this season

Super Rugby’s governing body plans to issue a statement on Friday over the future of the 15-team competition with speculation that the Tokyo-based Sunwolves will be cut

World briefs

CHINA-US Top U.S. trade and economic officials will visit China next week for another round of negotiations, a White House official said. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and

The Buzz | New Zealand police: Mosque gunman had planned a third attack

A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for “the safest country in the world” were buried before hundreds of mourners yesterday, the first funerals for

Disney closes USD71b deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its USD71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” ‘’The Simpsons,” ‘’Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof.

Made in Macao | The forgotten customs of the Spring Equinox

Today marks the Spring Equinox (뉴롸 Chun Fan), the 6th of the 24 solar terms of the year, which is one of the feasts that is

Thursday, March 21, 2019 – edition no. 3253

* Education alert! | Macau among worst places in world for school bullying * Light festival piece destroyed in blaze * HK monetary authority spent USD1b defending the peg * Brexit adjourned?   DOWNLOAD

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