Local performances grow at HUSH! this year

HUSH! Full Music (HUSH!) beach concerts are being staged at Hac Sa Beach in Coloane for four consecutive days, after the festival’s launch yesterday.

Gaming | Las Vegas: MGM Resorts announces 254 layoffs, more cuts coming

Las Vegas-based casino company MGM Resorts International has announced a first phase of layoffs in a cost-cutting operational shift as it aims to boost earnings. The Las Vegas

China fugitive escapes again as Hong Kong mulls extradition law

Lam Wing-kee was nervously chain-smoking outside a Hong Kong train station, trying to make the decision of his life. Should he board a train to China

Thousands protest, many carrying umbrellas

Thousands of protesters have marched through downtown Hong Kong in opposition to changes to an extradition law that many see as eroding the territory’s independent legal system.

Lottery | Analysis: US Justice Department reversal could cost states $220m

A recent opinion by the U.S. Justice Department has put a handful of states in danger of losing at least USD220 million in annual lottery profits that

Far from glitzy tech hubs, Nanchang bets big on VR

Liu Zixing craned his neck forward for help with fastening the goggles for his first ever taste of virtual reality. He took a break from the

Taiwan’s president reaffirms anti-nuclear stance at march

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen this weekend reaffirmed her opposition to nuclear power before marching with anti-nuclear protesters, reviving an issue that has proven politically divisive in the

Belt & Road Xi: China wants to expand sprawling infrastructure project

President Xi Jinping called for more countries to join China’s sprawling infrastructure-building initiative as other leaders expressed support this weekend for a project Washington worries is increasing

Afghanistan | Women fear gains could be bargained away in talks

For four hours, Khadeja begged her in-laws to take her to the hospital. The skin on her face and neck was peeling. The pain was

USA New Hampshire | Democrats push 2020 hopefuls on voting rights

New Hampshire Democrats are looking for help from their party’s presidential candidates in overturning a law they claim will make it harder for some college students to

Mozambique | Serious flooding in wake of Cyclone Kenneth

Serious flooding raged on Sunday in parts of northern Mozambique hit by Cyclone Kenneth three days ago, with water waist-high in places, after the government urged

Offbeat | Finders keepers? Police say no way after $30K spills on road

Police in Michigan are appealing to people to surrender their instant riches after a box with USD30,000 fell off the back of a truck. Authorities in Grand

Formula One | Bottas cruises to win in Baku as Mercedes dominates again

Valtteri Bottas held off Lewis Hamilton before cruising to victory in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix yesterday to continue Mercedes’ dominance of the title race. That

Athletics | Kipchoge wins London Marathon for record fourth time

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran the second-fastest time ever to win the London Marathon for a record fourth time yesterday, and compatriot Brigid Kosgei swept

Football | Mertens matches Maradona’s 81 Serie A goals in Napoli win

Dries Mertens matched Diego Maradona with his 81st Serie A goal for Napoli and Carlo Ancelotti’s squad bounced back from a run of poor results for a

World briefs

TAIWAN President Tsai Ing-wen reaffirmed her opposition to nuclear power before marching with anti-nuclear protesters, reviving an issue that has proven politically divisive in the past. 

The Buzz | China diplomat: Huawei should be allowed to upgrade 5G in UK

China’s ambassador to Britain says tech giant Huawei should be allowed to help upgrade the U.K.’s communications network, urging the government to resist “protectionism” and ignore pressure from

Terror | Rabbi’s hands are shattered in fatal attack on synagogue

The rabbi who led a service on the last day of Passover suffered a gunshot wound to his hands and two others endured shrapnel wounds as political, civic

Rear Window | Hard to call it an election

Apparently, the slow boat that will take Ho Iat Seng to replace CE Chui Sai On at the end of the year has set sail smoothly and will

Monday, April 29, 2019 – edition no. 3279

* Jason Chao cautions on dual nationality ‘myth’ * Portugal’s president says China relations making Lisbon int’l heavyweight * Typhoon drill suspended due to bad weather   DOWNLOAD

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