Trial delayed for Mar-a-Lago trespassing trial

A  federal judge delayed the trial of a Chinese woman charged with trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents after accusing

New Zealand | Alleged Christchurch gunman sends letter from prison cell

New Zealand officials admitted yestereday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send

Thai court acquits Red Shirts of terrorism for 2010 protests

A court in Thailand yesterday dismissed terrorism and other charges against 24 leaders of an extended street protest in 2010 that saw key areas of central Bangkok closed

Australia rejects calls by climate-hit neighbors to ditch coal

Australia is pushing back against calls from Pacific Island leaders to ditch its commitment to coal mining to help combat climate change, saying its neighbors need

Sexual misconduct | Concerts canceled, investigation opened into Placido Domingo

Two music companies canceled appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera said yesterday it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated

Offbeat | 50 old TVs mysteriously appear on neighborhood’s porches

Police in Virginia say more than 50 television sets have been mysteriously placed on front porches in a neighborhood outside Richmond. Henrico County police Lt. Matt Pecka

This Day in History | 1945 – Allied nations celebrate VJ Day

Japan has surrendered to the Allies after almost six years of war. There is joy and celebration around the world and 15 August has been declared Victory

Life & Style | Former Disney kid Bella Thorne directs film for Pornhub

Former Disney kid Bella Thorne is making her directorial debut — on Pornhub. The actress, author and musician joined the porn site’s Visionaries Director’s Series

Football | A look at the top new signings in La Liga

After several summers of no major offseason signings, both Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid have spent big to revamp their squads in an attempt to dethrone Spanish

Baseball | Yanks top O’s 8-3, run win streak over Baltimore to 15 games

Domingo Germán pitched seven strong innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors and the New York Yankees beat Baltimore 8-3 yesterday , running

World briefs

The Buzz | Epstein guards suspected of falsifying logs

A person familiar with the probe of Jeffrey Epstein’s death at a federal jail says guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on

Trump official: Statue of Liberty’s poem is about Europeans

A top Trump administration official says that the famous inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the country is about “people coming from Europe” and

Made in Macao | The End of Heat

In my last article, I wrote about one of the Twenty-Four Solar Terms in August, 立秋 (Lap Cau) Autumn, which commenced on the 8th of August. This time,

Thursday, August 15, 2019 – edition no. 3354

• Market analysts say the question of more concessions is moot. There’s simply no room to build * Chinese social media divided on whether to send in the tanks * US warships

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