Xi to visit India this week, meet with Modi

Chinese President Xi Jinping is coming to India to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, just weeks after China supported Pakistan in raising the issue of India’s recent actions

South Korea | Protesters call for ouster of justice minister

Thousands of protesters rallied yesterday in Seoul for the second consecutive week to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in’s hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center

Australia | Wildfires destroy up to 30 homes in New South Wales

About 500 firefighters were battling out-of-control wildfires in eastern Australia that have destroyed up to 30 homes. More than 40 bushfires were burning across New South Wales state. Temperatures were cooler

Trump | White House and Democrats fight over rules for impeachment

The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” — but it confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it means. In

Kurds mobilize in Syria as Turkey poised for imminent attack

Warning of a “humanitarian catastrophe,” Syrian Kurdish forces who are allied with the United States issued a “general mobilization” call yesterday in northeastern Syria, along the border with Turkey, as

This Day in History | 1999 Millennium Wheel edges upwards

Thousands have assembled to watch a giant Ferris wheel move into position as the new landmark on the London skyline. The engineering feat has taken all weekend. The wheel now stands

Offbeat | Alec Baldwin falls for Statue of Liberty tour ‘scam’

Alec Baldwin says he fell for a “scam” Statue of Liberty tour. The actor shared his experience on Instagram Sunday. He says he bought $40 tickets for a boat tour of

Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell’ gets AFI Fest premiere

Clint Eastwood’s film “Richard Jewell” is having its world premiere at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles in November. The American Film Institute announced this week that the film had been

‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcement

Life imitated when “The Big Bang Theory” — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history. The announcement

RWC review | Wales edges Fiji in a thriller

Left winger Josh Adams scored a hat trick of tries as Wales reached the quarterfinals beating Fiji 29-17 in a pulsating Pool D match yesterday. Wales hit back from 10-0 down

RWC preview | To’omua takes the range as Australia faces Georgia

Friday, 18:15 Australia v Georgia H 1.04, D 101, A 29 Oddschecker.com For most coaches at the Rugby World Cup, selection stability is a key issue as the knockout rounds loom. Not for Australia

The Buzz | China demands US lift tech curbs, will ‘safeguard’ interests

China demanded Washington lift sanctions on Chinese tech companies and warned yesterday it will “resolutely safeguard” the country’s interests. The Ministry of Commerce criticized curbs imposed on sales of U.S. technology

Three win Nobel in Chemistry for work on lithium-ion batteries

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry yesterday for their work developing lithium-ion batteries, which have reshaped energy storage and transformed cars, mobile phones and many other devices —

World Briefs

THAILAND A court commuted a Taiwanese man’s sentence for smuggling heroin to life imprisonment after sentencing him to death. The Bangkok Criminal Court official confirmed that 38-year-old Chen Kuan Lin

The Stranger | Minchi politics

Macanese gastronomy has once again been recognized as an integral part of Macau’s heritage, following this week’s official announcement of its inscription in the city’s repertoire of intangible cultural heritage. The

Thursday, October 10, 2019 – edition no. 3391

• The Macau University of Science and Technology is calling on the public to submit name proposals for the city’s first scientific satellite. It will begin its journey into the

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