Asia Today: 4th-worst-hit India sees rural virus cases soar

India's coronavirus caseload has risen to 425,282 as infections soar in rural areas to which migrant workers fleeing major cities have returned in recent weeks. India's health ministry on

Touted as new GCS head, Inês Chan picked for press conference work

The Times has learned that Inês Chan’s suspected promotion to the position of director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS) is “very likely” because of her performance at the Novel

Courts | Glória Batalha Ung says IPIM only meant to secure talent

Glória Batalha Ung, one of the major defendants in the corruption case at the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), said that she had only helped immigration applicants in

Health authorities call on activity organizers to follow guidelines

  The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has issued a statement urging the organizers of “festivals, leisure, cultural, and sports activities” to strictly comply with the guidelines issued by the

First dragon boat race day ends with conflicting advice on Covid-19

The first race day of this year’s Macao International Dragon Boat Races was held yesterday with standard body temperature detection installed, but no space allocated for social distancing

16th round of mask distribution started yesterday

The 16th round of the government’s facemask distribution scheme began yesterday and will continue until the end of this month. This is the fourth round since the government adjusted

Nepalese nationals to be repatriated by end of June

The Consulate General of Nepal will hold a chartered flight to repatriate stranded nationals who have been laid off due to the pandemic outbreak. The Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) told

Crime | Civil servant charged with rape now accused of assaulting wife

  The civil servant from the Health Bureau (SSM) who has been charged with raping his wife has now been accused of another instance of domestic violence. The suspect, surnamed Tam, is

Migrant workers likely suffered from heatstroke before fainting

Three Filipino non-resident workers may have suffered from a heatstroke on Saturday which resulted in them fainting while resting at noon. According to reports, the workers were on duty when they

SMG hopes public can understand inaccuracies of weather forecasting

The Macao Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) says that a variety of factors are considered when deciding whether to issue a rainstorm warning. The bureau hopes public will

Macau Legend drafting redesign plan for Legendale Hotel

Macau Legend Development is in the process of redesigning its non-gaming project at the Macau Fisherman’s Wharf called Legendale Hotel. Melinda Chan, President of Macau Fisherman’s Wharf International, told

Ho Iat Seng offers lessons on national security law from Macau

The Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng met with the Secretary for Security of the neighboring region of Hong Kong last week to exchange views on several matters, the Government Information

Interview | Martin Lee sees end of the Hong Kong he knows

The man nicknamed Hong Kong’s “Father of Democracy” said that Beijing is trying to take control of the semi-autonomous city with an impending national security law, but that violent protest

Beijing’s new special bureau to investigate threats in HK

China plans to establish a special bureau in Hong Kong to investigate and prosecute crimes considered threatening to national security, according to details of a controversial new national security law

China national security law to override Hong Kong legal system

China confirmed that a proposed national security law would allow Beijing to override Hong Kong’s independent legal system, shedding new light on a move that has stoked tensions with the

This Day in History | 1941 Hitler invades the Soviet Union

German forces have invaded the Soviet Union. In a pre-dawn offensive, German troops pushed into the USSR from the south and west, with a third force making their way from the

Ethiopia to fill disputed dam, deal or no deal

It’s a clash over water usage that Egypt calls an existential threat and Ethiopia calls a lifeline for millions out of poverty. Just weeks remain before the filling of Africa’s

Football | Another loss, another injury: Arsenal struggles on Premier League return

Another loss. Another big injury. Things are going from bad to worse for Arsenal in the early days of the Premier League’s resumption. A 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Saturday came

Russian teenagers beaten 10-1 as league restarts

A team of teenagers took the field for a club hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lost 10-1 as football in Russia restarted Friday. FC Rostov was forced to send a

The Buzz | China indicts Canadians held since 2018 on spying charges

Chinese authorities have indicted two Canadians on spying allegations, pressing ahead with a case diplomatically entwined with U.S. efforts to extradite a top Huawei Technologies Co. executive from Canada. The formal

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