Asia Today: India reports record 1,133 new virus deaths

India today (Tuesday) reported 1,133 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day total. The Health Ministry also reported 75,809 new cases, raising India's tally to nearly

China, India accuse each other of border moves, firing shots

India and China accused each other today (Tuesday) of making provocative military moves and firing warning shots along their disputed border despite talks on ending the escalating tensions. China said Indian

When will tourists return to Africa? Continent must guess

Raino Bolz quickly diversified when his tourism business in South Africa's winelands crashed to a halt in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. He sold a minibus — useless without

Q&A: Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes MGTO Director | ‘MGTO duties and roles to remain unchanged after Secretariat swap’

Since starting work at the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) in 1988, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes has served in leadership roles at the tourism board for the past 22

Crime | Man sold domestic helper quota to pay gambling debt

A local man is facing charges of falsifying documents after he sold his quota for hiring a domestic helper, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported during yesterday’s joint police press conference. The

Risk expert predicts HK’s national security law will expedite Greater Bay integration

  Hong Kong’s economic integration into the Greater Bay Area will accelerate now that the Special Administrative Region has adopted its controversial national security legislation, according to the latest report issued

Briefs | Education authority encourages students to do volunteer work

  The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) is encouraging secondary school students to do more volunteer work. In a reply to lawmaker Lam Lon Wai’s interpellation, the education authority said

Children under three again allowed to attend school

After 10 days of confusion and public debate, children under the age of three will be allowed back to preschool as early as on September 21, the Education and Youth

Health code to resume once HK brings Covid-19 under control

Hong Kong authorities have announced that the health code system which will facilitate travel between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau will only be introduced once the Covid-19 situation has been

Reconstruction works for Sé Cathedral to cost MOP9 million

The Sé Cathedral of Macau is set to undergo reconstruction works as the main roof needs to be “urgently repaired” for security reasons, the Diocese of Macau announced. As cited in its statement,

China launches new optical remote-sensing satellite

China launched a new optical remote-sensing satellite from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in northern Shanxi Province yesterday. The Gaofen-11 02 satellite was launched by a Long March-4B rocket at 1:57

Journalists for US media face possible expulsion

China is delaying the renewal of press cards for at least five journalists working at four U.S. media outlets, an organization of foreign correspondents said yesterday, making them vulnerable to

China’s export growth quickens in August, imports edge lower

China’s export growth accelerated in August while imports edged lower as the world’s second-largest economy extended its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Exports rose 9.5% over a year earlier to $235.2

This Day in History | 1986 Pinochet survives rebel ambush

The president of Chile has escaped an attempt on his life in a fierce attack which killed five of his bodyguards and wounded 11 more. General Augusto Pinochet’s motorcade was ambushed

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering Japanese islands

A powerful typhoon damaged buildings, flooded roads and knocked out power to thousands of homes in South Korea yesterday after battering islands in southern Japan, killing one person and injuring

Airplane cabins could look different the next time you fly

  Headrest canopies and fabric barriers between seats could start appearing in airplane cabins as the embattled industry tries to ward off the coronavirus. Airlines desperate for governments to lift travel restrictions

China Evergrande offers 30% discount to boost property sales

China Evergrande Group kicked off a nationwide sales promotion with a 30% discount on all real estate properties as the developer tries to boost sales and meet its target of

Cycling | It’s a stressful rest day as Tour riders face COVID-19 tests

It’s a rest day like no other for the Tour de France bunch. After nine nervous and exhausting stages that took the peloton from the Riviera to the Pyrenees via a

Football | Fati becomes youngest Spain scorer in win over Ukraine

SPAIN 4, UKRAINE 0 Teenager Ansu Fati became the youngest player to score for Spain in a 4-0 win against Ukraine in the Nations League yesterday . Fati scored Spain’s third goal

The Buzz | Hospital: Russia’s Alexei Navalny out of coma, is responsive

Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s condition has improved, allowing doctors to take him out of an induced coma, the German hospital treating him said yesterday. Navalny, a fierce, high-profile critic

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