Breaking News | ‘Nowhere to run’: UN report says global warming nears limits

Earth's climate is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a

Covid-19 | Foreign ID discrepancies cause of absent test results, says SSM

The explanation was given yesterday at the regular health press briefing by Dr Tai Wa Hou, coordinator of Vaccination Operation of the Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center, as over

Vaccination plan resumes following mass testing

  The local Covid-19 vaccination plan resumed yesterday after a four-day suspension due to the mass testing of nucleic acid tests (NAT) for the whole population. According to information from Dr. Tai

Pandemic situation unlikely to affect restart of universities; exception for UM

The current Covid-19 pandemic situation in Macau is unlikely to affect the start of the new school year for the large majority of institutions. The only exception seems to be

Mass testing | Second round ‘inevitable’ once positive case is found

The decision to perform a second round of citywide mass Covid-19 testing would not be necessary if no one currently quarantined in relation to the four newest patients test positive,

Au Kam San speech interrupted by pro-establishment lawmakers

A spoken inquiry from lawmaker Au Kam San at the Legislative Assembly (AL), during the period before the agenda, was interrupted by protest from lawmaker Chui Sai Peng, who claimed

PJ arrests man on allegations of spreading rumors

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has announced the arrest of a local 46-year-old man, suspected of having committed crimes against public security, order, and peace during sudden incidents of a public

Minivan crashes into two clinics

On Saturday, a minivan crashed into another car and smashed the glass facade of a clinic, before reversing into the side of another clinic, according to videos posted on social

Gaming | Wynn’s Q2 earnings driven by ‘strong’ performance in April-May

Wynn Resorts’ Macau operations delivered USD67.6 million in EBITDA in the second quarter (Q2) on USD454.4 million of operating revenue. In a conference call with analysts, the group’s chief financial officer,

Amid lawsuit, Tencent to review kids’ use of WeChat

China’s biggest gaming company, Tencent, said it would review whether it adequately limits children’s access to live streaming and other features after the government expanded a regulatory crackdown on tech

Alibaba working with police amid sexual assault allegations

China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba, said yesterday it’s working with police to investigate an alleged sexual misconduct at the company, after a female employee reported she was sexually assaulted. Alibaba said

Economy | July exports, imports rise, but growth slows

China’s imports and exports rose by double digits in July but growth slowed as global efforts to control the coronavirus’ more contagious delta variant weighed on business and consumer spending. Exports

Afghanistan | Much of Kunduz city controlled by Taliban: official

Taliban fighters yesterday took control of much of the capital of northern Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, including the governor’s office and police headquarters, a provincial council member said. Ghulam Rabani Rabani said

Pakistan | Five suspected of abducting politician killed

Pakistani counterterrorism police said yesterday they killed five people involved in the abduction for ransom and subsequent death of a nationalist political party leader. The raid took place overnight in the

This day in history | 1969 Film star stabbed in ‘ritualistic’ killings

Actress Sharon Tate has been found brutally murdered in her Los Angeles home, along with three high-society friends and a fifth, as yet un-named, victim. All five died from shooting and

Culture | Rice pizza, noodle ices: Food shows Japan’s punk rock soul

Countries’ foods are also windows on their souls. Take hamburgers. Hand-held, quick to assemble and wolf down, they embody a quintessentially American idea that founding father Benjamin Franklin put to paper

Tokyo 2020 | Mixed bag: Erratic Pandemic Olympics wind to a nuanced end

It began with a virus and a yearlong pause. It ends with a typhoon and, still, a virus. In between: just about everything. The Tokyo Olympics, christened with “2020” but held

The Buzz | Zuckerberg’s cash fuels GOP suspicion and new US election rules

When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $400 million to help fund election offices as they scrambled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic late last summer, he said he hoped he would never

Fire devours Greek island forests as residents urged to flee

Pillars of billowing smoke and ash blocked out the sun above Greece’s second-largest island and turned the sky orange as a days-old wildfire devoured pristine forests and triggered more evacuation

China Daily | Imperative that socializing and trips be cut

  China announced 62 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, raising the total number of existing domestic infections to 1,285 nationwide. With the tracing of close contacts of the confirmed cases to

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