Smoke from fire kills 36 in Philippine casino attack

MANILA, Philippines — A gunman stormed a crowded Manila casino early today (Friday) and used gasoline to set gambling tables on fire, creating clouds of smoke that swept through the crowds

Auto loan fraud soars in parallel to housing bubble

Borrower fraud in U.S. auto loans is surging, and may approach levels seen in mortgages during last decade’s housing bubble, according to a startup firm that helps lenders

Technology | Amazon’s new Echo adds touch screen and video-conferencing

Amazon Inc.’s voice-activated Echo speakers already tell you things. Now, they can show you stuff, too.  On Tuesday, the Seattle-based giant unveiled the Echo Show, which features

Hong Kong: Police arrest two disqualified lawmakers

Authorities arrested Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching today morning. They were questioned at a police station for several hours before being released on bail of HKD3,000 each. They told reporters

Volkswagen plans all-electric car for China next year 

Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest automaker, plans to launch its first pure-electric car in China next year as Beijing steps up pressure on the industry to promote alternatives to gasoline. The announcement

US strike on Syria is widely hailed, but angers Russia

BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders rallied around the United States after it launched a missile strike early today (Friday) on a Syrian air base in response to this week's chemical

Trump kicks off Florida meetings with Xi

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to his Florida estate today  for a high-stakes summit, with the urgent threat of North Korea's nuclear

North Korean diplomats in Malaysia to get Kim Jong Nam’s body

A high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur today (Tuesday) seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack that many suspect

Oscars best picture gaffe dominates after-party chatter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards after parties are always swanky and star-studded. But this year, even disparate celebrations had a conversation topic in common: The best-picture gaffe that saw

Two women, one man arrested in Kim Jong Nam’s death in Malaysia

Two women and a man have been arrested in the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's half brother who was reportedly poisoned this week by a pair

Death at 90 | Fidel Castro clung to socialism, mentored new leftists

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro's revolution was slowly dying — or so it seemed. Communism had collapsed in Europe, and Cuba's Soviet lifeline was severed. Food was in short supply. Power

Jiangxi: At least 67 killed in east China scaffolding collapse

Scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China collapsed into a deadly heap today (Thursday), as iron pipes, steel bars and wooden planks tumbled down and crushed nearly all 70

AP: Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States

The Republican nominee won today (Wednesday) after capturing Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold. Voters eager to shake up the nation's political establishment picked the celebrity businessman

AP: Trump wins Pennsylvania, on the way to the White House

Trump's stunning victory in the key battleground state gives him 264 electoral votes. It takes 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, has 215. Pennsylvania last voted for

Beijing to intervene in Hong Kong lawmaker oath dispute, silent protest on the way

Beijing plans to intervene in a political dispute over two young, newly elected separatist lawmakers being fought in the city's courts, in a rare move that is stoking fears

The times they are a-changin’: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in literature

Bob Dylan has won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature. The Swedish Academy cited the American musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition." Here's one of

Up 7.4pct: Macau gaming revenue growth beats estimates as new resorts open in Cotai

Macau’s gaming revenue swelled more than estimated in September, with new casino projects from the local units of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Wynn Resorts Ltd. helping draw recreational gamblers. Gross

Syria to make Macau its ‘home’ for 2018 WC qualifiers in China group

Syria’s National Football team will be playing all of their “home” matches for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Macau, as proposed by the Macau Football Association (MFA) and

Euro 2016| Portugal leaves it late again to beat Poland on penalties 

The Portuguese have been level after 90 minutes in every game this tournament, a run that continued today as Ronaldo and his teammates drew 1-1 with Poland after extra time, before

Brexit live: Germany’s Merkel says EU is strong enough to find “right answers” to referendum

AP: Live coverage on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times are UK time): Just in: Germany's Merkel says EU is strong enough to find "right answers" to

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