News of the World | Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or business, creating an enormous financial opportunity for the

News of the World | Drug lord’s escape tunnel an audacious feat of engineering

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the most wanted of Mexico’s drug lords, would have breezed along the mile-long tunnel dug just for him on a specially modified motorcycle or one of

News of the World | Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart play at Chanel’s casino

But the real gasps came when Kristen Stewart and a diamond- encrusted Julianne Moore walked out through an arch — both wearing bespoke Chanel couture — to take a seat around

News of the World | San Francisco hotels are world’s priciest as rates surge 88 percent

San Francisco already is one of the priciest U.S. cities for apartment renters and companies seeking office space. Now the area has a new distinction: it’s the world’s most expensive

News of the World | Japan’s secret navy bunker gives glimpse of war’s final days

On a hillside overlooking an athletic field where high school students play volleyball, an inconspicuous entrance leads down a dusty, slippery slope — and seemingly back in time — to

News of the World | India, China need cleaner air just to keep death rate steady

Never mind lowering the rate of death from air pollution in India and China. Just keeping those rates steady will demand urgent action to clear the skies, according to a

News of the World | Walt Disney’s wild ride with surrealist Salvador Dali

It turns out the man behind Mickey Mouse liked quirky cats. Besides his love of wholesome entertainment, Walt Disney also had an appreciation for the eccentric that led to a

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

Tourism dreams are growing in Cuba. The thawing of U.S.-Cuba relations has inspired many Cubans to think big. Visits by Americans were up 36 percent between January and early May compared

Exclusive | From tycoons to state bosses: key people in Chinese business

The most successful of China’s entrepreneurs have created some of the world’s biggest companies and amassed stunning fortunes. Often they are little known outside of China, but that is changing

News of the World | For Afghanistan’s abandoned children, help is scarce

  Starved and beaten by his step-mother, the little boy with big brown eyes was already withdrawn and unhappy by the time his father banished him from the family home and

Migrants take long, winding road to reach EU gateway Hungary

From a Budapest hilltop overlooking a panorama of central Europe, Jean-Paul Apetey reflects on how far he’s come, how improbable and unexpected his journey has been — and yet how

History | Artifacts lost in shipwreck 191 years ago returned to Hawaii

A museum in Hawaii is preparing to open a treasure-trove of artifacts from the shipwreck of a royal yacht sunk off the island of Kauai 191 years ago. Richard Rogers, a

TV series | ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ goes beyond the biblical epic

The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body

Yoga teacher Rita launches a studio of her own: ‘Om is where her heart is’

Do you know the McDonald's building in Senado Square? Most of Macau has probably walked inside it at one time or another to get their fast food fix, but Rita

George Chinnery leaves lasting legacy of Macau

Visitors coming to Macau for the first time see a skyline worthy of Manhattan, with skyscrapers shimmering in the night sky and an incessant stream of vehicles crossing the bridges

Five cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show

Volkswagen’s functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to

Where in the world is Tyler Kuan?

Do you remember the “Where’s Wally?” books? Dressed in a red stripy t-shirt and hat, young protagonist and adventurer Wally would turn up in various locations around the world and

Stories of former illegal immigrants who fled to Macau during the’ 70s | ‘In search of freedom and a better life’

In the 1970s and 80s, numerous mainlanders illegally entered Macau and Hong Kong in search of freedom and better lives. Scholars later dubbed the mass movement of people as the


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  A late nineteenth-century Californian view of Macau: Charles Gunnison’s ‘In Macao.’ Charles A. Gunnison (1861-97), the secretary

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