News of the World | Avoiding fake reviews and tricky ads

There are lots of bargains online during the holidays, but also plenty of ways to get scammed, even at established outlets like Amazon. How can you

Travelog | A tattoo at a time, Afghan woman takes on society’s taboos

A female tattoo artist, a rarity in ultra-conservative Afghanistan, is taking a big risk with every customer she takes on. It’s been 18 months since Suraya Shaheedi

News of the World | Sold to China as a bride, she came home on brink of death

Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese trafficker, Samiya David spent only two months in China. When she returned to Pakistan, the once robust woman

News of the World | Half-North Korean, half-Chinese kids struggle in South Korea

Song Hong Ryon looks like any other young woman in South Korea. But three years after her arrival from China, the half-North Korean, half-Chinese 19-year-old has made

‘The Wall’ cemented Pink Floyd’s fame – but destroyed the band

Forty years ago, on Nov. 30, 1979, the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd released its 11th studio album, “The Wall.” Featuring 26 tracks, two

MDT Review | Macao Baroque Music Festival V: Connecting Worlds

Baroque music is all too rare in Asia. Several years ago when the Alliance Française of Macao decided to create a baroque music festival, supported by the Macau Foundation,

News of the World | China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau

There’s a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world’s last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped

News of the World | 30 years after Berlin Wall fell, East-West divides remain

The walls of the Bornholmer Huette pub were last painted in 1973, a light beige that has gradually cracked and darkened into a caramel brown from decades of cigarette

Lifestyle | How to choose the right health plan

When we’re given a choice about our health care plans, we often choose badly. In one study, more than 80% of the employees at a Fortune

News of the World | Millennials: Don’t let anxiety rule your finances

Financial decisions are rarely easy, whether it’s buying your first car or home or deciding whether to refinance student loans. The anxiety can be heightened for

News of the World | Tokyo auto show, visions for cars of the future, no Ghosn

The Tokyo Motor Show opens this week with plenty of futuristic technologies but absent one of the auto industry’s hugest influencers: Nissan’s former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

Biography | The life and times of Pedro Lobo

Pedro José Lobo was one of the most important figures in the modern history of Macau. He headed the Economic Affairs Department for 27 years, negotiated with

Photography | The daily life of the artist and his family by Wen-You Cai

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative

Travelog | Lions kill cattle, so people kill lions. Can the cycle end?

Saitoti Petro, a tall, slender 29-year-old, is marching with four other young men who belong to a pastoralist people called the Maasai. Beneath the folds of his

News of the World | China marks National Day with military might

China marked its National Day with a massive parade through the center of Beijing featuring missiles, tanks and thousands of marching troops, along with tributes to the country’s Communist

Travelog | Argentina Holocaust museum takes custody over Nazi artifacts

The Museum of the Holocaust in Argentina’s capital yesterday took custody of the largest collection of Nazi artifacts discovered in the country’s history. Federal police

Space | Virgin Galactic says it will fly Italian researchers

Virgin Galactic said this week it has been contracted by the Italian air force for a suborbital research flight aboard its winged rocket ship. The mission

News of the World | New climate report: Oceans rising faster, ice melting more

Climate change is making the world’s oceans warm, rise, lose oxygen and get more acidic at an ever-faster pace, while melting even more ice and snow, a grim

News of the World | Amazon tribe in Brazil patrols territory, braces for fight

The men in the Tembe indigenous group sometimes daub themselves in traditional war paint and patrol the forest. They carry bows and arrows, but feel increasingly vulnerable

News of the World | A look at the Jordan Valley Netanyahu has vowed to annex

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute vow to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected next week has sparked Arab condemnation and injected the Palestinians into a political

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