Australia | Bleaching kills third of coral in Great Barrier Reef’s north

Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists said yesterday. Researchers

Philippines | Congress proclaims next president, vice president

The Philippine Congress yesterday proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains

Sweden | It’s raining men! Nordic state sees historic gender balance shift

Famous for its efforts to put women on an equal footing with men, Sweden is experiencing a gender balance shift that has caught the country by surprise: For the first

Football | Analysis: Serial winner Mourinho hired to revive fading Man United

Manchester United needed a serial winner to restore the team’s status as a European powerhouse. Jose Mourinho craved an iconic stage like Old Trafford to remind the world of his

Education | Over 1,400 graduates at UM’s congregation

The University of Macau (UM) on Saturday held its Congregation 2016, presenting graduation certificates to over 1,400 graduates at a ceremony which had nearly 4,000 guests. The Chief Executive, Chui Sai

Arts | Exhibition shows Borget’s paintings of Macau

The exhibition, “Auguste Borget: Travelling Painter on the South China Coast,” will be on show at the Museum of Art (MAM) between June 30 and October 9, featuring sketches, watercolors,

First IFFAM expects to attract 500 worldwide participants

The first edition of the International Film Festival & Awards – Macau (IFFAM) expects to bring over 500 participants from the global movie industry, according to Lorna Tee, head of

80km west of Macau | Power plant raises safety concerns

Components of the Taishan nuclear power plant, currently under construction and located about 80km west of Zhuhai and Macau, were reportedly made in China, although they were previously believed to

Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF

China’s decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down

Detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad

A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a black man “washed” by its product was transformed into a fair-skinned

Korea’s corruption fight faces backlash for being too strict

Just months before South Korea implements its strictest-ever law against corruption and bribery, a backlash is brewing among critics who argue that tough limits on accepting meals and gifts may

Indonesia sailing toward upgrade as last major Asian junk debt

Indonesia’s status as Asia’s last major economy without a full-investment grade may be near an end, boosting the appeal of the region just as other emerging markets such as Brazil

Venezuela | Government, opposition exploring talks to end crisis

Venezuela’s warring political factions have restarted efforts to end a bitter political standoff as the country’s economy continues to spiral into deep recession. Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez said Saturday on Twitter

Football | Champions League: Player, assistant, head coach: Zidane wins every way

Already one of the greatest players in the history of football, it turns out Zinedine Zidane makes the right moves on the touchline, too. Less than five months after taking over

Fertility treatment caters only to married couples | Older mothers becoming increasingly common

Getting married later in life has become increasingly common in Macau society, where more people are tying the knot after the age of 30 compared to the past. According to data

AL 2nd Committee largely opposed to anti-smoking bill

Most of the members of the Legislative Assembly (AL) committee responsible for discussing amendments to the tobacco control bill are against a full smoking ban inside casinos, according to a

Animal rights | Canidrome: Anima in fresh airline negotiations as Canidrome closure looks more likely

The president of animal rights group Anima (Macau) is heading back to Europe next month, and again at various times later this year, to continue spearheading an international campaign to

Huawei expands in Macau, Hong Kong

Huawei, considered to be one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers, is looking to boost its smartphone market share in Macau, Shawn Ge, general manager of the company’s Macau office,

State media promote rap song praising Karl Marx

The latest hot topic for Chinese rappers is a bearded 19th century German philosopher who wrote a book called “The Communist Manifesto.” Chinese state media are promoting a new rap song

China accuses US of hampering trade with steel duties

China accused the United States yesterday of hampering trade after Washington imposed duties of up to 450 percent on Chinese steel in its latest response to a flood of low-priced

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