Football | Transfers: Bayern starts rebuilding squad with Sanches, Hummels

Bayern Munich has started to rebuild its squad as coach Pep Guardiola prepares to leave after three seasons. Bayern brought in Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels yesterday and signed 18-year-old rising Portuguese star

Degas exhibition officially inaugurated

The opening ceremony of “Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion” was held at MGM Art Space yesterday, with an attendance of over 100 guests from many sectors of Macau society. The exhibition

Nose and eyes are most popular cosmetic surgery procedures

Plastic surgeries are becoming increasingly popular, both in Macau and elsewhere. To give one of many possible examples, in March a competition took place in Chengdu to choose the model

Health | HK women to face greater risk of cancer

Women in Hong Kong will be more at risk to developing cancer over the next decade than their male counterparts, according to a report from the South China Morning Post

Europe Day celebrated with event at Portuguese School

To celebrate Europe Day, the European Union Academic Program in Macau (EUAP-M) and the Portuguese School of Macau (EPM) have jointly organized a creative writing competition under the theme “The

Entertainment | Thousands flood Shanghai Disney and it won’t open for weeks

Still a month away from its official opening, Walt Disney Co.’s latest theme park resort in Shanghai is already a popular destination attracting thousands of Chinese. A Disney store - the

Fujian | 34 dead, four missing after landslide

Rescue teams have recovered the bodies of 34 victims while four people were still listed as missing yesterday following a landslide at the site of a hydropower project in southern

North Korea | Congress gives Kim Jong Un new title of chairman

North Korea’s ruling-­party congress yesterday announced a new title for Kim Jong Un, party chairman, in a move that highlights how the authoritarian country’s first congress in 36 years is

Philippines | Hard-talking mayor Duterte leads unofficial vote count

Davao city Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has a strong lead in an unofficial count of votes for the Philippine presidential elections while a son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was leading

Once unthinkable in US, drug shoot-up rooms get serious look

Across the United States, heroin users have died in alleys behind convenience stores, on city sidewalks and in the bathrooms of fast-food joints — because no one was around to

Football | Barcelona and Madrid to fight for Spain title in final round

The Spanish league title race will go down to the final round, with rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid still in contention. Barcelona routed city rival Espanyol 5-0 yesterday to increase

Art | ‘ChinAware’ porcelain design exhibition opens

The exhibition “ChinAware” by Portuguese artist Bruno Carvalho was launched last week at Casa Garden, and features ceramics representing traditional Chinese themes. Funded by the Orient Foundation, the project was inspired

Gaming | Proxy betting banned as mobiles excluded from VIP tables

The Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) has announced a ban on proxy voting at VIP tables through mobile phones. The regulator told GGRAsia that as of today VIP operations

Association says same-sex couples excluded from domestic violence bill

Rainbow of Macau, Macau’s first pro-LGBT and sexual minority advocacy group, criticized the local government for allegedly failing to include same-sex relationships in the scope of domestic violence legislation due

Donation to Jinan University stirs controversy

The New Macau Association (ANM) is calling for the resignation of Chui Sai On amid claims of the Chief Executive’s “poor integrity and alleged involvement in corruption,” after news broke

Disney lifts veil in sneak preview of USD5.5b Shanghai park

Walt Disney Co. employees and guests received a sneak preview of Shanghai Disneyland over the weekend, as the world’s largest entertainment company gets set for next month’s official opening of

Gucci quits US anti-counterfeiting group after Alibaba joins

Gucci America has quit the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, the second defection since the Washington, D.C.-based group allowed Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to become a member in April. Michael Kors walked out

Kim says North Korea won’t use nuclear weapons first

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country will not use its nuclear weapons unless its sovereignty is invaded and announced a five-year economic plan at a milestone congress of North Korea’s ruling

Philippines | Candidates make final push for votes as campaigns end

All five contenders held their final rallies in the capital, Manila. By 7 p.m. local time, police said about 300,000 supporters of front-runner Rodrigo Duterte, the firebrand mayor of Davao city,

Canada | Massive Alberta wildfire expected to burn for months

The images are ones of devastation — scorched homes, virtually whole neighborhoods burned to the ground. And Canadian officials say they expect to fight the massive wildfire that has destroyed

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