Possible next Brazil leader is dealmaker and scandal-tainted

The man who may become Brazil’s next president is almost as unpopular as the leader facing impeachment now, and stained by scandals of his own. Vice President Michel Temer, who hasn’t

Cricket | Australia schedules day-night tests v South Africa, Pakistan

Cricket Australia (CA) has scheduled day-night test matches against South Africa and Pakistan in a revamped southern summer that will break with tradition by starting in Perth. CA yesterday released a

Tourism | Tam spearheads ‘mega promotion’ in Seoul

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, led a delegation this week to organize what the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) describes as a “mega promotional event,” in

Education | Child learning difficulties: Macau, HK parents insist on child development testing

Hong Kong experts have warned parents in the territory that they are still holding unrealistic educational expectations for their children. This comes after the HKSAR government and private agencies reported

Idle land plots | ‘Lack of complaints from population’ delays gov’t action

The culture of the public administration and the fact that there are few complaints from the community, led the government not to act in a timely fashion,” said Ho Ion

Education | Parents protest tuition fees at Colégio Diocesano

A group of parents of students from Colégio Diocesano de São José (5ª) (CDSJ5) delivered a letter requesting a meeting with Bishop Stephen Lee to the Bishop’s office yesterday, to

Technology | Crowded smartphone market heads for an epic shakeout

The startup Dakele looked pretty smart when it released a phone in China four years ago. The market was doubling annually, and the company put brand-name components inside a device

Anti-graft measures extended to officials’ families

The move follows revelations in the Panama Papers document leak showing family members of eight past or present leading officials owned shell companies registered abroad. While no Chinese laws are known

How four AP reporters got the story ‘Seafood from Slaves’

The Associated Press expose on slavery in Southeast Asia’s fishing industry, awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday , was born of a painstaking investigation by four reporters who

Aftershocks rattle Japan as deaths from quakes rise to 45

Japan’s southern quake-hit area was rattled by a strong aftershock yesterday and searchers found a woman’s body buried under landslide rubble, raising the death toll from the twin earthquakes to

Brazil | President defiant after impeachment vote, won’t quit

Expressing outrage over the congressional vote to open impeachment proceedings against her, President Dilma Rousseff says she will not resign and vows to keep fighting the forces arrayed against her. The

Olympics | Sports federations concerned about Rio venues

International sports federations expressed concern yesterday over problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena this week. Members of the Association of

Fiber optic broadband usage doubles

Total internet penetration in 2015 amounted to 77.6 percent, up by 7.8 percentage points year-­on-year, and that figure was proportional to around 470,800 internet users aged three and above. As

Legal cooperation with Portugal depends ‘mostly’ on MSAR’s request

The Portuguese Public Prosecutions Office is open to maintaining cooperation with Macau in judiciary matters and more specifically to maintaining Portuguese magistrates in the territory, said the Portuguese Attorney General,

Joana Marques Vidal | Portugal’s Attorney General: ‘We cannot allow a large number of magistrates to come’

- That number was not defined clearly. But it is certain that for the time being and with consideration to the short number of staff that the Portuguese Prosecutions Office

In crackdown on celebrity, China bans stars’ kids from shows

China is banning the children of famous entertainers from appearing on hugely popular reality shows, as the country continues efforts to try to prevent the manufacture of child stars. The ban

South China Sea | Chinese navy dispatches military plane to disputed man-made island

China’s navy dispatched a military plane to one of the country’s manmade islands in the disputed South China Sea, the Defense Ministry said, in what is believed to be the

Ouch Leng | Defender of Cambodia’s dwindling forests wins Goldman Prize

The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is “just a game” and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades

Japan | Disruptions from twin quakes hit economy

The twin earthquakes that struck southern Japan were having ripple effects far beyond the disaster zone, forcing Toyota to suspend production at most of its factories across the country, and

Ecuador rattled by hundreds of aftershocks, death toll jumps to 272

  New aftershocks are rattling Ecuador — part of the hundreds following a deadly magnitude-7.8 earthquake that has killed at least 272 people in the Andean nation. The Geophysics Institute says 230

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