Dolphins’ playful social habits form bonds, but spread virus

Three young male dolphins simultaneously break the water's surface to breathe — first exhaling, then inhaling — before slipping back under the waves of the Chesapeake Bay. "A perfect sync," said

THE CONVERSATION | Ski jump: Flying or falling with style?

If you or I jump in the air as high as possible, we can stay off the ground for about half a second. Michael Jordan

Transportation | Public bus budget at MOP970m in 2021

The budget for public bus transport services last year was around MOP970 million, a lower amount than that of 2020, according to the Transport Bureau (DSAT).

No illegality found in police CNY inspections

This result is the outcome of a regular Chinese New Year operation from the PSP involving concerted efforts from officers of all departments. The recent results announced

Crime | Man arrested for privacy intrusion and harassment over online broadcasting

  The case came to the attention of the police following a complaint from the victim. The woman told the PSP that after being receiving several harassing

Approved residential and commercial loans decrease

Residential mortgage loans approved by Macau banks fell by 22.5% month-on-month to MOP2.49 billion in December, according to data provided by the Monetary Authority of Macao. Of these,

‘Politics of grandeur’: Two Olympics and China’s love of big

Tiananmen Square. The Forbidden City. The Great Wall. The Three Gorges Dam. Dozens of high-end malls in Beijing. China has thousands of years of doing things in

Evergrande | Troubled Chinese builder promises 600,000 apartments

A Chinese real estate developer that is struggling under $310 billion in debt is promising to deliver 600,000 apartments this year, a newspaper reported yesterday, in a

Australia | Blinken says century will be shaped by Indo-Pacific region

The United States remains focused long-term on the Indo-Pacific region despite concerns over Russian aggression toward the Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said yesterday.

Myanmar | Prominent filmmaker arrested after a year on the run

An award-winning film director in Myanmar has been arrested almost a year after he was put on a wanted list for encouraging government employees to join

Ukraine Crisis | Diplomats meet in Moscow and Berlin as Russia holds drills

Britain's top diplomat urged Russia yesterday to defuse tensions over Ukraine and take the path of diplomacy even as thousands of Russian troops engaged in

This day in history | 1990 Freedom for Nelson Mandela

Leading anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela has been freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years. His release follows the relaxation of apartheid laws - including lifting the ban

Drive In | The long-delayed ‘Death on the Nile’ runs aground

Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie adaptation “Death on the Nile”  begins with a flashback to the trenches of World War I before shifting to 1930s London


Philippines welcomes back foreign travelers after two years

The Philippines lifted a nearly two-year ban on foreign travelers yesterday in a lifesaving boost for its tourism and related industries as an omicron-fueled surge eases. Foreign

The Buzz | Hong Kong’s zero-covid approach meets growing frustration

Hong Kong residents expressed growing frustration yesterday after new, tighter coronavirus restrictions went into effect, imposed by city leaders in line with Beijing’s zero-COVID policy. Hong Kong

China Daily | West trying to stand together in bid to maintain its position of privilege

Hosting the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting in Liverpool over the weekend, United Kingdom foreign secretary Liz Truss proved she is no slouch when it comes to toeing the

French report: 330,000 children victims of church sex abuse

An estimated 330,000 children were victims of sex abuse within France's Catholic Church over the past 70 years, according to a report released today (Tuesday) that represents the country's first

World Views | Hot-desking is a good way to lose your best staff

Corporate bean counters must be tempted to slash office space as work-from-home advice resumes where Covid cases are surging. But succumbing will mean consequences for recruitment. It’s easy to forget that offices

Our Desk | Influencers, anyone?

Recently, I’ve been watching a number of YouTube videos, the creators of whom have made it their career to create media content. The content ranges from haul videos

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