World Views | Big Data Won’t Save You From Coronavirus

How often do you see a piece of economic or financial information revised upward by 45%? And how reliable would you regard a data set that’s subject to such adjustments? This

US admiral hopes Philippine security pact can still be saved

The move by the Philippines to end a security pact that allowed U.S. forces to train in the country potentially "challenged" future American operations with Filipino forces, a U.S.

Offbeat | Christian Cowan lives out his childhood fashion dream

Christian Cowan equates showing his fashion collections with continuously living out a childhood dream. "I'm always going to be so ecstatic every time I wake up and know I've got a

This Day in History | 1989 – Ayatollah sentences author to death

Iranian Muslim leader Ayatollah Khomeini has issued a death threat against British author Salman Rushdie and his publishers over the book Satanic Verses. Scotland Yard is providing the author with specialist

World briefs

CAMBODIA A cruise ship that had been stranded at sea for about two weeks after being refused entry by four Asian governments because of virus fears finally docked yesterday in

USA Primaries | Sanders’ narrow win ups pressure on moderates to coalesce

For Bernie Sanders, not all victories are created equal. In 2016, Sanders carried New Hampshire by 22 points, pummeling Hillary Clinton and setting the stage for a protracted fight over the

This Day in History | 2001 Landmark Aids case begins in Scotland

A man has gone on trial in Glasgow for knowingly infecting a woman with the HIV virus in a case believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland. Stephen

Offbeat | Puppy love: Westminster dog at the heart of a human romance

It’s a love story that all starts with Spuds MacKenzie. And this tale of puppy love — and human romance — gets a new chapter under the TV lights at the

The Buzz | Formula One’s Chinese Grand Prix postponed due to virus

Formula One organizers last night postponed the Chinese Grand Prix that was due to be staged in Shanghai in April, the latest sporting event impacted by the fast-spreading viral infection

Home-delivered meals, internet usage rise during virus ‘staycation’

Members of the public have been spending more time on the internet and opting for more home-delivered meals than normal while they wait for the government’s epidemic prevention measures to

World Briefs

CAMBODIA The operators of a cruise ship that was barred from docking in four countries announced yesterday that it will land and disembark passengers in Cambodia. Thailand had said that

Philippines notifies US of intent to end major security pact

The Philippines notified the United States yesterday it would end a major security pact allowing American forces to train in the country, in the most serious threat under President Rodrigo

This Day in History | 1999 Scientists highlight hazards of GM food

A group of international scientists has reinforced warnings genetically modified food may be damaging to health. The 20 independent scientists have signed a memorandum in support of Arpad Pusztai who was

Offbeat | Prosecutors: Thief dropped journal with list of homes to hit

Authorities in Tennessee say they busted a well-organized burglar after he allegedly dropped a notebook during a break-in that contained a list of other places he planned to target. Robert Shull

Is figure skating becoming acrobatics on ice?

There are times when Brian Boitano marvels at what he sees on the ice. And there are times — far too many times nowadays — when he shakes his head and

The Buzz | China denies cybertheft following Equifax accusations

China denied involvement in any hacking activities yesterday after the United States indicted four members of the Chinese military for allegedly breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit

Fitch confident Macau banks better prepared than in 2003

Banks in the two special administrative regions are “more insulated” from declines in property prices than they were during the SARs period, according to the latest report by credit rating

World Briefs

THAILAND Health authorities have barred a cruise ship from docking that has already been turned away by the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan out of concern over a new virus, although

Oscars 2020 | Obama-backed documentary on Ohio factory wins Academy Award

The Oscar for best feature-length documentary has gone to “American Factory,” the first documentary released by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company. The Netflix film is about an Ohio auto glass

USA | Trump hosts governors, claims credit for their performance

President Donald Trump claimed some of the credit yesterday as he congratulated America’s governors for what he said is the “tremendous” yet sometimes difficult job they’re doing leading their

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