This day in history: 1984 Sandinistas claim election victory

Within hours of the count beginning, the leader of the country’s left-wing junta, Daniel Ortega, said he had gained nearly 70% of the vote in the presidential election. Mr Ortega said

Offbeat | Oops: UN head means Austria, thanks Australia

It was clearly a slip of the tongue, but many Austrians will not be amused because they hear it all too often: Expressing his gratitude for the hosting of a

Horse racing | Melbourne Cup | Protectionist wins Melbourne Cup; 2 horses dead

A big victory by German stallion Protectionist in the Melbourne Cup yesterday was overshadowed by the deaths of two horses after Australia’s richest horse race, including the favorite Admire Rakti. Red

Beijing emerges as 2022 Winter Olympics favorite

The new front-runner to host the 2022 Winter Olympics doesn’t have a long winter sports tradition. Then there’s the matter of snow, or lack thereof. The mountains near Beijing where

Vox Parva: Advice from the Synod on the Family

The Synod on the Family, from October 5 to 19, titled “Pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization”, finally concluded after debating quite a number of controversial

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – edition no. 2184

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Xinhua: Guangdong officials ‘buy corpses to meet cremation quota’

Two officials in Guangdong province have been arrested after they allegedly bought corpses from grave robbers to have them cremated, Chinese media say. They said they were trying to ensure government

World briefs

CHINA’s legislature designated Dec. 4 as Constitution Day on Sunday amid a drive to strengthen the authority of the country’s legal system. The move by the National People’s Congress’ Standing

Spanish shepherds guide 2,000 sheep across Madrid

Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capital’s traffic cut to permit the bleating, bell-clanking parade to pass the city’s most emblematic locations. Shepherds halted at the old town hall

Tam: Gaming slowdown ‘will continue for a period of time’

Mr Tam said on the sidelines of the Luso International Bank 40th anniversary celebration yesterday that the monthly gross gaming revenue in October fell by more than 20 percent. “The

sands, sjm, galaxy top market | Casino revenues set for a 23 pct tumble in October

The figures show that the casino turnover in October is not expected to break MOP 27.9b, an annualized fall of over 23%. With the drop in October signaling the fifth consecutive

Investors divided over revenue drop

With gambling revenues set to drop for a fifth consecutive month, investors and analysts are expressing concerns, with some even suggesting Las Vegas as a new profit driver, the Wall

Yellow taxis ousted under heavy criticism

The so-called yellow taxis are bidding farewell to Macau’s roads this Thursday, due to the failure of Vang Iek Radio Taxi Company to reach an agreement with the government. The company

Airport to handle 5.5m passengers

“Last year, we broke the five million passenger barrier and this year we are expecting between 5.4 and 5.5 million passengers,” Tsui said at a baptism ceremony for a new

Students and political activists hold first-ever Hengqin assembly

Dozens of students and political activists gathered on Friday for the first-ever assembly at the Hengqin Island campus. With the aim of discussing academic freedom and an alleged sexual harassment

‘Making Of’: A glimpse into architecture projects taking shape

An architect is often faced with particular challenges towards the end of a project. Finding the right balance between what they’ve envisioned when planning a building and the budget defined

Briefs | Price of land per square meter rises MOP22,000

The price of land per square meter rose by about MOP22,000 more in September than the same month last year, reaching MOP97,386, according to data released by the Financial Services

Vehicles and traffic accidents both up by 5 pct

on-year to 236,334 at the end of September, while the registration of new vehicles increased by 8 pct to 15,122 in the first three quarters of this year. According to the

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