Xi delays Pakistan trip over rally

Pakistan’s foreign ministry said Saturday that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first visit to the country has been postponed over the mass anti-government demonstrations shaking its capital, Islamabad. Thousands of protesters, led

BRIEFS | Authorities kill nearly 5,000 dogs to control rabies

Chinese authorities killed almost 5,000 dogs in one city after blaming five human deaths on rabies, the official Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday. The city of Baoshan in southwestern Yunnan province killed

NORTH KOREA | Detained American gets trial date

Detained American Matthew Miller will be tried next Sunday, North Korean state media said, less than a week after the detainee made a rare foreign media appearance to plead for

NORTH KOREA | Foreign scientists seek volcano secrets

More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its

MALAYSIA | Gov’t to send team to Ukraine jet crash site

Malaysia aims to send a search team to the crash site in Ukraine of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 before winter sets in to gather physical evidence to prove that it was shot

INDIA | Monsoon floods kill nearly 300 in Kashmir

Landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed nearly 300 people in large swaths of northern India and Pakistan, officials said yesterday. Five days of incessant rain in

UKRAINE | Rebel shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

Clashes broke out yesterday outside the main rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine, throwing the freshly forged cease-fire agreement between government troops and Russian-backed separatists into further doubt. At least two houses

USA | Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

President Barack Obama says that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use

UK | London offers Scotland more autonomy ahead of vote

The British government plans to offer Scotland more financial autonomy in the coming days as polls predict a very close vote in the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence. Chancellor George Osborne told the

This Day in History: 1986 – Pinochet survives rebel ambush

The Patriotic Front of Manuel Rodriguez - one of the country’s Marxist guerrilla groups - are believed to be behind the attack. None of those involved have yet been captured. The

Offbeat | Maine lobstermen catch 2 albino lobsters in week

The Portland Press Herald reports that Bret Philbrick caught the curious crustacean off of Owls Head on Thursday and Joe Bates caught one off the Rockland breakwater days earlier. Albino

BOXING | Pacquiao has Algieri next, but Floyd is out there

Even as Manny Pacquiao prepares for undefeated junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri, the name Floyd Mayweather is never far away. Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight crown on No. 22 in

High expectations at the Macau Bats Junior Rugby Club

The club promoters say that the creation of the U10 rugby team follows “two years of rapidly growing interest among the city’s youngest local players. Now into their third year,

BRIEFS | TENNIS: Japanese fans rejoice in Nishikori’s US Open win

Japanese fans celebrated Kei Nishikori’s stunning win over top-ranked Novak Djokovic at the U.S. Open, staying up to the wee hours of yesterday morning to catch a moment of tennis

Rear Window: Source code

Occupy Central member Benny Tai Yiu-ting’s admission of an objective defeat regarding the 2017 full democratic electoral method, and the corresponding victory of the National People’s Congress by their refusal

Hillary Clinton: US should lead on clean energy

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said last week that the U.S. should become what she called the world’s 21st-century clean energy superpower, during remarks resembling both a campaign

ASK THE VET | Most Common Older Cat Problems

1. Arthritis Arthritis is more frequent in elderly cats, and is the inflammation of joints. The cat will be in a lot of pain, will have difficulty jumping and even walking

Whisky’s worries mirror economic fears in Scotland

Carl Reavey plunged his nose into the glass, inhaled the amber liquid’s scent, then sipped. Slowly. It’s said that Scotch tastes of the place where it is made, so Reavey’s

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