South China Sea | Philippines urges ASEAN to stop Beijing

  The Philippines yesterday urged its fellow Southeast Asian countries to take immediate steps to halt land reclamation by China in the disputed waters of the South China Sea, warning that

Nepal | More than 2,500 confirmed dead in earthquake

Sleeping in the streets and shell-shocked, the Nepalese cremated the dead and dug through rubble for the missing yesterday, a day after a massive Himalayan earthquake killed more than 2,500

WWI ANZAC Anniversary | Thousands honor soldiers on 100th year of Gallipoli battle 

For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World

Japan | Man arrested over drone at prime minister’s office

Japanese police have arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone with low-level radioactive sand on the roof of the prime minister’s office to protest the government’s nuclear energy

USA | Thousands march in Baltimore protest

Thousands of protesters took to the streets to demand answers in the case of Freddie Gray, the largest rally since the 25-year-old black man died in police custody. After hours

White House Correspondents’ dinner | Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder

A presidential election just getting into gear provided U.S. President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself. “It’s amazing how time flies,” Obama told

This Day in History | 1971 – Protest disrupts Welsh language trial

The case, in which the eight are accused of conspiring to damage, remove or destroy English language road signs in Wales during a rally last December, is regarded as a

Offbeat | Angola opposition allege police killed 700 sect members

Angolan authorities cordoned off an area where police and armed religious sect members clashed last week, leaving hundreds dead, according to the main opposition party. Journalists, human-rights activists and family members

Golf | Wu wins Volvo China Open for 1st European Tour title

With two Chinese golfers tied for the lead going into the final round of the Volvo China Open, there was a good chance one of them would become the first

Juventus beaten 2-1 by Torino in derby marred by violence

Juventus was prevented from clinching a fourth consecutive Serie A title with a 2-1 loss at Torino yesterday in a derby marred by fan violence. After Andrea Pirlo put Juventus ahead

OCA secretary says Bach visit is boost for Indian sports

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach’s visit to India will boost the profile of Olympic sports in the country regardless of whether it bids for the Games, according to a

Rear Window | May power

Inspired by the slogan that proclaims “Only Macau is Macau”, we are ready to believe this presumed uniqueness and stubborn localism refers to everything going on the small territory. In

Ask the Vet | Feline Onychectomy (Cat Declawing) Pros and Cons

Cat Declawing Surgical Procedures A human’s nail is actually a type of skin and if torn off, the nail will grow back. Cat’s claws attach to bone. During a declaw surgery, the bone that

NATURE | Olympic sailing events may be moved from Rio’s polluted bay

The world governing body of sailing threatened Friday to move all of its events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city’s Guanabara Bay if action isn’t

China debt mess brings out the Yin and Yang in policy makers

China has a USD28 trillion problem. That’s the country’s total government, corporate and household debt load as of mid-2014, according to McKinsey & Co. It’s equal to 282 percent of

Monday, April 27, 2015 – edition no. 2299

* Hospital publicizes new infant death, doctors call for vaccination * Local youth uninterested in science * US-based union on the watch for junkets * Blast at Coloane power station   DOWNLOAD PDF   * Med traffickers

Breaking News: Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

  Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend

The Buzz | Ford unveils new Taurus influenced by China

With its newest Taurus, Ford is joining the race to appeal to Chinese business buyers by offering bigger, more luxurious back seats. The Taurus, Ford Motor Co.’s first full-size sedan

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