Zhou Yongkang | Ex-security chief indicted on corruption charges

China's former security boss Zhou Yongkang has been formally charged with corruption and leaking of state secrets, setting the stage for him to become the highest-level politician to stand trial

US geologist freed after serving 8 years Chinese prison

A Chinese-born American geologist was released from prison in China after serving more than eight years on charges of procuring state secrets, a human rights group said over the weekend. Xue

Aviation Crisis | Fast-growing Asian air travel confronts safety challenges

For Asia's aviation industry, the growing pains have just begun. A year of disasters, the dis-­appearance of Flight 370 and financial turbulence highlight the challenges confronting the world's biggest air travel

India | Modi blames changing lifestyles for rising pollution

With his government rolling out a new Air Quality Index to 10 of the nation's cities, Modi urged Indians to curtail waste and conserve resources even as they become wealthier,

Indonesia | Court rejects appeal by Australian drug smugglers

  An Indonesian court yesterday rejected appeals by two Australian drug traffickers who challenged President Joko Widodo's decision to refuse them clemency and spare their lives. The complaints by Myuran Sukumaran and

Bangladesh court upholds death penalty for war collaborator

A Bangladeshi court yesterday turned down the last legal appeal by an Islamist party official convicted of collaborating in 1971 war crimes and upheld his death sentence. The decision by the

Kenya | 148 killed: Gunman in university massacre was gov’t official’s son

One of the gunmen who slaughtered 148 people at a college in Kenya was identified yesterday as the law-school-educated son of a Kenyan government official, underscoring the inroads Islamic extremists

USA | High political stakes for Clinton on Iran nuclear agreement

Hillary Rodham Clinton can claim a piece of the victory if the U.S. and other world powers ultimately complete a final nuclear deal with Iran. And she will own a piece

This Day in History: 1999 US claims ‘banana war’ victory

The WTO says the European Union (EU) has broken international rules on trade but Brussels says it may appeal. The banana row centres on the preferential treatment allegedly given by the

Offbeat: A burglar in Siberia leaves his photo, note of apology

A burglar in a small town in Siberia has broken into a house and left his photograph with a note of apology. The burglar in Prokopyevsk, about 3,100 kilometers east of

Football | European roundup | Ronaldo scores 5 in Madrid’s 9-1 rout, PSG beats Marseille

Cristiano Ronaldo took his scoring prowess to new levels Sunday, netting five goals for the first time in Real Madrid's 9-1 rout of Granada. Ronaldo took his league tally to 36

Rugby | England beats series leader South Africa at Tokyo Sevens

England beat world series leader South Africa 21-14 in the Tokyo Sevens final over the weekend for its first tournament victory in more than two years. Moreover, England rose above Australia

World Views: Pentagon chief heads east as US tries to maintain Asia focus

Islamic extremists grab parts of Iraq and Syria. Yemen slides into civil war. Iran’s nuclear program strains U.S. relations with Israel. Ukraine fights Russian-backed separatists. At a time of crisis across

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Organized crime Canada police: 7 arrested in massive Asian prostitution ring

Seven members of an Asia-based organized crime syndicate have been arrested for exploiting more than 500 women mostly from China and Korea in a prostitution ring that spanned Canada, authorities

The Buzz: Manoel de Oliveira, Portugal director, dead at 106

The city council of Porto, where Oliveira was born and lived, announced his death last night on its website. It did not provide further details. Oliveira’s career began with a

World Briefs

VIETNAM Workers at a major Vietnamese footwear factory for Nike and Adidas ended a weeklong strike after the government agreed to their demands on retirement payouts. TURKEY’s military says that nine

Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum 

An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art. The museum yesterday (Macau time) handed over seven

Analysis | Gaming dollars ending up on mainland stock markets

Casino revenues in Macau - the only place in the country where casinos are legal - fell 39.4 percent in March, as we published yesterday based on data from the

World Autism Awareness Day celebrated in Macau

Caritas Macau held an award presentation ceremony for its cross-city painting competition at Galaxy Macau yesterday. The event, co-organized with another care association from the neighboring Hong Kong Autism Awareness

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