JAPAN |Typhoon washes 3 US airmen out to sea

A powerful typhoon that washed three American airmen in Okinawa out to sea, killing at least one, slammed central Japan yesterday, stalling trains and flights and triggering mudslides, before swerving

INDIA-PAKISTAN BORDER DISPUTE | Kashmiris flee renewed shelling, 9 dead

Tens of thousands of villagers were fleeing their homes in Kashmir yesterday, as Indian and Pakistani troops bombarded each other with gunfire and mortar shells over the border separating Pakistan from India’s

BRAZIL | Surprising election keeps zigging, zagging

It’s the presidential election that just keeps surprising. A year after a spasm of huge anti-government protests across Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff piled up more votes in Sunday’s election than any

NOBEL PRIZE | 3 win medicine award for discovering brain’s GPS

U.S.-British scientist John O’Keefe and Norwegian scientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser won the Nobel Prize in medicine yesterday for discovering the “inner GPS” that helps the brain navigate through

VATICAN CITY | Pope urges bishops to speak out on family issues

Pope Francis urged bishops to speak their minds about contentious issues like contraception, gays, marriage and divorce at the start yesterday of a two-week meeting aimed at making the church’s

ISLAMIC STATE BEHEADINGS | Indiana aid worker says in letter is afraid to die

An Indiana aid worker threatened with beheading by the Islamic State group said in a June letter that he’s afraid to die and is saddened by the pain his captivity

This Day in History | 1977 – Invasion of Swedish identical twins

The twins are taking part in studies by researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The scientists are investigating links between the environment and human behaviour. But participants are viewing the excursion

Offbeat | Sky’s no limit for Czech chimney climbers

Dozens of members of the Czech Union of Chimney Climbers scaled the 60-meter tall chimney of a former textile factory one recent Saturday — a hobby they do for thrills

Basketball | US routs Spain for second straight gold medal

After dominantly winning another world championship, the U.S. women's basketball team left no doubt of the gap between the Americans and the rest of the world. And with so much young

F1 | Bianchi’s crash latest tragedy in driver’s family

The family of Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has already paid a heavy price in motorsports. The 25-year-old Bianchi, who is in intensive care with a severe head injury, crashed during

Our Desk | The young crusaders

For almost two weeks, tens of thousands of Hongkongers – many of them students – have descended onto the streets to peacefully protest China’s limitations on the first-ever direct elections

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 – editon no. 2164

* Banks to brokerages shrug off Hong Kong protest turmoil * SJM employees protest outside Macau tower * MSAR submits formal request for Hengqin land * Occupy Central day 11: Tiananmen legacy looms

The Buzz | Portuguese teachers protest austerity cuts

Several hundred Portuguese schoolteachers staged a demonstration in Lisbon to protest the government’s education policies. Seven teachers’ unions organized the march yesterday, attracting protesters from across the country. Among the issues angering

World briefs

S KOREA’s president is cracking down on rumors in cyberspace in a campaign that threatens the popularity of Kakao Talk, the leading social media service in a country with ambitions

China wins Fireworks Display Contest

The Chinese team, represented by the Hunan Jingtai Fireworks company, has won the 26th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest, followed by teams from Spain (second; pictured) and Australia (third). The winning

Boxing | Marquez returns to action next year, fight against Pacquiao up to the Mexican

Ever since demolishing Manny Pacquiao in December of 2012, Juan Manuel Marquez has only fought once every year in 2013 and 2014. At 41-years-old, there is no question that the

Hundreds stage sit-in protest to support Hong Kong’s fight for democracy

Hundreds of students and Macau citizens joined a sit-in protest on National Day at Friendship Square to show solidarity for Hong Kong’s fight for democracy. Student and organizer Edwin Hoi told

Crowd control, more tourists

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