North Korea | UN: Pyongyang company renames ships to evade sanctions 

A North Korean shipping company that famously tried to hide fighter jets under a cargo of sugar later sought to evade U.N. sanctions by renaming most of its vessels, a

South Korea | Court abolishes law saying adultery is illegal

A South Korean court yesterday abolished a 62-year-old law that bans extramarital affairs, and the stock price of a prominent condom maker immediately shot up 15 percent. The ruling by the

ISIS MILITANTS | Muslim group: ‘Jihadi John’ resembles man who grew up in UK

  A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears “striking similarities” to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim

FRANCE | 3 Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone in Paris Wednesday, after unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running. It’s further baffled

SYRIA | Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the militants have picked up dozens more Christian Assyrians from 11 communities near the town of Tal Tamr in Hassakeh province. The province,

This Day in History: 1999 Nigerians vote to break with military

On some street corners groups of exuberant young men shared bottles of palm wine, singing and chanting party slogans. In the cities of Lagos and Abuja, the turnout is reported

Offbeat | Bofa agrees to pay USD300m to settle Vegas casino suit

Bank of America Corp. agreed to pay USD300 million to settle a lawsuit that claimed the bank improperly disbursed funds to a Las Vegas casino development that went bust following

Tennis | Murray loses to Croatian teen in quarterfinals in Dubai

Murray, who reached the Australian Open final at the beginning of the month, had 55 unforced errors and only 15 winners against the Croatian teen. Many of his shots were

Champions League | Arsenal flaws exposed again in Wenger’s sour Monaco reunion

Inside Arsenal’s match-day program was a cardboard cut-­out of Arsene Wenger; a memento for visiting Monaco fans of their former manager. But not many Arsenal fans will want that model

Bizcuits: …But names will never hurt me

Along with their Chinese generational names carefully crafted by the Chinese side of our family, we were going give our daughter the western name Lily (thereby Lili Li); after all,

Friday, February 27, 2015 – edition no. 2259

* Dead baby’s family questions medical assistance given at gov’t hospital * caritas says discarded furniture should be donated * with new slogan, xi sets goals, keeps tradition * Premiere  to star Macau-born

The cursed Chambal River

* Movies: DUFF * Books: Hush Hush by Laura Lippman * Music: Only to rise by Sweet & Lynch * Wine: The burgundian newcomer * Food: An afternoon in the garden * Technology: Q&a: ‘Modern

Tea Leaks by Talkers

The reader who guesses which foreign community is the fastest growing in Macau. Talkers were told that it is Northern European. You’ll never guess, so here it is: the Swedes.

Jack Black

and Sulu Sou departed from the founding-fathers of the pro-democracy association ANM, apparently for good. They called the old ANM a “fan club” of veteran lawmakers Ng Kuok Cheong

Times Square by Rodrigo

Teen comedy ‘DUFF’ gives genre a social media spin

All teen comedies owe some debt to John Hughes and Amy Heckerling. The milieu of suburban teenage life that they explored decades ago has defined the genre since. The social divisions,

Lippman deals with parenthood in ‘Hush Hush’

Laura Lippman’s novels about Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan have never followed the predictable mode. Instead, the series about this sometimes cranky, perceptive young woman has afforded Lippman a way

’80s hair metal giants join forces for Sweet & Lynch

Is this heaven-sent hair metal, or did they just get lucky? Either way, Sweet & Lynch have hit it out of the park on the debut album by some of

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