North Korea Seoul officials say Kim Jong Un had ankle surgery 

South Korea’s spy agency said yesterday it has solved the mystery of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 6-week public absence, which set off a frenzy of wild speculation around

Gender equality | India slides, US gains in gender gap rankings 

Indian women still face some of the world’s worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142

Australia | Teenager nicknamed ‘Ginger Jihadist’ features in second IS video 

An Australian teenage runaway, dubbed the Ginger Jihadist by the media, has been featured in a second Islamic State propaganda video. Australian media reported the latest YouTube video of 17-year-old Abdullah

nurse who had ebola will be released from hospital

A nurse being treated for Ebola will leave the hospital Tuesday after tests showed she’s virus-free, while another nurse quarantined against her will after treating patients in West Africa has

USA | Feds vs states: Who decides on Ebola quarantines?

  For Americans wondering why President Barack Obama hasn’t forced all states to follow a single, national rule for isolating potential Ebola patients, the White House has a quick retort: Talk to the

this day in history: 1998 Apartheid report accuses SA leaders

In the report into abuses under apartheid, former President PW Botha, Home Affairs minister Mangosuthu Buthelezi and Winnie Mandela are all singled out for their actions. The ruling African National Congress

Offbeat | Finland comic wins world’s funniest competition

“Countries don’t owe money to each other, countries owe money to banks,” says Ismo Leikola. “If the countries owe money to banks how stupid are the countries to pay. Like

NFL | McCoy memorable as ’Skins top Cowboys 20-17 in OT

If this is Colt McCoy’s only start for Washington, it sure was memorable. The small-town West Texas kid calmly led another winning drive at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, this

Football | Ronaldo, Messi and 6 Germany players in Ballon d’Or 23-man list

Six members of the Germany squad that won the World Cup were included among the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award yesterday, joining Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar

South Africa | Female boxer dies following bout

A female boxer in South Africa has died after being in a coma for two weeks following a bout, another sports death in a country already mourning the loss of

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – edition no. 2180

* Iranian vice-president says tourism a way to counter ‘illegal sanctions’ * ‘There’s plenty of people wanting to invest in Macau’ * App developer seeks to improve dining info * India slides, US

The Buzz | Odds look good for Republican Senate take-over

American voters will cast ballots next week in an election that is seen as increasingly likely to hand control of the Senate over to Republicans and crush President Barack Obama’s

World briefs

AFGHANISTAN-CHINA The new Afghan president travels to China this week, signaling the pivotal role he hopes Beijing will play in Afghanistan’s future, not only in the economic reconstruction of the

Museum unveils story of rich Jewish life in Poland

In the two millennia between ancient Israel and its modern rebirth, Jews never enjoyed as much political autonomy as they did in Poland, a land that centuries later would become

Pacquiao tours Hong Kong ahead of Nov 23 fight

Philippine boxing sensation Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao said that he is on the course to reach his highest peak for the Clash in Cotai II bout against Chris Algieri from the

Asia-Pacific broadcasters seek strength in united diversity

“It is a huge challenge to unite such an immensely diverse place,” stated the ABU acting president, Ahmad Jailani Muhamed Yunus, in his speech at the opening ceremony. As “the most

STATISTICS | Value of private construction projects surges

A total of 2,769 establishments were recorded to be operating in the Construction Sector in 2013, with 34,007 people were working in the industry. According to information from the Statistics

Macau and Phnom Penh now linked by charter flight

The first flight landed at Macau International Airport (MIA) at 2:10 p.m., with an inaugural flight ceremony at the airport.  The event was attended by Mr Tith Chantha, Cambodia’s Vice

HK Indonesian newspaper expands to Macau

The publisher of the Hong Kong Indonesian newspaper Apakabar Plus has expanded its operations to Macau launching Apakabar Makau in September. The Times spoke to the chief editor of Apakabar

Caritas fundraising bazaar to take place this weekend

The 45th Caritas Macau Charity Bazaar is set to take place at the Nam Van Nautical Center this Saturday and Sunday, with a Halloween-themed charity promotional event on Friday evening. “This

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