SOUTH KOREA | Captain apologizes for leaving doomed ferry

The captain of a doomed South Korean ferry yesterday apologized for abandoning passengers but said he didn’t know his actions would lead to the deaths of more than 300 people,

ISLAMIC STATE OFFENSIVE | Syrian rights groups call on world to save Kobani

Several Syrian human rights groups called on the world to save the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group as new

NOBEL PRIZE | 3 win accolade for giving microscope sharper vision 

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell won the Nobel Prize in chemistry yesterday for developing new methods that let microscopes see finer details than they could

This Day in History | 1967 – Che Guevara ‘shot dead’

A statement issued by the commander of the Eighth Bolivian Army Division, Colonel Joaquin Zenteno Anaya, said the 39-year-old guerrilla leader was shot dead near the jungle village of Higueras,

Offbeat | Hunt on for huge gargoyles missing from US church

Church officials and preservationists are trying to figure out what happened to several 1.5-ton gargoyles from a Massachusetts church. The church in Worcester is a one-fifth scale replica of Notre Dame

Football | Feast of goals expected in Euro 2016 qualifiers

The first "Week of Football" in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship could be a feast of goals for the continent's major powers. The second and third rounds of games in

Briefs | Cricket: England rocked by Pietersen allegations

Kevin Pietersen was made to wait eight months before having his say on the termination of his turbulent international career with England. The wait is over — and the ramifications

HK Observer | Yes to dialogue and young hope

Finally genuine dialogue has been promised between protestors and the government. C.Y. Leung’s number two Carrie Lam Yuet-ngor is due to meet students for a series of talks, on political

Thursday, September 9, 2014 – edition no. 2166

* IFT graduation: finding a compromise in society to solve human resources issue * Policy address delivered in two installments * Chinese tourists occupy Macau during golden week * Report: residents more pessimistic

THE BUZZ | Strong earthquake shakes southwestern China, one killed

A strong, shallow earthquake shook southwestern Yunnan province last night, killing at least one person, sending thousands fleeing into the streets and damaging buildings, officials and reports said. The U.S. Geological

World briefs

CHINA The dengue virus has killed six people and infected more than 23,000 in southern China’s worst outbreak of the mosquito-transmitted disease in about two decades, officials said yesterday. The

Analysis | Macau casinos go smoke-free – will it hurt revenues?

Macau’s latest measure, introduced on Monday, will see all main gaming floors in its 35 casinos go smoke-free. Casino operators are allowed to build smoking lounges but installation of gaming

Agnes Lam: Hong Kong today, Macau tomorrow

Agnes Lam said in the radio show that she does not want Macau to go through the same situation currently taking place in Hong Kong, where there is a serious

IC announces consultation on heritage zone protection framework

The consultation document consists of eight questions that cover four different aspects. They include the standards for the control and management of the urban landscape, especially features such as streets

Interview with João Francisco Pinto | Media industry still has space to grow

The Portuguese News and Program Controller of local broadcaster TDM, Mr João Francisco Pinto, was recently elected chairman of the Asiavision News Group – a platform bringing together 30 TV

MDT REPORT | Educators call for prevention over retention

According to the report “Equity and Quality in Education: Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools” published by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 2012, the student retention rate

Beyond Pixels Expressing thoughts through digital art

Macanese artist Victor Marreiros today launches his exhibition, “Beyond Pixels,” at Signum Living Store. His sources of inspiration are as wide as the world itself. He takes inspiration from everyday

Gaming alert | Trump name coming off closed casino

Trump Entertainment Resorts began removing letters spelling out the Trump name on the casino’s exterior this week. Also, workers removed slot machines from the casino, which shut down on Sept.

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