Angolan Post Office offers int’l transfers

The Post Office in Angola (Correios de Angola) and the Western Union Company have signed an agreement to provide money transfer services for the first time to users of the

TAIWAN | Gov’t orders evacuations as typhoon Fung-Wong approaches

Taiwan evacuated more than 2,700 people from endangered areas as Typhoon Fung-Wong, which left at least 10 dead in the Philippines and caused Manila’s worst flooding in two years, approached

iPhone delay fuels black market

  Liu Min stands a few feet from an Apple store in Beijing hawking something that can’t be bought inside: the new iPhone 6. While the device debuted yesterday in the U.S.,

Dalai Lama praises Xi as ‘realistic’

The Dalai Lama praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday for being “more realistic” and principled than his predecessors, a day after Xi’s three-day visit to India ended. The Tibetan Buddhist

Guangdong town protests again over trash incinerator 

Residents of a town in southern China who oppose a planned trash incinerator have protested for a second weekend and the local government promised not to proceed without public approval. People “illegally gathered”

88 fugitives apprehended from abroad in ‘Fox Hunt’ crackdown

China’s police ministry yesterday said 88 fugitives wanted on charges of corruption and other economic offenses have been extradited or returned on their own from the United States and other countries

AFGHANISTAN | Presidential candidates sign unity deal 

Afghanistan’s two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal yesterday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months after a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil

NEW ZEALAND | Prime minister wins landslide 3rd term in office

Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory Saturday in New Zealand’s general election to return for a third term, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way

AUSTRALIA | Gov’t targets returning foreign fighters with new ‘terror law’

Australia, after conducting its largest ever anti-terrorism operation last week, plans to introduce a law to empower authorities to charge returning foreign fighters and those urging citizens to engage in

KENYA | Country marks anniversary of Westgate mall attack

Kenyans yesterday marked one year since al-Shabaab Islamist militants attacked the Westgate Mall in the capital, Nairobi, leaving at least 67 people dead and slashing tourism income from East Africa’s

UK | Wife of latest hostage issues plea to militants

The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages

UKRAINE CRISIS | Truce still shaken by fighting after no-fire zone set

Ukraine’s truce was shaken further by battles after the government and pro-Russian separatists agreed to create a buffer zone to strengthen the pact. Rebels continued to shell government troops and the

USA | Man with knife jumps White House fence

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended,

Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead

Lewis Hamilton took the lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday, leapfrogging teammate Nico Rosberg who had to retire early with a gear-selection

CLIMATE CHANGE | Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission 

Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale

Asian Games | Hagino snatches swimming gold from Sun, Park

The Asian Games saw its first major upset yesterday as Japan’s Kosuke Hagino stole the thunder from one of swimming’s biggest rivalries by winning the 200-meter freestyle final ahead of China’s

ASK THE VET | Most Common Symptoms of Canine Heart Murmurs

by Dr Ruan Du Toit Bester Symptoms of a Heart Murmur in Dogs - The dog’s heartbeat seems irregular - A hacking cough that does not seem to go away. - Breathing that seems

EPL | Man United implodes in 5-3 loss to Leicester

Manchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game yesterday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to

Rear Window | The long goodbye!

The PRC’s State Council – under Premier Li Keqiang – has appointed Chui Sai On as the next Macau Special Administrative Region Chief Executive. Chui received nearly 96% of the

Monday, September 22, 2014 – edition no. 2155

* Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead * Chui to receive official Beijing appointment today * HK group brings busking culture to town * Karate team departs for Incheon with confidence   DOWNLOAD

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