PHILIPPINES | Typhoon kills 12, spares Manila

A typhoon left at least 12 people dead, knocked out power in many areas, damaged a parked plane but spared the Philippine capital yesterday when its fierce wind shifted, officials

SOUTH CHINA SEA | Beijing moves oil rig out of waters Vietnam claims

China yesterday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling that triggered a near-breakdown in ties between the neighbors and led to deadly

JAPAN | Nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval yesterday for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation

S KOREA | Naver says Line messenger app mulls IPO

Line Corp., the operator of a popular mobile messaging app, has submitted an IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange but might also seek a New York listing, its parent

GAZA STRIP | Scars show as children endure third war

The children of the Attar clan have lived through three wars in just over five years, each time fleeing their homes as Israel bombarded their neighborhood in the Palestinian Gaza

USA | Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

USA Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, a Philippines- born immigration activist who has lived in the U.S. illegally since he was a child, was released by U.S. Border Patrol agents yesterday after they detained him

This Day in History: 1974 Bomb blast at the Tower of London

A bomb ripped through the Mortar Room in the White Tower at 1430 BST. The small basement exhibition room was packed with tourists from the UK and abroad who took the

Offbeat | On-duty officer delivers his own son in California

Every now and then a police officer has to deliver a baby. The first time Officer Bryan Anderson did it, the baby was his own son. Anderson was on duty early

One down, one to go: Rio Olympics next for Brazil

Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics, which poses an even bigger challenge. Cement trucks are busy, creating billowing dust clouds, and

US Concussion expert: World Cup sets bad example

World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol and then failed to take advantage of the international interest in the tournament to teach football fans and young

HK Observer: Doublethinking political reform

Anyone familiar with novelist George Orwell´s portrait of Stalinist Russia in “1984,” and its origins in “Animal Farm,” may see many similarities here as the political reform process plays out.

World briefs

CHINA Three members of an imprisoned pastor’s family have sneaked out of China to the U.S. with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by

THE BUZZ: Thailand’s plan to deport 130,000 to myanmar raises concerns

Refugee advocates yesterday raised concerns about the safety and welfare of 130,000 long-term displaced people whom Thailand’s military government recently said it planned to send back to Myanmar. Junta leader said last

Man released on bail leaves Macau in private jet, resumes illegal gambling in Vegas

Eight people from Malaysia, China and Hong Kong were accused on Monday in Las Vegas of operating a temporary, illegal gambling ring that investigators said logged millions of dollars in

STUDY | US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping

The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply

BOXING | Zou Shiming and Freddie Roach tour Macau

Zou Shiming has spoken to the media about his upcoming fight in the Champions of Gold on July 19, which he said would be proof of his ability if he

Hong Kong ranked world’s third most expensive city for expats

Hong Kong has been ranked the third most expensive city in the world for expatriates in this year’s survey conducted by Mercer. Macau, however, has not been included on the

Chui Sai On promises ‘relatively radical change’ in team of secretaries

if re-elected – Macau people may expect “a relatively radical change” in his team of secretaries, but refused to elaborate further on the matter. In a press conference held yesterday to

Non-resident workers blacklist proposed at the AL

The debate on domestic workers was triggered by an oral enquiry submitted by Melinda Chan. She pointed out that Macau does not have a specific law that governs non-resident domestic

TDM internal report denies repressing June 4 show hosts

The president of TDM’s Executive Council, Mr Manuel Pires, revealed yesterday that – according to an internal report launched by the broadcaster last month – the two hosts of the

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