PROJECT POKER : Once in a lifetime

The LAPT Brazil was a fantastic event. I had never experienced a tournament like this in Latin America and it broke the records for most entries and largest prize pool

Mozambique | Second bridge in Tete to be inaugurated

The new bridge over the Zambezi River, which connects the Mozambican city of Tete to the Moatize district, will be inaugurated on 12 November, a source from the provincial government

Digital television in Sao Tome and Principe launches next year

Frederico Umbelina noted that the project had the technical support of the General Regulatory Authority (Ager), the telecommunications regulator in the archipelago and funding from the World Bank and Turkey. The

Tanzania ivory smuggled on Xi state visit

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania, an environmental watchdog said in a report yesterday

Mainland factory whirs overtime to make Ebola suits

Far from the Ebola hot zone, the sewing and gluing machines at a factory in China have been whirring more than usual to produce crucial yellow suits that protect the front-line medics

Beijing wants APEC to push regional trade pact

The two-day meeting of 21 countries including the United States, Japan and South Korea is the first major international gathering in China since President Xi Jinping came to power. Starting Monday, the

Hong Kong | Democracy protesters clash with police

Pro-democracy protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong early yesterday for the first time in more than two weeks as pressure grows on demonstrators to abandon more than a month

New Zealand | AC/DC drummer accused of trying to arrange deaths 

The 60-year-old drummer for Australian rock band AC/DC whose hits include “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” was accused yesterday of trying to arrange two killings as well as possession of

Myanmar | Wife says signs of torture on slain reporter’s body

The body of a freelance journalist shot by Myanmar’s army showed signs that he was tortured before he died, his wife said yesterday. Ma Thandar said the body, which was exhumed Wednesday, had

USA | Obama immigration vow clashes with Republicans

President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell promised Americans yesterday they’d search for common ground, then fired the opening salvos of a new battle over immigration. The usually serious

Israeli War Crimes | ICC: No prosecution on storming of Gaza aid boat 

Israeli forces may have committed war crimes when they stormed an aid flotilla boat heading to Gaza in 2010, but the possible crimes are not grave enough to merit a

Ebola | West African countries to get USD450 million in financing 

A new private sector initiative announced Wednesday will provide at least USD450 million in commercial financing to the three West African countries hardest hit by Ebola to promote trade, investment

this day in history : 2000 Hillary Clinton is first First Lady in Senate

Votes are still being counted but exit polls show she has a clear majority over Republican rival Rick Lazio in the state of New York. The Clinton family voted near their

Offbeat | Dutch to public: Don’t pee on the royal palace

If you're caught short on Amsterdam's historic Dam Square, the Dutch government has a message for you: Don't pee on the palace. The Dutch royal family uses the stately Royal Palace

Ex-NFL cheerleader charged with sex with teen

A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the estranged wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive was arraigned yesterday in Delaware on charges of having sex with a 15-year-old boy who

Kapok: Red card for yellow cabs

The disappearance of the yellow taxis in Macao is saddening. First, because they had become a customary fixture of our daily lives: the Official Gazette reminds us rather aridly that

Friday, November 7, 2014 – edition no. 2186

* Clashes in HK for the first time in more than two weeks * Grand Prix ticket sales beat expectations * Universal suffrage discussed at UM’s Hengqin campus * Beijing wants APEC to

Berlin Wall 25 years on: Tale of Two Cities

Some 440 kilometers away in Dortmund, Ilse-Margarete Bonke tries to save her decaying city from a drug scourge by picking up heroin needles from the streets, but finds her work

A brilliant Redmayne as Stephen Hawking

The famed British physicist Stephen Hawking has never had small ideas or small ambitions, least of all his audacious youthful quest to find a "theory of everything" — one that

Connelly has another winner with ‘Burning Room’

Harry Bosch and his rookie partner tackle a cold case with present-day ramifications in Michael Connelly's latest novel, "The Burning Room." Ten years ago, a man was shot and paralyzed. The

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