Africa | Kenyan airstrikes hit suspected militant camps in Somalia

  Kenyan warplanes bombed militant camps in Somalia, officials said yesterday, following a vow by President Uhuru Kenyatta to respond "in the fiercest way possible" to a massacre of college students

This Day in History: 1986 Eastwood voted mayor by landslide

The turnout was double the norm in the picturesque seaside town, 80 miles (128 kilometres) south of San Francisco. The 55-year-old Hollywood star got nearly three-quarters of the vote. He polled 2,166

Offbeat: Cambodian cinema puts brakes on ‘Furious 7’ competition

A cinema chain in the Cambodian capital has apologized for what it called a “Fast and Furious Competition,” which was criticized for encouraging participants to drive fast and post online

Olympics | Tokyo turns focus to delivering ‘sustainable’ 2020 Games

Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have promised the most innovative, impeccably run and "sustainable" games ever. With just a little more than five years to go, doubts are growing

Athletics 2004 | Olympic hurdles champ Liu Xiang confirms retirement

Former Olympic champion hurdler Liu Xiang confirmed his retirement yesterday, citing age and injuries 2 1/2 years after his last race. The 31-year-old Liu wrote in a lengthy statement on his

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 – edition no. 2286

* Little Miss Violet | The craft of fashion blogging * Authorities suggest at-home parenting * Two fires break out at residential buildings * Labor activists emerge from China’s migrant workers   DOWNLOAD

World Views: China’s shift to ‘soft power’ brings backers to investment bank

The Chinese government can scarcely believe its own luck. Heaping Asian insult upon Capitol Hill injury, last week Benjamin Netanyahu committed Israel to join Beijing’s new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. While

The Buzz: Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says that he does not object to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare. The

World Briefs

CHINA Seven members of a family on a holiday outing in southern China drowned when a 17-year-old girl fell into a reservoir and several relatives dove in after her in

Prince Harry meets Australian public at start of army trip

Britain’s Prince Harry joked and chatted with an enthusiastic crowd yesterday at his only scheduled public appearance during a monthlong embedment with Australia’s army, declaring pride in his ginger hair

Police called after brawl inside newly opened restaurant

A brawl occurred on Friday at the recently opened Portugalia restaurant. The incident happened at dinner time, while the restaurant was reportedly full, when a fight between staff members occurred.

Tourism | Package tours (still) on the rise

year-on-year to 983,000 in February, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). Package tour visitors from Mainland China increased 21.5% year-on-year, to 804,000, with 418,000 coming from Guangdong Province. Visitors

Temporary traffic arrangement near the airport

Health | Alexis Tam insists on nurses’ exam and internship

  The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, expressed his disagreement after the medial affairs committee decided to vote down the controversial suggestion of making qualification examination and internship

Public transportation | Sixty taxi licenses to expire this year

The Transport Bureau (DSAT) says it plans to add 300 taxi licenses by public tendering in the first half of this year, in order to ease the public’s demand on

Music | Gothenburg Symphony debut Chinese tour in town

Led by principal guest conductor Kent Nagano, the orchestra started with Anders Hillborg’s Beast Sampler, a contemporary piece performed for the first time in China. This was followed by Felix

Vacationer dies in pool accident at Four Seasons hotel

In a fatal accident last Friday a man from the mainland drowned, after his lower back was sucked into the outlet of a small massage pool at the Four Seasons

Dengue mosquito index at its highest in years

DSSOPT considers increasing height limit at Fisherman’s Wharf

  The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) is considering increasing the upper limit of building height at the Fisherman’s Wharf in its second draft plan, lifting restrictions that might

Macau Post victim of phishing

Macau Post has reiterated a warning to the public to pay attention to an email, written in English with an indication of the EMS Logo, soliciting recipients to disclose their

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