North Korea | Gov’t lifts Ebola travel restrictions 

North Korea has lifted severe restrictions on foreign travel it imposed last year to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. The already isolated country virtually closed its borders to foreigners last

RUSSIA | Mourners view body of slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov 

One by one, thousands of mourners and dignitaries filed past the white-lined coffin of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov yesterday, many offering flowers as they paid their last respects to

USA | LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun 

  Police fatally shot a homeless man during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which an officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles police chief said

This Day in History: 1975 Comic genius Chaplin is knighted

Silent film legend Charlie Chaplin has become Sir Charles after a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The star of such films as The Kid and The Great Dictator was knighted in the

Offbeat | Hungarian village for rent, comes with deputy mayor’s post

The village of Megyer, population 18, has put itself up for rent to companies and tourists. For 210,000 forints (USD750) a day, a prospective renter gets seven guesthouses that sleep 39

Football | EPL Preview : Di Maria, Mata failing to live up to price tags at United

  Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United’s history, costing a combined 97 million pounds (USD150 million) last year as the club looked

Badminton | Lin returns to All England after 3-year absence as favorite

Lin Dan can rest for as long as he likes, it doesn’t matter. He’s the favorite in whatever he enters, including the All England Open this week. The multiple winner of

Artifacts: Live to work, work to live

Recently it seems that the theme of jobs and workers’ rights has been a hot topic, what with Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette using her Oscars speech last week

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – edition no. 2262

* Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip * Baccarat championship breaks world record * Woman’s body found on Hac Sa beach * Chinese rushing to buy property for visas

The Buzz | Michael Schumacher’s son to drive in Formula 4

Michael Schumacher’s 15-year-old son Mick has signed a contract with Van Amersfoort Racing to drive in the Formula 4, a series for young talents. The Dutch team’s owner Frits van Amersfoort

World briefs

CHINA-FRANCE French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to

3rd bailout for Greece being mulled for up to USD56b

Eurozone nations are negotiating a third bailout for financially strapped Greece that would give the country as much as 50 billion euros (USD56 billion), Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos

Infant’s death at public hospital | First diagnosis indicated ‘nothing serious’ with baby’s condition

In a press conference held at the Macau Civil Servants Association (ATFPM) headquarters yesterday afternoon, the deceased baby’s father, Io Chi Fan, accompanied by lawmaker Pereira Coutinho, accused the hospital

Gastronomy | Spanish tapas meets French cuisine at Aux Beaux Arts

Yes, there are crowd favourites, such as jamon iberico, patatas bravas, and Spanish tomato bread with iberico cheese. But the chefs are also keen on providing refined and elaborate dishes

Portuguese restaurant chain opens in Macau

Portugália, one of Lisbon’s best-­known restaurant chains, will open its first outlet here on Friday, located in Taipa Village (Mercadores Street No.5). According to a press release issued yesterday, it

CRIME | Man swindled out of HKD1 million after ‘dead casino chips’ purchase

A mainland Chinese man has been swindled out of HKD1 million after purchasing ‘dead casino chips.’ The Judiciary Police told a press conference they had arrested a suspect on February

Local boxing fans meet IBF champion Ruenroeng

About forty boxing fans joined the meeting, where they asked about Ruenroeng’s preparation for the upcoming matchup with Zou Shiming, his athletic pursuits and his advice for young boxers. The

CPPCC and NPC meetings Sustainable tourism expected to be ‘hot topic’

The number of tourists travelling to Macau is expected to be the main topic addressed by local delegates at the upcoming Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). As usual, the

Briefs | Seac Pai Van Post Office now open to public

The Seac Pai Van post office branch located at Alameda da Harmonia, Edificio Ip Heng, Block X, 1/A in Coloane officially opened to the public as of March 1. The

Science | Geologists join forces to research city’s roots

“What we would like to understand is how Macau emerged on this planet,” said the project coordinator Ágata Alveirinho Dias from the Institute of Science and Environment at the University

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