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

Some tracks work, others don’t

Collaborations between contemporary country artists and classic rock stars have become commonplace over the years. But the Doobie Brothers, with their accent on catchy choruses, close harmonies and traditional influences,

News of the World | Germany after the Berlin Wall: Not always best in west

In the German city of Dresden, trumpet player Ludwig Guettler takes pride in the soaring spires of the Baroque Frauenkirche church, rebuilt from the ruins of World War II, and

The Southern Charm

Occupying almost a third of Portugal, the southern province of Alentejo is renowned for producing wines combining complexity, fruitiness and richness. Although the region traditionally focused on agriculture, especially cork

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

This year, the intimate Chinese restaurant again has been awarded three Michelin stars. In my opinion, it is simply the best Chinese restaurant in the world. Upon entry, one can

The Buzz | Angola journalist criticizes African Union

The African Union should move its headquarters out of Ethiopia because of concerns about freedom of expression there, an Angolan journalist and human rights campaigner said. Rafael Marques, who has

World briefs

CHINA Activists say police have detained seven employees of a shoe factory amid a quarrel over back pay and benefits in a rare case of detentions in a labor dispute.

ENTERTAINMENT | Rocking the good old days with The Rod Experience

Currently serving up rocking nights to remember at The Venetian Macao’s Bellini Lounge until November 8, the Rod Experience is a one- and-only historical tribute to Rod Stewart and his band. Consisting

ANALYSIS | Gaming industry bound for worst streak amid austerity

A two-year campaign on corruption has discouraged China’s high-rollers from ostentatious displays of wealth in Macau, the only place in the country where casinos are legal. The industry could be

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