Syria | Insurgents capture military base in northwest

Islamic insurgents overran a military base at a former factory in northwestern Syria yesterday, carting off tanks and other weapons in the latest blow to President Bashar Assad’s forces in

This Day in History | 1986 – Soviets admit nuclear accident

The report said that one of the reactors had been damaged in the accident, but gave no further details beyond saying that measures were being taken to “eliminate the consequences

Offbeat | Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers

Border guard spokesman Dariusz Sienicki announced the decision after members of the Night Wolves, a nationalistic Russian group loyal to President Vladimir Putin, approached the border and tried to enter

Football | Analysis Bayern could face long-term challenge from Wolfsburg

When their 25th Bundesliga title came, Bayern Munich’s players and coaches were most likely on their sofas, watching television. The team’s director, Matthias Sammer, was at a basketball game. There was

World Views | End the American expat tax

Only two nations in the world tax their citizens who live abroad. One of them is a small and vicious African dictatorship. The other is the world’s most powerful democracy. Does

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 – edition no. 2300

* Nepalese migrants hunger for quake news, relief effort underway * EU says Macau should change electoral system * Hengqin fire station inaugurated * Worse air quality and more waste in 2014   DOWNLOAD

The Buzz: Huge magma chamber spied under Yellowstone supervolcano

The discovery fills a missing link in Yellowstone’s volcanic plumbing system. But scientists said it doesn’t increase the risk of an eruption, which is estimated to happen every 700,000 years. Researchers

Nobel Laureate | Shuji Nakamura: Education system should change to get youth involved in science

The education system in Asia must be improved in order to engage more young people in science, said Nobel Prize winner Shuji Nakamura. The Japanese professor, who invented blue LED

World Briefs

MALAYSIAN police said yesterday that they have detained 12 men with suspected links to the Islamic state group who are believed to be plotting attacks on strategic government targets in

Republican Meeting-Jewish Coalition : Presidential bets in Vegas

Inside a conference room Friday night at the Venetian on the Las Vegas Strip, top boosters for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker mingled with some of his biggest potential donors, including

Tourism | MGTO attends PATA Board meeting in Sichuan

The Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) attended the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Board Meeting held in Leshan, Sichuan province yesterday. Throughout the last few days of the conference, MGTO

Gaming | US-based union on the watch for junkets

US-based International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) has sponsored the launch of a website called Macau Gaming Watch. The organization, which claims to represent over 2,000 stationary engineers in Nevada

Blast at Coloane power station injures one CEM employee

The blaze, which broke out around 10:30 a.m, was extinguished within six minutes by the fire service that arrived on the scene shortly after. The G08 generation unit at the

CRIME | Suspected member of Korean prostitution ring arrested

A Korean man approached the police authorities at the airport asking for help over the weekend as he was subjected to illegal detention and physical violence by four other Korean

GGCT raises travel alert for Nepal

The city’s Tourism Crisis Management Office issued a travel caution yesterday afternoon, warning local citizens to ditch trips to the quake-ravaged country of Nepal. The office said it has so

Elaine Wynn loses dissident drive to retain Wynn board seat

Elaine Wynn lost her bid for re-election to the board of Wynn Resorts Ltd. after failing to win over enough shareholders to back her dissident campaign. Wynn, 72, was asking investors

Jean-Jacques Annaud delivers lecture at MUST

French film director Jean-Jacques Annaud gave a lecture to Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) students on Friday for the MUST International Film Exhibition Lecture. The lecture focused on

Health | Hospital publicizes new infant death, doctors call for vaccination

Doctors from the Conde de São Januário Central Hospital (CHCSJ) explained that the main cause of the child’s death was not the influenza B strain of the virus but multiple

Expert calls for specific legislation on fundamental rights

Paulo Cardinal, legal adviser to the Legislative Assembly over the past 20 years, launched his book “Studies on Fundamental Rights in Macau’s legal system” last week at the Rui Cunha

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