Australia | Gov’t says Vietnamese asylum seekers could be sent home

The Australian government said yesterday that a boat carrying dozens of Vietnamese asylum seekers intercepted close to the northwest coast could be sent back to Vietnam. Some fled Vietnam after their

Japan | Official: Mitsubishi may extend WWII apology to others

An outside director of Mitsubishi Materials said yesterday that the company hopes to apologize to former British, Dutch and Australian World War II POWs, and also reach an amicable agreement

Indonesia | Eruptions of ash at 5 volcanoes shroud skies

Eruptions of ash at five volcanoes shrouded the skies over parts of the Indonesian archipelago yesterday, forcing three airports to close. Mount Raung on Java island blasted ash and debris up

Pakistan | Military sends helicopters to help flooded areas

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest among a crowd of shoppers at a market in northern Afghanistan yesterday, killing at least 15 people, an official said. The powerful explosion

Police racism | Texas releases traffic stop video that escalated into black woman’s jail death

A police dashboard video released Tuesday (yesterday, Macau time) shows that a Texas state trooper tried to pull a black motorist out of her car, then drew his stun gun and threatened

US presidential election | Payback: Trump holds up rival’s phone number after criticism 

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has pulled a classic adolescent prank by releasing the phone number of a rival who dared to criticize him, the latest chapter in an on-going feud

Turkey | State media: Gov’t blocks access to Twitter

Turkey has blocked access to Twitter to prevent the broadcast of images of Monday’s bombing in southeast Turkey that killed 32 people, the state-run Anadolu Agency said yesterday. The agency said

This Day in History | 1957 – Bus dispute turns violent

In some instances strike-breaking drivers were attacked and vehicles vandalised, including those with passengers on board. In Derbyshire one driver, Basil Flint, had to be taken to hospital after being hit

Offbeat | UK lawmaker defends making 14-cent expenses claim

British lawmaker is defending claiming 9 pence (USD0.14) on expenses for a short car journey, saying such claims may look “odd” but the mileage adds up. Conservative lawmaker Rob Wilson said

Motorsports | Title tussle takes a back seat as F1 mourns for Bianchi

The championship tussle between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg will take a back seat at the Hungarian Grand Prix this weekend, with Formula One still coming to terms with the

Rugby | South Africa recalls Brussow for NZ, 1st test in 4 years

Hamstrung by injuries, South Africa recalled flanker Heinrich Brussow yesterday for his first test in four years among three changes to the starting 15 to face New Zealand. Brussow last played

Briefs | Football – Thailand FA president receives suspended 1-year jail term

A Bangkok criminal court has sentenced Football Association of Thailand president Worawi Makudi to a suspended jail term of one year and four months for forgery during his election in

HK Observer | Taking the lead on lead

Excess lead has been discovered in the tap water of several Hong Kong public housing estates, and will likely be found in private estates as well. The really alarming part

Thursday, July 23, 2015 – edition no. 2362

* Rosário: Taking office as DSAT head is ‘act of great courage’ * Priority to investors in Hengqin * CCAC reacts to accusations * 5 volcanoes erupt in Indonesia, flights canceled   DOWNLOAD

The Buzz | Lufthansa plane nearly collides with drone near Warsaw

Polish officials say a Lufthansa plane that was approaching Warsaw’s international airport nearly collided with a drone. The spokesman for Warsaw’s airport, Przemyslaw Przybylski, said yesterday that the incident happened Monday

Surfer and bare-handed shark wrestler returns to Australia

Mick Fanning sat up on a high stool, straight backed and good humored, recounting the story he will be telling for the rest of his days, about how he fought

World Briefs

CHINA-USA President Barack Obama is thanking Chinese President Xi Jinping for China’s role in securing the nuclear deal with Iran. The White House says Obama and Xi spoke Monday, the

Electoral bribery case Chan | Meng Kam’s association claims ‘political persecution’

The Macau Institution of People’s Alliance  director Chan Tak Seng denounced the ruling by the Court of First Instance over the graft case involving Chan Meng Kam’s list as “political

Lawmaker calls for tougher penalties for electoral corruption

Commenting on the punishments imposed on members of Chan Meng Kam’s electoral campaign, lawmaker Leonel Alves told Radio Macau that the revisions to electoral laws recently announced by the government

Siza Vieira to assist with Hotel Estoril revamp

  The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, revealed yesterday that the renowned Portuguese architect Siza Vieira will visit Macau to offer insights into the renovation of Hotel Estoril.

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