Statistics | Unemployment rate remains stable

The unemployment rate for the May-July period stood at 1.8 percent, according to data released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). The number of unemployed people was 7,400, up by

Calm on Wall Street for now, more turmoil likely

Well, that was exciting. Days after China threw the biggest scare into Wall Street in years, U.S. stocks have come surging back and ended the week Friday on a placid note

Corporate Bits | CTM introduces business fiber broadband service plan

Following the coverage of fiber optic network to all commercial buildings in Macau, CTM is introducing its No.1 Business Fiber Broadband service starting from tomorrow, aiming to facilitate the use

East Timor gains ASEAN observer status this year

East Timor should obtain observer status in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) before the end of the year, said the country’s Economic Affairs Coordinator and Agriculture and Fisheries

Angola | Moody’s revises economic growth forecast

Moody’s credit rating agency has downwardly revised the growth forecast for the Angolan economy to 4.1 percent in 2015 and 4.7 percent in 2016, anticipating a budget deficit of 3

Gov’t approves prisoner amnesty to mark WWII anniversary

Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a prisoner amnesty as part of commemorations of World War II’s end that could see thousands of inmates, including war veterans and juveniles, released. The signing

Premier Li says no basis for yuan’s continued depreciation

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said there was no basis for a continued depreciation of the yuan after the central bank allowed the currency to devalue 2.8 percent this month. The yuan

Schools to open on time in shaken Tianjin

More than 300 grade schools in the Chinese neighborhood shaken by this month’s deadly blasts will start the fall semester on time, the district government of Binhai in the port

Party fans smoldering antipathy toward Japan 

By administrative order, dramas about resisting the Japanese wartime enemy will fill Chinese TV channels this week as China celebrates — including with a massive military parade — the victory over Japan

Thailand | Police arrest foreigner, find passports in Bangkok bomb case

Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly

Malaysia | Huge rally for Najib’s resignation enters 2nd day

Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur yesterday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day

Egypt | Court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for broadcasting “false news,” sparking an international outcry and underlining how authorities are trampling over

France | More ID, bag checks on Europe’s trains after foiled attack 

European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday. Bernard

‘You stink’ | Lebanese stage largest protests yet sparked by trash crisis 

Thousands rallied in downtown Beirut Saturday in the largest anti-government protest yet over a summer garbage crisis, chanting “revolution, revolution” and setting a three-day ultimatum for authorities to respond to

This Day in History | 1957 Malaya celebrates independence

As the new flag of independence was raised they called “Merdeka” (freedom) seven times. Tunku Abdul Rahman, the prime minister-elect, who led the negotiations with the British for handover of

Offbeat | Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia 

Debbie Kaighn, who was riding in the popular annual event for the third time, wore shoes, socks and body paint. On her front were streaks and splashes of yellow and

Athletics | US finishes behind Kenya, Jamaica with 6 gold medals

Even with its sixth straight title in the men’s 4x400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and Kenya with only six gold medals at this year’s world championships. Jamaica

Baseball | Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt.

Rear Window | Coping with the facts

China’s Shanghai and Shenzhen bourses were hardly hit by capitalism’s core nemesis: the stock market crash! Although, more than a few liberal onlookers see the seismological activity as a normal

ASK THE VET | 4 Stages of Kitten Development

Week 1: Nursing In the first week, a newborn kitten spends its entire time nursing and will double its weight in the first seven days. During this time, separation from the

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