Nigeria | Gov’t postpones elections to March 28, cites uprising

Nigeria is postponing presidential and legislative elections until March 28 because security forces fighting Boko Haram extremists cannot ensure voters’ safety around the country, the electoral commission announced Saturday in

MEXICO | Argentine experts question missing student probe

A team of Argentine forensics experts is questioning Mexico’s probe of the disappearance of 43 students, saying that the evidence doesn’t support the government’s conclusion and that it should be

Ukraine | Leaders aim to hold summit in Minsk Wednesday

The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine aim to hold a summit in Minsk this week as they try to stem fighting in eastern Ukraine, officials in Germany and France said yesterday. The

Slovakia | Vote on gay rights curbs not binding due to turnout

A nationwide referendum on restricting gay rights in Slovakia has failed to produce a legally binding result after the required number of eligible voters did not turn out. In Saturday’s vote,

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: 1950 McCarthy launches anti-red crusade

He made the startling allegation in a public speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, saying the State Department was infested with communists and brandished a sheet of paper which purportedly contained

Offbeat | Rare monkey eaten by otters in accident at British zoo

A British zoo says an endangered monkey that accidentally fell into a pond was eaten by otters. Bristol Zoo Gardens say the rare golden lion tamarin monkey, a squirrel-sized species native

FOOTBALL | Atletico thrashes Madrid 4-0 in derby to open up title race

Atletico Madrid thrashed crosstown rival Real Madrid 4-0 in a dominant derby performance on Saturday that threw open the Spanish league title race. The defending champion set the tone from the

Africa Cup of Nations | CAF fines Equatorial Guinea over fan violence

Equatorial Guinea, which is hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, lost 3-0 in the semifinals to the Black Stars in Malabo. Play was halted eight minutes from the end because

Rear Window: New adjustment

Chan Wai Kuong, the new director of the Judiciary Police, broke the news during PJ’s annual meeting with the local media that gaming-related crimes have increased year-on-year by 16%. Translating

Ask the Vet | 10 Common older Cat Problems

1. Arthritis Arthritis is more frequent in elderly cats, and is the inflammation of joints. The cat will be in a lot of pain, will have difficulty jumping and even walking

UN climate chief tempers expectations on Paris deal

Tempering expectations on a global climate deal in Paris this year, the U.N.'s top climate diplomat on Thursday warned against assuming the pact will suffice to prevent dangerous levels of

China emerges as Latin America’s lender of last resort

  As soon as she landed in Beijing this week, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner began lauding new deals with what she called the world's "No. 1 economy," ranging from

Monday, February 9, 2015 – edition no. 2246

* Beijing hits the global gaming industry * China’s imports drop sharply in January, exports also down * 43 pct of taxis fail roadside emission tests * New Macau Forum slams ‘collective irresponsibility’ * Transasia

THE BUZZ: California appeals ruling that allowed foie gras again

California filed an appeal of a federal judge's ruling that blocked the state's ban on the sale of foie gras — a delicacy that gourmets consider heaven and animal rights

Masterpieces from New York’s Frick on show at Mauritshuis

New York’s Frick Collection is displaying its gratitude to the Mauritshuis by sending over a trove of masterpieces of its own for the first art show in a new wing

World briefs

CHINA A Canadian woman detained in China along with her husband on suspicion of stealing state secrets has been released on bail, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said yesterday. Ministry spokesman

Exclusive interview | Sheldon Adelson : ‘We originated non-gaming development’

By the time The Parisian Macao opens in 2016, Las Vegas Sands Corp. will have invested more than USD13bn in Macau since Sands China Ltd became a concessionaire 13 years

ART | Mio Pang Fei brings ‘Beyond the Surface’ to town

The “Beyond the Surface, Mio Pang Fei Featured Art Exhibition” is taking place at the Albergue SCM until March 1. It showcases a number of featured artworks by the renowned

PROJECT POKER: The Ebola Poker Scare

Recently, I was playing poker at the Commerce Casino and heard a player tell a dealer he would send her to Africa so she can get Ebola. Without skipping a

Airport traffic continues to grow

According to a press release issued yesterday, Southeast Asian routes recorded the most significant growth (23 pct) and occupied 44 pct of the overall market. Meanwhile, the Taiwan and mainland

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