India | Police question Uber after rape allegation 

Indian police questioned an Uber executive yesterday about the company’s claim it conducts comprehensive background checks and a top official called for the taxi-booking service to be banned nationwide after

Philippines | Storm exits, sparing huge losses 

A storm that began as a frighteningly powerful typhoon started to blow away from the Philippines yesterday after leaving at least 21 people dead and forcing more than 1.6 million into shelters. Typhoon

US Senate report: Harsh CIA tactics didn’t work

U.S. Senate investigators delivered a damning indictment of CIA practices yesterday, accusing the spy agency of inflicting pain and suffering on prisoners beyond legal limits and deceiving the nation with

South Africa | Prosecutor disputes Pistorius murder acquittal, sentencing

Oscar Pistorius’s acquittal on murder charges for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was wrong and an effective 10-month prison sentence for manslaughter is “shockingly inappropriate,” Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said. Nel presented

This Day in History: 1981 Mystery disease kills homosexuals

The unknown condition, which consists of two separate diseases - a form of pneumonia and skin cancer, has been found in 180 patients in 15 states since last July. It has

Offbeat | US record-setting cat with 2 faces dies at 15

A feline named Frank and Louie after he was born with two faces, two mouths, two noses and three blue eyes has died at the age of 15. The Telegram of

Cricket | Tribute to Hughes: Warner notches 10th test century, Clarke out hurt

Opener David Warner, calling it the best innings of his career, scored his 10th test century in an emotional tribute to former teammate Phillip Hughes as Australia ended the first

Boxing | ‘Money’ wants more vs Manny says Sports Illustrated

The popular American sports magazine reported this week that Mayweather would only agree to fight Pacquiao if he gets two-thirds of the revenue in a super fight that is likely

Artifacts: The real China dream

While I was getting a foot massage in Zhuhai over the long weekend, as I was chatting with one of my friends a travel show was playing on TV in

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – edition no. 2208

* Li Gang calls for diversification, gaming operators willing to help * Macau third most expensive in world accommodation * ‘There’s a whole correction in the market’ * HK Police: protest camp shutdown

THE BUZZ: Israel accuses Palestinians of looting antiquities

Six Palestinians were charged in an Israeli court yesterday of digging illegally for antiquities in a remote desert region where archaeologists believe undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls are buried, Israel’s Antiquities

MUSIC | Count Basie Orchestra gets the Venetian Theatre swinging

“The secret is that Mr Basie wanted to keep it going and therefore I believe his spirit is always with us on that stage. I can feel it. The DNA,

World briefs

CHINA An earthquake struck southwest China, collapsing a wall of a house and killing a 9-year-old boy sleeping inside, state media reported. The official Xinhua News Agency said the quake

Hengqin ‘fully prepared’ for 24h border

On the sidelines of the China Reform Forum held in Hengqin on Friday, journalists asked the director if Macau’s motorcycles would be able to enter Hengqin.   Mr Niu replied that

UM holds EU short-film challenge

Students from the University of Macau (UM) have participated in the first European Union (EU) Short- Film Challenge, which took place last week where nine films, each under five minutes long,

Tender for Sai Van Lake area restructuring launched

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) has opened a tender for the restructuring of the Sai Van Lake Avenue (Avenida Panorâmica do Lago Sai Van), following construction works

MSAR’s 15th anniversary exhibition in Beijing unveiled today

The MSAR’s fifteen years in pictures, short information panels and paintings have now been unveiled at Beijing’s Exhibition Center, as the Macau government makes an effort to take the city’s

Marathon dominated by Kenyan runners

The male champion of the last Macau Marathon, Julius Kiplimo Maisei, retained his title with a time of 2 hours 14 minutes and 45 seconds. He was 2 seconds faster

Mo Yan in Macau | Nobel laureate says keeping roots is secret to good literature

For contemporary Chinese literature to step onto the world stage, Mo Yan, the first Chinese author to win the Nobel Prize in literature, suggested that today’s writers should explore the

In-transit mainlanders need to show flight ticket to enter MSAR

Starting this month, Chinese passport holders will be required to show their flight ticket (showing their seat booking) at the Zhuhai checkpoints in order to pass through Macau, as well

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