CRIME | PJ cracks cocaine case, detains HK resident

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 36-year-old Hong Kong resident and found more than 70 grams of cocaine in his apartment. After receiving a tip-off, PJ intercepted the man

Residents’ deposits drop by 1.2 pct

Residents’ deposits decreased 1.2 percent month-on-month in November to MOP473.6 billion.  Of these deposits, MOP deposits increased 0.1 percent while deposits of HKD and other foreign currencies decreased by 0.5

Auto Industry | Ferrari spinoff sets up Fiat Chrysler for another deal

Sergio Marchionne, the architect of the auto industry’s biggest deal in more than a decade, may not be finished yet. Even as he completed the merger of Fiat SpA and

Corporate Bits | Sands China executives celebrate victories with team members

Team members took out first place in the three main categories (“Chip Picking,” “Card Calculating” and “Baccarat Payout”), as well as finishing first and second in the overall team championship.

China is leading importer of Angolan goods

In this period, China accounted for 49.5 percent of all Angolan exports, followed by Spain with 6.2 percent, India with 5.6 percent, the United States of America with 5.5 percent

ANGOLA | National Bank launches competition to design new coins

The competition runs until 30 January and will select the motifs to appear on the face of the two new coins, and the selection panel will be led by the

Shanghai Stampede | At cost of grieving families, China manages public emotions

Some wailed and some staggered with grief as the relatives of the 36 people killed in Shanghai’s New Year’s Eve stampede visited the disaster site yesterday for seventh-day commemorations that

Diplomacy | Flag-raising by Taiwan in Washington riles Beijing

The U.S. State Department said yesterday it was not given advance notice about a New Year’s flag-raising ceremony at the residence of Taiwan’s representative to Washington that has angered China. Taiwanese

Petco pulls Chinese treats amid fears they sickened pets

Petco said it has removed all remaining Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its website and stores nationwide because of concerns they have sickened thousands of pets and killed 1,000

Media reports on N Korea ties after soldier killed four people in border town

Papers and experts discuss Beijing-Pyongyang ties following reports that a North Korean soldier killed four people in a Chinese border town. The soldier crossed the border in late December, stealing money

Flight 8501 | Strong currents force expanded search area for AirAsia plane

  Strong currents forced Indonesia to expand the search area for the crashed AirAsia plane yesterday, as rough seas and bad weather pushed debris and made it difficult to reach suspected

Australia | Swelters through its third-hottest year in 2014

Australia sweltered through its third-hottest year on record in 2014, following a record hot 2013, weather authorities reported yesterday. The southern spring from September through November last year was Australia’s hottest on

Myanmar | Army arrest more than 100 foreigners for illegal logging

The Myanmar army has arrested more than 100 foreigners and 20 Myanmar nationals for illegal logging near the Chinese border, the defense ministry said yesterday. It said the army also seized

Philippines | At least 20 rebels killed in southern province: military

At least 20 members of a renegade Muslim rebel group were reportedly killed as government forces shelled and assaulted their training camp in southern Philippine province of Maguindanao, the military

Thailand | Police nabs fugitive convicted in 1995 India bombing

Thai police said yesterday that they have arrested a fugitive convicted in India for his involvement in a 1995 bomb attack that killed a chief minister of a northern Indian

Iraq | Clashes with IS kill 23 troops, allied fighters

  A suicide blast targeting Iraqi security forces and subsequent clashes with Islamic State extremists yesterday killed at least 23 troops and pro-government Sunni fighters in the country’s embattled western province

SpaceX calls off launch to space station at last minute

  SpaceX called off its planned flight to the International Space Station yesterday because of rocket trouble. The unmanned Falcon rocket was supposed to blast off before sunrise. But the countdown was

This Day in History: 1990 Leaning Tower of Pisa closed to public

Over the past 100 years the belfry at the top of the mediaeval tower has moved 9.6 inches (nearly a quarter of a metre). The tilt is currently 16ft (4.9m) off

Offbeat | Escaped emu turns motorists’ heads running on Israel roadway

In the central Israeli town of Herzliya near Tel Aviv, an escaped emu ran through traffic Sunday on a main road between cars in the rain. Local authorities say the

Football | Analysis : Lampard NY deal creates credibility issue for MLS, new team

Major League Soccer expected the alliance between Manchester City and the New York Yankees to “elevate the league to new heights.” MLS Commissioner Don Garber’s forecast at the 2013 launch now

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