Mozambique | World Bank grants new loan for paving roads

The World Bank has approved additional financing of US$73.6 million to support the implementation of the second phase of the program for Maintenance and Management of Roads and Bridges of

OECD revises Portugal’s projected economic growth upwards

Portugal’s economy is expected to grow between 1.3 percent and 1.5 percent in 2015, reaching 2 percent in 2016, benefitting from a drop in oil prices and the devaluation of

Beijing says Myanmar apologizes for deadly border bombing

  China's Foreign Ministry says Myanmar has apologized for a cross-border bombing last month in which four Chinese farmers were killed, an incident that injected rare tensions into generally good relations

Taiwan | Farmers expanding into indoor LED-lit, pesticide-free fields

Chang Chen-kai is part of Taiwan's new generation of high-tech farmers that is harnessing the island's technological edge in light-emitting diodes to grow vegetables indoors under bright LED lights. Chang works

Hong Kong | British banker’s murder case adjourned to May

A British banker accused of the murders of two Indonesian women appeared briefly yesterday in a Hong Kong court, where pretrial proceedings were adjourned for five more weeks as prosecutors requested

Hong Kong Exchange pledges to defend investors in mainland

Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. said it will help international investors defend their ownership rights should problems arise amid concerns about Chinese legal protections for shareholders. The bourse amended its

Defense | US hopes Japan navy will be more active in Pacific

Even as Japan remains divided over proposed changes in the role it should play in regional security issues, senior U.S. and Japanese military officers say they hope the Japanese navy

Super typhoon weakens after entering Philippines

  A super typhoon blamed for the deaths of at least four people on islands in the western Pacific Ocean has weakened after reaching Philippine waters and is expected to further

Tragic Easter in Kenya | At least 15 dead, 60 wounded as gunmen attack university

Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya yesterday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. Even as security forces cornered the gunmen in

UN report | More than 25,000 foreigners fight with terrorists

The number of fighters leaving home to join al-Qaida and the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria and other countries has spiked to more than 25,000 from over 100 nations,

This Day in History: 1954 Oxford wins 100th Boat Race

The victorious Dark Blues beat Cambridge - also known as the Light Blues - by four-and-a-half lengths despite windy conditions and rough waters along the four-and-a-quarter mile (6.84km) course from

Offbeat | Against all odds: British couple win a million in lottery for 2nd time

David and Kathleen Long won the money — and a car — in the EuroMillions Mega Friday Draw, having already scooped up 1 million pounds in 2013. Lottery operator Camelot said

EPL Preview | Liverpool looks to stay in top-4 race

  Saturday, 7:45pm Arsenal v Liverpool H 1.86, D 3.9, A 4.6 Liverpool could slip out of realistic contention for Champions League qualification with a loss at Arsenal tomorrow as the Premier League returns

Kapok: Going back to politics

Politics in many a modern polity seems to have become taboo; a notion somewhat perceived as coming from the past, when ideologies reigned and ultimately proved to be the inspiration

Friday, April 3, 2015 – edition no. 2284

* Macau gaming dollars ending up on mainland stock markets * Construction site brawl leaves 6 wounded * Macanese hotelier awarded by global brand * At least 15 dead as gunmen attack university


* Movies: Lambert & Stamp * Books: The Last Unicorn by William deBuys * Music: Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens * Wine: The Shades of Green III * Food: A Guardian of Macanese

In ‘Lambert & Stamp,’ the backstage story of The Who

The teenage revolution was in full force on the fall 1964 night that Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp stumbled into the Railway Tavern, a London pub where a band called

Sufjan Stevens’ latest album is worth the time

Plucked strings and pulsing keyboards dominate the distinctive arrangements on Sufjan Stevens’ latest album, and in the absence of a rhythm section, they serve to keep time. But time’s not for

Searching for ‘The Last Unicorn’ in the wildness of Laos

Spoiler alert: There are no unicorns in Laos. But don’t blame nature writer William deBuys for trying to find one. The premise of “The Last Unicorn” is simple: DeBuys tagged along with

TV series | ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ goes beyond the biblical epic

The people are restive, the priesthood is scheming and a fanatic band of insurgents known as the zealots are plotting assassinations — and now to make matters worse, the body

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