Hong Kong | Pro-democracy tycoon’s home, business attacked

  Hong Kong police are investigating after small firebombs were thrown at the home and business of a pro-democracy media magnate in an apparent intimidation attempt. Surveillance video showed a car backing

Flight 8501 | Divers find black boxes in AirAsia crash, retrieve one of them

  Divers retrieved one black box yesterday and located the other from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, key developments that should help investigators unravel what caused

Pakistan | School reopens after Taliban massacre of students

  Pakistani children returned yesterday to the school where Taliban gunmen killed 150 of their classmates and teachers last month, clutching their parents' hands tightly in a poignant symbol of perseverance

Terrorism | Kosher market attack deepens fears among European Jews

  The killing of four French Jews in last week's hostage standoff at a Paris kosher market has deepened the fears among European Jewish communities shaken by rising anti-Semitism and feeling

Terrorism | Amid hunt for attack accomplices, France deploys 10K troops

  France yesterday ordered 10,000 troops into the streets to protect sensitive sites after three days of bloodshed and terror, amid the hunt for accomplices to the attacks that left 17

Russia urges West to restore anti-terror cooperation

Russia's foreign minister says terror attacks in France have highlighted the need to restore anti-terror cooperation between Moscow and the West. Sergey Lavrov said yesterday that such cooperation, which the West

Vatican | Pope: Fundamentalist terrorism result of ‘deviant religion’

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio says he thinks the United States had too low a profile at a solidarity march yesterday in support of the French people after the terrorist attack

This Day in History: 2004 Serial killer Shipman found hanged

He was found hanging by a bed sheet strung around the bars of his cell at Wakefield Prison at 0620 GMT. Prison staff tried to revive him but he was

Offbeat | SpaceX supply ship arrives at space station with groceries

A shipment of much-needed groceries and belated Christmas presents has finally arrived at the International Space Station. The SpaceX company’s supply ship, Dragon, pulled up at the orbiting lab yesterday, two

Football | Asian Cup : Host Australia and champion S Korea play today before clash against each other

  The second set of group matches kicks off today at the Asian Cup, with host Australia against Oman at Sydney and two-time champion South Korea playing Kuwait in Canberra. Here's some

Asian Cup | Japan opens with 4-0 win over Palestine in Group D

Defending champion Japan won its first match of this year's Asian Cup, beating newcomer Palestine 4-0 yesterday in its opening Group D match. Yasuhito Endo, Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda scored

World Views: Wooing Sri Lanka from China’s embrace

Is Sri Lanka the next Myanmar? After the stunning ouster of strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa in last week’s elections, another small, strategically vital Asian nation would appear to have rejected China’s

Tuesday, January, 13, 2015 – edtion no. 2227

* Melco set to open USD3.2b Studio City in ‘mid-year’ * Gov’t retrieves up to millions from scholarship recipients * MDT cartoon awarded in South Korea * HK pro-democracy tycoon’s home, business attacked   DOWNLOAD

THE BUZZ: Pope baptizes 33 babies in Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis has baptized 33 babies in the Sistine Chapel as part of an annual tradition, this year repeating an invitation to mothers to nurse their babies if crying out

World briefs

NIGERIA Hundreds of bodies — too many to count — remain strewn in the bush in Nigeria from an Islamic extremist attack that Amnesty International suggested Friday is the “deadliest

US: Iowa State student’s death ruled a homicide

The death of an Iowa State University student who was found in the trunk of her car outside an Iowa City apartment building last year has been ruled a homicide. The

Survey shows residents’ trust in gov’t dropping

The survey was carried out by the University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Program between December 1 and 3. A total of 502 Macau residents were interviewed over the telephone.

GAMING | FOAM calls for gov’t to intervene in casinos’ unpaid leave schemes

Amidst the continuous plunge of Macau’s gaming revenue, two casino operators have allegedly offered employees unpaid leave for as long as one year. According to a casino workers’ union affiliated

BRIEFS: Multi-million prostitution ring busted

The Judiciary Police (PJ) cracked a large prostitution syndicate based in a hotel in NAPE area yesterday. Six local suspects were arrested and 96 women involved in prostitution were taken

Crackdown on law-violating taxi drivers greeted by association

The Macau Taxi Passengers Association (MTPA) reacted by stating that it is “delighted” at the surge in police enforcement. “The figures show that the total number of tickets issued increased

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