Thursday, July 17, 2014 – edition no. 2109

* Gov’t reveals plans for LRT section facing Kun Iam Statue * Chinese paintings show a different Macau * Pacquiao’s contender in Macau fight reveale * Chui sai on chooses same team for

MOZAMBIQUE | Over 10 million people have domestic electricity

Around 10.2 million Mozambicans have access to electricity in their homes as a result of expansion of the power grid over the last 10 years, Mozambican daily newspaper Notícais reported

CHINA AND COMPANY | Mainland’s growth pickup reassuring but no game changer

A pickup in China's growth has fortified confidence the world's second-biggest economy is stabilizing as the past decade's explosive growth decelerates to the 7 percent range. China's economic transformation since the

BRICS | nations agree to create own development bank, headquarter in China

The leaders of five emerging market powers said at a summit yesterday (Macau time) that they gave final agreement to creating their own development bank worth USD100 billion that will

State to civil servants: Get on the bus

China is telling thousands of civil servants to give up their Audis and get on the bus. State media reported yesterday that most Chinese officials must sell their government vehicles in

GUANGZHOU|Police arrest suspect in bus explosion

Police in Guangzhou said yesterday they had arrested a suspect who had confessed to arson in relation to a bus explosion that killed two people and injured 32 others. The statement

PHILIPPINES | Typhoon kills 12, spares Manila

A typhoon left at least 12 people dead, knocked out power in many areas, damaged a parked plane but spared the Philippine capital yesterday when its fierce wind shifted, officials

SOUTH CHINA SEA | Beijing moves oil rig out of waters Vietnam claims

China yesterday moved an oil rig out of waters claimed by Hanoi after two months of drilling that triggered a near-breakdown in ties between the neighbors and led to deadly

JAPAN | Nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval yesterday for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation

S KOREA | Naver says Line messenger app mulls IPO

Line Corp., the operator of a popular mobile messaging app, has submitted an IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange but might also seek a New York listing, its parent

GAZA STRIP | Scars show as children endure third war

The children of the Attar clan have lived through three wars in just over five years, each time fleeing their homes as Israel bombarded their neighborhood in the Palestinian Gaza

USA | Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol

USA Journalist, activist released by US Border Patrol Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, a Philippines- born immigration activist who has lived in the U.S. illegally since he was a child, was released by U.S. Border Patrol agents yesterday after they detained him

This Day in History: 1974 Bomb blast at the Tower of London

A bomb ripped through the Mortar Room in the White Tower at 1430 BST. The small basement exhibition room was packed with tourists from the UK and abroad who took the

Offbeat | On-duty officer delivers his own son in California

Every now and then a police officer has to deliver a baby. The first time Officer Bryan Anderson did it, the baby was his own son. Anderson was on duty early

One down, one to go: Rio Olympics next for Brazil

Brazil just pulled off the World Cup. Next up is Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics, which poses an even bigger challenge. Cement trucks are busy, creating billowing dust clouds, and

US Concussion expert: World Cup sets bad example

World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol and then failed to take advantage of the international interest in the tournament to teach football fans and young

HK Observer: Doublethinking political reform

Anyone familiar with novelist George Orwell´s portrait of Stalinist Russia in “1984,” and its origins in “Animal Farm,” may see many similarities here as the political reform process plays out.

World briefs

CHINA Three members of an imprisoned pastor’s family have sneaked out of China to the U.S. with the help of activists after complaining about an extended campaign of harassment by

THE BUZZ: Thailand’s plan to deport 130,000 to myanmar raises concerns

Refugee advocates yesterday raised concerns about the safety and welfare of 130,000 long-term displaced people whom Thailand’s military government recently said it planned to send back to Myanmar. Junta leader said last

Man released on bail leaves Macau in private jet, resumes illegal gambling in Vegas

Eight people from Malaysia, China and Hong Kong were accused on Monday in Las Vegas of operating a temporary, illegal gambling ring that investigators said logged millions of dollars in

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