TERRORISM IN AFRICA | As world watches Paris, Nigeria suffers its own attacks

  Boko Haram, Nigeria’s homegrown Islamic extremist group, is increasing the ferocity and tempo of its attacks, destabilizing Africa’s most populous nation as it prepares for elections. Girls as young as 10 are being

USA | FBI: Man planned to bomb Capitol, kill officials 

A 20-year-old man’s Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man’s arrest on charges that he plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol

This Day in History: 2001 Dr Congo President Kabila shot

Eyewitnesses said they had heard gunfire for about an hour around the president’s hilltop home in Kinshasa, known as the Marble Palace and usually heavily guarded by soldiers and a

Offbeat | ‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

Two extravagant comedies, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” tied for the most Oscar nominations yesterday with nine nods each, including best picture. They were joined in best-picture nominations by “Boyhood,”

Football | Asian Cup : UAE, Iran through to knockout stage

  Ali Mabkhout eased the tension quickly for his team, scoring after just 14 seconds to set up a 2-1 win over Bahrain that secured a spot in the Asian Cup

Arum: Pacquiao agrees to terms for Mayweather fight

Manny Pacquiao flew to Los Angeles yesterday, preparing for a meeting with contestants of the Miss Universe pageant. Whether he has an even bigger date on May 2 seems entirely

Kapok: Liberté, égalité, fraternité

I must admit that I usually don’t easily gulp overly nationalistic injunctions, and hence consider appeals to “national unity” and unquestionable flag-waving displays of national pride with great suspicion. In

Friday, January 16, 2015 – edition 2230

* Papal frenzy builds in Philippines as Francis arrives for visit * Petition condems Fong Chi Keong’s speech * Scholars study impact of LRT and casino industry * Military targets 16 officials for

In Macao. BY CHARLES A. GUNNISON

* Movies: Predestination * Books: The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan * Music: Uptown Special by Mark Ronson * Wine: The Czech Enigma II * Food: the Rising Star * Technology: Wearable sensors gather

Time is bent – and gender, too – in ‘Predestination’

Time travel. There’s hardly a more alluring fantasy in our pop culture, from the simplest depictions — children’s cartoons, comic strips, romantic comedy films — to the “Interstellar” kind that

‘Unquiet Dead’ is outstanding debut by Ausma Zehanat Khan

War atrocities reverberate for generations, affecting those who fought on the battlefield and the civilian victims who were collateral damage. Ausma Zehanat Khan’s gripping first novel tackles questions of identity, culture,

Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special’ is not that special

Mark Ronson’s new album, “Uptown Special,” opens with such promising notes — Stevie Wonder’s harmonica, playing so soulful and slow that the listener can’t help but settle in, ready and

Times Square by Rodrigo

tea leaks by talkers

While we are here rambling on politics and social issues, there are problems much more pressing and stressful that worry the community. For instance, the blonde community. “I’m looking for a

Jack Black

was awarded the Medal of Merit in Tourism– state recognition – by Chui Sai On not long ago, in 2011. Now he is behind bars in pre-trial detention waiting

The Czech Enigma II

For more than a millennium, the Czech lands were part of the mainly German-speaking Holy Roman Empire, Austrian Empire and Austro-Hungarian Empire. If there was one country that influenced the

FOOD | THE RISING STAR

It is already known that Imperial Court serves sophisticated dishes with a Cantonese flair that mix tradition with creativity, but what’s more pleasantly surprising is that Imperial Court has a

SPA | SERACHING FOR BALANCE

Ayurveda Aromatherapy consists of two ancient healing sciences. Ayurveda is the old science of medicine that goes back 4000 years in written script and has specified ways in which aromatics,

In Macao. BY CHARLES A. GUNNISON

  A late nineteenth-century Californian view of Macau: Charles Gunnison’s ‘In Macao.’ Charles A. Gunnison (1861-97), the secretary

SCREEN PEOPLE | Celebs: Rafael Nadal tries his hand at some disco tennis

The occasion was the official opening of the newly renovated Margaret Court Arena that will give the Australian Open, which starts on Monday, its third stadium with a retractable roof. On

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