FRANCE | Charlie Hebdo publishing prophet cartoon on new cover

  The surviving staff of Charlie Hebdo plans an unprecedented run of 3 million copies of the next issue today, with the Prophet Muhammad on the cover, as France hunts for

This Day in History: 1994 Duchess of Kent joins Catholic church

The duchess was received into the Catholic church in a private service conducted by the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Basil Hume. An act of parliament in 1701 banned heirs to the

Offbeat | US: Black lab likes to take solo bus ride to her dog park stop

KOMO-TV reports that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week. The dog and her

CR7x3 | Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA Ballon d’Or award for 2014

  For the third time, Cristiano Ronaldo was voted the world’s best football player. He hopes it also brought him closer to being remembered as one of the greatest of all

Asia Cup | Australia, South Korea win to reach quarterfinals

  Now that Australia and South Korea have secured their spots in the Asian Cup quarterfinals, attention has quickly turned to which of the continental heavyweights will top the group. Australia’s 4-0

World Views: Not just in France but in Nigeria and Yemen too

For the past six days the west’s attention has been transfixed by the murderous attacks in Paris that left 17 people - cartoonists, security guards, police officers and Jewish hostages

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – edition no. 2228

* Locals more enthusiastic about learning foreign languages * FT Analysis: Dark clouds hang over gaming industry * Legendary piece of musical theatre returns to Macau * Pope arrives on Asian tour   DOWNLOAD

The Buzz | Budvar beer exports reach record high in 2014

Czech state-owned brewery Budejovicky Budvar, which has been fighting a long legal battle with U.S. beer giant Anheuser-Busch over the use of the “Budweiser” brand, says its overall output and

World briefs

CHINA Police shoot and kill six would-be bombers in the latest violence to strike the restive far northwestern region of Xinjiang, a local government spokesman and official website say. SRI LANKA

Kinder, gentler Golden Globes kept lid on partying

For their third and (so they say) final year, co-hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey proved themselves yet again the Golden Girls of the Golden Globes awardscast, airing live on

Studio City | Melco teams up with Time Warner to open family entertainment center

Melco Crown Entertainment is set to open its USD3.2-billion Studio City resort in “mid-year” 2015, adding 1,600 hotel rooms and an intended 400 gambling tables to the Cotai Strip, the

Gov’t retrieves up to millions from scholarship recipients

The Macau Foundation (FM) revealed that five recipients in a scholarship program have to repay up to MOP3.18 million in total after failing to meet their obligation of returning to

Alexis Tam meets domestic violence concern groups

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, invited the Macau Domestic Violence Legislation Coalition for a meeting yesterday afternoon. He promised to draft instructions to assist police officers

Revenue drop with impact on credit analysis: Moody’s

Declining gaming revenues in Macau are credit negative for the local economy, according to a report by credit rating agency Moody’s. “The gaming revenue downturn is negative for the government regarding

MDT cartoon awarded in South Korea

A Macau Daily Times cartoon received an honorable mention at the 23rd Sejong International Cartoon Contest SICACO 2014, held in Seoul, South Korea. The cartoon was drawn by Rodrigo de

Kiang Wu Hospital predicts 9pct staff turnover

Public hospital and healthcare centers will recruit more than 500 new staff members throughout this year, with over 70 percent of them being medical personnel. Currently, the privately run Kiang Wu

Nephew of Stanley Ho arrested over prostitution ring

Hotel Lisboa’s executive director Alan Ho was sent in handcuffs to the Public Prosecutions Office yesterday morning, along with five associate suspects, for running a multi-million-pataca prostitution ring that was

BRIEFS | Two injured in separate assault cases

Two assault cases involving knives took place yesterday, with one allegedly related to domestic violence. The first case of assault took place at around 1 p.m. in a residential apartment

AL PLENARY | Lawmakers divided on Labour Law amendment

The current Labour Law stipulates that employers must compensate employees when making them redundant without providing a proper reason. The “basic monthly salary” used to calculate the amount of the

Fox looks to bring ‘Ice Age’ characters to China theme park rush

21st Century Fox Inc. is seeking Chinese sites for amusement parks featuring themes from “Ice Age,” “Alien” and “The Simpsons,” as entertainment companies rush to build vacation spots for the

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