No monkey business in ‘Planet of the Apes’

Andy Serkis as Caesar in a scene from the film, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Digital characters have by now long populated our movies like unwanted house guests.

Yanique makes US Virgin Islands seem vast in debut

For most of us, if we think about the U.S. Virgin Islands at all, we think just of tropical resorts and hurricanes. Tiphanie Yanique's debut novel, "Land of Love and

Judas Priest has redeeming metal value

Simply put, "Redeemer of Souls" is the best album this band has done in over 20 years. Powerful, fierce, captivating and clever, this could be the hard rock/heavy metal album

NEWS OF THE WORLD | Brazilian women celebrate WCup bonanza of men

Jenny Barchelfield, Rio de Janeiro Renata de Mouro Moitinho sambas so fast her feet blur, but her partner moves with the bumbling tentativeness of a toddler taking his first steps. And in a

THE BUZZ: Singapore removes gay penguin book from libraries

Singapore authorities have withdrawn from libraries two children's books featuring same-sex couples, sparking controversy amid a debate on gay rights in the conservative city-state, BBC News reported. “And Tango Makes Three”

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PHILIPPINES A military investigation yesterday has concluded that six elite army soldiers were killed last month by an artillery round mistakenly fired by the marines and not Muslim militants as

Samsung faces fresh child labor claim in China

Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant. Samsung

Macao Conscience predicts dire consequences if academic freedom is not respected

According to Jason Chao, a member of the group, university authorities persecuted a number of university instructors who were critical of the government and who encouraged students to participate in

Spain and Australia are newcomers to fireworks contest

During a press conference held yesterday, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) director Helena de Senna Fernandes unveiled the program highlights for this year’s contest. “We are glad that the event

City of Dreams Soho grand opening this summer

João Pedro Lau COD stated that Soho “is more than just a name.” “In New York, London and Hong Kong, Soho means style, fashion, fun and excitement. Every major city in

Pansy Ho agrees with gov’t measures on Chinese visas

The MGM China co-chair spoke to the media at the opening of the Biennial of the Lions last night. She stated that the change of policy concerning POS machines “is

Gov’t to build 28,000 public housing and 4,000 private units in reclaimed zone

Grace Yu A spokesperson for the Executive Council, Leong Heng Teng, announced yesterday that the Chief Executive has decided to increase investments in land supply to meet the demands of residents’

HENGQIN | Zhuhai released first plot of land for bidding by Macau enterprises

The Land and Resources Bureau of Zhuhai has announced that land in Hengqin is now being listed on the Internet for bidding. This is the first plot of land released

Laundering money through casinos to buy US property

Chinese purchases of U.S. homes are likely to continue increasing as the country’s swelling ranks of affluent consumers seek refuge from pollution and political and economic uncertainty, according to Thilo

ADVERTORIAL| EXECUTIVES TO CLASH IN CHARITY FIGHT AT THE VENETIAN MACAO: The white-collar shade of boxing

busters “Million Dollar Baby” and “Cinderella Man” if you still don’t get it. Now the world’s fastest growing corporate contact sport comes to town. It will debut in Macau with

BRIEFS : Gov’t approves new building near Guia Hill

Macau’s government has granted two adjacent plots of land on the Avenida to Dr. Rogrigo Rodrigues and Alameda Dr. Carlos d’Assumpção, to “Companhia de Desenvolvimento Predial Son Ieng.” According to

Real Estate Matters | Interiors Series 3 – Tips to Staging the Inside of Your Home Like a Pro

Juliet Risdon Are you considering putting your property up for sale or renting it out, but not sure where to start? Afraid that you won't get the price you want? This is

PROJECT POKER: Exercising social control in poker

I don't have too much to report regarding my own play of late. However, I have been delivering some seriously good vibes to my friends who keep going deep in

Beijing said to probe alleged Bank of China money laundering

China’s central bank and currency regulator are investigating a state media report that alleged Bank of China Ltd. broke rules on transferring money overseas, two government officials familiar with the

Portugal Telecom falls as BES debt trips merger alarm

John Glover and Joao Lima Bonds and stocks of Portugal Telecom SGPS SA tumbled on concern that its merger with Brazil’s Oi SA will be undermined by its purchase of short-term

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