KOREAS | North to send cheering squad to South’s Asian Games

North Korea said yesterday it will send a cheering squad to the coming Asian Games in rival South Korea that its athletes plan to attend. A North Korean statement said the

ISRAEL | Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen

Ian Deith, Jerusalem Three Israeli suspects in the vigilante-style killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to the crime yesterday and were re-enacting

USA | South Texas shows drama behind illegal immigration

Christopher Sherman, Mission The youngest, a 14-month-old boy from Guatemala, lay quietly in a baby carrier hung from his mother's chest. The oldest, a 38-year-old woman from El Salvador, cried with

US man convicted on terror charges files appeal

Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A "sleeper cell" of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California's Central Valley. Following the arrests of five terror suspects, journalists swarmed to

This Day in Historty: 2003 – Conjoined twins die in separation op

Conjoined Iranian twins who volunteered to go ahead with a major operation to separate them have both died during surgery. Laleh and Ladan Bijani suffered a fatal loss of blood within

Offbeat: Joey Chestnut gets mustard yellow belt and fiancée

Chestnut man fell far short of his record last year of 69 dogs and buns, but he still easily beat second-place finisher Matt Stonie, also of San Jose, who downed

MATCH OF THE DAY | Scolari hints Willian may replace Neymar in semis

Tales Azzoni, Sports Writer, Belo Horizonte Brazil v Germany Home 2.86, Draw 3.25, Away 2.86 Willian took Neymar’s position when Brazil’s reserves played against a local under-20 squad at its training camp outside

Di Maria ruled out of World Cup semifinals

Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria has been ruled out of the World Cup semifinal against the Netherlands with a thigh injury while striker Sergio Aguero has been declared fit to

2 ticket agents implicated in scalping

MATCH, which has the exclusive rights to the World Cup hospitality program, says all remaining tickets bought by Algerian Mohamadou Lamine Fofana’s Atlanta Sportif Management company have been canceled. Fofana

RELIGION | Church parade past Mafia home a challenge to pope

Frances D’Emilio, Rome In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. Interior Minister Angelino

Our Desk: Unplug and get bored

Do you see people waiting in public venues, canteens, bus stations or even dining alone or sitting on the bus, looking down at their smartphones in their hands? Do you

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 – edition no. 2102

* USJ renames Faculty of Christian Studies, appoints new dean * Local tourism industry ‘software’ disappoints * China’s gambling frenzy in overdrive during WCup * Xi marks 77th anniversary of China Japan war   DOWNLOAD

THE BUZZ: Students refuse to take UM’s special offer

Two high school graduates from Jiangxi province in the mainland have been the focus of public attention since they helped to subdue an attacker on a bus. Both failed to

Insight: It’s every man for himself

The law establishing a minimum wage for security guards and cleaners working for property management companies was approved in general terms by the AL and will now be subject to

FRANCHISE EXPO | Industry experts believe Macau needs global vision and services

Experts from the European franchising industry think that Macau has a great advantage and offers many opportunities for businesses. However, the city needs a global vision and more experience, as

New Macau leaders show divergences, president to be elected tomorrow

According to lawmaker Au Kam San, member of the new council, the meeting yesterday was an assembly to select the 11-member council and three members of the board of supervisors.

Ceiling falls from old building, five trapped

Part of the ceiling of an old building downtown fell yesterday, trapping five people. The accident occurred at a three-floor structure located on Rua Nova do Comércio near San Ma

CE promises youth to tackle housing demand and diversify industries

The Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, has vowed to meet the housing needs of the younger generations and develop diversified career opportunities. His remarks were made during a 90-minute talk

World briefs

INDONESIA A strong earthquake has hit off the coast of western Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.0 quake

Monday, July 7, 2014 – edition no. 2101

* New Macau leaders show divergences, president to be elected tomorrow * Franchise experts believe macau needs global vision * Sing my song world tour kicks off in macau * Dubai to build

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