CHILE | President steps up security after bomb hurts 14 

Chile’s president increased security measures and expanded powers to investigate on Tuesday (yesterday, Macau time), a day after a bomb injured 14 people in the capital in the worst attack

USA | Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants 

President Barack Obama plans to outline in an address to Americans an expanded military and political effort to combat Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly

This Day in History: 2001 – US rocked by day of terror

The Pentagon was also severely damaged by one of the three civilian airliners which hijackers turned into flying bombs. A fourth plane crashed in a field near Pittsburgh. A state of

Offbeat | NZ lodge owner charged with assaulting 16 guests

The owner of a New Zealand tourist lodge has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting 16 guests, most of whom were from overseas. Police said yesterday that Michael Harris was

Pacquiao and Algieri conclude int’l media tour

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, boxing’s only eight-division world champion, and New York’s undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion  Chris Algieri concluded their 27,273-mile international media tour last Friday with

Mayweather says NFL should have kept Rice penalty

Champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he believes the NFL should have stuck with its original discipline of Ray Rice, saying the league was overly influenced by new video showing

Basketball | World Cup US, Lithuania win to set up World Cup semifinal

The U.S. then turned a seven- point halftime lead into a 119-76 blowout of Slovenia as six Americans scored 12 or more points, led by Klay Thompson’s 20. Today’s semifinal at Palau

EPL | Spurs seek temporary home while building stadium

The English Premier League club will move away from White Hart Lane for a season to shorten the time required to build the new stadium adjacent to the current site. Tottenham

Ferrari president Montezemolo to leave the company

After more than two decades presiding over one of the biggest and most successful teams in Formula One, Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down as president of Ferrari. The 67-year-old Montezemolo

HK OBSERVER: Pandora’s Box

From the perspective of Beijing there seems to be no going back from the National People’s Congress Standing Committee’s recommendations for universal suffrage for the 2017 Chief Executive election here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 – edition no. 2148

* Philippines plans to give Muslims autonomous zone * Macau seen as ‘good example’ on tourism * Over 20,000 people fined over smoking * Killings by china anti-terror cops raise concerns DOWNLOAD

THE BUZZ | Christie says N.J. casinos, tracks can offer sports betting

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration declared that casinos and racetracks can offer sports betting without fear of prosecution or civil liability, setting up another possible showdown with professional and

World briefs

CHINA-US U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice repeatedly raised concerns about risky Chinese fighter intercepts of U.S. surveillance flights in meetings this week with Chinese leaders in Beijing, senior administration

French women bid topless sunbathing ‘adieu’

France’s summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: the topless woman. As few as 2 percent of French women under 35 now

Health Bureau urges Chan Pou U’s family to share HK medical report

The Health Bureau has urged the family of teenager suffering from chronic pain to share a medical report with Macau’s public hospital which was issued by Queen Mary Hospital in

Central hospital admits to unknowingly using tainted oil

The Taiwanese gutter oil fiasco has hit a number of public institutions in Macau. The Health Bureau (SSM) revealed that three government departments, including Conde de São Januário General Hospital

CSR collects less rubbish on Mid-Autumn night

CSR has dispatched 60 workers to collect the trash left behind by people who viewed the moon at more than 10 spots throughout Macau. Out of all the moon viewing locations,

Coutinho advises gov’t to protect local currency

Both had addressed the issue in March, but government responses to their enquiries were not satisfactory, they said in a recent written enquiry. José Pereira Countinho and Leong Veng Chai

Law proposing ban on remote gambling tabled in Singapore’s parliament

Proposed legislation regulating online gambling was introduced in Singapore’s parliament on Monday.   According to the newspaper “Today”, the bill will ban remote gambling unless it takes place through an operator

Macau and Zhuhai to join forces on World Car-Free Day

The Macau Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) said in a statement that it aims to promote “ecological tours” among citizens, while encouraging Macau people to choose environmentally-friendly ways to move around

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