UKRAINE CRISIS | Truce still shaken by fighting after no-fire zone set

Ukraine’s truce was shaken further by battles after the government and pro-Russian separatists agreed to create a buffer zone to strengthen the pact. Rebels continued to shell government troops and the

USA | Man with knife jumps White House fence

The Secret Service chief has stepped-up security outside the White House after a man with a knife who jumped the fence made it into the presidential residence before being apprehended,

Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead

Lewis Hamilton took the lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship by winning the Singapore Grand Prix yesterday, leapfrogging teammate Nico Rosberg who had to retire early with a gear-selection

CLIMATE CHANGE | Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission 

Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale

Asian Games | Hagino snatches swimming gold from Sun, Park

The Asian Games saw its first major upset yesterday as Japan’s Kosuke Hagino stole the thunder from one of swimming’s biggest rivalries by winning the 200-meter freestyle final ahead of China’s

ASK THE VET | Most Common Symptoms of Canine Heart Murmurs

by Dr Ruan Du Toit Bester Symptoms of a Heart Murmur in Dogs - The dog’s heartbeat seems irregular - A hacking cough that does not seem to go away. - Breathing that seems

EPL | Man United implodes in 5-3 loss to Leicester

Manchester United twice surrendered a two-goal lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester in a wild Premier League game yesterday, with the promoted side scoring four times in 20 minutes to

Rear Window | The long goodbye!

The PRC’s State Council – under Premier Li Keqiang – has appointed Chui Sai On as the next Macau Special Administrative Region Chief Executive. Chui received nearly 96% of the

Monday, September 22, 2014 – edition no. 2155

* Hamilton wins in Singapore, takes F1 title lead * Chui to receive official Beijing appointment today * HK group brings busking culture to town * Karate team departs for Incheon with confidence   DOWNLOAD

Breivik’s father feels guilt over son’s dark path

The father of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik says he fears his son is becoming even more extreme and dangerous in prison. In his first news conference since the July

The Buzz | Disney World plans Frozen attraction at Epcot

Walt Disney World is planning a new attraction inspired by the ever-popular "Frozen" movie. The "Frozen" attraction will go up at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot at the theme park

World briefs

INDIA-CHINA Indian and Chinese troops face off along their Himalayan border as the countries’ leaders hold a rare meeting in New Delhi, promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase

US consul: Macau’s freedoms remain critical to ensuring prosperity

The U.S. consul general in Hong Kong and Macau, Clifford Hart, believes that the freedoms enshrined in the MSAR’s Basic Law are crucial to ensure its prosperity. “Macau’s established freedoms of

PHILIPPINES | Public awareness needed to preserve cultural heritage

The Philippines is hit by about 20 storms each year, and other severe natural disasters often affect this country, which is home to about 100 million people. Its cultural heritage

Festival seeks to introduce traditional Indian culture to Macau

A dance performance organized by the Indian Culture Association of Macau (ICAM) for tomorrow night aims at introducing traditional Indian dance to a local audience. ICAM president Victor Kumar said that

MSAR and Singapore are top choices for Chinese gamblers

Chinese gamblers prefer Singapore and Macau as destinations but neighboring regions such as South Korea are becoming increasingly appealing too, according to a study conducted by China Outbound Tourism Research

Gov’t and gaming operators discuss transportation for non-resident workers

DSAT is in conversations with the casino operators regarding the commute of non-resident workers (TNR) and construction workers on casino projects. The existence of these discussions was mentioned yesterday by

Union accuses casino of exploiting smoking law loophole

Leaders of three casino employees unions affiliated with the Macau Federation of Trade Unions (FAOM) held a press conference yesterday, alleging that several casino operators are converting part of their

MUSIC | Jazz Festival returns to Beishan this weekend

The Beishan International Jazz Festival will take place this weekend at the Beishan Theater in Zhuhai. First launched in 2010, this year’s festival is themed “Let’s Swing.” According to the


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signs a decree of the State Council on the appointment of Chui Sai On as the fourth-term chief executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region in

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