CRIME | Man defrauds 3 women out of millions in online chatting scam

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a 27-year-old mainland man who allegedly defrauded three women out of more than MOP3.5 million. Authorities claimed that the man, who is married, met the

Briefs | FSM headquarters to expand

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSPOT) opened nine bids yesterday for the first stage of expansion of the Public Security Forces Affairs Bureau (FSM) building, located in the

Sony wants to create Netflix of video games as losses mount

Sony Corp. plans to boost cloud-based gaming by creating a mass-market streaming service similar to Netflix Inc.’s as the PlayStation maker tries to rebound from a projected USD2.1 billion annual

Corporate Bits | Celebrity Chef Susanna Foo headlines gourmet feast at Rossio

Ms. Foo was born in Inner Mongolia and raised in Taiwan, where she finished her Bachelor’s degree in History and relocated to the United States. Having completed her Master’s degree

Real Estate Matters | A Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing Strategies

If you’re thinking about investing in real estate to make money, the first thing to determine is the financial goal. Do you need to make money quickly, invest for your children’s

PROJECT POKER | The business of poker, beyond the felt

I'm writing after another successful tournament series in San Remo. This was the sixth time the EPT has come to San Remo, and almost 800 players participated in the main

Largest Angolan real estate project to launch in 2015

Commandante Gika, Angola’s biggest building project ever and one of the largest in Africa, is expected to be inaugurated within six months, said manager Sónia Campos, cited by Angolan daily

Brazilian companies sign USD500m business deals at China fair

Participation of Brazilian companies in the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) is expected to lead to current and future sales of some USD500 million, said the chief executive of the

Mozambique | Tourism’s contribution to GDP falls

The political and military tension seen in central and northern Mozambique led to the contribution of the hospitality and tourism industry to GDP falling by 4.1 percentage points between 2011

Outspoken minority scholar denies separatism at trial

A Muslim Uighur scholar accused of separatism sought to show yesterday that his writings and classroom lectures, including rhetoric saying Chinese are dragons and Uighurs are wolves, were not a

HONG KONG | Gov’t to spend USD14.2b on seven new rail routes

The total length of railways in Hong Kong will increase by about 38 percent to more than 300 kilometers when the new lines are completed in 2031, the government said

TERRORISM | Australian police raids thwart beheading plot 

Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen

THAILAND | Junta leader apologizes for bikini comment

The bodies of the man and woman were found bludgeoned on the scenic resort island of Koh Tao on Monday, dealing another blow to a tourist industry which has been

INDIA | Delhi, Beijing vow cooperation as border troops face off 

Indian and Chinese troops faced off along their Himalayan border yesterday as the countries’ leaders held a rare meeting in New Delhi, promising to boost economic cooperation and substantially increase Chinese investment

SCOTTISH REFERENDUM | Scots decide whether to declare independence

Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands yesterday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with

EXTREMISM | Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group 

Shaho Pirani says he’s just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from

This Day in History | 1952 – US Immigration slams door on Chaplin

The Attorney-General, Thomas McGranery, has ordered the Immigration Service to hold Mr Chaplin “for hearings” if he returns to the United States, despite issuing him with a re-entry permit only

Offbeat: Snowden documentary to premiere at NY festival

A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival. The Film Society of the Lincoln Center announced this week that Laura Poitras’ “Citizenfour” will

GOLF | China stars Liang and Zhang confirmed for the Venetian Macau Open

China’s No. 1 golfer, Liang Wen-chong and two-time Macau Open champion Zhang Lian- wei have confirmed they will compete at next month’s Venetian Macau Open.  One of the highlights of the

Asian Games | N. Korean reporters using fax to file stories

An official from Seoul’s Unification Ministry said yesterday that the North Koreans have a direct communication line set up for the games to send faxes. They are also using email

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