PHILIPPINES | Arrested militant: Terror suspect alive

A captured Abu Sayyaf commander told investigators that a top Southeast Asian terror suspect, who the military reported was killed in a U.S.-backed airstrike two years ago, is alive and

GAZA | Indirect Israel-Hamas talks start in Cairo

Israel and Hamas began indirect talks on a new border deal for the blockaded Gaza Strip as a cease-fire ending their month-long war entered its second day yesterday. Israel has said it wants

USA-AFRICA | Obama announces USD33B in commitments

  President Barack Obama announced USD33 billion in commitments yesterday aimed at shifting U.S. ties with Africa beyond humanitarian aid and toward more equal economic partnerships. The bulk of the commitments came from private-sector

SPACE | Rosetta probe catches up with comet 

After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers, Europe’s unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination yesterday, a milestone in mankind’s first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet. The decade-long trip was

this day in history: 2003 Bali bomber smiles at guilty verdict

At least 190 people from 21 countries died in the blasts. Most were foreign tourists, nearly half of them from Australia. Amrozi bin Nurhasyim is the first to stand trial for

Offbeat | Aussie commuters tip train cars to aid trapped man

Dozens of people helped rescue a fellow commuter in Australia by pushing against train carriages to free the man whose foot had slipped between the platform and the train. Closed-circuit footage

Football | La Liga Navas sees opportunity, not logjam, at Real Madrid

Real Madrid unveiled its new goalkeeper Keylor Navas after he signed a six-year contract with the Spanish club. The 27-year-old helped Costa Rica reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup for

French league | Analysis PSG chasing third title, Monaco chasing… PSG

Paris Saint-Germain is chasing a third straight French league title while last season's runner- up Monaco could struggle to mount a serious challenge after adopting a new recruitment policy. Outsiders include

World Views: An income cap might not be as crazy as it sounds

Concern about rising wealth and income inequality has generated all kinds of solutions, often focused on improving the lot of the people at the bottom with measures such as minimum

Thursday, August 7, 2014 – edition no. 2124

* Local students crowned in global software contests * Nitro Circus live back in town * Packer’s USD4b Vegas bet fuels crown risk * Hiroshima marks 69th anniversary of atomic bombing   DOWNLOAD

THE BUZZ: 51 migrants hurt in clashes in French port Calais

Migrants massing at France’s English Channel port of Calais have clashed in overnight battles that left 51 injured — one seriously. Police intervened with tear gas early yesterday to break

Major shareholder leaves recently launched weekly newspaper

  “The fact that António José de Freitas is leaving is not just a minor thing. He held 51 percent and he was administrator and general manager,” Mr Rego said.

Indian lawmaker suggests Kerala follow “Macau’s style” to prevent rape

A member of the Legislative Assembly in Kerala, India, has suggested that the state should follow “Macau’s style” of preventing cases of rape and violence against women. He has said

World briefs

CHINA’s smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities. Beijing’s

MGM announces interim results, says Cotai project ‘moving along at full steam’

According to the information released by MGM China, the group’s mass table games growth has again outperformed the overall Macau market. “Main floor table games and slots continue to grow as

Teenagers taste one day of work

The participating youth, including children or siblings of MGM team members, and young people from different local schools, referred via Sheng Kung Hui Macau and YMCA, can get a sense

Future Mozambique consul allegedly expelled from Portugal in the ’80s

Diplomat Rafael Custódio Marques will be heading the consulate of Mozambique set to open in Macau this year, a Macau Forum delegate told the Times. According to an AP report

FMG stages sit-in protest outside StarWorld

Protesters first gathered outside Lotus Square and picked up signs prepared by FMG. They then matched to the backdoor of StarWorld and conducted a sit-in protest there. The police were

Analysis | Gaming sector labor strains set to intensify

Las Vegas Sands and Wynn Resorts together reported labor compensation costs of USD50 million in their Macau casinos last quarter. Casino industry analysts believe that another four operators (Galaxy Entertainment, MGM

Briefs: Old woman dies in traffic accident

An elderly woman was killed in a traffic accident yesterday morning. At around 5 a.m., a taxi driving along Rua dos Hortelãos in the northern district knocked down the 89-year-old.

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