96 dead last week in Xinjiang

Chinese state media released a detailed casualty count yesterday for last week’s violence in the western province of Xinjiang, with 37 people and 59 attackers killed in the deadliest unrest

Strong quake kills at least 175 in Yunnan

A strong earthquake in southern China’s Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes yesterday, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1,400. About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county

TAIWAN |Explosions probe focuses on petrochem firm

Authorities in Taiwan’s second-biggest city zeroed in on a petrochemical firm Saturday in their investigation into a series of gas pipeline explosions that killed 28 people and injured 286, as

NEPAL | Indian prime minister aims to bolster ties 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew to Nepal yesterday to meet top leaders, offer prayers at a revered Hindu temple and address the parliament. Modi’s visit is significant because India has a major

NORTH KOREA | 2 detained Americans seek US help

Two American tourists charged with “anti-state” crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what

NEPAL | ‘No chance’ of finding 159 landslide victims

There is no chance of finding any of the more than 150 people who are believed to have been buried by a massive landslide in northern Nepal, an official said yesterday,

China bladder trade sending porpoise to extinction

Gillnet fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez has pushed the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, to the brink of extinction, according to an environmental report published Friday which

PHILIPPINES | Super typhoon to bring rain as it threatens Japan

Typhoon Halong will probably bring downpours to the Philippines in the next few days as it passes offshore on a track to slam into southwestern Japan with winds gusting to

ISRAEL| Strike near UN school in Gaza leaves 10 dead

A United Nations school sheltering displaced people in the southern Gaza Strip was hit yesterday by what a U.N. official said appeared to be an Israeli airstrike, as the military

REVIEW: A look at the recent revival of South African wine’s with the new kids in town

Born and raised in Sheffield, UK Richard worked as a chef before moving to the wine trade while often listening to the Clash. Richard got a basic winemaking diploma by

This Day in History: 1964 Three civil rights activists found dead

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation found the three young men - two white and one black man - about six miles from the town in a wooded area

Offbeat | Crop circle in Germany attracts many visitors

The ornate design was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find quickly spread online. Farmer Christoph Huttner, who owns the wheat field near Weilheim, couldn’t be reached

FOOTBALL | Record crowd sees Man United beat Real Madrid 3-1

Ashley Young scored twice in the first half, and Manchester United beat Real Madrid 3-1 on Saturday in front of the largest crowd to watch a football game in the

Australian GP stays in Melbourne until 2020

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has confirmed Melbourne will continue to host the Australian Grand Prix as the opening event of the season until 2020. Victoria state premier Denis Napthine

Insight: ‘Gasosa’ – The impact of corruption

Whilst travelling across around 800 km of Angolan roads, I noticed that one of the most effective “services” in Angola is the police roadside stop-checks. In a country waking up

Monday, August 4, 2014 – edition no. 2121

* Casino revenue falls for second straight month * Capturing the beautiful faces * Crowded ending for Guangdong & Macau Fair * USJ appoints new deans   DOWNLOAD PDF     * The Brics bank is a glimpse

WORLD VIEWS: Portugal should allow BES to fail

Back in August 2008, as the credit crunch was really starting to bite, Tim Price, director of investments at PFP Wealth Management in London, had this to say: A banking

THE BUZZ: Packer said to seek Las Vegas return in Oaktree Deal

Billionaire Australian casino operator James Packer is in talks to develop a Las Vegas Strip resort on land once occupied by the New Frontier Hotel & Casino, according to people

MACAU | REPORT : Religious freedom is respected

The document, which the Times has accessed, shows that there were no reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious belief, affiliation or practice throughout 2013. In order to conduct

World briefs

CHINA Police in northeastern China said two people were killed and one injured yesterday in a pair of apparently related shooting incidents. The shootings in Lanxi county took place about

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