UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts

The U.N. Security Council will vote Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring

Palestinian death toll in Gaza reaches 508

The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state headed to Cairo yesterday to try to end two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting that has killed at least 508 Palestinians and

Flight 17 tragic end for family of 6 coming home

Mohammad Afif and his family were about to start a new chapter in their lives. Afif was getting set to begin his university studies in architecture, and his father was

This Day in History: 2003 Saddam’s sons killed in gun battle

The bodies of the two men were identified after 200 American soldiers, backed by helicopters, stormed a house in the northern city of Mosul following a tip-off from an Iraqi

Offbeat | SAY WHAT!? Removal by noise reaps barbs in Belgium

A plan by a Belgian mayor to remove a group of Gypsies by playing loud music backfired when the camping cars stayed put and the children danced to the music. The

Chief of Pyeongchang’s organizing committee quits

The head of Pyeongchang’s organizing committee for the 2018 Winter Olympics resigned yesterday, saying new leadership is needed to complete preparations for the games. A former provincial governor, Kim Jin-sun was

Shakhtar players refuse to return to Ukraine

Shakhtar Donetsk’s owner says six players have refused to return to Ukraine for the new season as conflict rages around the club’s home city. Five Brazilian and one Argentine player

Steven Gerrard retires from international football

England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football yesterday to focus on playing for Liverpool. The 34-year-old midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years. Gerrard said he “agonized”

Our Desk: Learning to stop!

Since Israel launched its ground offensive in Gaza last Saturday, the ever-lasting conflict between Israeli and Palestinians has escalated rapidly once more. We’ve seen this before. Over and over again.

World briefs

CHINA The strongest typhoon to hit southern China in four decades has killed 17 people after claiming at least 94 lives in the Philippines, officials say. ISRAEL says it has widened

THE BUZZ: No Macau residents amongst MH17 passengers

The Macau Tourism Crisis Management Office has revealed that, from the information that has been gathered so far, no Macau residents were among the passengers of the Malaysia Airlines flight

HEALTH | Teen’s death in Ohio puts focus on caffeine powder dangers

A few weeks before their prom king’s death, students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. But it was

Gov’t consults public on affordable housing law amendment

The consultation document consists of two parts. The first focuses on the overall direction of the affordable and social housing, while the second is about the partial amendment of the

European Trade Centre in Tianjin looking for investors in Macau

The European Trade Centre (ETC) project, which is currently under development in the Chinese city of Tianjin, was recently unveiled in Macau, with its representatives emphasizing the business opportunities for

Prison suffers from shortage of hands

Macau Prison (EPM) director Lee Kam Cheong claimed that they have always faced a shortage of hands. It plans to hire more than 70 people to fill the various vacancies.

Facebook vigilante group shames appalling taxi drivers

When people talk about the taxi service in Macau, many will share stories of their being scammed by dodgy drivers. On Facebook, a group called “Macau Taxi Driver Shame”, created

Macau and HK strengthening cooperation on food safety

The two SARs gathered last weekend in Macau for the 7th Hong Kong Macau Cooperation High Level Meeting, in which they discussed issues of mutual interest, promising to enhance cooperation

TAM: MSAR determined to help raise financial safety of Asia-Pacific region

The Secretary for Economy and Finance, Mr Francis Tam, has assured that Macau will reinforce its efforts in contributing to the Asia-Pacific region’s financial safety. Addressing the audience of the 17th

How Malaysia Airlines can salvage its brand

Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight 370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed last week by the downing of another of its jets,

Brazil and China sign agreements worth USD7.5 billion

Along with a number of energy, finance and industrial agreements signed Thursday in Brasilia in the presence of presidents Xi Jinping and Dilma Rousseff, the two nations also agreed to

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