China, WHO in talks on plans to trace coronavirus origin

China and the World Health Organization are discussing plans to trace the origin of the coronavirus outbreak following a visit to the country by two experts from the U.N. agency,

Heavy rains hit eastern provinces from weakening tropical storm

Heavy rains and high winds were hitting China’s eastern coastal region yesterday from a tropical storm weakening as it neared Shanghai. The skies over the financial hub were overcast ahead of

This Day in History | 1962 Marilyn Monroe found dead

Screen icon Marilyn Monroe has been found dead in bed at her Los Angeles home. The 36-year-old actress’ body was discovered in the early hours of this morning by two doctors

India | Residency law in Kashmir amplifies demographic fears

For almost a century, no outsider was allowed to buy land and property in Indian-controlled Kashmir. That changed Aug. 5 last year when India’s Hindu nationalist government led by Prime Minister

Aviation | EasyJet expands summer schedule

EasyJet Plc is seeing a stronger-than-anticipated rebound in passenger demand following the lifting of lockdowns, prompting it to accelerate the addition of flights. Aircraft operated with 84% of seats full in

HK stocks jump suddenly with property developers leading gains

Hong Kong stocks saw a sudden spike in afternoon trading yesterday, with property shares leading the advance. The Hang Seng Index rose 2% at the close as inflows from across the

Drive In | Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ is supreme Black art

King Beyoncé’s new film takes you on a journey of Black art, music, history and fashion as the superstar transports you to Africa to tell the story of a young

The Buzz | Prosecutor seeking Trump’s taxes cites probe of his business

A New York City prosecutor fighting to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge yesterday he was justified in demanding them because of public reports of “extensive

Where’s Juan Carlos? Spain mulls former monarch’s future

Speculation over the whereabouts of former monarch Juan Carlos gripped Spain yesterday, a day after he announced he was leaving the country for an unspecified destination amid a growing financial

World Views | Where’s the sympathy for lonely young people

  Imagine a condition so bad for your health, it reduces your life expectancy as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. It weakens your immune system and carries an increased risk of

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 – edition no. 3591

  * Studying the origins — China, WHO in talks to trace SARS-CoV-2 origin * MUST vaccine will be free for Macau residents * Lawmakers denounced the so-called ‘rumor crime’ as an attack

Huge explosion rocks Beirut with widespread damage, injuries

BEIRUT — A massive explosion rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday (Wednesday, Macau time), flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom

MUST vaccine expected to be free for Macau residents

The Covid-19 candidate vaccine currently being researched by a team led by the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) is expected to be distributed free of charge for Macau

Urgency to bear witness grows for last Hiroshima victims

HIROSHIMA — For nearly 70 years, until he turned 85, Lee Jong-keun hid his past as an atomic bomb survivor, fearful of the widespread discrimination against blast victims that has

Analysis| Irksome in Iceland, brusque in Britain? US envoys draw ire

In Iceland, a nation so safe its president runs errands on a bicycle, U.S. Ambassador Jeffery Ross Gunter has left locals aghast with his request to hire armed bodyguards. Gunter has

Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus cases surge

MANILA — Commuter trains, buses and other public vehicles stayed off the main roads of the Philippine capital today (Tuesday) and police were again staffing checkpoints to restrict public travel

MUST to take breakthrough vaccine to human trials shortly

The medical breakthrough announced by Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) researchers this week could prove a major step forward in the development of a viable Covid-19 vaccine, according

Briefs | Latest weather guidelines released for school activities

  The Macau SAR government has publicized the details of the guidelines for school arrangements under extreme weather conditions. When a typhoon signal is hoisted and is changed from Signal No.

Tightened restrictions among new travel policies

The Novel Coronavirus Response and Coordination Center has implemented stricter measures on entrants from, or having visited in the preceding 14 days, Hong Kong, Urumqi of Xinjiang Province and Dalian

Wynn closes Yokohama office, remains keen on Japan long term

Wynn Resorts Ltd. said it closed its Yokohama office after plans for Japan to award casino licenses were delayed but remains interested in the project. “The pandemic is having an unprecedented

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