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Cartoonist Rebel Pepper comments on the case of Guangxi Normal University Press social media editor Dai Xuelin, who received a five-year prison sentence earlier this month for…
02.23 / 00:26
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Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, bolstering the prospect of discovering extraterrestrial life, Reuters reports. The star, known as TRAPPIST-1, is a small, dim celestial body in the constellation Aquarius. It is located about 40…
02.23 / 00:18
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Macau Daily Times feed A  pilot repeatedly yelled out “Mayday” but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said yesterday. Police blamed “catastrophic engine failure” when a twin-engine Beechcraft B200 Super King Air crashed into the Direct […] The post Australia | Pilot radioed in ‘Mayday’ call before Australian plane crash appeared first on MAC…
02.22 / 23:55
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Macau Daily Times feed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday praised Australia for being “courageously willing to puncture U.N. hypocrisy” on anti-Israel resolutions. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull marked the first visit to Australia by a serving Israeli leader by writing an opinion piece in yesterday’s The Australian newspaper that backed Netanyahu’s criticism in 2015 that the United Nations General […] The post Netanyahu is first Israeli prime minister to visit Austra…
02.22 / 23:55
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Macau Daily Times feed Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge tribunal announced yesterday that it has dropped crimes against humanity charges against a former lower-ranking Khmer Rouge official, saying she was not high enough in the regime’s leadership hierarchy. Prosecutors in 2015 had charged Im Chaem, a district chief during the Khmer Rouge’s 1975-79 reign, with crimes against humanity including murder, extermination and enslavement. An announcement […] The post Cambodia | Khmer Rouge tribunal dr…
02.22 / 23:55
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Macau Daily Times feed The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez’s leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents’ expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens. By 16, she was a skinhead spouting white supremacist rhetoric, giving stiff- armed Nazi salutes and tagging public property with […] The post USA | Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups appeared first on MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門每…
02.22 / 23:55
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Macau Daily Times feed Orban (L), Duterte (R) Amnesty International says “toxic” fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights. Releasing its 408-page annual report on rights abuses around the world yesterday, the watchdog group described 2016 as “the year […] The post Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights appeared …
02.22 / 23:55
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Macau Daily Times feed It’s been less than two weeks since Perwin Ali Baku escaped the Islamic State group, after more than two years in captivity, bought and sold from fighter to fighter and carted from Iraq to Syria and then back again. When a door slams, the 23-year-old Yazidi woman flashes back to her captors locking away her […] The post Iraq | New hope for Yazidi women raped and tortured by IS fighters appeared first on MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳…
02.22 / 23:55
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PTT Plc, the national oil and gas conglomerate, has expressed interest in buying a stake from Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) in a large upstream Sarawak gas…
02.23 / 00:22
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Credit card spending in Thailand is expected to grow by 5-15% after 550,000 electronic data capture (EDC) terminals are installed under the national e-payment…
02.23 / 00:22
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The state-owned Export-Import Bank of Thailand (Exim Bank) has rolled out a low-interest rate loan scheme bundled with free credit insurance, targeting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in…
02.23 / 00:22
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Tesla Inc. says its mass-market Model 3 sedan is on track for volume production by September, relieving investors who see the electric vehicle as the avenue to profitability for the young company. But the carmaker’s operations continued to burn through money, and it plans an additional US$2 billion to US$2.5 billion in capital expenses before…
02.23 / 00:18
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China’s state-run Zhenhua Oil has signed a preliminary agreement with Chevron to buy the US oil major’s natural gas fields in Bangladesh worth about US$2 billion, Reuters reports. Zhenhua is a subsidiary of China’s defense industry conglomerate NORINCO. A completed deal would mark China’s first major energy investment in the South Asian country, where Beijing…
02.23 / 00:18
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Persistently high levels of core inflation, the impact of remonetisation on economic activity and the possibility of capital outflow driven by global conditions were the deciding factors behind the monetary policy committee’s (MPC) decision to hold the repo rate at 6.25% at its February 7-8 meeting. The post Inflation, impact of remonetisation behind MPC stand to hold repo rate appeared first on The Financial Ex…
02.23 / 00:11
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A rising loss ratio in the government's pro-poor scheme such as the Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) has forced general insurers to urge the government to hike the premium for the schemes. The post State-run insurers seek to increase PMSBY premium appeared first on The Financial …
02.23 / 00:11
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As govt wants Mallya to face trial after he was charged with loan fraud to his defunct…
02.23 / 00:02
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A GRAINY picture of an alleged Kim Jong Nam assassin has emerged. She sports a top that says “LOL” and was caught on camera at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2. Malaysian authorities say that they have arrested a 28-year-old woman with a Vietnamese passport over the assassination of North Korean “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Un’s half-brother, and are still looking for four men and one woman. It is unclear if the woman arrested is the one on the camera footage. …
02.23 / 00:08
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Date: Monday, March 13, 2017Time: 5:00 PMTo: 6:30 PMVenue: Communication Studio, 3/F Social Sciences Building, Ateneo de Manila University The Department of Communication, with the Korean Studies Program, invites everyone to the screening of Fish Out of Water, a short film produced and directed by Mr. Mon Garilao.      Awarded Best Direction and Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Fish Out of Water tells the story of …
02.22 / 23:39
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Date: Monday, March 27, 2017Time: 5:00 PMTo: 6:30 PMVenue: SOM 111 An Introduction to Roman Philosophy   A Series of Lectures by   Anida Hasic, Ph.D.   Mondays of March 2017 5:00 – 6:30 pm, SOM 111/CTC 102 Ateneo de Manila University     March 6. Philosophy comes to Rome: Historical changes, Roman mentality, textual tradition.  5:00-6:30 pm, SOM 111   March 13. Overview of the main philosophical streams in the Hellenistic period and the…
02.22 / 23:39
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Date: Monday, March 20, 2017Time: 5:00 PMTo: 6:30 PMVenue: SOM 111 An Introduction to Roman Philosophy   A Series of Lectures by   Anida Hasic, Ph.D.   Mondays of March 2017 5:00 – 6:30 pm, SOM 111/CTC 102 Ateneo de Manila University     March 6. Philosophy comes to Rome: Historical changes, Roman mentality, textual tradition.  5:00-6:30 pm, SOM 111   March 13. Overview of the main philosophical streams in the Hellenistic period and the…
02.22 / 23:39
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Date: Monday, March 13, 2017Time: 5:00 PMTo: 6:30 PMVenue: SOM 111 An Introduction to Roman Philosophy   A Series of Lectures by   Anida Hasic, Ph.D.   Mondays of March 2017 5:00 – 6:30 pm, SOM 111/CTC 102 Ateneo de Manila University     March 6. Philosophy comes to Rome: Historical changes, Roman mentality, textual tradition.  5:00-6:30 pm, SOM 111   March 13. Overview of the main philosophical streams in the Hellenistic period and the…
02.22 / 23:39
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Date: Monday, March 06, 2017Time: 5:00 PMTo: 6:30 PMVenue: SOM 111 An Introduction to Roman Philosophy   A Series of Lectures by   Anida Hasic, Ph.D.   Mondays of March 2017 5:00 – 6:30 pm, SOM 111/CTC 102 Ateneo de Manila University     March 6. Philosophy comes to Rome: Historical changes, Roman mentality, textual tradition.  5:00-6:30 pm, SOM 111   March 13. Overview of the main philosophical streams in the Hellenistic period and the…
02.22 / 23:39
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The Straits Times’ food critics share their favourite places for chicken rice in S…
02.22 / 23:36
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FOR a paper published in this month’s issue of the Environmental Research Letters journal, Ms Yuan Lin, Mr Lahiru Wijedasa and Dr Ryan Chisholm from the National University of Singapore (NUS) asked 390 people of varying ages and income brackets this: from a range of 0.05 per cent to 5 per cent, how much of one’s annual income is worth giving to secure clean air? About 0.97 per cent, it turns out. In real terms, that amounts to USD$643.5 million (SGD$913 million) a year.…
02.22 / 23:32
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KINGSTON, 16 Feb 2017: Embattled Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has filed an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) after he was retroactively found guilty of doping at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, his lawyer said yesterday. Carter is awaiting a date to come before the CAS for his appeal, said lawyer Stuart Stimpson after confirming t…
02.23 / 00:07
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MANILA, Philippines — The ultimate stage is set—the dates, the cast, the stakes, all ready.But Tim Cone has been here, so it’s no surprise that even after going through seven games in the semis, he expects the final dance to go the distance anew.“Like most series, very, very few go four or five games. They always go six or seven. And people think the league wants you to play longer,” Cone said. “But…
02.23 / 00:02
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Barangay Ginebra has went through hell and back just to reach the PBA Philippine Cup Finals.But facing two-time defending champion San Miguel could just mean the Gin Kings just entered a deeper circle.The crowd darlings faced four do-or-die games en route to the PBA Philippine Cup Finals and LA Tenorio knows they’ve come too far to falter, even if its against the powerhouse…
02.23 / 00:02
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If an MVP award is to be handed out in the Barangay Ginebra-Star semifinals series, Sol Mercado and Jervy Cruz would be sharing the plum on Tuesday night.Mercado and Cruz were instrumental in helping the Gin Kings overcome a 0-2 series hole and outlast the Hotshots in Game 7 and their huge efforts certainly didn’t go unnoticed.“I thought the MVP of the series, if we could choose one, would have been Jervy Cruz,”…
02.23 / 00:02
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MANILA, Philippines — It remains to be seen whether veteran forward Joe Devance will see action or not for Barangay Ginebra when it battles San Miguel in Game 1 of the PBA Philippine Cup finals at Mall of Asia Arena on Friday.The versatile Devance, a seven-time PBA champion, played through pain in the semifinals series against Star, taking shots to help him deal with the plantar fascia in his left foot. Devance's willingness to…
02.23 / 00:02
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Star forward Marc Pingris had nothing to be ashamed of despite the Hotshots losing Game 7 of their semifinals series against the Barangay Ginebra Gin Kings on Tuesday night.Star dropped an 89-76 decision to Ginebra, but Pingris kept his head high.“I’m proud, really proud of the team and really proud of my…
02.23 / 00:02
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Serbia bowed to an all-star USA team in the championship, 96-66. RIO DE JANEIRO – Team USA proves their greatness in the men’s basketball as they pounded on the Serbian team with a 30-point lead in the championship match in the 2016 Olympic games held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Team USA waved their […] The post Team USA Declared Champ In Rio Men’s Basketball appeared first on Philippine New…
02.22 / 23:37
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Lucio Tan Jr. Still Can Ball At 50 Even at the age of 50, Lucio Tan Jr., son of the Filipino-Chinese industrial tycoon, still competes in basketball games without minding playing against youngers ones. Tan stands at 5’9”, says that he can still beat younger, faster, and taller players through his experience. In a report […] The post Lucio Tan Jr. Still Can Ball At 50, Know His Secret Now appeared first on Philippine New…
02.22 / 23:37
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In the past, anthropologists believed that the origins of modern Koreans were found in Mongolia, to the north. This was backed by linguistic backgrounds which categorized the Korean language into…
02.23 / 00:16
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A naming ceremony for two ships ordered by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is held at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyards in Ulsan, Korea, on Jan. 17. The two LPG carriers were named the Africa…
02.23 / 00:16
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DETROIT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla Inc has told suppliers it planned to begin test-building its Model 3 sedans on Feb. 20, according to people familiar with the matter, a move that could allay concerns about the company meeting its target to start production in July. The sources did not know how many of the highly [...] The post Exclusive: Tesla aims to start pilot production of Model 3 cars on Feb. 20 – sources appeared first on Thai Tech by…
02.22 / 23:37
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Inside the original Macintosh computer, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs inscribed the signatures of his team, revealing his deep concern for even the hidden features of his products. His last work – Apple Inc’s sprawling new headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. – will be a fitting tribute: a futuristic campus built with astonishing [...] The post Channeling Steve Jobs, Apple seeks design perfection at new ‘spaceship’ campus appeared first on …
02.22 / 23:37
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Action camera manufacturer Go Pro will release its HERO6 action cam later this year. The information came to light as part of the transcript of the company’s fourth quarter earnings report. The CEO of GoPro, Nick Woodman explained that the new HERO6 would appear “at some point in 2017” along with a range of other [...] The post GoPro HERO6 to be released later this year appeared first on Thai Tech by Thaiv…
02.22 / 23:37
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A new gadget known as Kissenger replicates your partner’s kiss in real time. All users have to do is kiss their device’s lip-like interface at the same time, and the device will copy the exact pressure and sensation applied by their lover via the use of a range of sensors. Kissenger has been developed by [...] The post This gadget wants to help you with your long distance relationship appeared first on Thai Tech by Tha…
02.22 / 23:37
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Uber's self-driving truck company Otto, has recently come out with the first ever commercial delivery by a self driving vehicle. The post Uber creates history, makes self-driving commercial trucks appeared first on The Financial …
02.22 / 23:36
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Federal investigators probing Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal have uncovered evidence of criminal wrongdoing, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The post US finds evidence of criminality in VW probe appeared first on The Financial …
02.22 / 23:36
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The producers at Kantana Group were in for some big challenges when they decided to renew the model-seeking reality show The Face Thailand for a third season. When Season 2 aired in late 2015, it was a big hit -- a television phenomenon that mixes talent-seeking, scripted drama and saucy characterisation of the three mentors -- Metinee "Lukkade" Kingpayome, Namthip "Bee" Jongrachatawiboon…
02.23 / 00:22
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The Live Lounge sits on top of the Sportsman Bar close to Nana in Bangkok. It's furnished with red vinyl booths and tall stools. Pool tables lie in the next room, cigarette smoke lingers on the deck outside and the air conditioning is turned up a bit too…
02.23 / 00:22
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Still only 23 years of age, violin soloist Elizabeth Basoff-Darskaia is yet another in an ever growing procession of accomplished millennial musicians who will be vying for the limelight in coming decades. Accompanied by the recently renamed Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and returning Dutch conductor Wim Steinmann, she worked her way assuredly through Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons…
02.23 / 00:22
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One can actually play a word game starting with G when exploring the Swarovski spring/summer collection, as the designs are named from Gardenia and Gisele to Guilty and Granite, not to mention Good…
02.23 / 00:22
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After driving along a very long electric fence that divides farms and lush forest, I finally reach a small office located in the middle of nowhere. The staff are waiting for me. Their shotguns are ready in…
02.23 / 00:22
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The Tourism Authority of Thailand's Lop Buri Office, which oversees Lop Buri, Sing Buri, Chai Nat and Ang Thong, is promoting a pilgrimage route in Ang Thong by highlighting three…
02.23 / 00:22
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Kanchanaburi is a huge province, the third biggest after Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima. Although the provincial capital seems close to Bangkok, its western boundary extends all the way to the border with Myanmar. Despite the fact that I have been to Kanchanaburi so many times over the past 26 years as a journalist and have seen more of the province than many of its natives, I would not say…
02.23 / 00:22
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Tube Trek Water Park Chiang Mai will be opened by the…
02.23 / 00:22
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Macau Daily Times feed Japan is the ultimate business opportunity for  Las Vegas Sands Corp., said its billionaire chairman as he envisions an integrated resort that would attract convention tourism and boast a record number of slot machines. “Singapore was a warm-up to this,” Sheldon Adelson, who’s also chief executive officer, said in Tokyo this week. A potential resort […] The post Gaming | Adelson sees Japan as ultimate business opportunity appeared first on MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門每日…
02.23 / 00:29
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Macau Daily Times feed The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea’s ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said yesterday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack. But the North Korean embassy ridiculed the police […] The post Kim Jong Nam murder | Police: Suspects in Kim’s death coated hands with poison appeared first on MACAU DAILY TIMES 澳門每…
02.23 / 00:29
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Macau Daily Times feed The trial of former top prosecutor Ho Chio Meng continued yesterday with the questioning of several witnesses. The first witness called to the stand in the morning was a porter. The prosecution side started by presenting a pay cheque for MOP53,620, which was given to the porter by Wong Kuok Wai (the businessman accused of […] The post Courts | Ho used villa in Cheoc Van for personal matters, witness claims appeared first on MACAU DAILY TIMES…
02.23 / 00:29
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Macau Daily Times feed The delayed Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge experienced a seawall collapse on reclaimed land along the east coast of the airport island back in 2014, due to irregular additions that extended the bridge by up to 10 meters. The Highways Department did not disclose any information regarding the incident until Sunday, following a media report accusing the department […] The post HKZM bridge seawall collapse went unreported appeared first on MACAU DAILY TIMES …
02.23 / 00:29
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Macau Daily Times feed The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has issued a statement reiterating that their plan for the construction of the Central Library is in line with the views of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Their statement was issued just one week after lawmakers once again scrutinized the rationale behind the Central Library project […] The post Central Library | IC defends its position on Old Court site appeared first on MACAU…
02.23 / 00:29
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CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA - For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single nearby star - and these new worlds could hold…
02.23 / 00:22
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Airports of Thailand (AoT) Plc plans to introduce an internal rail system at Don Mueang, worth at least one billion baht, to boost the airport's capacity to handle increasing passenger…
02.23 / 00:22
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New Delhi, Feb 22: Businessman Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India for Rs 9,000 crore loan default, was on Wednesday seen at an event in UK promoting a new Formula One car launched by his team Sahara Force India.…
02.23 / 00:11
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