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  1. News - World - THE VATICAN

    Vatican says conclave for next pope may come early

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 11:56am by Associated Press in Vatican City

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City The Vatican raised the possibility Saturday that the conclave to elect the next pope might start sooner than March 15, the earliest date possible under current rules that require a 15 to 20 day waiting period after the papacy becomes vacant. Vatican spokesman the Reverent Federico Lombardi said that Vatican rules on papal succession are open ...

  2. New floor area rules overshadow next auction

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Bidding for a luxury site to be auctioned in Kowloon Tong on Wednesday will take place under the shadow of new rules capping the amount of common space that may be added on to a development to 10 per cent of its permitted gross floor area (GFA). The site ...

  3. Flash mob? This guy thinks it's a flesh mob

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zhuo It was a chilly way to welcome the new year- but it was all in the name of art. A topless sunbather was part of a 'flash mob' demonstration on the West Kowloon waterfront promenade to support plans for the area's development as a ...

  4. Nekatibeb too strong in final sprint

    Posted Dec 06th 2010, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... Richard Castka in Macau Ethiopia's Tekeste Nekatibeb staged a late burst of speed to win the Macau Galaxy Entertainment International Marathon on Taipa Island yesterday. Nekatibeb crossed the finish line at the Macau Sports Stadium in two hours, 16 m ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trend towards building smaller flats is not a healthy sign

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:20am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Trend to smaller flats not healthy There is at least one important way in which the government's campaigns to increase flat supply and crack down on property ... are their only option. The city's infamous shoeboxes are now described as fairly sizeable as some truly mini-flats are hitting the market and selling like hot cakes. Strong demand for small flats ...

  6. Lawyer and girlfriend on bond for fighting

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maggie Ng A lawyer and his girlfriend were bound over at Kowloon City Court yesterday for fighting. On July 30, Dominic Adrian Geiser, 28, found out that marketing manager Denise Hassan, 26, had frequent SMS conversations with another man. He had grasped her neck during the dispute at her home in Kowloon City. She in turn threw fruit knives towards him. Both were admitted ...

  7. Matches to be played behind closed doors as 'mark of respect'

    Posted Aug 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Macau The FIVB World Women's Grand Prix will be played behind closed doors at the Macau Forum today as a mark of respect for the victims of the recent mudslide in Gansu. Macau sports authorities decided late last night to play today� ...

  8. Sedition: a tale of two cities

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... down on dissidents. The legislation was shelved indefinitely. Hong Kong and Macau have the same Article 23 in their Basic Law. Under these mini-constitutions, both cities must legislate against ... They believe it was the mainland soldiers entering Macau after the handover who restored order and security in the city. It appears that freedom of expression plays second fiddle to patriotism ...

  9. Sales drop 12pc on rate concerns

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu The number of sales recorded at key private housing estates dropped 12 per cent last week and agents said this was because of concerns that banks might be poised to raise mortgage rates. A total of 390 deals were done from September 14 to 20 in ...

  10. Casinos in Macau agree to lower junket fees

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... the unlegislated cap can be enforced among the city's six casino operators, which are competing amid weak demand. At the launch of Macau's casino chamber, of which Mr Ho is president, he said ... said he would inherit Edmund Ho's policies on developing the casino industry. 'I will follow the policies already laid out by the chief executive to ensure the healthy growth ...




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