Macau casinos suffer worst year amid anti-graft push

The world`s gambling capital Macau saw its first annual decline in casino revenues in 2014, figures showed Friday, with a corruption crackdown by the Chinese government ending a decade of booming growth for the industry.

China arrests 87,000 for gambling, prostitution

Police in China have arrested 87,000 people in the campaign against gambling and prostitution that was launched earlier this year, the ministry of public security said.

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections.

Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in `one China` message
Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in `one China` message

 Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Hong Kong and Macau on Saturday to remember they are part of "one China", as pro-democracy campaigners in both semi-autonomous territories call for free leadership elections.

Macau democracy leader says he's being watched before Xi visit

A Macau pro-democracy leader on Tuesday said he is being "watched" by authorities before a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid reports that Hong Kong students had been blocked from entering the territory.

Macau democracy leader says he`s being watched before Xi visit

A Macau pro-democracy leader said Tuesday he is being "watched" by authorities before a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, amid reports that Hong Kong students had been blocked from entering the territory.

When Shilpa Shetty met Arnold Schwarzenegger
When Shilpa Shetty met Arnold Schwarzenegger

Shilpa Shetty was in for a major surprise when husband Raj Kundra took her to Macau, China.

Filipinos celebrate Manny Pacquiao's unanimous win over American boxer
Filipinos celebrate Manny Pacquiao's unanimous win over American boxer

Filipinos erupted in jubilation as the country`s boxing hero Manny Pacquiao outclassed American challenger Chris Algieri to retain his WBO welterweight title in Macau on Sunday.

Asian Games: Saina, Sindhu sail into second round of badminton
Asian Games: Saina, Sindhu sail into second round of badminton

India made a resounding start in the individual badminton event of the 17th Asian Games with ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu sailing into the second round of women's singles competition here Wednesday.

Macau poll reveals democracy urges amid Hong Kong row with China

An unofficial referendum on democracy in the southern Chinese gambling hub of Macau showed 89 percent of nearly 9,000 people who took part don`t trust their leader, who was re-elected on Sunday as the sole candidate. 

Now Macau activists plan democracy poll in new headache for China

Three activist groups in Chinese-ruled Macau, the world`s biggest gambling hub, are planning an informal referendum on democracy, an organiser said on Tuesday, following the footsteps of neighbouring Hong Kong whose ballot China branded illegal.

Macau, a special administrative region of China like Hong Kong, is widely expected to re-elect its current leader, Fernando Chui, in a vote on August 31.

Twenty injured in Hong Kong ferry crash

Twenty people were injured when a Hong Kong ferry crashed into a seawall off the coast of the gambling enclave of Macau on Friday, officials said, the latest accident to hit the cities` busy waterways.

Donaire takes world featherweight title

Nonito Donaire became the new world featherweight champion Saturday after defeating South Africa`s Simpiwe Vetyeka in Macau in a fight that saw the Filipino boxing star take victory on an anti-climactic technical decision.

Hong Kong billionaire Lau found guilty in Macau land deal case: Report

Billionaire Joseph Lau, the head of Chinese Estates Holdings, was found guilty of bribery and money laundering in a land deal in Asia`s gambling capital of Macau.

Lusofonia: India beat Macau 2-0, enter football final

Goa (India) scored in each half to get the better of Macau and enter into the final of football event at the Lusofonia Games.

India ready for Macau challenge

Goa (India) are prepared to face Macau`s challenge ahead of the second football semi-finals at the third edition of the 2014 Lusofonia Games at Nehru Stadium in Margao on Sunday.

Mozambique to clash with SL in football semi-final

Mozambique will start as favourites when they lock horns with Sri Lanka in the football semi-finals in the 3rd edition of the Lusofonia Games at Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Saturday.

Macau eves beat Mozambique in volleyball at Lusofonia Games

Putting behind their poor show against India, Macau`s women volleyball team on Monday beat Mozambique in straight sets at the Lusofonia Games here.

Lanka need a draw to advance to semifinals

Sri Lanka are looking to seal their berth in the semi-finals when they play their last group `A` league match of the Lusofonia Games football competition against Sao Tome tomorrow at Tilak Stadium in Vasco.

Macau casinos hit jackpot with USD 45B revenue

The tiny Chinese city of Macau has again smashed its annual record for casino earnings as revenues last year hit a staggering USD 45 billion, further underlining its outsize position as the world`s biggest gambling market.