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Saturday 29 January 2011
The former Portuguese colony is the Las Vegas of the East – but you can bet that's not all the territory offers. By James Palmer
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Monday 29 November 2010
A casino mogul bid $330,000 (£211,000) for a pair of white truffles, including one weighing about 2lb (900g), matching the record price he paid at the same event three years ago for one of the giant fungi.
Wednesday 13 October 2010
The political anointment of North Korea's heir apparent, Kim Jong-un appears to have received the thumbs down from an unusual source: his outspoken big brother.
Saturday 17 July 2010
More than 5,000 people have been arrested across Asia in a crackdown on illegal gambling on World Cup football matches, with police seizing nearly $10m (£6.5m), Interpol said.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Senior Taiwanese politicians were among a crowd of 20,000 attending the funeral of one of the island's most prominent mafia bosses yesterday.
Thursday 04 March 2010
Sunday 31 January 2010
Thursday 28 January 2010
Monday 21 December 2009
Macau celebrated 10 years of Chinese rule yesterday, a frantic decade that has seen the once sleepy Portuguese colony transformed into an Asian gambling hub that makes more money from the tables than Las Vegas.
Friday 06 November 2009
Thursday 17 September 2009
Monday 24 August 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Gamblers in the casinos of Macau do not drink cocktails like they do in Las Vegas, they drink tea. For these are serious punters, concentrating on the serious business of playing baccarat and blackjack in the world's biggest gambling den.
Something to declare: Terrorism in Turkey; roving the rails of south-east England; South East Asia on a shoestring
Saturday 23 May 2009
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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