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Russia says progress made towards cooperation on disputed islands

41 min 1 sec ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday progress had been made on confidence-building measures related to a territorial dispute between Moscow and Tokyo.

Afghan air strike kills about 20 Taliban at religious school - officials

51 min 4 sec ago
KABUL: A rocket attack on an Afghan religious school killed about 20 Taliban insurgents exchanging fire with security forces, officials said on Friday, adding that no children were among the victims. The insurgents had taken shelter at the school compound in the central eastern province of Wardak ...

Do commuters need to be informed about short public transport delays via social media?

1 hour 33 sec ago
SINGAPORE: On Nov 14, Twitter user @jookuang was one of many commuters who took to the social media site to tweet about a delay on the North South Line. Tweets from commuters highlighted an additional travelling time of between 10 and 15 minutes.  Media reports also carried news about the delay ...

In western Moscow, Putin allies lose an election but cling to power

1 hour 55 sec ago
MOSCOW: More than 10 weeks after losing a local council election in western Moscow, Vladimir Putin's party is clinging to power there: by fair means or foul. The standoff over control of Filyovsky Park Council came to a head when opposition councillor Vadim Korovin tried to sit in the chairman's ...

Newly freed Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed calls ex-PM Nawaz Sharif a 'traitor'

1 hour 58 sec ago
A newly freed Pakistani Islamist accused of masterminding a bloody 2008 assault in the Indian city of Mumbai called on Friday ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif a "traitor" for seeking peace with neighbour and arch-foe India.

Southampton v Everton - fans' view

1 hour 6 min ago
LONDON: Southampton host Everton at St Mary's on Sunday as Mauricio Pellegrino searches for his first league win since October. Everton, who are still yet to appoint a permanent manager after the departure of Ronald Koeman, are winless in 14 away league matches, their second-longest run in the ...

Tiger Sky Tower to reopen after investigating breakdown that trapped 39 people in Sentosa

1 hour 10 min ago
SINGAPORE: The Tiger Sky Tower ride at Sentosa will reopen on Saturday (Nov 25) after conducting investigations into the August incident that trapped 39 people for more than four hours.  The incident was due to a faulty drive unit component that raises and lowers the gondola, operator Sky Tower ...

Mnangagwa sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president

1 hour 10 min ago
HARARE: Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose removal as vice president by Robert Mugabe led to the veteran leader's ouster, was sworn in as Zimbabwe's new president on Friday (Nov 24). "I Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa swear that as the president of the republic of Zimbabwe I will be faithful to Zimbabwe and ...

North Korea replaces guards, fortifies border after defection

1 hour 17 min ago
SEOUL: North Korea has replaced dozens of guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea following the dramatic defection of one of its soldiers last week, a report said Friday (Nov 24). The 24-year-old soldier, identified only by his surname, Oh, is recovering in a South Korean ...

Europe's retailers chase sales boost with Black Friday offers

1 hour 25 min ago
Retailers across Europe chased shoppers on "Black Friday" in a test of consumer confidence, particularly in Britain where the spending spree imported from the U.S. has become most popular.

UAV operations play 'significant role' in counter-terrorism: Ong Ye Kung

1 hour 29 min ago
SINGAPORE: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) play a "significant role" in the Republic of Singapore Air Force's (RSAF) operations, including counter-terrorism, Second Minister for Defence Ong Ye Kung said on Friday (Nov 24). Speaking after a visit to the RSAF's UAV Command at Murai Camp, Mr Ong ...

Five on Friday: 5 Asian men more attractive than 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive

1 hour 30 min ago
In our regular light-hearted look at something making the headlines, Genevieve Loh focuses on regional celebrities who have more of a sizzle in the sexiness stakes than Blake Shelton.

Alcantara out for 'lengthy period' with thigh injury

1 hour 35 min ago
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining a thigh injury during Wednesday's 2-1 Champions League win over RSC Anderlecht, the German champions said on Thursday.

Danish supermarkets Bilka, Fotex hit by Black Friday cyber attacks: media

1 hour 46 min ago
COPENHAGEN: Danish supermarket chains Bilka and Fotex were hit by cyber attacks early Friday, taking down their websites at the launch their Black Friday campaigns, local media reported. The websites were hit by "cyber-connection" attacks, media reported, citing the owner of both chains, Dansk ...

Dying at home rather than in hospital, elderly Japanese 'go to the afterlife quietly'

1 hour 48 min ago
TOKYO: After he was diagnosed with leukemia in July, Katsuo Saito decided not to treat it and opted for palliative care. He had a hard time finding a bed at a hospice or hospital, so he spent most of his remaining weeks at home. "There are about 20 people on the waiting lists," Saito, 89, told ...

Grab driver who sexually assaulted sleeping passenger jailed 16 months

1 hour 50 min ago
SINGAPORE: A 64-year-old Grab driver was jailed for 16 months on Friday (Nov 24) for sexually assaulting a passenger after she fell asleep in the backseat. The 21-year-old student woke with a start to find the driver, a stranger, had climbed into the backseat and was stroking her thigh. While the ...

Ederson confident Manchester City can win at Huddersfield

1 hour 56 min ago
Premier League leaders Manchester City will face a tough challenge when they travel to Huddersfield Town on Sunday but have the strength to continue their stellar winning run, goalkeeper Ederson has said.

Looming national security laws raise fresh fears for Hong Kong's freedoms

2 hours 5 min ago
HONG KONG: Amid calls from Hong Kong's pro-Beijing elite for sweeping new national security laws, government advisers and lawyers say the legislation is likely to be tougher than proposals shelved 14 years ago, raising fears about the city's cherished freedoms. Those demanding urgency for the long ...

Burnley's home record will unsettle Arsenal, says Lowton

2 hours 15 min ago
Burnley have established a reputation for being hard to beat at home and Arsenal will not be looking forward to their trip to Turf Moor on Saturday, defender Matt Lowton has said.

Irish foreign minister says opposition vote would bring down government

2 hours 15 min ago
Ireland's government will collapse if the opposition Fianna Fail party proceeds with its plan to vote for the resignation of the Deputy Prime Minister Frances Fitzgerald on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.