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Ferguson returns to Old Trafford for first time since operation

17 min 22 sec ago
MANCHESTER, England: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford for the first time since having brain surgery, receiving a warm welcome as he attended Saturday's (Sep 22) Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Smiling and waving to fans, the 76-year-old ...

US military says US airstrike kills an estimated 18 Somali militants

33 min 35 sec ago
WASHINGTON: U.S. forces acting in self defence called in an airstrike on al Shabaab militants in the southern Somalia province of Lower Juba, killing an estimated 18 Islamist extremists, U.S. Africa Command said on Saturday. Somali government troops accompanying the U.S. unit killed two other ...

Singapore leaders express condolences over death of Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang

38 min 38 sec ago
SINGAPORE: Singapore leaders have expressed their condolences following the death of Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, who died on Friday (Sep 21) aged 61 after a serious illness. President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan and Deputy ...

US airlines score win as Congress drops 'reasonable fee' rules

39 min 27 sec ago
The US airline industry scored a win on Saturday as bipartisan congressional legislation dropped plans to mandate "reasonable and proportional" baggage and change fees, but included other new passenger protections.

Watford held at Fulham after Mitrovic strikes again

43 min 16 sec ago
REUTERS: Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic hit the target again as they came from behind to earn a 1-1 home Premier League draw against a high-flying Watford side left cursing too many missed first-half chances on Saturday. Watford's best start to a top-flight campaign had looked set to continue as ...

Wilder and Fury to fight for world title on December 1

43 min 18 sec ago
WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will fight Britain's Tyson Fury on Dec. 1 in the United States with the venue yet to be finalised, the pair announced on Saturday.

Aubameyang slams Gabon decision to name his father as manager

2 hours 8 min ago
Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has criticised the football federation (FEGAFOOT) decision to appoint his father as national team coach and said Pierre Aubame did not want the job.

Italy PM spokesman warns Treasury officials to find welfare funds or face sack

2 hours 18 min ago
MILAN: Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement will sack Treasury officials in a "mega-vendetta" if they fail to find the resources needed for welfare spending. Spokesman Rocco Casalino's comments, made in a leaked audio with an unidentified ...

Hong Kong opens first bullet train link with mainland China

2 hours 26 min ago
HONG KONG: Top officials from Hong Kong and Guangdong boarded Hong Kong's first bullet train on Saturday (Sep 22) and attended an opening ceremony at the former British colony's sleek and controversial new harbourfront railway station. Both Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Guangdong's ...

Football: Kyle Walker hurt by Pochettino jibes

2 hours 40 min ago
LONDON: Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says he was stung by criticism from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after he left the north London club. Walker joined City in July 2017 and has since won the Premier League title and League Cup with Pep Guardiola's team, while Tottenham remain ...

Islamic State group claims Iran parade attack

3 hours 7 min ago
BEIRUT: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a deadly shooting at a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, its propaganda agency Amaq said. Citing a security source, Amaq said: "Islamic State fighters attacked a gathering of Iranian forces in the city of Ahvaz in southern ...

Golden Globe Race seek to rescue injured Indian sailor

3 hours 9 min ago
PARIS: The organisers of the round-the-world Golden Globe Race said Saturday (Sep 22) they were scrambling to rescue missing Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy, but admitted he was "as far from help as you can possibly be". Tomy's yacht Thuriya had its mast broken off when it was rolled in a storm on ...

Ordering opioids online? Mail carrier may also deliver handcuffs

3 hours 12 min ago
NEW YORK: He looked like a regular mail carrier, dropping off an unremarkable package at an upscale New York City apartment tower, but neither the man nor the package were quite what they seemed. The mail carrier was really a federal agent, conducting a so-called controlled delivery, a tactic the ...

Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

3 hours 16 min ago
TRIPOLI: Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August. In a statement late Friday, the Government of National Accord (GNA) ...

Tennis: Murray to end season after playing in Shenzhen and Beijing

3 hours 21 min ago
REUTERS: Andy Murray will end his season after playing in the Shenzhen and Beijing tournaments over the next two weeks to be "in the best possible shape" for the Australian Open in January," the Scot said on Saturday (Sep 22). The former world number one returned to the ATP tour in June after ...

Vatican says Pope recognises legitimacy of seven Chinese bishops

3 hours 22 min ago
The Vatican said on Saturday that Pope Francis had recognised the legitimacy of seven state-appointed Chinese bishops as part of a historic provisional agreement with Beijing.

Indian bishop refused bail in nun rape case

3 hours 31 min ago
NEW DELHI: An Indian bishop accused of raping a nun was refused bail Saturday (Sep 22), and ordered to remain in police custody to face questioning in a case that has triggered outrage among clergy. Bishop Franco Mulakkal was arrested in southern Kerala state on Friday after Pope Francis relieved ...

Gabon hails 'brave' ICC decision not to probe violence claims

3 hours 38 min ago
LIBREVILLE: Gabon on Saturday (Sep 22) hailed as "brave" a decision by the International Criminal Court not to open a formal probe into claims of violence after a disputed presidential poll in a country ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years. The re-election of President Ali Bongo in August ...

Football: Tuchel puzzled by poor Liverpool display of his PSG stars

3 hours 40 min ago
PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel admitted Saturday (Sep 22) he was left puzzled by the lack of cohesion between his trio of star strikers against Liverpool. "It's very hard to explain, perhaps you could ask the players. I cannot explain it," Tuchel said. Kylian Mbappe, despite a ...

Russia throws doubt on joint lunar space station with US: RIA

3 hours 56 min ago
MOSCOW: Moscow may abandon a project to build a space station in lunar orbit in partnership with US space agency NASA because it does not want a "second fiddle role," a Russian official said on Saturday (Sep 22). Russia agreed last year to work with the US National Aeronautics and Space ...