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Retiring an option as Robben, 34, confirms imminent Bayern exit

2 hours 10 min ago
Arjen Robben says he may retire in June after confirming he will quit Bayern Munich when his contract with the defending Bundesliga champions expires.

Qualcomm wins import ban against several Apple iPhones in China

2 hours 11 min ago
Qualcomm Inc on Monday said it had won a preliminary order from a Chinese court banning the importation and sale of several Apple Inc iPhone models in China that the court found violated two of Qualcomm patents.

Rugby - South Africa to play only two home tests before World Cup

2 hours 11 min ago
South Africa will play only two home tests next year during a curtailed build-up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Johannesburg and Pretoria set to host the matches.

UN members adopt global migration pact rejected by US and others

2 hours 16 min ago
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres sought to promote a global pact on migrant flows at a U.N. conference in Morocco on Monday, saying developed countries needed more migration due to their declining birth rates and ageing populations.

Catalan leader slammed for urging 'Slovenian route' to secession

2 hours 25 min ago
The Spanish government on Monday criticised Catalonia's separatist president for urging the region to follow the example of Slovenia, which sparked a brief armed conflict when it declared independence unilaterally from Yugoslavia in 1991.

India central bank chief quits after spat with government

2 hours 26 min ago
NEW DELHI: The head of India's central bank resigned on Monday (Dec 10) following a public spat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration about alleged government interference. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel cited "personal reasons" for his decision, but media reports ...

Maritime dispute: Singapore 'disappointed' Malaysia refuses to pull back port limits, cease intrusions

2 hours 56 min ago
SINGAPORE: Singapore is "disappointed" that Malaysia is unable to accede to Singapore’s proposal to return to the status quo before it extended the Johor Bahru port limits, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Monday (Dec 10) in response to its Malaysian counterpart's statement earlier ...

Nutella maker Ferrero in race to buy Campbell International business: sources

3 hours 1 min ago
Nutella maker Ferrero is interested in buying Campbell Soup's international business, which includes biscuit brand Arnott's, two sources close to the matter said on Monday.

Nobel Peace prize laureate Mukwege worried Congo vote could lead to war

3 hours 1 min ago
Presidential elections in Democratic Republic of Congo this month could lead to open conflict if they are not free, fair and peaceful and indications show that they will not be, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Denis Mukwege said on Monday.

Serie A golden boy Icardi looking to shine on bigger stage

3 hours 5 min ago
Argentina striker Mauro Icardi is the golden boy of Italian football as much for his goal-scoring prowess with Inter Milan as his colourful lifestyle off the pitch.

PFA backs Sterling after alleged racist abuse

3 hours 14 min ago
The Professional Footballers' Association said Monday it stood "shoulder to shoulder" with Raheem Sterling after the Manchester City player suffered alleged racial abuse during his side's defeat against Chelsea.

South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

3 hours 16 min ago
REUTERS: Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday. South Sudan is one of the three countries - with Uganda and Rwanda ...

4 dead after school bus mounts pavement in Hong Kong

3 hours 18 min ago
HONG KONG: Four people were killed and 11 injured when a runaway bus mounted a pavement and ran over several pedestrians in North Point on Monday (Dec 10). Two women - aged 80 and 70 - and two men - aged 83 and 77 - were killed after the yellow bus careered out of control. Videos circulating on ...

Katowice COP24 Notebook: gaps remain in climate science report for Saudis

3 hours 21 min ago
KATOWICE, Poland: Talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change began the crucial final week in the Polish city of Katowice, capital of the country's Silesian coal mining district. The aim of the gathering is to meet an end-of-year deadline for ...

Harsh media treatment of Sterling fuels racism - PFA

3 hours 32 min ago
The harsh treatment Manchester City's Raheem Sterling receives from the media is fuelling racism on the terraces, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) said on Monday.

'Try something new, come to Italy,' Ronaldo urges Messi

4 hours 3 min ago
Cristiano Ronaldo has urged long-time rival Lionel Messi to be more like him and push his limits by challenging himself in another league than Spain.

Football: 'No regrets' at Barca, says Vermaelen ahead of Tottenham tie

4 hours 9 min ago
BARCELONA: Thomas Vermaelen still has a Whatsapp group with his Belgium team-mates at Tottenham but when it comes to Barcelona's plans for their Champions League match at the Camp Nou on Tuesday (Dec 11), all concerned are keeping quiet. "We talk all the time but they know they can't do anything ...

China cracks down on unofficial Christian church

4 hours 10 min ago
Dozens of members of a prominent unofficial Protestant church and their pastor have gone missing in southwest China after authorities raided their homes, churchgoers said Monday, amid increasing restrictions on religious worship.

Taj Mahal ticket price hiked five-fold for Indians

4 hours 20 min ago
NEW DELHI: Authorities have hiked five-fold ticket prices for Indian visitors to the Taj Mahal, in the latest attempt to lower tourist numbers and reduce damage at the country's top tourist site. Indians make up the majority of the Taj Mahal's 10,000-15,000 average daily visitors. Nearly 6.5 ...

Maritime dispute: Mahathir says will negotiate with Singapore, but no decision on removing Malaysian vessels

4 hours 27 min ago
SINGAPORE: Malaysia will negotiate with Singapore regarding the ongoing maritime dispute between the two countries, but no decision has been made about removing Malaysian vessels, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday (Dec 10). "We will negotiate with Singapore," Malaysia's Dr Mahathir ...