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Cleaning robots that ‘wink’ and ‘joke’ to be deployed by March 2020

2 hours 28 min ago
SINGAPORE: They can mop and scrub, "sing and rap" and even make "jokes" at passers-by - meet the cleaning robots that will soon be deployed by several companies. About 300 of these robots will be produced by LionsBot International, which said it is the world's first company to offer cleaning ...

Fourteen dead in Mumbai building collapse as search called off

2 hours 31 min ago
Rescuers pulled a woman from the rubble of a Mumbai building a day after it collapsed but her two young children did not survive, officials said on Wednesday (Jul 17), as the death toll from the tragedy rose to 13.

WTO future a concern for global finance chiefs

2 hours 32 min ago
Global finance chiefs meeting in France have warned that the World Trade Organization's internal court risks becoming paralysed by a bitter disputes between member states.

Rain sweeps in on final Open practice day at Portrush

2 hours 47 min ago
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland: The final day of practice before the British Open Championship at Royal Portrush was hit by steady rain on Wednesday, and forecasts are for showers on the first two days of competition. Strong sea breezes combined with the showers, ensuring the players got a taste of ...

Probe fails to solve acid attack on Indonesian graft buster

2 hours 49 min ago
A six-month long investigation into an acid attack that left a prominent Indonesian corruption investigator partially blind has failed to identify the perpetrators, authorities said Wednesday, prompting howls of criticism from rights activists.

Roy set to make England test debut against Ireland

2 hours 52 min ago
Opening batsman Jason Roy has been named in England's test squad for the first time for the one-off match against Ireland starting at Lord's next Wednesday.

Bank of America trims net interest income guidance

3 hours 2 min ago
Bank of America Corp reported a 10per cent increase in quarterly profit on Wednesday as a healthy U.S. economy boosted demand for loans.

India aims to expel all illegal migrants, interior minister says

3 hours 3 min ago
India will identify and deport illegal immigrants from across the country, the interior minister said on Wednesday, stepping up a campaign that critics say could stoke religious tension and further alienate minority Muslims.

Football: Rose and Trippier to miss Tottenham's Asia tour

3 hours 13 min ago
England full backs Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose have been left out of Tottenham Hotspur's pre-season squad for their tour of Asia.

Golf: McIlroy sees Open as sign of Northern Ireland's progress

3 hours 19 min ago
For Rory McIlroy, Royal Portrush will always be the place where, at the age of 16, he broke the course record in stunning fashion, grabbing the attention of the golfing world.

Alfa Romeo F1 team appoint Monchaux as technical director

3 hours 21 min ago
LONDON: The Alfa Romeo Formula One team have appointed Jan Monchaux as technical director, replacing Ferrari-bound Simone Resta who leaves at the end of July. Monchaux is currently the Swiss-based team's head of aerodynamics. The Frenchman joined last year from Audi Sport after a previous stint ...

Wall Street set to open flat as investors shrug off bank results

3 hours 22 min ago
Worries about the balance of monetary policy and growth kept U.S. stock futures flat on Wednesday, subduing the impact of solid results from Bank of America and a boost for chipmakers from Dutch company ASML.

Football: Singapore to face heavyweight Saudi Arabia in World Cup qualifiers

3 hours 22 min ago
Singapore will face off against five-time World Cup finalists Saudi Arabia in the World Cup qualifiers after the draw was made on Wednesday (Jul 17).

Microsoft, AT&T ink cloud deal worth more than US$2 billion

3 hours 31 min ago
Microsoft Corp and AT&T Inc on Wednesday said they reached a deal under which the telecommunications firm will tap Microsoft's Azure cloud service for its computing needs and provide Office 365 software to much of its 268,000-strong workforce.

Football: West Ham make striker Haller their record signing

3 hours 36 min ago
West Ham United have signed French striker Sebastien Haller from Bundesliga team Eintracht Frankfurt for an undisclosed club record fee, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Cambodia to return 1,600 tonnes of waste to US, Canada

3 hours 38 min ago
Cambodia will send back 1,600 tonnes of plastic waste found in shipping containers to the US and Canada, an official said Wednesday, as Southeast Asian countries revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments.

Myanmar says military 'dignity' harmed by US ban on army chief

3 hours 48 min ago
A US travel ban on Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing over his role in orchestrating a bloody crackdown against Rohingya Muslims harms the dignity of the military, a spokesman said Wednesday, adding critics failed to properly understand the crisis.

No-deal Brexit looms as race for new British PM wraps up

4 hours 7 min ago
The battle to be Britain's next prime minister enters its final straight on Wednesday with both candidates hardening their positions on Brexit, putting the future government on a collision course with Brussels.

Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash

4 hours 22 min ago
Families of the victims of flight MH17 marked five years on Wednesday since the crash, with calls for justice for the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine.

Football: Bruce recognises 'huge challenge' as Newcastle manager

4 hours 31 min ago
Steve Bruce said he faced a huge challenge after being appointed manager of Newcastle United on a three-year contract on Wednesday (Jul 17).