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Football: Sanchez strikes as Copa holders Chile thrash Japan

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:15
SAO PAULO: Manchester United misfit Alexis Sanchez scored for the first time in five months and provided an assist as Chile began their Copa America defence in emphatic fashion with a thumping 4-0 win over tournament guests Japan on Monday (Jun 17). The 2015 and 2016 Copa champions took the lead ...

El Salvador beat Curacao 1-0 in Gold Cup group opener

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:15
REUTERS: El Salvador got their Gold Cup campaign off to a winning start on Monday with a 1-0 win over Curacao in Jamaica. Nelson Bonilla ran on to a through ball from Oscar Ceren in the dying seconds of the first half and his angled shot into the bottom right-hand corner of the net proved the ...

Pakistan politician does livestream with cat whiskers, ears

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:10
PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A politician in northwestern Pakistan was given paws for thought after his press conference was streamed live on Facebook with the "cat filter" turned on, giving him on-screen whiskers and ears. The online stream of regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai speaking with journalists ...

Asia stocks capped ahead of Fed, oil on defensive

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 07:45
Investor caution ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest rate meeting capped Asian stocks on Tuesday, while crude oil prices retreated as global growth worries overshadowed supply concerns stemming from recent Middle East tensions.

Taylor Swift calls for LGBTQ equality in new music video

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 07:10
The star-studded video for new single You Need To Calm Down also featured a surprise cameo by former rival rival Katy Perry.

Toronto Raptors 2 million-strong NBA victory bash marred by shooting

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 06:54
TORONTO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and some two million other fans cheered the NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Monday (Jun 17) in a victory celebration that united the nation, but the party was marred by a shooting that seriously wounded two people. Five double-decker buses that ...

Bill Cosby's Father's Day post calling himself 'America's Dad' sparks anger

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 06:50
The 81-year-old comedian is currently serving a prison sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

Police kill gunman who opened fire on US courthouse

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 06:20
WASHINGTON: A man armed with an automatic rifle opened fire on a Dallas federal courthouse on Monday (Jun 17) before being killed by police in the southern US city, law enforcement officials said. Police identified the shooter as 22-year-old Brian Clyde, who caused no deaths or injuries when he ...

US to send 1,000 additional troops to Middle East

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 06:20
WASHINGTON: Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday (Jun 17) the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were "defensive purposes," citing concerns about a threat from Iran. "The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible ...

Scandal-ridden Brazil giant Odebrecht seeks bankruptcy protection

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:50
SAO PAULO: Scandal-ridden Brazil construction giant Odebrecht, which has admitted to spending nearly US$800 million to bribe officials across Latin America to win contracts, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday (Jun 17), judicial sources said. Company lawyers filed a request with the ...

Commentary: 11 Everest climbers dead in 16 days - how to recover dead bodies from the world’s tallest mountain

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:30
Recovering bodies from Everest is difficult and expensive, says mountaineering historian, Jonathan Westaway.

The Big Read: As headwinds grow, fresh grads adjust job expectations, embrace short-term contracts

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:30
While companies that are growing are still keen to hire and groom young talent, the increasingly cautious outlook could dampen the rise of starting salaries rather than the number of jobs available, say experts.

Commentary: Instagram tests hiding likes but this won’t bring back happiness

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:30
Turning back the clock won’t solve the root of our problems with social media, says NTU Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information’s Jung Younbo.

Commentary: Why the coming global recession will be harder to get out of

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:30
The risk of a global recession and crisis in an already fragile global economy is rising, says New York University’s Nouriel Roubini.

Harvard revokes Parkland shooting survivor's acceptance over racial slurs

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:26
NEW YORK: Harvard University has rescinded its admission offer to a survivor of the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school over his past use of racial slurs in an online document posted on Twitter, the student said on Monday (Jun 17). The student, Kyle Kashuv, was a junior at Stoneman Douglas High ...

Two penalties see lacklustre Norway seal last 16 spot

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:25
REIMS, France: Norway booked a ticket to the last 16 at the women's World Cup after an uninspiring 2-1 victory against a battling South Korea side thanks to a penalty in each half from Caroline Graham Hansen and Isabell Herlovsen. Norway, the 1995 champions, join hosts France in the knockout stage ...

Bah humbug! Trump's plan for more China tariffs to hit festive shoppers

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:15
This year's holiday season could be tighter for many Americans if the U.S. government imposes tariffs on another US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports - because that will include tech products, game consoles, toys, cribs, ornaments and Santa hats.

France maintain perfect record with Renard's VAR penalty

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:11
Already-qualified France preserved their perfect record to top Group A at the women's World Cup with a 1-0 win against 10-woman Nigeria thanks to Wendie Renard's 79th minute penalty on Monday.

US releases new photos it says incriminate Iran in tanker attacks

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 05:06
WASHINGTON: The United States military on Monday (Jun 17) released new photos it says incriminate Iran in an attack last week on a tanker ship in strategic Gulf waters. The US argument centres on an unexploded limpet mine on the Kokuka Courageous ship it says was removed by Iranians on a patrol ...

Turkish president blames Egypt 'tyrants' for Morsi's death

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 04:50
ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday (Jun 17) blamed Egypt's "tyrants" for the death of former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi who died in a Cairo hospital after fainting during a court session. "History will never forget those tyrants who led to his death by putting him in ...