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'Systemic failure' of UN ahead of Myanmar military crackdown: Report

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 03:08
UNITED NATIONS: There was a "systemic failure" of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a unified strategy and lacked Security Council support, according to an internal report. The crackdown drove more than 730 ...

British PM May raises Hong Kong protests with China's vice premier

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:55
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the continuing protests in Hong Kong, a former British colony, in a meeting at her office with China's vice premier Hu Chunhua on Monday (Jun 17), her spokesman said. "The prime minister raised the recent protests in Hong Kong, stressing the ...

Baseball: Yankees, Red Sox ready to take rivalry to new ground in London

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:55
The next chapter in one of the most heated rivalries in professional sport will be written next week in London when the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox play the first two Major League Baseball games in Europe.

Genetics research gets help from social media

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:36
(Reuters Health) - Researchers have harnessed the power of social media to build a genetic database, according to a new report. The "Genes for Good" project, which turned to Facebook to recruit people to fill out surveys and send in saliva samples for DNA analysis, has thus far collected data from ...

Pebble Beach doors open again to duffers after US Open

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:36
For a week Pebble Beach Golf Links belonged to the world's best but on Monday the famous seaside layout on every golfer's bucket list was returned to the duffers and weekend warriors.

FAA moves to support growth of civil supersonic air industry

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:20
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday it is moving to rewrite testing rules to allow for the eventual return of civil supersonic air travel.

Sharks without Mtawarira, Du Preez for Super Rugby playoff

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 02:15
Sharks' powerful prop forward Tendai Mtawarira will miss Saturday’s Super Rugby playoff quarter-final clash at the ACT Brumbies in Canberra with a knee injury.

Morsi briefly made history as Egypt's first democratically-elected president

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:50
CAIRO: When Mohamed Mursi, a leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, broke out of jail during the final days of Hosni Mubarak's presidency in 2011, he little imagined that the following year he would be president and, another year on, behind bars again. Three years later, modern Egypt's first ...

Pliskova through but Sabalenka, Svitolina out in Birmingham

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:45
Third seed Karolina Pliskova cruised into the second round of the Nature Valley Classic on Monday but Aryna Sabalenka and Elina Svitolina suffered shock first round upsets to unseeded players.

Football: China, Spain through to World Cup last 16 as Germany win big

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:38
PARIS: China and Spain played out a goalless draw that saw both sides advance to the last 16 at the Women's World Cup on Monday (Jun 17), while Melanie Leupolz set Germany on their way to a comprehensive 4-0 win over South Africa. Both the Spaniards and former runners-up China knew a point in Le ...

China and Spain through to last 16 after goalless draw

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:36
China and Spain played out a 0-0 draw in their final World Cup Group B match on Monday and the result was good enough for both teams to advance to the last 16 after Germany beat South Africa 4-0 in the other game.

Argentina opens probe into blackout causes

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:25
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina has opened an inquiry into what caused a massive blackout that left nearly 50 million people without power, Energy Minister Gustavo Lopetegui said on Monday (Jun 17). Technical data from the "black boxes" of two companies responsible for electricity supply will be examined ...

Tennis: Zverev survives mini-scare to beat Haase in Halle

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:22
HALLEe WESTFALEN, Germany: German star Alexander Zverev survived a brief second-set scare to beat Dutchman Robin Haase 6-4, 7-5 and reach the second round of the ATP tournament in Halle on Monday (Jun 17). Second seed Zverev came back from 5-2 down in the second set to win in straight sets in ...

Ferrari request review of controversial Canadian GP decision

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:10
Ferrari have formally asked for the decision that cost Sebastian Vettel victory in the Canadian Grand Prix to be reviewed. a team spokesperson said on Monday.

Anderson makes winning return from injury at Queen's

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:06
Kevin Anderson rallied from a set down to beat Briton Cameron Norrie 4-6 7-6(5) 6-4 in the opening round of the Queen's Club championships on Monday, marking a successful return from an elbow injury that had kept him out since March.

Cricket: Bangladesh stun West Indies with second highest World Cup chase

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 01:04
TAUNTON: Bangladesh powered to the second highest run chase in World Cup history as Shakib Al Hasan's brilliant century clinched a remarkable seven-wicket win over the West Indies on Monday (Jun 17). Shakib blasted 124 from 99 balls and Linton Das hit a superb 94 from 69 deliveries to lead ...

Southwestern China rattled by series of quakes

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:59
BEIJING: A string of five earthquakes - including one with a magnitude of 6.0 - shook China's southwestern Sichuan province on Monday (Jun 17), but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The epicentre of the largest quake was located outside the city of Yibin. It occurred at ...

Shakib smashes century as Bangladesh sink West Indies

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:56
Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored his second century in as many World Cup matches while Liton Das hit an unbeaten 94 as they thumped twice champions West Indies by seven wickets on Monday.

Infineon launches 1.5 billion euro capital hike to help fund Cypress deal

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:10
Infineon Technologies said on Monday it was launching an accelerated capital increase to raise 1.5 billion euros (US$1.68 billion) towards the cost of its planned acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor.

Israeli digital forensics firm Cellebrite gets US$110 million IGP investment

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 00:10
Israel's Cellebrite, whose software can unlock and extract data from mobile devices and is used by law enforcement and government agencies as well as businesses, said on Monday it had received a US$110 million investment from IGP Capital.