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Resale clothing company thredUP gets US$175 million in funding

4 hours 46 min ago
Online resale store thredUP said on Wednesday it received US$175 million in funding which it will use to expand its platform to offer resale clothing services to retailers.

Court grants Ryanair injunction to stop Irish pilot strike

4 hours 46 min ago
The Irish High Court on Wednesday granted Ryanair an injunction to prevent its Dublin-based pilots from going on strike later this week.

Target quarterly same-store sales beat, raises full-year profit forecast

4 hours 48 min ago
Target Corp beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly same-store sales on Wednesday, as the big box retailer benefited from higher online sales and an increase in shoppers at its stores, sending shares up 5per cent in pre-market trading.

South Korean tourists shun Japan over trade row

4 hours 51 min ago
The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan fell last month to its lowest in nearly a year as visitors cancelled travel plans amid deteriorating relations between the neighbours, Japanese government data showed on Wednesday (Aug 21).

Football: Fiorentina confirm Ribery arrival

4 hours 53 min ago
Former France and Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery is to join Fiorentina, the Serie A side said on Wednesday.

China threatens sanctions on US firms linked to Taiwan warplanes sale

4 hours 56 min ago
BEIJING: China on Wednesday (Aug 21) blasted a huge planned US arms shipment to self-ruled Taiwan and threatened to sanction firms involved in the sale of F-16 fighter jets. The US State Department on Tuesday approved the transfer of 66 Lockheed Martin-built F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan in a US$8 ...

Shock in Denmark after Trump, spurned over Greenland, cancels visit

5 hours 4 min ago
Danes expressed shock and disbelief on Wednesday over US President Donald Trump's cancellation of a state visit to Denmark after its prime minister rebuffed his interest in purchasing Greenland.

Man gets jail for peddling contraband cigarettes, possessing chewing tobacco

5 hours 6 min ago
SINGAPORE: An Indian national received a jail sentence  on Wednesday (Aug 21) for peddling duty-unpaid cigarettes and for possessing chewing tobacco, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) and Singapore Customs said in a joint news release.  Veerappan Vimalraj, 33, was prosecuted for storing and ...

Cricket - Indian board grows richer with new Paytm deal

5 hours 12 min ago
India's cricket board (BCCI) said on Wednesday it will earn 58per cent more per match for the next four years as Paytm retained the title sponsorship rights for international and domestic matches, underlining the game's undiminished popularity in the country.

Horse Racing: Gosden and Dettori - Pulling the strings in the 'Sport of Kings'

5 hours 15 min ago
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori are probably the best trainer-jockey combination since Vincent O'Brien and Lester Piggott ruled the "Sport of Kings" 40 years ago and in Enable and Stradivarius provide the two star attractions at the prestigious York Ebor meeting this week.

Apple plans to tap China's BOE Technology for advanced iPhone screens: Nikkei

5 hours 15 min ago
Apple Inc is in the final stages of certifying advanced screens from Chinese display maker BOE Technology Group Co Ltd for its iPhones, as it attempts to reduce reliance on Samsung Electronics, the Nikkei reported on Wednesday.

Exclusive: Daimler to make Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China - sources

5 hours 15 min ago
German auto maker Daimler AG plans to build Mercedes Benz-branded heavy trucks in China by revamping truck plants owned by its local joint venture, according to a document seen by Reuters and two sources familiar with the matter.

Iran's Zarif warns US that Tehran may also act 'unpredictably'

5 hours 17 min ago
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday Tehran may act "unpredictably" in response to the United States' "unpredictable" policies under U.S. President Donald Trump.

Pope gives sick girl free run of audience stage, delighting crowd

5 hours 20 min ago
Pope Francis allowed a girl suffering from an undisclosed illness to move around undisturbed clapping and dancing on the stage for most of his general audience on Wednesday, delighting the crowd.

Go-Jek gets go-ahead to offer motorbike-hailing in Malaysia, says minister

5 hours 21 min ago
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Cabinet has given the green light for Go-Jek to offer motorcycle ride-hailing services in the country, Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof said on Wednesday (Aug 21). Speaking to reporters, he said the Cabinet discussed the matter thoroughly and agreed in ...

Explainer: Italy's PM Conte resigns. What comes next?

5 hours 28 min ago
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte handed in his resignation on Tuesday after accusing his interior minister, Matteo Salvini, of putting his League party before the needs of Italy.

Everest region to ban single-use plastics

5 hours 36 min ago
Single-use plastics will be banned in the Everest region to reduce the vast amounts of waste left by trekkers and mountaineers, Nepali authorities said on Wednesday (Aug 21).

Money, muscle, media: How China has handled Hong Kong protests

5 hours 36 min ago
HONG KONG: China has deployed a three-pronged strategy to suffocate protests in Hong Kong - propaganda, economic leverage and intimidation. Here is a look at Beijing's efforts so far to squash a movement that has refused to die. SHAPING THE NARRATIVE As protests erupted in June, discussion ...

Humbled Noble Group seeks to rebuild LNG, energy businesses: Sources

5 hours 42 min ago
SINGAPORE: Noble Group Holdings (Noble Holdings) plans to rebuild its liquefied natural gas (LNG) and core energy businesses and develop rare earths as it seeks new life as a niche, Asia-focused commodity trader, sources aware of the matter said. "We have enough credit lines to expand the LNG ...

Everest region bans single-use plastic

5 hours 47 min ago
Single-use plastics have been banned in the Everest region to reduce the vast amounts of waste left by trekkers and mountaineers, Nepali authorities said on Wednesday (Aug 21).