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Basketball: Sixers star Simmons out of Aussie World Cup bid

7 hours 29 min ago
Ben Simmons, newly signed to a five-year, $170 million contract extension with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, confirmed Tuesday he won't play for Australia at the World Cup.

Trial of 'El Chapo': Rare glimpse inside the drug world

7 hours 32 min ago
The trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman provided a rare and terrifying look into the workings of one of the world's largest cartels.

Boxing: Pacquiao camp denies Khan claims over Saudi Arabia bout

7 hours 33 min ago
Manny Pacquiao has not signed a contract to take on Amir Khan in Saudi Arabia later this year despite claims that a deal has been agreed for the bout, the Filipino's publicist has said.

Father of six gets jail, caning for statutory rape of 11-year-old neighbour

7 hours 37 min ago
SINGAPORE: A father of six was sentenced to 10 years' jail and six strokes of the cane on Wednesday (Jul 17) for raping an 11-year-old neighbour. The 37-year-old man was close to the family of the victim as they lived in the same block. Their names and address cannot be revealed due to a gag order ...

Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids dodge cows to play rugby

7 hours 38 min ago
Sidestepping cowpats and garbage, Myanmar's only home-grown junior rugby side train on the outskirts of Yangon, preparing to take on children from the city's well-heeled international schools.

Amazon faces EU antitrust probe over use of merchant data: source

7 hours 48 min ago
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, could face an EU antitrust investigation within days over its use of merchants' data, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

French retailer Carrefour forms home delivery partnership with Spanish firm Glovo

7 hours 54 min ago
French supermarket retailer Carrefour has signed a fast home delivery service with Spanish start-up company Glovo, as Carrefour looks to deal with growing competition from the likes of Amazon and other domestic rivals.

Football: Villa continue spending spree by signing defender Engels

7 hours 55 min ago
Newly promoted Aston Villa continued their close season spending spree by signing defender Bjorn Engels from French side Stade Reims for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said.

COE prices close mixed in latest bidding exercise

8 hours 14 min ago
SINGAPORE: Certificate of Entitlement (COE) premiums closed mixed in the latest bidding exercise on Wednesday (Jul 17). For Category A cars, or those 1,600cc and below with horsepower not exceeding 130bhp, premiums closed at S$26,667, down from S$28,589 in the last exercise. Premiums for larger ...

Woman rescued as death toll rises in Mumbai building collapse

8 hours 14 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.

Football: Fleetwood boss Joey Barton charged with actual bodily harm

8 hours 16 min ago
REUTERS: Fleetwood Town manager Joey Barton has been charged with actual bodily harm over an incident at Barnsley after a match in April between the two League One sides in England's third tier, South Yorkshire police said on Wednesday (Jul 17). Barton was alleged to have left Barnsley boss Daniel ...

Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival demonstrations in Myanmar

8 hours 20 min ago
Hundreds of people demonstrated in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, on Wednesday in support of proposed constitutional amendments that would reduce the power of the military.

Death toll climbs to five after quake in eastern Indonesia

8 hours 39 min ago
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit a remote Indonesian island chain at the weekend has climbed to five, with thousands living in evacuation shelters, an official said Wednesday.

Watch Kit Chan, Dick Lee and Jasmine Sokko in a free concert at Gardens by the Bay

8 hours 45 min ago
The two-day event on Aug 10 and 11 will be hosted by Mediacorp DJs Jean Danker, Kun Hua, Farhana and Eswari.

Gun megastore plan in New Zealand's Christchurch sparks backlash

8 hours 48 min ago
New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has aroused concern with plans for a megastore in the South Island city, media said on Wednesday.

Taiwan issues warnings for year's first typhoon as thousands evacuate

8 hours 52 min ago
TAIPEI: Taiwan moved thousands of people to safety on Wednesday (Jul 17) as the island braced for its first typhoon this year, as airlines cancelled domestic flights and authorities issued warnings about floods and high seas.  Typhoon Danas, categorised at the weakest typhoon level, was expected ...

Bulgarian cybersecurity worker detained over tax agency hack attack

8 hours 54 min ago
A 20-year-old Bulgarian cybersecurity worker has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a hacking attack that stole millions of taxpayers' personal and financial data, interior ministry officials said on Wednesday.

Villa continue spending spree by signing defender Engels

9 hours 13 min ago
Newly promoted Aston Villa continued their close season spending spree by signing defender Bjorn Engels from French side Stade Reims for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said.

Budweiser APAC's IPO failure hurt retail investors, say newspaper adverts urging reform

9 hours 19 min ago
The dramatic failure of brewer Budweiser APAC's US$9.8 billion Hong Kong listing left "mom and pop" investors badly out of pocket, a local broker has said in an unusual series of full-page advertisements in newspapers across the city on Wednesday.

G7 finance ministers look to rein in tech giants at French meeting

9 hours 24 min ago
G7 finance ministers will have the growing powers of big digital firms in their sights when they meet on Wednesday outside Paris despite divisions about how best to tax them.