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Alibaba reshuffles management, says CFO Wu to oversee strategic investment unit

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:16
China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd on Tuesday said its chief financial officer, Maggie Wu, will move to oversee the firm's strategic acquisitions and investments unit, as part of a business and management reshuffle at the e-commerce giant.

Miracle of 'Wild Boars' rescue transforms Thai cave into tourist draw

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:10
MAE SAI, Thailand: Tourists snap selfies by a bronze statue of the diver who died trying to save the 'Wild Boars' football team from a flooded cave, while momentos from their rescue fly off the shelves - scooped up by the 1.3 million people who have descended on a once serene mountainside in ...

Indonesia ferry sinking off Madura island leaves at least 15 dead

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 12:04
JAKARTA: At least 15 people have died after a passenger ferry sank off the Indonesian island of Java, police said on Tuesday (Jun 18), the latest maritime accident to hit the archipelago nation. The overloaded boat was carrying around 50 people when it overturned Monday in rough seas near Madura ...

India intimidate Pakistan, says Younis

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:51
Pakistan go into cricket matches against arch-rivals India feeling like the weaker team these days, former fast bowling ace Waqar Younis has said following Sunday's World Cup encounter.

'Let the police do their job, don’t speculate': Anwar on sex video probe

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:40
PETALING JAYA: Parti Keadilan Rakyat’s (PKR) president Anwar Ibrahim on Monday (Jun 17) reiterated that the investigation on a viral gay sex video said to involve a Cabinet minister should be left to the police, while urging against further speculation. “As I’ve said earlier, let PDRM (Royal ...

Jokes, gaffes and bluster: Boris Johnson's hits and misses

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:35
Known for his jokes, gaffes and bluster, Boris Johnson has pitched himself as the big personality Britain needs to steer it through Brexit and thereby save his party from electoral humiliation.

Britain's Hammond 'prepared to resign' over May's spending plans: Report

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:27
British finance minister Philip Hammond is "prepared to resign" over Prime Minister Theresa May's legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association.

Advertisers, agencies and social media combine to tackle online threat

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:16
Sixteen of the world's biggest advertisers have joined together to push platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube to do more to tackle dangerous and fake content online.

Orgill brace helps Jamaica to 3-2 win over Honduras

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:05
REUTERS: A first-half double from Dever Orgill helped Jamaica to a 3-2 Gold Cup win over Honduras in front of their own fans in Kingston on Monday. Orgill headed home the first from close range after 15 minutes then fired in the second four minutes before halftime to round off a nicely worked move ...

Venezuela frees lawmaker before UN rights chief visit

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:00
Venezuela on Monday (Jun 17) freed an opposition legislator who spent almost two months behind bars, parliament announced, ahead of a visit by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.

AFL boss apologises after fans 'intimidated'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:43
MELBOURNE: Australian Football League (AFL) boss Gillon McLachlan has apologised to fans after a huge backlash against a security crackdown at recent games which has seen spectators warned by stadium staff for being too loud. Security has been in the spotlight in the Australian Rules top flight ...

Man suspected of molesting 10-year-old girl in Bedok arrested

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:41
SINGAPORE: A 68-year-old man suspected of molesting a 10-year-old girl in Bedok has been arrested, the police said on Tuesday (Jun 18). The police said they received a report that a girl, 10, was molested by an unknown man along Bedok North Street 1 at about 4pm last Friday.  With the aid of ...

New York poised to become latest state to grant driver's licences to illegal immigrants

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:37
Illegal immigrants to the United States would be able to obtain driver's licenses in New York under a bill passed by the state legislature on Monday, and a representative for Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would sign the measure.

Woman fined for operating illegal massage parlours in Orchard Towers, one with 'special services'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 10:30
SINGAPORE: A woman who ran at least three unlicensed massage parlours in Orchard Towers, including one which offered "special services", was fined S$1,000 on Tuesday (Jun 18). Ng Mui Lan, 56, operated three shops – named Rose Spa, Queen Star Beauty and SE Beauty Studio – that offered illegal ...

Masters of manipulation: the evolution of 'puppy dog eyes'

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:30
WASHINGTON: Ever wondered how dogs learned to use their "puppy eyes" to bend us to their will? It turns out our pet pooches have evolved human-like eyebrow muscles, which let them make the sad faces that melt our hearts, according to a new study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the ...

New Zealander jailed for sharing Christchurch mosque shooting video

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:30
WELLINGTON: A New Zealand man was jailed for 21 months on Tuesday (Jun 18) for distributing gruesome livestream video of the Christchurch mosque attacks that killed 51 Muslim worshippers, local media reported. Philip Arps, 44, was arrested in Christchurch four days after alleged gunman Brenton ...

Hunger Games prequel book and film planned

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:14
A new Hunger Games novel set decades before the original best-selling trilogy will be published next year, its publisher said on Tuesday (Jun 18), with plans for an accompanying film already under way. The book will revisit the macabre post-apocalyptic world of Panem created by Suzanne Collins' ...

Trump ex-aide Manafort moved to Manhattan, arraignment seen near: Source

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:01
Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was transferred to a detention facility in Manhattan on Monday ahead of an expected arraignment on state charges in New York, a person familiar with the matter said.

Salvini proclaims Italy to be Washington's best EU ally

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 09:00
Italy is the United States' most reliable ally in Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday, keen to present himself as a strong, trustworthy statesman during a visit to Washington.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine reveals he has throat cancer and is undergoing treatment

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 08:35
The singer-guitarist also announced cancellations for upcoming shows but says the band will still be in the studio working on the follow-up to 2016’s Dystopia.

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