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Wind and solar power at record high in 2020, coal dips: Analysis

1 hour 9 min ago
Wind and solar produced a record 10 percent of global electricity in the first half of 2020 as the world's coal plant fleet ran at less than half its capacity, analysis published Thursday showed.

Three dead in Scottish train crash

1 hour 11 min ago
Three people died when a passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland on Wednesday, police said, following heavy rains and severe flooding across parts of the region overnight.

Passengers from mainland China to be allowed temporary transit through Hong Kong

1 hour 12 min ago
Hong Kong International Airport said on Thursday that passengers from mainland China would be able to transit through Hong Kong to other destinations from Aug. 15 until Oct. 15, in a boost for its dominant carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd .

Asian stocks set to track Wall Street's defiant rally

1 hour 12 min ago
Asian stocks were set for broad gains on Thursday after Wall Street's S&P 500 index briefly touched record highs, as investors appeared to shrug off worries about stalled U.S. stimulus talks and a shaky economic recovery.

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with cancer, reports Indian media

1 hour 16 min ago
Dutt issued a statement on Tuesday (Aug 11) saying that he was taking a break "for some medical treatment". A journalist later tweeted that the actor had been diagnosed with lung cancer and would be undergoing treatment in the US.

US plans registration requirement for China's Confucius Institutes: Report

1 hour 19 min ago
WASHINGTON: The US State Department may announce as soon as Thursday (Aug 13) a requirement for Chinese government-funded cultural centers at US universities to register as foreign missions, Bloomberg News reported, a development that would be signal further deterioration in ties with Beijing. The ...

Thailand's king swears in Cabinet, silent on demands for royal reform

1 hour 20 min ago
BANGKOK: Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn swore in a new Cabinet on Wednesday (Aug 13), calling for "order and peace" but without mentioning recent anti-government student protests that have urged reforms of the powerful monarchy. The ceremony marked the king's first public appearance since the ...

China reports 19 new COVID-19 cases on Aug 12

1 hour 28 min ago
China reported 19 new coronavirus cases on the mainland on Aug 12, down from 25 on the previous day, the country's health authority said on Thursday.

Corinthians lose two-goal lead as Atletico win again

1 hour 47 min ago
Atletico Mineiro maintained their 100per cent start to Brazil’s Serie A on Wednesday when they scored three goals in the second half to come from behind and beat Corinthians 3-2 in a topsy-turvy game in Belo Horizonte.

TikTok comedian who lip syncs to Trump lands Netflix comedy special

1 hour 57 min ago
Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine will feature vignettes on politics, race, gender, class "and other light subjects" said the streaming service.

Australia reports lowest rise in COVID-19 cases in more than 3 weeks

2 hours 2 min ago
SYDNEY: The rate of new COVID-19 infections in an Australian hot spot slowed on Thursday (Aug 13), officials reported, raising hopes a second wave of the coronavirus is being brought under control. Victoria state logged 278 new daily infections, down from 410 a day earlier and the lowest single ...

Exclusive: Trump administration asks court to dismiss Big Tech's challenge to social media executive order

2 hours 37 min ago
The Trump administration has filed a motion asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit against the president's executive order targeting social media companies, calling it a "profound misunderstanding," according to a copy of the motion seen by Reuters.

Princess Diana musical to debut on Netflix before hitting Broadway

2 hours 43 min ago
The production chronicles Diana's courtship and marriage to Prince Charles and eventual divorce.

New Zealand mulls lockdown extension as COVID-19 spreads

2 hours 56 min ago
New Zealand health officials said Wednesday a COVID-19 cluster in Auckland had grown, raising the prospect a lockdown imposed on the country's biggest city after the virus returned will be extended.

Oil major Chevron invests in nuclear fusion startup Zap Energy

2 hours 57 min ago
Oil major Chevron Corp said on Wednesday it is investing in Zap Energy Inc, joining Italy's ENI and Norwegian state oil company Equinor who have also backed nuclear fusion startups to reduce their carbon footprint.

Commentary: The former Malaysian workers in Singapore caught in limbo in Johor

3 hours 8 min ago
Many Malaysian workers who used to work in Singapore have returned to Johor – and are struggling to find new ways to support themselves and their families, says ISEAS-Yusof Ishak’s Serina Rahman.

New Zealand mulls lockdown extension as COVID-19 spreads

3 hours 11 min ago
New Zealand health officials said Wednesday a COVID-19 cluster in Auckland had grown, raising the prospect a lockdown imposed on the country's biggest city after the virus returned will be extended.

Trump calls Democratic demands 'ridiculous' as blame traded over virus aid stalemale

3 hours 12 min ago
President Donald Trump accused congressional Democrats on Wednesday of not wanting to negotiate over a U.S. coronavirus aid package because he was refusing to go along with "ridiculous" spending requests unrelated to the pandemic.

Commentary: Peter Lim’s romance with owning a football club appears in trouble

3 hours 20 min ago
The Singaporean billionaire was seen as a saviour to get the club out of financial troubles, but now fans clamour for his departure, says John Duerden.

US leaves tariffs on Airbus aircraft unchanged at 15per cent

3 hours 22 min ago
The U.S. government on Wednesday said it would maintain 15per cent tariffs on Airbus aircraft and 25per cent tariffs on other European goods, despite moves by the European Union to resolve a long-standing dispute over aircraft subsidies.