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North Korean media warns of 'unhealthy ideas' spread by mobile phones

1 hour 15 min ago
SEOUL: North Korea's main state newspaper warned on Tuesday of the "negative impact" from mobile phones use around the world, as both legal and illicit communications devices proliferate in the isolated country. Rodong Sinmun published an article citing a ban on phones in classrooms in France and ...

UEFA to investigate alleged anti-Semitic chanting by Chelsea fans

1 hour 15 min ago
REUTERS: UEFA has launched an investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic chanting by Chelsea supporters during their final Europa League group match against Vidi FC in Budapest last week, European soccer's governing body said on Tuesday. Reports in the British media said some Chelsea fans were ...

Manchester United run out of patience and sack Mourinho after dire start

1 hour 15 min ago
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect following a dismal start to the season, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday.

Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

1 hour 20 min ago
WASHINGTON: A judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison for lying to the FBI in a case stemming from an investigation into possible collusion between President Donald Trump's election campaign team and Russia in the run-up to the ...

Indivior to launch cheaper opioid addiction drug; maintains forecast

1 hour 25 min ago
REUTERS: British drugmaker Indivior Plc said on Tuesday it would launch a cheaper version of its blockbuster opioid addiction treatment drug, while maintaining its full-year profit and revenue forecast, sending its shares up more than 20 percent. The company is trying to hold off rivals Dr ...

UK ministers meet to step up no-deal Brexit plans

1 hour 35 min ago
British ministers met on Tuesday to intensify plans for leaving the European Union without a deal -- a prospect that is becoming more likely as Prime Minister Theresa May plays for time with just 101 days to go until Brexit.

India's Gandhi ratchets up pressure on PM Modi to waive farm loans

1 hour 41 min ago
Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi pressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to write off farm loans to help growers reeling from lower food prices, ratcheting up demands for debt write-offs ahead of a general election that must be held by May.

Yemen's Hodeida calm after ceasefire takes effect

1 hour 45 min ago
Yemen's flashpoint city of Hodeida was calm Tuesday as a ceasefire took effect and a team including members of the warring sides prepared to monitor the truce agreed at talks in Sweden.

Futures climb heading into Fed meeting

1 hour 46 min ago
U.S. stock index futures climbed on Tuesday, following a rocky start to the week, as investors focus on a two-day meeting where the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the fourth time this year and signal the path of future rate hikes.

Shenzhen's transformation: Looking back at the start of China's 40 years of reform

1 hour 50 min ago
The former fishing village of Shenzhen was where Deng Xiaoping first decided to embrace market mechanisms and to integrate China into the global economy. Today, the city is referred to as China’s answer to Silicon Valley.

Polish response to ECJ ruling is in the right direction - EU executive

1 hour 51 min ago
The European Commission said it took note of Poland's response to the verdict by the European Court of Justice that suspends changes Poland's ruling euro-sceptic parties made to the Supreme Court law, saying the response was in the right direction.

Kroger starts use of unmanned vehicles for delivery in Arizona

2 hours 5 min ago
U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co said on Tuesday it has started using unmanned autonomous vehicles to deliver groceries Scottsdale, Arizona in partnership with Silicon Valley startup Nuro.

Malaysian authorities urge calm after firefighter's death

2 hours 10 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian authorities have called for calm and urged the public not to take matters into their own hands, amid growing worries of racial tension after a firefighter died from injuries from an alleged attack during last month's riots at a Hindu temple. “The people must not act on ...

Lebanon likely to have new government by Christmas - finance minister

2 hours 10 min ago
Lebanon could have a new government this week, politicians said on Tuesday, raising hopes of an end to more than seven months of deadlock and wrangling over cabinet posts.

Taiwanese delivery man faces 6-figure repair bill after crashing into 4 Ferraris

2 hours 10 min ago
SINGAPORE: A Taiwanese delivery man who crashed his van into four Ferraris could face a six-figure repair bill, local media reported. The 20-year-old, surnamed Lin, was delivering joss paper early on Sunday morning (Dec 16) in New Taipei's Shiding District when the accident happened, said Taiwan's ...

'Sex-for-marks' lecturer jailed in Nigeria

2 hours 10 min ago
LAGOS: A Nigerian court sentenced a university lecturer to jail after he demanded sex from a female student to boost her marks in a landmark ruling designed to address "rampant" sexual harassment on campuses. Judge Maurine Onyetenu at the Federal High Court in Osogbo found Richard Akindele, a ...

Boxing: Japan's 'Ninja Boy' aims to take down Mayweather

2 hours 12 min ago
Japanese kickboxer Tenshin "Ninja Boy" Nasukawa said Tuesday he wants to use the element of surprise to defeat boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr in their bout later this month.

BT rethinks executive pay strategy after investors question CEO bonus

2 hours 15 min ago
BT Group Plc said on Tuesday it plans to make changes to the way it decides management pay, after more than a third of the votes cast at its general meeting were against its 2018 annual remuneration report.

Football: Special One turns sour as Mourinho's dream job ends in sack

2 hours 20 min ago
Jose Mourinho reportedly cried when he heard he had not been chosen as the heir to Alex Ferguson's throne at Old Trafford. Five years on, having finally landed his dream job, Mourinho's United tenure also ended in tears.

Football: Jose Mourinho sacked as Manchester United manager

2 hours 21 min ago
MANCHESTER: Manchester United have sacked manager Jose Mourinho after their worst start to a season in almost 30 years. The 55-year-old Portuguese's last match in charge was the 3-1 defeat by Premier League league leaders Liverpool on Sunday which left them 19 points behind their opponents ...

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