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Rice calls for West Ham resurgence against Bournemouth

44 min 42 sec ago
West Ham United must respond to their opening Premier League defeat by Liverpool with a good performance against Bournemouth on Saturday to restore their supporters' spirits, midfielder Declan Rice has said.

Companies not required to stamp government forms from October

45 min 31 sec ago
SINGAPORE: Companies will no longer need to affix their company stamps on government forms starting this October, unless required by legislation. This includes tender-related documents submitted through government e-procurement portal GeBIZ. The initiative is one of two that the Pro-Enterprise ...

Football: Arsenal suffer Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles injury blows

45 min 53 sec ago
LONDON: Arsenal defender Sead Kolasinac and midfielder Ainsley Maitland-Niles have been ruled out until October with injuries, the Premier League club has said on Thursday (Aug 16). Kolasinac, 25, sustained a left knee injury in a pre-season match against Chelsea earlier this month while Maitland ...

Mali president Keita wins re-election with 67 percent of vote - official result

49 min 39 sec ago
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won re-election with 67 percent of the vote in a run-off against opposition rival Soumaila Cisse, the Ministry of Territorial Administration said on Thursday.

Bangladesh detains dozens in student protest crackdown

50 min 19 sec ago
DHAKA: Bangladesh police said on Thursday (Aug 16) they have arrested nearly 100 people as they step up a crackdown after student protests that paralysed the capital. Dhaka and other cities were brought to a standstill for more than a week by tens of thousands of students demanding better safety ...

China, US to hold lower-level trade talks in late August

52 min 49 sec ago
BEIJING: China will hold a fresh round of trade talks with the United States in Washington later this month, Beijing said on Thursday, offering a glimmer of hope for progress in resolving a conflict that has set world financial markets on edge. A Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of Commerce ...

Drones fly to rescue of Amazon wildlife

52 min 49 sec ago
A hoarse sound abruptly wakes visitors staying at a floating house that serves as a base for environmentalists on the Jaraua river in the Amazon rainforest.

Three-year-old dies in Thailand after being left in school van

58 min 25 sec ago
BANGKOK: A three-year-old kindergartener died after she was left behind in a hot school van in Thailand, police said Thursday (Aug 16) after arresting the driver. The girl was discovered Wednesday afternoon after her mother went to pick her up at the end of school in the southern province of ...

China's Heilongjiang province investigates suspected new African swine fever case

1 hour 3 min ago
BEIJING: China's Heilongjiang province is investigating a suspected case of African swine fever (ASF), an official said on Thursday, stirring concern that the deadly pig infection may have spread after a first outbreak was reported earlier this month. The official, a director of the Heilongjiang ...

South Korea set to name former Portugal boss Bento as coach - report

1 hour 19 min ago
Former Portugal manager Paulo Bento is set to be appointed as the new head coach of the South Korean men's national team, according to a local media report.

Tefe, a town afloat in the Brazilian Amazon

1 hour 25 min ago
To get around town, the 60,000 people of Tefe -- in the heart of Brazil's Amazon -- hop into boats. Even the outside world is only reachable by water or air.

Football: World Cup winner Lahm to head Euro 2024 if German bid wins

1 hour 36 min ago
BERLIN: World Cup winner Philipp Lahm will head the Euro 2024 organisation if the German bid wins the nod next month to host the continental tournament, the country's football association (DFB) said on Thursday (Aug 16).  Lahm, who captained Germany to the 2014 World Cup title and has since ...

UNRWA says its schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite US funding cut

1 hour 39 min ago
GAZA: The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees said on Thursday it would open its schools in the Middle East as scheduled this month despite a deficit caused by a U.S. funding cut. In a statement, UNRWA said half a million students will return to the 711 schools on time "because ...

Football: La Liga moves into post-Ronaldo era as Atletico threaten Real, Barcelona

1 hour 40 min ago
MADRID: The Spanish season kicks off this weekend with La Liga entering a new era following the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta, and with Atletico Madrid posing a huge threat to the big two. Spain's preeminence on the European stage was cemented by Real Madrid winning the ...

Investors turn on Italy bridge operator after disaster

1 hour 49 min ago
GENOA, Italy: Italy's biggest toll-road operator came under heavy stock-market attack on Thursday (Aug 16) after Rome criticised it for a deadly bridge collapse this week, moving to revoke its concession and accusing it of failing to ensure the viaduct's safety. An 80-metre-long section of the ...

Taiwan bakery chain disappears from major Chinese food apps amid Tsai visit row

1 hour 56 min ago
Chinese food delivery platforms Meituan-Dianping and have taken down listings for Taiwan's 85 Degrees Celsius Bakery Cafe, checks on their apps showed, amid boycott calls from social media users who said the chain supported Taiwan independence.

Cambodia ruling party shrugs off 'useless' US visa sanctions

1 hour 58 min ago
PHNOM PENH: US travel sanctions targeting Cambodian officials are "useless", a ruling party spokesman said on Thursday (Aug 16), as the kingdom shrugs off international criticism of a one-sided election win. The Cambodian People's Party (CPP) led by strongman Hun Sen won all 125 seats in ...

Top South Korea Buddhist in corruption, fatherhood allegations

2 hours 3 min ago
South Korea's biggest Buddhist denomination ordered its executive head to step down Thursday amid mounting allegations he forged his academic credentials, accumulated vast wealth, and broke his vows of celibacy.

US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

2 hours 4 min ago
WASHINGTON: US newspapers big and small hit back on Thursday (Aug 16) at President Donald Trump's relentless attacks on the news media, launching a coordinated campaign of editorials stressing the importance of a free press. Leading the charge was The Boston Globe, which had issued an appeal for ...

Slimming products Body Slim Herbal, Sparkle Twins contain banned substance: HSA

2 hours 19 min ago
SINGAPORE: Two slimming products - Body Slim Herbal and Sparkle Twins - have been found to contain the banned substance sibutramine, said the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) on Thursday (Aug 16). Both products were sold on various online platforms, said HSA, adding that those who have bought the ...