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Iraq bombs meeting of Islamic State leaders in Syria - military

22 min 25 sec ago
BAGHDAD: Iraq has launched an air attack on a gathering of Islamic State leaders inside neighbouring Syria, killing 45 members of the hardline militant group, its military said on Saturday. F-16 fighter jets destroyed three houses on Friday which were connected by a trench in the town of Hajin ...

Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance

24 min 29 sec ago
BEIJING: China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday (Jun 23) cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence. China has sought a greater say in global organisations such as the World Bank, the International ...

Plane with Peru World Cup fans suffers engine failure in Russia, nobody hurt

26 min 53 sec ago
MOSCOW: A Russian passenger plane carrying Peruvian soccer fans from the World Cup city of Ekaterinburg to Tyumen in Siberia landed safely on Friday after an engine fault caused the cabin to fill with smoke, Russia's air transport regulator said on Saturday. Safety concerns have plagued Russia's ...

Ireland beat Wallabies for first away series win in 39 years

26 min 55 sec ago
Ireland beat Australia 20-16 on Saturday with Jonny Sexton's boot helping them secure their first away series victory over the Wallabies in 39 years.

EU supporters march in London to call for Brexit deal referendum

26 min 59 sec ago
LONDON: Thousands of supporters of the European Union gathered in central London on Saturday (Jun 23) to call on the British government to hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit. Two years after the country voted 52 to 48 per cent to leave the world's biggest trading bloc, polls show ...

Ethiopian prime minister escapes rally grenade attack that kills one, wounds scores

27 min 6 sec ago
An attack during a political rally in Addis Ababa has injured at least 83 people, with 6 in a critical condition, but no deaths reported, Fitsum Arega, Prime Minister's Abiy Ahmed's chief of staff, said on Twitter on Saturday.

Ex Vatican diplomat found guilty of possessing child pornography

42 min 23 sec ago
VATICAN CITY: A Vatican court on Saturday sentenced a Catholic priest to five years in jail for possessing child pornography while he was based in the United States as a diplomat. Carlo Alberto Capella will serve time in the small jail inside the Vatican police force headquarters, the Vatican said ...

Kazakh police detain dozens at anti-government rally

42 min 25 sec ago
Police in Kazakhstan detained dozens of people at an anti-government rally on Saturday organised by an exiled opponent of the veteran president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

Austria's Strache expects EU chain reaction if Germany blocks borders

52 min 13 sec ago
Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache said on Saturday he expects a chain reaction across the European Union if Germany closes its borders to refugees.

Government will do its best to fulfil manifesto promises: Mukhriz Mahathir

57 min 24 sec ago
KUALA PILAH, Negeri Sembilan: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government will do its best to fulfil every promise in its manifesto, said Bersatu deputy president Mukhriz Mahathir. Mukhriz, who is also Kedah Chief Minister, said some of the promises had been executed since PH took over the reins of the ...

Uruguay won't push Russia off their game, says Miranchuk

1 hour 6 min ago
MOSCOW: World Cup hosts Russia will not let a dangerous Uruguay side push them out of their stride in the match that will decide the winners of Group A, midfielder Aleksei Miranchuk said on Saturday. Russia qualified for the knockout stages for the first time in post-Soviet history with a ...

Nerves creeping in as Portugal prepare for decider - Dias

1 hour 6 min ago
Defender Ruben Dias feels there is some anxiety in Portugal's World Cup camp as they look to live up to expectations at the tournament as European champions.

Clinical Federer sails into Halle Open final

1 hour 12 min ago
REUTERS: Defending champion Roger Federer extended his unbeaten run on grass to 20 matches by defeating American qualifier Denis Kudla 7-6(1) 7-5 in the Halle Open semi-finals on Saturday. The pair exchanged early breaks in overcast conditions before top-seeded Federer stamped his authority by ...

Mauresmo becomes first woman to lead France's Davis Cup team

1 hour 22 min ago
Former world number one Amelie Mauresmo will become the first woman to lead France's team at the Davis Cup over the next two years, the country's tennis federation said on Saturday.

World Cup heading for record number of penalties

1 hour 37 min ago
SAMARA, Russia: One of the central themes from the early stages of the World Cup in Russia is the number of penalties being awarded, many following the intervention of video assistant referees (VARs). Gylfi Sigurdsson's missed penalty in Iceland's 2-0 loss to Nigeria on Friday was the 12th of the ...

Saudi Arabia denies UEFA charge of hosting pirated sports channel

2 hours 22 min ago
RIYADH: A row over broadcasting of the World Cup in Saudi Arabia has escalated, with Riyadh denying an allegation by European soccer's governing body that a television channel it says is illegally showing matches is based in the kingdom. UEFA has threatened action over beoutQ's airing on Riyadh ...

Hooliganism fear fading, English fans enjoy next Russian city

2 hours 27 min ago
With fears of hooliganism and animosity from Russians disappearing fast, England fans are streaming into the tranquil, riverside city of Nizhny Novgorod for their next game, mingling happily with locals in old streets and sun-kissed squares.

Call for locals-only cooks in Malaysia 'just a suggestion', no decision made: Reports

2 hours 27 min ago
KUALA LUMPUR: Human Resource Minister M Kula Segaran said on Saturday (Jun 23) that his statement requiring all food establishments in Malaysia to employ only locals as cooks from next year was merely a suggestion and that no firm decision had been made, Malaysian media reported on Saturday (Jun ...

Sleepy Spain players prefer siesta to World Cup drama - Koke

2 hours 37 min ago
One of the famous Spanish cultural stereotypes appears to be in rude health after Spain midfielder Koke revealed he and his team mates have been unable to watch some World Cup games because it interferes with their 'siesta', the traditional afternoon nap.

Moscow officials - Consider avoiding FIFA fan zone for World Cup matches

2 hours 37 min ago
Soccer fans planning to watch Russia take on Uruguay in the World Cup on giant outdoor screens in Moscow on Monday should consider watching the game in bars and restaurants rather than at the official FIFA fan zone, local officials said on Saturday.