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French woman sues Boeing seeking at least US$276 million over Ethiopian crash

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:23
A French woman whose husband was killed in the March crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker seeking at least US$276 million (217 million pounds) in damages, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

Comedian Trevor Noah coming to Singapore, Hong Kong in August

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:20
SINGAPORE: Comedian and late night TV host Trevor Noah will be putting up his first stand-up show in Singapore in August, organisers announced on Tuesday (May 21). The South African comedian, host of the popular US programme The Daily Show, will perform at 7pm at The Star Theatre in Singapore on ...

Monkeypox case: Quarantine ends for 18 close contacts of patient

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:10
SINGAPORE: Eighteen people who came into close contact with Singapore's first monkeypox patient ended their time in quarantine on Tuesday (May 21).  They were among 22 people who were quarantined. All of them have not shown any symptoms of monkeypox, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in response ...

Chelsea's Giroud signs one-year contract extension

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 20:05
Olivier Giroud has signed a new one-year contract with Chelsea to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge until the end of next season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Three million people have fled Venezuela since 2015: UN

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:54
An estimated three million people have fled the crisis in Venezuela since 2015, most of whom should be considered refugees, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Athletics: Record London Marathon entries pass 450,000

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:20
More than 450,000 runners have entered the ballot for next year's London Marathon, breaking the event's own world record for registrations, organisers said on Tuesday.

Array BioPharma's colorectal cancer combo treatment meets main goals

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:15
REUTERS: Array BioPharma Inc's cocktail of three therapies helped patients with a type of colorectal cancer live longer than those on standard treatment, according to interim results of a late-stage study on Tuesday. The combination therapy, comprising Array's Braftovi and Mektovi and Eli Lilly ...

Rugby: First woman appointed to coach a South African national team

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 19:15
CAPE TOWN: Laurian Johannes will become the first woman to coach a national rugby team in South Africa following her appointment to take charge of the country’s Under-20 women’s side, South Africa Rugby said on Tuesday. She will begin next month with two internationals against neighbouring ...

Trump's Huawei ban raises hopes for Chinese chip suppliers

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:59
Washington's blacklisting of technology giant Huawei has taken a toll on U.S. semiconductor shares, but China-listed firms have rallied as investors bet they can gain from Beijing's stepped-up efforts to build a homegrown supply chain.

Football: Arsenal's Henrik Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety concerns

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:58
LONDON: Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not be part of the squad for the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku, the Premier League club said on Tuesday (May 21). The Armenia international's participation in the match had been in doubt due to the ongoing conflict between Azerbaijan ...

India feel confident before 'most challenging' World Cup, says Kohli

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:55
MUMBAI: India are very confident about their form, captain Virat Kohli said on Tuesday before his squad depart for the 10-nation World Cup in England and Wales starting next week. "Personally, I think this is probably the most challenging World Cup of all the three that I've been part of, because ...

Futures bounce as US eases restrictions on Huawei

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:55
U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday after the United States temporarily eased restrictions on China's Huawei Technologies, allaying investor concerns over a further escalation in a bitter trade war between the two countries.

Singapore leaders congratulate Indonesian President Jokowi on re-election

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:54
President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (May 21) congratulated Indonesian President Joko Widodo on his re-election at last month’s poll.

British chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain to enter administration

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:53
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain will enter administration on Tuesday (May 21), threatening jobs at the firm's 25 sites in the United Kingdom.

Barty withdraws from Strasbourg International

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:50
Ashleigh Barty's French Open preparations suffered a blow on Tuesday when a right arm injury forced the Australian's withdrawal from the Strasbourg International.

Bukit Chagar to be JB’s next transport hub if RTS goes ahead: Malaysian Transport Minister

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:40
SINGAPORE: The Bukit Chagar area in Johor Bahru could become the city’s next transport hub if the Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link project materialises, Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke said on Tuesday (May 21). Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a visit to the RTS Link ...

Huawei accuses US of bullying, says working with Google to counter ban

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:29
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. "bullying" on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to counter trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said.

Alaves appoint Garitano as coach

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:25
Alaves appointed Asier Garitano as coach on Tuesday after Abelardo left at the end of his contract.

Merck to buy cancer drug developer Peloton for US$1.05 billion in cash

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:25
Merck & Co Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Peloton Therapeutics Inc for US$1.05 billion in cash to gain access to the privately held company's renal cancer drug candidate.

J.C. Penney posts steeper-than-expected drop in same-store sales

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 18:23
J.C. Penney Co Inc reported a steeper-than-expected drop in quarterly comparable-store sales on Tuesday, hit by the exit from selling major appliances and in-store furniture categories, sending its shares down 10per cent in early trading.