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Cycling - Yorkshire tourism boss Verity resigns after expenses investigation

14 hours 30 min ago
REUTERS: Gary Verity, who brought the Grand Depart of the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014, has resigned as chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire following an investigation into his expenses, the tourism agency said. Verity had been an influential figure in the English county's rise as a ...

Probe opened after elderly 'yellow vest' protester injured

14 hours 34 min ago
NICE, France: French officials faced fresh questions on Sunday (Mar 24) about the handling of the "yellow vest" protests after an elderly activist was seriously injured during a police charge in the southern city of Nice. Prosecutors there have opened an inquiry to try to establish what happened ...

Russian air force planes land in Venezuela carrying troops

14 hours 46 min ago
CARACAS: Two Russian air force planes landed in Venezuela's main airport on Saturday carrying a Russian defense official and nearly 100 troops, according to a local journalist, amid strengthening ties between Caracas and Moscow. A flight-tracking website showed that two planes left from a Russian ...

Former Thai PM Abhisit resigns as head of Democrats after election loss

14 hours 54 min ago
BANGKOK: Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva stepped down as leader of the Democrat Party after its poor showing in a Sunday (Mar 24) general election. Thailand's oldest political party was in fourth place in the popular vote, with a little more that three million votes, according to ...

Uber could announce US$3 billion deal with Careem early this week: sources

15 hours 1 sec ago
Uber Technologies Inc is set to offer over US$3 billion to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ, two sources familiar with the deal told Reuters.

Wife of vanished Chinese Interpol chief urges Macron to raise case with Xi

15 hours 13 min ago
LYON: The wife of the former Chinese head of Interpol, who has had no news of him for nearly six months since his arrest in China, has asked French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss the matter with counterpart Xi Jinping during an official visit to France. In a letter to the Elysee Palace dated ...

Netanyahu in Washington with Golan Heights recognition on tap

15 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington on Sunday (Mar 24), looking for an electoral boost from Donald Trump amid expectations the US president will formally recognise Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Trump broke longstanding international consensus ...

Under threat May holds Brexit crisis talks

15 hours 39 min ago
London - British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks Sunday with Conservative colleagues as she tries to plot a path through a pivotal week in the Brexit process amid reports her leadership is under imminent threat. Ensconced at her country residence Chequers, the embattled premier must ...

Pretorius and Phehlukwayo steer South Africa to series sweep against Sri Lanka

15 hours 45 min ago
JOHANNESBURG: Dwaine Pretorius starred with the bat and Andile Phehlukwayo shone with the ball as South Africa completed a 3-0 sweep of the Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka with a 45-run victory via the Duckworth–Lewis–Stern method at The Wanderers on Sunday. Set a revised target of ...

Australia hit with second 'severe' cylcone in two days

15 hours 57 min ago
SYDNEY: A severe category 3 cyclone blew into the key mining region of Pilbara in Western Australia on Sunday (Mar 24), forcing evacuations and a halt to port operations, as the north of the country dealt with the effects of an even more powerful storm that hit the previous day. Cyclone Veronica ...

Football: James the hero as Wales start Euro qualifiers with Slovakia win

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 23:59
CARDIFF: Daniel James was Wales' goal-scoring hero as they launched their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with a 1-0 win over Slovakia in Cardiff on Sunday (Mar 24). Swansea winger James, making his first competitive start for Wales, struck in just the fifth minute with a goal that ultimately saw ...

Xi arrives on French Riviera as Macron seeks united EU front on China

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 23:50
MONACO: Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Monaco on the French Riviera on Sunday (Mar 24) seeking to press ambitious commercial goals ahead of talks with France's Emmanuel Macron who is trying to forge a united European front to contend with Beijing's advances. Xi arrived at the airport of the ...

Stricken Norwegian liner reaches port after airlift drama off Norway

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 23:33
OSLO: A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway reached port under its own steam on Sunday (Mar 24) after hundreds of passengers were winched to safety by helicopter in a spectacular rescue operation. Escorted by tugboats, the Viking Sky arrived in the port of Molde at around ...

Cricket - Shift in emphasis to ODIs has helped England, says Morgan

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 23:10
England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan said switching focus to one-day international (ODI) cricket had helped to raise the bar of the sport in the country with the team looking at the Ashes and World Cup on home soil as equally important.

'Lots of dead', 'water full of snakes': Cyclone survivors recount

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 23:06
"It was very scary, we were running in all direction, the water was full of snakes," recalls 39-year-old Otelea Jose after arriving from one of the areas worst hit by southern Africa's deadly cyclone.

The making of militants in India's 'paradise on earth'

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:58
Kashmiri farmer Yusuf Malik learned that his son Owais, a 22-year old arts student and apple picker, had become an armed militant via a Facebook post.

Militants emerge from tunnels to surrender after 'caliphate' falls

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:56
Islamic State group jihadists emerged from tunnels to surrender to US-backed forces in eastern Syria on Sunday, a Kurdish spokesman said, a day after their "caliphate" was declared defeated.

Stricken liner sails for port after hundreds airlifted to safety off Norway

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:50
OSLO: A cruise liner that ran into trouble in stormy seas off Norway was on Sunday (Mar 24) heading for the nearest port under its own steam after hundreds of passengers were taken by helicopter to safety. The Viking Sky lost power and started drifting on Saturday afternoon in perilous waters two ...

Cricket - Australia's Warner hits 85 on IPL return

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:45
REUTERS: David Warner hit a blistering 85 off 53 balls for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday as he returned to the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a spot in Australia's World Cup squad in his sights. Warner was barred from last year's IPL having also been hit with a 12 ...

Singaporean dies while on diving trip in Bintan

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:37
BINTAN: A 36-year-old Singaporean man died on Saturday (Mar 23) while diving in waters off Bintan Island. According to an 8world News report, Yeo Boon Han, an accountant, was attending an Advanced Open Water diving course along with 11 other people. The course began on Friday and was to end on ...