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Thai election leaves country deeply divided, Prayut set to remain PM

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:30
BANGKOK: A national election billed as a referendum on Thailand’s acceptance of military rule has failed to produce a clear mandate from voters, with the country set to contend with fraught power negotiations and a deeply split parliament. After five years under a military government following a ...

Uber to announce deal to buy rival Careem as early as this week: Bloomberg

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 22:10
Uber Technologies Inc will announce plans to acquire Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ as early as this week, Bloomberg reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX flight cancellations through April 24

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 21:05
American Airlines said Sunday it will extend flight cancellation through April 24 because of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX after two fatal crashes since October and cut some additional flights.

Passionate Klopp gets straight to the point, says Van Dijk

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 20:55
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp's passion and habit of getting straight to the point sit well with the club's players, defender Virgil van Dijk said.

Speed regulating strips to be implemented at Marine Parade roundabout following fatal accident

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 20:40
SINGAPORE: The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be implementing speed regulating strips at a Marine Parade roundabout following a fatal accident last week. Member of Parliament for Mountbatten Lim Biow Chuan announced the move in a Facebook post on Saturday (Mar 23), posting an accompanying map ...

Hungary could resume anti-EU campaigns, says PM Orban

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 20:38
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government could resume media campaigns against European Union bodies, he suggested on Sunday, as his nationalist Fidesz party gears up for European Parliament elections due on May 26.

Singaporean dies while diving near Bintan Island

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 20:20
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 ...

Iraqi parliament sacks local governor after Mosul boat capsize

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 20:02
Iraq's parliament voted on Sunday to sack the governor of Nineveh after an overloaded ferry capsized, killing at least 90 people, in the provincial capital Mosul, state media said.

Bayer CEO says his team retains backing of supervisory board: report

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 20:00
Bayer's management retains the backing of its supervisory board, its chief executive said, after pressure on the company increased when a second jury in the United States ruled its glyphosate-based Roundup weed killer caused cancer.

Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with investment in new technology hub

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 19:35
Abu Dhabi will commit up to 1 billion dirhams (US$272 million) to support technology start-ups, it said on Sunday, in a dedicated hub as part of efforts to diversify its economy.

Israel's Netanyahu, in close election race, visits US ally

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 19:11
With Israel's election just two weeks away, Benjamin Netanyahu will get to showcase his close ties with Donald Trump in a U.S. visit just days after the president backed Israel's hold over the occupied Golan Heights.

Sri Lanka opens work on US$3.85b refinery near strategic port

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 19:05
Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly US$4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest in its shipping facilities after Beijing's takeover of a nearby port spooked international investors.

Grealish must play in Premier League for England call-up - Southgate

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 18:45
England manager Gareth Southgate said Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, who plays in the second-tier Championship, needs to prove himself in the Premier League to make his senior national team debut.

Timeline: Thailand's turbulent political history

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 18:32
Violent demonstrations, multiple coups and a cryptic election eve message from the king.

Referees must not penalise all contact in box, says Maguire

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 18:15
Referees should not penalise players for making contact with their opponents inside the penalty area unless it is a legitimate foul, Leicester City defender Harry Maguire has said.

Malaysia threatens EU fighter jet boycott over palm oil

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 18:03
Malaysia may retaliate against an EU plan to curb palm oil use by purchasing new fighter jets from China instead of European arms companies, its leader said Sunday.

Ethiopian Airlines defends its Boeing planes after deadly crash

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 17:56
The chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines has rejected media reports that optional equipment for Boeing 737 MAX planes was critical for safety aboard a flight that crashed this month.

Mozambique says death toll rises to 446 after cyclone

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 17:53
Mozambique has recorded more deaths from a cyclone and floods around southern Africa, a government minister said on Sunday, with hundreds left in camps after homes were destroyed.

Refugee Berahino returns home to help Burundi qualify

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 17:40
Saido Berahino's decision to return and play for the country his family fled when he was just a boy paid off at the weekend as the Stoke City winger helped Burundi to qualify for a first-ever African Cup of Nations finals appearance.

Thousands attend New Zealand vigil, rally to fight racism, remember Christchurch victims

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 16:55
Thousands gathered in New Zealand's cities on Sunday to protest racism and remember the 50 Muslims killed by a gunman in Christchurch and as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a national remembrance service to be held later this week.