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China refuses to concede on US demands to ease curbs on tech firms: Report

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 16:54
Ahead of fresh high-level trade talks this week, China is not conceding to U.S. demands to ease curbs on technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing three people briefed on the discussions.

PM Lee pays tribute to 'illustrious' contributions of Ong Pang Boon during birthday celebrations

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 16:40
SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Mar 23) paid tribute to the "many illustrious contributions" to Singapore made by one of the country's founding leaders, Mr Ong Pang Boon. Speaking during Mr Ong's 90th birthday celebrations, Mr Lee called the former People's Action Party ...

Colombia's coca growers facing stark choices over crops

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 16:36
Decades into the US-led war on drugs, coca plantations continue to surge like a green tide across ally Colombia's Catatumbo region.

Commentary: Air purifiers may be doing more harm than good

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 16:00
The air filters at home that collect particles end up concentrating some rather unpleasant toxic chemicals, Science Director at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science in the University of York Alastair Lewis says.

Singaporean charged for involvement in Pasir Gudang chemical dumping: Report

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 15:23
JOHOR BARU: A Singaporean and two Malaysians were charged on Sunday (Mar 24) over the illegal dumping of chemicals into Sungai Kim Kim in Pasir Gudang, local media reported. According to The Star Online, Singaporean Wang Jin Chao, 34, and Malaysian Yap Yoke Liang, 36, directors of a used tyre ...

Transgender men retain ovary functions after a year of testosterone shots

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 14:53
The ovaries of transgender men appear to remain functional even after a year of receiving hormonal treatment with testosterone, according to a small Israeli study.

Give finger spinner a role at World Cup, says Harbhajan

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 13:30
Harbhajan Singh dismissed a trio of top batsmen in the Indian Premier League's opener on Saturday before underlining the importance of a finger spinner to India's cause at the upcoming Cricket World Cup.

China refuses to concede on US demands to ease curbs on tech firms - FT

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 13:16
REUTERS: Ahead of fresh high-level trade talks this week, China is not conceding to U.S. demands to ease curbs on technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing three people briefed on the discussions. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven ...

Commentary: Rahul Gandhi’s reluctant bid to rival India's Modi

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 13:10
India's main opposition party may have just told its followers and the world at large that the man leading the party has failed, author Edmond Roy says.

China refuses to concede on US demands to ease curbs on tech firms: FT

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 12:45
Ahead of fresh high-level trade talks this week, China is not conceding to U.S. demands to ease curbs on technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing three people briefed on the discussions.

'Never seen anything so frightening': Norway rescuers airlift 1,300 cruise passengers in storm

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 12:03
OSLO: Rescuers were working into the night on Saturday (Mar 23) to airlift 1,300 passengers and crew off a cruise ship after it got into difficulty in rough seas off the Norwegian coast. The Viking Sky lost power and started drifting mid-afternoon two kilometres (1.2 miles) off More og Romsdal ...

New Zealand to hold national remembrance for Christchurch victims

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 11:10
CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand will hold a national remembrance service on Mar 29 for the victims of the Christchurch mosque massacre and their families, the prime minister's office announced on Sunday (Mar 24). The interfaith service will take place in Christchurch two weeks after an Australian white ...

Thailand election: Face-off between coup leader and 'democratic front'

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 10:48
BANGKOK: Thai voters head to the polls on Sunday (Mar 24) in a long-delayed election following a 2014 coup, in a race that pits a military junta chief seeking to retain power against a "democratic front" led by the populist party he ousted. Turnout was expected to be high among the 51.4 million ...

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 10:33
JAKARTA: A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Sunday (Mar 24), the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck 129km (80 miles) southeast of the city of Palu at a depth of 10km. It was revised from an originally reported magnitude of 5.8 and depth of 36km ...

Record-matching 'NASA man' Folau relaunches Waratahs season

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 09:10
SYDNEY: Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson has suggested Israel Folau should work for space agency NASA after the New South Wales Waratahs fullback's aerial skills helped end his team's record Super Rugby winning streak. Folau's ability to leap above opponents played a big part in a first ...

Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried headline animated Scooby-Doo film

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 08:40
The actors complete the voice cast for the five main characters, alongside Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez and Frank Welker.

Christchurch remembered, Crusaders get straight back on the horse

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 08:35
SYDNEY: Canterbury Crusaders coach Scott Robertson said the nine-times Super Rugby champions would pick themselves up, dust themselves down and start all over again after their record winning streak was brought to an end on Saturday. The loss to the New South Wales Waratahs which ended their run ...

Federer fights back to beat Albot in Miami

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 08:25
South Africa's Kevin Anderson made a winning return to competition at the Miami Open with a hard-fought victory over rising Spaniard Jaume Munar on Saturday.

Home-bound Singapore Airlines flight from Newark cancelled after aerobridge collision

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 07:01
SINGAPORE: A Singapore Airlines flight that was home-bound from Newark on Saturday (Mar 23) was cancelled after an aerobridge collided with the plane while it was parked.  The carrier said that flight SQ22 was parked at the designated parking bay in Newark Liberty International Airport after ...

Disneyland Paris 'attack' false alarm sparks stampede

Sun, 03/24/2019 - 06:31
Crowds of holidaymakers stampeded for safety in Disneyland Paris Saturday when they mistook the din from a broken lift or escalator for the sound of weapons, officials and witnesses said.

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