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Athletics: Semenya to contest 3,000m at Prefontaine Classic

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:49
LOS ANGELES: Caster Semenya will compete in the 3,000 metres at the Diamond League's Prefontaine Classic in Stanford, California on Jun 30, a distance she can race without reducing her testosterone levels. Semenya, who has won two Olympic golds over 800 metres, has been adamant that she will not ...

Football: Xavi's last match ends in defeat for Al Sadd

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:33
DOHA: Xavi Hernandez's dazzling career came to an anti-climactic end when his side Al Sadd were beaten 2-0 by Iranian giants Persepolis in their last group match of the AFC Champions League on Monday (May 20). The 39-year-old midfield genius, who helped Spain win the World Cup in 2010 besides ...

Commentary: The oil and gas market in Asia is heating up

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:30
Not only are Asia-Pacific markets the destination for most of global LNG trade, they also host some of the world’s leading LNG exporters, says the University of Technology Sydney's Xunpeng Shi.

Commentary: Highly sexualised images are shaping influence on Instagram

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:30
Many female influencers are subject to sexually aggressive comments and objectifying messages from their social media followers, say Jenna Drenten, Lauren Gurrieri and Meagan Tyler.

Huawei ban a salvo in widening US-China standoff

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:29
WASHINGTON: In effectively banning tech giant Huawei, President Donald Trump has fired a new salvo against China as the United States increasingly sees confrontation as the best way to curb the rising power. The Trump administration has waged an intense global campaign against Huawei and last week ...

The Big Read: With mid-year exams scrapped, students rediscover joy of learning — yet old habits die hard

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:20
Some parents say the removal of mid-year exams has no bearing on their children’s learning at home. Others, however, say it makes a difference — they can space out the revision and set aside more time for family activities.

Commentary: Tensions over Iran are creeping towards dangerous levels

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:20
After tensions have ratcheted up this past week, Iran and the US may end up inadvertently falling into a mutually-damaging state of open conflict if cooler heads do not prevail, says the Roosevelt Institute’s Ng Qi Siang.

Walmart, Target, Bed Bath must face lawsuits over fake 'Egyptian' cotton: NY judge

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 05:00
A federal judge said Walmart Inc, Target Corp and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc must face a lawsuit claiming they sold linens that were falsely labeled "100per cent Egyptian Cotton" or "100per cent Long-Staple Egyptian cotton" despite being suspicious of their origin.

Court orders life-support to resume for vegetative Frenchman

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:50
REIMS, France: A Paris appeals court on Monday (May 20) ordered the resumption of life-support for a longtime vegetative Frenchman from whom doctors had only hours earlier begun withdrawing treatment, in a wrenching case that has divided his family and country. The court ordered authorities "to ...

Relying on homemade, natural sunscreens might get you burned

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:45
(Reuters Health) - Homemade sunscreens on Pinterest may look pretty and smell even prettier, but most of them won't shield you from sunburn or skin cancer, new research shows. "Ninety-five percent of the pins really positively portrayed the effectiveness of homemade sunscreens, yet about 65per ...

Osasuna return to La Liga after Albacete defeat

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:40
BARCELONA: Osasuna sealed their promotion to La Liga on Monday with three games to spare after Granada beat Albacete 1-0. The Navarra side, relegated from the top flight in 2017, lead Spain's second division on 78 points from 39 games and are guaranteed to finish in the top two after third-place ...

Football: Bologna earn Serie A survival in six-goal Lazio thriller

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:31
ROME: Bologna secured their top flight survival on Monday with a 3-3 draw at Lazio enough to keep the northerners in Serie A next season. Lazio are already through to next season's Europa League after their Coppa Italia win over Atalanta last Wednesday in Rome, and have nothing left to play for as ...

Trump tells ex-White House counsel McGahn not to appear before Congress

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:21
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday (May 20) told former White House counsel Don McGahn to defy a subpoena to testify about the Russia investigation before a congressional committee, deepening a fight between the administration and Democratic lawmakers. In a letter to the House of ...

Until broadband access improves, telemedicine won't help rural communities

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:15
(Reuters Health) - Telemedicine has been touted as a solution to the dearth of doctors in rural America. But the same places where residents must drive many miles to see a physician often also have limited broadband access, a new study suggests. About 25 percent of Americans live in rural ...

Merck's Keytruda fails as monotherapy in breast cancer study

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:10
Merck & Co Inc said on Monday its blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study testing the treatment as a monotherapy in patients with an aggressive type of breast cancer.

Football: Treble winners Manchester City enjoy bus parade

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:08
MANCHESTER: Manchester City celebrated their domestic treble with an open-top bus parade on Monday, drawing an estimated 100,000 fans to the streets of the city centre. Pep Guardiola's City side became the first to complete a clean sweep of all three major English trophies with Saturday's 6-0 ...

Teen drivers with ADHD have higher crash rates even with graduated licenses

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:05
(Reuters Health) - New teen drivers with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more likely to crash their cars than adolescents who don't have ADHD - especially right after they get their license, a new study suggests. Researchers followed 14,936 teens in New Jersey for two years after they ...

Police end Greenpeace blockade of BP HQ

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 04:00
LONDON: London police said on Monday (May 20) they had detained all 10 Greenpeace activists who had blocked the entrances to BP's global headquarters to convince the British energy giant to halt oil and gas exploration. The environmental organisation encased activists in five heavy containers that ...

Mexico's TV Azteca says Grupo Orlegi to take control of Atlas

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:41
MEXICO CITY: Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca said in a statement on Monday a deal has been reached under which Grupo Orlegi will become owner of Guadalajara-based soccer team Atlas. Azteca, a unit of Grupo Salinas, said under the deal, the broadcaster will take a 33 percent equity stake in a unit of ...

Ghana striker Gyan calls time on international career

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 03:41
Ghana's all-time leading goal-scorer Asamoah Gyan announced his international retirement on Monday, a month before the start of the African Nations Cup.