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Prague: Away from busy squares, a quieter, hidden world unfolds

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 19:00
New cultural venues are springing up in Prague’s many long-abandoned buildings, some of which are home to courtyards, galleries, cosy cafes and bars.

HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 19:00
As with many other good things in life, this usually helpful protein is best in moderation.

Russia, Turkey to discuss US withdrawal from Syria in Moscow - RIA

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 18:35
MOSCOW: Foreign and defence ministers from Russia and Turkey will discuss in Moscow the United States' decision to withdraw troops from Syria, Russian news agency RIA reported on Saturday, citing Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu. In an abrupt policy shift, Trump has said that Washington ...

New Year's Eve party in Times Square to cheer for press freedom

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 18:30
Reporters will be the guests of honour at the New Year's Eve party in New York's Times Square on Monday, in what organizers said was a celebration of press freedom after an unusually deadly year for journalists at U.S. news outlets.

British divers involved in Thai cave rescue recognised in UK New Year Honours list

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 18:26
LONDON: A team of British divers who helped save a junior football team stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand were awarded in Britain's traditional New Year Honours, alongside former supermodel Twiggy and Monty Python's Michael Palin. The seven underwater specialists involved in the remarkable ...

UK splashes £100 million on ferries to ease Brexit fears

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 18:05
Britain has spent more than £100 million on chartering ferries to mitigate the risk of "severe congestion" at the port of Dover in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to government documents.

Bangladesh shuts down high-speed mobile internet on election eve

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 17:25
DHAKA: Bangladesh's telecoms regulator has ordered mobile operators to shut down high-speed mobile internet services until midnight on Sunday, the day of a national election. The measure is effective immediately, a spokesman for the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission said on ...

Yemen's Houthis start redeployment in Hodeidah as part of UN deal

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 17:00
HODEIDAH, Yemen: Yemen's Houthi forces have started to redeploy from the port of the Red Sea city of Hodeidah as part of a U.N.-sponsored peace agreement signed in Sweden earlier this month, a U.N. source and a spokesman for the group said on Saturday. The Iranian-aligned Houthis have agreed with ...

Football: Qatar seeks solid World Cup rehearsal in UAE

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:56
An in-form Qatar will be hoping to use the 10th Asian Cup in nearby United Arab Emirates as a platform for a successful maiden World Cup campaign as the hosts of soccer's biggest event in 2022.

Philippines bank on Eriksson effect at Asian Cup

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:55
Sven-Goran Eriksson's surprise appointment as Philippines coach made headlines around the world, and now the basketball-mad nation is hoping the impact of the Swede's arrival can last beyond January's Asian Cup finals.

Lippi's ageing China face Asian Cup struggle

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:55
When Marcello Lippi took charge of China's troubled national team a little over two years ago, hopes were high the World Cup-winning Italian could kick-start a long-overdue return to the upper tier of Asian football for the world's most populous nation.

Football: New-look Australia seek Asian consolation after Russia failure

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:42
A new-look Australia will seek the consolation of a successful Asian Cup title defence after their disappointing group round exit from the World Cup earlier this year.

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after Vietnamese tourist bus blast

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:41
Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said on Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza killed four people.

Football: Stange aims to put smiles back on Syrian faces

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:41
Bernd Stange has one goal above all others when he leads Syria to the finals of the Asian Cup next month - to put a smile back on the faces of the country's war-ravaged people.

Bento aims to end South Korea's Asian Cup drought

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:40
South Korea are making a habit of replacing their coach in the run-up to Asian Cup tournaments but if Paulo Bento can emulate Uli Stielike's performance four years ago then the reward will have been well worth the risk for the two-times champions.

Cricket - India march to brink of victory in Melbourne

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:40
India's bowlers struck twice to reduce Australia to 44 for two at lunch on day four of the third test on Saturday after setting the home side 399 for victory.

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:40
CAIRO: Egyptian security forces have killed 40 suspected militants in three separate incidents in North Sinai and Giza, the ministry of interior said on Saturday, a day after a deadly bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus in Giza killed four people. The ministry did not say whether the suspected ...

Bangladesh deploys 600,000 security forces ahead of vote

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:35
Bangladesh toughened security Saturday for an election expected to see Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina win a record fourth term but dominated by opposition claims that they have been shackled by a government clampdown.

Football: Iran hampered by usual issues ahead of bid to end drought

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:27
Turmoil and uncertainty have become constant companions for the Iranian national team, but coach Carlos Queiroz will look to push aside such distractions and end the country's 43-year Asian Cup title drought at next month's tournament.

Four dead as storm sweeps through central Philippines

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:20
MANILA: Four people were killed in landslides and thousands of others evacuated from their homes after a storm swept through the central Philippine islands on Saturday (Dec 29), officials said. Three members of a family were buried in a landslide in Legazpi City southeast of Manila while a woman ...