Today's News
NZ's Patel wins battle for spinner's role against Sri Lanka
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:11:09 +0800
WELLINGTON: New Zealand left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel's form against Pakistan in the UAE has earned him the chance to impress in local conditions after selectors on Monday named him as the only slow bowler in the squad for two tests against Sri Lanka. The 30-year-old produced a man-of-the-match ...
Prosecutors set to indict Ghosn and Nissan as CEO's role in focus: sources
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:05:42 +0800
Tokyo prosecutors are due to indict ousted Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn as well as the automaker itself on Monday, sources said, intensifying scrutiny of CEO Hiroto Saikawa's role in the financial misconduct scandal.
Accused backpacker murderer faces New Zealand court
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:02:39 +0800
A man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane appeared in a New Zealand court Monday as a judge told her family "your grief must be desperate".
Miss Mexico makes history for winning Miss World 2018
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:50:37 +0800
Before the pageant, Vanessa Ponce de Leon was already known on cycle 5 of Mexico's Next Top Model.
Football: Zlatan sticking with LA Galaxy, AC Milan 'evaluate' Fabregas
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:39:21 +0800
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be leaving LA Galaxy to return to AC Milan, the Italian club's sporting director Leonardo said on Sunday, although they are studying the possibility of signing Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Alibaba takes control of film group in US$160 million share purchase
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:30:29 +0800
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Monday it will increase its stake in Hong Kong-listed Alibaba Pictures to 51 percent, taking control of the film unit's board.
'I can't breathe' were Khashoggi's final words, report says
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:16:36 +0800
Jamal Khashoggi's final words were "I can't breathe," CNN said Sunday, citing a source who has read the transcript of an audio tape of the final moments before the journalist's murder.
Beyonce performs at lavish wedding of India's uber-rich families
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:56:46 +0800
No one does big, fat weddings the way the Indians do.
Women activists stand up despite abuses in MENA: Amnesty
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:41:46 +0800
Women rights defenders have stood up for change across the Middle East and North Africa in 2018 despite a plethora of abuse from governments and armed groups, Amnesty International said Monday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un unlikely to visit Seoul this year: Report
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:57:45 +0800
SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is unlikely to visit Seoul in the final three weeks of this year, South Korean TV channel YTN said on Monday (Dec 10), citing an unidentified official in the South Korean presidential office. There had been speculation about whether Kim would visit Seoul ...
Trump backs US$750 billion defence budget request to Congress - official
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:20:25 +0800
WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request US$750 billion (£589.4 billion) from Congress for defence spending next year, a U.S. official said on Sunday, signalling a Pentagon spending hike at a time of potential belt-tightening elsewhere in the government. Trump, faced ...
Pakatan Harapan govt must steer clear of corruption to win next general election: Mahathir
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:06:13 +0800
PUTRAJAYA: The Pakatan Harapan (PH) government needs to steer clear of corruption if it intends to win the next general election, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Sunday (Dec 9).  Mahathir, who is the coalition's chairman, said all of PH's component parties, including its ally ...
Heavy screen time appears to impact children's brains: Study
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:29:47 +0800
WASHINGTON: Researchers have found "different patterns" in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing US study. The first wave of information from the US$300 million National Institute of Health (NIH) study is showing ...
Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:13:50 +0800
LONDON: A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to US$8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies. The deal, between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations ...
Stocks extend decline as trade woes batter sentiment
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:40:31 +0800
Stocks extended their slump in early Asian trade on Monday, with U.S. equity futures off to a softer start for the week as worries over U.S.-China trade tensions battered investor sentiment.
Australia accused of torture in refugee court case
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:57:21 +0800
One thousand-plus asylum seekers being held by Australia in offshore detention centres are suing Canberra, alleging they have suffered torture and human rights abuses.
Life In 90s Singapore: The haunting of Ginza Plaza
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:59:48 +0800
In our continuing series of personal stories about coming-of-age in 90s Singapore, an 11-year-old girl is innocently drawn to an enigmatic, older new friend – but it all goes awry with the “Pen Fairy” game.
Hong Kong on track for global IPO crown but many new listings sag
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:40:25 +0800
Hong Kong is on course to take the global IPO crown this year for the most money raised in stock market flotations, narrowly ahead of arch-rival New York, but its new listings have posted the worst performance among leading bourses, data show.
Golf: Kizzire and Harman win QBE Shootout
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:33:28 +0800
MIAMI: Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman eagled the par-five 17th on Sunday (Dec 9) to seize victory in the QBE Shootout in Naples, Florida, ahead of Graeme McDowell and Emiliano Grillo. Harman and Kizzire were one behind McDowell and Grillo when they arrived at Tiburon Golf Club's 17th in the ...
More than 150 governments to adopt UN migration pact in Morocco
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:25:24 +0800
More than 150 countries will join a United Nations conference to adopt a global pact to better handle migrant flows, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday, less than the number that initially worked on the plan.