Today's News
The Catholic Church - coming to a Starbucks near you?
Sat, 24 March 2018 23:06:36 +0800
Young Catholics presented a 12-page document on Saturday, recommending that the faith be spread in places where they like to hang out, such as coffee bars.
Scotland boss McLeish searching for rhythm over results
Sat, 24 March 2018 22:55:19 +0800
Scotland manager Alex McLeish says his side is a work in progress and he is prepared to sacrifice results during the ongoing international friendlies in order to find the right balance in his team.
Thai protesters demand army stop supporting ruling junta
Sat, 24 March 2018 22:50:18 +0800
BANGKOK: More than 300 Thai pro-democracy demonstrators marched to the gates of the army headquarters in Bangkok on Saturday to call on soldiers to withdraw their support for the ruling junta. It was one of the biggest in a new wave of protests against corruption and the government's failure to ...
First direct Australia-Europe passenger service takes off
Sat, 24 March 2018 22:59:07 +0800
The "Kangaroo Route" from Australia to Britain became a shorter hop Saturday when the first direct passenger service left Perth for London, with the 17-hour flight set to break aviation records.
Sierra Leone court upholds injunction to delay election run-off
Sat, 24 March 2018 21:20:19 +0800
FREETOWN: A Sierra Leone court upheld a request by a member of the ruling party for an injunction on Saturday to delay a presidential election run-off that was meant to happen next Tuesday. The member, Ibrahim Sorie Koroma, filed for the injunction on Thursday, saying there was evidence of ...
US poised for largest gun control protest in a generation
Sat, 24 March 2018 21:20:41 +0800
WASHINGTON: Galvanized by a massacre at a Florida high school, hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to take to the streets in cities across the United States on Saturday (Mar 24) in the biggest protest for gun control in a generation. The student-organized "March For Our Lives" is to ...
Portuguese pilot held after being found drunk in cockpit
Sat, 24 March 2018 21:20:39 +0800
BERLIN: The co-pilot of a Portuguese airline was detained in Stuttgart after being found drunk in the cockpit just before take off, German police and prosecutors said Saturday (Mar 24).  German police entered the cockpit and found the 40-year-old in a "highly intoxicated condition" on Friday ...
Sydney goes dark as global Earth Hour climate campaign kicks off
Sat, 24 March 2018 21:55:48 +0800
The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge went dark for an hour Saturday to kick off a global campaign raising awareness about the impacts of climate change.
Dutch icon Gullit switched on by esports
Sat, 24 March 2018 20:45:28 +0800
Ruud Gullit won soccer league titles in Italy and the Netherlands and his flowing dreadlocks, together with Marco van Basten's wondergoal, were the abiding memories of the Dutch side that won the 1988 European Championship.
Policeman dead in pre-election bombing in Egypt's Alexandria
Sat, 24 March 2018 20:38:59 +0800
A policeman was killed in a bomb attack Saturday targeting the security chief of the city of Alexandria, two days before the start of Egypt's presidential election, officials said.
Exiled rights activist accuses Bahrain of persecuting kin
Sat, 24 March 2018 20:30:19 +0800
DUBAI: Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei, a prominent Bahraini rights campaigner exiled in Britain, said on Saturday a Bahraini court had sentenced his wife to two months in jail in absentia this week and that his mother-in-law had begun a hunger strike in jail. AlWadaei, director of the Bahrain Institute for ...
Safety standards launched for outdoor learning industry
Sat, 24 March 2018 23:08:02 +0800
SINGAPORE: The Outdoor Learning and Adventure Education Association (OLAE) launched its first set of safety standards on Saturday (Mar 24), with the aim of enhancing the industry's image and professionalism. The standards cover various aspects of outdoor learning, such as height-, land- and water ...
UK watchdog reviews evidence after Cambridge Analytica search
Sat, 24 March 2018 20:20:37 +0800
British regulators finished searching the offices of Cambridge Analytica, the firm at the centre of a Facebook data scandal, before dawn on Saturday and said they would examine the evidence before considering "next steps".
Markle's wedding ring expected to follow royal tradition of Welsh gold
Sat, 24 March 2018 20:29:22 +0800
BODELWYDDAN, Wales: When Britain's Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle in May he is expected to follow a royal tradition started nearly 100 years ago of using a wedding band of Welsh gold. His great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, was the first to use gold from Wales in a wedding ...
Emery won’t coach PSG next season, says Meunier
Sat, 24 March 2018 20:10:19 +0800
Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery will not lead the team next season, the club's fullback Thomas Meunier was quoted as saying by French media.
Britain's Times condemns Egypt over journalist's deportation
Sat, 24 March 2018 20:09:33 +0800
LONDON: Egypt has deported a British journalist working for The Times, the newspaper said on Saturday (Mar 24), describing an "increasingly oppressive environment" for media in the country ahead of next week's presidential election. The Times said its correspondent, 33-year-old Bel Trew who had ...
Netflix and Formula One team up for documentary series
Sat, 24 March 2018 19:45:39 +0800
Netflix are to make a documentary series chronicling the 2018 Formula One season and which will be screened next year, the sport's rights holders announced on Saturday ahead of the opening race in Australia.
102 arrested in Geylang for various offences over 9-day operation
Sat, 24 March 2018 19:20:38 +0800
SINGAPORE: A total of 102 people were arrested in Geylang for various offences during a nine-day multi-agency operation, said the police on Saturday (Mar 24).  Three of the suspects, aged between 21 and 30, were arrested for peddling contraband cigarettes. Illegal sexual enhancement products ...
Motor racing: Netflix and Formula One team up for documentary series
Sat, 24 March 2018 19:22:59 +0800
Netflix are to make a documentary series chronicling the 2018 Formula One season and which will be screened next year, the sport's rights holders announced on Saturday ahead of the opening race in Australia.
Government grant available for green initiatives from Apr 1
Sat, 24 March 2018 22:58:10 +0800
SINGAPORE: Interest groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and constituencies that are interested in holding green events in support of the Year of Climate Action can apply for a government grant from Apr 1.  Each group will be eligible for up to S$5,000 on a reimbursement basis ...