Today's News
Stopping Pumas locks vital for NZ success, says Barrett
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:02:27 +0800
New Zealand have identified Argentina's locks as the key to their great season in the Rugby Championship with Scott Barrett saying stopping Tomas Lavanini and Guido Petti will be vital if they want to win away this weekend in Buenos Aires.
400-year-old shipwreck 'discovery of decade' for Portugal
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:02:24 +0800
Archaeologists searching Portugal's coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with spices, specialists said on Monday.
France says 'no alternative' to AU-led plan on Central Africa
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:58:32 +0800
France's foreign minister said an African Union-led plan was the only viable way to end fighting among rival factions in the Central African Republic, pushing back Monday against an alternative peace process steered by Russia.
Fresh standoff brews as Aquarius migrant ship heads for France
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:54:09 +0800
A new diplomatic row loomed Monday over the Aquarius as its operators announced the migrant rescue ship was heading to France, only for the French government to say it should dock at the nearest safe port instead.
UK watchdog considers fining Tesco Bank over cyberattack: Sky News
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:45:19 +0800
REUTERS: Britain's finance watchdog is considering fining the banking arm of Tesco Plc more than 30 million pounds (US$39 million) over a 2016 cyberattack, Sky News reported on Monday. Tesco Bank is contesting the scale of the Financial Conduct Authority's proposed penalty and is in active ...
South Sudan government forces, rebels clash within weeks of peace deal
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:15:25 +0800
JUBA: South Sudan's government forces and largest rebel group clashed in the north of the country, with each side accusing the other on Monday of instigating the fighting, which comes just two weeks after they signed a peace deal. It was unclear if there were any casualties. President Salva Kiir ...
Leaders back climate change urgency in New York
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:15:11 +0800
Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming.
Researchers consider ethics of addressing race in biomedical studies
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:10:26 +0800
(Reuters Health) - Three opinion essays in a major medical journal address the ethics of addressing race in biomedical studies. Race and medical research have a long history together, much of it lamentable, and new genetic discoveries raise new questions about the role race should play in the ...
Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian during Gaza protests
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:05:31 +0800
GAZA: Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man and wounded dozens of others on Monday taking part in a protest near the border between Israel and Gaza, Gaza health officials said. The Israeli military said thousands had taken part in the demonstration, throwing burning tyres, rocks and ...
Jailed ex-leader seeks freedom after surprise vote in Maldives
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:59:55 +0800
A Maldives court released a political prisoner and heard appeals for freedom from several others on Monday, including a former president, just hours after strongman leader Abdulla Yameen conceded a shock election defeat.
Chile's government announces investment for indigenous region
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:02:38 +0800
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Monday announced a plan worth US$24 million (18.3 million pounds) aimed at ending a lengthy conflict between the state and the country's indigenous population in the south.
Swedish centre-right wins speaker vote
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:36:19 +0800
Sweden's centre-right parties on Monday saw their candidate elected speaker of parliament on Monday, apparently thanks to the support of the far-right, after the country's September 9 legislative elections left neither bloc with a majority.
Dancing Dior kicks off Paris Fashion Week with airy shift dresses and ballet flats
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:07:56 +0800
Christian Dior raised the curtain on fashion week with a contemporary dance display on the catwalk and a runway collection designed for freedom of movement.
Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:23:31 +0800
Snap Inc said on Monday it is testing a new way to search for products on through its Snapchat app's camera, allowing users to shop directly using the messaging app.
United Technologies explores sale of Chubb Fire & Security: sources
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:00:36 +0800
United Technologies Corp is exploring a sale of its Chubb Fire & Security division for more than US$3 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:35:29 +0800
A former Facebook contract employee has lodged a suit against the company, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking giant.
From streets to spotlight, Obada 'over the moon' after dream NFL debut
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:40:41 +0800
Britain's Efe Obada only began playing American football four years ago after a traumatic childhood during which he was abandoned and homeless, but he defied the odds yet again with a dream NFL debut.
Fewer US adults getting unnecessary knee surgery
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:12:37 +0800
REUTERS: So-called arthroscopic knee surgery is becoming a less common treatment for adults with torn cartilage or painful arthritis as a growing body of evidence shows little benefit from these operations, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on all surgeries done on patients 18 and ...
Aquarius migrant ship calls on Europe for help, sails to Marseille
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:30:30 +0800
Charities operating the Mediterranean rescue ship Aquarius on Monday urged European governments to help the vessel find a new flag to sail under after Panama revoked its registration, and they asked France to let its passengers disembark in Marseille.
COI for SingHealth cyberattacks: Officer took initiative to investigate even though it was not his job
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:04:56 +0800
Among the witnesses who took the stand on Tuesday (Sep 25) was IHiS officer Chai Sze Chun, who was commended by Solicitor-General Kwek Mean Luck for being alert and taking the initiative to investigate the incident, even though it was not his job to do so.