Today's News
Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:36:37 +0800
LONDON: Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday (Mar 23) to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime Minister Theresa May's premiership. Marchers set off in central London ...
Australian PM boosted by re-election of ruling party in largest state
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:46:50 +0800
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's re-election prospects got a lift on Saturday when Australia's most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), returned his ruling Liberal Party to power.
Mozambique cyclone claims more victims as death toll exceeds 400
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:46:47 +0800
The death toll in Mozambique after a cyclone tore through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods has jumped to 417, Land and Environment Minister Celso Correia said on Saturday, adding that the situation remained critical.
Pope accepts resignation of Chilean cardinal accused of abuse cover up
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:45:07 +0800
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the archbishop of Santiago, Chile, who has been caught up in the country's sex abuse scandal.
Election observers say face limitations in Thai poll
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:41:04 +0800
An international observer group said it would face limitations in judging to what extent Thailand's general election on Sunday is free and fair, partly because it was granted accreditation too late to get more than 35 monitors into the country.
Ramsey unfit for Wales' Euro qualifier against Slovakia
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:31:34 +0800
Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is unavailable for Sunday's European Championship qualifier against Slovakia after failing to recover from a thigh injury, manager Ryan Giggs said on Saturday.
UN draws up plans to ‘facilitate’ Rohingya relocation to island
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:30:29 +0800
The United Nations is making plans to help Bangladesh relocate thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote island off its coast, documents seen by Reuters show, a move opposed by many refugees and that some human rights experts fear could spark a new crisis.
Baghouz, where the last black flag came down
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:25:12 +0800
It once flew over a chunk of the Middle East larger than Britain but on Saturday the Islamic State group's sinister black banner lay crumpled in the dust of its final bastion.
DPM Tharman renews call for cooperative international order at Beijing forum
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:20:38 +0800
BEIJING: Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam has reiterated a call for the world to develop a new cooperative international order to better tackle future challenges. For this to be “effective and sustainable”, he said on Saturday (Mar 23) that a new relationship between China, the United ...
Italy becomes first G7 country to join China’s 'Silk Road' plan
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:29:50 +0800
Italy on Saturday signed a "non-binding" protocol with China to take part in Beijing's new "Silk Road" of transport and trade links stretching from Asia to Europe.
'Yellow Vests' march in Paris as troops join police to prevent trouble
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:58:10 +0800
French "yellow vest" demonstrators began their 19th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government on Saturday as military units were deployed to help police clamp down on any trouble.
Water shortage in six Malaysian states expected, rationing may be needed
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:00:37 +0800
PUTRAJAYA: Water shortage is expected in six Malaysian states due to the extreme hot weather, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Xavier Jayakumar on Saturday (Mar 23) as he warned that water rationing is needed.  The six states are Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Perak, Kedah, Pahang and ...
‘Hard choices’ need to be made to keep healthcare spending sustainable: PM Lee
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:20:41 +0800
SINGAPORE: Hard choices will have to be made as the Government considers ways to fund future healthcare spending, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Mar 23).  Healthcare expenditure currently exceeds S$9 billion and is set to rise even further. Eventually, this will be unsustainable ...
England's Hudson-Odoi shocked to make senior debut
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:30:30 +0800
REUTERS: England's Callum Hudson-Odoi was stunned to be given the chance to make a record-breaking England debut as a substitute in their 5-0 drubbing of the Czech Republic at Wembley on Friday. The Chelsea winger, who was initially supposed to join up with England's under-21s this week, was a ...
Indonesia detains Russian suspected of drugging, smuggling orangutan
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:47:51 +0800
DENPASAR, Indonesia: A Russian tourist attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Indonesia in his suitcase to bring home and keep as a pet has been arrested in Bali, police said on Saturday (Mar 23). Andrei Zhestkov was detained in Denpasar airport late on Friday while passing through a ...
'Welcome back Team Singapore!': Family, friends celebrate Special Olympics homecoming
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:19:34 +0800
Friends, family and fans showed up at Changi Airport to welcome home Team Singapore athletes from the Special Olympic World Games in Abu Dhabi.
Wales' Jones suffered knee ligament damage in Six Nations decider
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:50:30 +0800
Wales lock Alun Wyn Jones, who led his side to their first Six Nations Grand Slam since 2012, could be ruled out of the season after suffering knee ligament damage in the victory over Ireland last weekend, the Ospreys have said.
Dutch not favourites against struggling Germany - Van Dijk
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:35:28 +0800
The Netherlands will not be lulled into a false sense of security when they face a struggling, new-look Germany in their Euro 2020 qualifier in Amsterdam on Sunday, captain Virgil van Dijk has said.
Elvira takes lead in Malaysia, in hunt for first European tour title
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:30:35 +0800
REUTERS: Spain's Nacho Elvira took a two-shot lead over American David Lipsky after the third round of the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur on a hot and humid Saturday to move one step closer to his first European Tour title. Back-to-back birdies on the final two holes and five birdies before ...
K-pop boyband Winner to perform at HallyuPopFest; full lineup revealed
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:00:37 +0800
South Korean boyband Winner will join Super Junior as headliners at this year’s HallyuPopFest slated for May 25 and May 26.