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Death threats probe clouds Colombia preparations
Fri, 22 June 2018 23:10:49 +0800
Colombia head into their World Cup clash against Poland in Group H on Sunday under pressure to get a result and with their preparations overshadowed by a police investigation into death threats made to midfielder Carlos Sanchez.
Sri Lanka police seek villagers who beat leopard to death
Fri, 22 June 2018 23:00:58 +0800
Sri Lankan authorities were seeking Friday nearly a dozen men who beat a leopard to death after it strayed into a village and attacked people, a minister said.
As numbers fall, Paris seeks UNESCO help for classic bistros
Fri, 22 June 2018 23:00:43 +0800
It might seem like there are two on every corner in Paris, but old-style bistros and street cafes are dying out to such an extent that a movement has started to try to protect them.
Murray takes wildcard into Eastbourne
Fri, 22 June 2018 23:00:38 +0800
Andy Murray will play at next week's Eastbourne grasscourt championships in a bid to prove his fitness for Wimbledon.
Pope to make Vatican changes in push for reform, transparency
Fri, 22 June 2018 23:00:24 +0800
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis will be making several significant changes in the Vatican in the next few weeks and months to bring in fresh faces with new ideas and promote others as part of his push for reform. The pope disclosed his decisions in a rare sit-down interview with Reuters at his ...
French police bust major Marseille drug ring
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:57:56 +0800
MARSEILLE: French police said Friday (Jun 22) that they had smashed a major drug trafficking ring in the southern city of Marseille, a key hub in the trans-Mediterranean cannabis and cocaine trade where several people are killed each year in turf wars. Eight people were taken into custody ...
Federer battles hard for semi-final spot in Halle
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:55:54 +0800
World number one Roger Federer was tested once again in Halle but did enough to overpower Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6(2) 7-5 in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Taliban kidnap 43 Afghans including road construction workers
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:52:43 +0800
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: Taliban fighters kidnapped 43 people from a road construction camp during a raid in southern Afghanistan that also killed four security forces, an official said Friday (Jun 22), in the latest fighting since the group's ceasefire ended. Militants attacked the camp in Spin ...
Trump threatens 20% tariff on European Union cars
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:45:32 +0800
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 per cent tariff on all European Union-assembled cars coming into the United States, a month after the administration launched an investigation into whether auto imports pose a national security threat. "If these Tariffs and Barriers ...
US top court rules warrants required for cellphone location data
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:49:24 +0800
WASHINGTON: The US Supreme Court on Friday (Jun 22) imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police ...
Cipriani has chance to stake World Cup claim in third test
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:30:57 +0800
Danny Cipriani could not have asked for a better audition for next year's World Cup after being tasked with lifting England out of their current winless run with a first test start in a decade against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday.
Nigeria bring in fresh strikers for Iceland clash
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:30:52 +0800
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr made three changes to his team for Friday's Group D World Cup match against Iceland on Friday, bringing in Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa up front and Kenneth Omeruo in defence.
Kremlin - meeting between Putin and US security adviser being discussed - TASS
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:30:47 +0800
MOSCOW: A possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. national security adviser John Bolton is under discussion, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov was cited as saying by TASS news agency on Friday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to meet Bolton when he visits Moscow ...
Schlumberger oil services wins in US Supreme Court on patent damages
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:55:46 +0800
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that companies can recover profits lost due to the unauthorized use of their patented technology abroad in a victory for Schlumberger NV, the world's largest oilfield services provider.
As Hodeidah battle grinds on, residents suffer lack of clean water, electricity
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:26:08 +0800
Residents unable to flee Hodeidah face constant bombardment, lack of clean water and power cuts as an Arab coalition battles to capture Yemen's main port from Iran-aligned Houthis.
Soccer: Russia's Messi, a puma - star in his own right
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:11:52 +0800
SARANSK, Russia: Barely 20 months ago a Russian couple were oblivious of the basic rules of soccer. Now they are ardent fans and the transformation can only be attributed to Messi - not Argentina's World Cup captain but a pet puma. Messi, a two-year-eight-month-old cougar, lives with Maria and ...
Spanish photographer seeks to help abandoned pets
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:06:27 +0800
MADRID: Emilio Cuenca makes a living taking portraits of pets but in his spare time snaps rescue animals, hoping that his pictures will encourage people to adopt mistreated and abandoned dogs and cats. The photographer has volunteered for various animal welfare organisations in his native Spain ...
World Cup: Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 to secure first win
Fri, 22 June 2018 22:49:34 +0800
SAINT PETERSBURG: Dramatic late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup against Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday (Jun 22). The result leaves the five-times world champions with four points from two games after they drew 1-1 with Switzerland in ...
Putin, Moon agree that Trump-Kim summit to help denuclearisation
Fri, 22 June 2018 21:55:55 +0800
The leaders of Russia and South Korea agree that last week's historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would contribute to denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.
Sickly Swedes can still send Germany home early, says captain Granqvist
Fri, 22 June 2018 21:46:10 +0800
Sweden's preparations may have been hit by illness and injury but team captain Andreas Granqvist still believes that his side can score a first competitive win over Germany since 1958 to send the defending champions home early from the World Cup.