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UN invites Yemen government and Houthis to peace talks

UN invites Yemen government and Houthis to peace talks

The United Nations has invited Yemen's government and Iran-backed Houthi rebels to Geneva next month for talks on resolving the country's civil war, a spokeswoman said on Friday.
8/17/2018 2:44:47 PM
WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo

WHO expects more Ebola cases in Congo

The WHO expected more people to become infected and could not be sure that it had identified all chains by which the virus is spreading in the eastern part of the country.
8/17/2018 2:31:02 PM
Rescuers dig for survivors amid anger over Italy bridge collapse

Rescuers dig for survivors amid anger over Italy bridge collapse

Italy's government has intensified its attacks on the operator of the decades-old Morandi bridge, which buckled without warning on Tuesday.
8/17/2018 12:24:39 PM
India pays tribute to popular former premier Vajpayee

India pays tribute to popular former premier Vajpayee

Thousands of Indians paid their respects to late premier Atal Bihari Vajpayee amid full state honours in New Delhi on Friday.
8/17/2018 12:06:19 PM
Turkey's lira weakens more than 6% on threat of more US sanctions

Turkey's lira weakens more than 6% on threat of more US sanctions

The lira has lost nearly 40% of its value against the dollar this year, hit by both the diplomatic rift and investor alarm.
8/17/2018 11:28:23 AM
Helicopter pilot killed fighting Australian bushfire

Helicopter pilot killed fighting Australian bushfire

Australian Associated Press reported that the aircraft, a 1994 Kawasaki BK117, had crashed into a tree.
8/17/2018 11:04:34 AM
Kerala flood toll soars to 164, rescue work stepped up

Kerala flood toll soars to 164, rescue work stepped up

The state has been pounded by the worst monsoon rains in almost a century since August 8.
8/17/2018 10:46:31 AM
Google staff demand oversight of China search engine plan

Google staff demand oversight of China search engine plan

Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a company-wide meeting that development is in an early stage.
8/17/2018 10:33:32 AM
US man charged with killing pregnant wife, two toddlers

US man charged with killing pregnant wife, two toddlers

A TV station, Denver 7, said Watts has confessed to the bizarre killings. There was no immediate word on a possible motive.
8/17/2018 10:22:11 AM
Australian teenager breaches Apple's secure network

Australian teenager breaches Apple's secure network

A schoolboy who "dreamed" of working for Apple hacked the firm's computer systems, Australian media has reported, although the tech giant said no customer data was compromised.
8/17/2018 10:05:58 AM
Rare 'bamboo rat' photographed at Machu Picchu

Rare 'bamboo rat' photographed at Machu Picchu

The bamboo rat lives in subtropical or wet tropical areas, according to Peruvian authorities.
8/17/2018 9:53:57 AM
Chinese jet slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain

Chinese jet slides off Manila airport runway in heavy rain

Four people suffered "superficial scratches" as they evacuated the Boeing 737-800 jet, which had flown to Manila from Xiamen in southeast China.
8/17/2018 9:43:00 AM
Ex-army chief denies payouts to politicians

Ex-army chief denies payouts to politicians

A report compiled by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) identified several contradictions in the statements of former army chief general Aslam Beg and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief General Asad Durrani about the distribution of huge sums ....
8/17/2018 1:33:10 AM
Lula registers for Brazil race from jail as thousands rally

Lula registers for Brazil race from jail as thousands rally

Brazil’s Workers Party registered jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday as its presidential candidate while he sat in prison serving a 12-year graft sentence expected to block his candidacy.
8/17/2018 1:28:13 AM
Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

Chinese MH370 relatives ask to meet Malaysia PM

Chinese relatives of those who disappeared on board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 yesterday asked to meet the country’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad when he visits China this week.
8/17/2018 1:18:56 AM
‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies

Aretha Franklin, the music icon, legendary singer and “Queen of Soul” loved by millions whose history-making career spanned six decades, died yesterday, her longtime publicist announced.
8/17/2018 1:11:13 AM
Newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

Newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press

US newspapers big and small hit back yesterday at Donald Trump’s relentless attacks on the news media with a co-ordinated campaign of editorials, triggering a fresh tirade from the president on Twitter.
8/17/2018 1:09:52 AM
Qatari flag raised at Athletes’ Village

Qatari flag raised at Athletes’ Village

The Qatari flag was raised in the Athletes’ Village at the Asian Games yesterday, welcoming Team Qatar and marking the start of the team’s highly-anticipated competitions.
8/17/2018 1:02:58 AM
Qatar athletes primed for Asian Games, says Krug

Qatar athletes primed for Asian Games, says Krug

Very few have watched sport in Qatar as closely as Joachim Krug.
8/17/2018 1:01:41 AM
Special envoy meets UN Afghan official

Special envoy meets UN Afghan official

Dr Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani, the special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, met with UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan Tadamichi Yamamoto, who is currently visiting Qatar.
8/17/2018 12:54:55 AM
Qatar head to Jakarta with momentum on their side

Qatar head to Jakarta with momentum on their side

Qatar volleyball team will fly to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta yesterday for the 18th edition of the Asian Games from Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) after winning the AVC Cup for men, which concluded on Wednesday.
8/17/2018 12:51:46 AM
Qatar shooting team ends preparations for Asian Games

Qatar shooting team ends preparations for Asian Games

Qatar shooting and archery team ended their preparations before heading to the Indonesian capital Jakarta to participate in the 18th Asian Games, which will be held from August 18 to September 2.
8/17/2018 12:50:36 AM
Chinese juggernaut ready to roll at Asiad

Chinese juggernaut ready to roll at Asiad

China will be showing off an embarrassment of sporting riches, Indonesia will seek to prove its organisational capability and, equally importantly, the 18th Asian Games will offer a sneak peak into the future of the Olympics.
8/17/2018 12:49:15 AM
Want to give my best, says India’s javelin hope Chopra

Want to give my best, says India’s javelin hope Chopra

One of India’s best bets for an athletics gold at the upcoming Asian Games, Neeraj Chopra is determined to focus on the job at hand and not put extra pressure on himself.
8/17/2018 12:30:10 AM
From shack to track, sprinter buoys Asiad hosts

From shack to track, sprinter buoys Asiad hosts

Rags-to-riches teenage sprinter Lalu Zohri has given Indonesia an unexpected confidence boost as the Asian Games hosts look to pull off their first top-10 medals finish in decades.
8/17/2018 12:26:35 AM
Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances

Haase stuns Zverev in Cincinnati, Djokovic advances

Dutchman Robin Haase upset German fourth seed Alexander Zverev 5-7 6-5 7-5 at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday and Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic cruised into the third round before rain interrupted play.
8/17/2018 12:22:00 AM
All Blacks’ Barrett likely to be most scrutinised in Championship opener

All Blacks’ Barrett likely to be most scrutinised in Championship opener

Amid speculation that Beauden Barrett’s place in the All Blacks side could be under threat, the flyhalf will find himself under increased scrutiny tomorrow when they face Australia in the Rugby Championship opener in Sydney.
8/17/2018 12:20:41 AM
Cipriani pleads guilty to common assault, fined

Cipriani pleads guilty to common assault, fined

London: England rugby player Danny Cipriani pleaded guilty yesterday to common assault and resisting arrest after an incident at a nightclub on Jersey which left a female police officer bruised.
8/17/2018 12:19:19 AM
Radical Davis Cup shake-up approved

Radical Davis Cup shake-up approved

World tennis chiefs yesterday approved a radical Davis Cup overhaul that will condense the 118-year-old worldwide showpiece into an 18-team, week-long event but critics blasted the changes as a “black day” for the sport.
8/17/2018 12:18:01 AM
Woods mania takes us back to simpler and more innocent times

Woods mania takes us back to simpler and more innocent times

There will not be a more fantastical sport plotline in our lives than Tiger Woods’s Thanksgiving in 2009, when the incandescent career and immaculate public image of the world’s most dominant and influential athlete came spectacularly undone in the dead of a Florida night.
8/17/2018 12:11:25 AM
Acuna hurt in testy affair as Braves sweep Marlins

Acuna hurt in testy affair as Braves sweep Marlins

Red-hot rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. departed early due to injury, but the Atlanta Braves still finished a four-game sweep over the visiting Miami Marlins with a 5-2 win Wednesday at SunTrust Park.
8/17/2018 12:10:03 AM
‘Russia experience inspired me on the  road to Qatar 2022’

‘Russia experience inspired me on the road to Qatar 2022’

I work for the Qatar Football Association as executive director for National Teams and was nominated to take part in the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)’s Russia 2018 secondment programme.
8/17/2018 12:05:35 AM