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Published: Wed, 13 December 2017 21:22:26 +0800


Man City's form will make rivals more determined-Guendogan

Wed, 13 December 2017 21:15:36 +0800

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Guendogan believes the club's 11-point lead in the Premier League before the halfway stage will make rival teams more determined to beat them as they approach a busy festive period.

Czech president appoints Babis-led minority cabinet

Wed, 13 December 2017 21:15:27 +0800

Czech President Milos Zeman appointed a minority cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Wednesday, handing power to a new administration after a national election in October.

India's tax department considers tax on virtual currencies

Wed, 13 December 2017 21:10:30 +0800

India's central tax authority is investigating bitcoin exchanges to try and find a way to tax transactions, an official said on Wednesday, even as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has warned against dealing in virtual currencies.

Sports Direct shareholders veto payment to brother of founder Mike Ashley

Wed, 13 December 2017 21:10:25 +0800

Independent shareholders in Sports Direct on Wednesday voted against paying the brother of founder Mike Ashley 11 million pounds (US$14.7 million) for work as an IT expert.

Half of world's people can't get basic health services - WHO

Wed, 13 December 2017 21:05:15 +0800

LONDON: At least half the world's population is unable to access essential health services and many others are forced into extreme poverty by having to pay for healthcare they cannot afford, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Some 800 million people worldwide spend at least 10 ...

120% jump in cases of fraudulent purchases charged to phones bills

Wed, 13 December 2017 21:10:40 +0800

SINGAPORE: The police have seen a sharp increase in the number of fraudulent purchases being charged to mobile phones, with 130 cases reported in the first 11 months of this year, up 120 per cent from the same period last year. The total amount cheated so far this year is at least S$16,000, the ...

Ripple effects from Washington's Jerusalem declaration could spread to Asia: Maliki

Wed, 13 December 2017 21:10:39 +0800

SINGAPORE: Senior Minister of State for Defence Dr Mohamad Maliki Osman said on Wednesday (Dec 13) that Singapore must be prepared should tensions build up in this region after Washington’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week. Dr Maliki said that the status of Jerusalem is a ...

Aurora Cannabis wins rights for licensing talks with CannaRoyalty

Wed, 13 December 2017 21:00:22 +0800

REUTERS: Canadian medical marijuana maker Aurora Cannabis Inc has won the rights to negotiate a licensing deal with CannaRoyalty Corp that will allow it to sell a range of cannabis-infused consumer products. Aurora — one of the biggest Canadian cannabis companies — has an exclusive right for 90 ...

Pakistan orders George Soros foundation, other aid groups to close

Wed, 13 December 2017 21:00:17 +0800

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has told at least 10 foreign-funded aid groups to close, an umbrella agency said on Wednesday, including a charity founded by hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist George Soros, the group said. Pakistan has toughened its stance towards domestic and international non ...

Swedish 'laser man' killer stands trial for murder in Germany

Wed, 13 December 2017 20:55:13 +0800

One of Sweden's most notorious criminals appeared in a court in Germany on Wednesday, charged with a murder he is accused of having committed in Frankfurt more than 25 years ago.