Search resumes for hundreds missing in Brazil dam disaster

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BRUMADINHO (Brazil): Fears of a second dam breach at a Brazilian mining complex receded yesterday, enabling a search to resume for the more than 300 people still missing two days after a dam collapse that has killed at least 58 people. Loudspeakers rang out at 5.30 am (0730 GMT) among […]

Church attack puts fresh pressure on peace efforts

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MANILA: The Islamic State-claimed bombing of a Catholic cathedral that killed 20 in the Philippines’ restive south put fresh pressure yesterday on peace efforts aimed at ending decades of separatist violence. Two explosions tore through the cathedral, shattering pews and windows, on the Muslim-majority island of Jolo, killing worshippers at […]

Canadian arrested in Macau for $284m fraud bid

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HONG KONG: A Canadian man has been arrested in the gambling hub of Macau for allegedly trying to defraud an entertainment company out of $284 million, police said yesterday. The suspect, a 61-year-old retiree of Chinese descent, was arrested on Friday after allegedly trying to transfer the money from the […]

Canadian arrested in Macau for $284m fraud bid

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HONG KONG: A Canadian man has been arrested in the gambling hub of Macau for allegedly trying to defraud an entertainment company out of $284 million, police said yesterday. The suspect, a 61-year-old retiree of Chinese descent, was arrested on Friday after allegedly trying to transfer the money from the […]

Tornado hits Turkish resort city of Antalya

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ANKARA: A tornado hit the Turkish resort of Antalya, injuring a dozen people, overturning buses and damaging airplanes at the airport with officials warning on Sunday of the risk of more bad weather. After the tornado battered the area in the south on Saturday, Antalya Governor Munir Karaloglu said 12 […]

Solskjaer puts MU winning streak to Burnley test

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MANCHESTER: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to continue his impressive start as Manchester United manager at home to Burnley today, with the case for him to be appointed permanently seemingly growing by the week. The FA Cup fourth-round victory at Arsenal on Friday took the Norwegian caretaker manager’s record to eight […]

Nadal takes positives out of Australian Open thrashing

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MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal said he took a lot of positives out of the Australian Open on his return from injury, despite being thrashed in the final Sunday by Novak Djokovic. The Spanish second seed had played an outstanding level of tennis at the tournament without dropping a set until he […]

M’sia stripped of World Para Swimming C’ships over Israel stance: IPC

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PARIS: Malaysia has been barred from hosting the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships for refusing to let Israeli athletes compete, the International Paralympic Committee said yesterday. The decision was taken “after the Home Ministry of Malaysia failed to provide the necessary guarantees that Israeli Para swimmers could participate, free from […]

Antonsen wins first Indonesia Masters title

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JAKARTA: Danish player Anders Antonsen (pic) won his first ever Indonesia Masters after defeating world number one Kento Momota of Japan yesterday to claim the 2019 title. Antonsen, who was not accompanied by his coach, reached the final of the the championship for the first time and managed to upset […]

Osaka wins title to be world No. 1

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MELBOURNE: Japan’s Naomi Osaka battled past Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova 7-6 (7/2), 5-7, 6-4 to win her first Australian Open crown yesterday and become the new world number one. The fourth seed and US Open champion made it two Grand Slam titles in a row after a see-sawing 2hr […]

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