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Wearable tech latest must-have for China’s proud pet owners

May 24, 2017 23:30 PM

Electronic device makers such as Hong Kong-listed SUGA (0912.HK) and other start-ups are looking to cash-in on a boom in China in so-called pet wearable’s, like smart collars, leashes and feeders.

Trump tax reforms could push Israeli tech companies to the US

May 24, 2017 23:10 PM

US President Donald Trump’s plans for sharp cuts to corporate taxes will lead Israeli technology companies, a lynchpin of Israel’s economy, to consider shifting their domicile to the United States, industry and accountancy executives say.

Barcelona football player Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial

May 24, 2017 20:20 PM

BARCELONA, May 24: Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Barcelona football star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court's 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, court documents showed.

Former James Bond actor Roger Moore dies aged 89: family

May 23, 2017 19:50 PM

British actor Roger Moore, who won international fame playing secret agent James Bond, died on Tuesday aged 89, his family said on the actor's official Twitter account.

Suicide bomber kills at least 22, including children, at Ariana Grande concert in Britain (update)

May 23, 2017 16:25 PM

MANCHESTER, May 23: At least 22 people, including some children, were killed and 59 were wounded when a suicide bomber struck as thousands of fans streamed out of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday.

Trump, in Israel, says he has new reasons to hope for Middle East peace

May 22, 2017 18:27 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump said in Israel on Monday he came away from a weekend visit to Saudi Arabia with new reasons for hope that peace and stability could be achieved in the Middle East.

American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing

May 21, 2017 20:03 PM

KATHMANDU, May 21: An American climber on Mount Everest died on Sunday, officials said, the third death on the world's highest mountain in the past month and raising safety concerns for climbers.

North Korea says U.S. has to roll back 'hostile policy' before talks

May 20, 2017 07:59 AM

NEWYORK, May 20: North Korea's deputy U.N. envoy said on Friday the United States needed to roll back its "hostile policy" toward the country before there could be talks as Washington raised concern that Pyongyang could be producing a chemical used in a nerve agent.

Three into two won't go in Champions League race

May 18, 2017 18:05 PM

With the title and relegation issues decided, three teams will scrap for the two remaining Champions League places on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.

Chinese state media says US should take some blame for cyber attack

May 17, 2017 23:30 PM

Chinese state media on Wednesday criticized the United States for hindering efforts to stop global cyber threats in the wake of the WannaCry ‘ransom ware’ attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide in recent days.

Japan princess to wed, sparking debate on shrinking royal family

May 17, 2017 14:59 PM

TOKYO, May 17: Japanese Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will wed a former college classmate, Japanese media reported, heating up debate on the ever-shrinking royal family since she must become a commoner after marriage.

Sharapova denied French Open wildcard

May 16, 2017 23:15 PM

Twice former champion Maria Sharapova was surprisingly denied a wildcard into the French Open on Tuesday -- ending intense speculation about her place in the claycourt slam since she returned from a 15-month doping ban.

North Korea fires missile: South Korea military

May 14, 2017 06:17 AM

SEOUL, May 14: North Korea fired on Sunday a ballistic missile from a region near its west coast that flew 700 kilometers (430 miles), South Korea's military said, days after a new leader took office in the South pledging to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang.

Pakistan signs nearly $500 million in China deals at Silk Road summit

May 14, 2017 06:10 AM

ISLAMABAD, May 14: Pakistan signed new deals with China on Saturday worth nearly $500 million ahead of Beijing's international forum on its "Silk Road" trade and infrastructure initiative for Asia, Africa and Europe, the Pakistani government said.

Key moments in Chelsea's title season

May 13, 2017 12:45 PM

Here are the key moments in Chelsea's Premier League title-winning season:

Hackers exploit stolen U.S. spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

May 13, 2017 11:40 AM

A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday.

Trump attacks on fired FBI chief meet resistance; Russia probe proceeds (video)

May 12, 2017 13:30 PM

President Donald Trump on Thursday ran into resistance for calling ousted FBI chief James Comey a "showboat," an attack that was swiftly contradicted by top U.S. senators and the acting FBI leader, who pledged that an investigation into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia would proceed with vigor.

France's SFR to pay 350 million euros a year for Champions League rights: sources

May 11, 2017 16:45 PM

French telecoms operator SFR Group has beaten Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus and Qatari-controlled beIN Sports channels in gaining the rights to broadcast Champions League football matches until 2021 in France.

Wall collapse kills 23 during wedding celebration in Rajasthan

May 11, 2017 16:35 PM

Twenty-three people were killed and 30 injured in Rajasthan when a wall collapsed on a crowd of people celebrating a wedding, police said on Thursday.

Bid to revoke Obama methane rule fails in surprise U.S. Senate vote

May 11, 2017 07:16 AM

WASHINGTON, May 11: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation.