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China regulator bans TV parodies amid content crackdown

March 23, 2018 11:24 AM

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Mar 23: China’s media regulator is cracking down on video spoofs, the official Xinhua new agency reported, amid an intensified crackdown on any content that is deemed to be in violation of socialist core values under President Xi Jinping.

South Korea to send K-pop singers to Pyongyang in late March

March 20, 2018 15:58 PM

SEOUL, March 20: A group of South Korea’s K-pop singers will visit Pyongyang from March 31, the South said on Tuesday, a reciprocal visit after North Korea sent performers to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Facebook value drops by $37bn amid privacy backlash

March 20, 2018 10:37 AM

Facebook's shares have fallen sharply, wiping $37bn off the firm's value, as it faces questions from US and UK politicians about its privacy rules.

Manchester United extend Young's deal by a year

March 20, 2018 08:34 AM

MANCHESTER, March 20: Manchester United have extended Ashley Young’s deal for an extra year by triggering a one-year option in the versatile England wing back’s contract, British media said on Monday.

Pedro's header puts Chelsea in FA Cup semi-final

March 19, 2018 12:11 PM

March 19: A goal by substitute Pedro put Chelsea into the FA Cup semi-final with a 2-1 win away to Leicester City after extra time on Sunday.

Maldives police arrest 139 opposition protesters under emergency rule

March 18, 2018 16:42 PM

MALE (Reuters) - Police in the Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high-security zone in capital Male.

Salah fires Liverpool third, Palace escape bottom three

March 18, 2018 08:07 AM

LONDON, March 18: Four-goal Mohamed Salah set a Liverpool record as they moved to third in the Premier League by thrashing Watford on Saturday, while at the other end of the table Crystal Palace’s win edged them out of the relegation zone.

VAR will be used at Russia World Cup, says FIFA

March 17, 2018 09:38 AM

BOGOTA, March 17: Video assistant referees (VARs) will be used at the World Cup for the first time in this year’s finals in Russia, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Friday, and teams will be allowed a fourth substitute in matches that go to extra-time.

Florida foot bridge collapse leaves four people dead

March 16, 2018 09:55 AM

MIAMI, March 16: A newly erected pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday, killing four people, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said.

Russia says to retaliate soon for UK's expulsion of diplomats over nerve attack

March 15, 2018 19:22 PM

MOSCOW, Mar 15: Russia said on Thursday it would retaliate very soon for Britain’s expulsion of 23 diplomats as Moscow and London traded public insults about a nerve toxin attack on a former Russian double agent in England.

Arsenal beat Watford 3-0 for first clean sheet in 12 league matches

March 12, 2018 10:00 AM


Willian is Chelsea's main man ahead of Barca showdown

March 11, 2018 10:55 AM

LONDON, March 11: Having spent much of his time at Chelsea operating in Eden Hazard’s shadow, Willian has emerged as a leading light in the team ahead of their Champions League showdown with Barcelona.

Manchester United sink Liverpool, unsavoury scenes at West Ham

March 11, 2018 10:50 AM

LONDON, March 11: Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United beat their arch-rivals Liverpool 2-1 in a highly-charged derby on Saturday to consolidate second place in the Premier League table.

Over hotpot and soju, Kim 'joked about himself'

March 9, 2018 20:59 PM

SEOUL, March 9:  North Korea's Kim Jong Un joked about his image in international media while serving South Korean officials local spirits and cold noodles during their unprecedented visit to Pyongyang this week, two South Korean government sources said.

Arsenal give Wenger respite, Atletico cruise to victory

March 9, 2018 08:35 AM

ZURICH, March 9: Arsenal turned the form book upside down and gave manager Arsene Wenger much-needed respite with a shock 2-0 win away to AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday.

Asian shares find solace in hopes of smaller Trump tariff

March 8, 2018 11:42 AM

TOKYO, March 8: Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include carve-outs for key partners.

Manchester City ease through despite rare home loss to Basel

March 8, 2018 11:36 AM

MANCHESTER, March 8: Manchester City advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals despite suffering their first home loss in over a year, going through 5-2 on aggregate after a 2-1 defeat by Swiss champions Basel on Wednesday.

Serena ready for long-awaited return at Indian Wells

March 6, 2018 16:14 PM

NEW YORK, Mar 6: Serena Williams believes now is the “perfect time” to return to the WTA Tour in order to gauge her progress ahead of the year’s remaining grand slam tournaments.

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clash

March 6, 2018 15:10 PM

COLOMBO, Mar 6: Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency for 10 days to rein in the spread of communal violence, a government spokesman said on Tuesday, a day after Buddhists and Muslims clashed in the Indian Ocean island’s central district of Kandy.

Late Matic strike gives United win in five-goal Palace thriller

March 6, 2018 10:40 AM

LONDON, March 6: Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic volleyed a stunning added-time winner as they fought back from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park and climbed to second place in the Premier League on Monday.