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Italy name Buffon in squad for friendlies

Italy have included veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in their squad for this month’s friendlies, extending an international career that appeared to have ended with their failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Stormers overcome fatigue and illness to defeat Blues

CAPE TOWN: Stormers centre EW Viljoen scored two tries as they recorded a 37-20 Super Rugby victory over the Blues at Newlands on Saturday after overcoming the rigours of long-haul travel and a flu bug that left players and management bed-ridden this w…

Turkish military denies it hit Syrian hospital

ISTANBUL: The Turkish military denied on Saturday that it had struck a hospital in Syria’s Afrin region, where it is waging a nearly two-month-old offensive against Kurdish YPG forces.

The YPG and Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said a Tur…

Yaya Toure set for surprise Ivory Coast return

Ivory Coast’s Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who turns 35 in May, will return to international football more than three years since his last game for his country after being named in the squad for friendlies in France next week. Toure has sh…

Fake Prince Albert cons elite in Monaco: Report

NICE, France: Crooks are impersonating top personalities in Monaco, including even Prince Albert II, to scam money from high-flying victims, reports said Saturday (Mar 17) in the Mediterranean principality.

A Prince Albert lookalike had used a video c…

British PM May rallies party with warning to Russia

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May took aim at Russia at a major speech to her Conservative Party on Saturday (Mar 17), cutting a stronger figure as internal Brexit divisions took a back seat.

Amid escalating tensions with Moscow over the pois…


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Thousands of Syrians flee raging assaults on two fronts

ARBIN, Syria: Thousands of terrified Syrian civilians fled for their lives on Saturday (Mar 17), as they sought to escape two raging offensives in a rebel bastion outside Damascus and a northwestern Kurdish enclave.

Syria’s civil war this week entered…

Four skiers feared dead after Swiss avalanche

GENEVA: Four people were feared dead on Saturday (Mar 17) after an avalanche hit the Swiss ski area of Vallon d’Arbi, with two bodies already recovered buried under six metres (20 feet) of snow.

Police in Valais canton said rescue workers were still s…

Britain, Russia spy sagas: Past sanctions

LONDON: Russia announced on Saturday (Mar 17) the expulsion of 23 British diplomats in a tit-for-tat move following London’s response to a nerve agent attack against a Russian former double agent in England.

They are the latest sanctions by London and…

Tree collapses on car in Jurong West, trapping driver

SINGAPORE: A man in his 50s was trapped in his car after a tree collapsed on his vehicle during heavy rain on Saturday (Mar 17).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the incident at Block 515 Jurong West Street 52 at abou…


A financial exit plan is in summary a plan which could make us financially free without the need to wake up early in the morning to the beeping of an alarm clock. Like how some companies listed with an aim of an exit plan by selling their listed compa…

Taliban claims deadly car bomb attack in Kabul

KABUL: A car bomb explosion claimed by the Taliban in Kabul on Saturday (Mar 17) killed at least two civilians, as the militants maintain pressure on the capital amid growing calls for peace talks.

Several others were wounded in the morning rush-hour …

At least 16 dead as migrant boat sinks off Greek island

ATHENS: Sixteen people, including at least five children, drowned on Saturday when the small boat they on capsized in the Aegean Sea, Greek coast guard officials said.

The incident occurred off Greece’s Agathonisi island, which is close to the Turkish…

Baby Donald Trump causes a stir in Afghanistan

KABUL: Donald Trump flops over his pink and white baby walker and rolls it around his family’s modest home in Kabul, blissfully unaware of the turmoil his “infidel” name is causing in the deeply conservative Muslim country.

The rosy-cheeked toddler’s …

Spring comes to Tokyo with first cherry blossoms

TOKYO: Spring officially arrived in Tokyo on Saturday (Mar 17) as Japan’s weather agency declared the start of the cherry blossom season, prompting viewers to party under the trees with cherry-related items flooding the capital.

Forecasters watching t…

Russia expels 23 British diplomats in spy poisoning row

MOSCOW: Russia said on Saturday (Mar 17) it would expel 23 British diplomats and close a British consulate following London’s “provocative” measures over the poisoning of a double agent that has triggered a fierce diplomatic row.

Moscow also said it w…

AFC welcomes lifting of Iraq ban for competitive matches

KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Saturday welcomed the FIFA Council’s decision to lift a ban on Iraq, allowing the country to host competitive matches in the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala.

Iraq has largely been starved of i…

Turkish court releases jailed journalist Sahin Alpay

ISTANBUL: A Turkish penal court has released a journalist detained for more than a year over alleged ties to a failed military coup in 2016, the private news agency Dogan reported.

Sahin Alpay, a journalist in the now defunct Zaman daily, was ordered …

ASEAN, Australia sign deal to fight terrorism

SYDNEY: ASEAN and Australia signed an agreement on Saturday (Mar 17) to work together to combat terrorism.

A memorandum of understanding signed at the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit will focus on technology, which is timely given how extremists around…

Wheelchair curling sets Pyeongchang pulses racing

PYEONGCHANG: It’s probably the slowest sport at the Winter Paralympics, but curling has proved an unlikely hit, with spectators flocking to watch wheelchair-bound athletes skillfully slide stones over a sheet of ice.

The popularity of the niche sport …

2 Teenage Girls Missing since February in separate cases

Two separate missing cases of 2 teenage girls were reported since Feb 2018, police are looking for looking for help from the public. The police put words into the public for information regarding the missing girls on Thursday, 15 Mar 2018. Bursyafiqah Sahlan, 17, was last seen around Tampines Street 91, Block 926, roughly 7.15am […]

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Fire breaks out at Leedon Residence near Farrer Road

SINGAPORE: A fire broke out on Saturday morning (Mar 17) at Leedon Residence, a condominium at 20 Leedon Heights near Farrer Road.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted at around 10.30am to the fire, which started at a second-fl…

PM Lee meets Singaporeans in Sydney

SYDNEY: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Singaporeans in Sydney on Saturday (Mar 17), during an official visit to attend the third Singapore Australia Leaders’ Retreat and the ASEAN Australia Special Summit.

He was accompanied by Mrs Lee, Foreign Af…

Fire broke out at Ferrer Road Leedon Residence

17 Mar 2018, a fire broke out at the Leedon Residence near Farrer Road. The intense fire and smoke came from the second floor of the condominium at 20 Leedon Heights, Block 24, at around 10am. Firefighters were immediately called in and had attempted to put out the flame. “There was a lot of smoke. […]

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McDonald’s says staffs should be ‘Treated with Respect’ after Verbal Abuse by man over ice cream

After the video of a man hurling vulgarities at an employee of McDonald’s went viral on Thursday, 15 Mar 2018, they commented that their staffs are humans as well, and “should be treated with respect” during their job. The two videos were uploaded onto Facebook that day quickly went viral, when numerous netizens criticizing the […]

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