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June 17, 2018 4:07 PM Kolarov stunner gives Serbia victory over Costa Rica

SAMARA, Russia: Aleksandar Kolarov said Serbia "won't be doing the maths yet" after his brilliant second-half free-kick grabbed a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica, with the Balkan side drawing first blood in their World Cup group in Samara on Sunday. The Roma defender made the crucial breakthrough early in the second half with a magnificent effort, and although 5

June 14, 2018 12:05 AM World Cup: US spy warns Russians will hack phones, computers

WASHINGTON: A top US intelligence official warned football fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup that their phones and computers could be hacked by Moscow's cyber spies. William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said that in Russia, even people who believe they are too unimportant to be hacked can be targeted 7

June 13, 2018 7:27 AM Australia agrees Solomons internet cable after China concern

SYDNEY: Australia will help fund and build an undersea communications cable to the Solomon Islands, it was agreed Wednesday after the Pacific nation was convinced to drop a contract with Chinese company Huawei. The impoverished country and Huawei inked a deal in late 2016 to construct the fibre-optic cable from Australia to Honiara to improve its often 11

June 4, 2018 12:06 AM Shots fired near California marathon, shooter in custody: Police

LOS ANGELES: A shooter opened fire in downtown San Diego and was taken into custody Sunday as thousands of people participated in the California city's marathon, police said. A woman fired shots in a parking structure near the finish line of the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, according to the local CBS and NBC television affiliates. A police officer 7

May 14, 2018 7:10 AM TV3 to pay Anwar RM1.1m for defamation (Updated)

KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court today awarded RM1.1 million in damages to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim after winning his defamation suit against TV3. The television station has been found to have defamed Anwar by linking him to the intrusion of Filipino militants at Lahad Datu in 2013. Judge Datuk Ahmad Zaidi Ibrahim granted him RM250,000 aggravated, RM250,000 exemplary 12

May 12, 2018 2:50 AM White House slams Iran for 'reckless actions' against Israel, Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: The White House on Friday slammed Iran for its "reckless actions" that it warned pose a "severe threat" to stability in the Middle East. The statement came after Iranian forces in Syria were accused by Israel of launching some 20 missiles into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, prompting Israeli strikes against positions held by Iran's Islamic 10

April 29, 2018 11:56 PM 'No decision' by Trump on Iran nuclear deal: Bolton

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has not yet decided whether to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday. "He has made no decision on the nuclear deal, whether to stay in or get out," Bolton told Fox News Sunday. "He is certainly considering the framework, the four pillars that President (Emmanuel) Macron 15

April 21, 2018 3:25 AM Vietnam War refugees deported under Trump struggle to settle

HO CHI MINH CITY: Nguyen was nine when he boarded a boat alone to escape the communist regime in Vietnam for the United States. Some 40 years later, he returned in shackles, deported from the only country he really knows to one he can scarcely remember. With conspiracy and fraud convictions under his belt, he was expelled in line with a Trump administration 18

April 21, 2018 3:16 AM Sanchez Flores sacked by struggling Espanyol

MADRID: La Liga strugglers Espanyol have sacked coach Quique Sanchez Flores (pix) and their sporting director Jordi Lardin following a miserable run of form, the club announced on Friday. "The club have taken this decision because of the performances of the first team and with the clear desire to go into the remaining games of this season and the preparation 22

April 18, 2018 5:48 AM Black father killed by police in front of supermarket

LOS ANGELES: Police gunned down an African American father of three using two dozen bullets in the parking lot of a Walmart supermarket in California, authorities and his lawyer said Tuesday. Diante Yarber, 26, was unarmed and parking his car in Barstow, about two hours east of Los Angeles, at the time of the incident on April 4, according to his lawyer 26