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An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining the Islamic State group, the first IS members from France to be handed capital punishment, a court official said.
Aston Villa and Derby County face off for the biggest bounty in world football on Monday with the riches of the Premier League guaranteeing around £200 million ($253 million) for the winner of the Championship play-off final.
The backing from Barcelona's club president Josep Maria Bartomeu came but it was not as convincing as before.
Thousands of protesters marched through central Hong Kong on Sunday as part of annual demonstrations demanding that China be held accountable for its democracy crackdown in and around Tiananmen Square three decades ago.
The big men of Japanese sumo met their match Sunday in the form of an even bigger star: Donald Trump.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Sunday (May 26) that more than 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in southern Sindh province.
Concern grew after hundreds of people were allegedly infected by a doctor using a contaminated syringe in Rato Dero city and surrounding ...
Fiat Chrysler is likely to make an announcement on Monday about its talks on a potential tie-up with French rival Renault, two sources told Reuters.
Sri Lanka's military has detained nearly 100 suspects during four days of search operations against remnants of an Islamist group blamed for the Easter attacks that killed 258, officials said Sunday.
Americans have become more supportive of abortion rights over the past year, even as a wave of Republican-controlled state governments have imposed new restrictions, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday.
A rare all-white panda has been caught on camera at a nature reserve in southwest China, showing albinism exists among wild pandas in the region, state media reported.
German fifth seed and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber was knocked out of Roland Garros in the first round on Sunday by Russian world number 81 Anastasia Potapova.
PUTRAJAYA: A Malaysian minister on Sunday (May 26) has denied that he interfered with Singapore's decision to grant a stay of execution to a Malaysian citizen on death row.
Malaysia's Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Liew Vui Keong said that such allegations were "totally unfounded and ...
TOKYO, Japan: United States President Donald Trump on Sunday (May 26) played golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and presented a trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament, turning to personal diplomacy for the second day of a Japan visit shadowed by tough trade talk.
Trump is unhappy with ...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday that Germany's warning to Jews on the dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap were a "capitulation to anti-Semitism" and evidence Jews were unsafe there.
LIMA: An earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 stuck northern Peru in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 26), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.
The quake, at an "intermediate depth" of around 110km, was felt around the country and even hundreds of miles away in the ...
Indian authorities said on Sunday two fire department officials had been suspended over a fire at a coaching centre that killed 21 students and one teacher in the western Gujarat state, renewing questions about building safety standards.
The fight between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's European election in France mirrors a larger battle across the continent between competing visions of bloc's future.
The U.S. military presence in the Middle East is at its "weakest in history", a deputy commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards was on Sunday quoted by the semi-official news agency Fars as saying.
BEIJING: At least ten people died and 19 were injured after carbon dioxide leaked from a cargo ship's fire prevention system in eastern China, local officials said Sunday (May 26).
The gas leak occurred at 4.00pm local time (4.00pm Singapore time) Saturday at Longyan Port in Weihai, eastern ...
Asad Ahmed, one of about 1.2 million young Indians entering the cutthroat job market each month, diligently scribbles notes at a computer class in New Delhi.
As nuclear explosions go, the US "Cactus" bomb test in May 1958 was relatively small -- but it has left a lasting legacy for the Marshall Islands in a dome-shaped radioactive dump.
After giving birth and raising a toddler during four years in a Syrian prison, 30-year-old Hasna Dbeis is now free -- and determined to forge a new life for her family.
Belgium held national elections on Sunday, with observers anticipating a surge by the Flemish far right and a good showing from the Greens after a wave of climate protests.
President Donald Trump will be ringside Sunday for Tokyo's big sumo tournament, but if he hopes his longtime love of US-style professional wrestling will give him special insight into the action, he better think again.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison named his new cabinet on Sunday, with most positions staying the same, saying the government had "a significant agenda" to deliver and it was time to get back to business.
BANGKOK: Former Thai prime minister and influential royal adviser General Prem Tinsulanonda died on Sunday (May 26) morning at age 98 in a Bangkok hospital, a palace official told Reuters.
Prem had served King Maha Vajiralongkorn and his late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej as a chairman of the ...
India skipper Virat Kohli preferred to highlight the positives from their six-wicket defeat to New Zealand in a Cricket World Cup warm-up on Saturday and was particularly pleased with the performance of the lower order.
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigned on Sunday, media reports said, following a string of high-profile political defections that threatened his leadership.
Tim Howard has experienced the highs and lows of goalkeeping, but it's the lows that stick in the memory.
"You have to go to some dark places as a goalkeeper," the former United States and Manchester United No 1 told ESPN FC.
Howard was feted by President Barack Obama and became a national hero ...
SHANGHAI: Singapore hopes China and the United States can develop a relationship based on “coopetition”, that is, to cooperate in mutually beneficial areas while competing, said Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat.
He added that the recent escalation of trade tensions between the two ...
DUBLIN: Ireland voted by an overwhelming majority to relax its constitutional restriction on divorce, results showed Sunday, the latest in a series of reforms to modernise the charter of the once devoutly Catholic nation.
Some 82 per cent of voters cast their ballots in favour of removing a ...
While Huawei's founder brushes aside a US ban against his company, the telecom giant's employees have been less sanguine, confessing fears for their future in online chat rooms.
SINGAPORE: SMRT said it is investigating the power faults on Sunday morning (May 26) that disrupted train services along the North-South Line (NSL) and the Circle Line (CCL).
The disruptions triggered a series of Twitter alerts from the train operator.
The first power fault occurred at about 4 ...
After initially insisting his version of events was true, the musician has decided to apologise publicly.
The show at Dublin's Croke Park was plagued by poor sound, with many concertgoers left dissatisfied.
Roger Federer tops the bill at the French Open on opening Sunday when he makes his long-awaited return to the Parisian clay with a first-round match against Italian Lorenzo Sonego.
LOS ANGELES: An American yoga instructor who spent two weeks lost in the wilds of Hawaii, surviving on plants and water, has been found alive after an ordeal she described as "the toughest days of my life."
Amanda Eller, 35, was rescued on Friday (May 24) beside a creek bed at the bottom of a ...
SAO PAULO: Brazil striker Marta is a doubt for their women's World Cup opener against Jamaica next month after the country's football confederation (CBF) said on Saturday she had picked up a hamstring injury in training.
Marta, named Women's Player of the Year a record six times, picked up the ...
New Zealand have moved to temper expectations ahead of the Cricket World Cup after their six-wicket victory over India in a warmup match on Saturday, with conditions likely to be more conducive to batting during the tournament.
South Korea's Bong Joon-ho has confirmed his status as one of world's greatest directors with his Cannes film festival win for Parasite, a fabulously funny morality tale about the widening gap between rich and poor.
Gremio picked up their first win of the season in Brazil's Serie A on Saturday after a goal from Felipe Vizeu a minute into the second half gave the Porto Alegre side a 1-0 win over Atletico Mineiro.
TOKYO: US President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday (May 26) to express his "confidence" in North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite Pyongyang's recent weapons tests and deadlocked nuclear talks.
Trump, currently in Japan on a trip aimed at improving ties with Washington's close Asian ally ...
The dark comedy by the South Korean director won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.
Britain's eurosceptic former Brexit secretary Domic Raab on Saturday entered the race to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, vowing to leave the EU with or without a divorce deal.
Kevin Na rebounded from a back-nine double-bogey to grab a two-stroke lead as Jordan Spieth moved into a tie for second after three rounds of the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas on Saturday.
President Xi cannot be seen giving into American demands as he aims to establish China as a leading world power on par with the US, says Georgia State University's Penelope B Prime.
Educators in early childhood centres in China have demonstrated curriculum leadership and that has made the difference, say SUSS’ Dr Yang Weipeng and Sirene Lim.
KUALA LUMPUR: Visit any Ramadan bazaar during the fasting month in Malaysia and one will notice a common feature: food and drinks are all packed in single-use plastic.
Be it thirst quenching beverages or mouthwatering rendang, traders deftly shove the packed items into thin, flimsy plastic bags ...
Singapore’s new agri-food innovation park should focus on seizing new opportunities, say RSIS’ Paul Teng, Asia BioBusiness’ Andrew Powell and Beanstalk Agtech’s Rob Hulme.
SINGAPORE: If you were to very carefully forge a signature on a cheque, what are the chances the crime would be discovered?
If it passes through the doors of the forensic scientists at the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), then the chances are very high - possibly as high as 100 per cent.
That is ...
Rayner Loi hit the pause button on school to become the CEO of a technology start-up building AI trackers that make dustbins smart enough to achieve a step change in reducing food waste.
An aerial masterclass from Federico Santander saw Bologna snatch a 3-2 win at the death and ensure that Napoli finished their underwhelming season with a whimper.
If Tiger Woods can get back in the winners' circle Helio Castroneves says he sees no reason he cannot return to Victory Lane at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday and finally claim a place in the Brickyard's most exclusive club.
Thousands of Israelis protested on Saturday against legislative steps that could grant Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution and limit the power of the country's Supreme Court.
Star striker Neymar will join Brazil's Copa America squad for training Saturday, three days ahead of schedule, an official said Friday.
Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday, ending the Spanish champions' four-year winning streak in the competition and denying them a domestic double.
A Malawi court on Saturday (May 25) ordered the electoral board not to announce the May 21 presidential election results, following opposition complaints of vote-rigging, hiking anxiety and tension in the southeastern African nation.
Qatar Sports Investments, a state-backed body founded by the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is in discussions to buy a stake in English soccer club Leeds United, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the talks.
In the run-up to the Indianapolis 500 the spotlight has been on Mario Andretti but come Sunday it is grandson Marco in the crosshairs as he attempts to lift a family curse by returning a member of the clan to Victory Lane at the famed Brickyard.
BERLIN: Champions Bayern Munich beat RB Leipzig 3-0 on Saturday thanks to two goals from Robert Lewandowski to win their 19th German Cup and complete a domestic league and Cup double.
Bundesliga top scorer Lewandowski headed the champions into the lead in the 29th minute, wrong-footing keeper ...
The head of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah warned Saturday that a long-delayed US peace plan could see Palestinian refugees permanently settled in host countries across the region.
Germany's Alexander Zverev did his French Open preparations a world of good by beating Chile's Nicolas Jarry 6-3 3-6 7-6(8) in a gruelling, rain-hit final at the Geneva Open on Sunday.
BUENOS AIRES: Argentina have included five European-based players in their provisional 46-man squad for this year’s rugby World Cup in Japan, coach Mario Ledesma announced on Saturday.
Juan Figallo plays for English club Saracens while the others are all with French teams - Nicolas Sanchez and ...
Yellow vest protesters clashed with riot police in Paris and the northern city of Amiens on Saturday as the French anti-government movement waned on its 28th straight weekend.
REUTERS: Rescuers in Hawaii have found a yoga instructor who went missing for 17 days while hiking in a forest reserve and survived by drinking from streams and eating plants.
Amanda Eller, 35, went hiking in Maui's Makawao Forest Reserve on May 8 but became lost when she walked deeper in the ...
Ferrari messed up on the biggest stage of all on Saturday, leaving local hero Charles Leclerc's Monaco Grand Prix hopes in tatters.
Defending champions Australia rode on Steve Smith's century to beat England by 12 runs in a closely-fought World Cup warm-up match in Southampton on Saturday.
Police in France were on Saturday hunting a suspect following a blast in a pedestrian street in the heart of Lyon that lightly wounded 13 people two days ahead of hotly contested European Parliament elections.
Indian carrier Jet Airways (India) Ltd founder Naresh Goyal and his wife Anita Goyal were stopped from leaving India on Saturday at Mumbai airport, according to an airport official who asked not to be named.
Fiat Chrysler is in advanced discussions to forge extensive ties with Frances's Renault, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, citing multiple people informed on the talks.