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  • Manchester United forward Anthony Martial returns to France squad

    November 2, 2017 2:05 PM 160

    Manchester United forward Anthony Martial has won a France recall for the friendlies against Wales and Germany. However, there was no space in a 24-man squad announced by Didier Deschamps on Thursday for Celtic's 21-year-old striker Moussa Dembele who had been tipped for inclusion. Martial has not played for France since October 2016, when he won his 15th cap against

  • Catalonia crisis a 'political win' for Rajoy as party sees popularity rise

    November 2, 2017 1:46 PM 185

    Although the pro-independence movement in Catalonia has been a thorn in the side of the Spanish government for decades, tensions came to a head in October when the Catalan government held a referendum on independence despite a ban by Spain's constitutional court and attempts by Madrid to stop the vote. The vote took place regardless and there were violent

  • New York truck attack: Donald Trump wants the death penalty for Sayfullo Saipov

    November 2, 2017 1:41 PM 316

    THE wife of the Uzbeki national accused of murdering eight people in Manhattan denied any knowledge of her husband’s planned rampage. The Washington Post reports that a person who spoke to Sayfullo Saipov’s 24-year-old wife, Nozima Odilova, on Tuesday evening said she seemed “shocked” and had no idea of what her husband was planning. At the time, the feds were at her Paterson

  • The Latest: Central bank warns of cost of Catalan crisis

    November 2, 2017 12:45 PM 132

    Spain’s central bank is warning of the economic costs of the Catalan political crisis, which it says could damage the country’s growth. The Bank of Spain assesses the consequences of two possible scenarios. The first is a temporary period of uncertainty in the fourth quarter of 2017, which it predicts could shave 0.3 percentage points off forecast growth

  • Catalonia crisis: Spain's prosecutors ask for eight leaders to be jailed

    November 2, 2017 12:11 PM 184

    Prosecutors in Madrid have asked for eight sacked members of Catalonia's regional government to be jailed over their role in October's disputed independence referendum. Nine Catalan officials testified at Spain's high court over accusations of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four others disregarded

  • Audi recalls almost 5,000 A8 models for emissions software updates

    November 2, 2017 11:25 AM 124

    FRANKFURT - Volkswagen's premium carmaker Audi said on Thursday it would recall 4,997 of its A8 model vehicles with V8 diesel engines in Europe to update software after it found they emitted too much nitrogen oxide. It said it had reported the matter to Germany's motor authority KBA. An Audi spokesman said the KBA was pointing to an illegal manipulation

  • Stir-fry banana stems for a delightful crunch

    November 2, 2017 11:15 AM 184

    SINGAPORE (THE NEW PAPER) - Most people are familiar with bananas, banana leaves and the banana flower, but did you know the banana stem is also edible? In India, Myanmar and the Philippines, banana stem is considered a health food and traditionally regarded as a natural remedy for kidney stones. An article in the Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical

  • Spain likely to seek arrest of ousted Catalan leader, top judge says

    November 2, 2017 11:06 AM 127

    MADRID: Spanish courts are likely to issue a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont after he failed to appear at a Spanish court hearing on Thursday, Spain's top judge said. Puigdemont's lawyer in Belgium, where he has travelled with four members of his sacked cabinet, said the climate in Spain was "not good" and his client

  • Singapore Air splurges S$1.15 billion to redefine luxury with revamped A380 cabins

    November 2, 2017 11:02 AM 150

    SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines Ltd, the first carrier to put a double bed in its cabins, is spending US$850 million (S$1.15 billion) to refit all its Airbus SE A380 jets to take airborne luxury up another notch. The airline on Thursday unveiled its first major overhaul across cabin classes of its Airbus SE A380s since 2007, when it became the first carrier

  • Malaysian Islamic preacher seeks audience with Johor Ruler to defend himself

    November 2, 2017 11:02 AM 139

    KUALA LUMPUR — A Malaysian Islamic preacher wants to seek an audience with Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar and the Johor religious authorities after he was banned from preaching in the state. Mr Haslin Baharim said he wanted to explain himself in case the Sultan had been given the wrong advice, leading to a decree on Wednesday (Oct 2) which prohibits