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September 22, 2017 12:48 PM NLEX-SCTEX goes winless in Merlion Cup

NLEX-SCTEX will come home empty handed as it lost all of its three games in the 2017 Merlion Cup at OCBC Arena in Singapore. The Road Warriors fell to Indonesian crew Satria Muda Pertamina, 104-90, on Friday to end their campaign in the seven-team invitational tournament with another defeat. Jason Perkins carried the fight for NLEX-SCTEX with 32 points 3

September 22, 2017 5:27 AM Asean Para Games: Abdul Latif claims long jump gold

KUALA LUMPUR: World and Paralympics champion Abdul Latif Romly (pic) was too strong for the field as he effortlessly clinched the men's long jump T20 (intellectual disability) gold medal. Abdul Latif, who holds the world record of 7.60m, leapt 7.41m in his first attempt. Abdul Latif's effort was just shy of his Asean Para Games record of 7.43m, which 3

September 22, 2017 1:36 AM Athletics: Top trio threaten marathon record in Berlin

BERLIN (AFP) - The current top long-distance runners will clash in Germany's capital on Sunday with a trio, spearheaded by Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge, threatening the world record at the Berlin Marathon. Kenya's Kipchoge, 32, and Wilson Kipsang, 35, take on Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele, 35, in an elite line-up with former record-holder Patrick Makau 3

September 21, 2017 1:19 PM Thousands rally in Philippines, warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'

MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader. Politicians, indigenous people, priests, businessmen, and left-wing activists held marches and church masses 3

September 21, 2017 8:07 AM Thousands rally in Philippines to warn of Duterte 'dictatorship'

MANILA: Left-wing activists and political opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte held rallies on Thursday to warn against what they see as the emergence of a dictatorship under the no-nonsense but hugely popular leader. Politicians, indigenous people, church leaders, businessmen, and leftists marched, staged rallies and attended masses to denounce 3

September 20, 2017 11:19 AM Halimah’s rise to become President ‘reaffirms S’pore’s meritocratic system’

SINGAPORE — The election of Madam Halimah Yacob as Singapore’s President last week has been lauded by observers from Indonesia and Malaysia, who say the rise of an ethnic minority to the country’s highest office in the country has enhanced Singapore’s reputation as a meritocratic state. Indonesian labour activist-turned academic Dr Surya Tjandra told TODAY 5

September 20, 2017 10:24 AM Tennis: Muguruza crushes Puig in Tokyo, Pliskova also advances

TOKYO: New world number one Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Olympic champion Monica Puig in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Wednesday. Playing her first match since taking over the top ranking, the Wimbledon champion broke her Puerto Rican opponent twice in the first set and was even more dominant in the second 3

September 19, 2017 7:25 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but rights groups sceptical

NAYPYITAW: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there. The Nobel Peace laureate's remarks came in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya 3

September 19, 2017 6:25 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns 'all human rights violations' in Rohingya crisis

Country's leader addresses exodus of 400,000 Muslims, defends against international criticism Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law. She also said she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in conflict. In her first 4

September 18, 2017 11:10 PM Rossi back on bike 18 days after leg break

Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi returned to action on Monday, just 18 days after suffering a double leg fracture. The 38-year old is set to decide on Wednesday whether he will take part at this weekend’s Aragon Grand Prix in Spain. The Italian is currently fourth in the MotoGP standings, 42 points behind leader Marc Marquez with five races 3