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October 31, 2017 11:30 PM Manchester United 2 Benfica 0: Mourinho's men on brink of last-16 place

Manchester United all but secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Benfica on Tuesday. An unfortunate own goal from young goalkeeper Mile Svilar at the end of the first half and a Daley Blind penalty after the break gave Jose Mourinho's side their fourth win from four games in Group A and put them on the brink of the knockout 93

October 31, 2017 5:40 PM Separatist Catalan Leaders, Now In Brussels, Deny Seeking Asylum Abroad

Catalonia's deposed leader, Carles Puigdemont (center), speaks at a news conference in Brussels on Tuesday with other members of his dismissed government. Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says he and several of his fellow politicians might have fled Spain for Belgium, but they have no intention of seeking political asylum there. Rather, he told a news conference 87

October 28, 2017 9:03 PM Klopp on top in battle of best friends

The Huddersfield fans have a favourite song. David Wagner, they tend to chorus, is "better than Klopp". Given the gulf in resources between the club with the smallest budget in the Premier League and mighty Liverpool, they may be right. Liverpool beat Huddersfield, the conquerors of Manchester United. After only two wins in 10 games and a shellacking 89

October 20, 2017 10:56 PM Commentary: The relentless pursuit of university rankings is creating a two-track system

SINGAPORE: Global university rankings constructed mainly by Western commercial media outlets, like this week’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia University Rankings, seem to be a perennial source of interest in Singapore. The Ministry of Education (MOE) and university leaders frequently deny that they motivate policy or are a basis for institutional evaluation 81

October 17, 2017 11:01 PM Madrid draw a huge step forward for Pochettino's Spurs

MADRID: Tottenham Hotspur's 1-1 Champions League draw at Real Madrid on Tuesday was the moment they proved they can compete at the highest level, according to manager Mauricio Pochettino who hopes it could be the making of his young, exciting side. Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris took the plaudits for keeping out Real's glut of chances in either half while 75

October 17, 2017 5:20 AM Govt mulling years-long shutdown to overhaul Bt Panjang LRT: Khaw

SINGAPORE — An extensive shutdown for major upgrading work is among the options the Government is evaluating for the beleaguered Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has said. But Mr Khaw added that he would be “hard put” to take this decision, as it could mean residents going without the LRT service for as much as three 75

October 16, 2017 2:07 AM Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gains

BAGHDAD: Iraqi government forces took control of "vast areas" in the region of Kirkuk, including oilfields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered security forces "to impose security in Kirkuk in cooperation with the population 10

October 15, 2017 5:18 PM Iran move won't weaken US hand with North Korea: Tillerson

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Sunday (Oct 15) denied that Donald Trump's threat to tear up the Iran nuclear deal had weakened America's chance of reining in North Korea through diplomacy. Asserting that Washington had "unified the international community" on the North Korean threat, Tillerson vowed efforts to contain its nuclear and ballistic 12

October 15, 2017 3:50 PM Amid crises, tensions between Trump, Tillerson persist

The strained relationship between President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson came under renewed focus Sunday, as the nation’s top diplomat insisted that Trump has not undermined him even as he again refused to deny calling the president “a moron.” Tensions between the two men have grown while the nation faces a series of high-stakes 13

October 14, 2017 9:02 PM Sultan Ibrahim decrees JAIJ to stop dealing with Jakim following Zamihan video (Updated)

PETALING JAYA: Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar has criticised controversial preacher Zamihan Mat Zin and decreed the Johor Islamic Religious Department (JAIJ) to stop its dealings with the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) in relation to his remarks. "I take him (Zamihan) as an empty vessel without brains," His Majesty said in his speech 8