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September 23, 2017 6:28 PM Tragedy strikes at Asia Fighting Championship as bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian dies

SINGAPORE - Tragedy struck at the inaugural Asia Fighting Championship on Saturday (Sept 23) night at the Marina Bay Sands, as World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation (WBPF) President Pradip Subramanian died after his muay thai match. The 32-year-old had reportedly looked shaken after his bout with YouTube personality Steven Lim and had to be helped 3

September 23, 2017 2:40 PM Bilic decision backfires as Kane double helps nervy Spurs beat West Ham

LONDON -- Three thoughts on West Ham 2-3 Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon. It ended with heavy tension and some fraying tempers, as West Ham made a stirring comeback that had looked improbable when 3-0 down to a strutting, strolling Spurs. Javier Hernandez's goal had looked a consolation at the time, but Serge Aurier's red card made a contest 3

September 23, 2017 2:27 PM New quake sows panic in Mexico City

MEXICO (AFP) – A new quake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday (Sept 23), suspending rescue operations to free survivors from the earlier, more powerful earthquake this week that devastated parts of the capital. The seismic disturbance, with a magnitude of 6.1, was smaller and farther to the south than the 7.1-magnitude one that struck on Tuesday 3

September 23, 2017 3:56 AM Friends, family and fellow servicemen see off 3SG Gavin Chan at his military funeral

SINGAPORE - Under a grey sky, more than 100 friends, family and fellow servicemen paid their final respects to the late Third Sergeant Gavin Chan Hiang Cheng at his Pasir Ris home on Saturday (Sept 23). When the cortege left Pasir Ris at about 10.15am for Mandai Crematorium, rain started pouring. More than 300 people were waiting at the crematorium to receive 3

September 23, 2017 3:04 AM 7 businesses that have popped up to serve students and kiasu parents

For many Singaporeans, an easy way to make cash on the side is to profit from stressed out students and the anxiety of kiasu parents whose mission in life is to ensure Junior gets top scores in the PSLE, O levels and A levels, and gets into a great university. Uni students have an entire semester to write their end-of-semester essays, but obviously many will leave 3

September 22, 2017 9:00 PM Dhaka to press Myanmar on refugee issue

Move comes after Suu Kyi says her govt ready to verify Rohingya refugees for repatriation Bangladesh plans to increase the pressure on Myanmar to take back the 700,000 Rohingya refugees that it has been sheltering for more than a decade. "On the one hand we are concentrating on humanitarian aid, and on the other, we are beefing up the international pressure 3

September 22, 2017 10:38 AM Uber responds after TfL announces that it will not reissue private hire license

It looks like Uber may no longer be able to operate in London – as TfL have announced that they will not be reissuing the company’s private hire licence for the city. The taxi giant is said to have around 40,000 drivers in London, with over 3.5 million Londoners using the app. Their current licence is due to expire next Saturday on September 30. Today 3

September 22, 2017 9:33 AM Hurricane Maria lashes Turks and Caicos, fresh flooding in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and was blamed for fresh flooding on Puerto Rico, where it had already destroyed homes and knocked out power during its rampage through the Caribbean. The storm killed at least 25 people on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands, according to government 1

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 4:44 PM Donald Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear programme

NEW YORK (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump announced sanctions on Thursday (Sept 21) that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programme. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest 3