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Iran, Indonesia condemn US air strike in Syria as Britain, Australia give support

Iran condemned a US strike on a Syrian airbase on Friday (Apr 7) as Britain and Australia gave their support, with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull describing it as a “proportionate and calibrated response” to the use of chemical weapons. US President Donald Trump ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly… Read More »

Football: Sigurdsson's strike stuns Liverpool at Anfield

LIVERPOOL: Gylfi Sigurdsson’s decisive goal boosted Swansea’s hopes of Premier League survival as they inflicted Liverpool’s first home defeat for almost a year with a 3-2 triumph at Anfield on Saturday (Jan 21). Iceland international Sigurdsson, who has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Welsh club, struck with 16 minutes left after… Read More »

Football: Sabitzer strike rescues debutants RB Leipzig

BERLIN: After four promotions in seven seasons, RB Leipzig made an impressive Bundesliga debut on Sunday (Aug 28), twice coming from behind as Marcel Sabitzer’s equaliser sealed a 2-2 draw at Hoffenheim. Founded in 2009 by Austrian energy drink’s firm Red Bull, RasenBallsport Leipzig are widely unpopular amongst German football fans, due to the commercialism… Read More »

Olympics: Croatia brothers strike gold in men's double sculls

RIO DE JANEIRO: Croatian brothers Martin and Valent Sinkovic grabbed rowing gold on Thursday (Aug 11) in the men’s double sculls. The siblings, born just 15 months apart, stormed past halfway leaders and silver medallists Lithuania to win Croatia’s second gold of the Games with Norway picking up their first medal in bronze. Let’s block… Read More »

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel on hunger strike

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons were observing a hunger strike Friday (Aug 5), in a new wave of protest that Palestinian officials said was expected to grow. Some of the strikers accused Israeli jailers of “harassment” while others refused food in solidarity with prisoner Bilal Kayed, who has been fasting for 52… Read More »

North American leaders strike climate change deal

OTTAWA: Canada, the United States and Mexico announced a new clean energy and climate deal on Wednesday (Jun 29) that pledges to produce 50 per cent of their nations’ electricity from clean energy sources by 2025.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, US President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke at a joint… Read More »