Cossacks and flowers as Putin dances at Austrian minister's wedding - 37分前  Channel NewsAsia

Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm in arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow.
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Track fault causes late-night delay on East-West Line - 53分前  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: A track fault on the East-West Line has caused delays of at least an hour between Tampines MRT station and Pasir Ris MRT station on Saturday (Aug 18) night. SMRT first notified commuters of the track fault at around 10pm. In a tweet, commuters were warned that travel time between the ...
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Rouhani to appear before Iranian parliament on August 28 - agency - 1時間前  Channel NewsAsia

LONDON: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will appear before parliament on Aug. 28 to answer questions on his government's handling of Iran's economic struggles. Iranian lawmaker Assadollah Abbasi was quoted as saying by the parliament's news agency ICANA that "It has been agreed that the ...
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Schooling back in the swim for Asia test after tough year - 1時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Singapore swim star Joseph Schooling insisted Saturday that he was fighting fit for the Asian Games after suffering an Olympic hangover following his stunning upset over Michael Phelps in Rio.
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India star Priyanka Chopra to become 'Mrs Jonas' - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

MUMBAI: American singer Nick Jonas on Saturday (Aug 18) announced Indian superstar Priyanka Chopra will be "Mrs Jonas" after the couple performed a traditional ceremony in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood cinema. Jonas, 25, posted a photo with Chopra on Instagram, captioning it: "Future Mrs. Jonas ...
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Indonesia president Widodo opens 18th Asian Games - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Indonesia president Joko Widodo declared the 18th Asian Games open in a glittering ceremony on Saturday, launching what promises to be a frenetic fortnight of breathless sporting action featuring the best of the continent's athletes.
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Singapore leaders send condolences after death of former India prime minister Vajpayee - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Singapore leaders have written to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to offer their condolences over the death of former Indian prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The three-time Indian prime minister died on Thursday (Aug 16), sparking tributes ...
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Woakes takes three wickets as England take early grip - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Ben Stokes made his return just four days after being cleared of affray but it was another England all-rounder Chris Woakes who made early inroads into India's batting on the opening day of the third test at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
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US missionary thrust to the centre of Turkey-US crisis - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

When Andrew Brunson saw a police summons on his door in late summer 2016, the U.S. evangelical pastor thought it was a routine appointment to sort out his residency papers in Turkey, his home for nearly a quarter of a century.
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Deadline looms as Nigeria face football ban - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

DURBAN: Nigeria have less than 48 hours to sort out the running of their football federation if they want to avoid the possibility of being banned by FIFA from international soccer, including exclusion from next month’s African Nations Cup qualifiers. Soccer's governing body issued the country ...
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Kohli to India's rescue again after Woakes treble - 42分前  Channel NewsAsia

Virat Kohli, ably assisted by fellow half-century maker Ajinkya Rahane, produced another captain's knock for India in the third test after England's Chris Woakes had rocked the visitors with three pre-lunch wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday.
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Football: Ronaldo set for Serie A debut amid tight security in Verona - 59分前  Channel NewsAsia

Cristiano Ronaldo makes his eagerly-awaited Serie A debut for Juventus on Saturday amid the tightest security and excitement the Italian city of Verona has seen since a concert by Robbie Williams at Chievo's Bentegodi Stadium last year.
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Newcastle's Kenedy has last-minute penalty saved in stalemate - 1時間前  Channel NewsAsia

A nightmare afternoon for Newcastle United's loan signing Kenedy ended with the Brazilian having a penalty saved with almost the final kick of a dismal and goalless Premier League stalemate at Cardiff City.
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Asian Games: Indonesia steps up efforts to combat terrorism, rubbish and traffic jams - 1時間前  Channel NewsAsia

JAKARTA: Indonesian authorities ramped up efforts to welcome visitors on Saturday (Aug 18) ahead of the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. The city, notorious for its traffic congestion and pollution, was spruced up as the country prepared to kick off the world’s second-biggest ...
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China's top diplomat says supports Turkey's efforts to safeguard stability - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

China supports the Turkish government's efforts to safeguard security and economic stability and believes that it will overcome its "temporary difficulties", China's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, told Turkey's foreign minister on Saturday.
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Muslim pilgrims flock to Mecca ahead of Haj - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Hisham Mostafa briefly forgot the war in Syria and his financial worries as he looked upon Islam's holiest sites for the first time, standing among hundreds of thousands of white-clad Muslims gathered in Mecca ahead of the haj pilgrimage.
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Schooling plans to swim 'until 2024', targets ‘best times’ at Asian Games - 2時間前  Channel NewsAsia

JAKARTA: Singapore’s Olympics star Joseph Schooling on Saturday (Aug 18) said he wants to keep swimming for the next six years, but that he does not think he wants to continue after 2024. In an interview in Indonesia at the sidelines of the 18th Asian Games, the Rio Olympics gold medallist said ...
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VW's CEO was told about emissions software months before scandal: Der Spiegel - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, German magazine Der Spiegel said.
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Naholo, Barrett shine as All Blacks beat Wallabies 38-13 - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Winger Waisake Naholo scored a brace of tries and Beauden Barrett enjoyed a stellar return to form as the All Blacks steamrolled the Wallabies 38-13 in the Rugby Championship opener in Sydney on Saturday.
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Medics call for mandatory suspensions and scans to protect knocked out fighters - 3時間前  Channel NewsAsia

Ringside doctors in combat sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) have called for suspensions and examinations for fighters who get knocked out to ensure they have enough time to recover before they fight again.
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