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  1. Sport - Soccer - WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

    Jürgen Klinsmann rues United States' World Cup qualifying loss to Jamaica

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:58am by AFP

    ... in a World Cup qualifying match. It was the first US loss to the "Reggae Boyz" in 19 matches, although the Americans have never won in Jamaica. "Every time we played simple passing ... in US World Cup qualifying history. But the Caribbean side answered with goals by Rodolph Austin in the 23rd minute and Luton Shelton in the 62nd. "A couple of things went wrong," ...

  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Sochi Games brings back memories, but let's move on

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:31am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com With technology developing and rapidly changing the world, it's best to leave the jokes behind and focus on fixing the problems around us Sochi Games ... and the rest of the world. Technology makes history develop faster than ever. We all need to get used to such rapid changes, and there is no turning back. While we all love a joke, let's focus ...

  3. Battle for the world's oldest and most prestigious trophy

    Posted Sep 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The America's Cup is the oldest sporting event in the world, first won by the US in the yacht 'America' after a race around the Isle of Wight in southern England against Britain in 1851, watched by Queen Victoria Until 1970, there were only two competitors, the cup holders and the challengers. This was changed to allow a Challenger Selection Series, now known ...

  4. Sport - Soccer - WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS

    Tottenham striker Clint Dempsey's double helps US beat Guatemala 3-1

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... said. "A little pressure on us but it's behind us now. We want to go to the World Cup. This is the first step to getting there." Honduras, Panama, Costa Rica and Mexico rounded ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president to travel to Asia in April seeking to reinforce Washington's 'pivot' to the region President Barack Obama will visit Asia in April to push closer ties, an aide said on Wednesday, after his ear ...

  6. DP World reflects US national insecurity

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... of Islamiphobia that is sweeping the US, even the most venerable American media institutions continue to refer to DP World as 'Dubai Ports World', just in case their readers forget why everyone's feigning outrage. Dubai Ports International changed its name to DP World about six months ago, so the American media determination to refer to it as Dubai Ports World is like the British ...

  7. News - World

    Obama says he would never have ditched Biden for Clinton

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 01:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US president denies journalist's account vice-president was nearly dropped from election campaign ticket in favour of Hillary Clinton US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that he would never have ditched Joe B ...

  8. News - World

    CIA paying millions to AT&T for phone records, says report

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The CIA is paying AT&T more than US$10 million a year to provide phone records for overseas counter-terrorism investigations, The Central Intelligence Agency pays US telecommunications giant AT&T more than US$10 ...

  9. News - World - US DEFENCE

    Nuclear arms stockpile requires overhaul, US officials say

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 11:40am by Reuters in Washington

    ... of the weapon,” he said in an interview. Obama has endorsed the goal of a world without nuclear weapons and negotiated the “New START” treaty with Russia, which committed the former Cold War rivals ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Key US official faces grilling over Obamacare website fiasco

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:35pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington Marilyn Tavenner, head of the US Centres for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will face questions before a House committee on Tuesday over glitches affecting the website for the Affordable Care Act. Two months before the troubled Octo ...




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