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  1. News - Asia

    Low turn-out at anti-immigration protest in Singapore

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 08:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Group fails to inspire after record rally in May An anti-immigration rally in Singapore drew just 500 people on Saturday, eight months after a similar protest by the same group generated one of the city state’s largest protests since independence.  The peaceful three-hour rally, held at a park, was the third in a series of protests organised ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Dragonair cancels flights as typhoon Fitow nears Okinawa

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 01:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The powerful storm is expected to hit Japan’s southern island chain on Saturday Powerful Typhoon Fitow is expected to hit Japan’s southern island chain of Okinawa on Saturday, with domestic and international flights to and from the islands cancelled, officials said. Japan, Taiwan and China are bracing for the storm, with Japan’s meteorological ...

  3. Business

    First-ever global deal struck on airline CO2 emissions

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 11:18am by Agence France Press in Montreal

    ... Agence France Press in Montreal The full agreement is not scheduled to take effect until 2020 but the most contentious issues have been resolved A first-ever global deal on curbing the airline industry’s rising carbon emissions was agreed on Friday, the International Civil Aviation Organization said, though hammering out the details could take years. The full agreement ...

  4. News - World

    Four killed in Egypt as clashes rock Cairo

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 01:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Cairo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Four people died in fierce clashes that erupted in Cairo Friday when Islamist supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi protested against the military that ousted him.  Fighting also broke out after weekly Muslim prayers in Alexandria and the Upper Egypt province of Assiut as Islamists took to the streets protesting Morsi’s July 3 ouster ...

  5. Sport - Other Sport - CYCLING

    Tour of Lombardy provide revenge for worlds’ losers

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 01:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Milan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Milan At least three of the world’s top one-day classics riders could be forgiven for having a degree of revenge on their minds when they line up for Tour ... Tour series. But the Spaniard, currently with an 80-point deficit on the Tour de France champion, seems more intent on erasing the memory of last week’s blow. “Even if I didn’t win the World ...

  6. Business - Money

    Hong Kong stocks close down 0.33pc

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 02:12pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Hong Kong stocks closed 0.33 per cent lower on Friday as investors grew concerned that a stand-off in Washington over the US budget could lead to a government debt default. The benchmark Hang Seng Index slipped 75.86 points to 23,138.54 on turnover of HK$54.56 billion (HK$7.04 billion). The US government remained mostly closed for the third ...

  7. Sport - Other Sport - RUGBY UNION

    Springboks, All Blacks prepare for clash of titans

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 01:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg

    ... Agence France-Presse in Johannesburg Global rugby powers New Zealand and South Africa square off at Ellis Park on Saturday with the Rugby Championship title on the line. The All Blacks take a five-point lead in the standings into a game that has captured the imagination of rugby followers far beyond the two countries. A win, a draw, or a bonus point for losing by fewer than ...

  8. Sport - Racing - RACING

    Ikee vows to fulfil Japan’s Arc dream with Orfevre

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 10:59am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Yasutoshi Ikee came agonisingly close last year to achieving Japan’s dream of winning Europe’s most prestigious race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, and on Sunday he intends to set that right with the same horse, Orfevre. The 44-year-old, who was born the same year (1969) that Japan first had a runner in the Arc when Speed Symboli finished 11th, ...

  9. Sport - Golf

    Matsuyama nervous about first Presidents Cup

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 01:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Colombus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Colombus Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama is feeling the excitement and pressure of his first Presidents Cup, but is confident he can overcome the tension to help the Internationals against the United States. The 21-year-old Asian star completed his final practice round on Wednesday at Muirfield Village ahead of Thursday’s opening four-ball matches, in which he ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House talks fail to end US government shutdown

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 09:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Preisdent Obama says he will not negotiate on budget matters until Republicans pass bill to reopen government Talks between an exasperated President Barack Obama and top Republicans failed to end a government shutdown on Wednesday, with both sides accusing the other of refusing to move off hardened positions. Obama meanwhile, sent Wall Street ...




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