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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... partner-turned-rival Steve Wynn in their battle for Wynn Resorts, which operates casinos in Las Vegas and Macau. Lawyers quoted by Bloomberg news say Okada's testimony may show Wynn what he is up against ...

  2. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Kangaroo flees Australian bush fire

    Posted Jan 19th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCY

    ... Agency Leaping to safety A kangaroo flees across a road from a forest fire in the southeastern Australian state of Victoria yesterday. Temperatures in Sydney, the nation's largest city, yesterday hit their highest levels since records began 150 years ago, peaking at 45.8 degrees Celsius. The old record, of 45.3 degrees Celsius, was set in January 1939. It is the latest ...

  3. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, January 3, 2013

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Air raid kills 12 from same Syrian family BEIRUT - An air raid on a town partly held by rebels on the outskirts of Damascus killed at least 12 members of the same family, most of them children. Warplanes bombed the town of Moadamiyet al-Sham, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The United Nations estimated more than 60,000 people have been killed in the civil ...

  4. News - World

    Briefs, January 1, 2013

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Father claims remains of Connecticut gunman HARTFORD - The body of the man who killed 26 people in the second-largest school shooting in US history has been claimed by his father. A spokesman for the family said yesterday Peter Lanza had claimed the remai ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    White House hosting last-ditch talks to avoid going over fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington No escape in sight as 'fiscal cliff' looms large US President Barack Obama and lawmakers were launching a last-chance round of budget talks just days before a deadline to reach a deal or watch the American economy go off a "fiscal cliff". US stocks fell for a fifth day, in their longest slump since September. The Dow Jones industrial ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama cuts Hawaii holiday short over fiscal cliff

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Honolulu US President heads back to Washington in last-ditch attempt to stitch up a deal with Congress on tax rises and spending cuts Obama cuts Hawaii holiday short as fiscal ... Bloomberg, Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

  7. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 28, 2012

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... George H. W. Bush in intensive care AUSTIN - Former US president George H. W. Bush, who led a coalition that ejected Iraqi forces from Kuwait in 1991, was in intensive care at a Houston, Texas, hospital in a "guarded condition", family spokesman ...

  8. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, December 24, 2012

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Dozens killed in Syrian air attack, say rebels BEIRUT - Dozens of people were killed and wounded in an air strike on a bakery in Syria's central Hama province yesterday, activists said, with some reporting up to 200 dead. Regime forces bombarded a ba ...


    Family holds quiet funeral for gunman's mother in New Hampshire

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies Family of Nancy Lanza pay their last respects in New Hampshire as other victims are laid to rest Private funeral for slain mother As the funeral processions unfolded this week across Newtown, Connecticut, laying to rest victims of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the massacre's often-uncounted first victim - memorialised: Nancy Lanza, ...

  10. News - Asia

    Briefs, November 26, 2012

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Police officers sacked in exam cheats probe MANILA - Thirteen Philippine policemen have been sacked and more than 350 others placed under investigation for allegedly cheating in written exams, the police governing body said. The National Police Commission ...




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