3 January 2019 News

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News from 03/01/2019

Apple’s bombshell and the trillion-dollar question

Apple's bombshell news -- a sharply weaker revenue outlook and lower iPhone sales -- has raised questions over the future of the California giant,...

Arrest of French ‘yellow vest’ leader sparks outrage

One of the leaders of the "yellow vest" demonstrations in France was detained by police in Paris, signalling a harder line from the government...

Simon beats Paire to reach Maharashtra Open semis

Defending champion Gilles Simon on Thursday overcame tough resistance from fellow Frenchman Benoit Paire to reach the semi-finals of the ATP...

Steyn lauds ‘phenomenal’ South Africa bowling attack

Dale Steyn said on Thursday he was happy to be part of a “phenomenal” bowling attack as he and his fellow fast bowlers gave South Africa...

US citizen held in Moscow charged with ‘espionage’ : lawyer

Russian prosecutors have charged an American ex-Marine detained in Moscow last week with espionage, his lawyer said Thursday, the latest in a...

US stocks tumble on Apple, manufacturing data

Wall Street was heading for another rout early Thursday following a gloomy forecast from Apple and weak US manufacturing data.Near 1520 GMT,...

Ireland to seek EU aid in case of no-deal Brexit : report

Ireland will seek hundreds of millions of euros in aid from Brussels if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal, the agriculture minister...

Brexit doubts drag down UK business confidence : survey

British firms are facing labour shortages, stagnating growth and price pressures heightened by Brexit, according to the largest private sector...

Rights activist, UK detainee plan Tehran jail hunger strike

Prominent Iranian human rights activist Narges Mohammadi and British-Iranian detainee Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe announced Thursday plans to go...

Democrats seize US House control, but shutdown impasse remains

US Democrats swept back to power Thursday in the House of Representatives with veteran Nancy Pelosi at the helm, but they came face to face with...

Democrats to take on Trump as divided US Congress arrives in Washington

Democrats on Thursday took over the US House of Representatives, ushering in a new era of divided government in Washington with the goal of checking...

India rebuffs Trump ‘Afghan library’ swipe

India rejected US President Donald Trump's comments mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, saying Thursday...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

Saudi prosecutors sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as their high-profile...

Tourists flee Thai islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in

Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of Thailand's most popular islands and resort areas as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in and threatens...

Saudi prosecutor seeks death sentences as Khashoggi murder trial opens

Saudi Arabia's attorney general sought the death penalty for five of 11 defendants charged with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as their...

South African on top as bowlers, Markram hurt Pakistan

Duanne Olivier led another fast bowling assault on Pakistan’s batsmen as South Africa took control on the first day of the second Test at Newlands...

British navy called out to tackle migrant dinghies

A British navy ship was preparing Thursday to patrol the Channel in response to a wave of mostly Iranian asylum seekers risking the crossing...

Guptill, Neesham show six appeal as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka

Jimmy Neesham made a dream return to international cricket Thursday, crushing Sri Lanka with bat and ball as New Zealand won the opening one-day...

Top India court slams govt over trapped miners

India's Supreme Court Thursday slammed authorities for their failure to rescue 15 workers trapped for 21 days in a flooded coal mine in the country's...

Opposition boycotts swearing-in of new Bangladesh MPs

Opposition MPs on Thursday boycotted the swearing-in of the new Bangladesh parliament after a controversial election that was dogged by allegations...

‘Cricket in heaven’ : Tendulkar honours boyhood coach

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar paid a glowing tribute on Thursday to Ramakant Achrekar, his childhood coach and lifelong mentor who has...

Gritty Pujara century puts India in control of Sydney Test

Irrepressible Cheteshwar Pujara stroked his third century of the summer Thursday to put India in a commanding position in the decisive fourth...

Fresh clashes in India temple dispute

Clashes broke out in southern India for a second day Thursday as Hindu hardliners went on the rampage, seeking to enforce a general shutdown...

George ignores boo boys as Thunder sink Lakers

Paul George shrugged off a chorus of boos to score 37 points and lead Oklahoma City Thunder to a 107-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers...

Tourists flee Thai islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in

Tens of thousands of tourists have fled some of Thailand's most popular islands as Tropical Storm Pabuk closes in and threatens to batter the...

China lands probe on far side of moon : state TV

A Chinese lunar rover landed on the far side of the moon on Thursday, in a global first that boosts Beijing's ambitions to become a space superpower.The...

China’s ‘Jack the Ripper’ executed

A serial killer dubbed China's "Jack the Ripper" for the way he mutilated several of his 11 female victims was executed Thursday morning, three...

One dead, 15 injured after women enter flashpoint India temple

One person was killed and at least 15 injured in violence across southern India's Kerala state which broke out after two women defied traditionalists...

Chewing the fat with Pakistan’s BBQ masters

The sweet aroma of mutton smoke drifts through a maze of crumbling alleyways, a barbecue tang that for decades has lured meat-eaters from across...

Pujara, Kohli keep India in control after Agarwal’s 77

Big guns Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli steered India into a commanding position in the decisive fourth and final Test Thursday after an impressive...

US clergy abuse survivors demand inclusion in Vatican reforms

Patricia Gallagher Marchant was first abused by a priest who befriended her family when she was seven or eight years old. More than five decades...

N. Korean diplomat in Italy ‘in hiding’ : South’s spy agency

North Korea's top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding, a Seoul lawmaker told reporters after a closed-door meeting with South Korean intelligence...

Disney hauls in $7.325 billion at box office in 2018

Disney posted its second best year at the box office ever, raking in $7.325 billion worldwide for everything from "Black Panther" and "Avengers:...

WADA athletes body seeks Russia ban over missed deadline

The World Anti-Doping Agency's Athletes Committee on Wednesday demanded Russia be hit with new sanctions over its failure to meet a crucial deadline...

Never let me go : Solskjaer wants to stay as Man United boss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joined Matt Busby in the Manchester United record books in his team's 2-0 win at Newcastle on Wednesday and admitted he...

Apple cuts outlook, sees ‘challenges’ in China, emerging markets

Apple cut its revenue outlook for the latest quarter Wednesday, citing steeper-than-expected "economic deceleration" in China and emerging markets.The...