• Capello frustrated as fists fly at China football game

    New manager Fabio Capello told players to cool it after scuffles marred Jiangsu Suning's 0-0 draw with Beijing Guoan, in just the latest outbreak of violence in the Chinese Super League. Capello, who picked up his first league point with struggling Jiangsu, watched as players came to blows at the end of Monday's game -- days after heavy punishments were handed out for a similar incident. Shanghai SIPG's Brazilian international Oscar was hit with an eight-game ban last week for sparking a mass brawl, and the Chinese Football Association may consider more punishments following the latest disorder.

  • $1.2b in GST vouchers, Medisave top-ups for 1.57m Singaporeans

    About 1.57 million Singaporeans will get $1.2 billion in GST vouchers and Medisave top-ups, said the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on Tuesday (27 June). A total of 1.37 eligible Singaporeans will receive up to $500 in cash, which will come in the form of a payment of up to $300 in August and a special one-off payment in November.

  • Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo's cancer beyond surgery - wife

    By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Liu Xiaobo's liver cancer can not be treated with surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, Liu's wife said, as questions increased among his supporters over his treatment by the Chinese authorities. Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms. In December 2010, Liu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his activism in promoting human rights in China, which responded by freezing diplomatic ties with Norway.

  • Forget what I did at Leicester, says new Nantes coach Ranieri

    Claudio Ranieri insists his incredible achievements at Leicester City count for nothing now that he has taken over at sleeping French giants Nantes, where he was unveiled as their new coach on Monday. Ranieri has signed a two-year contract with the Ligue 1 side to return to coaching for the first time since his sacking by Leicester in February. Nantes are historically one of France's most successful sides, but last won the title in 2001 and have often struggled in the years since.

  • Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning-container ship captain

    By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. In the first detailed account from one of those directly involved, the cargo ship's captain said the ACX Crystal had signalled with flashing lights after the Fitzgerald "suddenly" steamed on to a course to cross its path.

  • Lee Hsien Yang is in Hong Kong: report

    Lee Hsien Yang, who has been embroiled in a high-profile feud with his brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, is reportedly in Hong Kong.