• Neymar scores as Barcelona beat Manchester United 1-0

    Neymar, serene amid a frenzy of transfer speculation, scored the first-half goal that gave Barcelona a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Wednesday in an International Champions Cup friendly. The Brazilian striker, reportedly pondering a 222-million euro ($256.8 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain, showed why the French club would be willing to pay a world-record price to get him. After a bright start Manchester United struggled to contain Barcelona's star duo of Neymar and Lionel Messi.

  • Under pressure, Trump turns attention back to Clinton

    Two chants emerged as hallmarks of Donald Trump's campaign rallies as he made his improbable run for the White House. One was "Build the wall!" and the other was "Lock her up!" The plan for a wall on the border with Mexico has been slow getting off the ground, but Trump as president has revived the rallying cry for the prosecution of Hillary Clinton. The move has set off alarm bells in Washington and sparked accusations that Trump, by focusing on his defeated rival, is seeking to divert attention from the widening probe into his own campaign's alleged ties with Russia.

  • Pakistan police arrest village council for ordering rape

    Fourteen members of a Pakistani village council have been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother, police said Wednesday. The incident occurred earlier this month in the neighbourhood of Raja Ram in Muzaffarabad, a suburb of the central city of Multan, investigators told AFP. "A jirga (village council) had ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment, as her brother had raped a 12-year-old," said Allah Baksh, a local police official.

  • FBI arrests suspect in woman's death on Alaska cruise ship

    A suspect is in custody in the death of a woman during a domestic dispute on a cruise ship in U.S. waters off Alaska, the FBI in Anchorage said late Wednesday. FBI spokeswoman Staci Feger-Pellessier had ...

  • Finish your antibiotics course? Maybe not, experts say

    British disease experts on Thursday suggested doing away with the "incorrect" advice to always finish a course of antibiotics, saying the approach was fuelling the spread of drug resistance. Rather than stopping antibiotics too early, the cause of resistance was "unnecessary" drug use, a team wrote in The BMJ medical journal. "We encourage policy makers, educators and doctors to stop advocating 'complete the course' when communicating with the public," wrote the team, led by infectious diseases expert Martin Llewelyn of the Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

  • New MRT signalling system should stabilise before end-2017: Khaw Boon Wan

    The new signalling system on the North South Line (NSL) should stabilise before year-end “if there are no new surprises”, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan even as he raised the 2020 target for the MRT’s reliability, according to media reports. Speaking on Thursday (26 July) at the fourth joint forum on infrastructure maintenance organised by SMRT, Khaw, who is also Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure, noted that with progressive software upgrades, the overall resignalling programme has been “smoother than what we had feared”. Khaw added that once the NSL is done, resignalling on the East West Line “should be faster, as we can port over the lessons from our experience in North South Line”.

  • Koeman confirms Barkley has no future at Everton

    (Reuters) - Midfielder Ross Barkley has no future at Everton after rejecting the Premier League club's contract offer, manager Ronald Koeman said on Wednesday. Barkley, 23, scored five goals and provided eight assists in the league last season as Everton finished seventh, but has refused to extend his stay at the club after entering the final year of his contract. Koeman told Barkley in May that he would be sold if he did not accept the contract on offer.