Football: Chelsea rocked as Hayden’s late strike lifts Newcastle

NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM (AFP) - Frank Lampard admitted he wants to sign a new striker after Newcastle damaged Chelsea's bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League with a dramatic 1-0 win at St James' Park on Saturday (Jan 18). Newcastle United's Isaac Hayden celebrates his goal.PHOTO: REUTERS With Tottenham held by Watford earlier … Continue reading Football: Chelsea rocked as Hayden’s late strike lifts Newcastle

Football: Man City drop more points, Norwich get lifeline

LONDON (REUTERS) - Even when Liverpool are not in action they continue to bolster their seemingly impregnable Premier League lead and it happened again on Saturday (Jan 18) as second-placed Manchester City could only draw 2-2 with Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City's Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho reacts after he scored an own goal.PHOTO: … Continue reading Football: Man City drop more points, Norwich get lifeline

Football: Wolves seal 3-2 comeback win at Southampton

LONDON (REUTERS) - Wolverhampton Wanderers came back from two goals down to beat Southampton 3-2 in the Premier League on Saturday (Jan 18) as Mexican striker Raul Jimenez scored twice in a thrilling second half at St Mary's Stadium. Wolverhampton Wanderers' Raul Jimenez celebrates scoring their second goal.PHOTO: REUTERS Southampton looked set for a fifth … Continue reading Football: Wolves seal 3-2 comeback win at Southampton

Football: Norwich log crucial win over Bournemouth despite pitchside VAR red card

NORWICH (REUTERS) - Pitchside monitors were used for the first time in the Premier League as Norwich City earned a crucial 1-0 win in their fight for survival over Bournemouth at Carrow Road on Saturday (Jan 18), in a match where both sides had a man sent off. Norwich City's Teemu Pukki celebrates scoring from … Continue reading Football: Norwich log crucial win over Bournemouth despite pitchside VAR red card

Football: Late Grealish goal earns Villa draw at Brighton

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Jack Grealish scored a stunning second-half goal as Aston Villa rescued a point with a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday (Jan 18). Villa's Jack Grealish in action with Brighton & Hove Albion's Steven Alzate and Dale Stephens.PHOTO: REUTERS Villa captain Grealish collected a … Continue reading Football: Late Grealish goal earns Villa draw at Brighton

Britain’s Harry and Meghan to drop titles, retire as working royals

LONDON (REUTERS) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain's monarchy and they will pay their own way in life as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday (Jan 18). A June 2019 photo shows Meghan and Harry returning to Buckingham Palace after a … Continue reading Britain’s Harry and Meghan to drop titles, retire as working royals

Trump gives dramatic account of Iranian general Soleimani’s last minutes before death: CNN

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the US drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night (Jan 17), according to audio obtained by CNN. US President Donald Trump waves before departing Palm Beach International Airport in Florida Jan … Continue reading Trump gives dramatic account of Iranian general Soleimani’s last minutes before death: CNN

160 wounded as Lebanon protesters clash with polic

BEIRUT (AFP) - Clashes between police and protesters in Lebanon angered by delays in forming a government wounded more than 160 people on both sides on Saturday (Jan 18) as anti-establishment demonstrations enter a fourth month. Anti-government protesters use a road sign to ram security forces taking cover during clashes in Beirut. PHOTO: AFP The sound … Continue reading 160 wounded as Lebanon protesters clash with polic

Steaks costing S$175 prompt some Saudis to debate costs of the Prince’s plans

RIYADH (BLOOMBERG) - As couples on their way to a lavish dinner strolled past palm trees hung with chandeliers in a historic quarter of Riyadh, the recent belt-tightening downturn in Saudi Arabia's economy seemed a world away. A photo taken on Dec 6, 2019, shows a former execution site which has been turned into a … Continue reading Steaks costing S$175 prompt some Saudis to debate costs of the Prince’s plans

Pope praises fishermen who clean up polluted seas

Vatican City (AFP) Pope Francis on Saturday praised fishermen cleaning up polluted seas by collecting the rubbish caught in their nets and bringing it back to land to dispose of it. Fishermen from San Benedetto del Tronto in Italy, who voluntarily collect around a tonne of litter a week and then sort it to be … Continue reading Pope praises fishermen who clean up polluted seas

Bad weather forces delay of SpaceX simulated rocket failure test

CAPE CANAVERAL (Reuters) - Bad weather forced Elon Musk's SpaceX to delay until Sunday a test in which it will destroy one of its own rockets in a trial of a crucial emergency abort system on an unmanned astronaut capsule. The test, the company's final milestone test before flying NASA astronauts from U.S. soil, had … Continue reading Bad weather forces delay of SpaceX simulated rocket failure test

Car bomb hits Turkish contractors, police near Somalia capital, six wounded – police

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car bomb targeting a group of Turkish contractors exploded on Saturday in Afgoye, northwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu, wounding at least six people, police said. It was not known who carried out the attack but residents and police said al Shabaab fighters had tried to attack Afgoye, about 30 km … Continue reading Car bomb hits Turkish contractors, police near Somalia capital, six wounded – police