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By Byron Kaye SYDNEY - Australian casino operator Crown Resorts Ltd warned on Tuesday its staff and shareholders would suffer if its main operating licence is cancelled over money laundering allegations. Crown's lawyer told a government-appointed commission of inquir...
By Sudipto Ganguly TOKYO -World champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany snatched the Olympic gold in women's long jump with her final leap of 7.00 metres in an enthralling final at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday. A day after Greek Miltiadis Tentoglou won the men's long jump in t...
HONG KONG - Standard Chartered PLC posted a 57% jump in its first-half pretax profit, higher than expected, as the bank benefited from an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The bank also announced a $250 million share buyback and resumed interim dividend payments wo...
HONG KONG - Standard Chartered PLC posted a 57% jump in its first-half pretax profit, higher than expected, as the bank benefited from an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The bank also announced a $250 million share buyback and resumed interim dividend payments wo...
By Philip O'Connor ENOSHIMA, Japan - A brilliant performance in the medal race saw Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze win gold for Brazil in the women's 49er FX sailing event at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour on Tuesday. Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke came in second to secure ...
By Mitch Phillips TOKYO -A world record had been predicted but Norway's Karsten Warholm had to utterly destroy it to hold off American Rai Benjamin and take gold on Tuesday in the men's 400 metres hurdles, in what will go down as one of the all-time great Olympic races. ...
WELLINGTON -New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's COVID-19 test result is negative, a government spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. Ardern had stepped back from her duties on Tuesday after picking up a "seasonal sniffle" from her three-year-old daughter. She had taken a COVID-19 te...
TOKYO - New Zealand's Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Regal won the gold medal in the women's kayak double 500 metres competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Poland's Karolina Naja and Anna Pulawska claimed the silver medal while Hungary's Danuta Kozak and Dora Bodonyi took the ...
SHANGHAI - China's State Administration For Market Regulation is launching an investigation into chip distributors in the auto industry, citing suspicions of price gouging, according to an official statement published on Tuesday. (Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Editin...
By Martin Petty TOKYO - The first openly transgender Olympian said on Tuesday she would likely retire from weightlifting and felt her landmark appearance at the Tokyo Games should not be historic and would be forgotten fast as sport becomes more open and inclusive. ...
By Philip O'Connor ENOSHIMA, Japan -A brilliant performance in a thrilling medal race saw Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze win gold for Brazil in the women's 49er FX sailing event at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour on Tuesday. Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke came in second to secu...
By Linda Sieg and Tim Kelly TOKYO -Japan will focus on hospitalising patients who are seriously ill with COVID-19 and those at risk of becoming so while others isolate at home, officials said, amid worries about a strained medical system as cases surge in Olympics host city Tokyo. ...
By Brenda Goh and Samuel Shen SHANGHAI -Tencent Holdings Ltd shares were on track to fall by their most in a decade on Tuesday after a Chinese state media outlet branded online video games "spiritual opium", stoking concern that the sector may be next in regulators' crosshairs. ...
By Karolos Grohmann TOKYO - The IOC said on Tuesday it was waiting for a report later in the day from the Belarusian National Olympic Committee on the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, after launching an investigation into the incident that has rocked the Games. ...
BEIJING - China's central city of Wuhan will test all residents as it screens them for coronavirus infections, city government official Li Tao told a news briefing on Tuesday. The measures came after the city, where the virus first surfaced late in 2019, reported three domesticall...
TOKYO - Chinese divers continued to lead the way in the semi-finals for the men's 3 metre springboard diving at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday, after Xie Siyi and Wang Zongyuan produced a series of impressive dives to claim the top two spots. Xie and Wang, who won the gold medal in t...
By Sudipto Ganguly TOKYO - Reigning world champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany won the women's long jump gold with her final leap of 7.00 meters at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Brittney Reese of the United States took the silver ahead of bronze medallist Ese Brume o...
By Naveen Thukral SINGAPORE - Crude oil prices reversed course after an early bounce on Tuesday, as concerns over coronavirus curbs combined with slowing factory activity in key markets weighed on sentiment. Brent crude oil futures shed 5 cents, or 0.1%,to $72.84 a b...
TOKYO - Hungary's Balint Kopasz captured the gold medal in the men's kayak single 1000 metres competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Kopasz's compatriot Adam Varga claimed the silver medal while Portugal's Fernando Pimenta took the bronze. (Rep...
By Colin Packham and Renju Jose CANBERRA -Australia's New South Wales, home to Sydney, said on Tuesday it could ease a COVID-19 lockdown that demands five million people stay at home until the end of August if 50% of the population is vaccinated, even as new infections linger near a 1...