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Asian Cup: Son Heung-min may need a rest – South Korea coach

South Korea’s coach warned that Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min may have to be eased in gently when he arrived for the Asian Cup after a frantic few months for club and country.
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun says she was stopped by Saudi and Kuwaiti officials while in transit at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok. AFP-Getty Images

Saudi asylum seeker in Thailand deletes Twitter account over ‘death threats’

The 18-year-old Saudi asylum seeker who fled her family to Thailand and harnessed the power of Twitter to stave off deportation on Friday abruptly suspended her account, with friends saying she had received death threats.

NBS: India is Nigeria’s biggest trading partner

Latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have shown that India was Nigeria’s biggest trading partner in the third quarter of 2018, gulping N719.2 billion of crude and N37.7 billion of natural gas exports from the country.
China Southern Airlines

Qatar Airways buys 5 per cent stake in China Southern Airlines

Qatar Airways said on Wednesday that it had acquired a five per cent stake in China Southern Airlines, as it seeks to establish itself in the Asian aviation market.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple cuts revenue forecast on weak China sales

Apple Inc on Wednesday took the rare step of cutting its quarterly sales forecast, with Chief Executive Tim Cook blaming slowing iPhone sales in China, whose economy has been dragged down by uncertainty around U.S.-China trade relations.
Uhuru Kenyatta

Uhuru Kenyatta: China not taking over Mombasa port

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said the rumoured takeover of the Mombasa Port by China is pure propaganda.
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Dell returns to public markets after six years

Dell returned to public markets on Friday, nearly six years after the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell took it private in what was then the biggest buyout since the financial crisis of 2008.

Police arrest six for killing, eating monkey

The trafficking and consumption of rare and endangered species are widespread in Vietnam as many still believe in the healing and medicinal qualities of the animals’ body parts.
An Indonesian soldier (C) stands amonst debris in Carita, Banten province on December 24, 2018, two days after a tsunami – caused by activity at a volcano known as the “child” of Krakatoa – hit the west coast of Indonesia’s Java island. – The death toll from the volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 281, with more than 1,000 people injured, the national disaster agency said on December 24, as the desperate search for survivors ramped up. (Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP)

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 400.
The Prelude FLNG facility has begun the 5,800km journey from South Korea to North West Australia. Shell

World’s largest floating LNG platform starts production in Australia

Royal Dutch Shell said on Wednesday it has begun output at its Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility in Australia, the world’s largest floating production structure.
Miss Philippines Catriona Gray reacts after being crowned Miss Universe during the final round of the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand, December 17, 2018. Reuters

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray crowned 2018 Miss Universe

Miss Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday in Bangkok after a trailblazing ceremony praised for featuring its first transgender candidate but marred by gaffes about the English-speaking ability of two Asian contestants.
A man walks in front of a stock indicator board showing share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on December 10, 2018. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI - AFP)

Tokyo stocks close lower

Tokyo shares closed lower on Tuesday as uncertainty caused by factors including Brexit and trade tensions weighed on the market, wiping out early gains.
Maoist Rebels

Rebels declare holiday ceasefire in Philippines

Maoist rebels in the Philippines declared a ceasefire on Friday for the Christmas and New Year holidays, but the government said it would not be fooled into joining the truce.

Oil prices fall on global growth concerns

Oil fell on Wednesday as a swelling supply glut and signs of an economic slowdown weighed on crude prices a day ahead of an OPEC meeting at which the producer club is expected to decide supply cuts.
China wedding ceremonies

China bans lavish wedding ceremonies

China has called for the end of lavish wedding ceremonies as the government ramps up its campaign against gaudy displays of wealth.
Black Bear

Pet black bear kills Japanese caretaker

A bear standing 1.3 metres (4.2 feet) tall and weighing an estimated 50 kilos attacked and killed a Japanese man who was found inside the animal’s cage, police said Monday.
George H.W. Bush

Week of solemn tributes for the late George Bush

Flags flew at half-staff across the United States on Saturday as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94.
Thousands of Indonesian Islamists attend a rally in Jakarta on December 2, 2018, to commemorate the second anniversary of a demonstration which led to the fall of Jakarta's then Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. PRANANDITYA - AFP

Thousands of Islamists march in Jakarta ahead of elections

Around 100,000 people marched in Indonesia's capital Sunday to mark two years since a demonstration that led to the fall of Jakarta's Christian ex-governor, as presidential candidates seek to rally support ahead of next year's general election.

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Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.

Ethiopia deploys military against armed opposition faction

Ethiopia has deployed soldiers against an armed faction of a recently-legalised opposition group that is robbing banks and attacking residents in the country’s remote west, the government said Wednesday.

Chelsea to offer role to Petr Cech after retirement

Chelsea are open to offering former goalkeeper Petr Cech a role at the club after he retires from playing at the end of the season.

AGF orders freezing of Justice Onnoghen’s accounts

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze the bank accounts of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

VP Osinbajo: Atiku Abubakar, PDP have always opposed restructuring

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in February 16 presidential election, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku have always opposed restructuring of the country.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: APC, PDP playing politics with Nigerians’ plight

The presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has again taken a swipe at both the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC), and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), of playing politics with the plight of the Nigerian people, lamenting that Nigeria was now known as “the world capital of poverty.”