News archive from 30 March 2016, page 12

Lucas Browne protests his innocence as world heavyweight champion claims he passed pre-fight drug test...

World heavyweight champion Lucas Browne has revealed he passed a drug test just five days before his victory over Ruslan Chagaev, only to fail another immediately after the fight. The Australian won the WBA title by stopping Chagaev in the 10th round...

Daily Mail, 03:58 in Sport
 
Ally of disgraced China security chief gets 12-year jail term for graft

Ally of disgraced China security chief gets 12-year jail term for graft

BEIJING A former deputy governor of China's southern province of Hainan has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption, the official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday. Ji Wenlin was a one-time ally of Zhou Yongkang, the country's...

 
Nikkei edges down as dollar falls vs. yen after Fed comment

Nikkei edges down as dollar falls vs. yen after Fed comment

TOKYO Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Wednesday morning as the dollar dropped against the yen after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen called for caution on raising interest rates. The Nikkei .N225 dropped 0.4 percent to 17,031.54 in...

Reuters, 04:14 in Business
 
Link between fossil fuels and Great Barrier Reef bleaching clear and incontrovertible

Link between fossil fuels and Great Barrier Reef bleaching clear and incontrovertible

Where only a few weeks ago there were swathes of vivid purples, blues and pretty much any other colour you fancy, now there is just grey and white. Corals in the northern section of Australia’s vast Great Barrier Reef – a length of more than 1000km or...

 
Sydney siege hostage describes hail of gunfire as they fled Lindt cafe

Sydney siege hostage describes hail of gunfire as they fled Lindt cafe

Former Lindt employee Jarrod Morton-Hoffman has described how hostages were fired at and showered in glass as they fled in the final minutes of the December 2014 siege of the Lindt cafe. Related: Sydney siege inquest: hostage tried to pass coded...

 
Marcos jewels used to tackle Philippines corruption

Marcos jewels used to tackle Philippines corruption

A "virtual exhibit" of jewellery once owned by former first lady Imelda Marcos is being used as an anti-corruption campaign in the Philippines. The jewels were seized by US Customs in 1986 when she and her husband, Ferdinand Marcos, fled to...

BBC, 04:23 in World News
 

Foxconn to overhaul Sharp management after planned takeover: Yomiuri

TOKYO Taiwan's Foxconn is planning to overhaul Sharp Corp's management including replacing its CEO after a multi-billion-dollar takeover of the Japanese display maker expected to be announced on Wednesday, the Yomiuri newspaper reported. Foxconn,...

 
Donald Trump revokes pledge to support Republican nominee

Donald Trump revokes pledge to support Republican nominee

Donald Trump has backtracked on his much ballyhooed pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee as he deals with swirling controversy after his campaign manager was charged with assaulting a reporter. Related: At CNN town hall, Trump doubles...

 

Argentina 2-0 Bolivia: Lionel Messi nets his 50th international goal as Barcelona star closes in on 500...

Lionel Messi scored his 50th international goal to help Argentina beat Bolivia 2-0 in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. The win put Argentina third in the South American group with 11 points from six matches, two points behind joint-leaders...

Daily Mail, 04:27 in Sport
 

USA 4-0 Guatemala: Clint Dempsey and Geoff Cameron strike in victory to revive their World Cup qualifying...

The United States got back on track for a berth in the 2018 World Cup, ending four nervous days with a 4-0 win over Guatemala on Tuesday night with goals from Clint Dempsey, Geoff Cameron, Graham Zusi and Jozy Altidore. Following a dismal 2-0 loss at...

Daily Mail, 04:27 in Sport
 

MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Mar 30

DUBAI, March 30 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares and bonds rally, dollar off...

 
Republic of Ireland 2 - Slovakia 2: Elliott’s injury a blow for O’Neill

Republic of Ireland 2 - Slovakia 2: Elliott’s injury a blow for O’Neill

Goalkeeper Elliot twisted his knee as he tried in vain to prevent Miroslav Stoch giving England’s Euro 2016 group opponents a 14th-minute lead. He was carried off on a stretcher and was replaced by West Ham’s Darren Randolph before being taken to...

 
It's not 'politically correct' to say Australia was invaded, it's history

It's not 'politically correct' to say Australia was invaded, it's history

So, the arbiters of political correctness gone mad have apparently decided we need a quick top-up lesson on Australian Indigenous history. Or something. It’s not quite clear what, precisely, they think. “University of NSW students told to refer to...

 
Sir Elton John denies sexual harassment claims by LA cop

Sir Elton John denies sexual harassment claims by LA cop

Jeffrey Wenninger, a captain in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), has accused the singer of groping him and making sexually suggestive comments towards him. In legal papers filed in the US on Monday, the policeman said he received unwelcome...

 
Man held after two people found dead at Canterbury home

Man held after two people found dead at Canterbury home

A further two people are receiving treatment for injuries in hospital and a man has been taken into custody after police were called to a residential property on Dickens Avenue, Canterbury at 7.39pm on Tuesday. Officers from the Kent and Essex Serious...

 


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