Defending champions Flamengo were knocked out the Copa Libertadores on Tuesday on a night of excitement and red cards which included a second half of 67 minutes in the tie between Santos and Liga Deportiva Universitaria of Quito. The officials added on six minutes at the end of the Santos game but as that time drew to a close clashes ensued that led the referee to send off three players – one from the Brazilian side and two from the Ecuadorans. When the Argentine referee finally blew his whistle 67 minutes had elapsed and Santos, who lost 1-0 on the night, went through on away goals.
Out-of-school kids and adult predators spending more time at home and on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic is the "perfect storm" driving a spike in online child sex abuse around the world, activists and police say.
Asian markets were mixed Wednesday after the previous strong run-up, with profit-taking playing against vaccine prospects and renewed hopes for a fresh US stimulus.
In a corner of the campus at Riga Technical University, a team of scientists is working on technology that could one day stop asteroids from smashing into Earth.
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — A medical clinic here is offering the Covid-19 antigen rapid tests for just RM60 as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative. Laurent Bleu Medical...
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The West Indies relished the freedom to be out-and-about in Covid-free New Zealand on the eve of the first Test in Hamilton Wednesday, but said the pressure was on to be fully focused once the match starts.
2020 was a year turned upside-down by the novel coronavirus. But with the prospect of several vaccines coming online and less stringent restrictions, experts say it's possible 2021 will return to a semblance of normality.
The Debenhams website has been overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of shoppers searching for bargains after the chain collapsed. More than 925,000 people were forced to wait to enter the website after a queue system was triggered due to “exceptional demand,” the department store said. The chain is launching a 70 per cent off pre-Christmas “fire sale” clearance in what is expected to be the last ever sale across its remaining 124 stores.
The Trump administration late on Tuesday released the names of more than 10 million businesses and individuals that took pandemic aid, providing more transparency for the programs which officials say have been plagued by fraud and abuse. The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration (SBA) were forced to release the information on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) after a federal judge last month sided with a challenge brought by news organizations seeking the data under the Freedom of Information Act. The two programs were the primary means by which the federal government assisted small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Trump administration from the outset had resisted providing full transparency on who got the cash.
Here are five things we learnt about veteran journalist Bertha Henson during her appearance on Yahoo News Singapore's "On The Mic" podcast.
The captain of a dive boat that caught fire and sank off the California coast in 2019, killing 34 people in one of the state's deadliest maritime disasters, was indicted on Tuesday on federal manslaughter charges, U.S. prosecutors said. Each of the 34 seaman's manslaughter counts returned against Jerry Nehl Boylan, 67, of Santa Barbara, carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison if he is convicted, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles. The indictment accuses Boylan of causing the deaths of the 33 passengers and one crew member who perished in the Labor Day weekend boat fire by way of "his misconduct, negligence, and inattention to his duties," the prosecutors' statement said.
South Korean League of Legends (LoL) pro, Lee “Crown” Min-ho, who won the 2017 World Championship as the midlaner for Samsung Galaxy, has announced his retirement from professional play.
The Brazil international clashed heads with Wolves striker Raul Jimenez in Sunday's league game. Jimenez was taken off the pitch on a stretcher and later underwent an operation on a fractured skull while Luiz was allowed to play on with his head bandaged before being substituted at halftime.
Wong, who was just 17 years old when he became the face of the 2014 student-led Umbrella Movement democracy protests, faces a maximum three-year jail term. The sentence will be delivered at 2.30 p.m. (0630GMT). Long-time activist Agnes Chow will also be sentenced together with Wong and Lam. Wong was not a leading figure in last year's pro-democracy and anti-China protests, but his continued activism has drawn the wrath of Beijing, which sees him as a "black hand" of foreign forces. He disbanded his pro-democracy group Demosisto in June, just hours after China's parliament passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong, punishing anything Beijing considers to be subversion, secessionism, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with up to life in prison. Wong also faces charges of participating in an unauthorized assembly in October 2019 and on June 4, 2020 over a vigil commemorating the crackdown on protesters in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Australian fire crews are battling massive bushfires on Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island, which have been burning for six weeks, forcing tourists to flee the island off the northeast coast. The fires have razed more than 76,000 hectares (187,800 acres), nearly half of the island, which is world heritage listed for its tropical rain forests and sand dunes. Several guests were ferried off the island, also known by its indigenous name K'gari, on Tuesday as weather conditions worsened, Australian media reported.
An eighth member of Pakistan's cricket squad has tested positive for Covid-19 as the team undergoes quarantine in Christchurch, New Zealand health authorities said Wednesday.
Hong Kong police have arrested a Baptist University student leader, who was previously detained for buying laser pointers widely used against officers in last year’s anti-government protests.Keith Fong Chung-yin, who heads Baptist University’s student union, was arrested by more than 20 police officers at his home at around 7am on Wednesday on suspicion of obstruction of justice, resisting official police work and possession of offensive weapons in a public place.In a statement, the union strongly condemned “the indiscriminate arrests of student union members”, and called for Fong’s immediate release.Get the latest insights and analysis from our Global Impact newsletter on the big stories originating in China.“Since the national security law was passed, the Hong Kong communist authorities have carried out large scale retaliation and spread white terror through the city,” the statement said.Fong was taken to Sha Tin Police Station.The student leader was previously arrested by five off-duty police officers last August after spending HK$4,200 (US$542) on 10 laser pointers at a stall in Sham Shui Po. His arrest sparked several protests, including one where protesters gathered to shine laser beams on the dome of the Hong Kong Space Museum.The laser pointers, which emit beams of red, blue or green light, were widely used during the civil unrest. Protesters used them in an effort to confuse police, or to prevent bystanders from taking pictures of them.However, police later labelled the small devices, which they called “laser guns”, as offensive weapons, and claimed three officers required hospital treatment after protesters pointed the beams at them.More to followThis article Hong Kong university student leader arrested in early morning raid by 20 police officers first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2020.
Djiby Dieng packed just a tiny backpack when he boarded a brightly coloured wooden boat at the Senegalese port of Mbour to seek his fortune in Europe.