Hooker Codie Taylor scored two tries as defending champions the Crusaders beat the Hurricanes 33-16 Sunday to stay unbeaten after two rounds of Super Rugby Aotearoa. Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea was sin-binned for pulling down a maul in the 19th minute and the Christchurch-based Crusaders scored three tries which put them on course to a 26-6 halftime lead. The Wellington-based Hurricanes led 6-0 from two Jordie Barrett penalties when Savea headed to the bin and the Crusaders took full advantage of the extra man to turn the match around.
Protests showed no sign of cooling in Myanmar on March 7, as demonstrators against the military junta, some with shields, gathered in Yangon, setting up blockades in the street.The toll from clashes has risen over the past week. On March 3, UN special envoy for Myanmar, Christine Schraner Burgener, said that 38 people had died on that day alone, bringing the death toll to more than 50 since the February 1 military coup.This footage, taken in the Thaketa Township area of Yangon, shows protesters massing on Sunday morning. Credit: Min Lwin Oo via Storyful
Eight cars of a Lahore bound train derailed in southern Pakistan early Sunday, killing at least one passenger and injuring 40 others, officials said. The accident took place between the Rohri and Sangi stations in southern Sindh province and caused a temporary suspension of railway traffic in both directions, said Kamran Lashari, a railway official. Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where successive governments have paid little attention to improving the poorly maintained signal system and aging tracks.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has claimed today that the political coup dubbed “Sheraton Move” was done in a “clean” manner, and had been a long time coming following...
The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen said it destroyed five armed drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, Al Ekhbariyah and Al Arabiya channels reported on Sunday. The coalition detected several drones fired by the group, the television channels reported, without giving a total figure or specifying in which direction they had been launched. The movement, which has been battling the military coalition since it intervened in Yemen's civil war in March 2015, recently stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi cities, mostly in the south of the kingdom.
To get the best out of a bubble-weary squad in a COVID-19 world is never easy, but India combined empathy with a "kick in the backside" approach to get the job done in the just-concluded home test series against England. Virat Kohli and most of his team mates have been hopping from one bio-secure bubble to another since last year's Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. Soon after the Twenty20 competition, they headed to Australia where they won the test series 2-1 before rushing home to host England.
Skipper Virat Kohli said India were "relieved" to make the inaugural World Test Championship final and would now focus on that "one big game" against New Zealand in June after seeing off England.
KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 7 — The 67th PAS ‘muktamar’, or its annual congress, will be held only after the 15th general election, party secretary-general Datuk Seri Takiyuddin Hassan said today. ...
China’s exports surged 60.6% over a year earlier in the first two months of 2021, after factories reopened and global demand started to recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Exporters benefited from the relatively early reopening of China’s economy after the ruling Communist Party declared victory over the disease last March while foreign competitors still face anti-virus controls. Forecasters say the Chinese export surge should decelerate as demand for masks and other medical supplies eases and overseas competitors return to global markets.
The first independent digital banking platform in the United Arab Emirates launched on Sunday, a neobank hoping to become a leader in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Dubai-based YAP does not have a banking licence itself but has partnered with RAK Bank which provides international bank account numbers for YAP users and secures their funds under its own banking licence. YAP, like other neobanks which do not have physical branches, does not offer traditional banking services like loans and mortgages, but offers spending and budgeting analytics, peer-to-peer payments and remittances services and bill payments.
Fans saw a game that pivoted on Ardie Savea's first half yellow card, with the Crusaders scoring three converted tries to take a commanding lead while the forward was off the field. The Hurricanes were dominant during the opening 15 minutes, taking a 6-0 lead through a pair of penalties from Jordie Barrett and the Wellington side were narrowly denied a try when Jackson Garden-Bashop was stopped millimetres from the try line.
Hein Yar Zar grimaced as a tattoo artist etched onto his chest the features of his first love, a young protester whose death has become a symbol of resistance against Myanmar's junta.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Thailand's capital Saturday evening, demanding the release of protest leaders jailed for calling on the country's Prime Minister to resign. Demonstrators defied a Friday ban on public gatherings in Bangkok, as they stood outside of a courthouse.Some burned photographs of Thailand's king, others held placards that said 'Abolish 112', which refers to a Thai law prohibiting anyone from insulting or defaming the king. Protester Pornsawan Pitaporn was among the crowd. "I'm here at the criminal court because I want to demand the release of my friends who got arrested because they expressed their political ideas which is basic human rights and it is legitimate."A youth-led protest movement began last year that called for reform to the powerful monarchy, and for Prime Minister and former junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha to step down.Thai courts have denied recent requests to release some of those jailed on bail.The Royal Palace has declined to directly comment on the protests. For the first time last Sunday, police used rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds. Ten protesters and 26 police were injured.
The messages were posted in 2012 but recently resurfaced on Twitter, prompting an apology from the 26-year-old U.S. international, who is on loan from Major League Soccer's DC United. "I am ashamed and apologize for the choice of offensive and discriminatory words I used in the tweets as they were not acceptable then or now," Arriola said in a statement on Twitter. Swansea said they had been made aware of the messages, which were posted before Arriola's arrival at the Welsh club.
Jan Blachowicz defended his UFC light heavyweight title with a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Israel Adesanya at UFC 259 on Saturday night, thwarting Adesanya's bid to hold two championship belts simultaneously. Aljamain Sterling also won the UFC's bantamweight title when Petr Yan was disqualified for an illegal knee strike in the fourth round. Two-division champion Nunes then defended her featherweight belt with ease, beating Megan Anderson by submission 2:03 into the first round at the Apex gym on the UFC’s corporate campus.
This is so it can focus on preparations for the next general election, says PAS sec-gen.
China's export growth jumped to the highest in over two decades, official data showed Sunday, with imports also surging in a sharp bounceback from the coronavirus outbreak that had brought activity to a near halt.
Former DPM says nowadays everyone is busy with how many seats they have and who is siding with who.
Liverpool waltzed to the Premier League title last season, but a campaign marred by injuries and poor form has left them in seventh on 43 points from 27 games, four points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea. But Klopp's side can qualify for the Champions League next season by winning this year's competition. "We are not in the next round so I can't think about winning the Champions League now," Klopp told a news conference ahead of Sunday's Premier League home game against Fulham.
Thousands of panels glinting in the sun stretch into the sea off Singapore, part of the land-scarce city-state's push to build floating solar farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions.