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9:14 PM

U.S. evacuates Libyan Embassy staff to Tunisia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Saturday evacuated its embassy staff from Tripoli to Tunisia due to intense fighting among Libyan militias near the facility, the U.S. State Department said.

9:12 PM

U.S., Turkey evacuate staff from Tripoli

PARIS (Reuters) - The U.S State Department said on Saturday it was temporarily removing its personnel from Libya because of fighting near the U.S. embassy in Tripoli.

9:11 PM

Romania opposition centre-right parties merge before presidential vote

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's two largest opposition centre-right parties voted unanimously to merge on Saturday, combining their forces ahead of a Nov. 2 presidential election that will pit them against the ruling leftist alliance.

9:10 PM

U.N. finds second black box at Air Algerie crash site in Mali

DAKAR (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from the Air Algerie flight that crashed in the West African country of Mali earlier this week.

9:02 PM

Waratahs win a Sydney dog fight to reach final

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Flyhalf Bernard Foley scored a brilliant late try and kicked 11 points to fire the New South Wales Waratahs to a 26-8 victory over the ACT Brumbies and into their third Super Rugby final on Saturday.

9:02 PM

Undercover JPJ officers issue summonses to 36 errant bus drivers

GURUN: The Kedah Road Transport Department (JPJ) issued summonses against 36 bus drivers for various offences under "Ops Aidilfitri 2014" from July 21 to Friday night.

8:55 PM

United States pulls embassy staff from Libya due to security concerns

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, temporarily relocating its staff across the border to Tunisia because of escalating clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, the U.S. State Department said.

8:55 PM

Short Gaza truce takes hold; many bodies pulled from rubble

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip poured into the streets on Saturday to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies after a 12-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas took hold on the 19th day of their conflict.

8:40 PM

MH17: Returning elite squad relates 'harrowing' trip through war zone with black boxes

SEPANG: It was a gut-wrenching experience for the 12-member Malaysian elite squad tasked with recovering the bodies and black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 aircraft in Ukraine.

8:39 PM

Perera gives Sri Lanka big lead despite Amla ton

COLOMBO (Reuters) - South Africa captain Hashim Amla remained unbeaten after his 22nd test hundred but off-spinner Dilruwan Perera's career best figures gave Sri Lanka a big first innings lead at the end of the third day of the second test on Saturday.

8:38 PM

No joy for Ayuni at the rifle range

GLASGOW: National shooter Nur Ayuni Farhana Abdul Halim was struck by another misfortune but she chose to put up a brave front.

8:32 PM

Hamilton's Mercedes catches fire in qualifying

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton's run of bad luck continued on Saturday when the Mercedes driver's hopes of a Hungarian Grand Prix pole position went up in flames as his car caught fire in the first phase of qualifying.

8:32 PM

Cook not up to captain's job and must go, says Pietersen

(Reuters) - Only politics is keeping England captain Alastair Cook in his job and he should do what is right and resign, former skipper Kevin Pietersen said on Saturday.

8:30 PM

Boko Haram clashes with Cameroon soldiers in cross-border attacks

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Nigeria's Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out two cross-border attacks into Cameroon since Friday, killing at least four soldiers and prompting the Cameroonian army to send reinforcements to the area, army sources said on Saturday.

8:21 PM

Former T-Team coach Azraai angling for Police job

PETALING JAYA: Former T-Team coach Mohd Azraai Khor Abdullah (pic) is open to signing a short term contract with Police for the Malaysia Cup competition.

8:20 PM

Ministers call for extension of 12-hour Gaza ceasefire

PARIS (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from seven nations on Saturday called for an extension of the 12-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

8:18 PM

Afif’s debut in endurance race ends up in smoke

PETALING JAYA: It was a debut to forget for Ahmad Afif Amran’s in the Suzuka 4-Hour Endurance Race after he suffered a fiery crash at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan on Saturday.

8:15 PM

Russia criticises EU sanctions, raps US over Ukraine role

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime.

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