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10:41 PM

Milan add Croatia striker Kalinic to array of signings

MILAN (Reuters) - AC Milan have added Nikola Kalinic to their array of close season signings, after announcing that the Croatia forward had joined them from Fiorentina on Tuesday.

10:41 PM

U.S. targets China, Russia entities and people for North Korea support

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday on Chinese and Russian companies and individuals for supporting North Korean weapons programs, including by dealing in Pyongyang's energy trade and helping sanctioned North Korean entities gain access to the U.S. and international finance system.

10:36 PM

Trump talks tough on Pakistan's 'terrorist' havens, but options scarce

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants - an approach analysts say probably won't change Pakistan's strategic calculations and might push it in directions Washington does not want it to go.

10:36 PM

Coca-Cola, PespiCo and others to cap sugar in drinks in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state’s campaign to fight diabetes.

10:31 PM

True or Not: Dr M not in ICU as claimed in viral message

PETALING JAYA: A viral message on social media claiming that former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for breathing difficulties is false.

10:31 PM

Moroccan who admitted killing two in Finland knife attack was refused asylum

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A teenage Moroccan asylum seeker who admitted on Tuesday that he had killed two women and injured eight other people in a knife attack in the Finnish town of Turku had had his application for asylum rejected before the attack, authorities said.

10:31 PM

Barcelona plot suspect tells Spanish court that group planned bigger attack with explosives

MADRID (Reuters) - An alleged member of an Islamist group that carried out the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger attack using explosives, a judicial source said.

10:28 PM

PAS: No seat deal with PKR

KOTA BARU: PAS would not strike any seat deal with PKR in the run up to the 14th General Election, said the Islamist party.

10:22 PM

Wall St gains as investors pick beaten-down stocks

NEW YORK: US stocks opened higher on Tuesday, with the Dow gaining more than 100 points, as investors went bargain hunting following a turbulent two weeks, while awaiting the annual central bankers meeting in Jackson Hole later this week.

10:11 PM

Indonesia c.bank surprises with rate cut in bid to spur growth

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark policy rate for the first time since October, unexpectedly pulling the trigger in a bid to boost sluggish lending and growth in South-East Asia’s biggest economy.

9:53 PM

U.S., North Korea clash at U.N. forum over nuclear weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea and the United States clashed at a U.N. forum on Tuesday over their military intentions towards one another, with Pyongyang's envoy declaring it would "never" put its nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table.

9:44 PM

U.S., North Korea clash at U.N. arms forum on nuclear threat

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea and the United States accused each other on Tuesday of posing a military threat to the other, with Pyongyang's envoy declaring it would never put its nuclear arsenal up for negotiation.

9:43 PM

SEA Games: Khairul Hafiz bags 100m gold

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian sprinter Khairul Hafiz Jantan won the SEA Games 100m at Stadium Nasional in Bukit Jalil on Tuesday.

9:35 PM

Row over haj pilgrimage helps fuel Qatar rift

DOHA (Reuters) - A row over access for Qataris to Islam's annual haj pilgrimage is further poisoning relations between their country and Saudi Arabia and aggravating a wider diplomatic rift with other Arab powers.

9:35 PM

U.S.-led strikes kill more than 170 Raqqa civilians, monitor, sources say

AMMAN (Reuters) - More than 170 civilians have been killed by U.S.-led strikes on Islamic State in Raqqa city in the past week, a spike in casualties since an offensive to oust the militants began more than two months ago, a war monitor and sources said.

9:26 PM

UMW Oil & Gas narrows its loss due to better rig utilisation

KUALA LUMPUR: UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd (UMW-OG), which ceased to be a subsidiary of UMW Holdings Bhd last month, reduced its loss to RM50.99mil in the second quarter (Q2) ended June 30 from RM67.25mil a year earlier.

9:26 PM

Mattis - not decided on number of extra U.S. troops for Afghanistan

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday he was waiting for a plan from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that follows President Donald Trump's South Asia strategy before he makes a decision on how many additional troops to send to Afghanistan.

9:22 PM

Motocyclist kicks mirror, loses balance and kills pillion rider

KUALA LUMPUR: A single act of violence by a motorcyclist killed his pillion rider as they fell off their machine on the KL-Seremban Highway.

9:13 PM

Paris revels in tourism surge, but cautious after Barcelona

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris is on track to welcome more tourists this year than ever before after a bumper first half, a senior official said, though some would-be visitors might think again after the Barcelona attack.

9:12 PM

Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain

Nestle SA, Unilever Plc, Tyson Foods Inc and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM's project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety.

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