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World 18 Sep 2019 | 3:07 AM

U.S. targets three people, 16 groups in new Venezuela sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on three people and 16 groups it says helped Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his government profit from food aid in the economically struggling country, the Treasury Department said.

Football 18 Sep 2019 | 1:46 AM

Iran's female fans find soccer buzz in cafes and malls

DUBAI (Reuters) - On match days Iran's young female soccer fans cram Tehran's shopping centres and cafes, their faces painted with the Iranian flag and beaming with excitement, as they follow their national team on giant television screens alongside male fans.

Vietnam 18 Sep 2019 | 7:00 AM

Vietnam’s online media scene sees new entrant

HANOI: A new social network has entered the already crowded field in Vietnam as the communist party squeezes US tech giants Facebook and Google with new cyber laws.

China 18 Sep 2019 | 7:00 AM

Solomon Islands embraces China

WELLINGTON: Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands confirmed that it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, and observers say other Pacific nations may soon follow.

Nation 18 Sep 2019 | 7:00 AM

GIACC: War against graft has started to bear fruit

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s political will to fight corruption has started to bear fruit, says the National Centre for Governance, Integrity and Anti-Corruption (GIACC).

Letters 18 Sep 2019 | 7:00 AM

Time to solve problems plaguing junior doctors

From M. S. GANESAN, Pulai Jaya, Johor.