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  • WORLD

    Phelps blow as China make history

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » American swimmer Ryan Lochte sunk record-chasing Michael Phelps Saturday in a pulsating start to the Olympics while China's Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen wrote their name in the record books.

  • WORLD

    UN arms talks end without deal

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » UN negotiations to draft the first international treaty on the multi-billion-dollar arms trade have ended without a deal, with some diplomats blaming the United States for the deadlock.

  • WORLD

    Narrow escapes for Phelps, Park

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » Michael Phelps scraped into a 400m medley showdown with Ryan Lochte while South Korean hero Park Tae-Hwan was disqualified then reinstated on a turbulent opening day of the Olympic swimming competition here Saturday.

  • WORLD

    Queen did Olympic sketch 'in one take'

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » Britain's Queen Elizabeth II pulled off her surprise acting role in the Olympics opening ceremony "in one take", a BBC official said Saturday.

  • SPORTS

    Bikini beach on Downing St

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » Bikini-clad women served up a shocker in more ways than one outside the back window of British Prime Minister David Cameron to open London Olympic beach volleyball competition on Saturday.

  • WORLD

    Sri Lanka backs deportations

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » Sri Lankan navy officials have urged Australia to deport the growing number of boat people arriving from their country, saying it was the "best way" to deter people smugglers, a report said Saturday.

  • WORLD

    88 dead in N. Korea floods

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » Nationwide flooding in North Korea this month has killed 88 people, state media said on Saturday, in a dramatic increase from its previous death toll.

  • WORLD

    Obama urges tax-cut passage

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » US President Barack Obama urged Republicans in the House of Representatives on Saturday to pass his proposal calling for extending tax cuts for everybody but the richest Americans.

  • WORLD

    China shoot to first Games gold

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » Shooting powerhouse China launched their Olympic campaign in style Saturday by taking the first gold of the London Games while South Korea's Jin Jong-Oh survived a late attack of nerves to win.

  • WORLD

    Pollution protestors clash with police in China

    AFP, Published on 28/07/2012

    » Thousands of people demonstrating over fears of pollution from a sewage pipeline at a paper factory in east China clashed with police Saturday, the latest in a series of environmental protests.

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