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U.S. calls Iran's $3million reward to kill Trump "ridiculous"

Published On: January 21, 2020 08:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

GENEVA , Jan 21:  A U.S. envoy on Tuesday called an Iranian lawmaker’s offer of a $3 million (2.3 million pounds) reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump “ridiculous” and said it pointed to the “terrorist underpinnings” of the Iranian government.

Rabada surprised by ban, sorry for letting team down

Published On: January 21, 2020 08:11 PM NPT By: Reuters

PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 21: South Africa paceman Kagiso Rabada says he was surprised to be sanctioned for his exuberant celebration of Joe Root’s dismissal in the third test against England but knows he cannot keep letting his team mates, and himself, down.

Iranian MP offers $3 million reward for "whoever kills Trump" - ISNA

Published On: January 21, 2020 07:17 PM NPT By: Reuters

DUBAI, Jan 21:  An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million (2.3 million pounds) reward to anyone who killed U.S. President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms, ISNA news agency reported on Tuesday amid Tehran’s latest standoff with Washington.

Sorry we made you cry, Napoli captain tells young fan

Published On: January 21, 2020 06:08 PM NPT By: Reuters

ROME, Jan 21: Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has apologised to a nine-year-old fan after the team’s dismal performance in a 2-0 home defeat by Fiorentina on Saturday made the boy burst into tears.

Philippines investigates suspected case of Chinese virus

Published On: January 21, 2020 03:25 PM NPT By: Reuters

MANILA, Jan 21: Philippine health authorities are investigating the case of a five-year-old Chinese boy with a travel history to Wuhan, the central city where a new coronavirus was first discovered after he showed flu-like symptoms before arriving in the country.

Huawei CFO's lawyer attacks U.S. extradition case in Canadian trial

Published On: January 21, 2020 03:10 PM NPT By: Reuters

VANCOUVER/TORONTO, Jan 21:  A lawyer for Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou argued on Monday that “double criminality” was at the center of a trial to decide whether she can be extradited to the United States, a case that has strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing.

Iran seeks help reading plane's black boxes amid pressure to hand them over

Published On: January 21, 2020 02:45 PM NPT By: Reuters

DUBAI, Jan 21:  Iran has asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, a request that will add to international frustration at Tehran’s failure to send the recorders abroad for analysis.

Chinese court jails former Interpol chief for 13-1/2 years over graft

Published On: January 21, 2020 02:27 PM NPT By: Reuters

BEIJING, Jan 21:  A court in China on Tuesday jailed former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for 13-1/2 years and fined him 2 million yuan ($290,000) for receiving bribes and abuse of official positions.

Newcastle's Willems, Dummett out for the season with injuries - Bruce

Published On: January 21, 2020 01:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

NEWCASTLE, Jan 21: Newcastle United centre back Paul Dummett and on-loan left back Jetro Willems will play no further part this campaign after sustaining season-ending injuries, manager Steve Bruce confirmed on Monday.

China virus outbreak spooks global markets as fourth death reported

Published On: January 21, 2020 01:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

SHANGHAI, Jan 21: China reported the fourth death from a new coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of cases continued to rise, sending jitters through Asian markets as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday.

Day one at the Australian Open

Published On: January 21, 2020 01:06 PM NPT By: Reuters

MELBOURNE, Jan 21: Defending champion Novak Djokovic began his Australian Open title defence on Monday with a landmark 900th career victory on the Tour on an opening day where heavy rains suspended play on the outer courts.

Man Utd must sack Woodward for transfer market shortcomings - Neville

Published On: January 21, 2020 12:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

MANCHESTER, Jan 21: Former defender and television pundit Gary Neville has said Manchester United should sack chief executive Ed Woodward as he has overseen a period of decline despite the Premier League club having one of the largest wage bills in the world.

Arteta and Lampard coy on transfers ahead of Arsenal-Chelsea derby

Published On: January 21, 2020 11:56 AM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Jan 21: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta kept his transfer cards close to his chest and said on Monday that the club were not close to signing new players in the January transfer window.

Real Madrid announce Reinier signing from Flamengo

Published On: January 21, 2020 11:30 AM NPT By: Reuters

MADRID, Jan 21: Real Madrid have signed yet another young Brazilian talent in the form of 18-year-old attacking midfielder Reinier Jesus from Flamengo, the La Liga club announced on Monday.

Trump lawyers call for immediate acquittal in legal, political defense

Published On: January 21, 2020 11:22 AM NPT By: Reuters

WASHINGTON, Jan 21: U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives’ impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and political case against his removal.

Root finds right recipe as England go ahead in test series

Published On: January 21, 2020 10:55 AM NPT By: Reuters

PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 21: England have set the template for how they want to play test cricket by hitting a big score early that allows them to then dictate the game, said captain Joe Root after they won the third test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Monday.

Guardiola targets second place as 'extraordinary' Liverpool march on

Published On: January 21, 2020 10:35 AM NPT By: Reuters

Manchester, Jan 21: Manchester City will target second place in the Premier League and focus on cup competitions with unbeaten league leaders Liverpool too far ahead to reel in, manager Pep Guardiola said on Monday.

Spain's 2019 tourist arrivals hit seventh straight annual record

Published On: January 20, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

MADRID, Jan 20:  Spain hit a record of tourist arrivals for the seventh year in a row, Industry and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Monday, adding that she was optimistic about 2020, but without providing any specific forecast.

Five killed in Russian hotel after boiling water floods basement

Published On: January 20, 2020 01:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

MOSCOW, Jan 20: Five people died in the Russian city of Perm on Monday after a hot water pipe exploded in the night and flooded a basement hotel room with boiling water, the regional investigative committee said.

Samsung Display says it is considering building a factory in India

Published On: January 20, 2020 01:15 PM NPT By: Reuters

SEOUL, Jan 20: Samsung Display, a flat-screen supplier to Samsung Electronics Co, will invest nearly $500 million to build a new factory in India, media reports said, citing a regulatory filing.