Australia

Marquez snatches pole for Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE: World champion Marc Marquez steered his Honda onto pole for the fourth year in a row at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, striking a major blow in the title race with his main rival Andrea Dovizioso only 11th fastest after an earlier crash. The 24-year-old Spaniard, chasing his ......

Australian police offer record reward in serial killer cold case

SYDNEY: Australian police offered a record US$4.75 million in rewards Saturday (Oct 21) to catch the serial killer or killers behind the murders of six Melbourne women in the 1980s. The women, ranging in age from 14 to 73, disappeared in separate incidents as they travelled on foot around ......

Children of the Chinese Dream

As Xi Jinping begins his second term as CCP general secretary and president of the PRC, Reuters’ John Ruwitch and Anita Li profile 10 members of the generational cohort that entered the workforce as Xi’s tenure began 5 years ago—from whose contemporaries a future generation of Party le...

What Australia’s record-breaking flu season means for Singapore

SINGAPORE: Australia's severe outbreak of flu may appear to be tapering off in some places, but Singaporeans are still encouraged to get vaccinated before travelling there, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). The outbreak during this season has claimed 73 lives so far, with many of those who died .....

Desperate Wallabies seek relief from All Black torment

MELBOURNE: The term 'dead rubber' has become drearily familiar for Australian rugby fans at the tail end of a Bledisloe Cup series but the Wallabies' desperation for any kind of win over the All Blacks should ensure a spirited clash in Brisbane on Saturday. The All Blacks took an unassailable 2-0 ....