NEW ZEALAND | Eminem publishers sue National Party over ‘Lose Yourself’ song

The music publishers for American rapper Eminem filed a lawsuit yesterday against New Zealand’s ruling political party over the music it used in a campaign commercial. Detroit-based Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated

PAKISTAN | Militants attack post near Afghan border

A group of militants attacked a Pakistan army post from neighboring Afghanistan yesterday morning, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed, the military said, as government warplanes killed

THAILAND | Police hunt for killer of slain British tourists

Police on the scenic resort island of Koh Tao in southern Thailand conducted a sweep of hotels and workers’ residences yesterday searching for clues into the slayings of two British tourists whose

UK | Sides in Scottish referendum make final push

The two sides in Scotland’s independence debate scrambled yesterday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. The pitch of the debate has grown

EBOLA | US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight outbreak

The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed

UKRAINE | Parliament ratifies EU deal, grants rebels autonomy

Ukraine’s parliament ratified an agreement to deepen economic and political ties with the European Union yesterday, and passed legislation to grant autonomy to the rebellious east as part of a peace

This Day in History: 2001 – Workers return to Wall Street

Workers from New York’s financial district - many of them draped in the American flag - have said they want to show life can go on. The air was still

Offbeat | Jean Paul Gaultier to stop making ready-to-wear

A short statement Monday said the 62-year- old designer — one of the most famous names in fashion — would be concentrating on the lucrative world of haute couture and perfume

Asian Games | North Korea main focus of attention

The North Korean women’s football team had more reasons than usual to kick off its Asian Games campaign with a commanding win. The participation of 150 North Korean athletes competing in

FOOTBALL | Atletico Madrid tops poll

Spanish champion Atletico Madrid replaced Chelsea at the top of the AP Global Football 10 yesterday after beating Real Madrid 2-1 over the weekend at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Chelsea dropped

Seventeen ex-Barcelona directors sued over team finances

Former Barcelona football club directors, including ex-president Joan Laporta, are being sued over alleged financial losses following the team’s most successful season. The trial of Laporta and 16 other board officials

FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty

A member of FIFA’s financial monitoring panel has been stood down from duty while implicated in financial corruption. Canover Watson was questioned last month by police anti-corruption and financial crime units

World Views | Diabetes threatens China’s ‘growth and stability’

China is now home to a quarter of the world’s diabetes sufferers. That amounts to more than 100 million people - nearly 12 percent of the population. And according to

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – edition no. 2152

* Kalmaegi causes minor incidents in Macau before T8 signal lowered * Bid for 4g licenses opens * Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown * Iconic musician Jordi Savall to play in

BRIEFS | T8 raised as typhoon Kalmaegi moves closer

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) raised signal number 8 (T8) in the early hours of this  morning as typhoon Kalmaegi continues to move closer. It is forecast to move

THE BUZZ | Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

Former France striker Nicolas Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City FC in the new Indian Super League. The 35-year-old Anelka tweeted yesterday: “I’m pleased to join Mumbai City FC

World briefs

CHINA A well-known 81-year-old Chinese writer is taken from his Beijing home and detained by police after he wrote several articles critical of a senior politician, his wife says. NEW ZEALAND 

Fight over World War II-era tank goes to US court

A company headed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has filed a lawsuit in the San Francisco Bay Area over a World War II-era German tank it says it paid USD2.5

Fitch lowers gaming sector growth forecast

Volunteer trip to Costa Rica attests that he who gives receives

Queenie Zhou heeded the call to volunteer abroad and ended up having a memorable experience in Costa Rica, where she took care of children in a daycare center and befriended

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