Sixers take Simmons with No. 1 draft pick

Jun 24, 2016

Sixers take Simmons with No. 1 draft pick

Ben Simmons went from Down Under to the top of the NBA Draft, and a record number of international players followed. The Philadelphia 76ers took the Australian with the No. 1 pick on Thursday night, making him the first of a record 14 international ...

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

Jun 24, 2016

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

In the heart of Solo city, not far from the Islamic boarding school founded by the radical cleric who inspired the 2002 Bali bombings, the staff of an unremarkable-looking restaurant prepare for another day serving the humble staples of the Indonesian diet to hungry ...

Jun 24, 2016

China, Russia, Mongolia ink economic corridor plan

China, Russia and Mongolia signed a development plan on Thursday to build an economic corridor that will boost transport links and economic cooperation among the three neighbors, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The plan comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping said Chinese companies ...

Jun 24, 2016

Seven Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines: Jakarta

Seven Indonesian sailors have been taken hostage in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday, the latest in a string of abductions in the waters between the two Southeast Asian neighbors. “We got confirmation of an incident of ...

Relaxed Rooney no longer carrying burden for England

Jun 24, 2016

Relaxed Rooney no longer carrying burden for England

Wayne Rooney used to go to major tournaments feeling the weight of a nation on his shoulders. “I had to be the one to win us games, to win us tournaments,” the England captain said Thursday, opening up on his run of disappointing showings ...

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Jun 24, 2016

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Emergency personnel mounted rescue efforts amid scenes of carnage Friday as the toll from hurricane-force winds and a tornado in China rose to at least 98 dead, with hundreds more injured. Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to ...