Pakistan begins talks to end protest crisis
Pakistani ministers and opposition politicians met anti-government protesters on Wednesday (Aug 20) in a bid to end a week-long political crisis that has rattled the restive nuclear-armed nation.
Guru who sparked global yoga craze dies aged 95
BKS Iyengar, the Indian yoga guru credited with helping to fuel a global explosion in the popularity of the ancient spiritual practice, died on Wednesday (Aug 20) aged 95, his website said.
SMEs can now tap on enhanced iSPRINT scheme
Subsidies to implement sector-specific IT solutions and for fibre broadband subscriptions are among some of the enhancements to the iSPRINT scheme, says the Infocomm Development Authority.
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Tennis: Serena Williams named US Open top seed
Two-time defending champion Serena Williams was named the top seed on Wednesday (Aug 20) for the US Open, the year's final Grand Slam tennis showdown that opens Monday on the Flushing Meadows hardcourts.
Football: Lippi storm as nine-man Guangzhou crash
Nine-man Guangzhou Evergrande crashed 1-0 to Western Sydney Wanderers on Wednesday in a stormy AFC Champions League quarter-final first leg which left their coach Marcello Lippi facing possible disciplinary action.