Category Archives: Sports

Brunei Darussalam National Sports Gallery, showcases local sports

The Brunei Darussalam National Sports Gallery located at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas is reopen for public visits.   In the ‘de-escalation’ phase, especially during our situation in dealing with the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department of Museums has limited the number of admissions received to 30 visitors at a time.  

Djokovic Wins 8th Australian Open Championship

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has captured his 8th Australian Open title, coming back to defeat Austrian Dominic Thiem in five sets, 6-4, 4-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4, in Melbourne Sunday.It is the 17th Grand Slam title for Djokovic, ranked number two in th…

China’s Women’s Olympic Soccer Team Quarantined in Australia

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – China’s national women’s soccer team has been quarantined in Australia ahead of an Olympic qualifying tournament as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people.Health officials in Queensland…

Approaching Typhoon, Snafus Mar Southeast Asian Games

CLARK, PHILIPPINES – An approaching typhoon is threatening to complicate the hosting by the Philippines of the largest biennial games in Southeast Asia, already marred by logistical foul-ups that the president vowed to investigate.President Rodrigo Dut…

In Nairobi, Martial Art Steers Many Away From Crime

NAIROBI Kayole Social Hall, located in Nairobi’s Eastland, a slum in Kenya’s capital, normally hosts meetings and gatherings of locals. But on weekends, it becomes a training space for dozens of young athletes. There, young boys and girls get togethe…

US Salutes ‘Heroes’ of Tiananmen Square Protests Killed by Chinese Soldiers

WASHINGTON The U.S. on Monday saluted “the heroes of the Chinese people who bravely stood up” against their government’s deadly crackdown on dissent at the Tiananmen Square massacre 30 years ago.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that…

Interview: China’s Mekong Dam-building Mindset ‘Exported Downstream’ to Cambodia and Laos

The Mekong River extends for thousands of miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, supporting more than 65 million people who depend on it for food, transportation, and commerce. But development, mostly led by China, threaten…

UN Fact-Finding Mission Recommends Suspension of International Dealings with Myanmar’s Military

The government of Myanmar has again rejected U.N. calls for accountability in its handling of the ongoing Rohingya crisis after a statement by the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) on Myanmar Tuesday urged the international community…

Official: Executive Order Not Needed to Ban Huawei in US 5G Networks

A senior U.S. State Department official said there is no need for President Donald Trump to sign an executive order to explicitly ban Chinese telecommunication company Huawei from taking part in the buildout of the U.S. 5G networks.The four largest U.S…