Open Championship begins in difficult, wet conditions

Open Championship begins in difficult, wet conditions

American Mark O'Meara, the winner at Birkdale in 1998, hit the first tee shot but ended up with a quadruple-bogey eight.
Taiwanese who allegedly impersonated police in Singapore get taken to the scene of the crime

Taiwanese who allegedly impersonated police in Singapore get taken to the scene of the crime

The men reportedly called victims, directed them to a fake Singapore Police Force website and instructed them to key in Internet banking details.
Trump and Putin met for a second, undisclosed time at G-20

Trump and Putin met for a second, undisclosed time at G-20

The only other person present was Putin's official interpreter, in the latest incident of a secret Russian meeting.
Saudi authorities have detained this woman for the 'crime' of not wearing a full-body covering

Saudi authorities have detained this woman for the 'crime' of not wearing a full-body covering

Video and images of the woman sightseeing while wearing a miniskirt and a crop top were shared on a Snapchat account.
The American cop who shot dead an Australian woman 'is refusing talk'

The American cop who shot dead an Australian woman 'is refusing talk'

Justine Damond was shot dead after calling local police to report that she believed a woman was being sexually assaulted nearby.
Wind of change is blowing through energy sector in China

Wind of change is blowing through energy sector in China

Coal mining has become a way of life for Inner Mongolia but a new wave of green energy is about to change that.
The Islamic State threat requires the extension of martial law: Duterte

The Islamic State threat requires the extension of martial law: Duterte

The Philippine president wants martial law to be extended in the country's south until the end of the year.
Croatian firefighters and soldiers saved a city from wildfires

Croatian firefighters and soldiers saved a city from wildfires

As fire broke out in 20 separate locations in just a few hours, the Croatian media has speculated that they were caused by arsonists.
A tropical storm has left four dead, five missing in Vietnam

A tropical storm has left four dead, five missing in Vietnam

More than 4,000 houses had their roofs blown off, with the worst affected province Nghe An, 320 kilometers southwest of Hanoi.
Chelsea's manager will be staying on for two more years

Chelsea's manager will be staying on for two more years

The new deal comes after Antonio Conte won the English top flight in May in his first season in charge at the club.
The US health care bill has collapsed after two more Republicans said no

The US health care bill has collapsed after two more Republicans said no

Senators appear to sink the legislation meant to replace the Obamacare health care reforms.
Man in China dresses as dead sister for 20 years to help grieving mother cope

Man in China dresses as dead sister for 20 years to help grieving mother cope

A video of a man who decided to dress as a woman for 20 years to help his mentally ill mother cope with the death of his sister has gone viral in China.
Staff-less shops zoom into frame in China

Staff-less shops zoom into frame in China

Chinese e-commerce giant and data technology provider Alibaba Group has just unveiled a cashier-free retail store.
Thousands are evacuating as heavy rain hits Japan

Thousands are evacuating as heavy rain hits Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency on Tuesday warned of flooding, mudslides and more heavy rain.
The fiance of an Australian woman shot dead by a US cop is 'utterly devastated'

The fiance of an Australian woman shot dead by a US cop is 'utterly devastated'

She was shot after calling police herself to report a possible sexual assault in her neighborhood. People want to know why.
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