Jose Mourinho just wants to get his players home in one piece.
Twenty-eight athletes have been suspended over historic doping offences, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced last night.
Taiwan’s aviation authority ordered the suspension of 10 pilots from TransAsia Airways who failed a proficiency test given after one of the airline’s planes crashed, killing at least 42 people.
The Food Safety Authority has served enforcement orders on 12 food businesses in November.
DOZENS of Chinese workers assembling Xbox video game consoles climbed onto a factory dormitory roof, and some threatened to jump to their deaths, in a row over jobs.
IT HAD that wet, sticky feeling of an Irish summer in the Chinese capital yesterday, but Derek Burnett must never have felt as far from home in all his life.
THE Olympic flame approached the final destination of its long and sometimes contentious global tour yesterday, greeted by rapturous crowds in the Chinese capital two days before it officially launches the games.
Athletics South Africa president Leonard Chuene today confirmed Oscar Pistorius has “no chance” of competing at next month’s Olympics after the double-amputee sprinter failed to achieve the qualifying time.
Celine Dion has been forced to cancel a concert in China because organisers in Beijing failed to obtain official permission to host the gig - despite selling thousands of tickets.
SUGGESTIONS that the Olympic Council of Ireland should be handed more responsibility in the preparation of athletes for the Games have met with a negative response from Irish Sports Council chief executive John Treacy.
Typhoon Wipha slammed into the Chinese coast today, flooding streets and fields and causing massive transport disruptions.
A CHINESE city of 3.8 million people closed schools and was trucking in drinking water yesterday after shutting down its water system following a chemical plant explosion that officials said polluted a river with toxic benzene.
NORTH KOREA insisted yesterday it won't dismantle its nuclear weapons programme until the US gives it civilian nuclear reactors, casting doubt on a disarmament agreement reached a day earlier during international talks.
North Korea faces a serious food shortage because the country probably won’t meet its agricultural production target for this year, the World Food Programme warned today.
China has suspended all new cigarette and tobacco foreign joint ventures, it was reported today, raising doubts over a claim by British American Tobacco that it has permission to manufacture cigarettes on the Chinese mainland.
The main hospital treating victims of a train explosion in North Korea laid out young patients on filing cabinets today as it struggled to overcome a shortage of beds and problems with medical equipment, according to an aid official.
Taiwan today reported its biggest increase in new cases of SARS in nearly a week while a Toronto high school was closed and its 1,700 students were in quarantine amid renewed fears over the virus in Canada’s largest city.
Russia has confirmed its first case of SARS, on the country's Chinese border.
Chinese villagers have smashed up a school south-east of Beijing that they feared was being used to house victims of the deadly SARS virus.
Amid fears Hong Kong is allowing a deadly respiratory virus to spread overseas, officials prepared today to check all departing air travellers for fevers as they battled the international perception the city is unsafe.
Hong Kong has reported 45 new cases of a deadly mystery disease and one death as fear spreads through the territory.
DUTCHMAN Arie Haan, China’s newly appointed national football coach, spelled out his ambition last night to take the world’s most populous nation to the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
The US spy plane grounded on Chinese Hainan Island was reportedly collecting information on China's most advanced warship.
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