Ariya Jutanugarn hits her tee shot on the fourth hole during the second round of the Kingsmill Championship on the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. (AFP Photo)WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia: Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn is two shots behind leader Chun In-gee after a rain-shortened second round of the Kingsmill Championship golf tournament. The second round of the LPGA event is scheduled to resume at 7.30am Saturday local time (6.30pm Saturday Thailand time), with the third round to follow immediately after. Twenty millimetres of rain fell overnight on Kingsmill Resort's River Course, delaying the start of play for an hour. Ariya (67) and Angel Yin (66) were at 9 under par, and Megan Khang (67) was in at 8 under.
May 19, 2018 03:22 UTC
The group was sheltering from a downpour in a mountainous area of Koh Kong province's Thmar Baing district on Thursday, police chief for minor crimes Lay Meng Laing told AFP, adding that three victims were from the same family. The tropical Southeast Asian country of winding rivers and lakes is prone to lightning storms, a problem that some believe is worsening with the ravages of climate change. Keo Vy, a spokesman for Cambodia's National Committee for Disaster Management, said the number of lightning deaths has now reached 50 people since January, while 41 died last year in the same period. He said the government had conducted education seminars to warn residents in rural areas about the threats, encouraging them to avoid taking shelter under a tree and not to stand in pools of water. The strikes also hit livestock, killing 36 cows since January.
May 19, 2018 03:00 UTC
LONDON - The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday will be a fun-filled occasion but run with military precision, as per British royal tradition. -- 9:30 am (0830 GMT): The first of around 600 wedding guests begin to fill St. George's Chapel. -- 11:25 am (1025 GMT): Members of the royal family begin to arrive on foot and by car. -- 12:00 pm (1100 GMT): The wedding service begins. Afterwards, the couple and the royal family will pose for the official pictures taken by portrait photographer Alexi Lubomirski.
May 19, 2018 02:15 UTC
The wedding service will be followed by a carriage procession, a lunchtime reception and an evening party. -- 9:30 am (0830 GMT): The first of around 600 wedding guests begin to fill St. George's Chapel. -- 11:25 am (1025 GMT): Members of the royal family begin to arrive on foot and by car. -- 12:00 pm (1100 GMT): The wedding service begins. Afterwards, the couple and the royal family will pose for the official pictures taken by portrait photographer Alexi Lubomirski.
May 19, 2018 02:15 UTC
The defection was the 14th involving a North Korean soldier since 2000. The last defection by a North Korean military officer took place in 2008, YTN TV said. In November last year, a North Korean soldier drove to the heavily-guarded border at speed and ran across under a hail of bullets from his own side. In 2012 a North Korean soldier walked unchecked through rows of electrified fencing and surveillance cameras, prompting Seoul to sack three field commanders for a security lapse. A month later, five North Koreans in another small boat crossed the sea border into South Korean waters and expressed their wish to live in the South.
May 19, 2018 02:15 UTC
PRINCE WILLIAM, DUKE OF CAMBRIDGEBest man, 35Older brother William returns the favour Harry performed at his wedding in 2011. William, who is in line to become king after their father Prince Charles, has given up his job as an air ambulance helicopter pilot to become a full-time royal. She arrived a few days before the wedding, meeting Harry's father Prince Charles and grandmother Queen Elizabeth II. Her ex-husband Thomas Markle, Meghan's father, is not attending after undergoing an emergency heart operation in the days leading up to the wedding. PRINCE CHARLES, PRINCE OF WALESFather of the groom, 69The heir to the throne will walk Meghan down the aisle after her father pulled out.
May 19, 2018 02:03 UTC
HAVANA - A passenger plane operated by Cuba's state airline crashed shortly after takeoff with 110 people on board in Havana on Friday. - There were 110 people aboard the plane, according to Global Air: 104 passengers and six Mexican crew members. - Three survivors were pulled from the wreckage and are in critical condition in hospital, Cuban state newspaper Granma said. It said Global Air had the necessary permits to lease the plane, which had successfully undergone inspections in November 2017. - Dozens of ambulances and fire trucks rushed the site, where a police cordon was set up.
May 19, 2018 01:41 UTC
Chun, who is ranked 15th in the world, took advantage of the soft playing conditions to shoot a half dozen birdies. I could see the putting lines very well today, so I made a good score," Chun said. Chun said she spent the morning rain delay working on her health and fitness. "My game has felt really good all year, it's really just been a matter of cleaning a few things up." Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn shot a four-under 67 and was tied for fourth with Angel Yin (66) at nine-under, two shots adrift of Chun.
May 19, 2018 01:30 UTC
Leishman fired six birdies with one bogey on the par-71 Trinity Forest course south of downtown Dallas and will take a one-shot lead over US PGA Tour rookie Aaron Wise into the weekend. Leishman was delighted to deliver another solid round at Trinity Forest, the first-time host of the tournament held for 35 years in suburban Irving. Leishman teed off on 10 and kick-started his round with a 56-foot birdie putt at the par-three 12th. Coming in, he birdied four of five holes from the first through the fifth, and said he was enjoying the challenge of the links-style Trinity Forest course. Hopefully I can keep that up over the last two days," added the 34-year-old Aussie, who claimed the most recent of his three US tour titles at the 2017 BMW Championship.
May 19, 2018 00:56 UTC
Competing in a co-main event, Sam-A scored a fourth-round knockout victory over Wielzen to capture the inaugural ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight World Championship. Throughout five gruelling rounds, Lee dug deep to show the heart of a champion, doing just enough to earn the unanimous decision win. Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex of Thailand aced his maiden ONE Super Series assignment with flying colors, toppling Dutch-Congolese powerhouse Chris Ngimbi in their three-round kickboxing catchweight collision. In the end, Yodsanklai’s dominant performance was rewarded by the three judges at cageside with a unanimous decision victory. Folayang also landed various flush shots and stuffed numerous takedowns to earn the unanimous decision victory.
May 18, 2018 23:48 UTC
After seeing Buriram United cling to the top spot for almost three months, Thai League 1 looks set to welcome new leaders tonight. Bangkok United, trailing Buriram by only two points, take on bottom-placed Air Force Central and are the odds-on favourites for a victory in the away match. However, Bangkok United's predicted elevation to the top spot could prove to be a short-lived affair as Buriram are also tipped to beat Pattaya United tomorrow. Bangkok United assistant coach Watsapol Kaewpaluek has warned his men not to take their struggling rivals for granted. Pattaya United chairman Tanet Phanichewa said: "Buriram United always pose a stiff challenge but we will try to pick up a point from the game."
May 18, 2018 23:37 UTC
ROME - Novak Djokovic set up an Italian Open semi-final blockbuster against old rival Rafael Nadal after both former world number one players battled back in thrilling last-eight clashes on Friday. Djokovic, seeded 11th after his elbow injury problems, beat Japan's top player for the 12th time in succession. He started, he was flawless from both ends," said Djokovic who will face Nadal for the 51st time, holding a narrow 26-24 advantage. Marin Cilic beat Pablo Carreno Busta 6-3, 6-3 to reach the Rome semi-finals for the first time where he will face second seed Zverev. "It was nice to close things down in that way after a long match," three-time Rome champion Sharapova said.
May 18, 2018 23:26 UTC
Cuban state media reported that three people had been pulled alive from the mangled wreckage and were in critical condition in hospital. The 110 aboard included six Mexican crew, said Aerolineas Damojh, the Mexican-based company that leased the plane to the Cuban carrier. Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, who went to visit the scene, told AFP there was a large number of casualties. In July 1997, an Antonov-24 passenger plane crashed into the sea off Santiago de Cuba. In March 2002, a small Antonov-2 plane travelling from Cienfuegos to Cayo Coco crashed in the central province of Santa Clara.
May 18, 2018 22:52 UTC
Wall Street had a lackluster day, with little to spur investors onward amid a steady drumbeat of worrisome news on trade and geopolitical worries. The Dow finished flat while the broader S&P 500 and tech-heavy Nasdaq sagged, losing 0.3 percent and 0.4 percent respectively. The White House announced Friday that trade talks with a visiting Chinese delegation had gone well but there was "no deal yet." Elsewhere in Europe, the main stock markets took a pause after record runs. Top European stock markets had been propelled to heights Thursday by weakness in the pound and euro, which boosted share prices of exporters.
May 18, 2018 22:30 UTC
Emergency crews gather in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School where people were killed on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (AFP photo)SANTA FE (UNITED STATES) - Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who police say shot 10 people dead Friday at his Texas high school, recently posted a picture of a black t-shirt on his Facebook page that read: "BORN TO KILL." He entered the school carrying a shotgun and revolver under a long coat and he opened fire on fellow students. In a state where high school football is king, "Dimitri" played as a defensive lineman for the last two years on the school's freshman and junior varsity teams. But a tentative roster posted online for the coming year, which would be his final one in high school, did not have his name.
May 18, 2018 21:45 UTC