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Singapore's Joseph Schooling (left) and the US' Michael Phelps take part in the 100m butterfly heats.
Singapore's Joseph Schooling (left) and the US' Michael Phelps take part in the 100m butterfly heats.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Olympics: Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen both qualify for Friday's 100m butterfly semis

National swimmers Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen have made history for Singapore after finishing in the top 16 of the men's 100m butterfly heats.

This is the first time that the Republic has two swimmers qualifying for the same semi-finals of an Olympic event.

Schooling clocked 51.41 sec, edging past American great Michael Phelps in his heat and Quah clocked 52.08 at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Rio.


Bombs in Thai resort kill one, injure nine, including foreigners - police

Two bombs exploded in the Thai seaside resort of Hua Hin, killing one woman and injuring 10 people, Thai police said.

The explosions happened ahead of a public holiday on Friday to mark the birthday of Queen Sirikit. Hua Hin is a popular upscale Thai resort south of Bangkok and many people will have gone there for the holiday weekend.

The second bomb exploded near a bar at about 10.20pm, killing a Thai woman and injuring eight foreigners and one other Thai person,


Man in Ontario raid made 'martyrdom video', planned attack - Canadian police

The man killed during a Canadian police raid at his home in Ontario was a supporter of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who was in the final stages of attacking a major urban centre with a homemade bomb, police said.

Police raided the home of Aaron Driver in the small town of Strathroy after receiving credible information, including a“martyrdom video,” from US authorities that he planned what could have been a “dreadful” attack, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

Driver died after he detonated an explosive device in the backseat of a taxi as police closed in, the RCMP said at a news conference in Ottawa.


Hillary Clinton vows to 'stand up to China,' oppose Pacific trade pact

Hillary Clinton said she would defend US interests against China and reject the proposed Pacific trade agreement, as she struck a tough tone on global economic issues.

Clinton was speaking to a crowd in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, just three days after presidential rival Donald Trump laid out his own economic plan, and she sought to highlight their fundamental differences.

Clinton said protecting US interests did not require that Americans "cut ourselves off from the world," but she stressed that she would oppose trade pacts that weaken America's standing.


Keyless systems of many Volkswagen Group cars can be hacked, say researchers

Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years, and some current models, are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, say European researchers.

Computer security experts at the University of Birmingham have published a paper outlining how they were able to clone Volkswagen remote keyless entry controls by eavesdropping nearby when drivers press their key fobs to open or lock up their cars.

Vehicles vulnerable to this attack include most Audi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda models sold since 1995 and many of the approximately 100 million Volkswagen Group vehicles on the road since then, the researchers said.