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January 19, 2018 3:46 PM Australian in serious condition after Copacabana accident (VIDEO)

Paramedics help the injured after a vehicle ran over some people at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro January 18, 2018. — Reuters picRIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 19 — An Australian man, one of 17 people injured when a car crashed into a crowd at Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach, was in a serious condition today, health officials said. A nine-month-old baby girl was killed 3

January 19, 2018 11:56 AM Brazil great Pele collapses with exhaustion

Pele has been taken to hospital for kidney and prostrate problems in recent years and also underwent hip surgery. — Reuters picSAO PAULO, Jan 19 — Brazilian football great Pele has collapsed with exhaustion and been forced to cancel a long-planned trip to London this weekend, the Football Writers Association (FWA) said today. The FWA was due to host a dinner 5

January 15, 2018 9:43 AM MoU signed to ensure Malaysia as a leading producer of guarana flour

GEORGE TOWN: Malaysia hopes to be the first producer of guarana flour in the world, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the National Institute of Biotechnology Malaysia (NIBM) with the local specialist, Ritz Biotechnology Development Sdn Bhd. According to Ritz Biotechnology Sdn Bhd Managing Director Datuk Ibrahim Yahaya 10

January 12, 2018 2:32 PM Ronaldo: Neymar’s PSG move a backwards step

Ronaldo said that he would like to see Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus installed up front for Brazil. — Reuters picRIO DE JANEIRO, January 12 — Neymar’s world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona was a step backwards in his career, according to ex-Brazil star Ronaldo. “He’s at PSG now, but sports-wise, this decision he’s taken is a step backwards 9

January 9, 2018 2:42 PM David Byrne announces new album ‘American Utopia’

This file photo taken on March 23, 2015 shows David Byrne performing onstage during The Music Of David Byrne & Talking Heads at Carnegie Hall in New York City. — AFP picLOS ANGELES, Jan 9 — Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has revealed he has a new solo album due out March 9 and released its first single, the funky party track Everybody’s Coming 8

January 8, 2018 11:23 PM Nottingham Forest appoint Spaniard Karanka as new boss

Spanish coach Aitor Karanka is Nottingham Forest’s new manager. — Reuters picMANCHESTER, Jan 9 ― Nottingham Forest, who upset Arsenal in the FA Cup third round, have appointed Spanish coach Aitor Karanka as their new manager. Championship club Forest beat Arsenal 4-2 on Sunday with caretaker manager Gary Brazil in charge following the departure of Mark Warburton 7

January 6, 2018 2:01 AM ‘Burnout Paradise’ to let rip on modern consoles

First released in January 2008 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, then the following year for Windows PCs, ‘Burnout Paradise’ is making a comeback. ― AFP picSAN FRANCISCO, Jan 6 ― Fans of a ten-year-old classic rejoice ― along with those that appreciate a bout of virtual vehicular tomfoolery ― as Burnout Paradise appears well positioned for a March 2018 relaunch 19

January 4, 2018 3:49 PM Kafa signs two more import players

KOTA BARU, Jan 4 — The Kelantan Football Association (Kafa) has signed two more import players to bolster Kelantan’s chances in the league this season. Ferdinand Sinaga of Indonesia was signed under the Asean import quota and Bruno Lopes of Brazil under the international quota. The addition of the two strikers has completed Kelantan’s quota of import 5

January 2, 2018 1:59 AM At least nine dead in Brazil prison riot: Report

SAO PAULO: At least nine people were killed and 14 others wounded Monday in a prison riot in the central Brazilian state of Goias that ended in a blaze – and the escape of more than 100 inmates, local media reported. Authorities said that a group of prisoners invaded a wing of the facility populated by members of a rival gang shortly after midday, sparking 9

January 1, 2018 11:35 PM Nine dead in latest outbreak of Brazilian prison violence

SAO PAULO: Nine inmates were killed, 14 were injured, and dozens escaped in a prison riot on Monday, national news media reported, in the latest example of Brazil's continuing difficulties maintaining control over its notoriously violent penal system. According to newspaper O Estado de São Paulo, 106 prisoners escaped the prison in the city of Goiânia 7