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December 6, 2017 3:21 AM Pixar’s ‘Coco’ is favourite for 2018 Annie Awards, the Oscars of animation

‘Coco’ is themed around the Día de Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations, as its main character Miguel chases his dream of becoming a famous musician. — Screen capture via YouTube/Disney PixarLOS ANGELES, Dec 6 — Pixar’s latest animated picture leads the nominations for the 45th Annie Awards for accomplishments in animation. With 13 nominations 51

December 3, 2017 11:38 PM Alpine Skiing: Weirather wins Lake Louise super-G as Vonn fails to finish

LAKE LOUISE, Canada: Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather won the women's World Cup super-G at Lake Louise on Sunday (Dec 3) as US speed queen Lindsey Vonn failed to finish. Weirather, winner of the World Cup super-G crown last season, bagged her eighth World Cup victory with a time of 1min 18.52sec. She finished 11 hundredths of a second in front of Switzerland's 10

November 25, 2017 11:32 PM Messi signs new contract with Barca until 2021

Messi is Barca’s all-time top scorer with 523 goals in all competitions. ― Reuters picBARCELONA, Nov 26 ― Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with Barcelona until 2021, the Liga leaders confirmed, ending speculation that the five-times world player of the year could leave the club where he has spent his entire career for free next June. “FC Barcelona 13

November 25, 2017 2:24 PM Emma Thompson leads protest over UK woman jailed in Iran

Actor Emma Thompson and Richard Ratcliffe lead demonstrators before a march in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother who is in jail in Iran, in London, Britain, November 25, 2017. — Reuters picLONDON, Nov 25 — Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson led a small protest today demanding the British government do more to help a woman 20

November 23, 2017 11:48 PM Pope prays for peace in South Sudan and DR Congo

Pope Francis leads a special mass for peace in South Sudan and Republic of Congo in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 23, 2017. — Reuters picVATICAN CITY, Nov 24 — Pope Francis led a special prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday, saying the mass murder of women and children is where “war shows its most horrid 18

November 21, 2017 11:06 PM Gay romance ‘Call Me By Your Name’ leads indie Spirit nominations

Cast member Timothee Chalamet attends the premiere of 'Call Me By Your Name' during AFI Fest 2017 in Los Angeles November 10, 2017. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Nov 22 — Call Me By Your Name, a coming-of-age drama of two young men falling in love, led the Independent Spirit Awards nominations yesterday. The film landed six nominations including best male lead for Timothee 39

November 20, 2017 2:43 AM KKR’s Emerald Media leads US$65m funding in Bangkok startup

aCommerce helps about 260 companies such as Samsung Electronics Co and Unilever NV with digital marketing, inventory and delivery for online sales in the region. — AFP picSINGAPORE, Nov 20 — KKR & Co-backed Emerald Media led a US$65 million (RM270.4 million) funding round in aCommerce, a Bangkok-based startup that helps brands including Samsung, Unilever 22

November 18, 2017 11:35 PM Cook leads by three as he chases first PGA victory

REUTERS: Rookie Austin Cook edged closer to his maiden PGA Tour title after firing a third-round four-under-par 66 for a three-stroke lead at the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, on Saturday. The 26-year-old collected his first bogey of the week but picked up five birdies at the Seaside course to reach 18-under 194, with former winner Chris Kirk (64) his closest 14

November 17, 2017 4:25 PM Osmond leads after short programme at France grand prix

GRENOBLE, France: Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond on Friday took the lead at the second to last qualifying event for the grand prix final next month with a crowd-pleasing but flawed short programme. Skating to Edith Piaf's "Sous le ciel de Paris" and "Milord" at the Internationaux de France in Grenoble, Osmond had the crowd clapping along despite landing awkwardly 22

November 16, 2017 12:10 PM European tourism on the up after healthy summer growth

Iceland saw a 30 per cent growth in tourist arrivals in the first eight months of 2017. ― AFP picPARIS, Nov 16 — International tourist arrivals to Europe grew 8 per cent in the first eight months of the year compared to the same period in 2016, according to a report from the European Travel Commission. Healthy growth is good news for Europe’s tourism 46