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December 13, 2017 1:40 PM Dutch police ground drone-fighting eagles

THE HAGUE: Dutch police have clipped the wings of their airborne drone-fighting force of eagles, and fired their winged warriors deeming them too expensive and too unruly to be effective. After a series of tests in 2015, the police last year announced they were putting into operation a flock of the birds of prey to take down drones believed to be posing 9

December 13, 2017 10:16 AM Chong Wei off to a flyer at World Super Series finals

Chong Wei took 40 minutes to win in straight sets, 21-14, 21,13. — AFP picKUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — World number two player, Datuk Lee Chong Wei made a flying start by beating Angus Ng Ka Long of Hong Kong in the World Super Series Finals in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), today. Age does not seem to slow down the 35-year-old who took only 40 minutes 7

December 11, 2017 3:56 PM China fails to block UN meeting on North Korea human rights

UNITED NATIONS, United States: China on Monday failed to block a UN Security Council meeting on the human rights crisis in North Korea as Pyongyang already faces international condemnation over its missile and nuclear tests. Chinese Deputy Ambassador Wu Haitao said the council's discussion of rights abuses in North Korea was "counterproductive" at a time when tensions 9

December 9, 2017 12:57 AM Gal Gadot is IMDb’s top star of 2017

Cast member Gal Gadot poses at the premiere of ‘Wonder Woman’ in Los Angeles, California May 25, 2017. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Dec 9 ― The Wonder Woman star tops the list of 2017's most popular actors on the Internet Movie Database, or IMDb, ahead of Tom Hardy and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. After coming sixth in the 2016 ranking, Israeli star Gal Gadot 11

December 7, 2017 4:42 AM 'Twilight Zone' series gets third reboot by top US comic

US television channel CBS announced Wednesday it will resurrect the science-fiction series, in a bid to boost its subscription-based streaming platform CBS All Access. Comedian-turned-director Jordan Peele — known for directing mystery thriller "Get Out", which is heading into awards season — will helm the reboot. First broadcast in 1959, "The Twilight 6

December 6, 2017 9:34 AM Hong Kong’s premium office space ranked world’s most expensive

Supply shortages and high demand from mainland Chinese firms help fuel Hong Kong’s premium office rents. — Reuters picHONG KONG, Dec 6 — Hong Kong’s premium office space has topped the charts as the world’s most expensive for the second consecutive year, outpacing prices in No. 2 Midtown New York by 66 per cent, according to property consultancy JLL. Offices 7

December 4, 2017 11:43 PM Discovery raises stake in Oprah Winfrey Network

Oprah Winfrey in Beverly Hills, California on February 22, 2015. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Dec 5 — Discovery Communications Inc said yesterday it had raised its stake in its joint venture with TV mogul Oprah Winfrey to more than 70 per cent. Discovery paid US$70 million (RM284.77 million) to acquire an additional 24.5 per cent stake in the Oprah Winfrey 8

December 2, 2017 11:10 PM England's Stokes dismissed for two in Canterbury debut

WELLINGTON: Banned England all-rounder Ben Stokes's return to cricket for New Zealand domestic side Canterbury lasted just seven balls on Sunday. The 26-year-old Stokes was omitted from the England touring party to Australia for the Ashes and remains suspended pending the outcome of a police investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub 4

December 1, 2017 11:58 PM Get ready for more adventures as Netflix renews ‘Stranger Things’ for third season

Cast member Winona Ryder poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series ‘Stranger Things’ in Los Angeles October 27, 2017. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Dec 2 ― Stranger Things fans, rejoice: more adventures in the Upside Down are on the way. Netflix said yesterday it had renewed its hit 1980s-set nostalgic supernatural drama, which has won critical 10

December 1, 2017 3:31 PM Bale ruled out of Real trip to Bilbao, Ramos returns with mask

Gareth Bale picked up yet another injury on his return to action on Tuesday after 63 days out. — Reuters picBARCELONA, Dec 1 ― Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of tomorrow's La Liga game at Athletic Bilbao, coach Zinedine Zidane said today, after the Wales international picked up yet another injury on his return to action on Tuesday 7