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June 14, 2018 10:21 AM Ghana great to help run football after bribery scandal

ACCRA: Former Ghana captain Abedi Pele has been appointed to help run football in the country in the wake of a corruption scandal that saw the government dissolve the sport's governing body. Pele, a three-time African footballer of the year who played most of his club football in Europe, was named in a five-member interim committee to manage the sport 9

June 13, 2018 4:47 AM Guess co-founder quits after sex assault probe

NEW YORK: Paul Marciano, co-founder of the Guess fashion brand, resigned Tuesday in the wake of an investigation into sexual assault claims. Marciano "exercised poor judgment in his communications with models and photographers and in placing himself in situations in which plausible allegations of improper conduct could, and did, arise," Guess said in a Securities 9

June 12, 2018 11:54 PM 'Wake up Punchy!': Trump jabs back at De Niro

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump hit back at Robert De Niro on Tuesday after the Oscar-winning actor used an expletive to condemn him at the Tony Awards. "Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies," Trump tweeted. "I watched him last night and truly believe he may be 'punch-drunk 7

June 12, 2018 10:04 AM Avicii laid to rest in private funeral

STOCKHOLM: Swedish superstar DJ Avicii has been buried in a private ceremony with just his family and close friends present, his agent said Tuesday. The musician, whose real name was Tim Bergling, "was buried Friday at the Skogskyrkogarden cemetery in Stockholm", Ebba Lindqvist told AFP. Avicii was found dead on April 20 in Muscat, the capital of the Gulf sultanate 6

June 11, 2018 12:25 PM Foreign selling on Bursa below RM1b last week

PETALING JAYA: The net amount offloaded by foreign investors last week went below the RM1 billion level to RM903.1 million net against RM1.27 billion in the prior week. “International investors continued to reduce their exposure in stocks listed on Bursa for the sixth consecutive week but at a tapered pace,” MIDF Research said in its weekly fund flow report 7

May 29, 2018 1:06 PM Germany coaching staff rallies behind hapless Karius

BERLIN: Germany's coaching staff sent a message of support to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after his costly errors in the Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, goalkeeping coach Andreas Koepke said Tuesday. "We have tried to help him pick himself him up and we wrote to him telling him to keep his head up," said Koepke, the former Germany 7

May 10, 2018 8:57 AM Defeat a lesson to leaders says Johor leader

JOHOR BARU: The defeat of Barisan Nasional in the 14th general election is a lesson and wake up call to party leaders. Having said so, Johor Umno Information chief Datuk Samsolbari Jamali opined that the people were more inclined to choose representatives based on national rather than state issues, "despite all that BN had done for Johor". The Umno Ayer Hitam 14

April 18, 2018 1:58 PM Turkish main opposition calls for end of emergency rule after early election announcement

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has purged military and the civil service in a sweep after the coup. — Reuters picANKARA, April 18 — Turkey's main opposition party today called for an immediate end to a state of emergency imposed in the wake of a 2016 coup attempt, after President Tayyip Erdogan declared presidential and parliamentary elections would 10

April 17, 2018 2:51 AM (Video) Boss, wake up, we have reached... Boss? Boss!!

A VIDEO footage of a taxi passenger who could not wake up from his sleep on reaching his destination has gone viral on social media. The taxi driver couldn't wake his passenger up despite shouting and shaking him. In the end, he called the police to awake the passenger. The post on Facebook drew many funny comments. Some commenters with medical knowledge 77

April 7, 2018 6:36 AM American Airlines orders 47 Boeing 787s, cancels A350 order

SAN FRANCISCO: American Airlines has ordered 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at US$12 billion at list prices while cancelling a major order for Airbus A350s. The order comprises 22 787-8s scheduled to begin arriving in 2020 and 25 787-9s scheduled to begin arriving in 2023. They will gradually replace Boeing 767s and 777s along with European 66