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Diana Ross asks Michael Jackson accusers to 'stop in the name of love'

7 hours 28 min ago
The 74-year-old diva was close personal friends with the late singer.

Teacher from remote Kenya village is world's best, wins US$1 million

7 hours 30 min ago
DUBAI: A Mathematics and Physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the US$1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers said. Peter Tabichi, who organisers say gives away 80 per cent of his monthly income to the poor, received the prize at a ...

Pochettino hails 'dream come true' as Spurs' new stadium stages first match

8 hours 20 min ago
LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino said everyone connected with Tottenham Hotspur "needed to cry" after the club's new stadium finally staged its first football match. The 62,000-seat arena in north London, which sits on the very site of the club's old home of White Hart Lane, has been beset by delays ...

Princes Charles becomes first British royal to visit Cuba

8 hours 31 min ago
HAVANA: Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed in Havana on Sunday (Mar 24) for the first official trip by the British royal family to Communist-run Cuba even as Britain's top ally the United States seeks to isolate the island nation. Shortly after arriving on a Royal Air Force plane, the heir ...

Luke Perry’s daughter misses her late father, thanks fans for support

8 hours 38 min ago
The 18-year-old lost her father, former 90210 actor Luke Perry, on Mar 4.

Juventus Women draw record crowd in Allianz stadium debut

8 hours 38 min ago
MILAN: Juventus Women attracted a crowd of 39,000, a record for a women's soccer match in Italy, when they played at the Turin club's Allianz stadium for the first time on Sunday. The crowd, nearly three times the previous record of 14,000 set in 2008, saw leaders Juventus beat second-placed ...

Millions malnourished in Pakistan despite abundance of food

8 hours 39 min ago
KARACHI: A frantic mother cradling her seven-month-old baby rushes towards the special paediatric ward in a desolate Pakistan town, his eyes are blank and he is smaller than most newborns. He is starving in a country that has no shortage of food, but which has one of the highest infant mortality ...

Disease fears mount for Africa cyclone survivors

8 hours 42 min ago
BEIRA, Mozambique: Disease is threatening to aggravate the already dire conditions facing millions of survivors following the powerful tropical cyclone which ravaged southern Africa 10 days ago, officials warned on Sunday (Mar 24). Cyclone Idai smashed into Mozambique's coast unleashing hurricane ...

Apple's rivals in streaming video

8 hours 48 min ago
WASHINGTON: Apple is expected to take on streaming rivals like Netflix and Amazon as Hollywood giants Disney and WarnerMedia also move into the space. Here is a rundown of the key players in the market. NETFLIX Netflix is the undisputed leader in streaming television with some 140 million paying ...

Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: Sources

8 hours 48 min ago
NEW YORK: A fix to the anti-stall system suspected in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday (Mar 23), as the company tries to avoid a lengthy grounding of its planes. Boeing was due to present the patch to officials and ...

Last hurdle for EU copyright reform in European Parliament

8 hours 48 min ago
STRASBOURG, France: The European Parliament will vote Tuesday (Mar 26) on controversial copyright reforms championed by news publishers and the music business but criticised by big tech and internet freedom activists. The run-up to the vote has seen furious lobbying and protests by both supporters ...

Mel B claims she slept with fellow Spice Girl Geri Halliwell

8 hours 48 min ago
The 43-year-old dropped the announcement in an interview with Piers Morgan.

Boeing invites pilots, regulators to brief about plan to support 737 MAX's return

9 hours 3 min ago
Boeing Co said it invited airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators for an informational session in Renton, Washington on Wednesday, as part of an effort to share details about the plan to support the return of the 737 MAX to commercial service.

Oxygen masks activated on Scoot flight during landing in Taipei

9 hours 6 min ago
SINGAPORE: A Scoot flight from Singapore had its oxygen masks activated as it landed at Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport on Sunday (Mar 24). There were no injuries to any of the 178 passengers on board the flight, but the airline said that a passenger reported that her baby had vomited ...

Yen strengthens, shares skid on US recession fears

9 hours 7 min ago
The Japanese yen hovered near a six-week high on Monday while Asian shares are expected to start lower as risk assets fell out of favor on growing worries about an impending U.S. recession, sending global bond yields plunging.

Ethiopian Airlines questions Boeing's 'aggressive' software

9 hours 11 min ago
ADDIS ABABA: An Ethiopian Airlines executive questioned whether Boeing had told pilots enough about "aggressive" software that pushes a plane's nose down, a focus of investigation into a deadly crash in Ethiopia this month. Comments by the CEO and vice president of the airline this weekend will ...

Golf: Casey defends Valspar Championship with one-shot victory

9 hours 11 min ago
MIAMI: Paul Casey became the first player to successfully defend his Valspar Championship title when he secured a hard-fought one-stroke win over Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak in Florida on Sunday (Mar 24). Overnight leader Casey eked out a one-over-par 72 in the final round, which was good ...

Telecom equipment provider Avaya considers leveraged buyout: Sources

9 hours 13 min ago
NEW YORK: Telecommunications equipment and software vendor Avaya Holdings is considering a leveraged buyout offer from a private equity firm that values it at more than US$5 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday (Mar 24). The acquisition offer comes 15 months ...

Serbia marks 20 years since NATO bombing campaign

9 hours 15 min ago
BELGRADE: Serbia on Sunday (Mar 24) marked 20 years since the NATO air strikes that forced Belgrade to withdraw its troops from Kosovo, ending a conflict that claimed more than 13,000 lives. After the operation to get president Slobodan Milosevic to stop his deadly crackdown on Kosovo separatists ...

Sri Lanka opens work on US$3.85 billion refinery near strategic port

9 hours 15 min ago
Sri Lanka began construction Sunday of a nearly US$4 billion oil refinery it hopes will revive foreign interest in its shipping facilities after Beijing's takeover of a nearby port spooked international investors.