• Ajax out to relive Van Gaal era in Europa League final

    By Zoran Milosavljevic STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The shadow of Louis Van Gaal will loom over Manchester United and Ajax when the two teams coached by the Dutchman meet in the Europa League final on Wednesday. Van Gaal left contrasting legacies at the two clubs.

  • I Drank a Nearly 4 Litres of Water a Day For 3 Weeks (and Why I'll Never Do It Again)

    I'm not sure where I heard about this "drinking a gallon of water a day" thing, but I thought, hey, I'll give it a try and see what happens. I'd heard it creates radiant skin, but I wanted to see if it would help curb my appetite and help with weight loss.

  • Lewd Trump tape brought TV host's daughter to tears

    The infamous 2005 videotape in which Donald Trump boasts to celebrity interviewer Billy Bush about groping women brought the TV show host's daughter to tears, Bush told ABC on Monday. Bush -- who at the time was with the NBC show "Access Hollywood" -- is seen on the video bantering with Trump, then the billionaire host of the hit reality show "The Apprentice," when the conversation turns to women. "I don't even wait," Trump tells a laughing Bush.

  • NTU professor gets 18 months' mandatory treatment order for shoplifting

    A Nanyang Technological University (NTU) professor convicted of shoplifting was ordered to undergo a Mandatory Treatment Order (MTO) for 18 months on Monday (22 May). Er Meng Joo, 55, a professor at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, pleaded guilty to stealing items such as toiletries, air fresheners and pineapple tarts on seven occasions in January last year. The items he stole were worth $453.35 in total. He was convicted on two counts of shoplifting items worth $225.15 on 20 April this year. Five other shoplifting charges taken into consideration. ...

  • China sidesteps Duterte claim of war threat over sea row

    China on Monday sidestepped claims by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that it had threatened to go to war over the disputed South China Sea. Duterte, who met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing last week, said Friday the leaders had raised conflict as an option to resolving their competing claims to the waters.

  • Cathay Pacific sacks 600 staff in major shakeup

    Hong Kong's flagship airline Cathay Pacific said Monday it would cut 600 staff including a quarter of its management, as part of its biggest shakeup in two decades to repair its bottom line. In March the company posted its first annual net loss in eight years, citing intense competition as lower cost airlines, particularly from mainland China, eat into its market share. It pledged at the time to slash costs by 30 percent after its $74 million net loss in 2016 reversed a $773 million profit in the previous year.

  • Scarlett Johansson gets cosy with comedian at party - report

    The Ghost in the Shell actress attended the after-party following the season finale of Saturday Night Live (SNL), where she is said to have gotten up close and personal with Colin Jost.