• Formula One: Kimi on pole as Ferrari secure Monaco front row

    Kimi Raikkonen secured his first pole for nine years and Ferrari a first front row lockout at the Monaco Grand Prix since 2008 after qualifying for Formula One's glamour race on Saturday. The Italian team's domination that left Lewis Hamilton struggling to take 14th for Mercedes sparked celebration from the tifosi perched on terraces below the Monegasque palace. As softly-spoken Raikkonen savoured his first pole since the 2008 French Grand Prix, just weeks after he had been second behind Felipe Massa on the Monte Carlo grid, Hamilton knew he faced a daunting challenge in Sunday's classic 78-laps race around the Mediterranean street circuit.

  • Philippines turns to heavy firepower as hunt for rebel leader narrows

    By Tom Allard MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in an attempt to end a siege in the southern city of Marawi that has raged for five days. The use for the first time of the heavy firepower came amid growing confidence that the location of the man believed to be the leader of the Islamic State-inspired fighters, Isnilon Hapilon, has been pinpointed in the city. "We are trying to use our maximum force," said Major General Carlito Galvez, who heads the military command in the Western Mindanao region.

  • Trump faces new controversies as trip winds down

    TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) - President Donald Trump faced new controversies over his team's possible ties to Russia as he closed out his first trip abroad Saturday, a grueling five-stop sprint that ended with the promise of an imminent decision on the much-discussed Paris climate accord.

  • MMA mom slaps her son in the cage after humiliating loss

    MMA fighter Viktor Kichigin was on the end of a brutal defeat on Thursday and suffered further humiliation after his mother entered the cage.

  • Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia

    Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district. Located on the affluent Orchard Road, the new shop -- easily distinguished by its iconic glass facade -- is expected to be one of the most popular Apple stores in the world according to the US tech giant. First in the queue was Xiang Jiaxin, a twenty-five-year-old Chinese national working in Macau who had queued for more than 12 hours overnight and planned a holiday to Singapore specially to coincide with the opening.

  • Anonymous Muslim opens arms to grieving Mancunians

    "I'm Muslim and I trust you. Do you trust me enough for a hug?" asks a blindfolded man, arms out wide, to mourners at the focal point of tributes to victims of the Manchester bombing.

  • Off-lease used cars are flooding market, pushing prices down

    In 2014, Infiniti leased more than 28,000 Q50 luxury sedans for as little as $329 per month in a growing U.S. market. The leases accounted for more than three-quarters of Q50 sales. Now they're coming ...