• Kyrie Irving reportedly not talking to anyone from Cavaliers organization

    The latest development in the Kyrie Irving saga is that he's been unresponsive to the Cavs' attempts to get in touch with him.

  • Pakistani council orders 'revenge rape' of 16-year-old girl

    By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother's alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order. "A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody," Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus told Reuters by telephone on Thursday.

  • Hypothetically speaking, U.S. Admiral says ready for nuclear strike on China if Trump so ordered

    The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, addressing a security conference in Australia, said in answer to a question on Thursday that he would be prepared to launch a nuclear strike on China if President Donald Trump so ordered. Admiral Scott Swift was speaking at the Australian National University in Canberra when he was asked whether he would be prepared to launch a nuclear attack on China if ordered to do so by Trump. "Any time you have a military that is moving away from a focus, and an allegiance, to civilian control, then we really have significant problems." Swift's answer reaffirmed the principle of civilian control over the military and was based on an "outrageous hypothetical" in the question, Pacific Fleet spokesman Captain Charlie Brown told Reuters.

  • Noble shares plunge after $1.8 bn loss warning

    Shares in troubled commodities trader Noble Group plunged at much as 49 percent Thursday after it warned of a quarterly loss of up to $1.8 billion and announced further asset sales as the firm struggles for survival. It also announced Wednesday the sale of its US gas and power unit to rival Mercuria Energy America and its plans to exit from its oil liquids business. Investors punished the stock Thursday, sending Noble shares tumbling by as much as 49 percent to 29.5 Singapore cents.

  • Tan Cheng Bock: No objection to Chief Justice hearing appeal case on reserved presidential election

    Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock said on Thursday (27 July) that he has no objection to Chief Justice (CJ) Sundaresh Menon being part of a panel of five judges who will hear his appeal case on this year’s reserved Presidential Election (PE).

  • Saudi Arabia should clarify status of ex-crown prince: HRW

    LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia must clarify whether they have imposed movement restrictions on former crown prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, saying the kingdom should end all arbitrary travel bans and detentions of Saudi citizens. Saudi officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the HRW statement. Reuters reported last week that the former crown prince has been under house arrest since his overthrow in favour of the king's favourite son, Mohammed bin Salman, in June. Saudi authorities have denied the story. ...

  • Conte questions Tottenham's ambition

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has questioned the ambition of Premier League title rivals Tottenham Hotspur after a summer of inactivity in the transfer market for the north London club. Tottenham were champions Chelsea's closest pursuers last season, finishing seven points behind, but have failed to strengthen with chairman Daniel Levy saying the transfer spending in the Premier League is "unsustainable". Tottenham's only transfer activity has selling England right back Kyle Walker to Manchester City for a reported 45 million pounds.