• Man Utd cancel Europa League press conference after Manchester attack

    Manchester United cancelled their pre-match press conference in Stockholm on Tuesday ahead of the Europa League final after a bomb attack in Manchester killed 22 people, including children. "Due to the tragic events in Manchester last night and the effect that this has had on everyone here at our club and within our city, we have decided to cancel this evening's pre-match press conference in Stockholm," United said in a statement, on the eve of the final.

  • Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'

    The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.

  • S. Korea fires warning shots at object flown from N. Korea

    South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at a flying object that entered the country's airspace from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone, Seoul's military said. One official told AFP it appeared to be a drone. The official gave no details, but previous drones flown across the border have been similar in size to hobby craft.

  • Katy Perry: 'Taylor Swift started our feud... she needs to finish it'

    Katy also claimed she has "tried to talk to Taylor about it" to settle their difference, but had no joy on that front either.

  • French defender Clichy to leave Man City

    (Reuters) - Defender Gael Clichy is set to leave Manchester City when his contract expires next month after six years at the Premier League club, the 31-year-old Frenchman said at an event on Tuesday. Clichy, who joined City from Arsenal in 2011, made 39 appearances for the Manchester side this season as they secured a third-placed league finish.

  • Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers

    By Venus Wu and Sijia Jiang HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of a clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] operations in the Asian financial city. The arrests marked the latest upset for the San Francisco-based technology company, which in March said it would help five convicted Uber drivers to appeal their court case in Hong Kong. "We would like to say to the operator of the mobile phone application, as a responsible organization, you need to ensure cars for hire are equipped with a permit as required by Hong Kong laws.

  • Crew couldn't stomach 'The Mummy' stunt, says star Cruise

    Hollywood star Tom Cruise revealed on Tuesday that a nauseous film crew was "vomiting in between takes" while shooting a mid-air zero-gravity crash stunt during the production of his latest blockbuster "The Mummy". "That is why it looks the way it does -- it is real." The superstar was in Australia to promote the new film, alongside co-stars Russell Crowe, Annabelle Wallis and Sofia Boutella, under the direction of Alex Kurtzman. The film is an "entry point" into Universal Pictures' new franchise known as Dark Universe, based on a genre of classic monster films, with Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem slated for future releases.