• 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.

  • United's financial muscle may prove too much for Ajax

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Manchester United and Ajax will both have a chance to burnish their proud European traditions and finish the season on a high note as they meet in the final of the Europa League in Stockholm on Wednesday. The game pits the financial might and strong defence of a United team that has conceded just seven goals in the competition against a youthful Ajax team that is capable of offensive fireworks, but has struggled away from home. "Many in Holland said it was not possible for a Dutch team to play in the final because the financial difference in Europe between the big clubs and the Dutch clubs is so big now, but we managed it," Ajax manager Peter Bosz told a media conference over the weekend.

  • Noble shares tumble after S&P ratings downgrade

    Shares in Noble Group Ltd tumbled 22 percent on Tuesday after S&P its lowered long-term corporate credit rating on the Singapore-listed commodity trader, citing continuing weak cash flows and profitability. Noble has suffered fresh setbacks this month, reporting a quarterly loss that pummelled its stocks and bonds. Citing sources, Reuters reported on Monday that China's state-owned Sinochem is no longer pursuing an investment in Noble due to concerns over its finances and business outlook.

  • Ariana Grande, an anodyne teen favorite hit by tragedy

    Pop star Ariana Grande, whose concert was struck by one of Britain's deadliest attacks in years, is a favorite of pre-teens rarely known for causing a stir. The 23-year-old former child star called her last album "Dangerous Woman" but her controversies have been markedly low-key, with the "danger" in her lyrics more about love than anything more sinister. Grande wrote on Twitter that she felt "broken" after the attack Monday evening at the Manchester Arena, which killed at least 19 people and injured 50 others moments after she left stage.

  • S. Korea tourist numbers hammered by China boycott

    Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul's deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed. Beijing imposed a boycott from March 15 on Chinese tour groups visiting the South in a spat over the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Washington and Seoul say it is purely to defend against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, but Beijing fears it could undermine its own nuclear deterrent and has reacted with fury, imposing a series of measures seen as economic retaliation.

  • 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.