• Nissan's Ghosn to be ousted over financial misconduct allegations

    Nissan Motor Co Ltd said it was ousting Chairman Carlos Ghosn for alleged financial misconduct and Japanese media reported he been arrested, a shocking fate for a leader hailed for rescuing the company from close to bankruptcy. Ghosn is also chairman and chief executive of Nissan's French partner Renault and one of the best known figures in the global car industry, and his departure would raise question about the future of the alliance. Nissan said it launched an months-long investigation after a whistleblower tipped it off to wrongdoing by Ghosn and Representative Director Greg Kelly.

  • Oscar Isaac says filming 'X-Men: Apocalypse' was 'excruciating'

    Oscar Isaac didn't quite appreciate the level of discomfort being an X-Men villain was going to bring.

  • Scientists solve mystery of how wombats produce cubed poo

    Now researchers believe they have solved one of the animal kingdom’s smelliest mysteries: how wombats produce cuboid poo. Wombats’ distinctive defecation has an important function, allowing the animals to pile their faeces high to mark their territory and communicate through scent. Now, a team of US mechanical engineers and Australian biologists believe they have flushed away any doubt.

  • Wee asks Zahid to consider BN multi-racial spirit before Umno-PAS merger

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19 - MCA president Datuk Seri Wee Ka Seong has advised his Umno counterpart Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to respect the multi-racial views of the party’s Barisan Nasional (BN)...

  • Cancer-killing virus could deliver instructions that unmask tumours and prevent disease returning, study finds

    Scientists using viruses to combat cancer have found a way to prevent the disease from returning by targetting the healthy cells tumours enslave to use as camouflage and life support. University of Oxford researchers say this is the first time they have been able to target the fibroblasts cells which have been “tricked” into supporting the tumours without causing toxic reactions in healthy tissue. This two-pronged attack could allow doctors to directly target tumours and unmask the cancer cells, which “kick starts” the immune system causing it to attack the deadly invader.

  • Two years after Philippines' pivot, Duterte still waiting on China dividend

    Two years after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced a divorce with old ally the United States in return for bumper business ties with China, he doesn't have much to show for it. Duterte left Beijing in 2016 with $24 billion of Chinese loans and investment pledges for his ambitious infrastructure overhaul, a few weeks after saying the Philippines was being treated like a dog by Washington and would be better off with China. When Xi Jinping visits the Philippines this week, Duterte will need the Chinese president to put his money where his mouth is and help Duterte justify his geopolitical concessions to a historic rival, according to Richard Heydarian, a Manila-based defence and security analyst.

  • Mexican drug lord, Beltran Leyva, dead at 56 of cardiac arrest

    Hector Beltran Leyva, a Mexican drug lord whose cartel earned a reputation as one of the country's most vengeful and ruthless, died late on Sunday in hospital of cardiac arrest after being transferred from jail with chest pain, Mexican authorities said. Beltran Leyva had been incarcerated since March 2, 2016 in Federal Prison Number 1, a maximum security facility in central Altiplano, Mexico, where he was facing federal prosecution for various crimes, the Mexico Interior Ministry said in a statement announcing the death. Nicknamed "the H," according to the statement, Beltran Leyva's capture in 2014 near a town where he had posed as an art and real estate dealer was seen as a major victory for Mexican authorities in their decade-long war against drug gangs.