• S. Korea rape victim navy officer commits suicide

    A South Korean female naval officer apparently killed herself after being allegedly raped by a senior colleague, a defence ministry spokesman said Thursday. The victim, a lieutenant, was found dead in her single-room apartment on Wednesday, where a message was found reading: "Tomorrow, I won't be in this world any longer." "The lieutenant appeared to have committed suicide," a military spokesman told AFP. Military police have arrested a navy captain as a suspect.

  • Manila deploys commandoes, helicopters to retake city from Islamists

    By Romeo Ranoco and Roli Ng MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines mobilised attack helicopters and special forces to drive Islamic State-linked rebels out of a besieged southern city on Thursday, with six soldiers killed in street combat amid heavy resistance. Ground troops hid behind walls and armoured vehicles and exchanged volleys of gunfire with Maute group fighters, shooting into elevated positions occupied by militants who have held Marawi City on Mindanao island for two days. Helicopters circled the city, peppering Maute positions with machine gun fire to try to force them from a bridge vital to retaking Marawi, a mainly Muslim city of 200,000 where fighters had torched and seized a school, a jail and a cathedral, and took more than a dozen hostages.

  • Hull City manager Silva resigns

    (Reuters) - Hull City's Portuguese head coach Marco Silva has resigned against their wishes following relegation from the Premier League, the club said in a statement on Thursday. Hull made it clear that they were disappointed Silva was leaving but added that he would always be remembered for his efforts to try to keep the club in the top flight after replacing Mike Phelan on a short-term deal in January. Former Sporting Lisbon and Olympiakos Piraeus coach Silva, who had signed a contract at Hull until the end of the season, met the club's owners on Wednesday and was expected to quit.

  • Manchester United's Rooney close to decision on future

    England and Manchester United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney says he is just weeks away from revealing where he will be playing next season. "I've got decisions to make now over the next few weeks, have a word with my family, and then I'll decide," Rooney said after United ensured Champions League football next season with a 2-0 win over Dutch side Ajax in the Europa League final on Wednesday. "I'll do that the next few weeks with my family while I'm away and, honestly, as soon as I know what's going on then, I'm sure you (will know)." Rooney, who says he has no end of offers both in England and abroad with China often being mooted as a possible destination, says ultimately the decision could come down to whether he is satisfied with a bit part role at United or having regular first team football.

  • In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

    By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the USS Dewey traveled close to the Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands, among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbors. China said its warships had warned the U.S. ship and it lodged "stern representations" with the United States.

  • Tyronn Lue explains why Boston's offense is 'harder to defend than Golden State's'

    The Cavaliers coach thinks Boston's movement without Isaiah Thomas somehow outranks that of the top-ranked Warriors.

  • Howard Shaw jailed for third drink driving offence

    Shaw family scion Howard Shaw Chai Li, 46, has been sentenced to eight weeks’ jail for his third drink driving offence in 10 years, after he pleaded guilty to the offence on Monday (25 May). The grandson of Runme Shaw, the founder of pioneering Asian film distributor and cinema operator Shaw Organisation, was also fined $10,000 and disqualified from driving for eight years. In 1997 and 2006, Shaw was also convicted of drink driving.