• Luxury shoe brands Jimmy Choo and Bally put up for sale

    By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) - British luxury retailer Jimmy Choo has put itself up for sale to try to maximise shareholder value as majority investor JAB increases its focus on consumer goods. JAB Luxury also said on Monday it was reviewing its ownership of Bally International, the Swiss luxury footwear and accessories company, clearing the way for a possible sale of that business too. Jimmy Choo, famous for its stiletto shoes and accessories, has discussed its plans with 68 percent shareholder JAB, which supports the process as part of a move away from a luxury sector it now considers "non-core".

  • Trump: Time to remove 'blindfolds'; U.N. must ready new N.Korea sanctions

    By Steve Holland and Ben Blanchard WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.N. Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on North Korea, amid escalating tensions over its missile and nuclear programs, saying people had acted as if "blindfolded" for decades on a big problem that finally needed to be solved. "The status quo in North Korea is also unacceptable," Trump told a meeting of U.N. Security Council ambassadors at the White House, held at a time of mounting concern that North Korea may be preparing a sixth nuclear bomb test.

  • Ibrahimovic recovery will be hard, says Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho admitted it will be "really hard" for veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to recover from his season-ending knee ligament injury. The Manchester United manager was talking after his side had recorded an impressive 2-0 victory at Burnley just three days after Ibrahimovic and defender Marcos Rojo suffered knee injuries which require surgery during a midweek Europa League win over Anderlecht. "Unfortunately they won't be the first or last players to get an important injury.

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  • Ex-StarHub salesperson jailed 17 months for misappropriating iPhones and assaulting taxi driver

    A former Starhub sales executive misappropriated 40 sets of iPhones by subscribing to extra mobile phone lines on behalf of unsuspecting customers — and while on bail for the offence, assaulted a taxi driver.

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  • Tomb Full of Mummies Unearthed at Luxor

    Several mummies and more than 1,000 figurines have been discovered at an ancient cemetery located at Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists reported. A team of archaeologists with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities uncovered the funerary complex during the ministry's ongoing excavations at the site. The funerary complex contains multiple tombs that were originally built for a man named Userhat, who was a judge in Luxor sometime during what modern-day archaeologists call Egypt's New Kingdom (1550–1070 B.C.) period, the ministry said in a statement.

  • Top U.S. general in Afghanistan sees Russia sending weapons to Taliban

    By Idrees Ali KABUL (Reuters) - The head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said on Monday he was "not refuting" reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban. General John Nicholson was speaking in Kabul during a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. For some time, American officials have complained of what Nicholson once called "malign influence" by Russia in Afghanistan, but Monday's comments are among the strongest suggestions yet that Moscow is providing arms to the Taliban.

  • Caitlyn Jenner works harder on make-up than she did winning Olympic gold

    Caitlyn Jenner has opened up about how she stole make-up while living life as Bruce Jenner.

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  • Ramos red could cost Madrid dear in title race

    By Joseph Cassinelli MADRID (Reuters) - With Real Madrid trailing 2-1 to great rivals Barcelona in the Clasico on Sunday, there was something of an air of inevitability as Sergio Ramos was sent off for the 22nd time in his professional career. In Ramos's own words, his sending off proved "decisive" as Barca went on to win 3-2. The Madrid captain had appeared incredulous when referee Alejandro Hernandez brandished the red card, but there could be few complaints after Ramos's ugly two-footed lunge forced Lionel Messi to take evasive action.

  • Stephon Marbury is parting ways with the Chinese team that made him a legend

    Stephon Marbury and the Chinese Basketball Association team that made him a legend abroad are headed for a temporary separation.

    Ball Don't Lie
  • Frail Burt Reynolds struggles to walk during press for new movie

    The 81-year-old took part in a photocall for the star-studded drama Dog Years at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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  • Oregon teen sells $1 million in custom socks

    SHERWOOD, Ore. (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Oregon resident Brennan Agranoff spends his days going to school, doing chores and running his custom-design sock business.

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  • Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US

    The CEO of one of the Middle East's largest carriers said Monday passenger numbers to the United States have dipped slightly over fears by some Muslim passengers that their visas may be rejected upon arrival, ...

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  • Remember 'The Dress'? It Looked Different to Night Owls & Early Birds

    "The dress" that went viral in 2015 caused a lot of confusion, with some people perceiving the garment as white and gold and others seeing it as black and blue. Now, researchers have found that these differences in perception may be rooted in the fast assumptions that people's brains made about how the dress was illuminated, according to a new study. The people who saw the dress as white and gold probably assumed that it was photographed in a shadow, while those who saw the clothing as black and blue likely assumed it was illuminated by artificial light, found Pascal Wallisch, a neuroscientist at New York University.

  • Philippine lawyer accuses Duterte of 'mass murder' at ICC

    A Philippine lawyer on Monday filed a complaint at the world's only permanent war crimes court against President Rodrigo Duterte, alleging his war on drugs has caused some 8,000 deaths. Lawyer Jude Sabio urged the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate Duterte and senior adminstration officials and bring charges of crimes against humanity against them for "the terrifying and gruesome situation of continuing mass murder in the Philippines". Sabio, who is the lawyer for Duterte's confessed hitman Edgar Matobato, alleged the president "began his strategy or system of eliminating or killing persons suspected of crimes, including drug addicts and pushers" when he became mayor of Davao City in 1988.

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  • 'Bed-blocking' patient left waiting three and a half years to be discharged from hospital despite being well enough to leave 

    The patient, who has not been named, and who suffers from a "serious mental health condition" plus a learning disability and physical health problems, has now been in a hospital bed for 1,338 days. In the letter, Mr Gething lists the longest delays experienced by individual patients at each of Wales's seven health boards, as of January 2017, and reveals that along with the Hywel Dda University Health Board patient who has been waiting for three-and-a-half years, two other patients in the country have been stuck in hospital beds for more than a year-and-a-half each. The letter goes on to say that it is anticipated that the health board's clinical team anticipates being able to discharge them "in about six months".

    The Telegraph
  • How Naked Mole Rats Can Survive Without Oxygen for 18 Minutes

    The totally bizarre naked mole rat just got weirder. Now, new research finds that naked mole rats can also live up to 18 minutes without oxygen and suffer no lasting effects. For comparison, humans generally start accumulating serious brain damage after only about 3 minutes without oxygen.

  • So, what is so bad about renting a house instead of owning one?

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 ― When Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani proposed long-term rental as one of the solutions to the country’s housing quandary, the idea drew so much...

    The Malay Mail Online
  • China Mobile, others approached for buying into Singapore telco M1 -sources

    (Repeats story originally published late on Friday, with no change to text) SINGAPORE, April 21 (Reuters) - Top shareholders in Singapore telecoms company M1 Ltd have approached potential buyers China Mobile and global private equity firms, among others, to sell their combined majority stake in the firm, sources familiar with the matter said. The three main shareholders of Singapore's smallest listed telecoms player, who own a combined 61 percent, flagged a strategic review of their investments last month, and jointly appointed Morgan Stanley as their financial adviser. The sources said the three shareholders - Malaysia's Axiata Group, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation - had also reached out to other telecoms firms, cash-rich business groups in China and Japanese tech firms to gauge their interest.

  • Samsung to update software over 'red screen' smartphone

    Electronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone, it said Monday after some consumers complained of red-tinted screens. The launch of the device is a key step for the South Korean tech firm as it seeks to move on from last year's humiliating withdrawal of the Galaxy Note 7 over exploding batteries, which hammered the firm's once-stellar reputation. The Galaxy S8 started over-the-counter sales in the US and its home market but South Korean users who pre-ordered the phones complained their screens displayed an unusually reddish hue.

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  • Emiratis, Malaysians reach $1.2B deal over troubled fund

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Emirati and Malaysian officials said Monday they reached a deal to resolve a legal dispute over the indebted and troubled Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, with the United Arab Emirates set to receive $1.2 billion over this year.

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