• North Korea threatens to kill South's ex-president Park

    North Korea threatened on Wednesday to impose the death penalty on the South's former president Park Geun-Hye over an alleged plot to assassinate its leader Kim Jong-Un. Park had "pushed forward" a supposed plan by Seoul's intelligence services to eliminate the North's leadership, Pyongyang's security ministries and prosecutors said in a joint statement carried by its official Korean Central News Agency. "We declare at home and abroad that we will impose death penalty on traitor Park Geun Hye," it said.

  • Man Utd transfer news: The latest & LIVE player rumours from Old Trafford

    Goal summarises the biggest transfer talk involving the Red Devils as Jose Mourinho prepares for another big summer of spending

  • Indonesia imposes travel ban on Trump's business partner

    Indonesian authorities have imposed a travel ban on tycoon and politician Hary Tanoesoedibjo, who is building resorts to be managed by Trump hotels, over an investigation into allegations he threatened a prosecutor via a text message. Tanoesoedibjo has been given a 20-day overseas travel ban starting on June 22 based on a request by Indonesian police's criminal investigation unit Agung Sampurno, a spokesman at the immigration directorate said on Wednesday.

  • McEnroe says he regrets comments on Serena Williams

    John McEnroe on Wednesday said he regretted recently saying Serena Williams would be ranked "like 700 in the world" if she had to play on the men's circuit and said he was surprised by the controversy his comments ignited. McEnroe previously said that Williams, a record 23-times grand slam champion in the professional era, was the best female player ever but then declined to label her the best player overall, prompting Williams to ask McEnroe for "respect". Look, she's a great player and it's apples and oranges." But McEnroe, a seven-times grand slam winner and current ESPN broadcaster, did not retract his earlier statement about where Williams would rank if she competed against men.

  • Hong Kong's allure fading in mainland China

    When Naomi Wu was a teenager, she and her friends would ride the train from mainland China to Hong Kong several times a year to shop for clothes and designer handbags. Disneyland even opened in Shanghai last year, attracting millions as visitor numbers sag at its older sister theme park in Hong Kong.

  • Russia says will respond 'with dignity' if USA mounts Syria strike

    Russia will respond "in proportion" if the United States takes military action to prevent what it says could be a chemical attack by Syrian government forces, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday. "We will react with dignity, in proportion to the real situation that may take place, Lavrov said.

  • Woman who abused maid and ripped off her tudung jailed 16 weeks

    Suriyati Matrawee, 41, even let her eight-year-old daughter get away with abusing their Indonesian maid, Intan Atikah, 28, as well. Suriyati, who has two other sons, aged 7 and 4, was sentenced to 16 weeks’ jail on Wednesday (28 June) on two counts of using criminal force and one count of voluntarily causing hurt. Investigations revealed that Intan was employed by Suriyati from April 2015 to March 2016.