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US state police chief punished over NFL protest criticism

The governor of Michigan punished his police chief Thursday over a Facebook post calling football players who protest by refusing to stand during the...

EU leaders to make Brexit gesture to May

EU leaders were set to agree Friday to start preparatory talks on the bloc's relationship with Britain after Brexit, offering some progress for embattled...

Sports

Leicester players ‘want answers’ over Shakespeare sacking

Leicester City caretaker manager Michael Appleton believes the owners of the former Premier League champions could face questions from players over Craig Shakespeare's sacking. Appleton...

Police probe crowd trouble at Everton-Lyon game

British police said Friday they are investigating crowd trouble at the previous evening's Europa League match at Goodison Park, during which an Everton fan...

Business

Unilever takes hit from hurricanes, strong euro

Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant, said Thursday that sales were down in the third quarter, hit by the strong euro and...

Rihanna, Bolt power Puma to higher profit forecast

German sporting goods maker Puma on Wednesday lifted its full-year profit forecast for the third time in 2017, after a big-earning third quarter when...

Entertainment

Ed Sheeran cancels Asia tour dates after cycling accident

Chart-topping British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran on Wednesday announced the cancellation of upcoming concerts in Asia after breaking his arm in a cycling accident. The 26-year-old...

Box office glory a piece of cake for ‘Happy Death Day’

Comedy horror slasher "Happy Death Day" had an excuse to celebrate last weekend as it stormed straight to the top of the North American...

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Apple slams Qualcomm suit seeking iPhone ban in China

Apple has rejected as "meritless" a legal move by Qualcomm to ban iPhone sales in China, the latest salvo in a bitter patent battle...

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Japan's SoftBank has reached a broad accord to merge its US subsidiary Sprint with T-Mobile to create a rival to America's top two wireless...

Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday unveiled a new Oculus virtual reality headset untethered from computers as part of a vision to bring the...

Life and Style

Indian woman uses Facebook to annul her underage marriage

A young Indian woman has proved in court she was illegally married off as a minor after submitting evidence from her husband's Facebook page,...

Better marriages make for healthier hearts: study

Men whose marriages grow stronger over the years have healthier cholesterol and blood pressure than peers whose unions fall apart, said a study Monday...

2017 Celebrating World Heart Day

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, more than half of the deaths due to heart disease in...

Travels and Culture

Japan zoo mourns death of love-struck penguin

An elderly penguin who shot to fame in Japan after falling in love with a cardboard cut-out of a cartoon character has died, at...

Wizz Air To Recruit 1,300 Personnel As Fleet Expands

Wizz Air the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe has announced the biggest recruitment campaign in its history, with opportunities available across...

Aer Lingus Partners With Booking.Com For Hotel Offerings

Aer Lingus has signed a new partnership with Booking.com, the world leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay. Aer...
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