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US couple abandons toddler to play Pokemon Go

A couple has been arrested in the US for abandoning their two-year-old son alone at home while they drove around playing the widely popular location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go.

03 Aug 2016 1:39 AM

Arsenal wrap tour with a win

Alex Iwobi (right) of Arsenal and Carlos Villanueva of Chivas de Guadalajara vie for the ball in their US tour match in Carson, California, on Sunday. Arsenal won 3-1. (Photo: AFP)

02 Aug 2016 1:01 AM

Skydiver makes 25,000-feet jump without parachute

In this image made from a video provided by Mondelez International, Luke Aikins (centre) skydives without a parachute over Simi Valley, California, on Saturday. After a two-minute freefall, Aikins landed dead centre in the 100-by-100-foot net at the Big Sky movie ranch. (Photo: AP)

01 Aug 2016 6:01 AM

US: Indian Muslim’s shop vandalised with hate graffiti

In an apparent hate crime, a 60-year-old Indian-origin Muslim man’s auto parts shop in the US was vandalised with graffiti like “go home Indian” and “I will kill you” scrawled over the walls.

30 Jul 2016 6:40 AM

Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan reunite for her directorial debut

You’ve Got Mail stars Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks have reunited onscreen for Ithaca, which marks the actress’ directorial debut.

29 Jul 2016 12:49 AM


Celebrities come out to sign anti-Trump plea

About a hundred Hollywood actors and music stars, from Lena Dunham to Moby, have signed a petition against what they say is the “hateful ideology” of Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump.

28 Jul 2016 7:31 AM

Cloud business boosts Microsoft's revenue

Sharp growth in its commercial cloud computing business helped lift Microsoft Corp's quarterly revenue above Wall Street's expectations, sending the technology company's shares up more than 4 percent

22 Jul 2016 3:05 AM

Borna Coric sinks Jack Sock, Croats in semi-finals

Croatia completed a stunning Davis Cup comeback from 0-2 down to beat the USA 3-2 on Sunday and advance to the semi-finals where they will face France.

18 Jul 2016 11:49 PM

US-based Fethullah Gulen President arch-enemy

Mr Fethullah Gulen, the US-based cleric accused by Ankara of orchestrating the coup attempt in Turkey, has a wide following in his native country, where he enjoys support among the police and judiciar

17 Jul 2016 7:26 AM

Amazon CEO gets cameo in Star Trek

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos got to live out every Trekkie’s fantasy by playing an alien in the new Star Trek movie.

17 Jul 2016 1:50 AM


Lydia Ko splits honours at LPGA golf

Lydia Ko of New Zealand watches her drive on the sixth hole in the second round of the Marathon Classic LPGA tournament at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio (USA), on Friday. (Photo: AFP)

17 Jul 2016 1:30 AM

Mick Jagger to become dad for the 8th time

Rolling Stones rocker Mick Jagger is going to be a father again and is expecting a baby with his 29-year-old girlfriend Melanie Hamrick.

16 Jul 2016 2:00 AM

I’m not pregnant, I’m fed up: Jennifer Aniston

Actress Jennifer Aniston slam-med the false pregnancy rumours in an essay she wrote for a news portal.

14 Jul 2016 2:31 AM

Players in hunt for Pokemon-Go monsters feel real world pain

Beware: “Pokemon Go,” a new smartphone game based on cute Nintendo characters like Squirtle and Pikachu, can be harmful to your health.

14 Jul 2016 1:14 AM

Manny Pacquiao looks to return to ring

Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao plans to come out of retirement to fight an as yet to be named opponent later this year, his promoter said Tuesday, though the boxer said no fight has yet been set.

13 Jul 2016 11:33 PM


Pokemon Go's mania is twisting real life

The game's popularity has created unintended consequences in everyday life.

13 Jul 2016 11:30 AM

5-time champ Tim Duncan quits

San Antonio Spurs star power forward Tim Duncan, one of the best players in NBA history, announced his retirement Monday, ending a brilliant 19-season career that included five league titles.

13 Jul 2016 2:39 AM

Juno nears Jupiter rendezvous

A file photo of an Atlas V rocket carrying the Juno spacecraft from Space Launch Complex-41 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. (Photo: AP )

04 Jul 2016 2:22 AM

2 transgender women running for US Congress

Two transgender women have been selected by primary voters in Utah and Colorado to run for the US Congress in November. Democrats Misty Snow and Misty Plowright would make history if elected.

01 Jul 2016 7:16 AM

Oscars push for more gender and ethical diversity

Almost half the 683 people invited this year to join the organisation that bestows the Oscars are women and nearly as many people of collar, the body announced on Wednesday in a bid to honour its vow

01 Jul 2016 4:55 AM