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Mourinho leaves United after poor start to season

December 18, 2018 17:07 PM

LONDON, Dec 18: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has left the club with immediate effect following a dismal start to the season, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday.

J&J moves to limit impact of Reuters report on asbestos in Baby Powder

December 18, 2018 11:54 AM

NEW YORK, Dec 18: Johnson & Johnson on Monday scrambled to contain fallout from a Reuters report that the healthcare conglomerate knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder, taking out full-page newspaper ads defending its product and practices, and readying its chief executive for his first television interview since investors erased tens of billions of dollars from the company’s market value.

Messi hat-trick adorns Barca's 5-0 romp at Levante

December 17, 2018 10:01 AM

VALENCIA, Dec 17: Lionel Messi netted his first hat-trick of the La Liga season and provided two assists in yet another sensational individual display as a rampant Barcelona won 5-0 at Levante to strengthen their lead at the top of the table on Sunday.

Liverpool beat Man Utd to go top as Chelsea keep up chase

December 17, 2018 09:48 AM

LIVERPOOL, Dec 17: Liverpool regained top spot in the Premier League after an impressive 3-1 victory over old rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday put them a point ahead of title rivals Manchester City.

Nations agree global climate pact rules, but seen as weak

December 16, 2018 16:25 PM

KATOWICE, Dec 16: Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree on rules for implementing a landmark global climate deal, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the dangerous effects of global warming.

Irish regulator investigates Facebook over private photo glitch

December 16, 2018 13:00 PM

Dec 16: An Irish regulator said on Friday it was investigating Facebook Inc (FB.O) following the company’s disclosure that a bug may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches.

Modric criticizes Ballon d'Or gala snub by Messi, Ronaldo

December 16, 2018 12:00 PM

MADRID, Dec 16: Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric has criticized Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month’s ceremony where he was given the award, saying their decision was unfair to fellow players and voters.

J&J shares nosedive on report it knew of asbestos in Baby Powder

December 16, 2018 08:19 AM

(Reuters) - Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) fell 10 percent on Friday and were on track to post their biggest percentage drop in more than 16 years, after Reuters reported that the pharma major knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder.

Jesus sends Manchester City top as Spurs leave it late

December 16, 2018 08:13 AM

LONDON, Dec 16: Gabriel Jesus scored twice in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over Everton at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as the champions took full advantage of Liverpool’s inactivity to return to the top of the Premier League.

Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq

December 15, 2018 13:40 PM

SINJAR, Dec 15: Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman held as a sex slave by Islamic State militants who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday she intended to use the prize money to build a hospital for victims of sexual abuse in her hometown.

Spain's prosecutor accuses singer Shakira of tax fraud

December 15, 2018 11:30 AM

MADRID, Dec 15: Spanish prosecutors filed charges against Colombian singer Shakira on Friday, accusing her of failing to pay 14.5 million euros in tax ($16.3 million) in the country where her Spanish footballer partner plays.

Stigma may keep people from getting weight loss surgery

December 14, 2018 16:00 PM

Most obese patients who qualify for weight loss surgery don’t seek it out, and that may be due at least partly to stigma, a U.S. survey suggests.

Supporters of ex-al Shabaab leader clash with police in Somalia's Baidoa city, 11 dead

December 14, 2018 15:18 PM

MOGADISHU, Dec 14 : At least 11 people were killed in Somalia’s city of Baidoa in clashes between security forces and supporters of a former al Shabaab leader who is seeking election as a regional president, a military officer and an elder said on Friday.

China warns Tibetans not to be taken in ahead of Dalai Lama anniversary

December 14, 2018 14:00 PM

BEIJING, Dec 14: The people of Tibet should not be taken in by the Dalai Lama’s lies and clearly understand the importance of Communist Party rule in the region, the Chinese government said ahead of March’s sensitive 60th anniversary of him fleeing into exile.

Milan crash out of Europa League

December 14, 2018 12:30 PM

Dec 14: Olympiakos Piraeus pulled off a stunning 3-1 Europa League win over AC Milan that put them into the last 32 and sent the Italians crashing out as the remaining places in the knockout stage were decided on Thursday.

EU gives May assurances on Brexit, but cold comfort

December 14, 2018 10:00 AM

BRUSSELS, Dec 14: European Union leaders assured Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that the Brexit treaty she agreed last month but is struggling to get through UK parliament should not bind Britain forever to EU rules.

European Parliament calls on EU to close access to EU ports for Russian ships from Azov

December 13, 2018 15:00 PM

The European Parliament has called on the European Union to close access to EU ports for Russian ships coming from the Sea of Azov.

United need old De Gea back for visit to Liverpool

December 13, 2018 14:30 PM

LONDON, Dec 13: Even Manchester United’s reliable last line of defence David de Gea has struggled for form this season but the Spanish keeper will need to be at his best in Sunday’s clash with bitter rivals Liverpool at Anfield.

Canada warns U.S. not to politicize extradition cases

December 13, 2018 13:25 PM

OTTAWA, Dec 13: Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on Wednesday warned the United States not to politicize extradition cases, a day after President Donald Trump said he could intervene in the affair of a Chinese executive detained in Canada at Washington’s request.

United lose 2-1 at Valencia and blow chance of top spot

December 13, 2018 12:51 PM

VALENCIA, Dec 13: Manchester United endured an undignified end to their topsy-turvy Champions League group stage campaign by losing 2-1 at already-eliminated Valencia on Wednesday and missing their chance of topping Group H.