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  • AB InBev, SABMiller OK in principle to set up beer merger

    Tue, 2:56am

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian-Brazilian AB InBev have announced an agreement in principle with SABMiller to take over the brewer at 44 pounds ($67.63) a share to create the world's biggest beer giant. read more
  • China opens bribery trial of ally to disgraced security chief

    Tue, 2:52am

    The corruption trial of a former senior Chinese official allied with the country's once powerful but disgraced security chief Zhou Yongkang began on Tuesday, state media said, the latest case in an ongoing anti-graft campaign. President Xi Jinping has warned that rampant corruption threatens the survival of the ruling Communist Party and has waged a war on graft in the past three years that has felled scores of senior officials in the party, the government, the military and state-owned companies. A court in the northeastern city of Tianjin opened the trial of former vice governor of the southern province of Hainan, Ji Wenlin, the official Xinhua news agency said. read more
  • Springboks play repeat knockout at Rugby World Cup

    Tue, 2:51am

    South Africa wing Bryan Habana scores his third and his team's seventh try during the Rugby World Cup Pool B match against the USA at the Olympic Stadium on October 7, 2015Bryan Habana believes the fact South Africa have effectively being playing knockout rugby for most of the World Cup will stand them in good stead when they face Wales in the quarter-finals at Twickenham on Saturday. Two-time world champions South Africa suffered a stunning 34-32 defeat by Japan in their opening group match -- one of the all-time great sporting upsets -- but bounced back with three straight wins, including last week's 64-0 thrashing of the United States, to finish top of Pool B. "To be brutally honest, after that Japan loss every game has been a play-off for us," Springbok great Habana told reporters on Monday.

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  • Two firefighters killed, two hurt in Kansas City apartment blaze

    Tue, 1:41am

    The two firefighters who died had pulled two residents out of the burning building, the Kansas City fire department said. "This is the worst day,” Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi told reporters. The names of the firefighters were not immediately more
  • No more nudes in Playboy magazine, centerfold's future at risk: report

    Mon, 10:57pm

    2015 Playmate of the Year, holds a plaque with the cover of the Playboy June 2015 issue at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles(Reuters) - Now readers of Playboy, the glossy men's magazine known for its nude fold-outs, can honestly say they are buying the magazine for its articles. Playboy will no longer publish nude photographs of women, the New York Times reported on Monday in an article quoting Scott Flanders, the company's chief executive. Founder and editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner, 89, who in his trademark silk pajamas has embodied the Playboy lifestyle, agreed last month with a suggestion by top editor Cory Jones to stop publishing images of naked women, the Times said.

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  • Poll: Half of Democrats want Biden in race

    Mon, 7:16pm

    U.S. Vice President Biden delivers remarks at the American Job Creation and Infrastructure Forum in WashingtonBy James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The drumbeat for Joe Biden to jump into the 2016 presidential race is growing louder. Almost half of the nation’s Democrats want the vice president to enter the field and challenge front-runner Hillary Clinton, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. The declared Democratic presidential candidates, including Clinton and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, her closest rival, will take the stage Tuesday night in Las Vegas for the first party debate.

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