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8:37 AM

Ronaldo calls on CBF president to resign

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Turmoil inside the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is affecting results on the field and the head of the organisation should stand down as part of a widespread cleanup, former Brazil striker Ronaldo told Reuters.

8:32 AM

Former boxing champ shot to death during robbery in Atlanta

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former cruiserweight boxing champion O'Neil "Supernova" Bell was shot to death during a robbery as he exited a public transit bus in Atlanta early on Wednesday, police said.

8:32 AM

Mandzukic answers critics to send Juve into last 16

TURIN (Reuters) - Mario Mandzukic shrugged off his poor recent form to score the goal that sent last year's runners-up Juventus into the Champions League round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Manchester City on Wednesday.

8:32 AM

Real take top spot by thwarting Shakhtar rally

LVIV, Ukraine (Reuters) - Real Madrid, who had already sealed a place in the last 16 of the Champions League, ensured top spot in Group A with a remarkable 4-3 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

8:32 AM

United draw leaves Champions League hopes in balance

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United endured a frustrating night when they were held to a goalless draw by PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford on Wednesday, squandering the opportunity to seal their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

8:32 AM

Humiliated Blatter says only FIFA Congress can bar him

ZURICH (Reuters) - Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday he believes that only the Congress of football's governing body, and not its Ethics Committee, can bar him from office.

8:30 AM

Burberry teams up with Google on personalised campaign videos

Burberry has teamed up with Google to allow customers to star in their very own version of its festive campaign.

8:10 AM

Big banks accused of interest rate-swap fixing in class action suit

NEW YORK: A class action lawsuit, filed Wednesday, accuses 10 of Wall Street’s biggest banks and two trading platforms of conspiring to limit competition in the $320 trillion market for interest rate swaps.

8:08 AM

Dutch, Australian police bust huge child porn ring

The Hague (AFP) - Dutch and Australian police with help from the FBI have cracked down on one of the world's largest child pornography websites arresting hundreds of suspects, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday.

8:08 AM

Newborn baby rescued from kidnappers in Malacca

MALACCA: A newborn baby who was kidnapped here has been reunited with his family, according to police.

8:05 AM

Bright spots for WCT as construction picks up

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research expects earnings risks arising from the tough property market to be mitigated by a major recovery for WCT's construction prospects.

8:00 AM

Gopeng Umno: Take action against Muhyiddin and Dr M as well

IPOH: The Gopeng Umno division is calling for disciplinary action to be taken against both Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, following the expulsion of its former Wanita wing chief Datuk Hamidah Osman from the party.

8:00 AM

Could flip smartphones become a new trend?

Rumours that a Samsung high-end flip smartphone will be launched in 2016 are getting stronger as leaks from TENAA, China's state telecommunications certification authority, have been reported in various high tech websites.

7:52 AM

Myanmar Rohingya calendar men jailed on new charges

Yangon (AFP) - Five Myanmar men fined for publishing a calendar that described the country's persecuted Muslim Rohingya as a recognised ethnic minority have been rearrested and jailed on fresh charges, police said Wednesday.

7:50 AM

Chong Wei: I will never stop trying

SEPANG: National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei does not want to be too comfortable after winning the China and Hong Kong Open championships.

7:49 AM

Singapore team booted out of Malaysian league

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Singapore's Lions XII team has been kicked out of Malaysia's domestic league without explanation after the Malaysian football body decided not to extend its participation.

7:46 AM

US envoy expresses concern over Thai royal defamation law

Bangkok (AFP) - Washington's envoy to Thailand Wednesday expressed concern about the "unprecedented" prison terms handed down under the kingdom's draconian royal defamation law, saying no one should be jailed for peacefully expressing their opinion.

7:46 AM

GHL Systems core earnings below CIMB Research forecast

KUALA LUMPUR: CIMB Equities Research said GHL System’s annualised 9M15 core net profit, which was at 81% of its FY15 forecast and 83% of consensus.

7:30 AM

VR Star Wars experience coming to Google Cardboard

Soon you'll be able to virtually feel the Force in three dimensions thanks to Google's ongoing partnership with Disney ahead of the latest Star Wars film release.

7:13 AM

Britain's highest court rejects Malaysia massacre appeal

London (AFP) - Britain's highest court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by relatives of 24 rubber plantation workers killed by British troops in Malaysia in 1948 for a public inquiry into the shootings.

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