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World 06 Apr 2018 | 11:17 PM

Poisoned Russian agent Sergei Skripal recovering rapidly, hospital says

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition and his health is improving rapidly, more than a month after he was poisoned with a nerve agent in England, the hospital treating him said on Friday.

Swimming 06 Apr 2018 | 9:58 PM

Chalmers the beating heart of Australian swimming gold rush

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Kyle Chalmers definitively demonstrated he had recovered from heart surgery last year to clinch two golds as the Australians dominated the second day of the swimming at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Friday.

Swimming 06 Apr 2018 | 9:43 PM

Silver lining for Groves after terrible 2017

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - A silver medal in the women's 100 metres butterfly at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Friday was all that Australia's Madeline Groves needed to put a terrible 2017 behind her.

Swimming 06 Apr 2018 | 9:05 PM

Le Clos bid for medal record falls short, this time

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Chad le Clos's bid to become the most successful athlete in Commonwealth Games history will have to wait another four years after he picked up just one medal on the second day in the pool on Friday.

Swimming 06 Apr 2018 | 6:55 PM

Chalmers back from heart surgery to win 200m freestyle

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's Kyle Chalmers capped a remarkable return from heart surgery to lead home an Australian one-two finish in the men's 200m freestyle final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Friday, pipping compatriot Mack Horton to the gold medal.

World 06 Apr 2018 | 6:28 AM

Sierra Leone's new president calls on rival to drop challenge

FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's new president, Julius Maada Bio, on Thursday called on the rival he defeated in an election run-off to drop a legal challenge against the result, and hinted he might offer him a role in government.

TECH 06 Apr 2018 | 6:03 AM

Facebook’s Sandberg outlines impact from user-privacy lapse

Facebook Inc chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg outlined the ways she’s responding to a data-privacy crisis, saying for the first time that some advertisers have curtailed spending and acknowledging her team has a long way to go to reassure wary customers.

TECH 06 Apr 2018 | 2:30 AM

Amazon and Lidl are creating upheaval for big Charlotte grocers, new report shows

The arrival of Lidl and Amazon's massive purchase of Whole Foods last summer appear to have put pressure on the area's top grocers last year, costing them market share and pushing them to roll out creative ways to win over customers.

TECH 06 Apr 2018 | 1:30 AM

Why the boom in augmented reality toys is here to stay

From the outside, Parker looks like a soft and huggable teddy bear, just the right size for dragging around the house. But Parker holds secrets in his small frame.

AseanPlus News 06 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fear and isolation for remaining Rohingya

Mrauk U (Myanmar): By the twisted standards of Myanmar’s Rakhine State, Abdullah is one of its more fortunate Rohingya residents.