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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has recognised its sporting stars in the Queen's New Year's honours list with a knighthood for cricketer Alastair Cook, and awards for Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas, England soccer boss Gareth Southgate and his captain Harry Kane.
WASHINGTON - He was president for only four years, but George H.W. Bush shaped U.S. history for decades, taking on tough jobs from Beijing to the CIA, ousting Iraqi forces from Kuwait, sealing a breakthrough budget deal that cost him an election and fathering a future president.
While he is still actively acting at 80, Anthony Hopkins wants to enjoy life to the fullest outside work.
B.C. Sekhar was a proud Malaysian who was a patriot and a nationalist. He was also a global scientific icon who, right up to the last day of his life, was creating, inventing and developing technologies and ideas to make life better for all of us.
The Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winner’s literary voice will be missed – his offensive remarks about everything from women and black people to religion, not so much.
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang was sent back to jail on Friday following the dismissal of an appeal against a conviction for misconduct in public office, but with his sentence reduced from 20 months to 12 months.
LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Bannister, who has died aged 88, will live forever in the annals of athletics history as the first man to run a mile in under four minutes.