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Football 29 Dec 2018 | 6:40 AM

Cook, Thomas and Southgate honoured in UK New Year list

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.

World 01 Dec 2018 | 3:18 PM

Bush's single White House term shaped U.S. history for decades

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.

Football 11 Oct 2018 | 7:25 PM

Former Villa chairman Ellis dies

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Former Aston Villa chairman Doug Ellis has died at the age of 94, the English Championship club said on Thursday.

Movies 11 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

Anthony Hopkins: 'I have more days behind me than I have ahead’

While he is still actively acting at 80, Anthony Hopkins wants to enjoy life to the fullest outside work.

People 16 Sep 2018 | 6:10 AM

Remembering the great B.C. Sekhar, a towering Malaysian

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.

Books 12 Aug 2018 | 7:25 PM

VS Naipaul: ‘Great art, dreadful politics’

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.

World 20 Jul 2018 | 1:13 PM

Court sends former Hong Kong leader back to jail with reduced sentence

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.

Football 09 Jun 2018 | 7:18 AM

Liverpool great Dalglish awarded knighthood

LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool great Kenny Dalglish was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's birthday honours list that was announced on Friday.

Athletics 04 Mar 2018 | 9:45 PM

Roger Bannister, first four-minute miler, dies aged 88

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.

World 25 Jan 2018 | 12:48 AM

Elton John to bow out with final tour

NEW YORK: Elton John announced Wednesday that he is retiring from touring, with the consummate showman saying he wants to devote himself to his children -- but after a final, massive swing around the world.