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World 26 Jun 2019 | 11:52 AM

Hong Kong court quashes conviction of former leader Donald Tsang

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's top court on Wednesday quashed a conviction against former leader Donald Tsang for misconduct in public office, bringing to a close a legal battle that had tarnished his reputation after what had been a stellar career.

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.

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.

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.

World 30 Dec 2017 | 1:19 AM

Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb knighted in New Year's honours list

LONDON: Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and sole surviving Bee Gee Barry Gibb were each awarded a knighthood in Britain’s traditional New Year Honours, announced late on Friday (Dec 29).

Nation 26 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sir Martin does the Heng Hua community proud

KUCHING: From a school dropout to a successful businessman, Poh Sang Chung has done his Heng Hua community proud by receiving a knighthood from Britain.