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LOS ANGELES (Reuters): Ian Holm, the classically trained Shakespearean actor best known to film audiences for his performances in films including the "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" movies,"Chariots of Fire" and "Alien," has died. He was 88.
KUALA LUMPUR: Covid-19 patients are likely to have some level of immunity to re-infection based on past experiences with the related Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronaviruses, says a Universiti Malaya research consultant.
PETALING JAYA: YTL Corp Bhd’s executive chairman Tan Sri Francis Yeoh (pic) has been conferred the award of honorary Knight of the British Empire by the United Kingdom’s (UK) Queen Elizabeth II that carries the title “Sir”.
DHAKA: Thousands gathered in Bangladesh on Sunday (Dec 22) for the funeral of Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of one of the world's largest NGOs and credited with lifting nearly 150 million people out of poverty. The 83-year-old died on Friday.
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.
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.
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: 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).