James pours in 57 as Cavaliers topple Wizards

James pours in 57 as Cavaliers topple Wizards

Four-time league MVP LeBron James poured in 57 points for the second-best scoring performance of his career as the Cleveland Cavaliers busted out of a slump with a 130-122 win over the Washington Wizards.

Asia bourses mostly rise with eyes on bankers’ summit

Asia bourses mostly rise with eyes on bankers’ summit

Most Asian markets rose yesterday ahead of a closely watched meeting of central bankers later in the week, although concerns linger about Donald Trump’s economic agenda and about geopolitical crises.

Go West! Sonny Bill magic, late try give Lions the Blues

Go West! Sonny Bill magic, late try give Lions the Blues

Ihaia West’s spectacular late try, created by double World Cup-winning All Black Sonny Bill Williams, condemned the British and Irish Lions to first tour defeat as the Auckland Blues triumphed 22-16 yesterday.

Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

Venezuela braced for new marches Saturday against President Nicolas Maduro, after the death toll climbed to 20 in three weeks of violence at protests demanding the leftist leader's ouster.

G20 vows to jointly fight bank hacking

G20 vows to jointly fight bank hacking

Co-ordination follows heist on Bangladesh account; EU considering cyber security tests for banks

Qatar denies receiving invitation to attend Syria talks in Astana

Qatar denies receiving invitation to attend Syria talks in Astana

Qatar has denied receiving an invitation to participate in the Syrian crisis talks to be hosted by Astana, capital of Kazakhstan this month, an official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Williams expect Stroll to make mistakes

Williams expect Stroll to make mistakes

London: Williams expect Formula One rookie Lance Stroll to make mistakes next season but believe the Canadian teenager is also the “real deal”.

BNP leader ordered to surrender before court

BNP leader ordered to surrender before court

The High Court (HC) yesterday asked Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman to surrender before the lower courts concerned within 30 days in three extortion cases filed against him in 2007.

Regime rejects UN envoy’s proposal on eastern Aleppo aid

Regime rejects UN envoy’s proposal on eastern Aleppo aid

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said yesterday that he had failed to get the agreement of government authorities on a plan to improve the humanitarian situation in besieged eastern Aleppo.

Life darker than art for Panama boxing hero in US film

Life darker than art for Panama boxing hero in US film

The night US forces invaded Panama, Roberto Duran ran home from a bar to get his gun. He was too drunk to defend his homeland. He passed out instead.

May faces backlash over in-work benefits cut plan

May faces backlash over in-work benefits cut plan

Conservative backbenchers, including the former work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith, are preparing to campaign against £3bn of planned cuts to in-work benefits, in a fresh sign of the pressure Theresa May faces from within her own party.

Offending Erdogan: Germany drops probe on comedian

Offending Erdogan: Germany drops probe on comedian

German prosecutors said on Tuesday that they had dropped an investigation into a German comedian who was accused of offending a foreign leader after reciting an obscene poem about Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on national television.