Bangladesh heartbreak as England win Test thriller
Ice cool skipper Alastair Cook insisted he never doubted England would hold their nerve after just preventing Bangladesh from pulling off an historic victory in a nail-biting first Test in Chittagong Monday. Ben Stokes took the last two wickets in three balls as England sneaked home by 22 runs in a match that ebbed and flowed throughout before the dramatic 20-minute conclusion on the morning of the fifth and final day. Bangladesh had started the day needing just 33 runs for what would have been their first win over England in nine attempts.
Hong Kong jury to see 'torture' video as British banker's trial begins
By Farah Master HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong judge warned jurors that they will have to view video filmed by former British banker Rurik Jutting of the torture and vicious killing of two Indonesian women he is accused of murdering as the trial got under way on Monday. Jutting, who studied at Cambridge University and Winchester College, one of Britain's most prestigious private schools, pleaded not guilty to murder on grounds of "diminished responsibility". During the jury selection, Deputy High Court Judge Michael Stuart-Moore warned potential jurors that if they were unable to cope with viewing extreme violence they should not take part.
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France moving more than 6,000 migrants, destroying huge camp
CALAIS, France (AP) ? Lines of migrants with their lives in small bags walked to a registration center in the French port city of Calais Monday, the first day of the mass evacuation and destruction of the filthy camp they called home.
Stokes seals thrilling Test win for England over Bangladesh
Ben Stokes took the last two Bangladesh wickets in three balls as England won a thrilling first Test by 22 runs in Chittagong Monday, narrowly depriving their hosts of an historic victory. Bangladesh, needing 33 runs for what would have been their first win over England in nine attempts, added just 10 runs to their overnight total and were all out for 263 after 20 minutes of play on the fifth and final day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium. Sabbir Rahman, the overnight half-centurion, was left stranded on 64 as the allrounder Stokes dismissed the other two batsmen in his second over.
China says hostages held by Somali pirates are freed
Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) ? Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76.
U.S. diplomat says Philippines an ally, but drug killings a concern
By Manuel Mogato and Enrico Dela Cruz MANILA (Reuters) - The most senior U.S. diplomat for Asia assured the Philippines on Monday that Washington remained its "trusted" ally and that it supported Manila's blossoming ties with China. U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel however warned that growing concern about drug-related killings in the Southeast Asian country was "bad for business". Russel was the first high-level visitor from Washington after President Rodrigo Duterte provoked alarm last week by announcing his country's "separation" from the United States and realignment with China while on a visit to Beijing.
Philips net profit up 18 percent thanks to health careDutch electronics and health care giant Philips says net profit rose 18 percent to 383 million euros ($417 million) in the third quarter from the same three months last year as its health care technology ...