LIVERPOOL: Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep the United States international on Merseyside until 2018, the Premier League club said on Thursday.
MALACCA: An illegal immigrant suffered minor leg injuries when he leapt from the first floor of a building in his attempt to escape and avoid arrest by the authorities here last night.
CHICAGO: An ex-con who spent most of his adult life in behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.
GUATEMALA CITY: Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world’s longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-coloured masterpiece stretching down the main avenue of the capital’s historic centre.
LONDON: David Axelrod, the mastermind behind US President Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 election victories, is to advise Britain’s Labour Party in the run up to next year’s general election, the party announced Thursday.
UNITED NATIONS: U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power is calling on Myanmar’s government to take urgent steps to stop violence in western Rakhine state, where Rohingya Muslims have fled.
MEXICO CITY: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. He was 87.
TOKYO: An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 4.7 shook eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo this morning, but there was no threat of a tsunami and no immediate reports of damage, public broadcaster NHK reported.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil and Argentina will hold a South American “Superclassico” gala match on October 11 at Beijing’s Bird’s Nest stadium, the countries’ respective federations and South American confederation Conmebol said Thursday.
ANKARA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has departed for Kuala Lumpur from Ankara after witnessing the signing of the Malaysia - Turkey Free Trade Agreement (FTA).