Rodriguez upbeat, Schleck downcast for Ardennes Classics

Rodriguez upbeat, Schleck downcast for Ardennes Classics
Specialist puncheur Joaquim Rodriguez is feeling positive for the remainder of the Ardennes Classics despite crashing out of the Amstel Gold Race.


Carmakers in China eager to sell - and resell

Carmakers in China eager to sell - and resell
China's car market is just gearing up as the world's largest, yet automakers are already eyeing the next big thing -- the market for reselling them.


Boston Marathon defies terror attacks one year on

Boston Marathon defies terror attacks one year on
The Boston Marathon returns Monday amid major security after last year's deadly bombings as a near record 35,660 runners get set to compete.


Stowaway teenager survives -62 Celsius jet flight over Pacific
A teenage boy who ran away from home survived a five-hour flight in the freezing wheel well of a jetliner that reached 11,582 metres as it traveled from California to Hawaii, the FBI said. The 16-year-old, from Santa Clara, California, quickly lost consciousness as temperatures in the compartment sank as low as 62 degrees Celsius below zero,...


Jimmy Choo finds right fit with sole couture line

Jimmy Choo finds right fit with sole couture line
Haute couture shoemaker Jimmy Choo says he is happy to focus on his own exclusive footwear line, amid reports the famous brand bearing his name -- but with which he is no longer associated -- could be set for a flotation worth $1.7 billion.


China steps up purge of online porn amid wider censorship push

China steps up purge of online porn amid wider censorship push
China has shut down more than 100 websites carrying pornography and closed thousands of accounts on social media sites in an renewed effort to clean up the internet, state media reported. The campaign, named "Cleaning the Web 2014", was launched in response to the spread of online pornography despite repeated bans, according to a circular...


Cancellation threat follows tragedy on Everest

Cancellation threat follows tragedy on Everest
Expedition leaders and guides threatened Monday to cancel all climbing on Mount Everest after the deadliest avalanche in its history as hundreds of Nepalese sherpas paid final respects to their fellow guides.


Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy
Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world's highest peak.