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Op-Ed: Why proposed Pacquiao-Broner fight would do well on PPV

The proposed fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner could be this year's highest-grossing pay-per-view (PPV) fight if Pacquiao finally decides to continue fighting, with Broner as his next opponent in a PPV fight likely to happen in October 2016.

Op-Ed: On inviting all children, including those born with down syndrome

I am not a weeper. Never have been. It's not uncommon for us men to stifle tears and we could argue whether it's due to nature or nurture. But not here, not now. This is about 2 kids, each born with down syndrome, and how they blessed me with tears.

New study casts doubts on Zika being the cause of microcephaly

In April this year, the CDC took a bold step in saying "There is no longer any doubt that Zika causes microcephaly." But a new study asks, "If this is so, where are the missing microcephaly cases in other nations hard hit by the virus?"

Op-Ed: Are Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and Bob Arum playing games?

The lead-up to last year's Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight saw it attract more hype on social media than any event in sporting history. It also attracted a bigger purse than sports has known and any pretense there won't be a rematch is simply gamesmanship.

Frugal Ramadan for cash-strapped Damascenes

Damascus - This Ramadan, a radio station in Syria's capital Damascus presented cash-strapped listeners with a challenge: plan a meal to break the fast for just $3.Diala Hasan's cooking show on Sham FM used to feature recipes for sumptuous Ramadan feasts.

Review: Big Shot and Billy Joel put on marvelous concert at The Paramount Special

Huntington - On June 24, the acclaimed Billy Joel tribute band, Big Shot, performed at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, which included a surprise appearance from the "Piano Man" himself.

Surgeon who cut off testicle in error struck off

Aylesbury - Private medical surgeon Marwan Farouk, who cut off a patient's testicle in error and then tried to cover up the misdeed, has lost his licence to practice.

Change or safety? Spain decides in repeat election

Madrid - Just days after a shock Brexit, Spaniards started voting in repeat elections on Sunday to decide if they too want a radical change as promised by a far-left coalition led by Podemos.

Could Brexit help migrants get to Britain? Not so fast

Paris - Hopes that Brexit could provide a ticket to Britain for thousands of migrants languishing in squalid conditions in northern France are illusory, the French government says.

Student killed in attack at Papua New Guinea university

Sydney - One man was killed and several buildings torched in violence at a university in Papua New Guinea, its vice-chancellor said Sunday, some two weeks after police opened fire on students in the capital.

West Virginia disaster declared as US flood toll hits 24

Washington - The death toll from flooding in the US state of West Virginia rose to 24, as President Barack Obama declared a major disaster, releasing federal aid for the hardest-hit areas.

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry

Gaza - In her modest home in the Gaza Strip, Sahar Sherif's family watches as she ladles out a broth of meat and vegetables for a rare heart-warming meal.

Blame flows freely as West Bank taps run dry

Salfit - Fatma Ali stands in her small patch of garden in the parched West Bank and wonders how to feed her family of seven when she's had no water in nearly a week.

American dream turns to nightmare for undocumented immigrants

Perris - Every weekday, year-round, Esteban Yanez rises at the crack of dawn and heads to his job as a construction worker near the largely Hispanic desert town of Perris, south of Los Angeles.On weekends, he does odd jobs to complement his salary.

This app can rate one's smile on a scale from zero to 120

Tokyo - Before going to work, flight attendants in Japan can soon assess their smiles through an app developed by a popular Japanese cosmetics company.

Bus fire in central China 'kills 30'

Beijing - At least 30 people were killed when a large bus burst into flames after crashing into the side of a road in central China on Sunday, state media said.

Bucharest gay pride rally draws crowds

Bucharest - Around 1,000 people took to the streets of Bucharest on Saturday for a gay pride march as participants demanded equal rights in a country where same sex marriage remains illegal.

Killer California wildfire 'explodes,' forcing thousands to flee

Lake Isabella - A wildfire that started on Thursday afternoon in Kern County, California has exploded into a roaring inferno, taking the lives of an elderly couple who were trying to flee the fast-moving flames.

UK Labour leader under pressure after MPs quit

London - The future of opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn looked shaky on Sunday after two members of his top team quit and others seemed set to follow over his handling of Britain's EU referendum.

Protesters storm Trump golf course in Scotland

Aberdeen - Protesters bearing Mexican flags invaded a Scottish golf course owned by Donald Trump on Saturday as the presidential hopeful visited the estate, which is hugely controversial locally.
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