May 28, 2023

Beijing Apple store egged after iPhone delay

BEIJING (AP) — Angry customers and gangs of scalpers threw eggs at Apple Inc.’s flagship Beijing store Friday after its opening for the China launch of the iPhone 4S was canceled due to concerns over the size of the crowd. Apple reacted to the outburst by postponing iPhone 4S sales in its mainland China stores […]

Archuleta ‘excited’ to shoot Philippine TV series

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta says he’s “excited” about working on a Philippine TV series. The singer’s Filipino co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero welcomed him with flower garlands at Manila’s airport Friday, and fans and journalists jostled to take pictures as he emerged from the airport gate. Archuleta, 20, said […]

Clippers outlast Heat 95-89 in overtime

BETH HARRIS,AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers couldn’t hit a basket in the final four minutes of regulation. The Miami Heat could barely make free throws. Two tired teams coming off road losses the night before staggered into overtime. Then the Clippers took over. They outscored Miami 9-3 in the […]

Two bodies left at Mexico mall; drug toll at 47,500

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two decapitated bodies were found inside a burning SUV early Wednesday at the entrance to one of Mexico’s most luxurious malls, feeding fears drug violence is infiltrating privileged realms previously thought safe. Police recovered the mutilated bodies before dawn off a toll highway at a shopping mall entrance in the heart […]

‘Eternal leader’ Kim’s body to be enshrined

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Thursday it will enshrine Kim Jong Il’s body in the palace housing his father, the national founder, deepening its veneration of the Kim dynasty as the country transfers power to a third generation of the family. The country also said it will erect a new Kim Jong […]

Milan scrap Tevez talks

AC Milan have abandoned talks with Manchester City over the transfer of Carlos Tevez. It is thought the negotiations for the forward ended after the decision of Milan’s Alexandre Pato to stay in Italy and not move to Paris Saint-Germain. However, City hope a deal with Milan can be concluded for Tevez, 27, before the […]

Perry’s father apologises for remarks about Jews

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A suburban Cleveland church where the father of pop star Katy Perry delivered a sermon that drew accusations of anti-Semitism has released an apology in which he says he regrets his “hurtful and ugly language.” Pastor Paul Endrei of the Church on the Rise in Westlake said Wednesday that Perry’s father, […]

Mancini and Gerrard’s tunnel bust-up

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini was involved in an angry tunnel exchange with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard after his side’s 1-0 Carling Cup semi-final first leg defeat. Mancini felt a Glen Johnson tackle on Joleon Lescott should have been punished for being two-footed, claiming it was worse than the challenge that resulted in a red […]

Philippine Catholics gather despite terror

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than three million Roman Catholic worshippers paraded with a charred Christ statue through the Philippine capital in an annual procession Monday despite a warning from the president that terrorists might target the gathering. The black wooden statue known as the Black Nazarene was displayed at the seaside Rizal Park where […]

Webb takes up CFU “normalisation” role

Cayman Islands Football Association President Jeff Webb has been appointed Chairman of the Caribbean Football Union’s Normalisation Committee. The committee has been set up after recent challenges within the organisation that resulted in the resignation of controversial FIFA Vice President Jack Warner. Webb – as revealed in iNews Cayman yesterday – is also the hot […]