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Malaysian law professor charged in crackdown on dissent

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian prosecutors charged a high-profile law professor with sedition on Tuesday for an opinion he voiced on a political crisis that occurred five years ago, extending a recent crackdown on dissent from opposition politicians to academia.

Business

Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A regional German court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the U.S.-based online chauffeur service, saying its drivers lacked necessary commercial permits, potentially barring the company from operating in cities across Germany.

Entertainment

Thandie: I style myself

Thandie Newton feels like Cinderella when dressing for the red carpet.

The British beauty always wears striking ensembles while at star-studded events, such as a cute and colorful Eki Orleans dress at the Go Polo Perfect for Audi International event in July. Many may be fooled into thinking she brings in the help of fashion experts to pick her ensembles, but Thandie actually acts solo.

Life

Novo Nordisk drops inflammatory disorder business, incurs cost

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk said on Tuesday it has decided to stop its activities within inflammatory disorders and only focus on the treatment and prevention of diabetes and obesity.

Sports

Williams, Djokovic cruise, Nishikori works late

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic kept their time in blazing conditions to a bare minimum on Monday as they breezed into the U.S. Open quarter-finals but Eugenie Bouchard's hopes of a maiden grand slam title melted away in the heat.

Technology

EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network's proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation.

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