Tag: Tops

Iran tops agenda as Pentagon chief visits Israel

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta was on Wednesday to hold top-level talks in Israel expected to focus on ways of resolving the international standoff...

Bar Rafaeli tops Maxim’s 2012 Hot 100 list

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has been crowned the world’s hottest women by men’s magazine Maxim in their 2012 Hot 100 list. The 26-year-old, who...

Pakistani musicians’ jazz cover tops iTunes

After 25 years of musical silence, Pakistan’s Sachal Orchestra has brought the great musicians of Lahore together under one roof. Music lover, Izzat Majeed,...

‘The Help’ tops box office

‘The Help’ about a Southern white woman who writes a book about black women employed as maids and housekeepers in pre-Civil Rights era America,...

T20 players cannot bat on green tops

Matthew Hayden concedes that Twenty20 cricket is breeding technically unsound players but suggests that the format should be embraced for the sake of spectators. Former...

Hamilton tops practice in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton picked up on Friday where he left off in Germany last Sunday by delivering the fastest times for McLaren in both opening...

Vettel crashes, Rosberg tops time in Montreal

World champion Sebastian Vettel walked away unhurt on Friday after slamming his Red Bull car into a wall during opening practice for Sunday’s Canadian...

Premier League income tops 2 billion pounds

Premier League clubs’ revenues smashed through the £2 billion barrier for the first time last year but soaring wages remain a concern for the...

South Sudan death toll tops 1,500: UN

More than 1,500 people have died this year in violence across southern Sudan, the United Nations said, ahead of the region’s independence in July....

Alonso tops second practice for Ferrari

Fernando Alonso clocked the fastest time for Ferrari during Friday’s second free practice for Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix. The 29-year-old Spaniard, second quickest in...

Gold tops $1,500 for first time

LONDON - Gold rose above $1,500 an ounce for the first time ever as the dollar wilted, oil rose, worries over the U.S. economic outlook boosted demand for the metal as a haven and rising inflation lifted Asian demand.
Spot gold hit a high of $1,505.40 an ounce and was bid at $1,501.10 an ounce at 1403 GMT, against $1,493.90 late in New York on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures for June delivery rose $6.70 an ounce to $1,501.80.
Silver tracked gold higher, extending a stellar

Pakistan tops stillbirth statistics

PARIS - Pakistan and Nigeria, with more than 40 per 1,000, have the highest rate of stillbirths in the world while Finland, with 2.0 stillbirths per 1,000 births, has the lowest. Around 2.6 million stillbirths occur each year, inflicting a devastating toll on couples that can often be averted with good medical care, The Lancet said on Thursday.
98 per cent of the 7,000 stillbirths that occur each day happen in developing countries, the organisation says in a series of papers. The

‘Hop’ still tops at box office, ‘Arthur’ stumbles

LOS ANGELES - Moviegoers would rather hear Russell Brand than see him.
The brash English comic claimed the top two spots at the North American box office -- as the voice in the live-action/animated family film "Hop," which led the field for a second weekend, and as the star of the "Arthur" remake, which opened poorly at No. 2, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.
"Hop" earned $21.7 million during the three days beginning Friday, taking its 10-day total to $68.2

J-Lo tops U.K. singles, Adele retains album crown

LONDON - Jennifer Lopez's new entry "On The Floor" knocked Adele off the top of the U.K. singles chart on Sunday but the young British soul singer is still dominating -- and breaking records with -- album sales.
The Official Charts Company said Adele's "21" and "19" albums clung to the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the longplayer chart, seeing off new entries from "X Factor" contestant Mary Byrne, indie band Radiohead and U.S. diva Britney Spears.

Chris Brown tops US album chart

R&B singer Chris Brown, dogged in recent years by a domestic violence conviction, scored his first No. 1 album on the US pop chart Wednesday with one of the best sales weeks of his career. Brown sold 270,000 copies of 'F.A.M.E.' during the week ended March 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His previous album, 'Graffiti,' released in the wake of a physical confrontation with then-girlfriend Rihanna, debuted at a disappointing No. 7 in December 2009 with 102,000 units.
Only his

Japan quake death toll climbs to 10,000

OSAKA - The death toll from a massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan's northeast coast topped 10,000 on Friday, two weeks after the disaster struck, the National Police Agency said.
There are fears of a much higher toll from the disaster, which flattened or erased entire towns along the Pacific coast of the country's main island of Honshu.
The agency -- which collects data from the prefectures affected -- said that 10,066 had been confirmed dead and 17,443

Michelle tops poll of US politicians

WASHINGTON - First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday tops a new poll purporting to show how warmly Americans regard their leaders, besting even her husband President Barack Obama. Mrs Obama scored a chart-topping "warmth rating" of 60.1 degrees, three degrees hotter than the president, who came in fourth place in the Quinnipiac University "feeling thermometer" with 56.5 degrees. The survey asked voters to rate leaders from O to 100 degrees on the "feeling thermometer" with the highest