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  • Apple iPhone 6 to have a 'mobile wallet' feature 01-09-2014 01:22 PM

    Apple plans to enable its next iPhone to become a mobile wallet by allowing owners to securely make mobile payments in a store with the touch of a finger, Bloomberg said on Sunday, citing a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes participation by Visa, MasterCard and American Express...
  • Japan aims to double India investment in 5 years: report 01-09-2014 12:57 PM

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported. Modi, on his first major foreign visit since...
  • Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air 01-09-2014 12:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on Monday in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. News footage showed soldiers and paramilitary forces entering PTV national television's headquarters in central Islamabad after...
  • Japan aims to double India investment in five year 01-09-2014 12:03 PM

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported. Modi, on his first major foreign visit since...
  • Lionel Messi injured in Barcelona win 01-09-2014 10:54 AM

    Barcelona: Lionel Messi picked up a hamstring strain in Barcelona's 1-0 victory over Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday, the club said. "He has pulled the hamstring of his right leg, it is a minor injury," Barca said in statement. Forward Munir El Haddadi has a bruised calf and tests...
  • US Open 2014: Roger Federer roars into fourth round after rain delay 01-09-2014 10:44 AM

    Grand slam king Roger Federer came back with renewed vigor after a weather delay to rout Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6, 6-1 6-1, 6-1 and charge into the fourth round of the US Open on Sunday. The 42nd-ranked Granollers surprisingly led the second-seeded Swiss 5-2 when lightning and heavy rains suspended...
  • US Open 2014: Simon delivers first men's upset with win over Ferrer 01-09-2014 09:19 AM

    New York: Frenchman Gilles Simon delivered the first big surprise in the men's draw at the US Open, taking down fourth seed David Ferrer of Spain 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-3 to move into the fourth round on a sweltering Sunday at Flushing Meadows. With the loss Ferrer earned the dubious...
  • Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine 'statehood'; rebels fire on ship 01-09-2014 08:21 AM

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Sunday for immediate talks on the "statehood" of southern and eastern Ukraine, although his spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence for territory they have seized. The Kremlin leader's remarks, two days after a public appearance in...
  • 'Guardians of the Galaxy' wins weekend, tops this year's box office universe 01-09-2014 08:18 AM

    Reuters: The "Guardians of the Galaxy" misfits reached a new box office stratosphere over the U.S. Labor Day weekend, soaring past fellow Marvel hero "Captain America" to become the highest-grossing domestic movie of 2014. "Guardians" rang up $16.3 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, topping...
  • Men march on at US Open but more upsets in women's draw 31-08-2014 10:53 PM

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams advanced safely to the next round of the U.S. Open on Saturday but the women's draw saw yet another big upset as Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova was sent packing by a 145th-ranked qualifier. Third-seed Kvitova fell victim to 21-year-old Serbian Aleksandra Krunic,...
  • Chelsea sign France forward Loic Remy from Queens Park Rangers 31-08-2014 10:11 PM

    Chelsea have bolstered their attacking options by signing France forward Loic Remy from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers on a four-year deal, the 2012 European champions announced on Sunday. The pacy Remy, 27, arrives at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea activated a 10.5 million pound buyout clause ($17.42 million) in...
  • I still have the hunger for the game, says Bayern's Xabi Alonso 31-08-2014 09:33 PM

    Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso said he was still hungry for success despite two Champions League wins, a World Cup victory and two European championship titles. The 32-year-old Spaniard surprisingly joined ambitious Bayern Munich on Friday on a two-year deal from Real Madrid and said it was his desire to keep...
  • Sterling, Gerrard score as Liverpool beat Tottenham 3-0 31-08-2014 08:41 PM

    Brendan Rodgers marked his 100th game in charge by watching Liverpool produce an irresistible performance as they beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno were on target as Liverpool bounced back from Monday's defeat...
  • Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou set to re-join Olympiakos 31-08-2014 06:01 PM

    Athens: Greek champions Olympiakos Piraeus are set to re-sign Kostas Mitroglou on loan from English second tier club Fulham after the striker arrived in Athens for talks on Sunday. An Olympiakos spokesman told Reuters the Piraeus club were scheduled to hold talks with their former player and that an agreement...
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa must respect opponents, says Roberto Martinez 31-08-2014 05:42 PM

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa needs to learn to show respect to opponents after the Spaniard goaded Everton players during their pulsating 6-3 English Premier League win on Saturday, Toffees coach Roberto Martinez said. New signing Costa taunted Seamus Coleman after the Irish defender's own goal put Chelsea 3-1 ahead at...
  • Modi seeks Japan's help for 'inclusive vision' on first big trip 31-08-2014 04:55 PM

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday seeking to capitalise on his affinity with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to strengthen security and business ties on his first major foreign visit since his landslide election victory in May. Modi is one of only three people that Abe follows...
  • Swatch prefers go-it-alone route for smartwatch plans; to unveil its new Swatch Touch next summer 31-08-2014 03:57 PM

    Biel: Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion. The world's biggest watchmaker, which sees the advent of smartwatches as an opportunity rather...
  • Loic Remy set to become Torres' replacement at Chelsea 31-08-2014 01:42 PM

    London: Queens Park Rangers striker Loic Remy is heading for Chelsea after the 2012 European champions activated a 10.5 million pounds buyout clause in the French international's contract on Saturday. Manager Harry Redknapp said QPR's west London neighbours had secured a bargain in their efforts to sign a replacement for...
  • QPR sign midfielder Lassana Diarra 31-08-2014 12:15 PM

    London: Queens Park Rangers have signed former Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra from Lokomotiv Moscow, said manager Harry Redknapp after his side beat visitors Sunderland 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday. "He's signed. I think everything is agreed. He was down with the chairman (Tony Fernandes) last night and...
  • Australia captain Michael Clarke throws India a World Cup challenge 31-08-2014 12:05 PM

    Next year's World Cup will decide the kings of the 50-over game whatever happens in the race to top the ICC world rankings between now and then, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke. Australia top the rankings going into Sunday's triangular series match against Zimbabwe in Harare but, depending on...
  • Jose Mourinho unhappy at Chelsea defence in nine-goal thriller 31-08-2014 11:55 AM

    Television viewers around the world were treated to a dazzling exhibition of attacking football when Chelsea beat Everton 6-3 in an extraordinary game on Saturday but visiting manager Jose Mourinho was hardly purring with joy. Mourinho's teams are traditionally rock solid at the back and he was disappointed Chelsea let...
  • Alibaba aims to launch share sale in early September: Source 31-08-2014 10:37 AM

    Hong Kong: Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is planning to launch its New York stock market debut in the week of September 8, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Saturday. The much-anticipated sale or initial public offering (IPO) could raise more than $20 billion, making...
  • Florida man caught killing, and eating, threatened tortoises 31-08-2014 09:14 AM

    Miami: Wildlife authorities in Florida caught a man who killed and ate 15 gopher tortoises and planned to slaughter 11 more of the threatened reptiles, a spokeswoman said on Thursday. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said a tip-off led an officer to woods in Citrus County on Florida's...
  • Daley Blind enormously proud to be a Red Devil 31-08-2014 08:56 AM

    Amsterdam: Netherlands international Daley Blind said he was proud to be joining Manchester United after a 17.5 million euros (13.85 million pounds) move from Ajax Amsterdam was agreed between the clubs on Saturday. "I am enormously proud to be at one of the biggest clubs in the world," the 24-year-old...
  • India nears $2.5 billion deal for Boeing military helicopters 31-08-2014 08:35 AM

    New Delhi: India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, a defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington. The new nationalist-led government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand plans to vastly...
  • Di Maria learns money doesn't always talk in Premier League 31-08-2014 08:32 AM

    There was little fanfare but a few lessons perhaps learnt as the most expensive player in the history of English football - Angel di Maria - lasted 70 minutes on his Premier League debut for Manchester United in their goalless draw at Burnley on Saturday. It was a result and...
  • Barcelona rest Iniesta for Villarreal clash, Neymar returns 30-08-2014 07:38 PM

    Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta, nursing a knee injury, will miss Sunday's La Liga clash with Villarreal, his club confirmed on Saturday. "Iniesta will miss tomorrow's game against Villarreal with an injury to his left knee," Barcelona said in a statement. Neymar, who missed the opening day victory at home to...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo rested for Real Madrid's clash with Sociedad 30-08-2014 07:33 PM

    Cristiano Ronaldo will be rested for Real Madrid's trip to Real Sociedad on Sunday to allow him fully recover from injuries, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday. The Portuguese has struggled with injuries since the back end of last season and has also not been called up by Portugal for...
  • Arizona man arrested for burning, urinating on Bible 30-08-2014 02:22 PM

    Phoenix: A 22-year-old Arizona man calling himself "Dark Lord" has been arrested for allegedly burning a Bible and urinating on it outside a Christian-oriented homeless shelter in northern Arizona, police said on Friday. Eric Minerault was booked into the Yavapai County Detention Center late on Thursday on suspicion of one...