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  • Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Vladimir Putin says 30-08-2014 12:46 PM

    Washington: President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: "It's best not to mess with us." Putin told the assembly, on the banks of a lake near...
  • Valencia romp to 3-0 win over 10-man Malaga 30-08-2014 11:14 AM

    Valencia's Paco Alcacer, Dani Parejo and Pablo Piatti found the target as they took full advantage of the first-half dismissal of Malaga's Sergi Darder to win 3-0 at the Mestalla on Friday. Malaga had the better of the opening stages and Roque Santa Cruz failed to make the most of...
  • Michael Clarke confident on fitness for Zimbabwe one-dayer 30-08-2014 11:10 AM

    Australia captain Michael Clarke is confident he will be fit to lead his country in a one-day international against Zimbabwe on Sunday after missing the first two matches of the tour because of a hamstring injury. Clarke sustained the injury to his left leg in the first training session in...
  • Microsoft will not hand over overseas email to US prosecutors, despite court order 30-08-2014 08:50 AM

    New York: A US judge on Friday lifted a suspension on her order directing Microsoft to turn over a customer's emails stored overseas to US prosecutors, but the software company said it would not release any emails while it appeals the ruling. Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the US District...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif distances himself from Army as crisis drags on 30-08-2014 08:19 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's prime minister, weakened by weeks of opposition protests calling for him to resign, distanced himself from an army move to intervene in the crisis on Friday, saying he was not turning to the military for help to defuse the stand-off. But in an embarrassing twist for Prime Minister...
  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis 29-08-2014 11:57 PM

    Kiev: Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir Putin, defiant as ever, compared Kiev's drive to regain control...
  • England manager Hodgson wrong to criticise Shaw, says Van Gaal 29-08-2014 10:43 PM

    England manager Roy Hodgson was wrong to criticise Luke Shaw's fitness and the defender is an "example" in the changing room, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said on Friday. Having joined United from Southampton for around 30 million pounds ($49.74 million) after the World Cup, Shaw was told by...
  • Chelsea striker Costa doubtful for Everton trip 29-08-2014 09:19 PM

    London: Diego Costa is doubtful for Chelsea's trip to Everton on Saturday while manager Jose Mourinho has said the club will be in trouble if media reports of a Fernando Torres move to AC Milan prove accurate. Spain striker Costa, who joined in the close season for 32 million pounds...
  • Manchester City exit looms for Micah Richards and Scott Sinclair 29-08-2014 07:26 PM

    The Manchester City careers of Micah Richards, Scott Sinclair and John Guidetti appear to be over after manager Manuel Pellegrini said the trio were not part of the squad for this season. Former England defender Richards, who made his debut for the club in 2005, has rarely featured under Pellegrini,...
  • Nico Rosberg apologises, disciplined for Lewis Hamilton crash 29-08-2014 06:11 PM

    London: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg has apologised for colliding with team mate Lewis Hamilton during the Belgian Grand Prix and been disciplined, his Mercedes team said on Friday. Rosberg hit Hamilton on the second lap at Spa on Sunday and the Briton later retired from the race with...
  • iPhone 6 to come with NFC; Apple working with Dutch chipmaker NXP: Report 29-08-2014 04:02 PM

    Bangalore: Apple is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone, which would enable smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans. NXP will provide the secure near-field communications chips that will...
  • Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts 29-08-2014 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: Half of India's thermal power stations have less than a week's supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when hundreds of millions of people were cut off in one of the world's worst blackouts. There was a sharp fall in power...
  • In race for bigger margins, drug makers willing to lose the India 'advantage' 29-08-2014 03:37 PM

    Mumbai: Indian drug makers are fleeing a regulatory morass at home and moving some research and development to Europe and the United States as they try to boost margins by producing high-value drugs. India's $15 billion a year pharma industry, the world's largest source of cheap generics, is already reeling...
  • Separatists say will allow "trapped" Ukrainian forces to withdraw 29-08-2014 03:16 PM

    Moscow: Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled. It was not clear how the government in Kiev would react to the offer, suggested first...
  • Barack Obama says does not yet have military strategy for Islamic State 29-08-2014 03:11 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States has not yet developed a strategy for confronting Islamic State in Syria, an acknowledgement that a decision had not been made on whether to launch air strikes against the militant group. Obama's comment during a White House news conference before...
  • Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova take centre stage but eyes on Venus Williams 29-08-2014 11:29 AM

    Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova will take centre stage at the US Open on Friday but Flushing Meadows is slowly turning into a Williams family affair with the sisters eager to add to their grand slam collections. With seven US Open singles titles between them, Venus and Serena have both...
  • Indian economy warms in after-glow of Narendra Modi's triumph 29-08-2014 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: The after-glow of Narendra Modi's election victory nearly four months ago is expected to have helped India's lumbering economy register its fastest growth in more than two years for the quarter ending in June. India's new prime minister has promised to make it easier to do business through...
  • Alessandro Del Piero signs for Delhi Dynamos in Indian Super league 29-08-2014 10:33 AM

    Former Italy great Alessandro Del Piero will play for the Delhi franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL) and will also be the competition's brand ambassador, the ex-Juventus player has said. "I am happy to announce that I have just signed a contract that will tie me to the club...
  • Refreshed Andy Murray beats Matthias Bachinger in straight sets 29-08-2014 10:00 AM

    Eighth seed Andy Murray, who overcame cramping in his first-round victory, roared past unseeded German Matthias Bachinger in straight sets on Thursday to reach the third round of the US Open. Murray, the 2012 US champion and 2013 Wimbledon winner, looked fresh and strong in cool, breezy conditions as he...
  • McIlroy targets Mahan's top spot at Deutsche Bank golf tournament 29-08-2014 08:18 AM

    In-form Rory McIlroy has set his sights on dislodging Hunter Mahan from the top of the FedExCup standings after this week's Deutsche Bank Championship in Massachusetts on a course he says is ideally suited to his game. Two years ago, McIlroy won the elite FedExCup playoff event held at the...
  • Everton's Eto'o thanks Mourinho and eyes early reunion 29-08-2014 08:11 AM

    Everton's new signing Samuel Eto'o has thanked Jose Mourinho for helping him to be accepted in the Premier League during his spell last season at Chelsea, against whom he now hopes to make his debut on Saturday. There were suggestions that the pair, who were also together at Inter Milan,...
  • Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic sail through US Open winds 29-08-2014 08:08 AM

    World number ones Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams sailed through brisk winds to dismiss overmatched opponents on Thursday and land comfortably in the third round of the US Open. Gusty breezes led Williams to misfire for three double faults in her first service game before the two-time defending champion found...
  • Apple sends out invites for September 9 event, new iPhones expected 29-08-2014 07:46 AM

    San Francisco: Apple invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on September 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the latest versions of its best-selling smartphones. Apple's typically cryptic invitation read: "Wish we could say more." It came on a simple black-and-white background...
  • More than 1,000 Russian troops operating in Ukraine: NATO 28-08-2014 11:45 PM

    Belgium: Well over 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, marking a significant escalation of Moscow's military involvement in the country, NATO said on Thursday. The alliance released satellite images it said showed Russian combat forces, armed with heavy weapons, engaged in military operations inside Ukrainian territory. "Over the past...
  • Question mark hangs over Jenson Button's future 28-08-2014 06:30 PM

    London: Jenson Button's Formula One future is looking increasingly uncertain after McLaren boss Ron Dennis said on Thursday he was keeping an eye on other leading drivers who might become available. Button, the 2009 world champion with Brawn, has been at McLaren since 2010 and is in the final year...
  • Diego Costa injured in Chelsea training 28-08-2014 05:25 PM

    London: Chelsea striker Diego Costa has suffered a minor muscular injury in training but has not yet been ruled out of Saturday's league visit to Everton, sources at the Premier League club said on Thursday. The full extent of the Spain forward's injury is not yet known, with some British...
  • Katherine Heigl, Duane Reade end lawsuit over actress' photo 28-08-2014 01:52 PM

    Reuters: Actress Katherine Heigl and Duane Reade have come to an agreement in a lawsuit accusing the New York pharmacy of improperly posting to its social media accounts a paparazzi photograph of her leaving one of its stores. A lawyer for Heigl, who starred in the film "Knocked Up" and...
  • Man drops sex abuse lawsuit against 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer 28-08-2014 01:46 PM

    (Reuters) - A 31-year-old man on Wednesday withdrew a high-profile lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was an aspiring teen actor. Michael Egan filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought against Singer in April, according to court documents filed in...