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  • Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during flight test in California, 1 dead 01-11-2014 07:34 AM

    Mojave, California: A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the suborbital vehicle, undergoing its first powered test...
  • Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight 01-11-2014 12:24 AM

    Cape Canaveral: A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said. Two pilots were aboard the spaceship, which was undergoing its first powered test flight since January. It was not...
  • Aston Villa will end goal drought, says manager Paul Lambert 31-10-2014 11:36 PM

    Aston Villa will soon end an embarrassing goal drought that has now lasted for five games, all defeats, their manager Paul Lambert said on Friday. When Gabriel Agbonlahor scored what turned out to be the winning goal after nine minutes at Liverpool on Sept. 13, Villa could not have imagined...
  • Pakistan's Junaid Khan out of New Zealand series with injury 31-10-2014 11:32 PM

    Pakistan will be without leading paceman, Junaid Khan for the series against New Zealand after he was advised to undergo another six weeks of rehabilitation following his knee injury. The 24-year-old left armer, who has been Pakistan's best fast bowler in recent months, had to return home from the United...
  • Tomas Berdych qualifies for fifth straight Tour Finals 31-10-2014 10:31 PM

    Paris: Czech Tomas Berdych booked his place in the ATP World Tour Finals for the fifth time in a row when he advanced into the semi-finals of the Paris Masters with a 6-7(4) 6-4 6-4 victory over South African Kevin Anderson on Friday. The fifth-seeded Berdych, who won on his...
  • Diego Costa back for Chelsea as Jose Mourinho urges Spain caution 31-10-2014 09:08 PM

    London: Chelsea's leading scorer Diego Costa is fit for Saturday's London derby at home to Queens Park Rangers, but Spain need to look after him in the next international break, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. Mourinho did nothing to diffuse tension between the club and Spain's coach Vicente Del...
  • Manchester City's Silva ruled out for up to a month with knee injury 31-10-2014 09:02 PM

    Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been ruled out for nearly a month after sustaining a knee injury, his manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday. The Spanish playmaker was withdrawn after suffering the injury only nine minutes into City's shock 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle United in the League Cup...
  • Barcelona coach Enrique backs Suarez after 'El Clasico' setback 31-10-2014 08:58 PM

    Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has backed Luis Suarez after the Uruguay forward came in for criticism for his performance in last weekend's 'Clasico' defeat at Real Madrid. Suarez made his official debut for Barca in the 3-1 reverse at the Bernabeu after his four-month ban for biting an opponent expired...
  • Steven Gerrard shocked by Luis Suarez's Ballon d'Or omission 31-10-2014 08:24 PM

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has criticised what he called FIFA's political decision not to include former team-mate Luis Suarez on their shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or award as the world's best footballer. The list, announced earlier this week, had 23 names on it, but not that of the Uruguayan...
  • Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Arsene Wenger 31-10-2014 07:43 PM

    London: Arsenal are still in contention for the Premier League title and it is too soon to say that leaders Chelsea can go through the season undefeated, manager Arsene Wenger told a news conference on Friday. Wenger's so-called "Invincibles" team achieved that feat over 38 league games in 2003-04, but...
  • Chad Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio Olympics 31-10-2014 05:03 PM

    Singapore: Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016. The South African pulled one of the...
  • Samsung unveils the full metal unibody Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3, its slimmest smartphones 31-10-2014 04:51 PM

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market. Samsung's smartphone woes began late last year and persisted through July-September, with its...
  • Woman seen harassed on NYC streets in video gets rape threats 31-10-2014 02:10 PM

    New York: A woman featured in a video in which she is harassed more than 100 times on New York City's streets said on Thursday that she has received dozens of rape threats after the clip was posted on the Internet and watched widely. The two-minute video posted on YouTube...
  • Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google 31-10-2014 10:08 AM

    Bangalore: Google said on Thursday that Andy Rubin, co-founder of its Android mobile business and head of its nascent robotics effort is leaving the company. Rubin will start a company to support startups interested in building technology-hardware products, Google said in an emailed response for comment on a Wall Street...
  • Jenson Button is a wanted man, says his manager 31-10-2014 08:47 AM

    Jenson Button is a wanted man, even if McLaren ultimately decide they do not want to retain the 2009 Formula One world champion for next season. "I'm getting phone calls from everyone because he is an exceptional driver, he's still in his prime, everyone wants to hire him. He is...
  • Formula One tweaks qualifying due to fewer cars 31-10-2014 08:38 AM

    Texas: Formula One has had to modify its qualifying format after financial problems ruled the Caterham and Marussia teams out of Sunday's US Grand Prix while Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is set to be sidelined by an engine penalty. Stewards said in a statement on Thursday that the slowest four...
  • Andy Murray in Tour Finals, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer win 31-10-2014 08:28 AM

    Andy Murray's recent resurgence continued when the Briton qualified for the ATP World Tour Finals by reaching the Paris Masters quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-3 win against Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Thursday. After dropping outside the world top 10 following his US Open quarter-final exit, Murray began a late push...
  • Controversial batsman Jesse Ryder gets World Cup lifeline 31-10-2014 08:16 AM

    Aggressive top-order batsman Jesse Ryder was passionate about rekindling his international career after he was thrown a World Cup lifeline by being named in a New Zealand 'A' team for one-day matches in the United Arab Emirates next month. The 30-year-old Ryder has been kept out of the national side...
  • Former Real Madrid forward Raul joins New York Cosmos 30-10-2014 10:15 PM

    New York: Former Real Madrid and Spain forward Raul has joined New York Cosmos for the 2015 season on a "multi-year" contract pending a medical, the North American Soccer League (NASL) club said on Thursday. As part of the deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, Raul, 37, will...
  • Jules Bianchi remains in critical but stable condition, says family 30-10-2014 09:36 PM

    Paris: Injured Formula One driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition, the Frenchman's family said on Thursday. "It will be four weeks this coming Sunday since Jules' accident and he remains in the Mie General Medical Center in Yokkaichi," Bianchi's family said in a statement released by...
  • Maine nurse defies state Ebola quarantine, leaves home 30-10-2014 09:25 PM

    A nurse in Maine, vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the New England state over an Ebola quarantine she calls scientifically unsound, defied the order and left her home for a bike ride on Thursday, according to television images. Kaci Hickox left her home in...
  • Ebola health worker restrictions could deter others: US envoy 30-10-2014 09:11 PM

    Brussels: Some countries are yet to shoulder their share of the Ebola response burden and some restrictions on aid workers returning home from West African nations hit hardest by the disease could deter thousands from helping, Samantha Power, the US envoy to the United Nations, said on Thursday. Power, after...
  • Hundreds of Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass graves 30-10-2014 09:03 PM

    Baghdad: The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday. Islamic State militants took the men from their villages to the city of Ramadi and killed them on Wednesday night and buried them,...
  • Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State 30-10-2014 08:56 PM

    Suruk: A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied US air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been encircled by the Sunni...
  • I'm proud to be gay, says Apple CEO Tim Cook 30-10-2014 05:47 PM

    Bangalore: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek. Cook has never previously acknowledged his sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,"...
  • Asian Tour's Karlberg leads CIMB Classic in Malaysia 30-10-2014 05:11 PM

    Asian Tour member Rikard Karlberg upstaged his illustrious PGA Tour counterparts by firing a bogey-free, seven-under-par 65 to lead the co-sanctioned CIMB Classic after Thursday's first round. The Swede is one of 10 Asian Tour players in the 78-man field at the $7 million tournament and becomes the first from...
  • Sevilla, Valencia face stiff test of credentials 30-10-2014 04:55 PM

    Atletico Madrid proved last season that with an inspirational coach, a group of committed players and an enthusiastic support, it is possible to get the better of wealthy Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga. Sevilla and Valencia, both sporadically able to keep pace with Real and Barca domestically in...
  • Lenovo closes $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola unit from Google 30-10-2014 04:51 PM

    Beijing: China's Lenovo Group said Thursday it has closed its $2.91 billion acquisition of the Motorola handset unit from Google, paving the way for a fresh assault on the US smartphone market. The purchase comes as Lenovo, the world's leading PC maker, ramps up its effort to diversify its business...
  • Isco keen to impress during Gareth Bale absence 30-10-2014 04:36 PM

    While Gareth Bale is fully expected to regain his place in the Real Madrid side when he returns from injury, team-mate Isco is making the most of his chance to prove his worth on the pitch. Coach Carlo Ancelotti has made it clear that a fit Bale, who became the...
  • Rap's Suge Knight, comedian Katt Williams arrested in robbery case 30-10-2014 04:31 PM

    (Reuters) - Hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of stealing a camera from a celebrity photographer in Beverly Hills last month, the Los Angeles County District attorney said on Wednesday. Knight, 49, and Williams, 43, were each charged with one count...