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  • Mayweather vs Pacquiao packs a pricey pay-per-view punch 28-04-2015 11:02 AM

    Guadalupe Jaimes, a Chicago roofing supply salesman, calls the $100 pay-per-view price tag for a high-definition broadcast of Saturday's boxing mega-match "ridiculous." It's a price that he and millions more will pay to watch an undefeated Floyd Mayweather take on Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on Saturday in one of...
  • Huawei Honor 4C: Huawei launches new affordable smartphone with 5-inch display, 13MP camera 28-04-2015 10:54 AM

    Beijing: Huawei Technologies launched the Honor 4C smartphone, the latest bid by the Chinese technology firm to gain market share in the highly competitive budget handset segment from domestic rivals such as Xiaomi Inc. The phone has a 5-inch display, slightly larger than the iPhone 6 and the same as...
  • Scientist Stephen Hawking tells upset fans Malik may be in parallel One Direction 28-04-2015 10:51 AM

    What is the cosmological effect of singer Zayn Malik leaving the best-selling boy band One Direction and consequently disappointing millions of teenage girls around the world? The advice of British cosmologist Stephen Hawking to heartbroken fans is to follow theoretical physics, because Malik may well still be a member of...
  • Rory McIlroy grouped with three Americans at Match Play event 28-04-2015 10:42 AM

    Top seed Rory McIlroy has been grouped with three highly-rated Americans for this week's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco. A draw on Monday put Northern Ireland's world number one up against reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, seven-times PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker and major champion Jason Dufner in...
  • La Liga: Real Madrid battling hard to thwart Barcelona treble charge 28-04-2015 08:51 AM

    Real Madrid have never won the Spanish treble and are fighting tooth and nail in La Liga to prevent arch-rivals Barcelona scooping Champions League and domestic league and Cup titles for a second time. Barca became the first, and so far only, Spanish side to achieve the feat in 2009...
  • United Spirits moves to oust chairman Vijay Mallya after audit 28-04-2015 08:09 AM

    The board of United Spirits Ltd, majority-owned by Britain's Diageo Plc, has begun a procedure to remove its chairman and former owner Vijay Mallya due to alleged financial irregularities in the company. Mallya has denied the allegations and said in a statement to Reuters on Monday he would not resign...
  • Microsoft phones infringe patents, rules judge; ban threat looms 28-04-2015 08:02 AM

    New York: Microsoft Corp lost a round in a potentially costly patent battle when a US International Trade Commission judge on Monday found that the software giant used InterDigital Inc's technology in its mobile phones without permission. The judge, Theodore Essex, said that Microsoft infringed two wireless cellular patents owned...
  • Shock turns into anger in quake-hit Nepal as people wait for assistance; foreign aid pours in 28-04-2015 07:24 AM

    Kathmandu: Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. International aid has finally begun to arrive in the Himalayan nation of...
  • Zimbabwe considering tour of Pakistan 27-04-2015 10:45 PM

    Cape Town: Zimbabwe are close to accepting an invitation to play in Pakistan next month in a one-day series that could mark the first visit by a test-playing nation since 2009. Zimbabwe were keen to undertake the tour but still need to settle financial guarantees and a memoranda of agreement...
  • Nepal scrambles to organise earthquake relief, death toll rises to 4000 27-04-2015 08:53 PM

    Kathmandu: Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains. The death toll from Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake climbed to 4000,...
  • Defiant Jose Mourinho defends Chelsea against 'boring' jibes 27-04-2015 08:42 PM

    London: Jose Mourinho has again refuted criticism that his team plays dull football after Arsenal fans jeered them with chants of "Boring, boring Chelsea" during the London derby on Sunday. The Premier League leaders relied on a watertight defence to earn a 0-0 draw at The Emirates and are within...
  • Vermaelen will have to win his place, says Barca coach 27-04-2015 08:09 PM

    Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen will have to win a place in the team like any other player now that he finally appears to have put his long-term injury woes behind him, coach Luis Enrique said on Monday. The Belgium centre back sustained a hamstring injury at last year's World Cup...
  • In Kathmandu Valley, earthquake-hit Nepalis fend for themselves 27-04-2015 06:20 PM

    Dhading: Barely any sign of an organised relief effort was visible outside Nepal's capital on Sunday, as aid agencies struggled to fly and truck relief supplies to a country stricken by its worst earthquake in eight decades. In the lush Dhading farming district 80 km (50 miles) outside Kathmandu, people...
  • Footballer Gurpreet Singh Sandhu defies dad to achieve Europe goal 27-04-2015 05:53 PM

    Like most Indian children with sporting ambitions, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's father wanted his son to become a cricketer but the goalkeeper is glad he did not heed the paternal advice. Last week, the 23-year-old shot stopper became the first Indian to play for a top-tier European club after making his...
  • Earthquake overwhelms Nepal's weak healthcare system 27-04-2015 05:34 PM

    Kathmandu: A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff. The country of 28 million has only 2.1 physicians and 50 hospital beds for every 10,000 people, according to a 2011...
  • Quake warnings of minutes, not hours, are possible, but pricey 27-04-2015 03:11 PM

    Kathmandu: Nepal's record of earthquakes dates to at least the 13th century, with significant temblors striking every 75 years or so. And through all that time, in Nepal as in most seismically active areas, there has been one constant: people in the path of destruction have had no idea when...
  • Pakistan bank on seniors to bounce back from 'lowest point' 27-04-2015 01:44 PM

    With Misbah-ul-Haq returning to take over the captaincy, a beleaguered Pakistan will hope to bounce back from their "lowest point" in international cricket in the two-test series against Bangladesh starting at Khulna on Tuesday. Bangladesh won their first one-day international against Pakistan in 16 years before going on to make...
  • Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear 27-04-2015 11:52 AM

    Kathmandu: Hundreds of Nepalis were fleeing the capital Kathmandu for the plains on Monday, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks following a massive earthquake that killed more than 3,200 people and faced with shortages of food and water. Roads leading out of the mountain valley city of one million...
  • Rescue teams airlift climbers stranded at high altitude on Everest 27-04-2015 11:15 AM

    Kathmandu: Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather on Monday, used helicopters to airlift climbers stranded for two days at high altitude on Mount Everest after a powerful earthquake triggered an avalanche that killed at least 17 people. Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that three helicopters had reached...
  • UNICEF says nearly a million children 'severely affected' in Nepal 27-04-2015 10:07 AM

    Mumbai: Nearly a million children have been "severely affected" by a severe earthquake in Nepal that has killed more than 3,200 people, a spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, as rescue and aid workers struggle to cope. With hundreds of thousands of Nepalis sleeping out...
  • Box Office: 'Furious 7' races past 'Age of Adaline' 27-04-2015 09:56 AM

    Los Angeles: Nothing, it seems, and certainly not Blake Lively, can get "Furious 7" to slam on the brakes. The mega-grossing sequel took the top spot at the weekend box office with $18.2 million, becoming the first film to come in first for four consecutive weekends since "The Hunger Games"...
  • 'Demons on the mountain'; survivors recall avalanche terror 27-04-2015 09:52 AM

    Kathmandu: When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red, drenched with blood streaming from gashes in his body from the avalanche that catapulted him across Mount Everest's base camp at lunchtime on Saturday. Khile was among the first 15 survivors flown from Everest to Kathmandu...
  • Chelsea's Oscar taken to hospital after collision in derby 27-04-2015 09:34 AM

    London: Chelsea's Brazil playmaker Oscar was taken to hospital after being clattered by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina during the 0-0 Premier League draw at the Emirates on Sunday. Oscar was played in by Cesc Fabregas in the 16th minute of the London derby and after dinking the ball over the...
  • Eden Hazard wins England's PFA player of the year award 27-04-2015 09:29 AM

    London: Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard won England's PFA player of the year award ahead of Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea on Sunday. England striker Kane, 21, was voted young player of the year at the Professional Footballers' Association awards dinner with Hazard, 24,...
  • Ratan Tata's investment likely to bolster Xiaomi's presence in India 27-04-2015 08:37 AM

    Mumbai: Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of the holding company of India's Tata conglomerate, has acquired a stake in Xiaomi Technology, a deal that is likely to bolster the Chinese phone maker's presence in the world's third-largest smartphone market. Financial details of the unspecified stake bought by Tata in Xiaomi, the...
  • Nokia denies return to phone making, says 'these reports are false' 27-04-2015 08:14 AM

    Helsinki : Finland's Nokia denied reports in Chinese media that it planned to return to manufacturing phones. "Nokia notes recent news reports claiming the company communicated an intention to manufacture consumer handsets out of a R&D facility in China. These reports are false," Nokia said in a statement posted on...
  • Quake survivors face acute crisis of water, power; hospitals short on emergency supplies 27-04-2015 07:50 AM

    Kathmandu: Barely any sign of an organised relief effort was visible outside Nepal's capital on Sunday, as aid agencies struggled to fly and truck relief supplies to a country stricken by its worst earthquake in eight decades. In the lush Dhading farming district 80 km (50 miles) outside Kathmandu, people...
  • Desperate survivors sleep in the open as aftershocks spread fear in Nepal 27-04-2015 07:27 AM

    Kathmandu: Thousands of desperate Nepalese spent another night in the open in the early hours of Monday, terrorised by strong aftershocks that continued to shake the country two days after a massive quake struck, killing almost 2,500 people. Across the capital, Kathmandu, and beyond, exhausted families whose homes were either...
  • Bayern Munich secure Bundesliga title with four games to spare 26-04-2015 11:00 PM

    Berlin: Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title with four games to spare Sunday, thanks to a little help from traditional rival Borussia Moenchengladbach. 'Gladbach forward Max Kruse scored in the last minute to inflict a 1-0 defeat on second-place Wolfsburg, removing the mathematical possibility of Bayern being caught. Kruse lifted...
  • We were out-fought by Everton, says Van Gaal 26-04-2015 10:05 PM

    Louis van Gaal accused his Manchester United players of being out-fought in a 3-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday that left the Premier League top-four door slightly ajar for Liverpool. Victory at Goodison Park would have all but guaranteed a return to the Champions League for United after this season's...