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  • India hope to get boxer Sarita Devi's suspension reversed 23-10-2014 03:06 PM

    Boxing India is confident of L Sarita Devi's return to the ring before too long after the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) suspended the 29-year-old for her petulant display at the recent Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. Sarita was furious after losing her semi-final bout in women's lightweight division to...
  • Caterham F1 factory closed, team's fate in the balance 23-10-2014 02:47 PM

    London: Caterham Formula One employees found their factory closed on Thursday but a legal administrator overseeing the property held out hope that the struggling team might still survive. Finbarr O'Connell told Reuters various parties had approached him to express interest either in the assets or keeping Caterham racing as an...
  • Champions League: Dortmund crush Galatasaray to maintain 100 percent record 23-10-2014 12:42 PM

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the first 18 minutes as Borussia Dortmund trounced Galatasaray 4-0 to maintain their status as Group D leaders in the Champions League on Wednesday. The Gabonese striker tapped in his first after six minutes, following a perfect pass from Marco Reus, and made it 2-0...
  • Woman who gouged her eyes with pencils in a hospital in California sues hospital and its administrators over viral photo 23-10-2014 09:15 AM

    Los Angeles: A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday. The plaintiff, who is not...
  • Federer opens Basel campaign in style, Nadal progresses 23-10-2014 08:34 AM

    Roger Federer began his pursuit for a sixth Swiss Indoors Basel title with an explosive 47-minute 6-2 6-1 victory over Gilles Muller on Wednesday after Rafael Nadal reached the quarter-final with a 6-1 6-1 win against Pierre-Hugues Herbert. Top seed Federer hit 12 winners in a 24-minute first set and...
  • Champions League: Arsenal victory papers over the cracks 23-10-2014 08:25 AM

    London: Arsenal's dramatic 2-1 Champions League win against Anderlecht on Wednesday rescued three valuable points but the victory only served to paper over the ever-widening cracks. Defender Kieran Gibbs and substitute forward Lukas Podolski scored in the final two minutes to dress up what had been another exceedingly underwhelming and...
  • Apple-1, the first Apple computer from 1976, sells for $905,000 at auction 23-10-2014 08:17 AM

    One of the few remaining examples of Apple's first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday, far outstripping expectations. The relic, which sparked a revolution in home computing, is thought to be one of the first batch of 50 Apple-1 machines assembled by...
  • Brendan Rodgers unimpressed by Balotelli's shirt swap 23-10-2014 08:12 AM

    Mario Balotelli's misfiring career at Anfield took another turn for the worst against Real Madrid on Wednesday with a halftime shirt-swap that did not impress manager Brendan Rodgers. With Liverpool 3-0 down and being outclassed by the champions, Balotelli was spotted by TV cameras indulging in an exchange of shirts...
  • Canada shooting: Parliament, government must function despite attacks, says PM Stephen Harper 23-10-2014 02:09 AM

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper voiced determination that Wednesday's shooting in the capital not deter the government and Parliament. "While the prime minister stated that facts are still being gathered, he condemned this despicable attack," a statement from the prime minister's office said after a soldier at the National...
  • Ebola death toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000: WHO 23-10-2014 12:48 AM

    Geneva: At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of October 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much. The WHO...
  • Canada Parliament attack: Soldier shot in Ottawa has died, guard injured, says cabinet minister 22-10-2014 11:54 PM

    Ottawa: The soldier shot at the Canadian war memorial in Ottawa has died, and a guard in the nearby parliament buildings has been wounded, Canadian cabinet minister Jason Kenney said on Wednesday. "Condolences to family of the soldier killed, & prayers for the Parliamentary guard wounded. Canada will not be...
  • Canada Parliament attack: Ottawa hospital says received three patients, two in stable condition 22-10-2014 11:48 PM

    Ottawa: Ottawa Hospital received three patients, two of whom are in stable condition, following shootings in the Canadian capital on Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. A Canadian soldier was shot at the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa and a suspected gunman was shot and killed...
  • US offers assistance to Canada in wake of Ottawa shootings 22-10-2014 11:27 PM

    Washington: The United States offered assistance to Canada on Wednesday in the wake of shootings at the Canadian parliament building in Ottawa, the White House said. Spokesman Josh Earnest said White House officials were working to arrange a phone call between President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper...
  • Canadian Parliament locked down, soldier fatally wounded in shooting, one suspect dead 22-10-2014 09:26 PM

    Ottawa: At least one gunman entered Canada's Parliament buildings on Wednesday and many shots were fired just outside the room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was addressing a meeting of legislators. Harper was safely removed from the building but the Parliament was locked down. Eyewitnesses said at least 30 shots...
  • Wipro eyes US boost ahead after Q2 misses forecasts 22-10-2014 08:16 PM

    Bangalore: India's third-biggest software services firm Wipro Ltd narrowly missed market expectations with an eight percent rise in second-quarter profit, but said it saw a rosier end to the year as more confident US clients increase spending. For the quarter ended September 30, Bangalore-based Wipro posted consolidated net profit of...
  • Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay quits club 22-10-2014 07:59 PM

    London: Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay said on Wednesday he was leaving Stamford Bridge after a decade in which Chelsea were crowned kings of Europe but also suffered plenty of off-field dramas too. Gourlay said in a statement he was off to "pursue new business challenges" after five years in...
  • Firing close to Canada Parliament building, one soldier shot at 22-10-2014 07:58 PM

    Ottawa: A Canadian soldier was shot at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and a shooter was seen running towards the nearby parliament buildings, where more shots were fired, according to media and eyewitness reports on Wednesday. The buildings were put on lockdown as police and tactical teams converged on...
  • Ana Ivanovic downs Eugenie Bouchard for first Singapore win 22-10-2014 07:47 PM

    Singapore: Ana Ivanovic recovered from her opening loss to race to a 6-1 6-3 victory over an out-of-sorts Eugenie Bouchard on Wednesday, putting the world number seven back into the mix for a WTA Finals last-four berth. The Serb was edged by world number one Serena Williams in her first...
  • Johnson & Johnson aims for 1 million Ebola vaccine doses in 2015 22-10-2014 05:22 PM

    London: Johnson & Johnson is accelerating work on its experimental Ebola vaccine and aims to produce 1 million doses next year, 250,000 of which are expected to be available by May. There is currently no proven vaccine against the deadly disease but several companies are racing to develop products. Clinical...
  • Ebola travel bans 'irrational', says Red Cross 22-10-2014 05:18 PM

    Beijing: Closing borders will not effectively curb Ebola infections, the head of the Red Cross said on Wednesday, amid debate over whether bans on travel from hardest-hit African countries would help combat the spread of the deadly virus. This year's outbreak of the highly infectious haemorrhagic fever thought to have...
  • Islamic State onslaught on Yazidis may be attempted genocide: UN 22-10-2014 05:01 PM

    United Nations: The campaign of Islamic State militants against Iraq's Yazidi minority may be attempted genocide, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Ivan Simonovic said on Tuesday. "Facts are indicating that actions against Yazidis may amount to attempted genocide," he told a small group of reporters at the United Nations...
  • ICC 'concerned' by India-West Indies dispute 22-10-2014 04:37 PM

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed its concern about the dispute between the Indian and West Indian cricket boards but says it is powerless to intervene. The ICC released a statement on Wednesday saying it was closely following the case and would discuss the dispute next month but did...
  • Serena Williams thrashed by Simona Halep at WTA Finals 22-10-2014 04:29 PM

    World number one Serena Williams suffered one of the heaviest defeats of her long and illustrious career as she was humbled 6-0, 6-2 by Romanian Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday. The 18-times grand slam winner won only nine points in the opening set as her game deserted...
  • Goal hungry Messi targets El Clasico 22-10-2014 04:02 PM

    Lionel Messi took a step closer to the Champions League scoring record against Ajax on Tuesday and now turns his target to the El Clasico with Real Madrid on Saturday and the all-time LaLiga goals tally. His partnership with Neymar is blossoming this season after a slow start and he...
  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93 22-10-2014 03:37 PM

    Washington: Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday aged 93. Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced...
  • Manchester United job was just too big for Moyes, says Ferguson 22-10-2014 03:33 PM

    Alex Ferguson has broken his silence on David Moyes' short, traumatic reign at Manchester United, saying the former Everton manager underestimated the size of the job while denying he retired leaving the club in decline. In an updated version of his book, "My Autobiography", Ferguson also says it was "nonsense"...
  • DLF seeks interim relief from capital market ban 22-10-2014 12:44 PM

    Mumbai: DLF Ltd, India's biggest listed property company, on Wednesday appealed for interim relief from a three-year ban from accessing capital markets by the regulator. DLF lodged its appeal with the Securities Appellate Tribunal, which will conduct its next hearing on October 30. In its harshest ever punishment, the Securities...
  • I was victim of racist chants, says Luiz Adriano 22-10-2014 10:26 AM

    Luiz Adriano, who scored five goals in Shakhtar Donetsk's record-tying 7-0 Champions League win at BATE Borisov on Tuesday, said he was the victim of racist chanting from a section of the crowd. "I heard rude abuse...racist ones," the Brazilian marksman was quoted as saying on Shakhtar's website. "Supporters behaved...
  • Caterham F1 team faces battle over cars 22-10-2014 10:12 AM

    London: The future of the struggling Caterham Formula One team was thrown into further doubt on Tuesday when an administrator laid claim to their race cars and warned they could not leave the factory without his agreement. Team sources disputed that, however, and said they should not be affected by...
  • We need to do better, says Pep Guardiola after Bayern Munich hit seven 22-10-2014 10:11 AM

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola, never easy to please, said after his team's 7-1 demolition of AS Roma that the Bundesliga champions can still do better. "We have a few things to improve and one of them is that we gave Roma too many chances at the start of the...