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  • Indira Gandhi International adjudged world's best airport 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged the world's best airport for the year 2014, under the category of handling 25 to 40 million passengers per annum, officials said on Saturday. Airports Council International (ACI) presented the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award to IGIA at a...
  • Rory McIlroy rallies to survive, Jordan Spieth eliminated in Match Play 3 days ago

    San Francisco: The new Match Play Championship felt a lot like the old one Friday when one top seed after another began making plans to go home. Rory McIlroy kept some star power at TPC Harding Park with a comeback that shows why he is No. 1 in the world. After...
  • Rickie Fowler wins to secure a spot in Saturday's Match Play 4 days ago

    San Francisco: Masters champion Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler were making putts from everywhere on Thursday in the Match Play Championship. Fowler survived a tough match and already secured his spot for the weekend. Spieth rolled to another easy victory and still faces the prospect of going home on Friday. Even with a...
  • Golf: Jordan Spieth advances on a day of hand-wringing at Match Play 5 days ago

    San Francisco: Even with a new format, the objective didn't change in the Match Play Championship. And neither did the emotions. Masters champion Jordan Spieth, still equipped with that sporty short game, made seven birdies in 16 holes and had an easy time against Mikko Ilonen of Finland. Rory McIlroy, the top...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 4 April 24, 2015

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 3 round-up: Joe Root's sixth Test hundred piloted England to a position of control at 373 for 6 in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 299 at stumps on the third day of the second Test on...
  • Amidst 'he's cute' sighs, Jordan's Prince becomes the youngest to chair UN Security Council meet April 24, 2015

    United Nations: Jordan's 20-year-old crown prince has become the youngest person ever to chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, to applause and some "He's cute!" sighs. Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II led an open debate on how youth can combat violent extremism and what he calls its...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3 April 23, 2015

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 2 round-up: England openers Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott made a solid start in reply to West Indies' total of 299 by reaching 74 without loss on the second day of the second Test on Wednesday. Cook, who has not scored...
  • Jordan Henderson signs new long-term deal with Liverpool April 23, 2015

    Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson has committed his future to the Reds by signing a new long-term contract, the Premier League club said on Thursday. No details were given on the Liverpool website but media reports indicated the midfielders' deal was for five years and worth at least 100,000 pounds ($150,000) a...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2 April 22, 2015

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page Day 1 Report: A patient 94 not out from Marlon Samuels helped West Indies recover against England to end the first day of the second test on 188 for five in Grenada. While the tourists will be frustrated at not having made...
  • Jordan hopes England fire all cylinders on Day 2 against WI April 22, 2015

    Marlon Samuels's unbeaten 94 keeps West Indies afloat after slipping to 129 for 5. ...
  • We are in a good position: Chris Jordan April 15, 2015

    England came back well and have things under control in the Test match against West Indies, feels Chris Jordan....
  • Young guns have taken over, says Jason Day April 15, 2015

    Jordan Spieth's U.S. Masters victory struck another huge blow for golf's 'Generation Next', leaving an inspired Jason Day convinced of a changing of the guard. The 21-year-old Spieth's brilliant wire-to-wire win at Augusta shot him up to world number two behind top-ranked 25-year-old Rory McIlroy. Between them, the pair have won the...
  • Jordan Spieth claims wire-to-wire victory at Masters April 13, 2015

    Young gun Jordan Spieth, evoking memories of Tiger Woods at Augusta National 18 years ago, added his name to golf's record books with a stunning wire-to-wire victory by four shots at the Masters on Sunday. Ice-cool whenever he faced adversity, the 21-year-old American who is known for his brilliant putting closed...
  • Jordan Spieth sets another Masters record, has 4-shot lead April 12, 2015

    Augusta: Jordan Spieth seized control of the Masters with a performance not seen since another 21-year-old, Tiger Woods, first blazed his way around Augusta National. He made four birdies in five holes on the back nine to stretch his lead to seven shots. Standing on the 17th tee, he already was...
  • Jordan Spieth makes Masters look like child's play April 11, 2015

    Augusta: Jordan Spieth is making the Masters look easy. He opened with a 64 despite making a bogey at the easiest hole on the course. He followed with a bogey-free 66 in which he missed a pair of 6-foot birdie putts. He still broke the 36-hole Masters record that had stood...
  • Jordan Spieth sizzles at Masters, Rory McIlroy seven back April 10, 2015

    Augusta: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods dominated the build-up to this week's Masters but it was exciting American Jordan Spieth who produced the fireworks in a gripping opening round at Augusta National on Thursday. Spieth, the hottest player in the game over the past six months, raised hopes of shooting the...
  • India supports Russian resolution opposing benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff March 26, 2015

    United Nations: At a time when there is a raging debate calling for decriminalising gay sex back home, India has supported a Russian-drafted resolution that opposed benefits for same-sex partners of UN staff but it failed to pass in the General Assembly committee. The Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, that...
  • EPL: Henderson's freak goal keeps Liverpool flying high March 17, 2015

    Midfielder Jordan Henderson's fluke second-half goal kept Liverpool firmly in contention for a Premier League top-four finish with a 1-0 win at Swansea City on Monday. Liverpool got lucky on 68 minutes when Jordi Amat slid in ahead of Henderson to try and clear but the ball ricocheted back off the...
  • Anger to fuel England against Afghanistan in Cricket World Cup: Chris Jordan March 11, 2015

    Sydney: England allrounder Chris Jordan said the anger the team felt at their early World Cup exit would fuel the side in their final pool match against Afghanistan in Sydney on Friday. Monday's 15-run loss to Bangladesh in Adelaide meant England were no longer able to qualify for the quarter-finals. It also...
  • EPL: Liverpool beat Burnley 2-0 to stay in touch with top four March 5, 2015

    Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge scored for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Burnley that kept the Reds in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Wednesday. Henderson, standing in as captain for Steven Gerrard, slotted home in the 29th minute and Daniel Sturridge headed in the second in the 51st...
  • Jordan not intimidated by IS militants' action: King Abdullah II March 2, 2015

    The King of Jordan spoke publicly about a Jordanian pilot being killed burnt alive by Islamic State militants. King Abdullah II said that his nation is not intimidated by the Islamic State's action. ...
  • Jordan says it launched 56 airstrikes against Islamic State February 8, 2015

    Amman: Jordan has launched 56 airstrikes against Islamic State group weapons depots, training centers and military barracks since terrorists released a video of them burning a Jordanian pilot to death, Jordan's air force chief said on Sunday. Jordanian officials have said they would retaliate harshly for the slaying of the pilot,...
  • Jordan says pilot murder 'turning point' in Islamic State fight February 7, 2015

    Amman: The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State group is a "turning point" in the kingdom's fight against the jihadists, a minister said in remarks published on Saturday. Air strikes carried out so far by Jordan's air force were "the beginning of an ongoing process to...
  • Jordan vows to 'eradicate' Islamic State as thousands march for pilot February 6, 2015

    Amman: Jordan vowed further retaliation against the Islamic State group for the burning alive of one of its pilots, as thousands rallied in Amman on Friday in solidarity with his grieving family. The Jordanian military said "dozens of jet fighters" struck IS targets on Thursday, hitting terrorist training camps as well...
  • PM Modi condemns killing of Jordanian pilot by ISIS February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday strongly condemned the "senseless" killing of Jordanian pilot by ISIS terrorists and said it calls for a concerted global response to the persisting menace of terrorism. Modi wrote to King of Jordan Abdullah-II Ibn Al-Hussein, saying he was "deeply shocked and saddened to...
  • Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on Islamic State February 5, 2015

    Amman: Jordanian fighter jets have carried out new air strikes, the military said on Thursday, a day after the country's king vowed to wage a "harsh" war against Islamic State terrorists who control parts of neighbouring Syria and Iraq. The army statement did not say which country was targeted. Jordan is...
  • Jordan executes two jihadists in response to pilot murder: AFP February 4, 2015

    Beirut: Jordan has said that it has executed two prisoners after the Isis (Islamic State) group released a video purportedly showing a Jordanian pilot being burned alive. A security official said that an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber on death row, Rishawi, and another jihadist was executed at dawn on Wednesday local...
  • Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama February 2, 2015

    Amman: Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a US-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said on Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the terrorists. Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh spoke a day after another Islamic State hostage,...
  • 'Fantastic Four' teaser: The future of mankind now rests on the shoulders of Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B Jordan January 28, 2015

    This is a piece of fantastic news for all Marvel fans. 'Fantastic Four', a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team...
  • Father asks Islamic State to treat captured pilot son as 'guest' December 25, 2014

    Amman: The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by Islamic State fighters after his plane crashed in Syria said he did not consider his son a hostage and called on his captors to treat him as a "guest". Jordan is one of several Arab countries participating in the US-led military mission...