WORLD

  • World's deadliest earthquakes of the past years 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Below is a list of some of the world's deadliest earthquakes in the past 30 years. August 11, 2012: Twin earthquakes with a magnitude 6.3 and 6.4 leave 306 dead and more than 3,000 injured near the Iranian city of Tabriz. March 11, 2011: Nearly 18,900 are killed when a tsunami...
  • World War II-era bomb found in US college campus, detonated by military 11 hours 44 minutes ago

    Wrightstown: The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound (225-kilogram) World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college. The unexploded ordnance was taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It had been discovered during excavation for a...
  • Indian hockey team starts training for Japan series 22 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team today began the preparation for the upcoming Test series against Japan but coach Paul van Ass has FIH Hockey World League semi-final in mind as the players fine-tuned their skills in a practice session. The India-Japan Test Series is scheduled from 03 to 09 May 2015...
  • Coach Nicolai Adam plans 4 exposure trips before 2017 U-17 football WC Yesterday

    New Delhi: Newly appointed German coach Nicolai Adam said on Thursday that he plans at least four foreign exposure trips for the football team as part of preparations for the 2017 Under-17 FIFA World Cup, to he hosted by the country. Addressing his first press conference after taking charge as head...
  • Sandra Bullock named 'World's Most Beautiful Woman' for 2015 2 days ago

    Los Angeles: People magazine has named actress Sandra Bullock the "World's Most Beautiful Woman" for 2015. "No, really. I just said, 'That's ridiculous'. I've told no one," Bullock said. The news was announced on NBC's 'Today', reports eonline.com. What does beauty mean to the 50-year-old mother of five-year-old son Louis Bullock? "Real beauty...
  • Dozens of dinosaur eggs found at construction site in China 2 days ago

    Beijing: The Chinese city that holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs has added to its collection after dozens more were unearthed at a construction site, state media reported. A nest containing 43 dinosaur egg fossils was found in the city of Heyuan in southern China's Guangdong...
  • Indian women hold top seed Ukraine in world team chess championship 3 days ago

    Aided by an excellent victory by Padmini Rout against former world champion Anna Ushenina, the Indian women played out a draw with top seed Ukrainian women in the third round of world women's team chess championship in China. It was the clinical approach by Padmini that stole the limelight on another...
  • Japanese maglev train sets world speed record, clocks 603 kilometres per hour 4 days ago

    Tokyo: Central Japan Railway's high-speed train broke its own world speed record on Tuesday, clocking 603 kilometres per hour (374.69 miles per hour), after having set the previous record less than a week ago. The maglev magnetically levitated train broke the record during a 42-km test run in Yamanashi, a district...
  • Just when you thought a T-Rex was deadly enough, here comes 'Jurassic World' 4 days ago

    Los Angeles:'Jurassic Park' fans have had a glimpse of the long-awaited fourth instalment in the dinosaur disaster franchise, with the release of the film's trailer heralding a terrifying new predator. Twenty-two years after the events of 'Jurassic Park', the film is set at the 'Jurassic World' dinosaur theme park on Nuba...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show 4 days ago

    Junior CJs from World Vision India get us stories that matter to them and to other children across the country. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas, @ShylajaVarma Video Editor: Narendra Kumar ...
  • World Vision’s Junior CJ’s 4 days ago

    Citizen Journalist Show in partnership with World Vision India gets us the story of Arjun, who not only fought drug abuse but is now setting an example for many children like him to follow. ...
  • China, Pakistan ink CPEC, 50 other deals on Xi Jinping's historic visit 4 days ago

    Islamabad: China on Monday struck as many as 51 agreements with all-weather ally Pakistan, including the multibillion dollar economic corridor through the PoK that will expand the communist giant's influence in India's neighbourhood. Chinese President Xi Jinping formally unveiled the ambitious 3,000 km-long China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his historic maiden...
  • Qatar floats idea of housing 12,000 football fans on ships 4 days ago

    Doha: Qatar plans to accomodate some 12,000 football fans on cruise ships during the World Cup in 2022, a spokesman for the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said on Monday. The proposal for "floating hotels" is a revival of an idea which was initially rejected two years ago. However, Qatar is now seeking...
  • The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will be the best ever: Sepp Blatter 4 days ago

    Moscow: Nothing will stop Russia from hosting the best World Cup in the tournament's history in 2018, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on a visit to one of the host venues Sochi on Monday. "I am a happy and proud president. I am proud that Russia is getting ready to host...
  • Sponsored: Wins, the analytics advantage in Cricket 5 days ago

    If cricket is religion in India, the World Cup is the ultimate test of its devotees' faith. Cricket is a game that has rules on and off the playing field. A match is seldom watched alone, in quiet solitude. The world and its uncle suddenly become connoisseurs and each has their...
  • Sponsored: Wins - the analytics advantage in Cricket 5 days ago

    If cricket is religion in India, the World Cup is the ultimate test of its devotees' faith. Cricket is a game that has rules on and off the playing field. A match is seldom watched alone, in quiet solitude. The world and its uncle suddenly become connoisseurs and each has their...
  • Why Lake George, the 'Queen of American Lakes', is also the 'world's smartest lake 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Who would have thought a glacially sculpted basin filled by clear waters could be turned into a 'smart' water body to study Big Data! IBM and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute along with a local non-profit organization-The Fund for Lake George, have turned New York's Lake George into the...
  • Mohammad Nabi quits as Afghanistan captain 5 days ago

    Mohammad Nabi resigned as captain of Afghanistan on Sunday (April 19) following the team's 2015 World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand last month. Nabi said his lack of form was one of the primary reasons for stepping down. "I have served Afghanistan's national team as captain for more than...
  • Star wrestler Sushil Kumar sets sights on World Championships 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar has set his sights on the prestigious World Championships in the United States in September to start his preparations for next year's Rio Games in right earnest. Sushil, who will skip next month's Asian Championships in Doha, on Sunday said that he would...
  • Brazil's FIFA World Cup winner Paulo Cesar sells medal to buy cocaine 6 days ago

    Rio de Janeiro: Paulo Cesar, a member of Brazil's famed 1970 football World Cup winning team, has admitted he sold the gold medal to buy cocaine. The former Brazilian star said on Saturday he regretted selling the "precious medal", reports Xinhua. The 65-year-old Cesar, who had played for famous Brazilian clubs Botafogo,...
  • CSA denies interference in World Cup semifinal playing XI 6 days ago

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) has categorically denied interfering in selection of the team's playing XI for the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand last month. An official CSA statement was sent out on Saturday (April 18) following a factual examination done by three independent directors of the board. Reports over possible instructions...
  • Serena Williams beats Camila Giorgi to give US 1-0 lead over Italy 1 week ago

    Italy: Top-ranked Serena Williams overcame a stiff challenge in the opening set for a 7-6 (5), 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi on Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 lead over Italy in a Fed Cup World Group playoff. Neither player broke serve in a highly competitive first set, which...
  • Indian men bank on P Harikrishna in World Team Chess championship 1 week ago

    Grandmaster P Harikrishna will be the driving force as a slightly depleted Indian team will take on some of the finest teams in the World Team Chess championship. Harikrishna, the lone Indian in the top fifty of world ranking besides Viswanathan Anand, along with Krishnan Sasikiran has a task cut out. SP...
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police 1 week ago

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • Indian women seek glory in World Team Chess Championship 1 week ago

    Chengdu: Led by world number three Koneru Humpy, the Indian women's team will look for an unprecedented medal haul when it competes in the World Team Chess Championship that gets underway in Chengdu. Humpy, who was ousted in the quarter-finals of the world women championship recently, will be the mainstay while...
  • World Bank chief praises PM Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna 1 week ago

    Washington: The World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim on Friday said that the "strong visionary leadership" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resulted in "extraordinary effort" by India on financial inclusion of its people. The World Bank in a report released this week said by January 2015, 125 million bank accounts...
  • 'Amazingly intact' World War II aircraft carrier found in Pacific April 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: Experts have discovered a World War II US aircraft carrier that is "amazingly intact" despite languishing on the bottom of the Pacific for more than 60 years. The former USS Independence is resting in 2,600 feet (800 meters) of water off California's Farallon Islands with its hull and flight...
  • I hope to maintain my position as World No.1, says Saina Nehwal April 16, 2015

    Saina Nehwal regained the number one position in international rankings after Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list issued. ...
  • Money forced me to quit Zimbabwe and play county: Brendan Taylor April 16, 2015

    Nottingham: Former Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor has said his decision to retire from international cricket and play for English county Nottinghamshire was primarily because of financial benefits. Taylor reportedly earned around 250 Australian dollars before tax for his World Cup efforts. In contrast, established county cricketers could expect to earn between...
  • Is cricket no longer the sought-after sport for advertisers in India? April 16, 2015

    Cricket is not just a sport but almost a religion for India, home to over a billion people. The gentleman's game has captured the imagination of millions of fans and ruled over their hearts for ages. However, the sport seems to be gradually losing its sheen to other sports that...