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  • I need more races, says Usain Bolt August 18, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100-metre race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The six-time Olympic champion clocked 10.06 seconds to beat Britain's Mark Lewis Francis (10.42) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44) on the Copacabana beach track, Xinhua reported. "I had a...
  • Goa Deputy CM apologises for 'Hindu nation' remark July 28, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday apologized for his comment that India was already a Hindu nation. "My opinion could be wrong for others. I accept it. I don't say it is the most correct opinion. You might say I am wrong. If anyone's sentiment is hurt, I...
  • India is a Hindu nation, I am a Christian Hindu, says Goa Deputy CM July 25, 2014

    Panaji: There is no stopping Goa ministers who have been sparking controversies with their statements for the past few days. Now, Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has backed minister Deepak Dhavalikar's views on 'Hindu nation'. "India is a Hindu nation, it's Hindustan, all Indians in Hindustan are Hindu. I am...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre says price checks in place; Opposition stages walk out July 7, 2014

    Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. ...
  • Pope apologises for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church's sexual abuse July 7, 2014

    Vatican city: Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering," he said in...
  • Defying pope, Italian church parade stops by Mafioso's house in tribute July 7, 2014

    Rome: In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Sunday denounced the tribute in Oppido Mamertina, a Calabrian town and 'ndrangheta crime syndicate stronghold, as "deplorable and disgusting."...
  • Pope Francis lambasts mobsters, says mafiosi 'are excommunicated' June 22, 2014

    Sibari (Italy): Pope Francis on Saturday issued the strongest attack on organised crime groups by a pontiff in two decades, accusing them of practising the "the adoration of evil" and saying mafiosi are excommunicated. It was the first time a pope had used the word excommunication - a total cutoff from...
  • I didn't want to make 'The Godfather', but I needed the money, it was a job: Francis Ford Coppola June 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: It is considered the most famous gangster movie but director Francis Ford Coppola has revealed that he was initially reluctant to adapt Mario Puzo's 'Godfather'. Coppola shared some interesting anecdotes about his career as a writer-director-producer during the Producers Guild's Produced By Conference in Burbank. The director's many initial films...
  • Indian football coach Wim Koevarmans names 30 players for Asian Games camp June 4, 2014

    India's chief football coach Wim Koevarmans on Wednesday announced his list of 30 probables for the Incheon Asian Games training camp that would be held in Bangalore from July 1-20. The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will also provide an exposure tour for the team after the camp is over. Sunil Chhetri,...
  • Pope expresses deep sorrow over Brussels museum shooting May 25, 2014

    Pope Francis on Sunday said he was deeply saddened by a deadly shooting attack in Belgium which left three people dead, including two Israelis. "I am profoundly saddened, my thoughts go out to those who lost their lives in the attack in Brussels," the 77-year-old pontiff said as he arrived in...
  • Oscar-honored 'Godfather' cinematographer Gordon Willis dead at 82: Reports May 19, 2014

    Reuters: Gordon Willis, the cinematographer responsible for stirring camera work in such film classics as the "Godfather" trilogy and several of Woody Allen's best-known films, has died aged 82, Hollywood publications reported on Sunday. "This is a momentous loss," American Society of Cinematographers President Richard Crudo told Deadline. "He was one...
  • Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints April 27, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in front of more than half a million pilgrims on Sunday, hailing both as courageous men who withstood the tragedies of the 20th century. Cheers and applause rang out across St Peter's Square after the historic double...
  • All your prayers have been answered. A cheeky Viagra-laced ice cream named 'The Arousal' has 25 mgs of the drug in it April 16, 2014

    The blog Lick Me I'm Delicious, created by award winning food inventor Charlie Harry Francis, has debuted every man's dream dessert. The Viagra-laced ice cream is aptly called 'The Arousal'. Each 'ball' of the ice cream is dosed with 25mgs of Viagra and flavoured with bubbly champagne.Francis, who grew up...
  • Watch: Pope swarmed by fans seeking selfies with him April 14, 2014

    The selfie-fever has now spread to the Vatican. With Easter approaching, the Pope was swarmed by crowds but this time they were trying to take selfies with him. Watch! ...
  • Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily April 13, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis, marking Palm on Sunday in a packed St Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he hopped off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people in the crowd. In his homily, Francis called on people,...
  • Fraser-Pryce targeting third straight 100m Olympic gold April 8, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is aiming at Rio 2016 to become the first female sprinter to win 100 metres gold at three straight Olympics, her coach Stephen Francis has said. The pint-sized Jamaican captured the gold in Beijing in 2008 - her breakout year - and followed up by defending...
  • Minorities 'apprehensive' about Modi becoming PM: Goa BJP leader March 29, 2014

    Panaji: In remarks that are likely to embarrass BJP leadership in run-up to the elections, senior party leader and Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Saturday said minorities continue to be "apprehensive" about Narendra Modi becoming prime minister, even as he billed BJP the "most secular" party. "The apprehension (about...
  • What crime does a Pope confess to? Pope Francis goes to confession, says he once stole a rosary cross March 29, 2014

    Pope Francis confessed that he took the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock. He said he did so telling the late priest, "Give me half your mercy." Francis made the revelation during an informal chat...
  • Oklahoma Girl Scout sets cookie sales record at over 18,000 boxes March 25, 2014

    A nearly 30-year-old record for Girl Scout cookie sales has been crumbled by Oklahoma City scout Katie Francis, who has so far sold 18,107 boxes by asking anyone who crossed her path to buy some of the sweets. "There's three ingredients to selling cookies: There's lots of time, lots of commitment,...
  • Pope appoints former child victim to church group on sex abuse March 22, 2014

    Pope Francis on Saturday named a woman molested by a priest as a child to be part of a core group to help the Catholic Church fight the clerical sexual abuse of minors that has haunted it for over two decades The first eight members - four women and four men...
  • Tolerant of homosexuals, openly mingles, was a bouncer, owned a Harley, clicks selfies: Why Francis is the coolest Pope ever March 14, 2014

    From his simple sound bites to his breaking of Vatican rules, Pope Francis has made being Catholic cool in his first year. He might not like his superstar status, but he certainly knows how to work a crowd and he has endeared himself to the public for looking out for...
  • The 26 wildest selfies of all time: Starring Barack Obama, a fighter jet pilot, Ellen Degeneres and the Pope March 11, 2014

    The Oscar selfie that broke the Internet was only a culmination of a trend celebrities have taken to bizarre depths. The Pope posed with young people for a papal selfie. The great-great-great grandchildren of author Charles Dickens reportedly took a selfie with his statue on his 202nd birthday. The selfie...
  • Pope's simple style influencing cardinal fashion February 21, 2014

    Vatican City: No glitzy gold, no rich velvet, no regal fur. Pope Francis' pared down papal wardrobe of sensible black shoes and a white cassock so thin you can see his black trousers through it is a perfect fit for his call for simplicity and humility among his clergy. The pope's...
  • What sorcery is this? Adorable photos of the Pope struggling to keep his mantle and cap straight in a gust of strong wind February 21, 2014

    Pope Francis is really having a bit of a struggle. A gust of wind blows his mantle as he reads his speech during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Your first reaction is to burst out laughing, and probably his too. But then you notice...
  • A year after resignation, ex-Pope Benedict has no regrets February 10, 2014

    A year after his shock resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict has no regrets and believes history will vindicate his tumultuous and much-criticized papacy, the man closest to him told Reuters in a rare interview. Archbishop Georg Ganswein, who now works for the former pope as well as being the head of Pope...
  • Pope Francis may visit Sri Lanka on Asia trip February 10, 2014

    Pope Francis on Saturday told Sri Lankans living in Italy that he hoped to take up an invitation to visit their country, where the wounds of civil war still needed to heal. The Pope met a group of Sri Lankan pilgrims, led by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo, who...
  • Pope's Harley goes under auction hammer in Paris February 6, 2014

    Paris: A Harley-Davidson motorcycle donated last year to Pope Francis is being sold at a Paris auction to benefit charity. It's unknown whether the pontiff ever rode the custom 2013 Dyna Super Glide that was a gift from Willie Davidson, a retired Harley-Davidson designer and grandson of the company's co-founder. The pope's...
  • News 360: DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. ...
  • SuperPope graffiti of Francis sprouts up in Vatican January 29, 2014

    It wasn't enough that Pope Francis was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" or that he fronted this week's Rolling Stone magazine. Now there's SuperPope graffiti sprouting up around the Vatican. The white caped crusader appeared on Tuesday on a wall just off Borgo Pio, a tiny cobble-stoned street near...