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  • EPL Team Preview: Mourinho's Chelsea can't afford another trophyless season 6 days ago

    London: Perhaps only Jose Mourinho could survive as Chelsea manager following a trophyless season. Surely another year of failure would stretch the patience of owner Roman Abramovich again. When his six years in exile from Stamford Bridge ended last year, Mourinho could reasonably claim that time was required to rebuild...
  • 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...
  • Malaysia's top court forbids non-Muslims from using 'Allah' June 23, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top court on Monday upheld a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using "Allah" to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church that argued that the ban failed to consider the rights of minorities in the mostly Muslim nation. In a 4-3 decision, the Federal...
  • Injured Russia captain Roman Shirokov to miss football World Cup June 6, 2014

    Moscow: Injured Russia captain Roman Shirokov has been ruled out of the World Cup after his team beat Morocco 2-0 in their final pre-tournament friendly on Friday. The Zenit St. Petersburg midfielder has missed all three of Russia's World Cup warmup games. Russia coach Fabio Capello said Shirokov will go to...
  • Keanu Reeves to star in Eli Roth's psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock' April 7, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Keanu Reeves has joined the cast of Eli Roth's upcoming psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock'. The actor will star in the lead role and he will also serve as executive producer on the project, which enters production later this month, reports digitalspy.co.uk. According to Deadline, filming on the movie will...
  • Chelsea comply with FFP rules despite USD81m deficit January 1, 2014

    London: Roman Abramovich's Chelsea will comply with new European Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules despite returning to loss for the year ending June 2013. "Although the Europa League was won, a reduction in income from that success compared with winning the Champions League in 2012 contributed to a loss for the...
  • Pope Francis urges atheists to join forces with believers December 26, 2013

    Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called on atheists to unite with believers of all religions and work for "a homemade peace" that can spread across the world. ...
  • Indian wrestlers strike gold at Commonwealth Championships December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian men's Greco Roman wrestling team notched up a rich haul of seven gold, five silver and two bronze medals at the Commonwealth Championships held in Johannesburg from December 5 to 7. The women's team ended runner-up in the event by winning two gold, four silver & five...
  • Italy Senate expels 3-time ex-Premier Berlusconi November 29, 2013

    Rome: Three-time former Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ousted from Parliament on Wednesday after two decades as a lawmaker, defiantly calling it "a day of mourning for democracy" and pledging to continue in politics. After weeks of maneuvering, appeals and even an attempt to bring down the government, Berlusconi's delay tactics ran...
  • Webber fastest in final practice for Brazilian GP November 23, 2013

    Sao Paulo: Mark Webber of Red Bull was fastest on a wet track in the final practice before qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday. Webber, who is leaving Formula One after Sunday's race, had a lap of 1 minute, 27.891 seconds at Interlagos, ahead of Lotus drivers Roman Grosjean...
  • Roman Polanski's documentary on racing comes to limelight after 40 years November 20, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Weekend of a Champion,' a documentary about British Formula One driver Jackie Stewart, went unnoticed for about 40 years until the London film lab where it was stored was closing and asked its producer, Roman Polanski, what to do with it. The Polish-French filmmaker, 80, had all but forgotten...
  • Germany call-up is cherry on top, says keeper Roman Weidenfeller November 12, 2013

    Berlin: Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller's belated Germany call-up is a dream come true and the cherry on top of a long and successful club career, the 33-year-old said on Tuesday. Weidenfeller was overlooked for years by coach Joachim Loew despite outstanding seasons with Dortmund that included consecutive league titles in...
  • Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller gets Germany call November 8, 2013

    Berlin: Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller earned his first Germany call up at the age of 33 when coach Joachim Loew included him in the 24-man squad for their friendly games in Italy and England later this month. Weidenfeller has been outstanding for his club in the past few seasons as...
  • Little boy sits in Pope's chair, steals the show October 31, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis was delivering a homily but a little boy stole the show. Francis was speaking in St. Peter's Square about the important role grandparents play when a little boy walked up behind him and confidently climbed up and sat down on the pontiff's white chair. The Vatican says Francis...
  • Muslim rebels display human shield tied by rope in southern Philippine standoff September 11, 2013

    Zamboanga city: Rogue Muslim rebels seeking to declare an independent state put a dozen civilians tied together by rope on display as a human shield on Wednesday as a standoff with security forces in a southern Philippine city entered its third day. Waving white flags, the hostages shouted "please don't shoot"...
  • Chelsea hijack Tottenham's bid for Willian August 23, 2013

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic has sprung in a surprise and personally launched a bid to acquire Anzhi playmaker Willian Borges da Silva. The Brazilian, who has passed his medical at Tottenham has now been among discussions with the Blues after a lucrative offer of 32 million pounds. With Bale's future still hanging...
  • Abramovich never interfered in team affairs: Mourinho June 16, 2013

    London: Jose Mourinho has rejected the notion Roman Abramovich interfered in team affairs in his first spell as Chelsea manager and also denied the Russian owner went over his head to land big-money buy Andriy Shevchenko in 2006. Mourinho said he was in complete control of all playing matters between 2004-07...
  • Pope leads Catholics in first worldwide 'Holy Hour' June 3, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis led Roman Catholics on Sunday in the first worldwide "Holy Hour," in which participants prayed at the same time around the globe for those suffering from war, slave labour, human trafficking and the economic crisis. The Vatican asked Catholics to join him between 5-6 pm Rome time...
  • Bhim Singh loses bronze-medal bout at Asian wrestling c'ship April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: India's hopes of winning a medal in the Greco-Roman category went up in smoke after Bhim Singh lost his bronze-medal bout at the Senior Asian Wrestling Championship here on Friday. Bhim was thrashed by his Iranian opponent, Davoud Gilnirang, in the 96 kg category. Davoud did not allow any...
  • Riquelme penalty gives Boca another Libertadores away win March 15, 2013

    Boca Juniors continued their good away form in the Libertadores Cup after Juan Roman Riquelme's penalty gave them a 1-0 win over Nacional despite playing with 10 men for 70 minutes on Thursday. Playmaker Riquelme scored his first goal for Boca since his comeback from an eight-month sabbatical, lifting the...
  • 'Snitch' review: It's a lengthy and dull drama March 9, 2013

    Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper, Jon Bernthal, Susan Sarandon Director: Ric Roman Waugh Rating: 1.5 out of 5 'Snitch' starts off as a social drama and turns into a crime thriller. It is a lengthy, talky melodrama into which a couple of skilled stunt sequences are crammed. Based on true events, 'Snitch' is the...
  • Preparations to elect pope begins in earnest at Vatican March 4, 2013

    Vatican City: Preparations for electing Roman Catholicism's new leader begin in earnest on Monday as the College of Cardinals opens daily talks to sketch an identikit for the next pope and ponder who among them might fit it. The idea is to have the new pope elected during next week...
  • British cardinal apologises for his sexual conduct March 4, 2013

    London: Keith O'Brien, who resigned last week as Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric after claims of sexual impropriety, admitted on Sunday that his conduct had "fallen below the standards expected of me". In a statement, O'Brien also apologised "to those I have offended... to the Catholic Church and people of...
  • Hyderabad: Rs 5 cr worth jewellery seized December 13, 2012

    Hyderabad: The police on Tuesday seized Mughal and Roman era gold and silver jewellery worth more than Rs 5 crore. The jewellery was seized from a group of contractors who found the ornaments buried in the wall of an old building. The contractors have been arrested. The gold and silver ornaments...
  • Mancini not afraid despite Champions League exit November 22, 2012

    Manchester: If Manchester City's Abu Dhabi owners were as ruthless as Chelsea's Russian billionaire boss Roman Abramovich, then City coach Roberto Mancini would already be out a job following his side's elimination from the Champions League. Abramovich wasted no time on Wednesday sacking Italian Roberto Di Matteo three months after...
  • Romans: Kunchako and Biju's next venture September 13, 2012

    After the hit movie 'Janapriyan', director Boban Samuel will bring back the hit combo, Kunchako Boban and Biju Menon, for his new movie 'Romans'. A non-stop comedy entertainer 'Romans' will have Kunchako Boban and Biju Menon playing two thieves, who escaped from police, and reached a remote village as priests...
  • Iran wins 3 Greco-Roman gold medals in 3 days August 8, 2012

    London: Iran broke its Greco-Roman gold medal drought by winning three of them in three days. Ghasem Gholamreza Rezaei won the Olympic gold medal on Tuesday in 96-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling, beating Russia's Rustam Totrov 2-0, 1-0. Many thought it would be world champion Saeid Abdvali joining Hamid Soryan and Omid Noroozi as...
  • Wrestler Lopez Nunez wins gold for Cuba August 7, 2012

    London: Cuba's Mijain Lopez Nunez won gold for Cuba in the men's 120 kg Greco-Roman wrestling on Monday, beating Estonia's Heiki Nabi on points in the final. Lopez Nunez won 3-0 as Nabi claimed Estonia's first medal in London with silver. World champion Riza Kayaalp of Turkey beat Lopez Nunez to the...
  • Khugaev gives Russia a gold in wrestling August 7, 2012

    London: Wrestler Alan Khugaev brought Russia its sixth gold medal of the London Olympics Monday, beating Egypt's Karam Mohamed Gaber Ebrahim in the final of the men's 84 kg Greco-Roman wrestling. Khugaev beat Ebrahim 2-0 to take Russia's second wrestling gold of the Olympics after Roman Vlasov won the 74 kg...
  • Noroozi wins 60kg Greco-Roman wrestling gold August 7, 2012

    London: Omid Noroozi of Iran won the gold medal Monday in men's 60-kilogram Greco-Roman wrestling at the London Olympics. Noroozi, the defending world champion, beat Georgia's Revaz Lashkhi 1-0, 1-0 to give Iran its second Greco-Roman medal in as many days. Hamid Soryan won the country's first Greco-Roman gold on Sunday. Noroozi beat...