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  • Pope apologises for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church's sexual abuse 07-07-2014 08:10 PM

    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...
  • Malaysia's top court forbids non-Muslims from using 'Allah' 23-06-2014 12:18 PM

    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...
  • Injured Russia captain Roman Shirokov to miss football World Cup 06-06-2014 10:30 PM

    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...
  • Keanu Reeves to star in Eli Roth's psychosexual thriller 'Knock Knock' 07-04-2014 10:31 AM

    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...
  • Chelsea comply with FFP rules despite USD81m deficit 01-01-2014 03:28 PM

    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...
  • Indian wrestlers strike gold at Commonwealth Championships 09-12-2013 05:33 PM

    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 &...
  • Italy Senate expels 3-time ex-Premier Berlusconi 29-11-2013 11:33 AM

    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...
  • Webber fastest in final practice for Brazilian GP 23-11-2013 08:13 PM

    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...
  • Roman Polanski's documentary on racing comes to limelight after 40 years 20-11-2013 02:12 PM

    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...
  • Germany call-up is cherry on top, says keeper Roman Weidenfeller 12-11-2013 09:25 PM

    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...
  • Borussia Dortmund keeper Roman Weidenfeller gets Germany call 08-11-2013 05:07 PM

    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...
  • Little boy sits in Pope's chair, steals the show 31-10-2013 02:09 PM

    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...
  • Muslim rebels display human shield tied by rope in southern Philippine standoff 11-09-2013 02:51 PM

    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...
  • Chelsea hijack Tottenham's bid for Willian 23-08-2013 08:53 AM

    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...
  • Abramovich never interfered in team affairs: Mourinho 16-06-2013 09:45 AM

    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...
  • Pope leads Catholics in first worldwide 'Holy Hour' 03-06-2013 06:20 AM

    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...
  • Bhim Singh loses bronze-medal bout at Asian wrestling c'ship 19-04-2013 11:58 PM

    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...
  • Mancini not afraid despite Champions League exit 22-11-2012 06:37 PM

    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 13-09-2012 10:49 PM

    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 08-08-2012 03:16 AM

    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...
  • Wrestler Lopez Nunez wins gold for Cuba 07-08-2012 02:44 AM

    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...
  • Khugaev gives Russia a gold in wrestling 07-08-2012 02:32 AM

    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...
  • Noroozi wins 60kg Greco-Roman wrestling gold 07-08-2012 12:11 AM

    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...
  • Olympics: Ki Bo-bae wins gold in women's archery 02-08-2012 11:53 PM

    London: South Korea's Ki Bo-bae won the Olympic gold medal in individual archery on Thursday after Aida Roman of Mexico lost a tense, sudden-death shoot-off. It was Ki's second gold of the London Games after South Korea won the women's team competition. With the sets tied at 5-5, the top-seeded...
  • Olympics: Bombayla Devi bows out in pre-quarters 30-07-2012 06:07 PM

    London: The disappointing show by Indian archers continued as Laishram Bombayla Devi bowed out in the pre-quarterfinals of the women's individual recurve event losing 2-6 to Mexico's Roman Aida at the Lord's ground here today. This was after Bombayla won her first round encounter against Evangelia Psarra of Greece 6-4....