WORLD

  • Cricket Australia sets up amnesty period to report fixing suspicions Yesterday

    Melbourne: In a first of its kind initiative, Cricket Australia has decided to establish an amnesty period for its players to report corruption-related suspicions in an effort to weed out match fixing in the game and shady characters behind it. Cricketers face bans of up to five years if they are...
  • Too late to remove Misbah-ul-Haq as Pakistan captain: Inzamam-ul-Haq Yesterday

    With the word divided on Pakistan's leadership in the 2015 World Cup between Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Aridi, former skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq said that it's too late to meddle with the national captaincy with just over a 100 days remaining for the showpiece event. "I think Pakistan should now continue with Misbah as...
  • World Cup captains say handling pressure will be key to winning in Australia Yesterday

    New Delhi: Defending Team India's often-criticised character of crumbling under pressure, former captain Sourav Ganguly said that the current side is better adept in responding to difficult situations than before. "In 2003, we lost to the best Australian side under Ricky Ponting. But today, the Indian team won't buckle under pressure,"...
  • Ponting praises IPL's role in promoting young talent 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting on Saturday praised Indian Premier League for its role in promoting young talent, saying that many Indian youngsters benefited from the T20 tournament. "It's great to see what IPL is doing by promoting the youngsters and we are all getting a look at them....
  • Irish pub in Las Vegas expected to break the Guinness World Record for the longest concert ever 2 days ago

    Las Vegas: An Irish pub on the Las Vegas Strip is expected to break a Guinness World Record after hosting more than two weeks of nearly nonstop live music. The concert began Oct. 1 in the Ri Ra pub in The Shoppes at Mandalay Bay, and it is expected to surpass...
  • Is MS Dhoni troubled by captaincy in all three formats? 2 days ago

    Former Australian World Cup winning captains Allan Border, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting are of the opinion that leading India in all three formats of the game is troubling Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially in Tests, and Virat Kohli must be groomed to take over the Test captaincy. "Probably it is because...
  • India-Australia final ideal for 2015 World Cup: Ricky Ponting 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Zealand from Feb 14 to Mar 29. "A final between Australia and India will be the...
  • Healthy team environment saw India lift 2011 World Cup: Harbhajan Singh 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Apart from a strong team, a healthy team environment was crucial for India's title triumph at the 2011 World Cup, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Saturday. "During the 2011 World Cup, our team was really strong. But the most important factor was the healthy team environment we had within...
  • Pakistan will struggle in World Cup: Aamir Sohail 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Aamir Sohail on Saturday predicted that Pakistan will have tough time in the cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year as the team does not have quality back-up players. "Pakistan team is not playing well. We don't have back up players and that's...
  • Yuvraj Singh and Virender Sehwag won't feature in 2015 World Cup: Ganguly 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday ruled out Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh's chances of staging a comeback to the Indian team for next year's ODI World Cup. "It will be difficult for Sehwag and Yuvraj to play in this World Cup. Because World Cup is so near and...
  • Ishant Sharma should be India's key bowler in World Cup 2015, says Allan Border 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming India's prospects as very strong in the 2015 World Cup, former Australia captain Allan Border said that a fit Ishant Sharma should be a key bowler for the Men in Blue Down Under. Paceman Ishant, who was included in India's ODI squad against the West Indies after Mohit...
  • Rafael Nadal not certain of playing at London finale 3 days ago

    London: Rafael Nadal says he could miss the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals next month because of appendicitis. The injury-plagued Spaniard, who has only recently returned from a wrist problem, is on antibiotics and hoping to delay surgery for appendicitis until the end of the season. However, with the eight-man London showpiece...
  • India-born scientist Rajaram awarded World Food Prize 3 days ago

    Washington: India-born Mexican scientist Sanjaya Rajaram has been presented with the prestigious World Food Prize 2014 for his agricultural research that led to a remarkable increase in world wheat production building on the successes of the Green Revolution. "It is a collective achievement, rather than that of a single person," Rajaram...
  • UN's $1 billion Ebola fund gets deposit of just $100,000 so far 4 days ago

    United Nations: A United Nations trust fund, seeking $1 billion to fight Ebola in West Africa, has received a deposit of just $100,000 nearly a month after it was set up to allow for rapid, flexible funding of the most urgent needs on the ground. As of Thursday, $365 million had...
  • Hope ISL team owners Dhoni and Kohli focused only on cricket World Cup 4 days ago

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is adept at the balancing acts. Outside cricket, he has unmatched passion for guns and motorbikes but hardly ever has that affected his game or leadership on the field. However, the serious business of investing in the world's most followed game may demand a different,...
  • Ebola 'most serious' health emergency in years: World leaders 5 days ago

    London: The Ebola epidemic is "the most serious international public health emergency in recent years," British, US, French, German and Italian leaders agreed in a conference call. A 75-minute video conference call between British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo...
  • Blosom the 6-foot-4-inch tall pet cow is now the world's tallest bovine according to Guinness World Records 5 days ago

    Orangeville, Ill.: A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest. Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot Monday. Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been named the world's tallest cow. She sought the record after...
  • India has until October 21 to back global customs deal: EU minister 5 days ago

    Rome: India has until next Tuesday to support a global trade deal struck last year or risk being left out of the agreement to ease worldwide customs rules, the chairman of EU trade ministers said on Wednesday. India in July blocked what would have been the first global trade reform in...
  • India may get to host FIFA Club World Cup 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst the ISL fever prevalent among the country's football fans, an ambitious India are also eyeing to host the glamorous FIFA Club World Cup. "We will decide in the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in December in Morocco for 2015-16, 2017-18 Club World Cup," said FIFA Secretary-General Jerome Valcke at...
  • Dhoni must stay captain till 2015 World Cup, says Ganguly 5 days ago

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership. While India's overseas record under Dhoni isn't anything to boast about, Ganguly feels the time is not right to think about a possible successor. "Not till...
  • U-17 Football World Cup: FIFA, government assure help to AIFF 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation was on Wednesday assured of all help by the government as well as FIFA as far as hosting and successful conduct of the Under-17 Football World Cup in 2017 was concerned. The world sport was the talk of the town as all the stakeholders...
  • Photos: 30 incredible world maps that show how international borders have changed from millions of years ago to present 5 days ago

    Cartographers across the world unite on Reddit under reddit.com/r/MapPorn to collect and create interesting maps. From over 300 million years ago when the world was nothing but a supercontinent called 'Pangea' to the present day when almost every home has internet, the world map has changed considerably.These 30 maps show...
  • De Villiers says New Zealand among World Cup favourites 5 days ago

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers says co-host New Zealand ranks among the favourites to win next year's Cricket World Cup. De Villiers told a news conference on Wednesday, on his team's arrival in New Zealand for a series of three one-day internationals, that familiarity with local conditions would make New...
  • Australian electric car sets new world record by reaching a speed of 106.9 kmph; breaks 26-year-old record of 73 kmph 6 days ago

    Sydney: An electric car made by Australian engineering students has reached a record speed of 106.9 km per hour (kph) over a distance of 500 km, becoming the fastest car of its type in the world, academic sources reported Tuesday. The record, set last July by the Sunswift solar car, was...
  • Afridi backs Misbah as skipper for next World Cup 6 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board moved to end a controversy surrounding the captaincy of the national team and issued a statement by Shahid Afridi in which the allrounder threw his weight behind struggling Misbah-ul- Haq as skipper for next year's World Cup. The board said in a late night release that...
  • India have a good chance of defending World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 6 days ago

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title in 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand. "India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side...
  • Paulo Coelho creates a Guinness World Record for being the most translated living author for his book 'The Alchemist' 6 days ago

    Brazilian bestselling author Paulo Coelho has created a Guinness World Record for the most translated book by any living author. Coelho tweeted a photo of the certificate on Monday. The author published 'The Alchemist' in 1988, a book about a shepherd in search of treasure. However, the only problem was that...
  • PCB to discuss World Cup captaincy in meeting 1 week ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board will convene a meeting of its Board of Governors next week to discuss the thorny issue of national team's captaincy for next year's World Cup. Sources in the board said Chairman Shaharyar Khan had called for the meeting after the spate of incidents in Abu Dhabi...
  • 100-year-old and healthy Michael D Souza drives a car for living in Mangalore 1 week ago

    Mangalore: Most probably, he is the oldest driver and of course one of the oldest persons in the entire world. Charles Michael D'Souza, who will be competing 100 years on this October 16, still drives a car for a living. D'Souza, who is perfectly healthy gets up at 4 o'clock...
  • Top spot in ODI rankings means nothing in World Cup, feel Australia 1 week ago

    Abu Dhabi: Australia's stand-in captain George Bailey admits that regaining the number one ranking will count for nothing once they launch their assault on the World Cup on home soil in February. Australia claimed a nail-biting one-run victory in the 50th and final over on Sunday to take the third one-dayer...