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  • India ready to re-engage with WTO members in September 9 hours 35 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With its stand on food security leading to a stalemate at the WTO talks in Geneva, India on Friday said it is committed to the global trade deal without compromising on its interest, and will re-engage with members when talks resume a month from now. "WTO will open...
  • India's demands block $1 trillion WTO deal on customs rules 20 hours 51 minutes ago

    The World Trade Organization failed on Thursday to reach a deal to standardise customs rules, which would have been the first global trade reform in two decades but was blocked by India's demands for concessions on agricultural stockpiling. "We have not been able to find a solution that would allow us...
  • I will quit if Russia lose belief in me, says coach Fabio Capello 2 days ago

    Fabio Capello would quit as head coach of Russia if his employers and the squad lost belief in him, he told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference for the first time since Russia failed to progress from the group stages at the World Cup, the former England...
  • Last surviving crew in US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima dies 2 days ago

    New York: Theodore Van Kirk, the last surviving crew member of the US B-29 bomber that dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city Hiroshima during World War II, has died at the age of 93. Van Kirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress aircraft...
  • Rural votes, old traumas drive India's WTO brinkmanship 2 days ago

    New Delhi: With grain silos spilling over, exports on the rise and an avowed market champion for prime minister, India's threat to trash a global trade deal in the name of food security appears puzzling. But government officials say Prime Minister Narendra Modi is prepared to brazen out global outrage to...
  • Alejandro Sabella quits as Argentina coach: reports 3 days ago

    Alejandro Sabella, who steered Argentina to the World Cup final in Brazil, has decided to quit as national team coach, Argentine media reported on Tuesday. The reports said the 59-year-old Sabella, whose side lost the Maracana final to Germany 1-0 after extra time, had told Argentine FA president Julio Grondona that...
  • 100 years of World War I: Dizzying figures from the war that changed the world 4 days ago

    Paris: Millions of dead, millions more wounded, widowed and orphaned, the dizzying figures from World War I provide a small clue to the scale and horrors of the 1914-18 conflict. The lack of reliable statistical tools at the time makes figures on the Great War difficult to pin down, accounting for...
  • 100 years of World War I: Timeline of The Great War 4 days ago

    Paris: The Great War pulled in close to 70 million soldiers on five continents, leaving some 10 million dead in battle and claiming many million more lives through hunger and disease. The 1914-18 conflict toppled four empires, Austro-Hungarian, German, Ottoman and Russian, redrawing the world map and shaping the geopolitics of...
  • Ukraine rebels go to museum and make off with a World War II tank and two howitzers! 5 days ago

    Donetsk: Visiting a museum may be the last thing on the minds of hardened insurgents in east Ukraine, but a group of them turned up at one in Donetsk -- only to make off with a World War II tank and two howitzers. "They had written authorisation to take them away,"...
  • World Bank President talks on India at 'The Appointment' 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group is on his second visit to India after acceding to the post. The World Bank President terms his meeting with India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitely as positive and added that the world Bank is encouraged by the budget brought in by...
  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup 6 days ago

    Geneva: FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Some lawmakers in Germany want the hosting rights reviewed because of Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week. Political pressure on Russia increased Friday when the...
  • Maradona rips Argentina's World Cup performance 6 days ago

    Buenos Aires: Diego Maradona has slammed Argentina's second-place finish in the World Cup, saying the team "did not play at all." The former Argentina star, and coach of the national side four years ago in South Africa, said the team led by Lionel Messi should have been winning matches by three...
  • India blocks WTO deal on customs rules as deadline nears July 25, 2014

    Geneva: India blocked an agreement on new global customs rules on Thursday, angering fellow members of the World Trade Organization who say Delhi's veto could be costly, economically and politically. At a meeting in Geneva, diplomats from the 160 WTO member countries were supposed to rubber stamp a deal on "trade...
  • World Kabaddi League announces team franchise names and logos July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: World Kabaddi League (WKL), the first professional Kabaddi League of the world, on Thursday announced the franchisees names and logos of its teams in presence of Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal. The international-level league, slated to kick off on August 9, will have eight international teams including...
  • World Bank President promises to help India in cleaning river Ganga July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim promised to help India in cleaning up the river Ganga. The remarks came after Kim met Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday and also discussed a host of issues. Kim has said that they will send their best team to India to work on...
  • Rather than dollars, India need ideas, knowledge: Modi to World Bank July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told World Bank President Jim Yong Kim that India requires ideas, knowledge and expertise "rather than dollars" as there is a need to focus on developing a base of skilled people keeping the future in mind. During a meeting, Modi also suggested to...
  • Germany coach Joachim Loew to lead team to Euro 2016 July 23, 2014

    Germany World Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew remains committed to leading the side through to the European Championship in 2016, the 54-year-old said on Wednesday. Loew was contracted to the German football federation (DFB) until July 2016, but said he had needed to take some time following his side's 1-0 World Cup...
  • New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning July 23, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instill "organisation and planning" in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time. The 50-year-old on Tuesday replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week following Brazil's failure to reach the World Cup final...
  • 'The Imitation Game' trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch plays the WWII genius cryptographer mathematician Alan Turing July 22, 2014

    For those who have been completely charmed by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in BBC's 'Sherlock', the latest trailer for the upcoming film 'The Imitation Game' will make your day.Cumberbatch, who portrayed the role of the socially awkward genius detective Sherlock Holmes in the critically-acclaimed series, will be seen in the...
  • Proud moment: AMU's Sara Naqvi selected for World University Badminton July 21, 2014

    Young badminton player Sara Naqvi, who represents Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), has been selected for the World University Badminton Championship to be held from July 23 to 29 in Cordoba, Spain. She is the only Indian to qualify for the meet. AMU vice-chancellor Zameer Uddin Shah, games committee secretary M. Shoaib Zaheer...
  • World in turmoil, but not because of Obama, says John Kerry July 21, 2014

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday agreed that "the world is in turmoil" but that is "not the fault of President Barack Obama". "I agree with the analysis to the degree that it says that the world is in turmoil right now, and the world is, because enormous...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show July 20, 2014

    This week's Citizen Journalist Show puts spotlight on issues affecting citizens from across the country. This episode features story of a rape victims fight for compensation to a story highlighting the plight of malaria survivors in Tripura. We also have a story of a young female mountaineers journey to Europe's...
  • Alejandro Sabella set to decide on Argentina future in midweek July 19, 2014

    With a September friendly looming for Argentina against their World Cup final conquerors Germany, coach Alejandro Sabella is aware of the urgency of a decision on his future. Sabella, whose side lost 1-0 after extra time to Germany in the Maracana final a week ago, told reporters on Friday he would...
  • I want to leave a mark in 2015 World Cup: Younis Khan July 19, 2014

    Karachi: Senior batsman Younis Khan is keen to leave an imprint in ODIs leading up to the World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. Younis, who has won a recall to the one-day squad after bring ignored for nearly one year by the national selectors for this format said he...
  • MCC no to changing law on 'Mankading', says batsmen to blame July 18, 2014

    London: Batsmen should stay inside the crease and not back up too early to avoid being 'Mankaded', felt the World Cricket Committee while refusing to change the law which allows for running out the non-striker. The MCC's World Cricket Committee concluded its two-day meeting with the panel stating that it was...
  • Messi, Ronaldo top online searches during World Cup July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: He may not have been able to deliver the World Cup to Argentina but Lionel Messi topped the google search results for forwards during the just-concluded event in Brazil along with Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. "Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi may have not performed to the...
  • Vicente del Bosque planning to stay on as Spain coach July 18, 2014

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says he plans to lead the team into Euro 2016 and has the backing of the national federation despite their shock early exit at the World Cup last month. Del Bosque broke his silence over his future on Thursday by saying he intends to stay at...
  • World Cup 2014: Kramer was disoriented after blow to head, says referee July 17, 2014

    The World Cup final referee says Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer was disoriented and confused after taking a heavy blow to the head early in Sunday's match. Nicola Rizzoli told the Gazzetta dello Sport, "Shortly after the blow, Kramer came to me asking 'Ref, is this the final?' I thought he was...
  • No need to change law related to bat: World Cricket Committee July 17, 2014

    London: The game of cricket appears heavily loaded in the favour of the batsmen but the World Cricket Committee has ruled against changing the law related to the size of the bat due to lack of consensus on the issue. The WCC discussed the issue at its meeting and decided that...
  • Photos: With 41 tattoos, a Simpsons fan has set a Guinness World Record for maximum cartoon character tattoos on a body July 17, 2014

    A crazy Simpsons' fanatic has set a Guinness World Record that he'll cherish forever. Lee Weir, a 27-year-old from New Zealand has set a record for the maximum number of tattoos of the same cartoon character on a body. The man has dedicated an entire arm to Homer Simpson from...