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  • Afghanistan coach pleased with 2015 ICC World Cup preparations Yesterday

    Karachi: Afghanistan's cricket coach Kabir Khan on Wednesday said the team was on course for next year's World Cup and looking forward to touring Australia and New Zealand next month. Afghanistan earned a maiden berth in the 50-over World Cup to cap a remarkable rise which saw them graduating from...
  • 2,240 Ebola cases in West Africa: UN 2 days ago

    United Nations: The number of Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, has reached 2,240 and a total of 1,229 deaths were also registered, UN spokesman Steaphane Dujarric said on Tuesday. "WHO is working with the World Food Programme (WFP) to ensure that people in the quarantine zone receive...
  • Liberia fights Ebola in capital, West Africa toll tops 1,200 2 days ago

    Monrovia/Genev: Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the spread of the Ebola disease in its crowded, run-down oceanside capital Monrovia, recording the most new deaths as fatalities from the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus rose above 1,200. The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90...
  • Brazilian beauty Gisele Bundchen is the world's highest paid model 3 days ago

    New York: With estimated earnings of USD 47 million during the past year from lucrative contracts and other business ventures, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is the world's highest paid model for the eighth consecutive year, Forbes.com said on Monday. The 34-year-old wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and mother...
  • Photos: On World Photography Day, you need to see these 25 mesmerising photos of India that sum up what our glorious country is all about 3 days ago

    The World Photography Day is celebrated every year on 19th August to mark the special day to honour those artists who make a picture say a thousand words. The reason why 19th August was chosen to celebrate the day was the French government's decision to allow the daguerreotype process to...
  • World Photography Day: Revisiting the world's first ever selfie from 175 years ago 3 days ago

    This 1839 self-photograph by amateur chemist and photography enthusiast Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) from Philadelphia is believed to be the world's first ever selfie - a photography craze that is taking the world by storm 175 years later.This daguerreotype (a pioneering and popular photographic process) was also the first to be...
  • Mahela Jayawardene still chasing World Cup dream 4 days ago

    Colombo: Former captain Mahela Jayawardene left the Test scene on Monday vowing to devote his energies towards helping Sri Lanka win another 50-over World Cup next year in Australia and New Zealand. Sri Lanka last won the World Cup in 1996 and were beaten in the final in 2007 and 2011....
  • Resurgent Federer books ATP World Tour Finals berth 4 days ago

    A resurgent Roger Federer has qualified for a record 13th consecutive ATP World Tour Finals in comfortable fashion, in marked contrast to 2013 when he squeezed in the week before the end-of-season tournament in London. Federer, 33, claimed his sixth Western and Southern Open title in Cincinnati on Sunday with victory...
  • German soldiers crying after seeing concentration camp videos and the red-smeared iceberg hours after the Titanic sank: 21 black-and-white photos from history you need to see 4 days ago

    The iceberg that sank the Titanic and German soldiers reacting to videos of concentration camps - 21 photos from history that you need to see today. ...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia 4 days ago

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...
  • Punjab beat California 65-48 in World Kabaddi League 4 days ago

    Birmingham: The "curfew" imposed by their coach after the opening loss paid off on Sunday for Punjab Thunder as they outplayed California Eagles 65-48 in their second match of the Wave World Kabaddi League here on Sunday. Punjab, who had lost to United Singhs in the opening match in London, came...
  • Lord's set to welcome ICC World Cup trophy 5 days ago

    Dubai: The most coveted prize in cricket, the World Cup trophy is scheduled to arrive at Lord's on Monday and it will be welcomed by England ODI vice-captain Eoin Morgan along with representatives of ECB, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and the ICC. The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will commence on...
  • World Kabaddi League shifts finale from Mohali to Lahore 5 days ago

    Birmingham: Trying hard to make an impression in its inaugural season itself, the Wave World Kabaddi League has shifted its grand finale from Mohali to Lahore but has cancelled its Mumbai leg fearing political controversies due to the presence of a Pakistan-based team on the roster. The organisers have re-jigged the...
  • Ebola death toll on the rise, outbreak to continue 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Death toll due to Ebola continues to rise even as the disease has already claimed more than a 1000 lives so far. Health officials are now in the race to develop treatments which are mostly based on experimental methods as there is no proven treatment or vaccine for...
  • Lahore Lions continue winning ways in World Kabaddi League 5 days ago

    Birmingham: The Pakistan-based Lahore Lions continued to impress, staving off a stiff challenge from the Royal Kings USA in their second match of the ongoing World Kabaddi League on Saturday. The Lions won 62-50 in the first match of the tournament's Birmingham leg, the second of the six international cities where...
  • I'm happy that people think they know everything about me, but there is a side of me which no one knows: Shah Rukh Khan 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says that he depends on his directors and feels actors should not be self obsessed. "I don't think actors should be self obsessed and should think of reinventing them. A director's vision is the most important for any actor. I am a director's actor and...
  • 'World of Warcraft' to memorialise Robin Williams as a game character 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Robin Williams' spirit will live on in the virtual world of Azeroth. After thousands of fans petitioned the developers of the online role-playing video game World of Warcraft to memorialise Williams, the game's lead designer said Thursday that Blizzard Entertainment planned to create a character inspired by the actor,...
  • Indians dominate in World Billiards Team Championships final 1 week ago

    It turned out to be an all-India affair in the inaugural World Billiards Team Championship final after the two Indian teams demolished their respective opponents in the four-day event. Top cueists from India displayed their dominance on the green baize as both the teams got past their respective opponents without losing...
  • Indian Women recurve Archery team ranked No 3 in FITA August 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Buoyed by their gold medal win in the Archery World Cup Stage IV, Indian women's recurve team has climbed four places to be at number three position in FITA world rankings. Delhi Commonwealth Games gold medallist and former world No 1, Deepika Kumari, who bagged two bronze and a gold...
  • Gold import rules likely to stay until next year: World Gold Council August 14, 2014

    Singapore: Indian gold demand in 2014 will fall below last year's record levels as import restrictions are expected to remain in place, despite an improvement in demand in the second half of the year, the World Gold Council (WGC) said. Demand in 2014 will be 850-950 tonnes, the industry body said,...
  • Kabaddi making 'Millionaires' out of small-town boys August 13, 2014

    Birmingham: They are the quintessential small-town boys coming from humble households, whether India or elsewhere, but players participating in the ongoing Wave World Kabaddi League have gone on to become a globe-trotting bunch earning good money from their freelance assignments all over the world. Flashing wide grins and bank balances which...
  • Martino takes reins of World Cup runners-up Argentina August 13, 2014

    Argentina named former Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino as the new manager of the national soccer team on Tuesday following Alejandro Sabella's decision to step aside in the wake of their World Cup final defeat in July. Martino, who won the Argentine league title with Newell's Old Boys in June 2013 before...
  • Ebola survivor shunned by boyfriend, even school August 13, 2014

    Guinea: The medical school professors no longer want Kadiatou Fanta in the classroom. Her boyfriend has broken up with her. Each day the 26-year-old eats alone and sleeps alone. Even her own family members are afraid to touch her months after she survived Ebola. Long gone are the days when she...
  • The 'world's fastest' camera is a 1000 times faster than its nearest competition August 12, 2014

    Washington: Japanese scientists claim to have developed the world's fastest camera - a photo-device with a frame interval of 4.4 trillion frames per second. The fastest cameras have relied on what is known as a pump-probe process where light is "pumped" at an object to be photographed, and then "probed"...
  • Top-ranked Lee Chong Wei battling injury ahead of world championships August 12, 2014

    World badminton number one Lee Chong Wei has revealed that injury concerns are leaving him low on confidence ahead of the World Championships in Denmark at the end of the month. Malaysian Lee was unable to defend his Commonwealth Games title in Scotland last month due to a hamstring injury and...
  • West African Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 1,013: WHO August 12, 2014

    Dakar: The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached 1,013 after another 52 people died in the three days to August 9 in three West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The largest number of reported new deaths were in Liberia, where 29 people...
  • Barack Obama's great-uncle Charles Payne dies at age 89 August 12, 2014

    Chicago (US): US President Barack Obama's great-uncle, World War II veteran Charles T Payne, has died. Payne's wife of 50 years, Melanie, says her husband died on August 1 in Chicago of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He was 89. Payne helped liberate a Nazi concentration camp during the war, and he later became a...
  • India draws against stronger Armenia in chess Olympiad August 11, 2014

    Chennai: The Indian open team on Sunday drew 2-2 their match against much stronger opponent Armenia at the World Chess Olympiad underway in Norway. The Indian open team had the crucial advantage of playing with white pieces on the first and third boards against the Armenians. On the top board, Indian GM...
  • New life for song dubbed 'viral hit of WWI' August 11, 2014

    London: A century ago, British soldiers marched off to fight in World War I to a cheerful, bittersweet tune urging them to "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and smile, smile, smile!" Now veterans, military families and serving soldiers have taken to the choir stands to give the...