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16-Jan-2019 Qatar

According to the crime index 2019 by Numbeo

The State of Qatar retained its global distinction as the safest country among Arab countries and globally by winning first place in terms of safety and security among 118 countries, according to the annual report of the crime index 2019 issued by "Numbeo"...

16-Jan-2019 Nairobi

Six killed in terror attack at Nairobi hotel complex

Kenya's government on Tuesday said the situation was under control after six people were killed and some 30 others wounded in a terrorist attack at an upscale hotel and office complex in this capital."I can now report we have secured all the buildings," Interior...

14-Jan-2019 Khartoum

14 killed in traffic accident in Sudan

At least 14 people were killed on Sunday in a traffic accident in western Sudan, an official of Sudanese North Darfur State said.The accident took place on the Western Salvation road in Um Kadada on the border between North Darfur and West Kordofan State,...

14-Jan-2019 Madrid

Simona Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

Romania's Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday with 6,642 points, followed by Germany's Angelique Kerber.Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark remained in the third spot in this week's rankings, ahead of Japan's...

07-Jan-2019 Madrid

Novak Djokovic tops first 2019 ATP rankings

Serbia's Novak Djokovic led the way in the first men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings of the year released on Monday, with Spain's Rafael Nadal in second place.Freshly crowned Hopman Cup champion Roger Federer of Switzerland remained...

21-Dec-2018 Karvina (Czech Republic)

13 miners killed in Czech coal mine explosion

A methane gas explosion at a coal mine in the Czech Republic killed 13 miners, officials and the state-run OKD mining company said on Friday.Thursday's blast occurred 2,625 feet below ground at the CSM hard-coal mine near Karvina city, close to the Polish...

18-Dec-2018 Perth

It was pleasing to see our bowlers bowl : Virat Kohli

Despite being on the receiving end in the second Test against Australia, India skipper Virat Kohli has praised the effort of his bowlers and hopes they carry the momentum to the next games as well.Chasing a challeging 287-run target, the Indian batsmen failed...

18-Dec-2018 Perth

Australia defeat India in second Test

Australia defeated India by 146 runs in the second Test to level the four-match series at 1-1 here on Tuesday.India were dismissed for 140 runs in their second innings on the fifth and final day.Starting the final day at the overnight score of 112/5, the visitors...

17-Dec-2018 Tel Aviv

Facebook blocked Netanyahu's son for anti-Muslim posts

Facebook temporarily banned Yair Netanyahu, son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, for posting anti-Muslim posts, the media reported on Monday.According to a report in The Times of Israel, Yair's Facebook account was blocked for 24 hours on Sunday...

14-Dec-2018 Perth

2nd Test: Indians hit back after Australia's steady start on Day 1

Australia were 277/6 at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test against India here on Friday.Pat Cummins (11) and skipper Tim Paine (16) were at the crease when umpires dislodged the bails for the day.The hosts had enjoyed a steady start, dominating...

14-Dec-2018

'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse': Spider-Man gets a new life

Weirdly, I kept thinking of Rajinikanth while watching teenaged African American boy swing from ennui to exhilaration, a la Spiderman. Not because Rajini is, Oh my God, such a superhero, but because his daughter had made a mess of a film that employs the same...

13-Dec-2018 Copenhagen (Denmark)

Yemen government, Houthis agree to truce in Hodeida : Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday said Yemeni government representatives and Houthi insurgents had agreed to a ceasefire in the embattled city of Hodeida.Guterres said it marked an important step in the ongoing peace negotiations between...

13-Dec-2018

'Aquaman': Simply fluid and impressive

"Life like the sea, have a different way of bringing people together," narrates Aquaman as he gives us an insight into his origin story.At the Amnesty Bay in Maine, Tom Curry the lighthouse keeper, rescues Atlanna, the princess of the underwater nation of...

13-Dec-2018

'Ben Is Back': Enthralling yet poignant

Unravelling like an enthralling page-turner that never once feels manipulated or mechanical, director Peter Hedges' "Ben is Back", without a doubt, is an exceptionally moving film that raises the question, can a mother's unconditional love overcome her son's demons...

05-Dec-2018

'Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse': Brings the comic book to life

For a series and a character that has been rebooted so many times on screen that it is almost impossible to keep track, this film is a breath of fresh air. It brings to life the comic book as it manages to revitalise Spider-man and his universe in an even...

26-Nov-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

Romania's Simona Halep continues to lead the Women's Tennis Association's rankings released this Monday with 6,921 points, followed by Germany's Angelique Kerber.Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark retained the third sport in this week's unchanged top 10, ahead of Ukraine's...

26-Nov-2018 Madrid

Novak Djokovic tops ATP rankings

Serbia's Novak Djokovic maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday with 9,045 points, ahead of Spanish player Rafael Nadal.Roger Federer of Switzerland remained world No. 3, followed by...

23-Nov-2018 Vientiane

India, Laos review bilateral ties

India and Laos reviewed the entire gamut of their bilateral ties during the Ninth Joint Commission meeting co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Lao counterpart Saleumxay Kommasith here on Friday."The meeting reviewed the India-Lao...

23-Nov-2018

'The Girl in the Spider's Web': A run-of-the-mill edgy thriller

"The Girl in the Spider's Web" is the second American film adaptation of the "Millennium Series" saga, but the first to release in India, the previous one being, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (This film was not released in India because of censor issues).The...

22-Nov-2018 Sao Paulo

Injury in friendly versus Cameroon was minor : Neymar Jr.

Brazilian superstar forward Neymar Jr. has said on social media that the groin injury he suffered in the first few minutes of a friendly against Cameroon was not serious.The Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star was visibly in pain when he left the field at Stadium MK...

20-Nov-2018 Chicago

4 killed in Chicago shooting

Four people have died in a shooting at a Chicago hospital, including two female members of staff, a police officer and the gunman himself, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said.The incident comes just days after some US medical professionals became involved in an online...

17-Nov-2018 Georgetown (Guyana)

Women's World T20: India continue winning run, beat Australia

India continued their winning momentum as they outclassed Australia by 48 runs in Group B match of the ICC  Women's World T20 here on Saturday.India displayed an all-round effort to register their fourth victory in as many games.Chasing 167/8, Australia...

11-Nov-2018 Hobart

3rd ODI: South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs, clinch series 2-1

South Africa beat Australia by 40 runs in the third One day International match to win the series 2-1 here on Sunday."I thought we played our best game of cricket. We challenged ourselves to put in a performance. A high pressure game. (...) we have fantastic...

11-Nov-2018 Sao Paulo

At least 10 dead, 11 injured in Rio mudslide

At least 10 people died and 11 others were injured on Saturday in a mudslide in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, official sources said.According to Rio firefighters, eleven people were rescued alive in Morro da Boa Esperança, in the municipality of...

10-Nov-2018 Amman

Flash floods in Jordan kill 11

At least 11 people have been killed in flash floods unleashed by heavy rain in Jordan and more than 3,700 tourists have been evacuated from the ancient city of Petra.Floods struck several areas of Jordan on Friday, including Petra as well as the regions...

09-Nov-2018 Yangon

Suu Kyi to visit Singapore, attend Asean summit

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay a visit to Singapore soon and attend the 33rd Summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and its related summits, an official said on Friday.At the invitation of Singaporean Prime Minister...

08-Nov-2018 Sao Paulo

Brazilian GP is an 'Achilles heel' : Lewis Hamilton

Newly crowned Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has described the Brazilian Grand Prix as his "Achilles heel" as he prepares for the penultimate race of the season at Interlagos.The 33-year-old claimed his fifth World Championship at the Mexican Grand...

07-Nov-2018 Vatican City

World hunger due to market economy's lack of solidarity : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday decried the existence of poverty in the world and said it did not stem from a lack of resources but rather from an economic culture lacking in equity and human solidarity.The head of the Catholic church made his remarks during the...

04-Nov-2018 Boston (Massachusetts)

Anupam Kher conferred title by Boston business school

Veteran actor Anupam Kher was conferred a 'Distinguished Fellow' title at the Cambridge MIT Sloan School of Management here."Thank you IndiaGlobal at Cambridge MIT Sloan School... This honour gives me a further sense of responsibility towards my country. A lower...

03-Nov-2018 Miami

2 killed in Florida yoga studio shooting

Two people were killed and four others critically injured in a shooting at a yoga studio in the US state of Florida, police said.According to the Chief of Police, Michael DeLeo, one of the victim was the shooter, who allegedly fatally shot himself after...

01-Nov-2018 Gaborone (Botswana)

Venkaiah Naidu opens Global Expo Botswana 2018

Indian Vice President M. Venkaiah has said that India and Botswana were amongst the fastest growing economies in the world, with growth rates of over 7 per cent a year, adding that their bilateral trade had increased by an impressive 27 per cent over the period...

26-Oct-2018 Amman

18 killed as Jordan flash flood sweeps away students

At least 18 people died and 35 were injured in an area near the Dead Sea, in the west of Jordan, as a result of flooding caused by torrential rains in the country on Thursday, according to the Jordanian Department of Civil Defence.The death toll could still...

25-Oct-2018 Muscat

Asian Champions Trophy: India ride Harmanpreet hat-trick

Harmanpreet Singh scored a hat-trick of penalty corner conversions to give India a 4-1 victory over South Korea in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 hockey tournament, knocking their opponents out of semi-final contention.Harmanpreet opened the Indian...

25-Oct-2018 Mogadishu

50 killed in Somalia inter-clan clashes

At least 50 people have been killed and about 100 others injured in fierce fighting in Somalia's breakaway region of Somaliland in the past two days, local officials said on Wednesday.Abdirashid Hussein Arab, governor of Sool region, said the inter-clan...

22-Oct-2018 Budapest

Bajrang Punia a step away from World Championships gold

Bajrang Punia is just a step away from becoming Indias second gold medallist at the World Wrestling Championships as he knocked out Alejandro Valdes Tobier of Cuba 4-3 to enter the men's freestyle 65 kilogram final here.In a close bout on Sunday night, the Indian...

22-Oct-2018 Bogota (Colombia)

Mudslide kills 9 in Colombia

At least nine people were killed and five more were missing after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in northern Colombia on Sunday, the fire department said.The early morning rains caused a mudslide that buried several homes in a poor neighbourhood, most...

21-Oct-2018 Taipei (Taiwan)

22 dead as train derails in Taiwan

At least 22 people died and 171 other passengers were injured Sunday when a train derailed near the Taiwanese capital, the country's emergency services said.The high-speed Puyuma Express, which was carrying around 366 passengers, came off the tracks and...

21-Oct-2018 Odense (Denmark)

Shuttler Saina Nehwal loses in Denmark Open final

Saina Nehwal went down fighting to Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women's singles final of the Denmark Open badminton tournament here on Sunday.The Indian star battled for almost an hour before going down 13-21, 21-13, 6-21 in a marathon match.Saina...

20-Oct-2018 Odense (Denmark)

Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth bows out of Denmark Open

Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles semi-final match to Kento Momota of Japan to bow out of the Denmark Open here on Saturday.Second seed Momota took 42 minutes to outplay the seventh seed Indian shuttler 21-16, 21-12 in straight...

19-Oct-2018 Buenos Aires

IOC chief Bach hails 'fantastic' Buenos Aires Youth Olympics

International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach hailed "a really fantastic Youth Olympic Games" as Buenos Aires 2018 officially came to an end.The closing ceremony at the Youth Olympic village on Thursday broke with tradition by eschewing long official...

18-Oct-2018 Las Vegas

Cyber-spy campaign using code from Chinese group spotted : McAfee

Global cybersecurity firm McAfee on Thursday said it discovered a new cyber espionage campaign which reused source code from the hacker group APT1, or Comment Crew, a Chinese military-affiliated group accused of launching cyber-attacks on more than 141 US companies...

17-Oct-2018 Rabat

7 dead, 125 injured in Morocco's train derailment

A train derailed on Tuesday in northern Morocco, killing seven passengers and injuring 125 others, the media reported.The train, which connects northern cities of Casablanca and Tangier, derailed at 10.10 a.m. in Sidi Bouknadel, a small town situated between...

15-Oct-2018 Madrid

Simona Halep secures year-end No.1 WTA ranking for 2nd year in a row

Romanian tennis star Simona Halep secured the year-end world No. 1 spot in the WTA rankings for the second year in a row, the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced on Monday.The triumph was bittersweet for Halep, 27, as she had announced on October 2 that...

14-Oct-2018 Sofia (Bulgaria)

Bulgaria defeat Cyprus 2-1 to top Nations League group

Bulgaria fought back from a goal down to beat Cyprus 2-1 at home in the UEFA Nations League.The visitors took the lead shortly before half time when Grigoris Kastanos hit a bouncing right-footed shot in after a good cut-back from Andreas Avraam on Saturday night.Bulgaria...

12-Oct-2018 Miami

Hurricane Michael toll reaches 6

The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, rose to six, with authorities warning that the toll could further increase as search and rescue efforts continue.Now a tropical storm with winds of...

11-Oct-2018 Canberra

3 dead in Java quake, another 7.0 jolts Papua New Guinea

Two major quakes hit Indonesia and Papua New Guinea located in the Pacific Ring of Fire on Thursday, killing at least three people in Java.An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter struck off the coast of the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia killing...

10-Oct-2018 Shanghai

Novak Djokovic powers into third round in Shanghai Masters

World number 3 Novak Djokovic breezed into the third round of ATP Shanghai Masters on Tuesday, beating Jeremy Chardy of France in straight sets 6-3, 7-5.The 14-time Grand Slam champion, who received bye into second round, broke twice at the first set and held...

09-Oct-2018 Shanghai

Roger Federer stresses importance of integrity in tennis

Swiss player Roger Federer on Tuesday highlighted the importance of maintaining integrity within tennis, a few days after Spain's Fernando Verdasco caused a controversy after shouting at a ball boy.In a video released a few days ago, Verdasco can be seen losing...

08-Oct-2018 Madrid

Rafael Nadal stays top of ATP rankings

Spain's Rafael Nadal continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 8,260 points, ahead of Switzerland's Roger Federer.This week's top 10 remained unchanged except for Kevin Anderson of South...

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