Bolt fires two goals in Mariners trial

Bolt fires two goals in Mariners trial

Central Coast Mariners’ Usain Bolt in action. (Reuters File Photo)   NEW YORK, OCTOBER 12 (REUTERS): Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt scored two goals in his first start for the Central Coast Mariners in a trial match on Friday that he hopes could pave the way for a professional contract as a soccer player.   […]

West Indies puts up 295/7 against India on Day 1

West Indies puts up 295/7 against India on Day 1

India spinner Kuldeep Yadav celebrates the fall of a West Indies wicket. (Twitter/BCCI)   Hyderabad, October 12 (IANS): West Indies rode on excellent half centuries by Roston Chase and skipper Jason Holder to recover from a middle order collapse and post a healthy 295/7 against India at stumps on the opening day of the second […]

16 IAF personnel airlifted from Arunachal Pradesh

Jorhat, October 12 (PTI):  All the 16 air force personnel on onboard the helicopter that made an emergency landing at West Tuting on Thursday were airlifted from there and brought to the IAF station here Friday, IAF sources said. The 16 Indian Air Force personnel arrived at their Jorhat base this afternoon, the sources said. […]

Coalition must do more for Syria’s smashed Raqqa: Amnesty

Coalition must do more for Syria’s smashed Raqqa: Amnesty

Closed shops are pictured in Raqqa, Syria on June 24, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) BEIRUT, October 12 (Reuters): U.S.-led air strikes destroyed much of Syria’s Raqqa while crushing Islamic State last year, but the coalition has done little to help it recover, rights group Amnesty International said on Friday.   Nearly a year after the battle, […]

Russian UK envoy denies Kremlin tried hack computers and murder ex-spy

Russian UK envoy denies Kremlin tried hack computers and murder ex-spy

Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko addresses the media at a news conference in the official Russian Ambassador’s residence in central London, Britain on April 13, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo) LONDON, October 12 (Reuters): Russia’s ambassador to London denied on Friday that spies from his country’s military intelligence agency had tried to kill former double agent Sergei Skripal […]

Bangladesh PM takes aim at photographer, critics say it is part of wider crackdown

Bangladesh PM takes aim at photographer, critics say it is part of wider crackdown

Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina speaks during an interview at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manhattan, New York, US on September 25, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   NEW YORK/DHAKA, October 12 (Reuters): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she is convinced that jailed photographer Shahidul Alam instigated trouble by spreading what she describes as “false news” […]

Hold onto your hats: Princess Eugenie marries in grand UK royal wedding

Hold onto your hats: Princess Eugenie marries in grand UK royal wedding

Britain’s Princess Eugenie of York and her husband Jack Brooksbank leave in a carriage after their wedding ceremony at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain. (Image: Reuters)   WINDSOR, England, October 12 (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married wine merchant Jack Brooksbank at Windsor Castle on Friday in front of celebrities and Britain’s senior royals […]

Pope praises U.S. archbishop who steps down in sex abuse crisis

Pope praises U.S. archbishop who steps down in sex abuse crisis

Cardinal Donald William Wuerl from U.S. waves as he arrives for a meeting at the Synod Hall in the Vatican. (REUTERS File Photo)   VATICAN CITY, October 12 (Reuters): Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the archbishop of Washington D.C. over the handling of Catholic Church sex abuse cases, praising the close ally for stepping down […]

Information is power, free flow the essence of democracy: President

New Delhi, October 12 (IANS) Emphasizing that information is power, President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said that free flow of information is the essence of democracy and that people have the right to know how they are being governed.   “RTI (Right to Information) is not standalone. It is part of the larger narrative […]

#MeToo effect: Akshay Kumar cancels ‘Housefull 4’ shoot

#MeToo effect: Akshay Kumar cancels ‘Housefull 4’ shoot

Mumbai, October 12 (IANS) Amid sexual harassment allegations against director Sajid Khan and actor Nana Patekar, actor Akshay Kumar has called off the shooting of “Housefull 4”.   “I have just landed back in the country last night and reading all the news has been very disturbing. I have requested the producers of ‘Housefull 4’ […]