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  • FILE PHOTO: Robin van Persie attends a news conference, after the Dutch player signed a contract with Feyenoord, in Rotterdam, Netherlands January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares/File photo
    Van Persie joins Feyenoord to see if he takes to coaching
    (Reuters): Robin van Persie said he has joined Feyenoord Rotterdam’s staff to help their forwards with their finishing - although he is not sure what his exact title is - and to see whether coaching is something he might like to pursue. "It is no
  • FILE PHOTO: Juventus president Andrea Agnelli, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca/File photo
    Juventus will evaluate everything, says president
    (Reuters): Juventus will take a few days before making any plans for next season and will "evaluate everything", club president Andrea Agnelli said after their Champions League exit heaped more pressure on coach Maurizio Sarri. Agnelli said he was
  • Jason Day reacts to missing his putt at the 10th green during the second round of the 2020 PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
    Golf: Day says disciplined routine has helped him keep back issues at bay
    (Reuters): Former world number one Jason Day said his chronic back problems left him struggling to walk around a golf course when the sport returned in mid-June after the COVID-19 break, but he is now in a better place physically. The 32-year-old Australian
  • Tiger Woods sand trap on the 7th hole during the second round of the 2020 PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
    Golf: Tiger finds that looks can be deceiving at Harding Park
    SAN FRANCISCO, August 8 (Reuters): TPC Harding Park's narrow fairways and thick rough have given players fits through the first two rounds of the PGA Championship, but it was the course's unexpectedly slow greens that caused headaches for Tiger Woods o
  • FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside the UEFA in Nyon, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
    Wolves reach settlement agreement with UEFA after FFP breach
    (Reuters): Wolverhampton Wanderers will be allowed to register only 23 players instead of 25 if they qualify for the Champions League next season after breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, European soccer's governing body has said. In a
  • Cricket: New Zealand, Australia accept World Cup decisions
    WELLINGTON, August 8 (Reuters): New Zealand said on Saturday it could have probably hosted the women's Cricket World Cup next year but supported the decision of the International Cricket Council to postpone the event for a year. Cricket Australia have a
  • Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo scores their first goal from the penalty spot, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca
    Ronaldo brace not enough as Olympique Lyon knock out Juventus
    TURIN, Italy, August 8 (Reuters): Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace, including an unstoppable long-range goal, to give Juventus a 2-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League on Friday but it was not enough as the French side reached the quarter-fina
  • Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Dave Thompson
    City eliminate Real from Champions League after Varane nightmare
    MANCHESTER, England, August 8 (Reuters): Manchester City marched into the Champions League quarter-finals by beating visitors Real Madrid 2-1 for a 4-2 aggregate triumph on Friday, with scorers Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus taking advantage of two dreadful
  • Racing Point's Lance Stroll during practice Bryn Lennon/Pool via REUTERS
    Racing Point hit with heavy fine and points deduction
    SILVERSTONE, England, August 8 (Reuters): Formula One stewards fined Racing Point 400,000 euros ($473,000), stripped them of 15 points in the constructors' championship and issued a reprimand on Friday after upholding a Renault protest about the legality o
  • FILE PHOTO : Tetsuya Sotomura of Japan competes in the men's trampoline competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 19, 2008. REUTERS/Hans Deryk/File Photo
    Olympics: Japanese trampolinist bounces back after pandemic scuppers dream
    SAITAMA, Japan, August 8 (Reuters): Japanese trampolinist Tetsuya Sotomura was pushing for his country's final qualification spot for the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year but his dream was shattered when the Games were postponed. At 35, he had alre
  • FILE PHOTO: Ronaldinho leaves Paraguay's Supreme Court after testifying in Asuncion, Paraguay, March 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno/File Photo
    Ronaldinho moves closer to release from Paraguayan ordeal
    ASUNCION, August 8 (Reuters): Former World Cup winner Ronaldinho Gaucho moved a step closer to ending his Paraguayan ordeal on Friday when prosecutors said they would not oppose a "conditional suspension" of the case that would allow him to return to
  • Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Dave Thompson
    City eliminate Real from Champions League after Varane nightmare
    MANCHESTER, August 8 (Reuters): Manchester City marched into the Champions League quarter-finals by beating visitors Real Madrid 2-1 for a 4-2 aggregate triumph on Friday, with scorers Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus taking advantage of two dreadful errors by Rap
  • Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Dave Thompson
    City eliminate Real from Champions League after Varane nightmare
    MANCHESTER, August 8 (Reuters): Manchester City marched into the Champions League quarter-finals by beating visitors Real Madrid 2-1 for a 4-2 aggregate triumph on Friday, with scorers Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus taking advantage of two dreadful errors by Rap
  • Manchester City's Eric Garcia celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers
    City defender Garcia rejects contract offer amid Barca links
    MANCHESTER, August 7 (Reuters): Manchester City's 19-year-old Spanish defender Eric Garcia, a reported Barcelona transfer target, has turned down a new deal with the Premier League club, manager Pep Guardiola said on Thursday. Central defender Garcia, who wa
  • Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas with a puncture during the race Pool via REUTERS/Will Oliver
    Hamilton puts new deal on hold as Mercedes confirm Bottas
    SILVERSTONE, August 7 (Reuters): Six-times Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he felt uncomfortable negotiating a lucrative contract extension with Mercedes during the COVID-19 pandemic as the team confirmed Valtteri Bottas was staying next year.

HEALTH

  • Blood test may point to patients at higher risk for Covid-19 death
    Washington, August 7 (IANS) Five biomarkers, medical indicators found in the blood, associated with higher odds of clinical deterioration and death in Covid-19 patients, say researchers. The study, published in the journal Future Medicine, will help physicians better predict outcomes fo
  • Serum to produce up to 100 mn Covid vaccine doses for India, others
    New Delhi, August 7 (PTI): Serum Institute of India on Friday said it has entered into a new partnership with international vaccine alliance Gavi and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to accelerate manufacturing and delivery of up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for India as we
  • Maintain essential health services during COVID-19: WHO
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged member countries in the South-East Asian region to maintain essential health services and accelerate resumption of disrupted health care services hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as an integral part of the COV
  • World Breastfeeding Week: 10 essential nutrition tips for mothers
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANSlife): For women who have recently become mothers, a healthy and nutritious diet is essential to boost lactation, just as much as its essential for a newborn to get its share of required nutrition. This makes it mandatory for the mother to consume food that will be
  • Russia bats for safety of its Covid-19 vaccine
    Moscow, August 4 (IANS) The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that a Covid-19 vaccine that it developed in partnership with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology appears to be safe. On August 3, a "final medical examination" of particip

FEATURED NEWS

  • 'China's BRI ultimate instrument of economic blackmail'
    New Delhi, August 8 (IANS) For the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), determined to shape the world in its own image without a shot being fired, the Cold War never ended 30 years ago as it aims to make China the number one global power, says a scholarly new work that traces how the party has b
  • Press enter for 'Dastan-e-Haroun'
    BY SUKANT DEEPAK  New Delhi, August 7 (IANS) Even as the film 'Peepli Live', India's official entry for the 83rd Acadmey Awards Best Foreign Film category completes a decade this month, its Delhi-based writer and director Anusha Rizvi says that the media and the system
  • 'Unlikely that Covid-19 will majorly impact India's population projections'
    BY SIDDHI JAIN  New Delhi, August 7 (IANSlife) As the world at large continues to lose people to the rising Covid-19 toll, the impact of the pandemic are exacerbated for women and girls. Restrictive social norms and global lockdowns have limited women's ability to access health
  • Brazil's court rules government must protect tribes from coronavirus
    On Wednesday, Chief Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil's most influential indigenous leaders died from COVID-19 aged 71 BRASILIA, August 6 (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that President Jair Bolsonaro's government must adopt measures to stop the spread o
  • In Ayodhya, a sister looks for closure after 30 years
    Ayodhya, August 4 (IANS): Thirty years is not a small period -- to heal. But for Purnima Kothari, living in the suburbs of Kolkata, a lifetime may be too short to move on from the fact that her two brothers -- Ram and Sharad -- set off for kar seva in Ayodhya with a promise to return just

LIFE AND STYLE

  • Unlock feelings of fear or remorse during Unlock 3.0
    BY DR PAYAL SHARMA KAMATH New Delhi, August 8 (IANSlife) The coronavirus pandemic and the pandemic-induced lockdowns world-over have forced people to stay indoors - prompting a global socio-economic imbalance. This has led to adverse implications including unprecedented exodus, massive
  • 6th National Handloom Day: A digital campaign in support for Indian textiles
    New Delhi, August 7 (IANSlife) Slow fashion coupled with the resounding 'Made in India' sentiment continues to garner the support of the fashion conscious in the country, be it organisations, designers or the government. Migrant labour especially those aligned with the textile and
  • It's been a long, difficult journey: Booker longlisted author Avni Doshi
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) Its been a "long and difficult" journey spread over seven years and eight drafts, says author Avni Doshi, whose novel "Burnt Sugar", about a torturous mother-daughter relationship, has been longlisted for the 50,000 pounds Booker Prize 2020 al
  • Radhika Apte: I'm not here for fame
    New Delhi, August 6 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte says she does not want to get stuck in something convenient or be satisfied, and she is not chasing fame. "I'm not here for fame. I do like the perks sometimes, but I don't take success and failure seriously," Radhika tol
  • Big B gets a special Amul ad tribute on beating Covid
    Mumbai, Augùst 4 (IANS) Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan has received a special tribute ad from Amul Butter after testing Covid negative and being discharged from hospital. Keeping with their tradition of creating iconic advertisements about incidents of national and global val