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Toxic firecracker haze darkens Delhi after festival of lights

October 20, 2017 13:49 PM

NEW DELHI, Oct 20:  Air pollution in New Delhi hit 18 times the healthy limit on Friday under a thick, toxic haze after a night of fireworks to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali - despite a court-ordered ban on their sales.

Prince William and wife Kate say baby expected in April

October 19, 2017 10:32 AM

LONDON, Oct 19: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April.

Amazon Studios chief resigns after harassment allegations

October 19, 2017 10:07 AM

LOS ANGELES, Oct 19: Amazon Studios chief Roy Price has resigned, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday, following allegations that he harassed a producer and took no action when an actress told him she was sexually assaulted by producer Harvey Weinstein.

Japan's ‘Blade Library’ offers joy of blade running to amputees

October 19, 2017 09:02 AM

TOKYO, Oct 19: Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic “running blade” for the first time.

Thunder and lightning: scientists pair gravitational waves, light

October 17, 2017 12:56 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Oct17: Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time paired the detection of gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, with light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

British piers, Alabama buildings named among 25 at-risk monuments

October 17, 2017 09:26 AM

NEW YORK, Oct 17: From a Syrian bazaar and the last active synagogue in Alexandria, to England’s Blackpool Piers and Alabama civil rights buildings, historical gems around the globe are threatened by war, disasters and urbanization, a monument conservation group said on Monday.  Days after the United States and Israel said that they were quitting UN cultural agency UNESCO, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced 25 of the world’s at-risk places on its biennial watch list.

China confirms will amend party constitution, likely to include Xi's theories

October 14, 2017 18:19 PM

BEIJING, Oct 14:  China’s ruling Communist Party has agreed to amend the party constitution, expected to embed President Xi Jinping’s political thought, ahead of next week’s five-yearly party congress in which Xi will further tighten his grip on power.

Sharapova storms past Peng into Tianjin final

October 14, 2017 17:25 PM

BEIJING, Oct 14: Former world number one Maria Sharapova eased past defending champion Peng Shuai 6-3 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her first WTA final in almost two and a half years.

Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week

October 14, 2017 14:10 PM

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct 14: Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) fired about 400 employees this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors, a former employee told Reuters on Friday.

Earthlings test warning system as asteroid flies by

October 12, 2017 19:15 PM

FRANKFURT, Oct 12: An asteroid the size of a school bus flew remarkably near Earth on Thursday, providing scientists with an opportunity to test the warning systems that would kick in if a space collision was coming.

Liverpool out to halt United's charge in Anfield showdown

October 12, 2017 14:09 PM

LONDON, Oct 12: Liverpool and Manchester United’s globe-trotting squads must shake off the effects of international duty for one of English football’s most eagerly-anticipated clashes on Saturday.

Cummins tells England to expect barrage of bouncers

October 12, 2017 13:34 PM

SYDNEY, Oct 12: Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins has told England’s batsmen to prepare themselves for the barrage of short-pitched bowling that awaits them when the Ashes series begins next month.

Ben Stokes apologizes to Katie Price over video

October 12, 2017 12:51 PM

LONDON, Oct 12: England all-rounder Ben Stokes apologized on Wednesday to TV personality Katie Price and her son Harvey for a video that appeared to show him mocking the disabled boy.

Paris exhibition charts Picasso's 'year of wonders'

October 12, 2017 09:51 AM

PARIS, Oct 12: Some of Pablo Picasso’s greatest works go on display in Paris this week, in an exhibition that charts a pivotal year in which he cemented his status as a titan of 20th-century art. ‘Picasso 1932: Erotic Year’, chronicles the Spanish artist’s prolific creativity over those 12 months, referred to in the art world as his “year of wonders”.

Late goal sends Panama to maiden World Cup, U.S. out

October 11, 2017 15:26 PM

PANAMA CITY, Oct 11: A late goal from Roman Torres punched Panama’s ticket to their first World Cup finals on Tuesday with a 2-1 win over Costa Rica, while the United States will miss out for the first time since 1986 after Honduras pipped them to a playoff place.

Pakistan barred from international football

October 11, 2017 15:08 PM

ZURICH, Oct 11: Pakistan has been suspended from international football because of what global soccer body FIFA described as undue third-party interference in the country’s football federation (PFF).

Uruguay, Argentina, and Colombia qualify for World Cup

October 11, 2017 15:00 PM

QUITO, Oct 11: Uruguay, Argentina, and Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw Peru clinch a playoff spot against New Zealand and Chile miss out completely.

Wildfires kill at least 10 in California wine country

October 10, 2017 13:39 PM

SANTA ROSA, Oct 10: Wildfires fanned by strong winds swept through northern California’s wine country on Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses and forcing some 20,000 people to flee.

Giroud scorpion kick shortlisted for FIFA goal award

October 10, 2017 12:46 PM

LONDON, Oct 10: Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kick strike for Arsenal against Crystal Palace last season was shortlisted for FIFA’s goal of the year award on Monday, alongside efforts from Venezuelan teenager Deyna Castellanos and goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke.

Ireland stun Wales to seal World Cup playoff spot

October 10, 2017 12:20 PM

CARDIFF, Oct 10: Ireland ripped up the script by beating Wales 1-0 to secure their place in the playoffs for the World Cup finals on Monday.