Sindhu beats Marin to lift India Open badminton title

2 Apr

India’s PV Sindhu defeated top seed Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games to win the final match of the India Open badminton tournament in New Delhi on Sunday.Third seed Sindhu beat the Spaniard 21-19, 21-16 in a match that lasted 46 minutes at the…

Philippe Gilbert wins maiden Tour of Flanders

2 Apr

Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert carried his bike over the line above his head as he won the prestigious Tour of Flanders for the first time on Sunday with a remarkable solo breakaway.Gilbert, 34, attacked alone with 55km of the 261km race to go and h…

Tsipras says deal with creditors hinges on debt relief

2 Apr

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday that “significant steps” would be needed on reducing his country’s debt in order for Athens to finalize a long-delayed deal with its international creditors.”The deal’s closure and the vote on measures (d…

Critics of islands accord suffer blow in Egypt court

2 Apr

An Egyptian court ruled Sunday that a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was invalid, lawyers said, in a blow for opponents of a handover.The urgent matters court in Cairo invalidated a verdict by Egypt’s hig…

Venter named Springboks defence coach

2 Apr

In a bid to rebuild from a disastrous 2016 South Africa appointed former centre Brendan Venter as defence coach on Sunday giving him two months to prepare for a three-Test home series against France in June. A South African Rugby statement said the …

Police detain dozens at Moscow opposition protest

2 Apr

Police said they detained 29 opposition protesters in central Moscow on Sunday, a week after hundreds of others were arrested during a rally organised by leading Putin critic Alexei Navalny.”Twenty-nine people were detained by police for breaches of pu…

West Ham back under-fire Bilic as pressure mounts

2 Apr

West Ham’s owners backed under-fire manager Slaven Bilic on Sunday insisting they have “100 percent faith” in him despite their slide towards the Premier League relegation zone.Bilic’s side crashed to a dismal 2-1 defeat at lowly Hull on Saturday that …

Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race goes ahead after WWII bomb removed

2 Apr

The annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race will go ahead on Sunday after an unexploded World War II bomb was safely removed from near the course on London’s River Thames.Police were called on Saturday after a member of the public spotted the device near Put…

29 detained at unsanctioned rally in center of Moscow

2 Apr

Police have detained 29 participants of one of two unsanctioned rallies that are taking place simultaneously in the center of Moscow. All of the main Russian opposition figures have distanced themselves from the events. Read Full Article…

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China to create new economic zone outside Beijing

2 Apr

China will create a new special economic zone outside Beijing similar to those established in Shenzhen and Shanghai, the government said, in a bid to boost flagging growth and reduce the strain on the capital.The Xiongan New Area, located some 100 kilo…

Britain apologises after egg thrown at Saudi general

2 Apr

Britain has apologised after an egg was thrown at a Saudi military official during a visit to London, Saudi state media said Sunday.An anti-war activist last week attempted a citizen’s arrest of General Ahmed Assiri, spokesman for the Saudi-led Gulf co…

Hiddink says he turned down Leicester

2 Apr

Guus Hiddink says he turned down the opportunity to manage champions Leicester City following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri and instead recommended Craig Shakespeare.The experienced former Chelsea and Netherlands coach was in the frame to replace Ra…

Ter Stegen casts doubt on Barcelona future

2 Apr

Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen cast doubt on his Barcelona future on Sunday, amid reported interest from Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola.Former Barcelona manager Guardiola chased the 24-year-old German international last year and Premier League s…

Two sailors rescued from Korean freighter off Uruguay

2 Apr

Two Filipino sailors were rescued Saturday from a distressed South Korean freighter with 24 crew on board that had apparently sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, the Uruguayan navy said Saturday.Four merchant ships in the area recovered three rafts, and rescue…

At least two dead, 26 missing in Indonesia landslide

2 Apr

At least two people were killed and 26 were feared buried under heavy mud after a landslide struck Indonesia, the national disaster agency said Sunday. Nineteen people were also injured when the landslide slammed into 32 houses in the village of Banara…

Crusaders, Chiefs, Stormers stay unbeaten in Super Rugby

2 Apr

The Canterbury Crusaders joined the Waikato Chiefs and Western Stormers as the only unbeaten teams in Super Rugby with a smashing win over the NSW Waratahs in Sydney on Sunday.The seven-time champions powered to a bonus-point 41-22 win over the 2014 ch…

Clouds of smoke as latest fire hits central Dubai

2 Apr

Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city’s largest shopping mall.The blaze erupted around 6:30 am (0230 GMT) at the complex, which is near the Du…

20 people murdered at Pakistan shrine: police

2 Apr

Twenty people were murdered and four others wounded at a Pakistani Sufi shrine early Sunday by men wielding batons and knives, police said.Four women were among those killed at the Shrine of Mohammad Ali in Punjab province, according to police, who sai…

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France offers $1 bn to strike-hit French Guiana

2 Apr

France announced a billion euros ($1.07 billion) aid for strike-hit French Guiana, as representatives of the Guianese told visiting ministers the South American territory should be given “special status”.The vast South American territory, which is admi…

Britain attempts to burst the fake news bubble

2 Apr

The rise of fake news has been a hot topic in Britain this year, with the MP leading a probe into the phenomenon warning it was “a threat to democracy”.As-well as the inquiry, British journalism schools have begun to adapt their teaching while national…

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Is fake news old news?

2 Apr

“Fake news” has rarely been out of the news since Donald Trump’s unlikely election to the White House.Rarely a day goes by when the president doesn’t take to Twitter to accuse, normally in capital letters, the mainstream media of misrepresenting the tr…

Panama Papers boost tax battle, but no silver bullet

2 Apr

The Panama Papers have given ammunition to the fight against tax evasion, but much still needs to happen before the world’s tax dodgers run out of places to hide money, experts say.The papers, published a year ago, linked some of the world’s most power…

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Polls open in Armenia parliamentary elections

2 Apr

Armenians on Sunday started voting in landmark legislative elections for the first time since the adoption of constitutional reforms aimed at transforming the ex-Soviet country into a parliamentary republic.The vote is seen by the West as a key democra…

Power struggle rages over Russia’s state statistics

2 Apr

Reports that Russia’s economy ministry is set to take control of the national statistics agency has sparked fears that indicators crucial to monitoring the country’s economic woes could become skewed.Data from the Rosstat state statistics agency has be…

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Butler brilliance sparks Bulls, Clippers down Lakers

2 Apr

Jimmy Butler scored 33 points to maintain Chicago’s push for the playoffs as they overcame a nine point deficit to beat the Hawks.Butler scored the final nine points for the Bulls in their 106-104 win at the United Center, which saw Chicago improve to …

A century later, plans underway for WWI memorial in Washington

2 Apr

How should the United States honor the wishes of the last American World War I soldier, who asked for a national monument to the country’s role in the conflict? The answer is more complicated than it seems.Frank Buckles, who was a teenage ambulance dri…

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