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US President Donald Trump

Trump breaks silence on Mueller report, claims vindication

World | Mar 25, 2019, 06:23 AM IST

The president's low-key approach was a marked shift from his posture in recent days. Beginning last weekend, he unleashed a storm of tweets that were unusually harsh and varied, even by Trump's standards.

Spacewalking astronauts swap out space station’s batteries

Spacewalking astronauts swap out space station’s batteries

Science | Mar 24, 2019, 07:37 AM IST

Changing batteries in orbit took some huffing and puffing and some intricate maneuvering by two spacewalkers Friday. But in the end, it went almost as smoothly as doing the chore back on Earth.  

Euro 2020: England, France win big; Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal held by Ukraine in qualifiers

Soccer | Mar 23, 2019, 12:17 PM IST

World champion France opened with a 4-1 victory at Moldova while Raheem Sterling scored his first international hat trick as England routed the Czech Republic 5-0.

2nd T20I: Isuru Udana's fireworks in vain as South Africa clinch series against Sri Lanka

Cricket | Mar 23, 2019, 09:40 AM IST

The victory at SuperSport Park was set up by half-centuries from opener Reeza Hendricks (65 off 46 balls) and Rassie van der Dussen (64 off 44).

1st ODI: Aaron Finch's hundred trumps Haris Sohail's as Australia beat Pakistan by 8 wickets

Cricket | Mar 23, 2019, 12:50 PM IST

Finch was happy his team continued its fine ODI form from India, where it won the series 3-2 earlier this month.

Small solar storm coming to Earth but no big light show

Small solar storm coming to Earth but no big light show

Science | Mar 23, 2019, 07:46 AM IST

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist says the flare is too weak and any light show would be limited to Alaska, Canada, Iceland, Norway and other far northern spots.  

European Union 

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

World | Mar 22, 2019, 10:38 AM IST

Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit.

Argentina coach wants teammates to step up as Messi returns

Soccer | Mar 22, 2019, 09:52 AM IST

Scaloni confirmed that Messi will be in the lineup for the friendly against Venezuela in Madrid, which will be his first match with the national team since the World Cup exit.

3-time champ Venus Williams wins opening match at Miami Open

Tennis | Mar 22, 2019, 09:42 AM IST

Williams, making her 20th appearance in the tournament, won the title in 1998, 1999 and 2001 when the event was played on Key Biscayne.

Iraq: Ferry overloaded with revelers sinks in Mosul, 94 killed

World | Mar 22, 2019, 07:20 AM IST

A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother’s Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing nearly 100 people, including families, officials said.

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords in readable

Facebook admits storing millions of passwords in readable plain text

World | Mar 22, 2019, 06:48 AM IST

Facebook left hundreds of millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse .  

Champions League: Fan group urges UEFA to curb ticket hikes after Barcelona and Manchester United bump prices

Soccer | Mar 21, 2019, 11:32 PM IST

After Barcelona set prices at 118 euros ($134) for visiting Man United fans, the English club retaliated with an equivalent 102-pound price for away fans at Old Trafford.

Mourners carry the body of Imam Hafiz Musa Patel, a victim

New Zealand bans 'military-style' guns after mosque attack

World | Mar 21, 2019, 05:41 PM IST

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced a ban of “military-style” semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines like those used in the shootings at Christchurch mosques last week.

Italy: Bus driver abducts 51 children, sets vehicle on fire

Italy: Bus driver abducts 51 children, sets vehicle on fire

World | Mar 21, 2019, 10:44 AM IST

​A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their school chaperones Wednesday, threatening the hostages’ lives for 40 minutes and setting the bus on fire at a Carabinieri blockade.  

After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

World | Mar 21, 2019, 09:12 AM IST

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban Thursday on semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers.  

1st T20I: South Africa win the battle of nerves to beat Sri Lanka in Super Over

Cricket | Mar 20, 2019, 08:34 AM IST

South Africa clawed its way to 134/8 to force the Super Over after Sri Lanka had earlier posted 134/7 in Cape Town.

Over 1,000 feared dead after Cyclone Idai slams into Mozambique

World | Mar 19, 2019, 07:39 AM IST

More than 1,000 people are feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the southern African country Mozambique, destroying vulnerable residential areas.

Chelsea make complaint to UEFA about racist abuse

Soccer | Mar 18, 2019, 10:21 PM IST

Chelsea didn't specify which player was the target of the racist abuse. Britain's Press Association reported that monkey chants were heard from a small group of Dynamo Kiev fans in the corner of the end Chelsea was attacking.

Serie A: AC Milan players fight among themselves during loss to Inter

Soccer | Mar 18, 2019, 09:07 PM IST

Milan had been favoured to win the match after a run of five straight league victories but there was little evidence of the good play on display on Sunday.

La Liga: Isco gets 2nd chance at Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane back in charge

Soccer | Mar 18, 2019, 04:57 PM IST

Isco scored the opening goal of the 2-0 win over Celta Vigo on Saturday to end a horrendous run of four consecutive home losses for Madrid that led to Solari's exit.

Valtteri Bottas, version 2019, has breakthrough win at Australian GP

Formula 1 | Mar 18, 2019, 02:11 PM IST

 The 29-year-old Finn kept his emotions in check after what he described as the drive of his life to win the Australian GP on Sunday, his fourth F1 title and his first since 2017.

Indian Wells: Dominic Thiem, Bianca Andreescu pull off major upsets to lift title

Tennis | Mar 18, 2019, 11:15 AM IST

Dominic Thiem defeated Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 in the final while Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu upset Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the women's title at Indian Wells.

La Liga: Lionel Messi nets hat-trick to down Real Betis, gets rousing reception from rival fans

Soccer | Mar 18, 2019, 09:56 AM IST

Lionel Messi netted his 51th career hat-trick as Barcelona beat Real Betis 4-1 away at the Benito Villamarin Stadium on Sunday.

Premier League: Maurizio Sarri runs out of words as Chelsea go down to Everton

Soccer | Mar 18, 2019, 09:30 AM IST

Everton scored two second-half goals to beat Chelsea 2-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday in the Premier League.

Premier League: Liverpool return to top with 2-1 win over Fulham

Soccer | Mar 18, 2019, 09:17 AM IST

Sadio Mane and James Milner scored for Liverpool as they beat Fulham to return to the top of the Premier League table.

Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo-less Juventus face first league defeat of season against Genoa

Soccer | Mar 17, 2019, 10:22 PM IST

It was Juve's first league defeat since April but the Bianconeri still have a commanding advantage at the top of the table. They are 18 points ahead of second-placed Napoli.

Afghanistan vs Ireland Only Test, Day 3: Rashid Khan's five-for brings the hosts close to a historic maiden triumph

Cricket | Mar 17, 2019, 08:14 PM IST

Both teams are competing in only their second Test match since gaining Test status in 2017.

New Zealand: Unheard stories of victims of Christchurch

New Zealand: Unheard stories of victims of Christchurch terror attacks

World | Mar 17, 2019, 04:15 PM IST

An attack on a New Zealand mosque took the lives of 50 worshippers Friday and left dozens more wounded when a white supremacist opened fire and live-streamed the shootings. Here are the stories of some of those killed and wounded.  

Roger Federer reaches Indian Wells final after Rafael Nadal's withdrawal

Tennis | Mar 17, 2019, 03:44 PM IST

A somber Nadal announced his withdrawal a couple hours before he was scheduled to take the court at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Valtteri Bottas edges Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win Australian GP

Formula 1 | Mar 17, 2019, 12:51 PM IST

Mercedes was a hot favourite to win in Melbourne after dominating every practice session but surprisingly, it was Bottas who finished with a gap of 20 seconds.

Bangladesh players return home from New Zealand

Cricket | Mar 17, 2019, 12:16 PM IST

Bangladesh's senior opener Tamim Iqbal admitted that it would take some time before they can return to the field.

Bundesliga: Reus' injury-time winner takes Dortmund back to the top

Soccer | Mar 17, 2019, 09:14 AM IST

Just when it seemed Dortmund's title chances would take a serious knock in heavy rain, Jadon Sancho set up Reus to score in the 93rd minute.

La Liga: Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo 2-0 on Zinedine Zidane's return

Soccer | Mar 16, 2019, 11:00 PM IST

Zidane's revamped lineup also included Marcelo, another player who had succeeded under the French coach.

Sebastian Vettel chases 3rd straight Australian GP win to equal Michael Schumacher

Formula 1 | Mar 16, 2019, 08:30 PM IST

Vettel has had more luck settling into rhythm on race day Down Under, and is aiming to equal two of Michael Schumacher's records on Sunday.

Record lap gives Lewis Hamilton 6th straight pole at Australian GP

Formula 1 | Mar 16, 2019, 08:19 PM IST

The five-time world champion edged Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas' leading time with seconds remaining to top qualifying Saturday in 1 minute, 20.486 seconds.

Afghanistan vs Ireland Only Test, Day 2: Rahmat Shah falls short of historic century before hosts take 142-run lead

Cricket | Mar 16, 2019, 07:00 PM IST

Afghanistan were eyeing a much bigger lead before Ireland hit back and claimed the last five wickets for 87 runs in the last session.

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