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Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait's ruler who tried healing Gulf rifts, dies

29 Sep 2020

Sheikh Sabah, Kuwait's ruler who tried healing Gulf rifts, dies

Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah died on Thursday, the royal court announced in a televised statement. He was 91 years old.

Four injured in knife attack near Charlie Hebdo's former offices

25 Sep 2020

Four injured in knife attack near Charlie Hebdo's former offices

Four people were injured in a knife attack near the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in France capital Paris, AFP reported on Friday, citing sources privy to the development.

Coronavirus: Amid second-wave fears, UK PM to encourage remote working

22 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Amid second-wave fears, UK PM to encourage remote working

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will, in an address to the nation on Tuesday, tell his countrymen to work from home in the foreseeable future. Evidently, this is seen as an effort to handle the second wave of coronavirus.

Transfer news: Tottenham edge closer to get Bale on loan

16 Sep 2020

Transfer news: Tottenham edge closer to get Bale on loan

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale could re-join Tottenham Hotspur this summer.

Amid COVID-19, plane cafes launched in Thailand

14 Sep 2020

Amid COVID-19, plane cafes launched in Thailand

The novel coronavirus pandemic, which has killed nearly a million worldwide, has brought several aspects of the 'routine life' to a halt, including commercial air travel.

China shifting narrative from coronavirus origins to Wuhan's "success story"

08 Sep 2020

China shifting narrative from coronavirus origins to Wuhan's "success story"

As criticism against China on the global forum mounts, the country is working tirelessly to highlight its success against the coronavirus pandemic, rather than addressing questions about the disease's origins.

Complacency, more testing, "re-opened" economy driving India's coronavirus spike

31 Aug 2020

Complacency, more testing, "re-opened" economy driving India's coronavirus spike

India, the third worst-infected nation, on Sunday recorded nearly 80,000 new coronavirus cases — a first for the nation, but, not entirely surprising. For the last four days, ending Sunday, the country has been recording over 70,000 cases daily.

Sweden: Riots in Malmo after far-right activists burn Quran

29 Aug 2020

Sweden: Riots in Malmo after far-right activists burn Quran

Violent protests broke out in the Swedish town of Malmo late Friday after a Quran-burning incident earlier in the day.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delays elections as coronavirus returns

17 Aug 2020

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern delays elections as coronavirus returns

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who earned plaudits for controlling coronavirus outbreak in her country, has delayed parliamentary elections after fresh cases were reported.

Australia vs India: SCG prepares pitch for Boxing Day Test

08 Aug 2020

Australia vs India: SCG prepares pitch for Boxing Day Test

This year's Boxing Day Test between Australia and India could be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) with traditional home Melbourne battling a surge in coronavirus cases.

7.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Alaska, tsunami warning issued, then revoked

22 Jul 2020

7.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Alaska, tsunami warning issued, then revoked

A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the Alaskan peninsula on Wednesday, triggering an alert for tsunami, multiple reports said.

Jofra Archer will test the Pakistani batsmen: Younis Khan

28 Jun 2020

Jofra Archer will test the Pakistani batsmen: Younis Khan

Batting coach Younis Khan believes Jofra Archer will be a major threat for Pakistan in the upcoming Test series.

Clare Connor set to become first female MCC President

25 Jun 2020

Clare Connor set to become first female MCC President

Former England Women's captain Clare Connor is set to become the first female President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in its 233-year history.

Coronavirus: No Hajj for Indian Muslims this year, refund initiated

23 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: No Hajj for Indian Muslims this year, refund initiated

India won't be sending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year to perform Hajj, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

Jonny Bairstow wants to regain England wicket-keeping role in Tests

17 Jun 2020

Jonny Bairstow wants to regain England wicket-keeping role in Tests

The England cricket team is all set to face West Indies in a three-Test series, starting July 8.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike assures safe 2020 Olympics

13 Jun 2020

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike assures safe 2020 Olympics

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has said next year's Olympics will be safe amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh coronavirus cases

13 Jun 2020

Parts of Beijing locked down due to fresh coronavirus cases

Authorities at China's capital, Beijing, are moving hastily to stem a fresh wave of coronavirus after few new cases were reported in the last two days.

CrossFit CEO resigns over controversial remarks on George Floyd's death

10 Jun 2020

CrossFit CEO resigns over controversial remarks on George Floyd's death

Greg Glassman, the founder and CEO of the US fitness brand CrossFit, has resigned after his remarks over the death of George Floyd sparked a controversy.

WHO takes a U-turn, resumes Hydroxychloroquine trials: Details here

04 Jun 2020

WHO takes a U-turn, resumes Hydroxychloroquine trials: Details here

The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that it will be resuming the clinical trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine around the world.

US cities order curfews amid protests against George Floyd's death

31 May 2020

US cities order curfews amid protests against George Floyd's death

As protests against the death of a Black man in police custody continued to intensify in the United States, multiple cities ordered curfews.

#CoronavirusPandemic: Champion Petra Kvitova hails 'bizarre' Czech tournament

29 May 2020

#CoronavirusPandemic: Champion Petra Kvitova hails 'bizarre' Czech tournament

Petra Kvitova triumphed in the women's draw at an all-Czech tournament as the sports world slowly returns amid the coronavirus pandemic which caused a lockdown across the globe.

NBA in talks to resume season at Disney's sports complex

24 May 2020

NBA in talks to resume season at Disney's sports complex

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has entered into exploratory conversations with the Walt Disney Company about restarting the remainder of its season at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.

Reportedly, China's novel drug can treat and prevent COVID-19 infection

19 May 2020

Reportedly, China's novel drug can treat and prevent COVID-19 infection

A team of scientists hailing from China claims to have developed a novel drug that can treat as well as prevent COVID-19 infection.

Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony has been postponed: Details here

16 May 2020

Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony has been postponed: Details here

FIFA's The Best awards ceremony, scheduled to be held in Milan on September 21, has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, world football's governing body confirmed.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: USTA drafting alternative venue plans for US Open

15 May 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: USTA drafting alternative venue plans for US Open

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is pressing ahead with preparations to stage the US Open 2020 in New York this year but is "aggressively" drafting alternative plans for the tournament.

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

08 May 2020

Hackers bombed South African Parliament session with porn, racial slurs

Like most of the world, South Africa is also under lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.

Australian Open 2021 is under threat: Details here

07 May 2020

Australian Open 2021 is under threat: Details here

The Australian Open 2021 could face cancelation under a worst-case scenario if the coronavirus pandemic continues to halt the world.

As Italy emerges from world's longest coronavirus lockdown, worries remain

04 May 2020

As Italy emerges from world's longest coronavirus lockdown, worries remain

Italy, one of the worst-hit nations in the coronavirus pandemic, has started to emerge from the world's longest nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the outbreak.

India will definitely pitch for 2032 Olympics, says Narinder Batra

02 May 2020

India will definitely pitch for 2032 Olympics, says Narinder Batra

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra said that the nation will step up its battle to win the 2032 Olympic Games and other international events when the global coronavirus pandemic eases.

Moeen Ali wants The Hundred to be postponed until 2021

29 Apr 2020

Moeen Ali wants The Hundred to be postponed until 2021

England all-rounder Moeen Ali believes it would be the right decision to postpone The Hundred until 2021.

Coronavirus: Global deaths cross 2 lakh; WHO warns about 'reinfections'

26 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Global deaths cross 2 lakh; WHO warns about 'reinfections'

The global death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now crossed two lakh, about two weeks after it touched one lakh.

Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media

18 Apr 2020

Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media

As the question of the origins of the novel coronavirus remains unanswered, reports claimed that the virus may have leaked from a laboratory in China's Wuhan city.

David Moyes concerned about players if EPL season is rushed

15 Apr 2020

David Moyes concerned about players if EPL season is rushed

All sporting activities including football have either been canceled or postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Everyone still keen for IPL to go ahead: Pat Cummins

03 Apr 2020

Everyone still keen for IPL to go ahead: Pat Cummins

Australian star fast bowler Pat Cummins said players are in touch with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises even as uncertainty looms over the global cash-rich league due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tennis: Wimbledon likely to be scrapped amid coronavirus outbreak

01 Apr 2020

Tennis: Wimbledon likely to be scrapped amid coronavirus outbreak

The Wimbledon 2020 event looks certain to be scrapped for the first time since World War II by tournament chiefs on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks further havoc on the global sporting calendar.

ECB announces aid package for English cricket amid coronavirus outbreak

01 Apr 2020

ECB announces aid package for English cricket amid coronavirus outbreak

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a £61 million ($76 million) aid package for English cricket in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Tokyo Olympics: Qualified athletes to keep spots in 2021

27 Mar 2020

Tokyo Olympics: Qualified athletes to keep spots in 2021

Athletes who had already qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will get to keep their respective spots in the event to be held next year.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Nadal and Gasol launch fund-raising drive to help Spaniards

27 Mar 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: Nadal and Gasol launch fund-raising drive to help Spaniards

Spanish sport legends Rafael Nadal and Pau Gasol launched a fund-raising drive explaining they wanted to give something back to the coronavirus hit nation.

Coronavirus outbreak: England cricketers given personalized training programmes

25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: England cricketers given personalized training programmes

All sport has faced an uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed more than 18,000 lives.

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

06 Mar 2020

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed abducted daughters, UK court finds

A United Kingdom court has accepted as proved the allegations of abduction, torture, and threats against the billionaire ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum (70).