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Iniesta looks to help fire Spain in World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Madrid, June 12 (IANS) Andres Iniesta was the hero of the 2010 World Cup as the Barcelona and Spain midfielder scored the 116th minute goal which took the Spanish to their first World title with a 1-0 win over Holland.

Indian community paper in US wins ethnic media award

June 12, 2014 at 10:47 AM

New York, June 12 (IANS) The South Asian Times, a leading newspaper for the Indian community in the US, has bagged an Ippies award given to the ethnic and community press for "Best Investigative/In Depth Story".

Leonardo DiCaprio in Brazil to party during World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Rio de Janeiro, June 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has travelled to Brazil to party with friends on yacht during the World Cup.

UNHCR concerned over attacks on foreigners in South Africa

June 12, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Cape Town, June 12 (IANS) The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed concern over recent attacks targeting foreigners including refugees in South Africa.

Four players elected to FIH Athletes Committee

June 12, 2014 at 1:11 AM

The Hague, June 12 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced that South Africa skipper Marsha Cox, England's Anne Panter, Germany's Moritz Furste and Australia's Liam De Young were elected by the World Cup players to the FIF Athletes Committee.

Spain, Brazil favourites; Argentina, Belgium surprise packages

June 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Sao Paulo, June 11 (IANS) Defending champions Spain and hosts Brazil start as favourites for the 2014 FIFA World Cup crown but South American giants Argentina and new kids on the block Belgium can spring a few surprises.

Mexican football team feted in Brazil

June 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Mexico City, June 11 (IANS) The Mexican Football Federation has said the city of Santos in Sao Paulo state welcomed their national team for the FIFA World Cup with celebration.

Spain are favourites, says captain Casillas

June 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Salvador (Brazil), June 11 (IANS) Spain captain Iker Casillas believes his side are favourites to win the FIFA World Cup which kicks off Thursday.

The Brazilian model: How Sao Paulo scores with paradiplomacy (Comment)

June 11, 2014 at 9:43 AM

All eyes will be on Sao Paulo, Brazil's richest and South America's most globalised city, as it plays host to the opening kickoff of the soccer World Cup at the Itaquerão Stadium on June 12. But this sassy city of a fast modernising Brazil, the world's third largest democracy and seventh biggest economy, has an another distinction - a model of economic paradiplomacy.

Gas leakage kills 10 in China mine

June 11, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Beijing, June 11 (IANS) At least 10 people were confirmed dead after a gas outburst occurred in a coal mine in China's Guizhou province early Wednesday.

South Sudan reports nearly 1,500 cholera cases: UN

June 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM

United Nations, June 10 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that a total of 1,500 cholera cases has been reported in South Sudan till date, media reported Tuesday.

Government will focus on neighbourhood: President

June 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) The government would follow a foreign policy based on "enlightened national interest" and a "doctrine of mutually beneficial relationships", focusing on the immediate South Asian neighbourhood first, President Pranab Mukherjee said Monday.

The players are in a positive mood: Capello

June 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Moscow, June 9 (IANS) Russian football team manager Fabio Capellp said his players were in a positive mood and determined to give their best in the FIFA 2014 World Cup but didn't want to predict anything.

Invite to South Asian leaders a bold signal to world: President

June 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee said the government sent a "unique and bold signal" to South Asia and the world by inviting the SAARC leaders to the swearing-in of Prime Minister Narendra Modi May 26, and that it was indicative of the government's determination to build a "strong and interlinked neighbourhood".

13 bodies found in Mexico clandestine graves

June 9, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Mexico City, June 9 (IANS/EFE) Investigators found the bodies of at least 13 people in five clandestine graves outside Zumpango, a community in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero, officials said.

Russian football team leaves for Brazil

June 8, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Moscow, June 8 (IANS) Russia's national football team headed by manager Fabio Capello left for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil Sunday.

Former Brazil striker Fernandao dies in air crash

June 8, 2014 at 7:06 AM

Rio De Janeiro, June 8 (IANS) Former Brazil striker Fernandao has died in a helicopter crash in Brazil.

Xavi to decide future after World Cup

June 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

Barcelona, June 7 (IANS/EFE) Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez will wait until after 2014 World Cup to decide whether to move to Qatar, where he received an attractive offer, or stay at the Catalan club.

Gallardo new River Plate coach

June 7, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Buenos Aires, June 7 (IANS) Marcelo Gallardo was presented as the new coach of Argentine football club River Plate.

No proposal for rhino horn legal trade in South Africa

June 7, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Pretoria, June 7 (IANS) The South African government said that it has not compiled a proposal regarding the legal trade of rhino horns.

Fabregas is leaving for 33mn euros, Pique tells Del Bosque

June 6, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Madrid, June 6 (IANS/EFE) Barcelona's Spanish defender Gerard Pique was overheard telling Vicente del Bosque, coach of the Spanish national team, that his side's midfielder Cesc Fabregas's deal is already sealed for 33 million euros.

Mexico slips in FIFA ranking

June 6, 2014 at 7:34 AM

Mexico City, June 6 (IANS) Mexico's national football team slipped from No. 19 to No. 20 in the world ranking with a total of 882 points in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday.

South Africa faces another massive strike

June 6, 2014 at 2:06 AM

Cape Town, June 6 (IANS) South Africa's economy would be hit by another massive strike by thousands of metal workers, media reported Thursday.

Zuma voices support for Palestinian state

June 6, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Cape Town, June 6 (IANS) South Africa supports international efforts aimed at the establishment of a viable Palestinian state, President Jacob Zuma said Thursday.

Mexican press chides national team after friendly loss

June 5, 2014 at 3:50 PM

Mexico City, June 5 (IANS) Mexican newspapers took the national team to task for losing to Bosnia in a friendly warm-up just days before the FIFA World Cup.

ODI rankings: Sri Lanka replace India in second place

June 4, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Dubai, June 4 (IANS) Sri Lanka's 3-2 series win over England helped it gain one ratings point to move up to 112 and replace India in the second place of the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI team rankings.

MLS, a future option for Lampard

June 4, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Washington, June 4 (IANS) England midfielder Frank Lampard suggested Major League Soccer (MLS) would be one of the options for his post-Chelsea career after the World Cup.

Germany, Portugal clear favourites in Group G (Group G)

June 4, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Rio de Janeiro, June 4 (IANS) Group G of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is one of two pools, along with B, where all the four teams have played in the last edition in South Africa.

World Cup: France the team to beat in Group E (Group Preview)

June 2, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Rio de Janeiro, June 2 (IANS) Former champions France hope to put behind an unimpressive qualifying campaign while Switzerland will be looking to justify their perfectly-timed rise as a seeded nation in Group E that promises to dish out exciting fare in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Croatia name FIFA World Cup squad

June 1, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Osijek (Croatia), June 1 (IANS) Croatian coach Niko Kovac named a 23-player squad for the World Cup in Brazil, leaving out injured Hamburg SV midfielder Milan Badelj.

Spurs beat Thunder to book NBA Finals rematch with Heat

June 1, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Washington, June 1 (IANS) The San Antonio Spurs edged the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107 after overtime, winning the series 4-2 to book an NBA finals rematch with the Miami Heat.

World Cup: Three former champions to clash in group of death (Group D Preview)

June 1, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Rio de Janeiro, June 1 (IANS) Group D or the group of death at the 2014 FIFA World Cup has three former champions in the mix - Italy, Uruguay and England - and the fourth team, Costa Rica, qualifiers from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association (CONCACAF), are no pushovers.

World Cup: All four teams fancy their chances in Group C (Group Preview)

May 31, 2014 at 1:58 PM

ATTN EDITORS: This is the third of the eight Group previews of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Atletico Mineiro confirm China itinerary

May 31, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Rio de Janeiro, May 31 (IANS) Ronaldinho's Atletico Mineiro have confirmed plans to play three friendlies in China within seven days during the Brazilian championship's World Cup recess.

Heat beat Pacers 4-2 to win 4th straight NBA Eastern title

May 31, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Washington, May 31 (IANS) Miami Heat beat Indiana Pacers 117-92 in Game Six of the NBA Eastern Finals, outclassing them 4-2 to win their fourth straight Eastern title.

China, Malaysia pledge stability in South China Sea

May 30, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Beijing, May 30 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak Friday agreed to strengthen dialogue to maintain stability in the South China Sea.

India need to punch above their weight in FIH World Cup

May 30, 2014 at 6:43 PM

The Hague, May 30 (IANS) India will have to punch above its weight for a respectable show against the giants, like tournament favourites the Netherlands, Germany and Australia, in the 12-team FIH Hockey World Cup that starts here Saturday.

Big night for Spanish players to impress Del Bosque

May 30, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Madrid, May 30 (IANS) It will be a big night for the Spanish players as chief coach Vicente del Bosque will prune down his squad to 23 members for the FIFA World Cup after the international friendly against Bolivia in Seville on Friday.

Nigerian fans have high hopes from Super Eagles

May 30, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Abuja, May 30 (IANS) As the 2014 FIFA World Cup draws nearer, Nigerians are hopeful that the team representing the West African country at the global tournament will hoist the national green-white-green flag higher and higher.

Spurs overwhelm Thunder for 3-2 lead

May 30, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Washington, May 30 (IANS) San Antonio Spurs overwhelmed the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-89, taking a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Western Finals series.

Eva Green's raunchy movie poster banned

May 30, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) A raunchy film poster featuring actress Eva Green has been banned by America's movie classification board.

Swansea sign Arsenal goalkeeper Fabianski

May 30, 2014 at 12:27 AM

London, May 30 (IANS) Swansea Thursday signed Poland goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Arsenal on a free transfer after his contract expired with the north London club.

New York City to sign David Villa: Reports

May 29, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Madrid, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Atletico Madrid forward David Villa is about to sign a three-year contract with New York City FC, according to news reports Thursday.

India beat South Africa 4-1 in warm-up game

May 29, 2014 at 6:35 PM

The Hague, May 29 (IANS) India registered a resounding 4-1 victory over South Africa here in their last warm-up game ahead of the hockey World Cup.

Lebanese ambassador to South Korea killed in car accident

May 29, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Seoul, May 29 (IANS) Lebanese Ambassador to South Korea Jad Saeed El-Hassan was killed in a car accident Thursday, a media report said.

Has earth gobbled up giant craters?

May 28, 2014 at 1:55 PM

New York, May 28 (IANS) Do you know that in past 3.5 billion years, over 80 asteroids - larger than the rocks that wiped out dinosaurs 66 million years ago - have bombarded earth?

Australian rowers aim for world record

May 28, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Canberra, May 28 (IANS) A group of Australian rowers will attempt to row 8,500 km across the Indian Ocean and set a world record, a media report said Wednesday.

21 killed in South Korea hospital fire

May 28, 2014 at 6:45 AM

Seoul, May 28 (IANS) At least 21 people were killed and seven others injured when a fire broke out at a sanatorium in southern South Korea early Wednesday, the media reported citing police and fire officials.

China, South Korea hold talks

May 26, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Seoul, May 26 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se discussed bilateral relations here Monday.

Del Bosque keeps his players guessing about final squad

May 26, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Madrid, May 26 (IANS) Spain coach Vicente del Bosque kept his players guessing as he finalised a list of 19 players for his side's friendly game against Bolivia, May 30, as part of preparations for the FIFA World Cup.

US ready to work with Ukraine's new president: Obama

May 26, 2014 at 4:44 AM

Washington, May 26 (IANS) The US looks forward to working with the next president and the new parliament of Ukraine to support the country's efforts to enact important reforms, US President Barack Obama said Sunday.

Jamaica to appear in next year's Copa America

May 25, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Kingston (Jamaica), May 25 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican football team has been invited to participate in next year's Copa America, local federation president Horace Burrell said.

Pica powers to first WTA title

May 25, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Strasbourg (France), May 25 (IANS) Puerto Rican No.1 Monica Puig won her first WTA title Saturday, beating Spain's Silvia Soler-Espinosa in the final of the Strasbourg International.

Zuma sworn in for second term as South African president

May 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Pretoria, May 24 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma was sworn in Saturday for a second five-year term at a ceremony attended by hundreds of foreign dignitaries.

Germany's Lars Bender ruled out of World Cup in Brazil

May 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Berlin, May 24 (IANS) Germany suffered another injury blow as midfielder Lars Bender was ruled out of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil due to a thigh injury.

Veteran of Obama cabinet favours normalising US-Cuba ties

May 24, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Madrid, May 24 (IANS/EFE) Former US interior secretary Ken Salazar has said he favours "normalising" relations between his country and Cuba, and expressed optimism at the chances of seeing that happen in the next few years.

Brazil's president sees poll numbers rising

May 23, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Brasilia, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has a lead of 20 percentage points over her main challenger in the race for Brazil's Oct 5 presidential election, a survey shows.

I never slept my way through Hollywood: Jessica Alba

May 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba says she may have played sexy characters on-screen but she never slept her way through Hollywood.

Six killed in army action against Al Qaeda men in Yemen

May 23, 2014 at 4:39 AM

Aden, May 23 (IANS) A mortar shell fired by Yemeni armed forces fighting with dozens of suspected Al Qaeda gunmen killed six civilians and wounded two in Shabwa province, Xinhua quoted a tribal chief as saying Thursday.

South Africa to grant Indians business visas in four days

May 22, 2014 at 10:47 PM

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) South Africa will grant visas to Indian businessmen wishing to explore prospects in the country within four days of submitting an application, its envoy here said Thursday.

New York fest honour gives Gulshan a reason to smile

May 22, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Gulshan Grover,, who will be honoured with an award at the New York City International Film Festival May 29 for his work across continents, is excited that others are happy with his achievement.

Don't think too much about premature ejaculation

May 21, 2014 at 12:34 PM

London, May 21 (IANS) The truth is out. It is not only the short duration of lovemaking that sexually frustrate majority of women but the fact that the man suffering from premature ejaculation is focused too strongly on delaying ejaculation.

India to play for pride against Germany

May 20, 2014 at 2:42 PM

New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Though Indian men shuttlers have lost their chance of making the Thomas Cup quarterfinals, they will be fighting for pride in their last Group C tie against Germany Wednesday.

Airports ready for World Cup, says Brazil president

May 20, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Rio de Janeiro, May 20 (IANS) Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has guaranteed that the country's airports will cope with increased demand during the football World Cup starting next month.

Norway pledges more financial aid to South Sudan

May 20, 2014 at 3:46 AM

Oslo, May 20 (IANS) Norway has decided to give 372 million Norwegian kroner (about $63 million) as emergency aid to South Sudan, a media report said Monday.

Tata Comm sells stake in African arm for $676 mn

May 19, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Mumbai, May 19 (IANS) Tata Communications Monday announced it would sell its 67 percent stake in South African telecom unit Neotel to Vodacom -- an arm of Vodafone Group -- for around $676 million (7 billion South African Rands).

Ukraine's Kuznetsov wins modern pentathlon gold

May 19, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Budapest, May 19 (IANS) Ukraine's Anton Kuznetsov won the boys' individual title at the 2014 Modern Pentathlon Youth A World Championships here.

Flooding kills 17 in Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 18, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Sarajevo, May 18 (IANS) At least 17 people have been killed in floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), authorities said Saturday.

Ibaka suffers season-ending injury

May 17, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Washington, May 17 (IANS) Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Serge Ibaka would miss the rest of the NBA season because of left calf injury.

10 killed in Mexico road crash

May 16, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Mexico City, May 16 (IANS/EFE) As many as 16 people were killed and four injured in two separate road accidents in Mexico Thursday.

Gunman shoots dead one in South Africa

May 16, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Johannesburg, May 16 (IANS) A gunman went on a shooting rampage Friday in South Africa's North West Province, killing a government official and wounding three before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Lebanese parliament fails to elect president for 4th time

May 15, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Beirut, May 15 (IANS) The Lebanese parliament failed Thursday for the fourth consecutive time to elect a new president to replace incumbent Michel Suleiman, whose term ends May 25.

German coach Joachim Loew cuts four players

May 15, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Berlin, May 15 (IANS) Joachim Loew cut four players from the provisional World Cup squad ahead of the training camp, the German Football Association (GFA) announced.

South African astronomers discover stars in galactic flare

May 15, 2014 at 5:38 AM

Cape Town, May 15 (IANS) South African astronomers have discovered the very first known stars in the flared disk of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Philippines accuses China of building infrastructure in disputed territory

May 14, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Manila, May 14 (IANS/EFE) The Philippines government Wednesday accused China of starting infrastructure construction on an island of the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea.

Beat this! A fabric that changes colours

May 14, 2014 at 1:46 PM

London, May 14 (IANS) What if you can change colours of your clothes to suit the ambiance of where you can be just like a chameleon?

Van der Wiel omitted from Dutch World Cup squad

May 14, 2014 at 12:50 PM

The Hague, May 14 (IANS) Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal excluded some big names in the provisional squad of 30 players for the FIFA World Cup, with the omission of Paris Saint-Germain right-back Gregory van der Wiel as the biggest surprise.

Bolivar-Lanus Libertadores Cup match sells out

May 14, 2014 at 12:26 PM

La Paz (Bolivia), May 14 (IANS) Thursday's Libertadores Cup quarter-final match between Bolivia's Bolivar and their Argentine rival Lanus is sold out, with expectations running high among local fans.

Straightening hair a 'struggle' for Aniston

May 13, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Aniston, known for her perfectly pin-straight hair, says it's difficult to get the look.

Ukrainian parliament passes EU visa facilitation bills

May 13, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Kiev, May 13 (IANS) The Ukrainian parliament Tuesday passed the legislation needed to approve the country's visa facilitation agreement with the European Union (EU).

Hodgson names youthful England squad for Brazil

May 13, 2014 at 2:50 PM

London, May 13 (IANS) England manager Roy Hodgson has announced a youthful squad, including the likes of Ross Barkley, Raheem Sterling and Luke Shaw, for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Iran begins training camp in Austria ahead of World Cup

May 13, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Vienna, May 13 (IANS) Iran's national football team arrived in Austria for a three-week-long camp ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Seven killed in Iraq car bomb explosions

May 13, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Baghdad, May 13 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 49 injured Tuesday when a series of car bombs exploded in Iraq's capital Baghdad, an official source said.

Ghana to play South Africa in women's football friendly

May 12, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Accra, May 12 (IANS) The Ghana senior women's national team will play South Africa in an international friendly May 18 in Johannesburg.

Star candidates, celebrities vote in Bengal

May 12, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) For two months, they moved through dusty roads and narrow village alleys, asking people to vote for them. Bengal's celebrity Lok Sabha candidates Monday lined up at polling booths to vote in the last phase of the general election.

Man City steal Premier League title, Liverpool falter again

May 12, 2014 at 11:54 AM

London, May 12 (IANS) For the second time in their history Manchester City lifted the Premier League title, in one of the tightest finishes of the English football season. But for Liverpool it was a case of being so near, yet so far.

English Premier League leading scorers

May 12, 2014 at 9:14 AM

London, May 12 (IANS) Following are the leading scorers in English Premier League after the last round's competition Sunday, according to Xinhua.

South African government calls for unity after polls

May 12, 2014 at 4:42 AM

Cape Town, May 12 (IANS) All South Africans should unite behind a common goal of moving the country forward now that the divisive political battles have ended with the conclusion of the 2014 general elections, the government said Sunday.

100 cameras to spy on Berlin for 100 years!

May 11, 2014 at 12:44 PM

London, May 11 (IANS) What if you are told that your grandchildren would retrieve a hidden camera 100 years from now - May 16, 2114 to be precise - to witness municipal changes in your city!

Britain greets South Africa on maintaining "Mandela's legacy"

May 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM

London, May 11 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague Saturday welcomed South Africa's conclusion of its elections, congratulating the country on its determination to "maintain Mandela's legacy", Xinhua reported.

Japan lift Asian futsal title

May 11, 2014 at 7:16 AM

Ho Chi Minh City, May 11 (IANS) Goalkeeper Yushi Sekiguchi saved three penalties in the shootout as Japan retained the AFC Futsal Championship title Saturday, Xinhua reported.

China to boost global sustainable development with UN

May 11, 2014 at 3:56 AM

Nairobi, May 11 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Saturday that his country would deepen cooperation with UN agencies to boost green development, address climate change, so as to promote the world's sustainable development.

Chris Martin went for dinner with Alexa Chung?

May 11, 2014 at 1:16 AM

Los Angeles, May 11 (IANS) Coldplay singer Chris Martin reportedly went on a date with model Alexa Chung after splitting from Gwyneth Paltrow.

UN to expand food aid to South Sudan

May 11, 2014 at 1:16 AM

Nairobi, May 11 (IANS) The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said Saturday it plans to expand its emergency programmes in South Sudan.

All votes counted in South Africa, results in the evening

May 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Pretoria, May 10 (IANS) The South African Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has counted 100 percent of the votes in the 2014 general elections, media reported Saturday.

Seven killed in Mexico clashes

May 10, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Mexico City, May 10 (IANS) At least seven people were killed Friday in two separate shooting incidents in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, said the state attorney general's office.

Two killed in China mine blast

May 10, 2014 at 5:16 AM

Beijing, May 10 (IANS) At least two people were killed and four injured in an explosion in a coal mine in China's Heilongjiang province Friday, authorities said.

South African elections free and fair: AU

May 9, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Pretoria, May 9 (IANS) The African Union (AU) declared Friday that the 2014 South African national and provincial elections were free, fair, transparent and credible.

ANC increases lead, new parties enter parliament

May 9, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Pretoria, May 9 (IANS) South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) increased its vote share Friday to 62.5 percent (10,287,024 votes) from Thursday's 59.72 percent (2,870,576) as just five percent of the votes cast in the May 7 general election remain to be counted, a media report said.

India stresses on peace in conrtested South China Sea

May 9, 2014 at 2:36 PM

New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India Friday voiced concern at recent developments in the South China Sea where Vietnamese naval ships and Chinese vessels collided in the contested waters and stressed that maintenance of peace in the region is vital.