Ankara: Following are the standings from the Turkish Super League after Friday’s matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against and points), reported Xinhua.
Los Angeles: Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, who has been announced as a featured artist in Madonna’s new album, says he would love to try his luck in the music industry. The experience of working on the track “Iconic” along with Chance the Rapper, made Tyson believe he’d be a great solo artist, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
Melbourne: World number one Serena Williams took time to wake up before sizzling into the Australian Open fourth round today, joining resurgent sister Venus and men’s defending champion Stan Wawrinka. The American top seed, vying for a sixth Australian title and the first since 2010, was slow to get in the groove against 26th-ranked Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, going down 6-4 in the first set.
Wellington: Emma Watson has given another powerful speech on gender equality at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, where she helped to launch the next phase of a campaign to encourage men and boys to join the struggle for equal rights.
Agra: So all the hard work to spruce up Agra for Barack Obama’s visit has come to a naught. The extremely paranoid US Secret Service has decided not to stick its neck out by pandering to Obama and Michelle’s fervent desire to visit the Taj Mahal, the approach road to which was being scrubbed for the last ten days.
We as a people are in many ways more American than Americans themselves. No wonder we are tumbling head over heels to greet the U.S. President, a reception he does not even get in his “hometown,” Honolulu, Hawaii, where he was born and where he spent his adolescent and teen years.
Hyderabad: As many as 250 children, including 10 girls from Bihar, who were forced to work as child laborers in hazardous industries were today rescued from Old City here, police said. The children were rescued during a massive cordon and search operation carried out by South Zone police in different areas of Old City, a senior police officer said.
Lucknow/New Delhi: US President Barack Obama has cancelled his much-publicised visit to Agra and would be leaving for Saudi Arabia from New Delhi on January 27. While Obama has retained the programme of his address to
a select gathering in Delhi on January 27, a visit to Agra to see the iconic Taj Mahal has been cancelled as the President will leave from New Delhi to Saudi Arabia whose king Abdullah died on Thursday night.
Washington: A relatively large asteroid, designated 2004 BL86, is going to fly by Earth at a very safe distance of 745,000 miles (1.2 million km), which is about three times as far away as the Moon.
London: League Two side Cambridge United exhibited a resolute performance to held Manchester United to a goalless draw to earn a FA Cup fourth-round replay.
Sydney: Virat Kohli’s form may have taken a hit since dropping to number four in the batting order, but West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards feels the marauding cricketer should continue in the position if that is what the Indian team requires. The Men in Blue are currently involved in a tri-series with Australia and England, a dress-rehearsal for the upcoming ODI World Cup.
Washington: Ahead of his visit to India, a human rights group has asked US President Barack Obama to speak up about the Bhopal gas tragedy while promoting his country’s business interests during the trip.
Islamabad: At least two suspected members of the militant outfit Islamic State (IS) were arrested from Pakistan’s Lahore city, a media report said Saturday. The two suspected IS members were held at the Manga Mandi area of the city, with the help of a tip-off from another arrested terror suspect ‘directly’ linked with the IS, Dawn online reported.
Washington: Lashing out at Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal for recently stating that he is American and not ‘Indian American’, an influential US lawmaker, who is highly regarded among Indian Americans, has said that Jindal has an “identity crisis”.
Washington: With US concerned about ‘safe havens’ in some area of Pakistan where extremists operate in virtual impunity, counterterrorism coordination would be a key topic of discussions between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Brussels: The European Union (EU) called on Russia and Ukraine to take efforts to come up with a political solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
The demise of the ailing Saudi Arabian monarch king Abdullah is a significant punctuation for the desert kingdom, the Arab-West Asian region and the extended Islamic world, which in turn has larger global implications. The royal transition has been effected and King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud has taken over the reins of the kingdom. In keeping with local practice, shorn of titles and pomp, Abdullah was buried in an unmarked grave.
Islamabad: At lease six more infants died due to malnutrition in famine-hit Thar area of Pakistan, raising the death toll to 47 in January. Two newborn babies died due to premature births and malnutrition in Civil Hospital Mithi.
Beijing: At least one person was killed and seven others injured today in a knife attack in central China’s Hubei Province. The attack took place in Wuhan, capital of Hubei, where police detained a 38-year-old man and rushed eight injured to hospital after the incident, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. One of the injured later died after medical treatment and seven are still under emergency treatment.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday saluted what he termed was the ‘unparalleled accomplishments’ of the girl child on the occasion of the National Girl Child Day. The Prime Minister took to twitter to share his salutations.