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    Australia enforce follow-on in fifth Ashes Test against England

    London: England were made to follow-on after being bundled out for a meagre 149 in the first innings on day three of the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia on Saturday. The hosts were trailing by 332 runs before they were asked to bat again at the Kennington Oval. Australia skipper Michael Clarke enforced the follow-on as his side looked on course for securing a consolation win in the series, Sport24 reported.

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    Lewis Hamilton tops Belgian GP final practice after edging past Nico Rosberg

    London: Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton edged past his team mate Nico Rosberg to emerge as the fastest driver in the final practice session of the Belgian Grand Prix on Saturday. Hamilton was just 0.498 secs ahead of his Mercedes team mate Rosberg, who had topped both Friday sessions, the BBC reported. Meanwhile, Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari finished third ahead of team mate Kimi Raikkonen. Force India’s Sergio Perez produced a much improved performance to

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    Twin typhoons approaching Japan

    Tokyo Two powerful typhoons are expected to hit Japan’s Ogasawara islands and Okinawa prefecture on Saturday and Sunday. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said that as of Saturday afternoon, typhoon Atsani was moving northwest at a speed of 260 km east of Chichijima island, south of Tokyo, NHK news agency reported.

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping opens Athletics Worlds

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the World Athletics Championships in the “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium here on Saturday. Xi declared open the championships at a ceremony themed “Flying with Dreams,” ahead of the evening session that features the women’s shot put final and men’s 10,000 metres race, reports Xinhua.

  • China vows rigorous probe into Tianjin blast

    Beijing: China has promised a rigorous and thorough probe into the deadly warehouse blasts in country’s northern Tianjin city in which 116 people were killed as it formed teams to fix accountability over the incident. Five teams deployed by the Chinese cabinet have been assigned to investigate the cause, accountability and institutional loopholes that led to the fatal explosion, an official told state-run Xinhua news agency.


    I-League to merge with ISL in next few years: AIFF

    Kolkata: All India Football Federation general secretary Kushal Das said on Saturday that the Indian Super League (ISL) and the I-League football tournaments would be merged in the next two to three years. The second edition of ISL will commence on October 3, following which the I-League will begin.

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    India end third day at 70/1, take 157-run lead

    Colombo: India finished the third day at 70/1 in their second innings to extend their overall lead to 157 runs, after bowling out hosts Sri Lanka for 306 in the second cricket Test here on Saturday. Indian batsmen Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane were unbeaten on 39 and 28 respectively at stumps at the P. Sara Oval ground to take their lead past 100 runs, putting on a 67-run second wicket partnership. Opener

  • Indian defender Wadoo joins Chennaiyin FC

    Chennai: Experienced Indian defender Mehrajuddin Wadoo has joined Chennaiyin FC for the upcoming second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). Wadoo, who had turned out FC Pune City last year, was picked up by Chennaiyin FC from the open market.

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    Determined to win gold at Rio Olympics: Mary Kom

    Mumbai: Five-time World boxing champion M.C. Mary Kom claims she is physically and mentally determined to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, fulfilling the expectations of her country. Mary Kom, the only Indian boxer to have a bio-pic made on her, also said after her retirement post the Olympics, she wants to invest her experience in training talented youths to create boxers like herself.

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    Under-pressure Barcelona open league campaign against Athletic Bilbao

    Bilbao: There are times when familiarity can breed contempt as the saying goes, but in the case of Athletic Club Bilbao and FC Barcelona, who kick off the season in the San Mames Stadium here on Sunday, it is more likely to breed rivalry. The two sides faced each other in last season’s Cup final and have already played each other twice this season as Athletic defeated Barcelona 5-1 on aggregate in the

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    Real Madrid kick off new season against Gijon

    Gijon (Spain): Rafael Benitez makes his competitive debut as Real Madrid head coach on Sunday night when his side kicks off the new La Liga season away to Sporting Gijon. Although Gijon are one of Spain’s most traditional football clubs, this is their first game in the La Liga following several seasons in the second division and financial issues mean they have very few changes to the team that won promotion last season, reports

  • Berlin, Bremen share Bundesliga spoils

    Berlin: Werder Bremen’s Anthony Ujah cancelled out Valentin Stocker’s opener to secure the visitors a 1-1 draw on the road at the opener of the Bundesliga’s second round.

  • Actors need to create new look, says Alia Bhatt

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt says it is important for actors to have different kind of look for every film otherwise it becomes boring. “Now a days there are characters for which one has to look (in a) certain way. For ‘Udta Punjab’ I had to lose weight and for ‘Shaandaar’ I had to have that bikini look… I had to look desirable as a lady. It is boring if you (actors) keep

  • Dabbawalas to promote hand-washing practice among Mumbaikars

    Mumbai: The famed dabbawalas of Mumbai will begin a seven day-drive to deliver soaps and handwash to around 100,000 people from next week, in a bid to promote hygienic practices among the residents. The dabbawalas, who deliver around two lakh lunches to office-goers everyday, have associated with VVF India under a drive where they will distribute handwash to people and promote the simple hygiene measure.

  • Man arrested for stalking German woman

    Mumbai: A 28-year-old man was arrested here for allegedly stalking a German woman during the past few months, police said today. The 37-year-old woman, who stays in Pedder Road locality in South Mumbai, had noticed that she was followed by an unidentified man since past three months, DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni said.

  • Nawazuddin is discovery of the century: Shatrughan Sinha

    Mumbai: Actor-turned-BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha has given a thumbs up to Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s biographical film “Manjhi: The Mountain Man” calling the actor “the discovery of the century”. He also says the film is a “dynamic, realistic and timely film of Bihari pride”.

  • Hemsworth wraps up ‘Ghostbusters’

    Los Angeles: “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth has finished filming director Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” and says he “never laughed so much” before. Hemsworth took to Twitter to announce that he had wrapped production of the film and posted a photo giving thumbs up signs while posing next to two crew members who sport the same hat, reports

  • Nothing official: Sidharth on ‘Bang Bang!’ sequel

    New Delhi: Sidharth Malhotra has reportedly replaced Hrithik Roshan in the “Bang Bang!” sequel, but the “Brothers” actor says “so far there is no such official news”. Though he didn’t confirm signing the film, he did share that he will start working on an action film soon.

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    MSG – The Messenger of God – 2: Official Trailer 2015

    MSG-The Messenger is back with its sequel to hit the theatres on 18th September 2015. All set to rock the silver screen second time within an year, this time with more vigour, action, music, and nonetheless to say a huge social message.