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  • ‘Commitment of players allow me to take risks’

    “When you play Brazil, I think you need to get a tactical advantage. There is a psychological barrier: the yellow tops, the five world titles and everything that goes with that. So we had to be brave tactically. It was a big gamble to change things and we needed the players to believe. And today is not really about the tactics – it’s about the execution of those tactics. We have to

  • China slaps more tariffs on $50 bn worth of US goods

    Tariffs for 545 items worth about $ 34 billion, including agricultural products, vehicles, etc will be effective from July 6, 2018, China’s Customs Tariffs commission said.

  • Philippines removes ‘comfort woman’ statue  

    Manila : Philippine authorities have removed a bronze statue in Manila symbolising the World War II sex slaves abused by Japanese soldiers, less than five months after it was installed, officials said on Saturday.

  • 20,000 Palestinians protest along Israel-Gaza border

    Jerusalem : About 20,000 Palestinians participated in protests dubbed the “Friday of Tires” along the Israel-Gaza border.  During the violent confrontations with Israeli border soldiers on Friday, eight Palestinians were killed and about 1,300 others wounded, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • Nadal voted to be ‘ideal boss’ in a survey

    Madrid : Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal is the sports personality most Spaniards would like to have as their boss, according to a report published by a human resource company.

  • China protests PM Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

    “The Chinese government has never recognised the so-called Arunachal Pradesh and is firmly opposed to the Indian leader’s visit to the disputed area,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang in response to reports that Modi visited Arunachal Pradesh

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    Amazon overtakes Microsoft, becomes third most valuable company in the world

    San Francisco: With a market cap of $702.5 billion, Amazon has become the third most valuable company in the world, racing past Microsoft, which has a market cap of $699.2 billion. According to a report in The New York Post, Amazon stock surged 2.6 per cent on Wednesday, taking the company’s market cap ahead of Microsoft for the first time. Apple tops the list with $849.2 billion market cap, followed by Google’s

  • Siniakova dumps Sharapova, to meet Halep in Shenzhen final

    Shenzhen : Former world number one Maria Sharapova was dumped out in the semi-finals of the Shenzhen Open, losing in three sets to holder Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic here on Friday.

  • Kenya SC confirms President’s poll win

    Nairobi : The Supreme Court of Kenya on Monday upheld the results of a presidential re-run held in October declaring President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner, paving the way for his swearing-in next week.

  • Starving us of funds will not achieve any aim, Pak tells US

    Any such move would harm the war against militancy, which both countries are fighting for the last 16 years. Both countries need to make cooperative efforts to win over militancy in the region.

  • Leipzig down Hamburg 2-0

    Hamburg : Second-half goals from Naby Keita and Timo Werner helped Leipzig beat Hamburg 2-0 in the opener of the 3rd round in the Bundesliga football championship here.

  • Ruschel to auction shirt used in Barcelona friendly

    Rio de Janeiro : Chapecoense air disaster survivor Alan Ruschel said on Monday that he will auction the shirt he wore during his return to football against FC Barcelona and donate the proceeds to the families of the victims of last year’s tragedy.

  • Two killed, 55 injured in explosion at shop in China

    Beijing: An explosion today tore through a shop in China’s Zhejiang Province, killing at least two persons and injuring 55, officials said. The explosion took place in the West Lake District in Hangzhou at around 8.40 AM. Billowing flames and strong heat shattered the glass of passing vehicles, including a bus, causing most of the injuries, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Among the injured, 12 people sustained severe injuries.

  • London schools to be offered knife-detectors

    London : Every school in London is to be offered knife detectors to enable students to be screened for hidden weapons, Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced.

  • British unemployment rate hits 42-year low

    London: British unemployment rate has fallen to 4.6 per cent in three months to March, hitting the lowest since 1975, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said. A year earlier the figure was 5.1 per cent.  The number of jobless people, who are not in work but seeking and available to work, fell by 53,000 to 1.54 million in the first quarter this year, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.