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Saudi Arabia Warns Possible Floods In Mecca

RIYADH: Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday of the possibility of floods in Mecca because of medium to heavy rain, the Al Akhbariya reported.The authority forecasted that the unstable weather that covers Mecca, Minna and Arafat would continue this night. The rain occurs while around two million pilgrims are residing in ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launched, coming to India on August 24

New York: Sounding the bugle for its annual warfare with Apple right on its home turf, Samsung on Thursday launched its flagship Galaxy Note 9 — a device with a mammoth 1TB memory, bigger battery and a Bluetooth-equipped S Pen. The smartphone will be available globally from August 24 and ... Read More »

England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth

Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with Alli adding a second just before the hour. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford then produced a series of crucial saves in the final half-hour to seal England’s long-awaited spot in the last four. It was just a ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup: Brazil to take on Belgium in 2nd QF

Brazil have peaked at the right time and are a dangerous entity when it comes to big games. Belgium won’t be pushovers as they exhibited their fighting spirit against Japan. Brazil go into the tie as favorites and could pose a lot of threat, given Belgium have a vulnerable defense. ... Read More »

Chadli fires Belgium into World Cup’s last eight

Chadli’s superbly worked goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time yesterday was the final act of an epic last-16 battle that saw Belgium become the first team in 48 years to successfully overturn a 2-0 deficit in a World Cup knockout game. The Red Devils will face five-time champions ... Read More »

Fifa World Cup 2018: Japan, Columbia reach last 16

Japan lost to Poland in their final World Cup group game – but reached the last 16 by having a better disciplinary record than Senegal. Japan will take on Belgium in the round of 16. Yerry Mina’s second-half header sent Colombia last-16 of the FIFA World Cup at the expense ... Read More »

Thiago, Paulinho steer Brazil into World Cup’s last 16

Paulinho put Brazil ahead with a superb dinked finish on 36 minutes before Neymar swung in a cross for Thiago Silva to header the Selecao’s second goal with 22 minutes left in Moscow. Having opened his Russia 2018 account with the second of Brazil’s two late goals in Friday’s 2-0 ... Read More »

Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

The four-time champions lost to South Korea 2-0 on Wednesday, allowing a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match. Germany ended up last in Group F while Sweden and Mexico advanced to the ... Read More »

Argentina enter World Cup pre-quarters with 2-1 win over Nigeria

Rojo scored the winner for Argentina in the 86th minute after Victor Moses’ penalty conversion in the 51st minute had cancelled out Lionel Messi’s strike in the 14th minute. Following the win, Argentina have four points in total and they are second in the table, behind Croatia, who have nine points. The other two ... Read More »

Malaysian PM revives age-old water row with Singapore

Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday he wants to renegotiate a “ridiculous” water supply agreement with Singapore, the latest sign of fraying ties between the neighbours since last month’s shock election. The 92-year-old returned for a second time as premier after his opposition alliance scored an unexpected ... Read More »

Modi holds talks with Seychelles president

New Delhi : Talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Danny Faure are underway, during which cooperation in key areas such as defence and security is expected to be discussed. The meeting between the two leaders is going on at Hyderabad House. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar ... Read More »

Archery: Deepika Kumari wins gold at World Cup stage event

Salt Lake City (USA) :  Ace Indian archer Deepika Kumar shrugged off her poor run of form by clinching gold medal in the women’s recurve event at the World Cup (Stage III) after a gap of six years beating Germany’s Michelle Kroppen 7-3 to qualify for the circuit Final, later this ... Read More »

Railway connectivity important document of China visit: Oli

Kathmandu :  Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli today said his visit to China has further enhanced the friendship and bilateral cooperation between the two countries in wide-ranging areas including cross-border rail and road connectivity. Speaking to journalists upon his arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu after a five-day visit ... Read More »

Donald Trump tells Jimmy Fallon to ‘be a man’

Washington :  Donald Trump told Jimmy Fallon to man up and stop “whimpering” about how the popular host faced heat after he infamously tousled the US president’s hair on his talk show. In a recent podcast with The Hollywood Reporter, Fallon said he “made a mistake” on the September 15, 2016 ... Read More »

World Cup 2018: Neymar’s Father Calls For Social Media Truce

Neymar’s father on Sunday called on supporters of the Brazilian star not to get into online disputes with the many critics of his performance so far at the World Cup. “Guys, cool down on social media. Avoid insulting anyone. If you want to support Juninho (Neymar), do it positively,” Neymar Sr ... Read More »

5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Off Coast Of Southern Greece

WASHINGTON:  A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Greece on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The earthquake hit at a depth of 30 kilometres (19 miles), about 70 kilometres southwest of the city of Kalamata, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre was ... Read More »

2,500 Residents Evacuated As Wildfire Rages In Northern California

CALIFORNIA:  A raging wildfire on Sunday threatened to cut off access to a rural community in northern California where authorities have ordered the evacuations of some 2,500 residents. Erratic winds and high temperatures were fueling the Pawnee Fire in the Spring Valley region about 100 miles northwest of Sacramento. The blaze ... Read More »