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2016 was hottest year ever recorded: UN weather agency

2016 was hottest year ever recorded: UN weather agency

The world witnessed the hottest year on record in 2016, surpassing the exceptionally high temperatures of 2015, according to the UN weather agency, highlighting new records in indicators of human-caused…

Novak Djokovic knocked out of Australian Open

Novak Djokovic knocked out of Australian Open

Defending champion Novak Djokovic suffered a shock defeat by world number 117 Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open. The six-time winner struggled for rhythm and lost…

Rachael Heyhoe Flint, 1st global star of women’s cricket, dies

Rachael Heyhoe Flint, 1st global star of women’s cricket, dies

Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, who became a figurehead for women’s cricket after captaining England to World Cup glory, has died. She was 77. Heyhoe-Flint’s death was announced on Wednesday by the Marylebone…

Russia says Edward Snowden can stay till 2020

Russia says Edward Snowden can stay till 2020

Russian authorities have extended US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden’s Russian residency permit by three years, the foreign ministry said. Snowden’s residence permit has been extended ‘until 2020’, ministry spokeswoman Maria…

Jehan Daruvala defends Lady Wigram Trophy

Jehan Daruvala defends Lady Wigram Trophy

Mumbai teenage racer Jehan Daruvala, representing the Sahara Force India Academy, achieved the rare distinction of successfully defending the Lady Wigram Trophy Title. The 18-year-old had won the same trophy…

Migrant boat capsizes in Mediterranean; 180 dead

Migrant boat capsizes in Mediterranean; 180 dead

Around 180 people died in the first major migrant boat disaster of 2017 in the Mediterranean, officials said on Tuesday after interviewing a handful of survivors. Humanitarian workers from the…

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 suspended

Search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 suspended

The deep sea hunt for missing flight MH370 has been suspended after nearly three years without result, the Australian, Malaysian and Chinese governments said on Tuesday. The Malaysia Airlines aircraft…

Trump suggests deal with Russia on nuclear arms, sanctions

Trump suggests deal with Russia on nuclear arms, sanctions

U.S President-elect Donald Trump has called for a deal with Russia that would “very substantially” reduce nuclear arsenals and ease sanctions against Moscow, in an interview published by ‘The Times’.…

Russia, Turkey agree to ‘coordinate’ strikes in Syria

Russia, Turkey agree to ‘coordinate’ strikes in Syria

Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement spelling out mechanisms to ‘coordinate’ their air forces in Syria when conducting strikes ‘on terrorist targets’, the Russian Defence Ministry said. Delegations from…

Ronaldo, Usain Bolt, Andy Murray in contention for top Laureus Award

Ronaldo, Usain Bolt, Andy Murray in contention for top Laureus Award

The contest for the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award promises to be one of the most competitive ever with the likes of Usain Bolt, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andy…

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