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European Tour to expand in China as golf boom returns

Published On: May 6, 2019 02:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Buoyed by record crowds and a wave of exciting young players, the European Tour is looking to expand again in China after some rocky times, a leading official told AFP.

Pakistan police arrest doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe

Published On: May 3, 2019 03:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

KARACHI, May 3: At least 90 people, including 65 children, are believed to have been infected with the HIV virus in Pakistan by a doctor using a contaminated syringe, officials said Friday.

780,000 evacuated in India ahead of major cyclone

Published On: May 2, 2019 04:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

May 2: Nearly 800,000 people in India's eastern coastal districts have been evacuated ahead of the expected arrival of a major cyclone packing winds of up to 200 kilometres (125 miles) per hour, officials said Thursday.

France, Italy mark 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death

Published On: May 2, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PARIS, May 2: The Loire Valley town of Amboise will kick off festivities marking the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death in style on Thursday, with the French and Italian presidents topping the bill.

Xi says more nations joining Belt and Road, $64bn in deals

Published On: April 27, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

BEIJING, April 27: Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday $64 billion in deals were signed at a summit on his Belt and Road Initiative and more nations would join the global infrastructure program as he sought to ease concerns over the colossal project.

Ronaldo committed to Juve despite Champions League flop, says Allegri

Published On: April 19, 2019 08:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Cristiano Ronaldo is committed to Juventus next season despite his bitter disappointment at the Italian giants Champions League flop, coach Massimiliano Allegri revealed on Friday.

Scammers preying on Notre-Dame donors, France warns

Published On: April 18, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PARIS, April 18: Fraudsters are taking advantage of the Notre-Dame fire to fool donors into handing over cash believing they are helping to rebuild the gutted Paris cathedral, officials have warned.

France launches global contest to design new Notre-Dame spire

Published On: April 17, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PARIS, April 17: France will invite architects from around the world to submit designs for rebuilding the spire of Notre-Dame cathedral that was destroyed in a devastating blaze, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said Wednesday.

Saudi court adjourns hearing in trial of women activists

Published On: April 17, 2019 05:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SAUDI ARABIA, April 17: A Saudi court on Wednesday postponed a hearing in the trial of 11 women activists which has drawn international censure, officials said, just days after campaigners reported a new crackdown on their supporters.

Indonesia votes as 'everyman' president battles firebrand ex-general

Published On: April 17, 2019 04:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

JAKARTA, April 17: Across 17,000 islands, from the jungles of Borneo to the slums of Jakarta, millions of Indonesians were going to the polls Wednesday in one of the world's biggest exercises in democracy.

Fear of army action as Sudan protesters toughen stand

Published On: April 16, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

SUDAN, April 16: Sudanese protesters have hardened their stand, demanding a transitional military council be scrapped and immediately replaced with civilian rule as Tuesday they refused to end a days-long sit-in outside army headquarters.

French billionaires pledge €300m to help rebuild iconic Cathedral

Published On: April 16, 2019 01:40 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

PARIS, April 16: Fundraising has already begun in the wake of the fire that engulfed Paris’s Notre Dame, as the French president Emmanuel Macron invited the world to work together to rebuild the cathedral.

India hopes to avoid US sanctions over Russian missile deal

Published On: April 15, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NEW DELHI, April 15: India is hopeful it will avoid US sanctions over its purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile system, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told AFP.

Sudan new military rulers offer dialogue as protests rage

Published On: April 12, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Sudan's new military rulers vowed Friday to open a dialogue with all political groups on forming a civilian government as protesters railed against their seizure of power after ousting president Omar al-Bashir.

Strong 6.8 quake hits off eastern Indonesia, tsunami warning issued: USGS

Published On: April 12, 2019 06:29 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

INDONESIA, April 12: A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, triggering a tsunami warning and sending panicked residents running from their homes.

Two dead in clashes on first day of India election

Published On: April 11, 2019 05:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

NEW DELHI, April 11: Clashes between followers of rival parties left at least two dead and several injured on the first day of India's huge election Thursday, media reports said.

Thai cave boy divers explore new tunnel in Vietnam

Published On: April 10, 2019 12:00 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Three divers who helped rescue a Thai football team last year have made a fresh discovery in Vietnam where they explored a tunnel that could expand the footprint of the world's largest cave.

Australia captain Lanning calls for more women's Test cricket

Published On: April 10, 2019 11:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

Australia captain Meg Lanning has called for more women's Test cricket to build on the game's growing momentum, and said India was key to boosting the number of red-ball matches.

EU leaders to agree grudging Brexit delay at summit

Published On: April 10, 2019 10:00 AM NPT By: AFP/RSS

European leaders were expected to postpone Brexit once again on Wednesday, when Prime Minister Theresa May attends another last-ditch summit still without a ratified divorce deal.

Assault trial of Russian footballers begins

Published On: April 9, 2019 07:30 PM NPT By: AFP/RSS

MOSCOW, April 9: The trial of Russian footballers Pavel Mamaev and Alexander Kokorin began in Moscow Tuesday, six months after their drunken night out in the Russian capital ended in assault charges.