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Spanish court wants two-year prison sentence for Neymar

Published On: November 23, 2016 08:30 PM NPT By: Reuters

BARCELONA, Nov 23: Spain's public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing on Wednesday.

Patel replaces injured Saha as India keeper for Mohali

Published On: November 23, 2016 01:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

India have called up wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel for the third test against England after Wriddhiman Saha was ruled out of the match in Mohali with a thigh strain, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Wednesday.

Lufthansa cancels 876 flights due to pilots' strike on Wednesday

Published On: November 22, 2016 08:00 PM NPT By: Reuters

Lufthansa said it was canceling more than a third of its flights on Wednesday due to a 24-hour strike by its pilots, the latest disruption to its operations to be caused by a long-running pay dispute.

Oil prices hit highest since October in anticipation of OPEC-led output cut

Published On: November 22, 2016 02:32 PM NPT By: Reuters

SINGAPORE, Nov 22: Oil prices rose to their highest level since October on Tuesday as the market priced in an expected output cut led by producer cartel OPEC, but analysts warned that a failure to agree on a cut could lead to a deepening supply glut by early 2017.

Pakistan captain Misbah banned due to slow over rate

Published On: November 22, 2016 01:11 PM NPT By: Reuters

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has been banned for one test and his team fined for their slow over rate during the first match against New Zealand in Christchurch.

Sri Lanka's Lakmal fined half match-fee for misconduct

Published On: November 22, 2016 01:07 PM NPT By: Reuters

Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal has been fined half of his match fee for throwing the ball dangerously at Zimbabwe opener Chamu Chibhabha during their abandoned one-day international in Bulawayo on Monday.

Tsunami hits Japan after strong quake, nuclear plant briefly disrupted

Published On: November 22, 2016 09:21 AM NPT By: Reuters

A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011.

Kane confirms in talks to extend Spurs contract

Published On: November 21, 2016 04:55 PM NPT By: Reuters

Striker Harry Kane has confirmed he is in talks to sign an improved contract with Tottenham Hotspur and reiterated that he has no intention of agitating for a transfer away from his boyhood club.

Ariana Grande wins top American Music award, Green Day takes aim at Trump

Published On: November 21, 2016 02:38 PM NPT By: Reuters

LOS ANGELES, Nov 21: Canadian rapper Drake won his first ever American Music Awards on Sunday, Ariana Grande was named artist of the year, and punk band Green Day took aim at newly-elected U.S. President Donald Trump.

India crash raises concerns of underinvestment in railway as toll hits 133

Published On: November 21, 2016 11:58 AM NPT By: Reuters

Indian rescue workers picked their way through the last of the mangled carriages of a derailed train on Monday to pull out more bodies from a disaster that killed at least 133 people and injured more than 200.

Dollar stands tall, hoisted by higher U.S. yields on Trump bets

Published On: November 21, 2016 11:04 AM NPT By: Reuters

The dollar nudged up to a six-month high in early Asian trading on Monday, as investors continued to back bets that the administration of President-elect Donald Trump would embark on expansionary fiscal policies and boost growth.

Rooney slams 'disgraceful' treatment over photos

Published On: November 20, 2016 01:35 PM NPT By: Reuters

Wayne Rooney believes he was the victim of "disgraceful" treatment following the publication of photos that showed him socialising at England's team hotel when on international duty last weekend.

Centuries-old Ten Commandments tablet goes under hammer for $850,000

Published On: November 20, 2016 11:45 AM NPT By: Reuters

A 1,500-year-old stone tablet with the earliest known chiseled inscription of the Ten Commandments was sold at a U.S. auction on Wednesday for $850,000.

India train derails, at least 107 killed, more than 150 injured (Update)

Published On: November 20, 2016 08:43 AM NPT By: Reuters

PUKHRAYAN/NEW DELHI, Nov 20: At least 107 people were killed and more than 150 injured when an express train derailed in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, with the toll set to rise amid a scramble to locate survivors in the wreckage.

Thousands march in Malaysian capital calling for PM Najib to step down

Published On: November 19, 2016 01:40 PM NPT By: Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 19: Thousands of anti-government protesters marched in Malaysia's capital on Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Najib Razak over his alleged involvement in a multi-billion dollar misappropriation scandal.

SpaceX seeks U.S. approval for internet-via-satellite network

Published On: November 17, 2016 09:53 AM NPT By: Reuters

Private rocket launch service SpaceX is requesting government approval to operate a massive satellite network that would provide high-speed, global internet coverage, according to newly filed documents with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan won't attend Nobel prize ceremony

Published On: November 17, 2016 08:50 AM NPT By: Reuters

American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature last month, has decided not to attend the award ceremony in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy said on Wednesday.

In biggest boost since 1940s, BBC World Service adds 11 languages

Published On: November 16, 2016 05:25 PM NPT By: Reuters

LONDON, Nov 16: The BBC said on Wednesday that its World Service will begin broadcasting in 11 additional languages in a drive to reach millions more people, including in places like North Korea where impartial news is hard to get.

Catches win matches, Virat Kohli reminds India's fielders

Published On: November 16, 2016 04:20 PM NPT By: Reuters

India captain Virat Kohli has demanded better catching from his fielders after they let England off the hook on the opening morning of the drawn series opener in Rajkot.

Immigration hardliner says Trump team preparing plans for wall, mulling Muslim registry

Published On: November 16, 2016 11:05 AM NPT By: Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, Nov 16: An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval.