ROME, Feb 14: A stoppage-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Juventus at 10-man AC Milan on Thursday in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has issued a circular to bank and financial institutions (BFIs), restricting them from arbitrary charging their clients for service, administrative and other fees.

LIVERPOOL, Oct 8: Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez missed an 86th minute penalty as the Premier League champions were held to a 0-0 draw at Liverpool in their top of the table clash on Sunday.

NEW DELHI, Aug 2: India’s cabinet has approved a bill that will punish piracy at sea with death penalty or life in prison, local media reported.

MOSCOW, July 4:  England finally overcame nearly 30 years of penalty pain when they beat Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday after drawing their World Cup last-16 clash 1-1 following extra time after the South Americans had equalised in the 93rd minute.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, July 2: Croatia beat Denmark 3-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Sunday after the round of 16 clash finished deadlocked at 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium.

SAMARA, June 23: Critics of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system were handed ample ammunition when Serbia was somehow denied what appeared a blatant penalty in their defeat to Switzerland on Friday.

MOSCOW, June 16: Tiny Iceland made a stunning first-ever World Cup appearance on Saturday when they held 2014 runners-up Argentina to a 1-1 draw in a dramatic match where Lionel Messi blew his chance to win it when he had a penalty saved by Hannes Por Halldorsson.

The number of executions is in decline worldwide, comparing last year’s figures to the year before, as stated in the most recent yearly report by Amnesty International (AI).

MADRID, April 12: Cristiano Ronaldo showed nerves of steel to score an injury-time penalty and send holders Real Madrid into the semi-finals of the Champions League in extraordinary circumstances as they lost 3-1 to Juventus on Wednesday but won a thrilling tie 4-3 on aggregate.

Feb 5: Harry Kane scored his 100th Premier League goal from the penalty spot in stoppage time to snatch a point for Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

BARCELONA, Jan 18:  Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as triple King’s Cup holders Barcelona suffered a surprise 1-0 loss at city rivals Espanyol in a quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, ending an unbeaten run of 29 games in all competitions.

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MANCHESTER, England, May 13: Leicester had a late penalty ruled out in unusual fashion as Manchester City held on for a 2-1 win to move into third place in the English Premier League on Saturday.

James Milner missed a penalty as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 home draw by Southampton on Sunday in a blow to their hopes of finishing in the top four and securing a place in next season's Champions League.

Lionel Messi converted a penalty as Argentina laboured to a 1-0 win over Chile in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday that put them back in the automatic qualifying spots for next year's finals in Russia.

LONDON, March 4: Football's lawmakers are looking to make penalty shootouts even more unpredictable by adopting the format used for tiebreakers in tennis.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A parliamentary panel revising the bill concerning the jurisdiction of the Election Commission (EC) has weakened a provision that proposes disqualifying any political party or candidate  from contesting any election for six years if found exceeding the election expenditure ceiling set by the commission.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla, Jan 8: While investigators try to figure out the motive of an Iraq war veteran accused of killing five travelers and wounding six others at a busy international airport in Florida, the suspected gunman was charged and could face the death penalty if convicted.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Nepal has advanced to the final of the AFC Solidarity Cup defeating Laos 3-0 in a penalty shootout at Negari Stadium in Kuching, Malaysia on Saturday.

GOA, Oct 16: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is presently in Goa in course of attending the BRICS- BIMSTEC Outreach Summit, today called on Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that death sentences for terrorism are often handed down after unfair trials by special courts that disrespect human rights and the rule of law.

LONDON, Sept 10: Arsenal relied on Santi Cazorla's stoppage-time penalty to secure a 2-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday after another unconvincing display from the London club as it chases a first Premier League title since 2004.

PARIS, June 19: A record breaking night for Cristiano Ronaldo, but one he'll want to quickly forget. The Portugal captain certainly won't want a copy of the selfie taken by an intrepid fan, who evaded security to dart onto the Parc des Princes field after Saturday's 0-0 draw with Austria at the European Championship.