By Malathi Nayak and Bill Rigby SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is set to make a splash this week with the eagerly awaited unveiling of its new Xbox game console, eight years after the last version, as it seeks a larger share of the $65 billion a year global computer gaming industry. But the small device faces some big competition from the PlayStation 4 by Sony Corp and the Wii U by Nintendo Co Ltd in a shifting market. ...
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- Case against Musharraf in judges' detention withdrawn ANI
The lawyer who had filed a petition in the judges' detention case has withdrawn his complaint against former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf. More »
- 1993 Mumbai Blasts Case: TADA court orders arrest of Zaibunissa, Parker ANI
A special TADA court has issued non-bailable arrest warrants against two convicts in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. More »
- Warne says IPL spot fixing scandal 'kick in the teeth' for cricket ANI
Australian spin great Shane Warne has said that the Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal felt like a kick in the teeth for the game of cricket. More »
- Shots fired at Cannes film festival, actors flee for cover Reuters
A man was arrested at the Cannes film festival on Friday after firing a starting pistol during a live TV broadcast on the palm-lined waterfront, sending actors More »
- Aarushi Murder Case: Rajesh Talwar deposes before Ghaziabad court ANI
Accused of killing his 16-year-old daughter Aarushi in the month of May 2008, Dr, Rajesh Talwar, a dentist, deposed before the designated court at Ghaziabad, Uttar More »
- Supreme Court says will not interfere in functioning of GoM on CBI autonomy ANI
The Supreme Court has refused to interfere in the functioning of the Group of Ministers (GoM) examining the issue of CBI's autonomy. More »
- Google's wearable Glass gadget: cool or creepy? Reuters
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google staged four discussions expounding on the finer points of its "Glass" wearable computer during this week's developer conference. Missing from the agenda, however, was a session on etiquette when using the recording-capable gadget, which some attendees faithfully wore everywhere - including to the crowded bathrooms. Google Glass, a cross between a mobile computer and eyeglasses that can both record video and surf the Internet, is now available to a select few but is already among the year's most buzz-worthy new gadgets. ...
- France's Hollande signs gay marriage law Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande has signed into law a bill allowing same-sex marriage, making France the 14th country to legalise gay weddings. France's official journal announced on Saturday the bill had become law after the Constitutional Council gave it the go-ahead on Friday. The bill, a campaign pledge by the Socialist president, has been for months hotly contested by many conservatives in France, where allowing gay marriage is one of the biggest social reforms since abolition of the death penalty in 1981. ...
- Ferguson criticises City for Mancini sacking Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United's outgoing manager Alex Ferguson has criticised neighbours Manchester City for sacking Roberto Mancini. The Italian boss was sacked on Monday having failed to retain the Premier League title he won last season and after losing the FA Cup final to Wigan Athletic. Mancini took out a full-page advertisement in the Manchester Evening News on Saturday, thanking fans for their support during his time in charge. The former Inter Milan manager said in the ad: "Manchester City Supporters 3 unforgettable years, you will always be in my heart, ciao, Roberto Mancini. ...
- Agonising family choice in Japanese film at Cannes festival Reuters
By Alexandria Sage CANNES (Reuters) - A film about baby-switching by Japan's Kore-eda Hirokazu that ponders nature versus nurture premiered at the Cannes film festival on Saturday, joining an Iranian challenger as contenders for the top prize. "Soshite Chichi Ni Naru" ("Like Father, Like Son") is one of two Japanese films out of the international roster of 20 vying to take home the Palme d'Or prize on May 26 from the world's largest film festival being held on the French Riviera. Japan has won four times before, most recently in 1997 with Shohei Imamura's "Unagi" ("The Eel"). ...
- Consumer stocks shine in emerging market gloom Reuters
By Sujata Rao LONDON (Reuters) - A broad collapse of company profits in the developing world shows no sign of abating, forcing investors to tilt portfolios towards sectors such as healthcare or consumer goods where margins are more robust. What is evolving is in effect, a two-speed asset class. Profits in emerging markets have been sharply squeezed in recent years, leading stocks to underperform their developed world peers and slashing return on equity, a measure of how well firms use shareholders' equity to make profits. Emerging markets ROE is a fifth below pre-2008 levels. ...
- Simeone throws huge party after King's Cup triumph Reuters
By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone invited fans to gather in the centre of the Spanish capital later on Saturday after he engineered one of the greatest nights in the club's history in Friday's stunning King's Cup final win against Real Madrid. The combative Argentine has transformed Atletico since taking over midway through last season and the 2-1 comeback triumph, made all the sweeter as it was at Real's Bernabeu arena, was their first success against their vastly wealthier and more prestigious neighbours in 14 years. ...
- CSKA Moscow seal Russian title with 0-0 draw Reuters
By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW (Reuters) - CSKA Moscow sealed the Russian title with a game to spare following a scrappy 0-0 home draw with Kuban Krasnodar on Saturday. The lone point was enough to give the army side their first league crown since 2006 and 11th in the club's history as they now lead last season's champions Zenit St Petersburg by six points. Zenit, who have two games left and face Volga Nizhny Novgorod on Sunday, could not overtake CSKA because they have a fewer number of total victories. CSKA coach Leonid Slutsky paid tribute to his team's fans. ...
- Anderson and Finn rip through New Zealand batting Reuters
By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - England's pace attack sliced through the New Zealand tail to dismiss the touring side for 207 on the third morning of the first test at Lord's on Saturday. James Anderson, fresh from taking his 300th test wicket on Friday, completed figures of five for 47 and Steven Finn took four for 63 as England secured a first-innings lead of 25 runs. Alastair Cook survived a huge appeal for caught behind off the second ball of England's second innings bowled by Trent Boult and he and Nick Compton took the hosts to lunch at 12 for no wicket. ...
- Eight killed, 10 policemen kidnapped in Iraq's Sunni heartland Reuters
RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - Suspected Sunni Muslim militants killed four state-backed Sunni fighters in Iraq on Saturday, security sources said, apparently viewing them as collaborators with the Shi'ite-led government of a nation plagued by sectarian hatred. Sunni-Shi'ite tensions in Iraq have been amplified by the conflict between mostly Sunni rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite-dominated forces in neighbouring Syria. ...
- Enraged by kidnapping, Egyptian police block Gaza border Reuters
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police angered by the kidnapping of seven colleagues by Islamist gunmen kept a crossing into the Gaza Strip closed again on Saturday, stranding hundreds of Palestinian travellers, witnesses said. The protest began on Friday when police strung barbed wire across the Rafah border post and chained up the gates, local residents said, a day after the abductions. Gunmen demanding the release of jailed Islamist militants had seized seven policemen and soldiers on a road between the Sinai towns of el-Arish and Rafah. ...
- Afghan parliament fails to pass divisive women's law Reuters
By Miriam Arghandiwal and Ibrahimi Aziz KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's parliament failed to pass a law on Saturday banning violence against women, a severe blow to progress made in women's rights in the conservative Muslim country since the Islamist Taliban was toppled over a decade ago. President Hamid Karzai approved the law by decree in 2009 and parliament's endorsement was required. But a rift between conservative and more secular members of the assembly resulted in debate being deferred to a later date. ...
- Markets Weekahead - Sensex risks consolidation; SBI earnings Reuters
Reuters Market Eye - The BSE Sensex runs the risk of some consolidation after indexes ended at their highest close since November 2010 on Friday. Earnings will be key, with Coal India Ltd , State Bank of India Ltd and Jet Airways Ltd set to report next week. Investors will also be eyeing whether strong foreign buying continues. Overseas investors were net buyers for 21 consecutive sessions as of Thursday, bringing their net purchases for the year to about $13 billion, according to regulatory data. ...
- ATM heist: India's IT sector in unwelcome spotlight Reuters
By Swati Pandey and Harichandan Arakali MUMBAI/BANGALORE (Reuters) - A breach of security at two payment card processing companies in India that led to heists at cash machines around the world has reopened questions on the risks of outsourcing sensitive financial services to the Asian nation. Global banks that ship work to be processed in India, either in-house or to big IT services vendors, were already under pressure to step up oversight of back-office functions after a series of scandals last year. Last week, U.S. ...
- Real and Mourinho contemplate "disastrous" season Reuters
By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid and Jose Mourinho were sifting through the debris of what the Portuguese coach termed a "disastrous" 2012-13 campaign after Friday's King's Cup final defeat left the world's richest club without a major trophy for the season. The 2-1 reverse to Atletico Madrid at their own Bernabeu stadium meant Mourinho, widely expected to move on at the end of this term, finished a season without significant silverware for the first time in his otherwise glittering career. ...
- IPL scam: Sreesanth's phones, laptops seized; arrested quizzed jointly IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Intensifying the probe into the IPL spot fixing scam, Mumbai police Saturday seized mobiles, iPhones and laptops of cricketer S. Sreesanth and his bookie relative, while Delhi Police quizzed the three arrested players jointly and a BCCI investigator joined the proceedings.
- Tihar registers record turnover IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Tihar Jail here registered a record turnover of Rs.32.17 crore in 2012-13 against a turnover of Rs.12.20 crore during the previous year.
- Selling less gold coins may not reduce consumption: SBI chief IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) State Bank of India (SBI) chairman Pratip Chaudhuri Saturday said the central bank's request to banks not to aggressively sell gold products may not lead to a reduction in consumption and greater steps are required to check the demand for the precious metal.
- CBI officer to be questioned for 3 days on bribe IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday sent Vivek Dutt, a CBI officer heading the probe into the allocation of coal blocks, to the custody of the probe agency till May 21 for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs.7 lakh from a businessman for settling a land dispute.
- Cops to respond on Sreesanth's plea for FIR copy IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A court here Saturday issued notice to the Delhi Police on a plea by cricketer S. Sreesanth, arrested for alleged spot fixing in IPL cricket matches, seeking a copy of the first information report (FIR) registered against him.
- Law and order has improved in Assam: Gogoi IANS
Guwahati, May 18 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said here Saturday there was considerable improvement in the law and order situation in the state over the past 12 years.
- Tamil Nadu Police expect breakthrough in match fixing IANS
Chennai, May 18 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu Police is expecting a breakthrough soon in the cricket betting case in which six bookies were arrested here Friday, a police officer said.
- Bengal minister quits IANS
Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Three months after losing a by-poll, West Bengal minister Humayun Kabir resigned Saturday, two days ahead of the six month period mandated by the constitution within which a minister must get elected to the legislature.
- Protest ahead of Chinese premier's India visit IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Ahead of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to India, about 50 people Saturday held a protest here demanding suspension of talks with China.
- Would like to finish with a win: KKR coach IANS
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) Already out of contention for a place in play-offs, Kolkatta Knight Riders is keen to finish off this Indian Premier League (IPL) with a win against Sunrisers Hyderabad here Sunday, its coach said.
- Heavy rain delays last IPL league tie in Bangalore IANS
Bangalore, May 18 (IANS) Heavy rain late Saturday delayed the start of the Pepsi IPL-6 T20 tournament's last league tie between hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chinnaswamy stadium here.
- IPL Scoreboard: Kings XI vs Mumbai Indians IANS
Dharamsala, May 18 (IANS) Scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday.
- Kings XI beat table toppers Indians by 50 runs IANS
Dharamsala, May 18 (IANS) Playing their final league match, Kings XI Punjab finished on a winning note by beating table-toppers Mumbai Indians by 50 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium Saturday. It was also the last match of their captain, Adam Gilchrist, who has announced his retirement from the format.
- Kings XI beat Mumbai Indians by 50 runs IANS
Dharamsala, May 18 (IANS) Kings XI beat Mumbai Indians by 50 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here Saturday.
- Zoe Saldana prefers male company IANS
Los Angees, May 18 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana says the number of her male friends exceeds that of her female pals.
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