By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has announced he will have three wildcard selections for next year's match against the United States in Scotland. It is an increase from the two picks his predecessor Jose Maria Olazabal had in 2012. McGinley told a news conference on Tuesday he had made the change in order to "give myself a little bit of extra flexibility". The nine automatic selections for the 12-man team will come from the top four players in the European order of merit points list and the leading five in the world rankings. ...
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A 2-mile-wide (3-km-wide) tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people including 20 children, destroying entire More »
- Yahoo revamps Flickr, offers free terabyte storage ANI
After acquiring Tumblr for 1.1 billion dollars, Yahoo has announced major changes to its photo sharing service Flickr. More »
- BJP parliamentary board to discuss general elections IANS
The parliamentary board of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is meeting here Tuesday to chart out the strategy for the 2014 general elections. More »
- Aarushi murder case: Allahabad High Court rejects Talwars' plea for examination of … ANI
The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday rejected Noida-based dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar's plea for examination of 14 more witnesses ignored by the Central More »
- Indian-origin men in New Zealand face gang-rape charges IANS
A woman has given evidence in a court in New Zealand implicating four men of Indian origin of raping her in turns in April 2011. More »
- UP Lokayukta indicts over 199 in Mayawati Govt. memorial scam ANI
Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta Justice N.K. Mehrotra has indicted over 199 persons, including two former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) ministers, for allegedly siphoning off More »
- Gupta family acknowledges some 'misjudgments' made in landing chartered jet at S. … ANI
A well-connected Indian family in South Africa has apologised for the controversy surrounding the landing a chartered plane at Waterkloof Air Force Base to carry More »
- Real president under scrutiny after Mourinho exit Reuters
By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Florentino Perez's record as Real Madrid president was under scrutiny on Tuesday after the construction magnate's latest coaching project ended in disarray with the premature departure of Jose Mourinho. Perez, who is up for reelection next month, announced on Monday Mourinho would be leaving at the end of the season, three years before his contract expires. ...
- Rupee hits 2013 low on importer demand, weak euro Reuters
MUMBAI (Reuters) - The rupee weakened to a near six-month low on Tuesday, largely driven by weakness in the euro and import-related dollar demand that traders attributed to a private refining company. At 1115 GMT, the rupee was at 55.37/38 versus its Monday close of 55.10/11. It fell to 55.41 during the session, a level last seen on November 29, 2012. (Reporting by Subhadip Sircar; Editing by Rafael Nam)
- Frenetic search for survivors as 91 feared dead in tornado-hit Oklahoma Reuters
By Alice Mannette Ian Simpson MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Pre-dawn emergency workers searched feverishly for survivors in the rubble of homes, primary schools and an hospital in an Oklahoma City suburb ravaged by a massive Monday afternoon tornado feared to have killed up to 91 people and injured well over 200 residents. The 2-mile(3-km) wide tornado tore through town of Moore outside Oklahoma City, trapping victims beneath the rubble as one elementary school took a direct hit and another was destroyed. ...
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- HSBC says rupee better suited to stand USD strength Reuters
Reuters Market Eye - HSBC picks INR as one of two Asian currencies along with the yuan that can hold their own in a climate of sticky JPY weakness, a more moderate pace of Chinese expansion, and increasing debate over Fed's quantitative easing. INR is a main beneficiary of lower commodity prices as it suffers from significant oil and gold trade deficits, says HSBC. ...
- Ireland says not to blame for Apple's low tax rate Reuters
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By Kate Holton and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone will reinvest a $3.2 billion dividend from its healthy U.S. arm to counter weakness in southern Europe that contributed to the largest ever quarterly fall in the group's main revenue measure. The British firm is trying to decide whether to sell Verizon Wireless, its profitable U.S. unit in what could be the world's third largest deal to support its struggling core operations. ...
- Hezbollah, Syrian army renew Qusair offensive Reuters
AMMAN (Reuters) - Lebanese Hezbollah fighters and Syrian soldiers, backed by air strikes and artillery, renewed an offensive aimed at driving Syrian rebels from the town of Qusair near the Lebanese border on Tuesday, opposition activists said. They said fighting was raging in Qusair, as well as in areas to the east where several army bases are located, and in the Hezbollah-held southern and western approaches to the town. ...
- India leads Asian cuts in Iran oil imports ahead of waiver review Reuters
By Nidhi Verma and Meeyoung Cho NEW DELHI/SEOUL (Reuters) - India has slashed Iranian oil imports by almost a fifth since December, the sharpest cut among Asian buyers, in a move that should increase its chances of winning a new U.S. waiver next month on sanctions targeting oil trade with Iran. Sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe to force a halt to a controversial nuclear programme that Tehran says is for peaceful purposes saw Iran's oil exports more than halve last year, costing it $5 billion a month in lost revenue. ...
- Dutch author Bakker wins Booktrust foreign fiction prize Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch author Gerbrand Bakker has won the 2013 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize awarded by Britain's Booktrust charity for "The Detour", a tale of infidelity, exile and isolation. Bakker will share the 10,000 pound prize with translator David Colmer for the story of Emilie, a translation professor and Emily Dickinson scholar, who retreats from her life in the Netherlands to an isolated farmhouse in Wales following an affair with a student. ...
- iGate sacks Murthy over undisclosed relationship Reuters
By Sumeet Chatterjee and Harichandan Arakali MUMBAI/BANGALORE (Reuters) - IT outsourcing company iGate Corp said it had sacked its chief executive, Phaneesh Murthy, for not disclosing a relationship with a subordinate after investigating one of the industry's best-known executives for sexual harassment. Murthy had led several initiatives to improve the performance of the Fremont, California-based company, including charging clients for business results instead of man hours, the billing method more commonly used by IT outsourcing firms. ...
- Bombings in Iraq kill at least 12 Reuters
KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Several bomb blasts killed at least 12 people in Iraq on Tuesday, police said, a day after more than 70 died in attacks on majority Shi'ites, stoking fears of all-out sectarian war with minority Sunnis. More than 200 people have been killed in the past week as Sunni-Shi'ite tensions, fuelled by the civil war in neighbouring Syria, threaten to plunge Iraq back into communal bloodletting. ...
- Supreme Court rejects bid to halt IPL Reuters
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court dismissed a petition on Tuesday seeking to scrap the remaining matches of the country's lucrative Twenty20 cricket competition amid growing concerns about corruption in sport. Former test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players were arrested along with 11 bookmakers on Thursday on suspicion of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The case has prompted the Indian government to look at the possibility of introducing a law to combat matchfixing and spot-fixing. ...
- Vodafone India exec says IPO unlikely this year Reuters
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A planned initial public offering of Vodafone Group Plc's Indian unit is unlikely this year, the unit's Chief Executive Marten Pieters said in New Delhi on Tuesday. Pieters said the company will wait for clarity on rules around airwaves and cellular permits before going ahead with the IPO. (Reporting by Devidutta Tripathy; editing by Matthias Williams and Gopakumar Warrier)
- Court to hear plea seeking IPL ban Wednesday IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Delhi High Court is likely to hear Wednesday a plea seeking a ban on Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches till fool-proof measures are taken to stop alleged corrupt practices in sports.
- 'India expects greater backing from Russia in UNSC quest' IANS
Moscow, May 21 (IANS) India, with its "time-tested relationship" with Russia, expects greater backing from Moscow in its quest for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, a diplomatic officical said here Tuesday.
- Its time to move to cool hills of Himachal IANS
Shimla/Manali, May 21 (IANS) As life in the plains of northern India has started becoming unbearable with the temperature hovering around 46degree in some places, the the snow-clad peaks of Himachal Pradesh's popular tourist resorts are luring visitors to the state.
- Chandy under pressure to re-induct minister IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 21 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is under pressure from various quarters to re-induct former state forests and sports minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar into his cabinet.
- 'Zaalim Dilli' brings Honey Singh on the big screen IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) For the first time, Indian rapper-music producer Honey Singh will be seen singing on the big screen in a song in "Zaalim Dilli".
- Try tangy flavour to stay fresh IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) A chilled drink with lemon in it is an ideal way to ward off unbearable heat during summer season. Whether it is an iced tea or mojito, the citrus fruit can be included in your drink to refresh you.
- Vindu Dara Singh nabbed for IPL scam links IANS
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) In a high-profile development, Mumbai police Tuesday nabbed Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh for suspected links with the spot-fixing scam in the ongoing IPL tournament, officials said here.
- IPL: Shaken Royals take on rising Hyderabad IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Hit by the recent spot-fixing scandal, the Rajasthan Royals will have to come out strong to take on the impressive Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator to be played at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Wednesday.
- Cops question cricket bookie in Chennai IANS
Chennai, May 21 (IANS) A day after he surrendered, suspected cricket bookie Prashanth was Tuesday questioned here and documents were seized from his house in connection with a case registered May 17, said police.
- iGate sacks CEO Phaneesh Murthy for sexual abuse IANS
Bangalore, May 21 (IANS) iGate Corporation sacked its chief executive officer Phaneesh Murthy on the charges of sexual abuse by a woman employee, the US-based IT major said Tuesday.
- Indian student in Dubai ranked second in ISC exam IANS
Dubai, May 21 (IANS) An Indian student in a school here was ranked second in this year's Indian School Certificate (ISC) class 12 examination.
- Poonam Bhagat's summer collection, a slice of Samarkand, Bokhara IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Poonam Bhagat offers a mix of contemporary silhouettes with a traditional twist with her latest summer-spring collection. From stylish one-piece dresses and jumpsuits to voluminous long robes worn with shararas, palazzos and crinkle skirts -- it has plenty to choose from.
- Mourinho to leave Real Madrid at end of season IANS
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Jose Mourinho's three-year term as coach of Spanish football giants Real Madrid will end June 30.
- EC, National Literacy Mission to work together IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) and the National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) will jointly work towards spreading awareness about electoral literacy, especially among the poor and deprived section of society.
- Iqbal Azad to replace Abir Goswami in TV show IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Actor Iqbal Azad has replaced Abir Goswami in "Ghar Aaja Pardesi", says a source.
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