By Alwyn Scott and Tim Hepher NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Friday that "hairline cracks" had been discovered in the wings of about 40 787 Dreamliners that are in production, marking another setback for the company's newest jet. The cracks have not been found on planes that are in use by airlines and therefore pose no safety risk, Boeing said, adding the problem also will not alter Boeing's plans to deliver 110 787s this year. However, Boeing said the cracks, which also occurred on the larger 787-9 model currently undergoing flight tests, could delay by a few weeks the date when airlines can take delivery of their new planes. The disclosure raised questions about repair costs and a possible minor increase in the weight of the plane, but did not seem to spell major trouble for Boeing, industry experts said. More »Boeing reports wing cracks on 787 Dreamliners in production
Van Persie has been brilliant for Manchester United this season scoring 11 times in 16 appearances combined with 2 assists. More »Manchester United can manage without Robin Van Persie
MADRID (AP) — Formula One's latest changes mean the sexy purr of engines and the violent throttle of speed won't quite be what they used to be. More »F1's latest rules leaves cars quieter, slower
By Tomas Sarmiento and Christine Murray MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's telecommunications watchdog unveiled a slew of regulations on Friday to claw back the massive telephone business of billionaire Carlos Slim, but said it would not order a break-up of his companies for now. Mexico is trying to open up its phone and TV industries to more competition following last year's passage of a major telecoms reform that targets the vast market shares enjoyed by Slim and the country's no. 1 broadcaster, Televisa . Slim's America Movil controls about 80 percent of Mexico's fixed-line business via its Telmex unit and some 70 percent of the mobile sector through its Telcel unit. As was expected, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) declared America Movil "dominant", and therefore needs to be subject to tougher regulation. More »Mexico telecoms regulator reins in Slim and his empire
REUTERS - Unseeded American Lauren Davis secured the first big upset of the BNP Paribas Open when she ousted third seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in the second round in Indian Wells on Friday. Azarenka, who was hampered by a foot injury, did not help her cause with 12 double faults. Earlier in California, second seed Agnieszka Radwanska earned a belated birthday present when she broke the serve of British qualifier Heather Watson seven times to win their second round match. But some notables were in action on Friday including Dane Caroline Wozniacki, the 10th seed, who beat Bojana Jovanovski 6-1 6-3. More »Unseeded Davis upsets Azarenka at Indian Wells
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A veteran Los Angeles police officer was killed and his rookie partner was critically injured Friday when their patrol car collided with a big rig on a residential street. The truck driver also was injured. More »Los Angeles officer killed in crash with big rig
Gambhir talks about Tendulkar and Kallis; feels the latter is better stats-wise. More »Jacques Kallis better than Sachin Tendulkar: Gautam Gambhir
Chicago, March 8 (IANS) The city of Aurora in Illinois is seeking volunteers to serve on what officials believe is the state's first municipally-sponsored board aimed at helping to promote Indian American culture. The newly-formed Indian American Community Outreach Advisory Board is a non-partisan, community-based panel that will promote civic engagement and community participation, according to Chicago Tribune. Residents interested in volunteering do not have to be of Indian American descent to serve, but they should demonstrate dedication to the city, work or own a business in Aurora, or be a member of a local community organisation that serves Aurora residents. Mayor Tom Weisner praised Aurora's Indian American leaders for their desire to become more involved in civic activities, the Tribune said. More »US city set to promote Indian American culture
New York, Mar 8 (ANI): Napoleon Bonaparte's death bed and sweat-stained shirt is set to go up for auction in France. More »Napoleon Bonaparte's death bed, shirt to be auctioned in France
London, Mar 8 (ANI): Barcelona star Lionel Messi is reportedly seeking medical help after vomiting during recent matches. More »Messi seeking medical help for 'frequent' sickness on pitches
Washington, March 8 (ANI): Researchers have found that Asian elephants that give birth as teenagers die younger than older mothers but raise bigger families during their lifetime. Experts from the University's Department of Animal and Plant Sciences studied the reproductive lives of 416 Asian elephant mothers in Myanmar, Burma, and found those that had calves before the age of 19 were almost two times more likely to die before the age of 50 than those that had their first offspring later. Research found that Asian elephants, which can live into their 70s, could give birth from the age of five. More »Teen elephant mothers die young but raise bigger families
Johannesburg, Mar. 08 (ANI): Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reportedly warned that popular social media networks YouTube and Facebook could be banned in the country after a number of online leaks added momentum to a corruption scandal. However, President Abdullah Gul, a frequent social media user, said that Facebook and Youtube were recognized platforms all over the world and a ban was out of the question, News 24 reports. More »Turkey PM warns of banning YouTube, Facebook for driving corruption scandal
New Delhi, March 8 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold its Central Election Committee meeting here on Saturday, where it is expected to release it second list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. More »BJP election committee meet begins
Karachi, Mar 8 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan captain Arjuna Ranatunga has slammed Sri Lanka Cricket's (SLC) stance on the Big Three- India, Australia and England, and said that it could have an adverse impact in the longer run. SLC had originally refrained from voting on the revised proposal at the ICC meeting in Singapore but later their executive committee decided to support the governance, finance and Future Tours Programme (FTP) changes in the ICC proposed by the Big Three. According to The Dawn, Ranatunga expressed disappointment at SLC's stance of taking a U-turn and decided to support the revised ICC draft and fears that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Cricket Australia (CA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have a 'different agenda'. More »Ranatunga slams SLC for capitulating to ICC's 'reforms' for 'Big Three'
Sydney, Mar 8 (ANI): The coach of Australian domestic side Victoria has said that the Test form of Australian bowler Clint McKay has been 'dented' by technical flaws that may have worked into his game as a result of playing so much one-day cricket, which had made him famous in the first place. McKay, who missed this week and has played just five Sheffield Shield games for Victoria this summer, was also dropped by his Melbourne Stars during the Big Bash League. According to News.com.au, Greg Shipperd said that the tall pacer is working hard in the hope of playing in the final domestic game of the season next week and is resolving a few run-up and technique issues that may have worked into his game as a result of playing so much ODI cricket. Shipperd also said that to an extent, McKay has lost some of his capacity to swing the ball around and hit the seam day in and day out and is also lacking 'penetration', although he hoped that Australian selectors consider his performance in the ODI form- at which he is a champion. More »Victorian coach says Clint McKay's Test form 'dented' by 'technical' ODI 'flaws'