• Israeli air strike kills four planting bomb at Syria frontier - source

    Reuters - 3 hours ago

    An Israeli air strike killed four militants on Sunday as they placed an explosive on a fence near Israel's frontier with Syria in the annexed Golan Heights, an Israeli military source said. The Israeli military spokesman issued a terse statement saying the air force had thwarted an attack at the Israeli-Syrian border, saying it "targeted the squad, preventing the attack." Tensions have risen in the Golan Heights, territory Israel captured from Syria in a 1967 war and later annexed in a move never recognised internationally, amid the civil war raging in Syria in the past four years. More »Israeli air strike kills four planting bomb at Syria frontier - source

  • PM Modi greets Netherlands on King's Day

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    New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greeting to the people of Netherlands on the occasion of King's Day. More »PM Modi greets Netherlands on King's Day

  • PM Modi greets people of South Africa on their freedom day

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    New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the people of South Africa on their freedom day and remembered Madiba (Nelson Mandela) who strived to bring a better tomorrow for his people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter for extending his wishes. This is a day that celebrates hope and optimism," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. Earlier on Sunday, President Pranab Mukherjee had also extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of South Africa on the eve of the country's freedom day and said the relationship between both nations is deeply rooted in history, and over the years, has evolved into a strategic partnership. More »PM Modi greets people of South Africa on their freedom day

  • Malaysia says foils plan by suspected militants to attack capital

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    Malaysian police have arrested 12 people linked to the militant group Islamic State and seized explosives, foiling a plan to attack several locations in and around the capital, which is hosting the ASEAN summit. Security had already been heightened in Kuala Lumpur where leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) arrived on Sunday for a meeting that officially opens on Monday. The male suspects, aged 17 to 41, were arrested on Saturday and Sunday in Ulu Langat and Cheras, suburbs near Kuala Lumpur, police chief Khalid Abu Baker said in a statement on Sunday. The plans were in response to calls by Islamic State (IS) to launch terrorist attacks on secular Islamic countries seen as "enemies of IS". More »Malaysia says foils plan by suspected militants to attack capital

  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

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    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: More »10 Things to Know for Monday

  • Gerhaher and Harteros top singers at International Opera Awards

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    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - German bass-baritone Christian Gerhaher and his compatriot soprano Anja Harteros were named the top male and female singers respectively at the International Opera Awards on Sunday. Berlin's Komische Oper won the award for best opera company while the Bregenz Festival, held in a small town on the shores of Lake Constance in Austria, was named the best festival. Neither Gerhaher nor Harteros was on hand to accept their awards at a gala held in London's Savoy Theatre, but David Pountney, the British general director of the Bregenz Festival, said the event should serve as a lesson that the arts can be good for business. "That is a model that our politicians would do well to study: great art can be great economics." The award for best new opera production went to the Birmingham Opera Company for its staging of "Khovanskygate", an adaptation of the Russian composer Mussorgsky's rarely heard "Khovanshchina". More »Gerhaher and Harteros top singers at International Opera Awards

  • Ko wins Swinging Skirts for 2nd straight year

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    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Lydia Ko twice thought someone else would leave Lake Merced with the trophy this year. More »Ko wins Swinging Skirts for 2nd straight year

  • Factbox: English PFA players of the year

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    LONDON (Reuters) - English Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) players of the year after Eden Hazard was named 2015 winner on Sunday. ... More »Factbox: English PFA players of the year

  • Coaches clash after Porto draw edges Benfica towards title

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    Benfica edged closer to successfully retaining their Portuguese league title on Sunday after a cagey goalless draw in the top of the table clash with arch rivals Porto ended in an angry exchange between the coaches. Tempers flared after the final whistle when Porto coach Julen Lopetegui crossed paths with his Benfica counterpart Jorge Jesus, who had to be pulled away by his staff after the pair began arguing. With only four matches left in the 34-match campaign, the draw at Benfica's Estadio da Luz leaves the champions on 75 points, still three points clear of their old foes. Remarkably, it was the first time for six years that Benfica had failed to score in a home league match since a 1-0 home defeat to Academica Coimbra in April 2009. More »Coaches clash after Porto draw edges Benfica towards title

  • Hernandez double helps Real put four past Celta

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    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Javier Hernandez struck twice as they came from behind to beat Celta Vigo 4-2 away and keep the pressure on Barcelona at the top of La Liga on Sunday. The Mexico forward is only in the side due to an injury crisis but followed up the goal that knocked Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League last Wednesday with one in each half. Toni Kroos slotted home the equaliser after 16 minutes following the opener by Celta winger Nolito and then Hernandez finished clinically after 24 minutes. More »Hernandez double helps Real put four past Celta

  • US gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon; could go slightly up

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    The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.58. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that higher crude oil prices caused the run-up ... More »US gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon; could go slightly up

  • Rose wins weather-hit tournament in New Orleans

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    England's Justin Rose held off a string of challengers with a clutch birdie-birdie finish to win his seventh PGA Tour title by one shot at the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic of New Orleans in Avondale, Louisiana on Sunday. Tied for the lead when the delayed third round was completed earlier on a marathon day at the TPC Louisiana, Rose closed with a flawless six-under-par 66 on a receptive, rain-softened layout where preferred lies were permitted throughout the tournament. Any win is sweet but when you get to share it with people that you are close to, it's fantastic." Cameron Tringale, one of five players who held at least a share of the lead in the final round, eagled the par-five seventh on the way to a 65 and second place at 21 under, ending up a stroke in front of fellow American Boo Weekley (65). More »Rose wins weather-hit tournament in New Orleans

  • Torino beat Juventus for first time in 20 years

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    Torino came from behind to beat Serie A leaders Juventus 2-1 and prevail over their more glamorous neighbours for the first time in 20 years after a pulsating derby marred by crowd violence on Sunday. Second-placed Lazio failed to take advantage as they were held 1-1 by at home by lowly Chievo while Napoli revived their Champions League hopes with a 4-2 win over Sampdoria, helped by two goals from Argentine forward Gonzalo Higuain. Diego Farias ran half the length of the pitch, leaving a trail of defenders in his wake, to complete Cagliari's 3-1 win at Fiorentina and give Gianluca Festa a winning start as the relegation-threatened Sardinians' third coach of the season. More »Torino beat Juventus for first time in 20 years

  • Terry stars in another Mourinho masterplan

    Reuters - 4 hours ago

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea plucked a performance straight from the Jose Mourinho textbook -- with John Terry writing a chapter all of his own -- as they grafted to a 0-0 draw at Arsenal on Sunday that leaves them almost certain to claim the title. It was not particularly pleasing on the eye, but the fact Arsenal's best two chances fell to a central defender and a late substitute spoke volumes for the control Chelsea enjoyed against a side boasting the creative talents of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla. More »Terry stars in another Mourinho masterplan

  • Newsmaker: Kane named best young player after stellar year

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    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - It took Harry Kane four years to become an overnight sensation at Tottenham Hotspur in a season that began on the bench but is ending with a Young Player of the Year award as a full England international. His peers in the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) had no doubt the 21-year-old striker who has scored 30 goals for Spurs and one for England 79 seconds into his debut, was the outstanding young performer of the campaign. Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino preferred Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor as his front two for Premier League matches at the start of the campaign, with Kane the third-choice striker among the substitutes. More »Newsmaker: Kane named best young player after stellar year

  • Rocket carrying satellites launched from French Guiana

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    KOUROU, French Guiana (AP) — Arianespace has launched a rocket from the South American country of French Guiana carrying commercial and military satellites for European operators. More »Rocket carrying satellites launched from French Guiana

  • PM Modi conveys best wishes to Togo on their National Day

    ANI - 4 hours ago

    New Delhi, Apr. 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended best wishes to the people of Togo, on their National Day. Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter for conveying his wishes. "I convey my best wishes to the people of Togo on the occasion of their National Day", Prime Minister Modi tweeted. More »PM Modi conveys best wishes to Togo on their National Day

  • Factbox - Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

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    MUMBAI (Reuters) - Here are details released by some foreign governments on citizens who were in Nepal at the time a strong earthquake hit on Saturday, killing more than 3,200 people. The 7.9-magnitude quake struck at midday on Saturday at a busy time of year for tourism-reliant Nepal's trekking and climbing season, with an estimated 300,000 foreign tourists in the country, several hundred of those on Mount Everest. Countries are listed in alphabetical order. - AUSTRALIA: 549 Australians registered as travelling in Nepal, 200 confirmed safe. No reports of Australian deaths. ... More »Factbox - Foreigners in Nepal at time of deadly earthquake

  • Bayern clinch title as Barca win derby

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    Bayern Munich wrapped up another Bundesliga title after months of inevitability while Barcelona stayed ahead in Spain following a win at city rivals Espanyol and Chelsea's derby stalemate at Arsenal put them close to glory. SPAIN Neymar scored the opener to continue his rich vein of form and Lionel Messi netted his 36th La Liga goal of the season as 10-man Barcelona won a one-sided derby at Espanyol 2-0. Real Madrid stayed two points behind leaders Barca with five to play after Javier Hernandez scored twice to help Carlo Ancelotti's men come from behind and beat Celta Vigo 4-2 away. More »Bayern clinch title as Barca win derby

  • Wall, Beal lead Wiz past Raptors 125-94 in Game 4 for sweep

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall twirled a red towel overhead, Paul Pierce motioned to the fans to make more noise, and the sellout crowd of 20,356 chanted "Sweep! Sweep! Sweep!" More »Wall, Beal lead Wiz past Raptors 125-94 in Game 4 for sweep

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