Manchester, May 26 : Manchester United compensated Dutch coach Louis van Gaal 4.55 million pounds ($6.64 million) after firing him a year before his contract expired.
Madrid, May 26 : Real Madrid's Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo said he is fine after colliding with goalkeeper Kiko Casilla during Tuesday's training session and limping out of training.
Beijing, May 26 : After making inroads into India, Chinese internet and smartphone conglomerate LeEco is set to enter the Russian market with a $100 million investment plan.
London, May 26 : Excessive internet use is likely to contribute to the development of school burnout, which may, in turn, increase digital addiction in adolescents, new research reveals.
Rome, May 26 : Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West returned to Italy, the country where they got married back in 2014, to celebrate their second wedding anniversary.
Madrid, May 26 : Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has said that he sees the record European football champions "lifting the eleventh" title when they play UEFA Champions League final against cross-town rivals Atletico Madrid in Milan on Saturday.
London, May 26 : A team of British researchers has developed a new technique to grow the blood vessels using cells from the patient to cut down significantly the risk of transplant rejection.
London, May 26 : One Direction singer Niall Horan has slammed a group of "abusive" fans who have been harassing him for the last two weeks.
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 : Santos playmaker Lucas Lima will wear Brazil's coveted No.10 shirt during next month's centenary edition of the Copa America football tournament.
Rio de Janeiro, May 26 : FC Barcelona's Brazilian defender Dani Alves has revealed he is under an injury cloud ahead of next month's centenary edition of the Copa America in the United States.
Moscow, May 26 : Separating the Russian and Ukrainian teams in the playoff stage of the 2016 Euros in France, should both win the group stage, has been ruled out, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who heads the country's football union, has said.
Moscow, May 26 : The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has confirmed receiving documents from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) notifying that 14 athletes in three sports disciplines were tested positive after a cross-checking of doping samples of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Los Angeles, May 26 : Ace filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is set to publish "The Godfather Notebook", a reproduction of the working notebook he used during the making of the Oscar-winning 1972 film "The Godfather".
New York, May 26 : Micro-blogging site Twitter is rolling out new features that will help its over 300 million users express even more in 140 characters.
London, May 26 : In a major step forward in understanding how supermassive black holes were born after the Big Bang, an Italian team of researchers has identified two objects in the early Universe that seem to be the origin of these cosmic giants.
New York, May 26 : Learning about English ivy plant's natural glue can lead to better medical adhesives and stronger armor for the military, researchers report.
Hong Kong, May 26 : Our romantic choices are not just based on feelings and emotions, but how rich we feel compared to others, finds an interesting study.
Moscow, May 26 : Barring the entire Russian squad from the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will return sports to the 1980s when national teams boycotted competitions for political reasons, Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has said.
Kabul, May 26 : The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday named Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada as its new leader to replace former chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan, an official statement said.
By Devanik Saha: As the debate over an alcohol bans grows across India, 15 people die every day - or one every 96 minutes - from the effects of drinking alcohol, reveals an IndiaSpend analysis of 2013 National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, the latest available.
Washington, May 26 : Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday night won the Washington state primary.
Kabul, May 26 : The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday announced a new leader to replace former chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan.
Washington, May 26 : Protesters lit fires, smashed a door and threw rocks outside a Donald Trump rally on Tuesday night in the state of New Mexico -- the latest scuffle to follow the presumptive Republican nominee's campaign.
Beijing, May 26 : China's capital Beijing is slated to implement new vehicle emissions standard from December 2017.
Washington, May 26 : A NASA scientist has suggested a possible link between primordial black holes -- formed during the first second of our universe's existence -- and dark matter, a mysterious substance composing most of the material universe.
Caracas, May 26 : Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday reported irregularities in signatures handed over by the opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) in a petition to hold a referendum to oust President Nicolas Maduro.
Brussels, May 26 : Eurozone finance ministers on Wednesday agreed to extend further bailout loans to Greece as well as debt relief, in what they called a "major breakthrough".
Brasilia, May 26 : Brazil's interim President Michel Temer announced a decision to give the national oil company Petrobras more flexibility with investments in the exploitation of pre-salt subsea oil fields.
Washington, May 26 : The US government is seeking the death penalty in the case of the Charleston church shooting which killed nine people last year.
Washington, May 26 : Donald Trump will move closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday with an expected win in the crucial Washington primary election, CNN reported.
Washington, May 26 : Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has requested a recount of the votes for the Kentucky state primary held last week in which the winner was party front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Moscow, May 26 : Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg's football club on Wednesday confirmed that Romania's Mircea Lucescu has been appointed its chief coach.
London, May 26 : London is projected to grow almost twice as fast as the rest of England over the next 10 years, the government's National Statistics Office (ONS) reported on Wednesday.
Moscow, May 26 : Russian athletes caught using the banned performance enhancing drug Meldonium but cleared by Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) to return to competitions have the right to participate at the 2016 Rio Olympics, sports minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday.
Damascus, May 26 : Several bombings rocked positions of the US-backed rebels in northern Syria on Wednesday, a monitor group reported.
Tokyo, May 26 : Around 4,000 people in Okinawa rallied in front of the US Kadena Air Base on Wednesday, protesting against the murder of a local woman by a US military-affiliated civilian.
London, May 26 : Christie's sold the first four folios of well-known British playwright William Shakespeare on Wednesday, the first four editions of his collected works.
London, May 26 : Millionaire businessman tycoon Lord Alan Sugar has been hired as the British government's new enterprise tsar who will campaign to encourage more young people to start their own businesses.
Los Angeles, May 26 : Singer Ariana Grande has surprised her fans with the official music video for her new single "Into You". In the video, she is mostly seen getting hot and heavy with her man.
Mumbai, May 26 : Singer-actress Monica Dogra has announced the launch of her campaign called Shiver, which encourages a healthy conversation of various social justice compartments like homosexuality and feminism. For a video on this, she engaged choreographer Reshma Gajjar, known to have toured with popular music artists like Madonna and Ricky Martin.
Kabul, May 26 : The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday named Haibatullah Akhundzada, an inflentual religious scholar rather than a combatant, as its head after the killing of Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan last week.
Los Angeles, May 26 : The famous Kardashian family has been offered $100 million to star in their own movie.
Islamabad, May 26 : China and Pakistan have vowed here to further deepen the all-weather friendship between the two countries.
Los Angeles, May 26 : Singer Beyonce Knowles was forced to delay her show at the TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota for 45 minutes because of the severe weather.
London, May 26 : Arsenal have boosted their midfield for the next football season with the signing of Borussia Monchengladbach's Granit Xhaka with a long-term contract on Wednesday.
Moscow, May 26 : The Russian Defence Ministry has denied reports that Islamic State militants destroyed four Russian helicopters at an air base in Syria's Homs province.
Los Angeles, May 26 : "Captain America" fans on micro-blogging site Twitter have urged Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to give the fictional superhero, played by actor Chris Evans, a boyfriend.
London, May 26 : Instant messaging app WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app all over the world and is used in 109 countries, or 55.6 percent of the world, a new report said on Wednesday.
Los Angeles, May 26 : Rapper Eminem is selling pieces of bricks and wood of his childhood home as he celebrates the 16th anniversary of his hit album "The Marshall Mathers LP".
Mumbai, May 26 : Multi-lingual operating system brand Indus OS on Wednesday announced that it will make AVG AntiVirus and AVG Cleaner from the online security company AVG Technologies available to its users.
Beijing, May 26 : China expects to send a team of some 400 athletes for this summer's Rio Olympic Games, a top sports official said here on Wednesday.
London, May 26 : Signalling the end of its Nokia experiment, tech giant Microsoft on Wednesday announced it was cutting 1,850 jobs and writing off $950 million of which $200 million will be used for severance payments, a media report said.
Manchester, May 26 : Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Portuguese Jose Mourinho will deliver exciting football should he become the next head coach at the club.
Los Angeles, May 26 : Model Blac Chyna says she had stopped looking for love before she started dating TV personality Rob Kardashian.
New Delhi, May 26 : Go for pre-stitched saris in western silhouettes over traditional drape and try shararas with straight cut kurtas over anarkalis for an innovative look during special occasions if you're tired of the tried-and-tested, says an expert.
London, May 26 : The communicative exchanges in bonobos and chimpanzees closely resemble human communication -- which is one of the most sophisticated signalling systems in the animal kingdom -- being highly cooperative and including fast interactions.
Moscow, May 26 : Since Moscow started its air operation in Syria on September 30 last year, the Russian Air Force has eliminated over a third of Islamic State fighters in the country, the deputy head of Russia's top security body revealed.
London, May 26 : People living within five kilometres of a landfill site are at an increased risk of lung cancer and respiratory diseases, warns a new study.
New Delhi, May 26 : First unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, South Korean company LG Electronics has now launched its ultra-light "Gram PC" in India.
New York, May 26 : NASA's asteroid data is flawed and is full of errors, says former Microsoft chief technologist Nathan Myhrvold in a study -- a claim that NASA scientists believe does not hold water.