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Mandzukic's hat-trick fires Atletico Madrid to pre-quarters

Madrid, Nov 27 : Atletico Madrid secured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, thanks to a 4-0 win at home against Olympiacos at the Vicente Calderon Stadium here.

Ex-minister claims proof of IS presence in Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 27 : Former interior minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik claimed he has evidence about the presence of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Pakistan.

11 killed in coal mine explosion in China

Beijing, Nov 27 : At least 11 people were killed in a coal mine explosion in China's Guizhou province Thursday, media reported.

AS Monaco stun Leverkusen 1-0 in Champions League

Berlin, Nov 27 : AS Monaco needed just one shot on target to beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in an UEFA Champions League Group C match.

Atletico Mineiro clinch their first Copa do Brasil title

Belo Horizonte, Nov 27 : Atletico Mineiro clinched their first Copa do Brasil title by defeating local rivals Cruziero 3-0 on aggregate in the two-legged final.

SAARC leaders gather at Nepal resort for retreat

Kathmandu, Nov 27 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew in an Indian Air Force chopper to the Dhulikhel resort to join other South Asian leaders at the retreat there Thursday, the concluding day of the two-day Saarc Summit.

Hacked emails spread spam faster

New York, Nov 27 : Spams spread faster and to more people when it is sent out of hacked or compromised email accounts, research shows.

Ferguson trying to get back to normal

New York, Nov 27 : The town of Ferguson in the US state of Missouri is trying to get back to normal after two nights of disturbances and rioting following the decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer for shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, to death.

Experimental Ebola vaccine safe, bolsters immunity

Washington, Nov 27 : An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease has been found to be well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial, researchers report.

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes is dead

Sydney, Nov 27 : Australian batsman Phillip Hughes who was struck on the head by a cricket ball died in hospital, Cricket Australia (CA) said Thursday.

Natural shield 11,000 km above Earth stops radiation

Washington, Nov 27 : In a pioneering feat, researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University of Colorado in Boulder have discovered an invisible shield some 11,000 kms above Earth that works against the harmful radiation belt.

Germany introduces a female quota for senior corporate posts

Berlin, Nov 27 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Grand coalition has agreed to introduce a quota for women in senior corporate positions.

Japanese man sues women-only university for rejecting him

Tokyo, Nov 27 : A young Japanese man is suing an all-female public university for gender discrimination after being denied admission, according to a media reports.

Brown case highlights alarming pattern: Rights panel

Miami, Nov 27 : The grand jury decision not to indict the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, spotlights "an alarming pattern of law enforcement use of excessive force against people of colour", the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has said.

15 wins in a row great achievement: Carlo Ancelotti

Geneva, Nov 27 : Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has called Real Madrid's 15th straight victory "a great achievement" and said he expected Basel to advance in the Champions League.

41 prisoners flee Venezuela jail

Caracas, Nov 27 : A total of 41 alleged criminals fled Wednesday morning from a jail in the central Venezuelan city of Los Teques in Miranda state.

Taxes may keep Angelina Jolie from buying British property

London, Nov 27 : Actress Angelina Jolie, who has been considering buying property in Britain, says the proposed 'mansion tax' could prevent her from doing so.

Nigerian opposition criticise government for currency devaluation

Abuja, Nov 27 : The All Progressives Congress(APC), Nigeria's main opposition party, Wednesday criticised the government for its move to devalue the country's currency naira.

Angelina Jolie spotted smoking post fight with Brad Pitt

Sydney, Nov 27 : Actress Angelina Jolie was spotted smoking a cigarette on a hotel balcony here reportedly after she and her husband Brad Pitt engaged in a heated argument.

Kate Moss plans Christmas 'glow'

London, Nov 27 : Supermodel Kate Moss is planning to spice up her look by adding more colourful metallics and shimmer to her beauty regime to give her skin a festive glow.

Britain deploys military helicopters to aid for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

London, Nov 27 : Britain has deployed Royal Navy helicopters to deliver materials to northern Sierra Leone as the part of its ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola, the British Department for International Development (DFID) said Wednesday.

Spanish minister resigns after implicated in corruption case

Madrid, Nov 27 : Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato resigned Wednesday after a judge concluded she had benefited economically from a corruption scandal.

Benedict Cumberbatch wants new title for fans

Los Angeles, Nov 27 : Actor Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't want his fans to be called as 'Cumberbitches'. He wants a different name for them.

Ridley Scott misses his younger brother

Los Angeles, Nov 27 : Filmmaker Ridley Scott terribly misses his younger brother Tony Scott, who committed suicide in August 2012.

British couple arrested on suspicion of 'terror offences'

London, Nov 27 : A couple in Britain has been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related "terrorism offences", police said Wednesday.

Putin says Russia to stay out of geopolitical conflict

Moscow, Nov 27 : Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday Russia is not a threat to any other countries, vowing that Russia will stay out of any geopolitical conflict.

UN Security Council condemns escalating violence in Libya

United Nations, Nov 27 : The UN Security Council Wednesday strongly condemned the escalation in violence in Libya, urging constructive efforts to resume an inclusive political process to address the security challenges facing the country.

Albanian national arrested for nightclub shooting in Greece

Athens, Nov 27 : An Albanian national was arrested Wednesday for the shooting inside a nightclub in Greece Saturday, which resulted in 15 injuries.

Mistakes led to Taylor Swift's 'career triumphs'

Los Angeles, Nov 27 : Singer Taylor Swift credits her life's biggest mistakes have led to her "greatest career triumphs".

Brothers sentenced on terrorism charges in Britain

London, Nov 27 : Two brothers from London have become the first Britons to be jailed for attending terrorist training in Syria, London's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday.

Nicole Kidman wants four more kids

Los Angeles, Nov 27 : Actress Nicole Kidman already has four children, and she'd love to have four more.

Obama to host Jordan's King at White House

Washington, Nov 26 : US President Barack Obama will host King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House Dec 5 to discuss issues of the Middle East, the White House said Wednesday.

Pakistan blocks three Saarc connectivity pacts; Modi, Sharif avoid meeting

Kathmandu, Nov 26 : Pakistan Wednesday played spoilsport by blocking three major Saarc connectivity projects initiated by India, even as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conspicuously avoided meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif while he met five other South Asian leaders here.

Ukrainian president hails NATO, US support in conflicts

Kiev, Nov 26 : Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Wednesday appreciated support and help of NATO and the US in dealing with the conflicts with independence-seeking insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Xinhua reported.

Japan, Jordan sign $20 mn agreement for water projects

Amman, Nov 26 : Jordan and Japan Wednesday signed a 20-million dollar grant agreement to support water projects in the Kingdom, state media here reported.

Way out of debt crisis far from easy: Angela Merkel

Berlin, Nov 26 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday said the way out of the European debt crisis is long and far from easy.

6.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, Nov 26 : An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted eastern parts of Indonesia Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

Two killed as coach overturns in China

Beijing, Nov 26 : Two people were confirmed dead after a coach, overturned on an expressway in China's Gansu province Wednesday night, rescuers said.

Palestinian president said committed to two-state solution: Zuma

Pretoria, Nov 26 : South African President Jacob Zuma Wednesday said visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reiterated the commitment to a two-state solution for peace with Israel, Xinhua reported.

116 pro-democracy protesters arrested in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Nov 26 : At least 116 pro-democracy protesters, including several of the movement's leaders, were arrested Wednesday after police cleared one of the three main downtown demonstration sites in Hong Kong.

IS moving prisoners from Iraq to Syria

Baghdad, Nov 26 : Islamic State (IS) militants have begun transporting dozens of their Iraqi prisoners from Iraq to Syria, fearing that an attack by Iraqi troops on its northern stronghold of Mosul may be imminent, an Iraqi official said Wednesday even as the Sunni radical group lost 43 of its members in clashes with Peshmerga Kurdish troops near the strategic Mosul Dam.

Now, app that will come to users' aid when they forget keys

Washington, Nov 26 : A new app will now come to its users' aid if they get locked out of their own homes.

Kourtney Kardashian 'walks out' on long-term beau Scott Disick

London, Nov 26 : Kourtney Kardashian may be on the verge of a breakup with her boyfriend Scott Disick as she reportedly "walked out" on him.

'3 specific cells' combo behind breast cancer spread, confirm scientists

Washington, Nov 26 : In a new study, scientists have found that it is the specific trio of cells that causes breast cancer to spread.

Global online population crosses three billion mark: UN report

London, Nov 26 : According to a United Nations report, global population on the internet has crossed a three billion mark.

It wasn't 'love at first sight' with wife Chrissy Teigen for John Legend

Washington, Nov 26 : John Legend has confessed that he didn't feel like he met the woman of his life, when he met his now wife, Chrissy Teigen, 7 years back.

Scientists shed new light on how memory loss is inherited

Washington, Nov 26 : In a new study, scientists have provided new insight to understand how memory loss is inherited.

Problem gamblers share similar characteristics to people with personality disorders

Washington, Nov 26 : A new research has revealed that problem gambling and personality disorders often go hand in hand.

Kendra Wilkinson didn't know she had to have sex with Hugh Hefner

Washington, Nov 26 : Kendra Wilkinson has revealed that when she moved into Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion at the age of 18, she didn't know sex was involved.

Thanksgiving day turkeys can also be 'lifesavers'

Washington, Nov 26 : Turkey, which popularly makes the festive thanksgiving meal, is not only good in taste, but can also save your life, says a new study.

Apple may replace Google by Bing, Yahoo as default search provider

Washington, Nov 26 : Google faces the risk of losing its spot as the default search provider for Apple's Safari browser next year, a report said.

Victoria's Secret unveils new bra with 'heart rate monitor'

Washington, Nov 26 : Victoria's Secret has launched a new bra, which comes with a built in heart rate monitor.

Five killed in Yemen Shia-Sunni clash

Sanaa, Nov 26 : At least four gunmen belonging to the Sunni Al Ahmar tribe and one member of the Shia Houthi militia were killed Wednesday in clashes that broke out in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, according to a police source.

Bangladesh ex-minister arrested for Hajj criticism

London, Nov 26 : Former Bangladesh minister Abdul Latif Siddique has been arrested over remarks criticising the annual Hajj pilgrimage made by Muslims to Mecca.

Iraqi forces break IS siege on town

Baghdad, Nov 26 : Iraqi security forces Wednesday broke the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group's months-long siege of a town in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, provincial and security sources said.

Indian-origin student took bear's photos before it killed him

Washington, Nov 26 : An Indian-origin student in the US took photos of a bear while hiking in a US preserve before it mauled him to death, media reported.

'Indian-origin woman killing in Sydney too well-planned'

Sydney, Nov 26 : The case of an Indian woman's killing by her jilted NRI husband is being heard in Australia and the police report indicates that the incident was so well-planned that it could be viewed as nothing but a premeditated act.

China pledges increased engagement with Saarc

Kathmandu, Nov 26 : A senior Chinese official said here Wednesday that the country will continue to deepen its ties with South Asian countries and outlined extensive policies to engage in trade liberalisation and development.

Motherhood is 'cake' compared to what it's like to be baby, says new mom Eva Mendes

Washington, Nov 26 : Eva Mendes recently gushed about her newborn with Ryan Gosling, Esmeralda Amada Gosling, for the first time after her birth and joked that motherhood is like a cake compared to what it's like to be a baby.

43 IS militants killed in clashes with Iraqi Kurds

Mosul (Iraq), Nov 26 : At least 43 members of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group were killed in clashes with Peshmerga Kurdish troops near the strategic Mosul Dam near the northern Iraqi city by that name, a Kurdish leader said Wednesday.

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