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Brazilian soccer standings

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 26 : Following are the standings of the Brazilian Serie A championship after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua.


Fred strike secures Fluminense win

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 26 : Former Brazil striker Fred scored in second-half injury time as Fluminense defeated Atletico Paranaense 2-1 in the Brazilian Serie A championship.


French Ligue 1 standings

Paris, Oct 26 : Following are the standings of French Ligue 1 after matches Saturday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against and points), according to Xinhua.


German Bundesliga standings

Berlin, Oct 26 : Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua.


Botswana's incumbent president declared re-elected

Gaborone, Oct 26 : Botswana's incumbent President Seretse Khama Ian Khama was re-elected Sunday after his party, Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), won the majority of parliament seats in the country's 11th general elections Oct 24.


Bradley Cooper, Suki Waterhouse keen to settle down

Los Angeles, Oct 26 : Model Suki Waterhouse, who has been in a relationship with Bradley Cooper since 20 months, reportedly wants to buy a house with the actor.


Rummer Willis 'proud' of her sister

Los Angeles, Oct 26 : Actress Rummer Willis says she is "blown away" by her younger sister Tallulah Willis' strength and recovery following her recent stay in rehab.


Poland prolongs Polish soldiers mission in Central African Republic

Warsaw, Oct 26 : Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has signed a document prolonging the participation of Polish soldiers in the EU military operation in Central African Republic (CAR), media reported Saturday.


World Bank approves $75 mn for pastoralists in Horn of Africa

Nairobi, Oct 26 : The World Bank has approved an additional credit of $75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.


Brad Pitt had his first flight at 25

Los Angeles, Oct 26 : Actor Brad Pitt likes taking his kids around the globe for his work because he thinks travelling is educational and says that he had never been on a plane until he was 24 or 25.


Casper Smart finds it hard being JLo's former lover

Los Angeles, Oct 26 : Choreographer Casper Smart finds it "hard" to be singer Jennifer Lopez's former lover because people think he only had his job as a dance instructor because they were dating.


Slovakia to provide further financial help in fighting Ebola

Bratislava, Oct 26 : Slovakia planned to provide some 90,000 euros ($114,000) to countries affected by Ebola to help with the construction of field hospitals, foreign ministry said Saturday.


US launches 22 air strikes against IS positions in Iraq

Washington, Oct 26 : The US military has carried out 22 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) positions in Iraq and one in Syria over the past two days, the US Central Command said Saturday.


Hispanic leaders give Democrats ultimatum on deportation

Washington, Oct 26 : Hispanic leaders from a dozen US states have delivered an ultimatum to the Democratic Party, threatening to back an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, if Obama administration does not halt deportations of undocumented migrants.


German national IS fighter killed in Syria

Damascus, Oct 26 : A German national Islamic State (IS) fighter was killed Saturday during clashes with the Syrian troops in the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, media reported.


When Ozzy Osbourne was terrified of losing his wife

London, Oct 26 : Singer Ozzy Osbourne says he was terrified of losing his wife Sharon Osbourne when she suffered from "The Exorcist" like seizures while being treated for colon cancer.


Hugh Jackman worried about cutting himself on stage

London, Oct 26 : Actor Hugh Jackman is worried about cutting himself on stage when he has to prepare a trout for cooking during his Broadway play "The River".


Russia to develop advanced aircraft carrier by 2030

Moscow, Oct 26 : Russia has worked out a long-term military development programme that envisages construction of an advanced aircraft carrier for the Navy, a high-ranking military official said Saturday.


Mauritania closes border with Mali after Ebola death

Nouakchott, Oct 26 : Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after an Ebola death was confirmed in the border area this week, a health official said Saturday.


Three Turkish soldiers killed in raid by Kurdish rebels

Ankara, Oct 25 : Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a raid staged by rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeast Turkey Saturday, the Turkish armed forces said in a statement.


Number of Ebola cases crosses 10,000: WHO

Geneva, Oct 25 : The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed Saturday that the number of Ebola cases has risen to more than 10,000 in the eight affected countries, two of which, Nigeria and Senegal, had recently been declared free of the virus.


'Iran's n-rights part of possible comprehensive deal'

Tehran, Oct 25 : Iran will not give up an iota of its nuclear rights in the run-up to a possible comprehensive deal with other powers, senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said Saturday, media reported.


Sania-Cara enter WTA Finals summit clash

Singapore, Oct 25 : Indo-Zimbabwean women's doubles tennis combine Sania Mirza and Cara Black came back from three match points down to defeat Czech-Slovenian pair of Kveta Peschke and Katarina Srebotnik 4-6, 7-5, 11-9 to enter the summit clash of the WTA Finals here Saturday.


India-born Sundar Pichai is Google's new product chief

Washington, Oct 25 : In a major restructuring of Google management, India-born Sundar Pichai, who is already in-charge of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, has been made the chief of core Google products, according to a technology magazine.


Bremen fire coach Dutt

Berlin, Oct 25 : Bundesliga football club Werder Bremen fired their coach Robin Dutt Saturday following the team's nine-game winless start to the season.


Mali: Country with 300 Indians records first Ebola death

By Francis Kokutse, Accra (Ghana), Oct 25 : The authorities in the West African nation of Mali, where the Indian embassy says there are between 200 and 300 of its nationals, have confirmed the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl.


Williams to compete against Halep in final

Singapore, Oct 25 : After three sets of fierce competition with good friend Caroline Wozniacki, top seed Serena Williams managed to qualify for the WTA Championships final to be held Sunday.


Winning start by Advani in World billiards

Leeds, Oct 25 : Fresh from winning the points format title, Pankaj Advani began his campaign in the timed format of the World Billiards Championship with a workmanlike 701-510 win over fellow Indian Arun Agarwal in a Group C league match here Saturday.


Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga free two towns from IS

Baghdad, Oct 25 : Iraqi security forces and Kurdish Peshmerga freed two towns in northern and central Iraq Saturday after fierce clashes with militants of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation, a security source said.


Ex lover Casper Smart finds hard to live in Jennifer Lopez's shadow

Washington, Oct 25 : Jennifer Lopez's former lover, Casper Smart has admitted that it was hard to be known as Jennifer Lopez's "ex".


Putin in hurry to invade Ukraine over rumoured cancer fears

New York, Oct 25 : It is rumoured that Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancer of the spinal cord due to which he is in a hurry to invade Ukraine.


Backstreet Boys win legal battle, get hold of their recordings

Washington, Oct 25 : Backstreet Boys have finally won the long going legal battle and have successfully claimed the rights to the master recording of one of their biggest songs.


Was Tori Spelling's Ebola scare cover-up for 'nervous breakdown'?

Washington, Oct 25 : Tori Spelling's near and dear ones say that she is having a nervous breakdown.


EC announces five phased polling for Jharkhand and J-K

New Delhi, Oct.25 : The Election Commission on Saturday announced that elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand will be held in five-phases beginning from November 25.


Katie Price puts silicone implants on sale ahead of 7th boob job

London, Oct 25 : Katie Price has decided to put her silicone to good use and raise money for a breast cancer charity ahead of her seventh breast augmentation surgery.


President Obama hugs the Ebola-free nurse on her release

Washington, Oct 25 : President Obama recently congratulated a Dallas nurse, who has been rid of Ebola, when she visited the White house, by hugging her.


'Mentor' Usher 'not happy' with 'protege' Justin Bieber's antics

London, Oct 25 : Usher has recently admitted that he is not very happy with some of Justin Bieber's recent behavior and choices.


Blake Lively and hubby Ryan Reynolds wish 'normal childhood' for baby

London, Oct 24 : A source has revealed that Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds wish that their baby could have a "normal childhood".


Putin admits helping ousted Ukrainian President to flee to Russia in Feb

London, Oct 25 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has admitted that he helped ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to escape the violent protests and flee to Russia in February.


Canadian PM took cover in 'cupboard' during Ottawa shooting rampage

London, Oct 25 : Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper reportedly hid in a store cupboard during the recent gun attack inside the Parliament building in Ottawa.


Pakistan to continue trade with India despite cross border tensions

Islamabad, Oct 25 : Pakistan's Federal Minister for Commerce, Khurram Dastagir Khan, has said that the country will continue trade with India despite ongoing cross border tensions between the two nations.


Neil Patrick Harris speaks on getting nude in 'Gone Girl'

Washington, Oct 25 : Neil Patrick Harris recently explained the wisdom about acting "nude" after he showed off his nudity in the movie 'Gone Girl'.


'Nervous' Lady Gaga needed whiskey to calmly record album with Tony Bennett

Washington, Oct 25 : Lady Gaga has admitted being very nervous around Tony Bennett and confessed to keeping whiskey with her to calm her nerves.


KimK masters art of putting baby North to sleep

London, Oct 25 : Kim Kardashian has revealed that there were times when she found it tough to get baby North to sleep, but she has found a trick to take care of that.


Ryan O'Neal head butted Anjelica Huston during height of stormy romance

Washington, Oct 25 : Anjelica Huston has revealed in her upcoming memoir that nearly 40 years ago, her then boyfriend, Ryan O'Neal had turned on her, grabbed her and hit her on the forehead with the top his skull in a party at a Beverly Hills mansion.


Meet the Massachusetts man who beat one in 9.7 trillion odds to win same lottery twice

Washington, Oct 25 : A man from Massachusetts has beaten one in 9.7 trillion odds to win same lottery twice.


Pippa Middleton reveals secret behind her 'perfect butt'

Melbourne, Oct 25 : Pippa Middleton has revealed the four steps that help her to keep her famed butt in shape.


Sheikh Hasina leaves for UAE on three-day visit

Dhaka, Oct.25 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this morning on a three-day official visit, aiming to further strengthen Bangladesh's bilateral relations with the oil-rich Gulf nation and increase manpower export.


Judy Murray now people's favorite on 'Strictly Come Dancing'

London, Oct 25 : Judy Murray has been getting a flood of audience votes and has become the people's favorite on the BBC One show 'Strictly Come Dancing.'


Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government's offer

London, Oct 25 : Pro-democracy Protest leaders in Hong Kong would ballot their followers on whether they should accept the government's offer or end their protests.


Google CEO names Sundar Pichai as new head of products

Washington, Oct 25 : Google CEO Larry Page has reportedly transferred leadership of all cores Google products over to Sundar Pichai, who was formerly head of Android and Chrome OS.


Thousands attend Jamaat leader Ghulam Azam's funeral at Dhaka's Baitul Mokarram Mosque

Dhaka, Oct.25 : Hundreds of leaders and activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami and its front organisations attended the funeral of former war crimes convict and Jamaat chief Ghulam Azam at the Baitul Mokarram Naitonal Mosque here this afternoon.


21 countries including China, India sign MOU on Asian infrastructure development bank

Washington, Oct 25 : Twenty-One Asian countries including India, China, and Pakistan have signed an inter-governmental memorandum of understanding on the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank for regional development.


Russian weed maker buys Ebola.com for 200,000 dollars

Washington, Oct 25 : Businessman Jon Schultz has reportedly sold Ebola.com for a whopping amount of 200,000 dollars, which he bought for 13,500 dollars in 2008.


U.S. to investigate alleged use of chemical weapons by IS militants in Iraq

London, Oct 25 : The United States would inspect whether the Islamic State (IS) militant group used chemical weapons in Iraq, said U.S. secretary of State John Kerry.


Glenn Close saved sister from committing suicide decade ago

Washington, Oct 25 : Glenn Close saved her sister Jessie's life 10 years ago, when the latter came up to her and said that she couldn't stop killing herself.


Commonwealth chief on five-day visit to Sri Lanka

Colombo, Oct.25 : Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma is on a visit to Sri Lanka from October 25 to October 29 to brief the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the achievement of objectives and implementation of work set at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November 2013, the Commonwealth has said in a release.


Buddhist monk who abducted a 9-year-old boy in Sri Lanka remanded

Colombo, Oct.25 : A Buddhist monk, who was arrested for allegedly abducting a nine-year-old boy from the Batuwita area in Horana, has been remanded by a court until November 7.


'Trigger-happy' Pistorius would have killed sooner or later, claims Steenkamp's mother

London, Oct 25 : Oscar Pistorius' deceased girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's mother has claimed that the Paralympics runner would have shot someone else dead sooner of later.


Sri Lankan Navy Chief to leave for India tomorrow on official visit

Colombo, Oct.25 : Sri Lanka's Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, will leave for India tomorrow on a five-day visit.


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