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Kevin Pietersen will not earn England recall - Paul Downton

England managing director Paul Downton says there is no chance Kevin Pietersen will be recalled to the England set-up under new coach Peter Moores. Pietersen, who was discarded after the 5-0 Ashes defeat in Australia, said last week he was hopeful of a ...


3 hr 04 min ago

Search resumes after deadliest accident ever on Everest claims 13 lives

Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide today after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll to at least 13 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.


3 hr 47 min ago

MH370 search: Malaysia to ink pact with Australia on probe

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Australia are expected to sign an agreement specifying who would handle the wreckage and black box of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, missing since March 8, if they are recovered. Department of Civil Aviation ...


4 hr 37 min ago

An American plane in Iran explained by Tehran

Despite the Islamic Republic's off-limit trade status, a US corporate jet was spotted on the tarmac of a major airport in Tehran, fueling speculation in aviation and political circles as to how and why the aircraft got there. Following news on Tuesday of a US ...


4 hr 55 min ago

Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis. More News. Read more World News. In an interview on state television shown Saturday, ...


5 hr 23 min ago

Syria army advances in Homs as car bomb kills 14

A good review of the prominent leaders in the Middle East, including Bashar Al-Assad, Muammar Al... Now R234.00 buy now. Damascus - Syrian army forces advanced on Friday around rebel-held areas of the Old City of Homs, as a car bomb hit a ...


5 hr 43 min ago

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

FILE - This file photo provided on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Prix Bayeux and dated Oct. 9, 2012, shows French journalist Didier Francois gesturing during a debate held in Bayeux, western France, as part of the Prix Bayeux Award. President Francois ...


Yesterday22:00

A galaxy full of Earths?

(CNN) -- The amazing discoveries from NASA's Kepler planet-hunting space telescope keep rolling in. The latest, announced this week by astronomers, is the discovery of a planet just 10% larger than the Earth orbiting in the so-called "habitable zone" of the ...


Yesterday19:51

Algeria fails to surprise

A forth-term president for Algeria, re-elected in spite of failing health. The other candidates thought one of them might really have a chance to succeed Abdelaziz Bouteflika this time. Swiss RTS. Algeria, an economic paradox. Among the richest in the region's ...


Yesterday15:56

Vermont Breaks Ground to Become First State to Label GMOs

The Vermont Senate has voted in favor of approving H.112, legislation that would require the labeling of GMO foods in the state. According to the Center for Food Safety (CFS), “minor changes made by the Senate must still be approved by the state House, ...


Yesterday10:57

Words alone will not heal divisions in Ukraine, nor Russia's rift with the West

The foreign ministers of Russia, the US, European Union and Ukraine agreed on Thursday in Geneva on a deal to pull Ukraine back from the brink of a civil war which could spill over into a wider conflict sucking in the great powers. "Pro-Russian" ...


Yesterday10:53

Deadly Delay: 30-Minute Wait Before Evacuation

epa04170835 A handout picture provided by the South Korean Coast Guard on 18 April 2014 shows ferry Sewol's captain Lee Jun-Seok (3-R) receiving help from maritime policemen to escape after the ferry sank in waters off Jindo Island in the southwestern ...


Yesterday10:41

Everest avalanche: 12 bodies retrieved from snow so far, say officials

In this photograph taken on Dec 4, 2009, Mount Everest is seen from the Kalapattar Plateau some 140km northeast of Kathmandu. At least 12 Nepalese guides preparing routes up Mount Everest for commercial climbers were killed Friday, April 18, 2014, ...


Yesterday10:37

NASA discovers “Earth-like” planet - A

NASA scientists discovered Kepler-186f, considered the most “Earth-like” planet detected so far. (Photo courtesy: NASA). Tweet. Text size A A A. Staff writer, Al Arabiya News Friday, 18 April 2014. U.S.-based scientists have discovered a “rocky” new planet, ...


Yesterday10:21

Chinese FM expresses condolences over death of Garcia Marquez

BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman on Friday expressed condolences over the death of Nobel Prize-winning Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Garcia Marquez passed away Thursday in his home in Mexico City at ...


Yesterday10:04

Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?

It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion. So why is it called Good Friday? According to the Bible, the son of God was flogged, ordered to carry the cross on which he would be crucified and then put to death. It's difficult to see what is ...


Yesterday09:25

Defence's forensic expert faulted during trial

The prosecutor at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee Olympian, cross-examined one of the defense's forensic experts Thursday. Chief prosecutor Gerrie questioned materials analyst and former policeman Roger Dixon on his findings ...


Yesterday09:00

No Other AUVs Better Than Bluefin-21 To Operate At 4500 M - Expert

PERTH, April 18 (Bernama) -- The Bluefin-21 deployed in the underwater search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean is considered the best autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for such an operation. Charitha ...


Yesterday05:57

Russia, West reach deal to ease Ukraine crisis

Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal on de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis, in a ray of hope for the former Soviet Republic that has plunged into chaos. The agreement reached in Geneva comes as a strong contrast to ...


Yesterday05:52

Divers enter South Korean ferry in search for survivors

Divers enter the water as part of the rescue operation. Nearly 300 people are still missing and at least 25 confirmed dead after a passenger ferry carrying hundreds of teenagers sank off the southern coast of South Korea on Wednesday. Photograph: Kim ...

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