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Van Persie fit to play Spain in World Cup

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 13:23

Robin van Persie had a disappointing season with Manchester United, suffering from several injuries, but is ready to conquer Spain in the first match of the Netherlands at the World Cup June 13 in Salvador, he said here Sunday.

Floods kill nine in Brazil

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 08:42

Heavy rains and flooding in Brazil`s southern state of Parana have claimed the lives of nine people and affected more then 51,418 residents across 74 towns, authorities said Monday.

I want to win a medal at 2016 Rio Olympics, says Pinki Jangra

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 20:58

Haryana boxer Pinki Jangra recently caused a major upset at the selection trials in Patiala for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, when she stunned Olympic bronze-medallist Mary Kom. Many don’t know, but it wasn’t Pinki’s first win over the five-time World Champion. As a 19-year-old, she had defeated Mary in the quarters of the Nationals.

Hundreds of thousands of evangelicals march in Rio

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 04:11

Hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians held a "March for Jesus" Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, a show of their churches` growing heft in the world`s largest Roman Catholic country.

Police `panty gang` dismantled in Brazil

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 02:11

Six police officers in Rio de Janeiro have been arrested on charges of stopping trucks carrying women`s underwear, stealing their merchandise and extorting money from their drivers.

Brazil keeper backs official World Cup ball

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 09:22

Brazil`s goalkeeper Julio Cesar has backed the official World Cup football, playing down possible worries over the performance of the adidas-made Brazuca.

Bad food confiscated from Italy, England World Cup hotels

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 12:33

Brazilian health and safety officials raided the England and Italy team hotels for next month`s World Cup and confiscated fish, butter, ham and other food past their sell-by dates.

TR Zeliang takes oath as Nagaland CM; Narendra Modi congratulates

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 08:43

Senior Naga People`s Front leader TR Zeliang was sworn-in as Nagaland`s new Chief Minister, a day after Neiphiu Rio submitted his resignation to Governor Ashwani Kumar after his election to the Lok Sabha.

Neiphiu Rio resigns, TR Zeliang appointed as Nagaland Chief Minister

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:43

Newly-elected lone Member of Lok Sabha from Nagaland and incumbent Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio tendered his resignation from CM`s post.

Valcke begins final FIFA World Cup venue tour

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 09:03

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has started an all-stop tour of Brazil`s 12 World Cup venues as organizers race to ensure stadiums are ready for football`s showpiece event.

Rio Tinto set to finalise $20 bn Guinea iron ore project

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 14:00

Global mining giant Rio Tinto says it is set to finalise a USD 20 billion deal to develop the world`s biggest untapped iron-ore deposit in Guinea

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio wins state`s lone LS seat

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 15:05

Ruling Naga People`s Front (NPF) nominee and Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio has emerged victorious for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state.