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Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

Liberia president declares Ebola curfew

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 10:11

Liberia`s president has declared a curfew and ordered security forces to quarantine a slum home to at least 50,000 people as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.

Russia says rejects FIFA plea to cut World Cup venues

Russia says rejects FIFA plea to cut World Cup venues

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 08:39

Russia has rejected a FIFA recommendation to cut the number of host cities for the 2018 World Cup from 11 to nine and stadiums from 12 to 10, according to Russia sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports

FIFA to host global summit on ethics in sports

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 08:34

FIFA will host a conference on ethical sports leadership organized by the Brussels-based World Forum for Ethics in Business and cricket great Sachin Tendulkar is scheduled to attend the event.

Obama strategist jumps aboard controversial Uber app

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 05:00

A political strategist who ran US President Barack Obama`s winning campaign in 2008 has hopped on board at controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber.

Turkish president Gul tips FM Davutoglu to be next prime minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 01:56

Outgoing Turkish president Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was likely to take over as chairman of the ruling AK Party, and thus become the next prime minister.

Germany`s Merkel to visit Ukraine on Saturday

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 01:10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Saturday and meet with top officials, making her first visit to Ukraine since the crisis there erupted.

Pranab Mukherjee greets Afghanistan on its Independence Day

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:39

President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of Afghanistan on the eve of the Independence Day of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

Invest for cycling success, UCI president tells China

Invest for cycling success, UCI president tells China

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 11:42

Emulating British cycling success on the Olympic stage will not come cheap but China has the potential to be a major player in the sport if it commits the proper investment, International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Monday.

Obama urges Iraqis to unite because `the wolf``s at the door`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 05:17

US President Barack Obama urged Iraqis on Monday to quickly form an inclusive government to unite against Islamic militants, warning "the wolf`s at the door" and that US airstrikes can only accomplish so much.

Obama hails Syria arms destruction, vows vigilance

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 03:32

US President Barack Obama hailed the completion on Monday of the destruction of Syria`s chemical weapon stockpile, but said Washington would seek to ensure that Damascus fulfills all its commitments.

On vacation break, Obama discusses Iraq, Missouri

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 02:37

Taking a two-day break from summer vacation, President Barack Obama met with top advisers at the White House on Monday to review developments in Iraq and in racially charged Ferguson, Missouri, two trouble spots where Obama has ordered his administration to intervene.

Sonia Gandhi calls on President Pranab Mukherjee

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 01:28

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Monday called on President Pranab Mukherjee.