Cuddly mascots set for the chop in Japan

Dozens of state-funded cuddly mascots could be culled in western Japan after a local authority found the public doesn`t recognise many of them, as managers look to rein in an obsession with cuteness.

Rio to launch Olympic volunteer programme in August

The Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic organising committee is set to launch its Games volunteer programme in August.

Gujarat polls: EC unveils mascots

Gujarat State Election Commission on Wednesday introduced mascots "Shri Mat" and "Shri Mati" to create awareness.