We want Iran cooperation, not meddling, Gulf Arabs tell Kerry

 Iran`s nuclear deal should bring stability and "good neighbourliness" rather than interference, Gulf Arab states told US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday as they began talks on the merits of its historic accord with world powers.

 Moroccan dies trying to reach Spain in suitcase

A Moroccan man suffocated while being smuggled to Spain in a suitcase stowed in the boot of a car, the Spanish government said on Monday.

 India retains June-Sept Monsoon rainfall forecast in likely drought year

India has retained its forecast for this year`s monsoon rains at 88 percent of the long-period average, the weather office said on Monday, adding the El Nino weather pattern could strengthen during the rest of the season.

Terry Walsh brushes off Arsenal`s Shield success

Chelsea captain John Terry has warned Arsenal that their Community Shield victory over the champions will count for nothing once the real action starts in the Premier League this weekend.

Jose Mourinho`s team were well below their best as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain`s first-half strike gave Arsenal a 1-0 win in the prestigious pre-season friendly at Wembley on Sunday.

Key Olympic powerbroker urges US bid for 2024

The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the United States to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead with plans to bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

 Barnacles on debris could provide clues to missing MH370: Experts

Barnacles encrusted on a piece of plane debris that washed up on the French island of Reunion might help unravel the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew on board.

West Brom move can boost chances of England return: Rickie Lambert

Striker Rickie Lambert is hopeful his move to West Bromwich Albion will help him win back his place in Roy Hodgson`s England set-up.

The 33-year-old joined West Brom from Liverpool on a two-year deal on Friday, becoming the Baggies` third signing of the close season after James Chester and James McClean.

He fell off Roy Hodgson`s radar soon after moving to boyhood club Liverpool last season, where he found his opportunities limited to just seven Premier League starts under Reds manager Brendan Rodgers.

 Russia critical of US plan to give rebels air cover in Syria

Russia on Monday criticised US plans to provide together with Turkey air cover for Syrian rebels, saying any support for rivals of Russian ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hampered Damascus` fight against Islamic State. 

Brendan Rodgers hails promising start by new strikeforce

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has expressed his delight with Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino after the forwards made their first-team debuts in the club`s final warm-up match before the new Premier League season.

Arsenal can challenge for League title, feels Chelsea's Gary Cahill

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill feels Arsenal could mount a strong challenge for the Premier League title, following the champions` 1-0 defeat to their bitter rivals in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

"They`ve started well, they`ve got a good squad and I think they`ll be one of many pushing at the top this season," the 29-year-old was quoted as saying on Chelsea`s website (www.chelseafc.com).