Audrey Tautou not interested in spotlight

French actress Audrey Tautou feels uncomfortable on the red carpet and isn`t interested in that aspect of her career.

Rio Olympics in the spotlight as World Cup curtain drops

The Rio de Janeiro 2016 summer Olympics move firmly into the spotlight this week with the International Olympic Committee in town to monitor progress and the soccer World Cup wrapping up.

Unwanted fame for Herschelle Gibbs in Oscar Pistorius trial

Former South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs found himself under unexpected spotlight during the trial of Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Jennifer Hudson `feels more settled` in her thirties

Jennifer Hudson has revealed that she has embraced her thirties as she feels more settled.

India Art Summit spotlight on market

The market for art will be highlighted at the India Art Summit this week.

Spotlight on Taj Mahal`s marble cancer at IFFI

Jay Bajaj`s short environmental film "The man who saved the Taj Mahal" is being screened at the ongoing 41st International Film festival of India. The movie focuses on lawyer-activist M.C. Mehta`s solo battle to save the Taj Mahal, plagued by ‘marble cancer`.

K’taka: Spotlight on legal tangle on disqualification of MLAs continue

Amid prolonged uncertainty over the fate of the BJP government in Karnataka, a new single bench of HC will hear tomorrow the petitions filed by 11 rebel BJP MLAs challenging their disqualification, two days after a split verdict.

Furious flight attendant released on bail, grabs spotlight

Steven Slater, a flight attendant
who is now a folk hero of sorts after he cursed passengers,
grabbed a beer and dramatically activated an emergency chute
to flee from a plane at the JFK Airport here, is out on bail.

FIFA to investigate Zidane sending off

FIFA will open a disciplinary
investigation into Zinedine Zidane`s conduct in the World Cup
final, when he was sent off for head-butting Italy`s Marco

Anti-climatic end to legendary career

Sunday's World Cup Final started so well for Zinedine Zidane in his last match before retirement.

World Cup’s top scorer Klose to lowest

Germany striker Miroslav Klose finished top scorer at the World Cup with five goals.

For France, it was farway, so close

Italy beat France 5-3 on penalties in the World Cup final after the teams finished level at 1-1 after extra time in a dramatic encounter in which French playmaker Zinedine Zidane was sent off.

Zidane apologised to his Les Blues teammates

A repentant Zinedine Zidane is
believed to have apologised to his Les Blues teammates after
his vicious headbutt led to a sent-off and possibly cost
France the World Cup.

Germany grab third place with Portugal defeat

Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger scored two goals and forced the other as World Cup hosts Germany beat Portugal 3-1 to claim third place on Saturday (July 8).

Defensive play characteristic of World Cup 2006

The ongoing football World Cup will be remembered more for the covering tackles and clean sheets rather than the glittering goals.

Ronaldinho, Rooney rank among biggest disappointments

Zinedine Zidane rediscovered his game in Germany, while Ronaldinho left his in Barcelona. Fans behaved on the streets, yet referees couldn't cope with on-the-field cheats.

World cup dream over for ageing Ballack

Germany captain Michael Ballack
admits his dream of lifting the world cup is all but over as
he will be almost 34 when the 2010 world cup in South Africa
comes along.

Les Bleus not about to shake off France's blues

Back in the heady days of July 1998 when France's multi-ethnic soccer team won its first World Cup, political leaders predicted the victory would heal the nation's social divisions and overcome racial tensions.

ZZ factor will tip balance in France's favour: Sagnol

Willy Sagnol reckons Sunday's World Cup final between France and Italy is an evenly balanced affair apart from one crucial factor - Zinedine Zidane.

World Record-breaking Argentine referee ready for final

Record-breaking Argentine referee Horacio Elizondo is likely to be the most important and controversial man on the pitch in Sunday's World Cup final between Italy and France.

Army of veterans take a bow in contrasting notes

A chosen few have the golden chance to ride into their international retirement as World Cup champions.

Messi gets coy about World Cup exit

Argentine striker Lionel Messi returned home on Thursday (July 6) a disappointed man, after his country was kicked out of the World Cup at the quarter final stage.

Del Piero revved up for career-defining moment

Italy's Alessandro Del Piero says that taking part in the World Cup final will represent the greatest moment of his career.

As Germany near finale, South Africa gear up

As the World Cup draws to a close in Germany, all eyes will be on South Africa which in 2010 will be the first African country to host the championship.

Ballack suffers agony of World Cup loss a second time

Two World Cups, no finals, a whole lot of regret. Four years after he was forced to watch Germany lose 2-0 to Brazil because he'd been banned from the World Cup final, Michael Ballack saw his second chance at the title match slip when Italy's Fabio Grosso scored the winner in the last minutes of extra time in the Dortmund semifinal.

Ronaldo made target of public ire

Cristiano Ronaldo, a hate figure in England after his involvement in Wayne Rooney's sending off, discovered that the animosity has spread well beyond English shores.

Narrow defeat difficult for Figo to digest

Portugal star Luis Figo reflected on the thin line between success and failure after a penalty by former Real Madrid clubmate Zinedine Zidane sent France through to the World Cup final 1-0 at his own country's expense.

Zidane short-listed for Golden Ball award

France playmaker Zinedine Zidane, who will end his glorious career in the World Cup final against Italy on Sunday, has been short-listed for the prestigious FIFA Golden Ball award.

Deco, Costinha back for Portugal semis

First task for Portugal ahead of their World Cup semi final against France - forget the past.

Carlos calls it quits from Brazil squad

Brazil defender Roberto Carlos has announced he is retiring from international football following his country's World Cup quarter-final defeat against England.