India name 18-member women's team for Hawke's Bay Cup hockey
India name 18-member women's team for Hawke's Bay Cup hockey

India today named a 18-member women's hockey team to be led by midfielder Ritu Rani for the Hawke's Bay Cup to be played in New Zealand from the April 11th to 19.

Besides India, the tournament will also feature Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, Korea, USA and hosts New Zealand.

Argentina unions launch transport strike over tax burden

 Transport unions in Argentina launched a 24-hour strike at midnight Monday over a tax regime they say hurts the lowest earners. 

Ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu goes missing in S America, family appeals for help

Ace climber Malli Mastan Babu has reportedly gone missing from Andes Mountains in South America, triggering fears about his safety.

 Argentina manage without Lionel Messi in win over El Salvador
Argentina manage without Lionel Messi in win over El Salvador

Argentina rested superstar Lionel Messi but were still too powerful for El Salvador in a 2-0 friendly win over the Central American minnows at Fedex Field here Saturday.

Argentine court confirms dismissal of case against president

 An Argentine appeals court on Thursday upheld a lower court`s decision to dismiss the case against President Cristina Kirchner on accusations that she shielded Iranian officials from prosecution over a 1994 Jewish center bombing.

Two Argentines among dead in French Alps plane crash

 Two Argentines were on the Germanwings flight that crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps, killing all 150 on board, an Argentine diplomat said.

Lionel Messi fit for Argentina friendlies, say Barcelona
Lionel Messi fit for Argentina friendlies, say Barcelona

Fears that Argentina captain Lionel Messi had sustained a foot injury during Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Real Madrid in the Liga “clasico” on Sunday were allayed on Monday by his club.

UK `military lobby` behind Falklands beef-up: Argentina

Argentina said Tuesday that Britain`s plan to beef up its defenses in the Falkland Islands was a wasteful initiative pushed through by the military lobby.

Britain says to "beef up" defence of disputed Falkland Islands

Britain plans to "beef up" its defences of the disputed Falkland Islands to ensure they are properly protected, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday, in comments likely to irk Argentina which still lays claim to the archipelago. 

More secrets may lurk at suspected Nazi hideout in Argentina

An Argentine archaeologist who discovered what he thinks was a hideout built for German Nazis to flee to after World War II said more dark secrets may be buried there.

563 convictions since 2006 for Argentine junta crimes

A total of 563 people have been convicted in Argentina since 2006 for rights violations committed under the country's brutal 1976-1983 military dictatorship, justice officials said Saturday.

American teens' film on India trip leads to global clean-up project

"It's like the Sundance or Cannes of film festivals that are open to the public through a government website," joked President Barack Obama as he welcomed young filmmakers to the second annual White House Film Festival. Among the 15 official selections screened Friday at the premiere emceed by Indian-American actor Kal Penn and Terrence J was "Generation Change", a film made by two teenagers after two trips to India.

Plane crash in Uruguay leaves at least seven dead

A small Argentine plane carrying 10 people crashed shortly after takeoff Thursday from a resort in neighboring Uruguay, leaving at least seven dead, authorities said Thursday.

Maxi Rodriguez among trio added to Argentina tour squad for football friendlies
Maxi Rodriguez among trio added to Argentina tour squad for football friendlies

Winger Maxi Rodriguez, a veteran of three World Cups, was one of three home-based players Argentina coach Gerardo Martino added to his squad for friendlies against El Salvador and Ecuador, the Argentine FA said on Tuesday.

Hockey India remembers 1975 World Cup winning team
Hockey India remembers 1975 World Cup winning team

Forty years back on March 15, 1975, the Indian men's hockey team accomplished a historic feat by beating Pakistan 2-1 in the World Cup final to earn the title of champions. Remembering the occasion and achievement, Hockey India (HI) congratulated the team.

Painful wait for French stars, crew stranded in Argentina

The surviving cast and crew of the ill-fated reality show "Dropped" wander aimlessly around their hotel, waiting to testify on the accident that killed their friends and colleagues, then return home to France.

Italy back into FIFA top 10
Italy back into FIFA top 10

Germany remain top of the world rankings in the latest list released by football`s governing body FIFA on Thursday. The World Cup holders head a top 10 which is unchanged from last month`s standings, with the exception of the return of Italy, who push Spain down into 11th place.

Germany is poised for more success: Mario Gotze
Germany is poised for more success: Mario Gotze

Mario Gotze, who will forever be known as the man who won the 2014 World Cup after scoring the winning goal in the final, believes the Germany team is poised for even more success in the future.

French experts go to Argentina to probe reality TV tragedy

 French air investigators headed Wednesday to Argentina to probe a collision between two helicopters which killed ten people, including three of France`s best-known sports personalities, as they took part in a reality TV show.

Argentina to make military drones

 Argentina will manufacture locally designed military drones, according to an announcement Tuesday in the official government gazette.