With a string of victories over Islamic State, Syria`s Kurds are proving themselves an ever more dependable ally in the US-led fight against the jihadists and building influence that will make them a force in Middle Eastern politics.
Shoojit Sircar's "Piku" has generated rave reviews and roaring applause from movie buffs. Actor Irrfan Khan says the response is a win both for the audience as also for a filmmaker who knows how to entertain and engage with a difference.
Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah claimed victory on Tuesday in Afghanistan`s disputed election, blaming fraud for putting him behind in preliminary results as fears rise of instability and ethnic unrest.
From the beaches to the capital, Costa Ricans poured into the streets Sunday to celebrate the national team`s historic World Cup victory over Greece that will put the team in the quarter finals for the first time.
Afghan security forces on Saturday claimed victory against a Taliban offensive in the country`s volatile Helmand province after days of fighting seen as a test for the country`s security forces as NATO-led troops pull out.
Nairo Quintana of Colombia is certain of Giro d`Italia victory barring any final stage disaster after preserving his handsome lead in Saturday`s penultimate 20th stage won by Australia`s Michael Rogers.
Nonito Donaire became the new world featherweight champion Saturday after defeating South Africa`s Simpiwe Vetyeka in Macau in a fight that saw the Filipino boxing star take victory on an anti-climactic technical decision.
Chris Paul missed just two shots in a stunning 32-point display as the Los Angeles Clippers blasted Oklahoma City Thunder 122-105 on Monday to seize a Game One victory in their Western Conference semi-final series.